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Well, what a plonker! Roman “centurion” arrested for drink driving in Wythenshawe

14713600_1358214874218957_3712206343258111639_nIt could have been a scene from classic sitcom Only Fools and Horses, on Friday when a man was arrested for drink diving dressed as a Roman centurion.

The incident kept cops amused when they charged the driver caught in his latter-day chariot on Portway, Wythenshawe.

The incident will remind some classic comedy fans of scenes from Only Fools and Horses. In one episode, hapless Rodney Trotter is caught indulging wife Cassandra’s fantasy dressing as Russel Crowe from Gladiator. And in another classic moment, Rodney and wheeler-dealer Del Boy run through the streets of Peckham as Batman and Robin.

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Fund raising appeal launched for funeral of young Wythenshawe dad

UntitledFriends and family of Matthew Summerfield, who died after a street fight in Wythenshawe, aged 28, have launched an appeal to help pay for his funeral.

The appeal, launched by Karina Ryan  on the Just Giving website hopes to raise £2,000. Read More…

Man who tried to drive stolen car down wrong side of M-way is jailed

Drew McWilliamsA Wythenshawe man who tried to drive down the wrong side of the motorway in a stolen BMW and smashed into a police car has been jailed for three years. 

Drew McWilliam (25) of Cotefield Road, Wythenshawe was sentenced yesterday, Monday 25 September 2017, was jailed for three years for handling stolen property and one year for dangerous driving, to be served concurrently.

Manchester Crown Court at Minshull Street was shown footage of him running from a stolen car. He was found guilty following a three-day trial.

On 29 October 2016, McWilliam was spotted driving a stolen BMW from a home in Timperley and changed its plates in Wythenshawe, before driving onto the M6. Read More…

Man in court over attack on Wythenshawe doctor

73d0d3362d94fb78079e51f711f7aa2da1593e730fc53604e0f82b03610038dd_4110195A man has appeared in court in connection with the attack on a Wythenshawe Hospital doctor when he attended a Mosque in Altrincham on Sunday.

Ian Anthony Rook, aged 28, of no fixed address, was remanded in custody until October when he will appear at Manchester Crown Court. Read More…

Two in custody following stabbing of Wythenshawe doctor attending mosque

2643922800_962838c834_zTwo people are being questioned by police following the stabbing of a surgeon, who works at Wythenshawe Hospital, when he was attending a mosque in Altrincham. Read More…

Men jailed after subjecting taxi driver to robbery ordeal

BurrowsMacdonald montageA taxi driver was left afraid to go back to work after he was attacked and robbed by two men and a teenage girl in Woodhouse Park, Wythenshawe.

Samuel Burrows, aged 21, of no fixed address was jailed for three years and six months and Calvin Macdonald aged 20 of Stoneacre Road, Wythenshawe was jailed for two years, both for robbery. Read More…

Man taken to hospital with head injuries after collision with motorbike in Brooklands

Screenshot_2017-09-04-12-02-54Police are investigating an incident in Brooklands yesterday when a man was left left with serious head injuries following a collision with a motorcycle.

In a statement issued last night, Greater Manchester Police said: “Officers were first called to Ferndown Road at around 6.15pm  after a motorcyclist knocked down a pedestrian. The man who was hit suffered serious head injuries and was taken to hospital. Ferndown Road was shut while officers worked at the scene.”

The man had been on the pavement when he was hit by the motorbike. The biker fled the scene.

Ferndown Road was cordoned between it’s junctions with Altrincham Road and Wythenshawe Road for about two hours, while paramedics treated the injured man an police carried out inquiries.

 

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