Category: Crime

Brave sexual assault victim praised by police after Wythenshawe man is jailed

BarnesA 79-year-old Wythenshawe man has been jailed after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a four year-old girl in the 1990s.

Kenneth Barnes  of Selstead Road in Wythenshawe was today sentenced to nine-years in prison after being found guilty of seven counts of sexual assault at a previous court hearing .

His victim, who was four and five years-old and in foster care when she was sexually assaulted and orally raped by Barnes, came forward years later and reported him to police having been traumatised by his behaviour.

£20,000 reward offered to solve mystery of missing Martin Joyce

Detectives are offering a £20,000 reward in a hunt for the truth about Manchester man, Martin Joyce, who mysteriously disappeared nearly 20 years ago.  

Today (23 September 2018) would have been Martin Joyce’s 48th birthday. Back in September 1999 – when he was 29 – he gave his sister, Mary a lift before going to Ancoats for a night out. Little did she know that was the last time she’d ever see him. He had visited his other sister, Helen McDonagh a week earlier in Wythenshawe.

Nineteen years later, officers are no closer to finding out exactly what happened to Martin on that fateful night but information received a few years ago leads them to believe he was murdered after being assaulted at the Bank of England Pub.

Wythenshawe brothers jailed for running fake pill factory

s300_DrugsTwo brothers from Baguley in Wythenshawe have been jailed for selling fake steroids and other drugs.

Daniel Hackland, wife Jenna and his brother Matthew Hackland, from Redburn Drive, Baguley pleaded guilty to seven counts between them of producing and supplying unlicensed class C drugs, unlicensed medicines and money laundering.

Daniel and Matthew were jailed for four and a half and three years respectively. Jenna Hackland was given an 18 months jail sentence suspended for 2 years and 100 hours of unpaid work.