Serious Incident in Orrell


This message is in relation to the horrific murder of 18 year old student Ellen Higginbottom in Orrell. You will have heard this devastating news over the weekend and we wish to send our deepest sympathies to Ellen’s family and friends. We also have the staff and students at Winstanley College in our thoughts.

Teams from across the council have been working with GMP over the weekend and we are sharing the following statement from GMP to offer you some reassurance:

‘There is no direct threat to any educational establishment as a result of the tragic events that have occurred at Orrell Water Park.  There are continued high visibility police patrols at this location and in the vicinity of educational establishments also, these will continue into Monday and the coming week’. Should anyone wish to place flowers or messages of condolence there is now an assigned location at Greenslate Road at the junction with Tracks Lane.




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