Police investigating an attack on a 17-year-old boy in Wythenshawe which left him seriously injured have made two arrests.
Shortly before 9pm on Wednesday 14 February 2018, police were called to Oatlands Road to reports that a 17-year-old boy had been assaulted by a group of people.
The boy was taken to hospital with serious head injuries, where he remains in a serious condition.
Today, Friday 16 February 2018, police have arrested a 20 year-old man and a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of attempted murder.
Detective Chief Inspector Alan Clitherow, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “Following this brutal attack on a 17-year-old boy a team of detectives set about finding those responsible.
“Today we have made two arrests.
“Our investigation is still continuing however and the team are working tirelessly to find out what exactly lead to this 17-year-old boy fighting for his life.”
Anybody with information should contact police on 101, quoting incident number 1928 of 14/02/18, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Macmillan Cancer Research Centre in Wythenshawe is undergoing a major extension to support more people whose lives are blighted by the disease.
The centre is based in the grounds of Wythenshawe Hospital and is a vital service to individuals and their families who are living with cancer.
The new-look centre in the grounds of Wythenshawe Hospital will provide a much larger activity space and an additional therapy/meeting room, when the £338million refurbishment is complete.
The Macmillan team will be able to offer more counselling, complementary therapies, cancer survivorship programmes and benefits and financial advice sessions.
Debbie Smith, Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre Manager at Wythenshawe Hospital, said:” This investment is a fantastic opportunity to expand the centre and, more importantly, help us enhance the service we provide to meet the needs, not just physical and clinical, but also financial, emotional and psychological, of even more people affected by cancer in South Manchester.”
In 2017 the centre supported nearly 27,000 people in various ways from supplying leaflets, CDs, books, activity support groups and counselling. They also provided over 800 grants totaling to £178K, helping with heating and travel costs, clothing, new appliances for people living with cancer.
The charity urgently need schools, community groups and businesses to organise a fundraising event to help support this vital service for local people living with cancer.
For more information and fundraising ideas or to make a donation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
And anyone requiring support from the centre can call the team on 0161 291 4876.
A group of students from Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester took part in a special event at the Home in Manchester to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.
Holocaust Memorial Day is the international day of remembrance for the victims and the survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides. Each year there is a national theme, set by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, which provides a focus to the event; this year’s theme is the power of words. Read More…
Emergency services have been called to the Sale Road, campus at around 4pm today, police said.
The Manchester Evening News has been reporting from the scene.
Dance, and music will combine to create a visually stunning piece art as the acclaimed Illuminate comes to Wythenshawe Library on Friday.
Following much-praised performances by Company Chameleon at Manchester Central Library in November, there will be special performances at three libraries this week.
The performance, on Friday Feb 2 is free, but booking is essential, bringing cutting-edge, contemporary dance to the heart of local communities, providing an extraordinary experience between the bookshelves and showcasing just what exciting and creative spaces libraries can be. Read More…
A Wythenshawe conman who tried to persuade holidaymakers to part with their cash, claiming he needed it to visit a sick relative, has been jailed.