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Wythenshawe toddler death inquiry “truly distressing”

Screenshot_2017-08-30-09-38-09Police investigating the death of a toddler in Wythenshawe have described the inquiry as “truly distressing”.

A post-mortem examination found the boy, who was found dead at a house in Beaford Road on Sunday , died of multiple stab wounds.

A man and woman left the house to go to hospital before police arrived.

A woman, aged 30, arrested on suspicion of murder remains in hospital, said police. A 31-year-old man also arrested on suspicion of murder has been released without charge.

Formal identification has taken place and the boy’s family are being supported by specially-trained officers, said police.

Det Insp Carl Jones of Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said: “The family wish for their privacy to be respected at this time and I’d ask that people do not speculate around the boy’s identity to allow them to grieve and come to terms with this tragedy.

“We have one person under arrest, but need those who have not yet passed on information to come forward.”

The police force has referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission as it had previously been called to the property according to the BBC.

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Woman in court charged with murder of Wythenshawe man

Screenshot_2017-08-30-08-52-32A woman has appeared in court in connection with the death of a man in Wythenshawe.

Michelle Ingham, aged 46, of Maismore Road, Wythenshawe, appeared before magistrates in Manchester charged with the murder of 47-year-old Kai Gareth Prothero.

Mr Prothero was found dead at a house in Maismore Road on Thursday August 24. Ingham was remanded in custody.

Arsonist jailed for Wythenshawe Hall “mindless attack”

Jeremy TaylorA Baguley man who caused millions of pounds worth of damage to historic Wythenshawe Hall in an arson attack has been jailed.
Jeremy Taylor, aged 28, of Hall Lane, Baguley was sentenced today to four-and-half-years after setting fire to the Grade II list building last March

He previously pleaded guilty to arson.

The court heard how shortly before 3.30am on Tuesday 15 March 2016, Taylor used newspaper and matches to start five separate fires around the Tudor manor. Read More…

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…

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