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Woman jailed for four and half years for manslaughter of Wythenshawe man

A woman has been jailed after the death of a man in Wythenshawe.

Michelle Ingham, aged 47, of Maismore Road, Wythenshawe has been jailed after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

Around 1pm on Thursday 24 August 2017, a woman arrived in a taxi at Maismore Road to visit her friend but was immediately approached by Michelle Ingham who told her that her boyfriend was dead.

The woman rang for an ambulance and made her way to the flat where 47-year-old Kai Prothero was laying in the bedroom, unresponsive.

Under the guidance of the call taker, the woman performed CPR and a short time later, a paramedic attended to find blood and smashed crockery in the hallway.

He made his way to the bedroom where there were clear signs of a disturbance and blood on Kai’s face.

He was pronounced dead shortly before 1.10pm and a post-mortem examination revealed Kai’s death was a result of numerous stab wounds.

Ingham was arrested at the scene and has remained in custody ever since.

She has now been jailed for 4 years and 6 months.

Senior Investigating Officer Duncan Thorpe of GMP’s Major Incident Support Unit, said: “Losing a loved one in these circumstances is devastating and something no family should have to go through.

“My thoughts are with Kai’s family today, as they have been since the start of the investigation.

“My hope is that today will give them some comfort, knowing the person responsible for taking Kai’s life is in prison.”

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Appeal for witnesses after scooter rider is left seriously hurt in crash

Police are appealing for witnesses to a crash in Wythenshawe which left a man seriously injured.

The crash happened at 12.20pm on Thursday 15, when a silver Skoda Rapide and a silver Honda NES scooter were in collision on Walney Road at the junction with Woodhouse Lane.

The Honda scooter was travelling along Nearbrook Road as the Skoda Rapide travelled along Woodhouse lane before they collided at the crossroads.

The 29-year-old man riding the Honda scooter was taken to hospital where he is currently being treated for a facial fractures and other serious injuries.

The driver of the Skoda remained at the scene to speak with officers.

No arrests have been made.

Police Constable Philip Shaw of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “My thoughts are with the man as he receives treatment in hospital and I would urge anyone who witnessed this collision to please get in touch.

“Road closures were in place for over five hours while investigation work was carried out and our enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding the collision remain ongoing.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage should contact GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting reference number 813 of 15/02/18 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Two arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following attack on teenager

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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.

Air ambulance called to Northenden college after student falls from balcony

Police have begun an investigation after a student fell from a third floor balcony at Manchester College in Northenden today.

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.

Jailed: Fraudster who preyed on holidaymakers at Manchester Airport

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.

Gary Lyon, aged 50 of Shayfield Drive, defrauded people at Manchester Airport in November last year by asking for money so that he could visit an ill family member in hospital.

On the first occasion, he preyed on the kind nature of a business traveller by telling him his car had broken down and he needed money to buy fuel to get to his father-in-law in hospital who had suffered a heart attack.

Lyon promised to pay him back giving him his number to transfer the money but when the victim called later on, the conman never answered.

Around the same time the next day, a 69-year-old woman was picked up at the arrivals hall by her husband, who had recently been discharged from hospital for respiratory problems.

As they were carrying her suitcases to the car, Lyon approached, noticing that the husband was unwell, and offered to carry the bags. The woman politely refused and carried on walking to the car but Lyon grabbed the suitcases and took them to the boot of their car.

He then told the couple he wanted a favour from them and spun them a tail that he needed money to get to his father in hospital who had had a heart attack.

Lyon again promised he would pay the money back to them but when the woman refused to hand any cash over, he got aggressive and despite her efforts to alleviate the situation, he identified a nearby cash machine and marched her over to it.

Fearing for her safety, the woman withdrew some money and handed it to Lyon but as soon as she did this, he ran off saying it wasn’t enough and exclaimed he would get the rest from her husband who was waiting in the car.

She ran after him, concerned for her husband’s safety but Lyon had beaten her to it and was forcing her husband to give him money as she caught up with him.

Startled at how quickly the woman got to the car, he ran off from the scene.

Lyon, who had previous convictions for similar offences, was jailed for one year and four months at Manchester Crown Court.

Detective Constable Alex Wild, of GMP’s Airport CID, said: “Lyon preyed on the good nature of innocent people and took advantage of them, faking family illnesses, which no-one would wish on their loved ones.

“It seems he was oblivious to the effect his offending was having on people but today I’m sure it’s explicitly clear to him that he is now where he is because of his own sickening actions.”

Man charged with murder following death of toddler in Wythenshawe

A man is appearing in court today charged with murder following the death of a toddler in Wythenshawe last week.

Michael Wild, aged 28, of Somerton Avenue, Wythenshawe has been charged with murder and was due to appear before magistrates today.

At around 1.50pm on Sunday 21 January police were called by the ambulance service to Somerton Avenue to reports that a 22-month-old girl was having a medical episode.

Ella-Rose Clover died in hospital and detectives launched an investigation into her death after a post mortem revealed she had unexplained injuries.

Woman in court over death of toddler, James Chilvers

Chilvers-mark andrewsA woman is appearing in court today charged with the murder of toddler James Chilvers, who died in August last year.

Magdalena Lesicka, aged 31, of Beaford Road, Wythenshawe is due to appear before Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court today (Friday 26 January 2018).

At about 12.05am on Sunday 27 August 2017, police were called to Beaford Road, Wythenshawe, to a report of a domestic incident. Upon arrival they discovered that a man and woman had left the address and gone to hospital.

When officers entered the property they found the body of a child who has since been formally identified as James Chilvers.

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