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WATCH: Elderly man is ran over - police appeal

An elderly man has been left in hospital following a collision in Gorton.

On Saturday 10 March 2018, police were called to Chatsworth Road to reports that a car had collided with a man.

A 77-year-old man had been in his home when he saw a silver Kia Venga collide with his Chevrolet Kalos which was parked in a disabled space.

The man went outside to ask the driver to stop, but instead he reversed in to a second parked car before driving at the man and lifting him on to his car.

The driver then sped along the road while the victim hung off the bonnet and as the man fell to the road, the driver continued in the direction of Sunnybrow Road.

The victim was taken to hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

Police have released CCTV footage of the incident and are appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Constable Jason Bell, of GMP’s City of Manchester division, said:

This was an appalling incident and I find it completely disgusting that the offender sped off, leaving the man lay in the road.

He showed no regard for the safety of the victim who had simply asked the man to stop after hitting his car.

Not only did the driver fail to stop after a collision, but he seriously endangered the life of a man with his reckless actions.

If you have any information that could assist our investigation, please get in touch so we can find the man responsible.

– Detective Constable Jason Bell
  • Anyone with any information should call police on 0161 856 1146, quoting incident number 1535 of 10/03/18, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


Police appeal for next-of-kin of man from Gorton

Police are attempting to trace the next of kin of a man from Gorton.

Eric Norton, 89, passed away at his home address on 25 December 2017. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

It is believed that Eric may have family living abroad.

  • Anyone with information about Eric’s family is asked to contact the Police Coroner’s Office at Manchester Town Hall on 0161 856 3527.


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

These latest moving images were sent in to us on Twitter by Bobbi Gorst.

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