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Sunday, 17 February, 2002, 17:13 GMT
Four charged after teenager dies
Landseer Street, Glodwick
Gavin Hopley died in hospital six days after the attack
Four men have been charged with the murder of a teenager in Oldham.

Gavin Hopley died in hospital on Friday six days after he was attacked in the Glodwick area of Oldham, Greater Manchester.

The 19-year-old from Heywood, near Bury, suffered head injuries and failed to regain consciousness at the North Manchester General Hospital.

The four men charged with murder were arrested on Saturday and will appear before Oldham magistrates on Monday.

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They are Mohammed Zubair and Abdul Hashan, both 22, of Park Road in Oldham.

Also accused are 29-year-old Abdul Hafiz, of Marlborough Street, and 20-year-old Mohammed Foulmiah, of Greenhill Terraces, both in Glodwick.

Three other men appeared in court on Saturday charged with assault causing grievous bodily harm to Mr Hopley.

Police asked for more time to question them and they were remanded in custody until Tuesday.

The three are Pongki Miah, 38, and Suleiman Hussain, 34, both of Landseer Street in the Glodwick area of Oldham, and Ruhel Miah, 21, of Frederick Street in Coppice, Oldham.

Two teenagers have also been charged in connection with the incident.

They are Zallal Uddin, 18, of Park Road, Oldham, who is charged with theft and a 17-year-old youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, who is accused of violent disorder.

Both appeared before magistrates in Oldham on Wednesday and were remanded in custody until February 20.


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