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  • Sir Gerald Kaufman (Lab) 28,187 (67.08%, +16.96%)
  • Laura Bannister (Green) 4,108 (9.78%, +7.04%)
  • Mo Afzal (C) 4,063 (9.67%, -1.35%)
  • Phil Eckersley (UKIP) 3,434 (8.17%)
  • Dave Page (LD) 1,782 (4.24%, -28.40%)
  • Simon Hickman (TUSC) 264 (0.63%, -0.69%)
  • Cris Chesha (Pirate) 181 (0.43%, -0.19%)
  • Lab maj 24,079 (57.31%)
  • 4.96% swing Green to Lab
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Officers involved in Jordan Begley death are named

The police officers involved in the death of Jordan Begley who fought to keep their identities concealed ahead of an inquest have been named as:

  • PC Dave Graham
  • PC Christopher Mills
  • Peter Fox
  • PC Andrew Wright
  • PC Terrence Donnelly

These five officers were inside Jordan's house when PC Terrence Donnelly deployed his Taser. Two hours later the 22-year-old's heart had stopped beating.

Jordan Begley died after being hit with a Taser.

The officers had applied to the Manchester Coroner for their identities to be withheld ahead of the inquest into the death of Jordan Begley. That application was rejected.


CCTV appeal after sneak thief targets pensioner

CCTV footage has captured how a burglar raided a elderly pensioner’s home as he worked just yards away in the garden.

The break-in took place while the 89-year-old man pottered outside on Hyde Road in Debdale, Gorton.

It happened at around 1pm on Thursday, October 16.

The intruder walked in unseen, then searched the house before taking money and walking out of the front door.

Officers have now released security footage of a man they want to speak to in connection with the burglary.

Driver who got lorry stuck gets six month ban

The stuck HGV caused chaos in Gorton as trains had to be cancelled Credit: 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.

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

CCTV image

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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