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Woman attacked in argument over her dog

Police are seeking this man Credit: GMP

Police are looking for a cyclist who allegedly attacked a woman in a row over her dog.

It happened in September when 35-year-old was walking her dog on Jackson's Bridge, Chorlton. A man cycled past on his bike and challenged her about the dog being off the lead before grabbing her and throwing her down a flight of stairs.

"The man was so enraged at the victim's dog being off the lead, he attacked her and threw her down some steps. Thankfully she was not seriously hurt but has been left shaken by what happened.

"We have released an image of a man we would like to speak to and would ask anyone who recognises him to call us. I would also appeal to the person directly to contact police so we can rule you out of our enquiries."

– Police Constable Damian Lea


Police searching for Christmas tree thieves release CCTV

Police have released footage after almost 200 Christmas trees were stolen from a shop in Manchester.

In the CCTV a group of men are seen struggling to pull the trees out from a bundle at the Khawja Brothers Mini Market in Chorlton. Police say the theft happened on the 28th of November before the store was hit a second time. The van has since been seen in Chorlton selling Christmas trees.

The shop owners were devastated to discover that 190 of their Christmas trees had been stolen. This is their livelihood and the offenders selfishly put their business in jeopardy.

“The van has been spotted in Chorlton since, offering people Christmas trees. If you are offered one to buy I would ask that you contact police immediately.

“If you recognise the men in the CCTV, please get in touch with us and help us to catch those responsible.”

– Detective Constable Trudy Lindsey

Woman arrested after Manchester stabbing

A woman has been arrested after another woman was stabbed in Chorlton. Police were called to Caldervale Avenue in Chorlton at around 1pm yesterday afternoon following reports that a woman had been stabbed.

Officers found a 35-year-old woman with stab wounds to her neck and upper body.

Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Cunliffe said: "I would like to reassure the local community that this was an isolated incident and it involved two people who knew each other. The victim, whilst traumatised by the attack, is making a good recovery in hospital. A quick arrest was made and a 49-year-old woman remains in custody for questioning."

Chorlton named as burglary hotspot

Manchester has been named as a hotspot for burglaries according to a new study. The postcode M21 (Chorlton-cum-Hardy/Barlow Moor) was third on the list of claims made on insurance policies in 2014 say Moneysupermarket.

Greater London has come out as Britain's burglary capital in an annual list released today with Manchester suburb Chorlton-cum-Hardy third.

2.68 million home insurance quotes were analysed on the site over 12 months identifying the postcodes where homeowners are most likely to have made a claim for theft and burglary.

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