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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.

Second man charged over the death of 5 year old boy

Sam Walker

A second man has been charged in connection with the death of Samuel Walker. The 5 year old was knocked down and killed 11 years ago in Chorlton. The driver of a silver Mitsubishi Gallant, registered number J722 BUY failed to stop at the scene. Three hours after the crash, the owner of the car reported it stolen to the police.

In September 2012, officers from Greater Manchester Police reopened the case. Police have today charged Craig Chevelleau from Longsight, with perverting the course of justice.

Yesterday Nawnee Mackin was charged with causing death by dangerous driving. Both men will appear at Manchester Magistrates Court next month.

Eleven years ago a five year old boy lost his life. There are still a number of people in the community of Chorlton-cum-Hardy who have information about the death of Samuel Walker. I would urge these people to examine their conscience. If you have any information please do the right thing and come and speak to us, in confidence if necessary.”

– Officer, Sergeant Lee Westhead

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Incident in which 76-year-old sustained stab wounds 'not suspicious'

Police say they are now not treating an incident in which a 76-year-old suffered stab wounds as suspicious.

Officers were called to Manley Road in Chorlton on Thursday afternoon after reports a woman had been stabbed.

Police at the scene in Credit: ITV Granada

"I know this incident has caused a lot of unrest and anxiety in the community. I do not want to go into the specifics of what happened but I do want to reassure people living in this area that we are no longer treating this incident as suspicious nor are we looking for any other person in relation to this matter."

– Detective Chief Inspector Colin Larkin

Investigations continue into the stabbing of an elderly woman in Chorlton

Police are still appealing for information after the brutal stabbing of a 76-year-old women in Chorlton.

The women is in critical condition and Police are appealing to anyone with information to contact them by phoning 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police are still appealing for information after the brutal stabbing of a 76-year-old women in Chorlton Credit: Granada reports
Investigations are still ongoing at the victims house in Chorlton. Credit: Granada Reports

Police appeal over stabbing of elderly woman

We are in the very early stages of our investigation and are currently examining the circumstances that led up to this horrific attack.

From what we have been told the woman was stabbed in her own home by a man.

We do not if anything has been stolen, nor do we know whether he fled the area on foot or in a car.

I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed a man leaving the Manley Road area this afternoon and thinks they saw something relevant to this investigation to call us.

To offer reassurance to the community, we will be increasing police patrols in the area and would ask anyone who has concerns, to speak to their local officer.

– Detective Inspector Rebecca Duggan

76-year-old woman critically ill after being stabbed during a burglary at her Manchester home

An elderly woman was stabbed in the neck during a burglary at her home in Chorlton.

The robbery happened shortly before 4pm today at her home near Manley Road.

She was taken to hospital where her condition is described as critical.

Police are now appealing for witnesses and are asking for people to come forward.

Anyone with information should phone 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed a man leaving the Manley Road area this afternoon and thinks they saw something relevant to this investigation to call us.

“To offer reassurance to the community, we will be increasing police patrols in the area and would ask anyone who has concerns, to speak to their local officer.”

– Detective Inspector Rebecca Duggan, Greater Manchester Police

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Man tries to entice girl into car

Police are hunting a man who tried to entice an 11-year-old girl into his car in Chorlton.

At around 5pm on Wednesday, October 1, the victim was standing at the junction of Corkland Road and Devonshire Road when a black, five-door Audi pulled up alongside her.

The driver opened the passenger window and asked her if she wanted a lift, and when she refused he told her to get into the vehicle.

The victim, scared by the man’s approach, turned and ran to a friend’s house nearby.

The offender is described as a dark skinned male in his late 30s, average build, clean shaven and around 5ft 9in tall with a shaved head and brown eyes. He was wearing a yellow jacket with distinctive stripes on the shoulder and a diamond style stud earring.

“Fortunately the victim was quick-witted enough to escape while she had the chance, but that fact takes nothing away from the seriousness of this crime.

“It is unclear what this man’s motives were when trying to entice her into his car and it is important that we establish who he is, in case he attempts to do it again.

“We would like witnesses to come forward if they witnessed the incident or if they have seen this car, or the man described, in the area.”

– Detective Inspector Kevin Marriott, Greater Manchester Police

Anyone with information is asked to call Greater Manchester Police on 0161 856 4973 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Bus hits lorry at Chorlton junction

The bus windscreen was cracked in the collision Credit: Mike Ledward, ITV Granada

A bus has hit a lorry at a busy Manchester junction.

The collision happened at the junction of Wilbraham Road and Barlow Moor Road, known locally as "four banks".

The collision happened at a busy junction Credit: Mike Ledward, ITV Granada
The driver side of the bus was damaged Credit: Mike Ledward, ITV Granada

Loose snake causes a stir in Chorlton

Snake causes a stir in Chorlton. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

A four foot snake caused alarm when it was spotted slithering down a street in Manchester.

Shocked residents in Chorlton couldn't believe their eyes when they saw the reptile on the pavement.

They called the police after the reptile appeared on Tuesday morning.

Officers arrived on the scene and the RSPCA were also asked to attend and capture the creature.

The RSPCA were called to capture the snake. Credit: Greater Manchester Police
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