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Driver who got lorry stuck gets six month ban

The stuck HGV caused chaos in Gorton as trains had to be cancelled Credit: Twitter.com/Joe Irland

A heavy goods vehicle driver, who got his lorry stuck under a low railway bridge for more than seven hours, received a six month driving ban at Manchester Magistrates Court.

Wayne Thomas Brennan caused chaos in Gorton last month when his vehicle was trapped on Gorton Road, after he ignored signs warning there was a low bridge.

Immediately after the incident all trains over the bridge were stopped, causing delays and stopping all trains from passing through the station.

The incident, which occurred on September 16 of this year, near Ashburys station in Openshaw, did not cause any injuries or damage to the railway line itself.

Mr Brennan, was found guilty of driving an HGV without due care and attention and was banned from driving for six months, at which point he can apply for a new, and clean licence.

He has also had to pay a total of £179 to the court including a £74 fine.

Teenager charged with murder of Jordan Brennan

Jordan Brennan. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of Manchester teenager Jordan Brennan.

Jordan, 17, was found dead in his bed the day after he was attacked outside a shop in Gorton.

A 16-year-old boy from Gorton who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged with murder and is due to appear Manchester Youth Court tomorrow.

Jordan Brennan was attacked as he left a shop on Hyde Road in Gorton at about 730pm on Friday, October 10.

Jordan went home to bed and at 9am the next day was found in bed unresponsive.

Paramedics were called but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Mother pays tribute to 'loveable rogue'

"Our son Jordan Brennan was 17 years old and was a well liked young man. He was a loveable rogue and was always polite and keen to help anyone who needed his help, be that physical help or just to listen to a friend. He would cheer them up with his usual larking about or joking around. He was a pleasure to have as a son and his loss is devastating. He was greatly loved by all that knew him."

– Jordan's mother Kim Brennan

Murder investigation launched after teen found dead in bed

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Police in Manchester have launched a murder investigation after a teenager was found dead in bed following an attack. 17 year old Jordan Brennan was discovered by his mother the day after he was assaulted outside a shop in Gorton. Tests revealed he died from a head injury. Police have released CCTV images of shoppers they want to speak to.

Jordan Brennan

"Jordan was very well known and liked and both his family and the wider community are deeply shocked and saddened by what happened.

"At this stage we know that Jordan was assaulted outside the grocer's store, but we don't know exactly what led up to the assault.

"I would also ask that the man involved contacts the police so that we can fully understand what happened inside and outside the shop. We would also like to speak to the woman who he was with."

– Detective Inspector Theresa Carter

Full report: Police involved in Taser death fight to keep their names secret

Five Greater Manchester Police officers are fighting to keep their names secret at the inquest into the death of a man who was Tasered.

Jordan Begley, 23, died after he was shot by one of the officers in July last year.

He would have turned 24 this week.

Today, Manchester Coroner Nigel Meadows was told the officers involved deserve the right to anonymity.

Our correspodent, Matt O'Donoghue, was there:

Questions about death of young man who was tasered

Jordan Begley.

Five Greater Manchester Police officers who were involved in an incident where a man died after being hit with a Taser are fighting to keep their names a secret.

Jordan Begley, 23, was hit with 50,000 volts when the officers were called to his home in Gorton last year.

Human rights campaigner Dr Rhetta Moran says the inquest into his death raises important questions.

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Machete attack on Good Samaritan

A man was attacked with a machete as he tried to stop an argument.It happened shortly after 1am when he was walking home in Gorton, Manchester,

The 24 year old saw a man and woman arguing. He tried to intervene and was attacked by the man with a machete.He was taken to hospital with a serious wound to his leg.

A 33-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of serious assault and remains in custody for police questioning.Police are appealing for information and witnesses.

"This man attempted to stop an argument where a woman was clearly distressed. The man turned on him and is believed to have gone inside a nearby house to get what is described as a machete and hit him on the leg. He has a nasty wound which has required stitches."

– Detective Sergeant Jim Slack

Woman found in reservoir in 'critical condition'

A woman is in a critical condition after she was found in the water at Debdale Reservoir today.

The woman, who has not yet been identified, was found at the reservoir in pyjamas at around midday.

She was found wearing a red pyjama top with a dog on the front and the words 'dotty for you' Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Detective Sergeant Shagufta Khan said: "We are obviously keen to identify this woman as soon as possible so we can inform her family. We would ask if anyone recognises the description of the woman that they contact police."

The woman is described as being aged somewhere in her 40s or 50s, around 5ft 5in tall and heavy set.

She has long dark hair below her shoulders which is possibly dyed and has an olive or tanned complexion.

She was found wearing a red pyjama top with a dog on the front and the words 'dotty for you' and Disney pyjama bottoms with white and black Dalmatians on. She was also wearing blank sandals with a polka dot buckle.

The slippers the woman was wearing Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 3521 or 101.

Police appeal for Gorton man on prison recall

Peter Edge is wanted by police. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Police have released an image of a Gorton man with a history of domestic violence who is wanted on recall to prison.

Peter Edge, 23, is wanted after failing to return to his approved premises while on licence.

Edge had been released from prison in week after being sentenced to four years for a domestic related wounding.

Greater Manchester Police said the wounding involved him stabbing a victim and breaking the arm of a further victim.

Edge has links to the Gorton area of Manchester as well as Newton Heath.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 3508 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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