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Contaminated blood inquiry: “People should go to jail” says Wythenshawe victim

16701439376_6112956332_qA public inquiry into contaminated blood leading to the deaths of thousands of people has been welcomed by a Wythenshawe victim who has called for perpetrators to be jailed over the scandal.

A recent parliamentary report found that  about 7,500 patients, who had been given blood transfusions were infected by imported blood products contaminated with plasma from donors including prison inmates in the US, who sold their blood.

More than 2,400 people have died from Hepatitis and HIV caused by the blood contamination.

As previously reported by the Wythenshawe Reporter, two of the victims are Fred Bates and Peter Mossman, both from Wythenshawe.

And  the government has announced a public inquiry will be launched to get to the bottom of the cause of the scandal more than 30 years ago, described as the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS. Read More…

UPDATE: Re Police appeal for information about Wythenshawe woman missing since Sunday night

19424495_1700851249955316_3321737653819129518_nUPDATE: Gail Simpson has now been found safe and well.

Police are concerned about a woman who has been missing from her home in Wythenshawe since Sunday.

Gail Simpson, aged 32  was last seen at 7-46pm on Sunday 25th June 2017 leaving Roundthorn Metrolink Station in Wythenshawe.

She is described as being white, medium build, 5’4” tall with long brown hair tied up in a pony tail. She was last seen wearing a white & black blouse, black jeans, black jacket and black boots.

Gail has not been in contact with her family since Sunday evening and she did not turn up to work on Monday morning.

Police said: “They are understandably very worried about Gail as this is very out of character for her. We know that she had been for a drink in Chorlton before getting the Metrolink to Roundthorn.”

Anyone with information should contact the police on 101 and quote incident log 1043 of 26/6/17.

Family pay tribute to “extremely loved” Wythenshawe man, Shaun Murphy

ShaunMurphyThe family of a man who died after being stabbed in Wythenshawe has paid tribute to him.

Police and ambulance services attended and found 38-year-old Shaun Murphy, who was taken to hospital where he sadly died some time later.Shortly before 2.30am on Saturday 17 June 2017, police were called to Greenbrow Road, Newall Green to reports that a man had been stabbed.

Paying tribute to him, his family said: “Shaun was a kind, helpful and loving son, father, brother and uncle and he was always there to help whenever you needed him. He loved to go to work but most of all he cared about being a good father to his son Matthew.

“He loved to make people laugh and was always the joker, with silly nicknames for everyone he knew. He never went out looking for trouble or drama, he was just happy and enjoying his life.

“Shaun is extremely loved and will be truly missed by everyone who knew him.”

Police are continuing to appeal for anyone with any information to get in touch with police on 0161 856 9283, or alternatively call 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

‘Rogue employee’ caught fly-tipping costs Wythenshawe firm £800

picmapA Manchester company has been ordered to pay a penalty of more than £800, after admitting to fly-tipping  in Wythenshawe.

Wrafter Building Services Ltd, of Parkend Road, Wythenshawe, pleaded guilty to fly-tipping at a hearing on 13 June 2017, at Manchester Magistrates Court. Read More…

“Hope must win” – Wythenshawe head teacher’s defiant message following family’s terror ordeal

MEAThe principal of a Wythenshawe academy school whose family were injured following  Monday night’s bomb attack at the Manchester Arena has spoken about their ordeal.

Manchester Enterprise Academy principal James Eldon praised NHS staff after his wife underwent surgery following the attack at the Ariana Grande concert which left 22 dead and 59 injured.

Mr Eldon also praised a taxi driver who drove his wife to hospital. Mrs Eldon was at the concert with their daughter.

The family’s ordeal comes just weeks after Mr Eldon himself was caught up in the Westminster attack. Mr Eldon was in the House of Commons when a man drove into tourists on Westminster Bridge before killing a police officer in March.

Manchester Lord Mayor pays tribute to victims of “most horrific incident” faced by the city

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Manchester’s Lord Mayor and Wythenshawe councillor, Eddy Newman, has paid tribute to victims.of the bombing in the city which has so far left 22 dead and dozens injured.

And the William Temple Church in Wythenshawe Civic Centre, Simonsway is open this morning or anyone who would like to light a candle, or spend time in reflection and prayer.

 

The city council’s deputy leader and fellow Wythenshawe councillor, Sue Murphy added:

Greater Manchester Police suspect the attack, in the foyer of the Manchester Arena following a concert by the singer Ariana Grande was carried out by a suicide bomber.

Chief Constable, Ian Hopkins said the incident was being treated as a terrorist attack conducted by one man. In a statement, he said: ““This has been the most horrific incident we have had to face in Greater Manchester and one that we all hoped we would never see.

“Families and many young people were out to enjoy a concert at the Manchester Arena and have lost their lives. Our thoughts are with those 22 victims that we now know have died, the 59 people who have been injured and their loved ones. We continue to do all we can to support them. They are being treated at eight hospitals across Greater Manchester.

“This is a fast-moving investigation and we have significant resources deployed to both the investigation and the visible patrols that people will see across Greater Manchester as they wake up to news of the events last night. This will include armed officers as people would expect. More than 400 officers have been involved in this operation during the night.”

Organisations and people across Wythenshawe have given their reaction  to the events on social media, including councillors, schools, colleges, sports clubs.

Entertainer Rowetta,  expressed solidarity with the victims.

Manchester stands with London in tribute to terror attack victims

WythenshawCllr-Sue-Murphy-2012-190x190e councillor and Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council, Sue Murphy has announced a vigil will take place tonight at Manchester Town Hall in solidarity with the people of London and in remembrance of those who lost their lives and were injured during yesterday’s attack.

During the vigil on Albert Square, the town hall will be lit red, white and blue, and the flag will fly at half-mast in tribute. Read More…

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