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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.


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.


Concern for missing pensioner who has dementia

John Mcenaney who's gone missing from Gorton Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Police are concerned for a pensioner with dementia who has gone missing from his home in Manchester.

John Mcenaney, who's 80 was last seen in Gorton in the early hours of this morning.

He was last seen wearing a black coat, white shirt, black trousers and black shoes.

Inspector Michael Fenton said:

"John's family are very worried about him. It is possible he intends to travel back to Ireland, where he was born.

"John has been reported missing before but has always been found within several hours, so this length of disappearance is out of the character for him.

"He normally carries his passport with him and his wife believes that he has money with him sufficient to finance his way back to Ireland.

"He has dementia but has not taken his medication with him and as such his family have a grave concern for his welfare".

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