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Wanted: Gavin Handford from Manchester

Gavin Handford, 28, is wanted by Manchester police Credit: GMP

Warrants have been executed across Gorton and Oldham in the search for wanted man Gavin Handford.

At 6.30am this morning police officers in Manchester searched properties on Bryson Walk and Hampden Crescent, Gorton, and Randolph Street, Oldham, in a bid to find the 28-year-old.

Handford is wanted by police in connection with two assaults and supplying Class B drugs.

He has links to Ashton, Oldham and Gorton.

As part of the warrants a man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class A and Class B drug with intent to supply and is currently in custody.

Anyone who recognises Handford, or has any information about his whereabouts, is urged to call police on 101.

Alternatively, information can be passed on anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

Man has 'life threatening' injuries following Gorton gas explosion

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The injuries suffered by the man in the gas explosion in Gorton have been described as ‘life threatening’.

Group Manager Paul Etches, who is in charge of the incident, told the Manchester Evening News:

We were called to incident after residents heard a large bang.

When the crew arrived they found a man who was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries.

Our Technical Response Unit is working to make the building safe as quickly as possible so firefighters can carry out a thorough search of the property.

Abbey Hey Lane will remain closed for some time, which is affecting the 7, 168 and 169 bus routes.

We’d like to thank residents for their patience while we work to resolve this incident.

– Paul Etches

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Gorton death 'not suspicious', police say

Police say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a woman who's body was found in Gorton, Manchester, on Saturday.

The woman's body was discovered in Sandfold Lane, Gorton. Credit: Google Maps

Police were called to the scene in Sandfold Lane at around 6pm on Saturday evening, March 5.

Detectives are working to establish the cause of death.

Dmitrij Kozlov is wanted by Police in Manchester in conection with a serious assault

Dmitrij Kozlov Credit: GMP

Police are appealing for the public's help to find a man wanted in connection with a domestic assault in Manchester.

Dmitrij Kozlov, 34, is wanted after a 27-year-old woman was seriously assaulted on Friday 1 January 2016 at a property on Knutsford Road in Manchester.

Kozlov has links to the Gorton and Cheetham Hill areas.

Anybody with information should contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Family pay tribute to Gorton teenager killed in motorbike crash

Credit: Tom Hodson

The family of a teenager who died following a collision in Gorton have paid tribute to him.

18-year-old Tom Hodson was involved in a collision with a quad-bike while riding his motorcycle in Gorton on the evening of Tuesday October 13.

He received serious head injuries and died the following day.

Paying tribute, Tom’s family said:

"Tom was a happy, loving, cheeky chap; our pride and joy. He loved to ride and passed his CBT which meant the world to him."

"We will miss him. We were blessed to have 18 years with you Tom. Now our Angel, you ride with the best. We will never forget you Tommy."

"We would also like to say thank you to his friends and family for all the tributes and love Tom has received and all of us are overwhelmed with the support; so thank you."

"Now RIP our Angel. Love from Mum, Dad and Burny XXX"

– Family tribute
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