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."
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.
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.
Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 3521 or 101.
Police are investigating after a pensioner was attacked as he tended to his mother's grave.
The 68-year-old victim, who was visiting Gorton Cemetery on the anniversary of his mother's death, was approached from behind, before being robbed.
During the attack, which happened at around 12:30 on Saturday, the pensioner was punched in the face several times. The attacker is described as white, stocky, and aged between 35 and 40. Detective Constable Michael O'Connor, said:
"To attack a man at a graveside is an appalling act of cowardice and the actions of the person responsible smack of absolute desperation. "I would encourage anyone with information about this incident of the offender, no matter how small that piece of information might be, to call the police in complete confidence.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a brick was thrown through a bus window and hit a child on the head. It happened last month on the 205 bus to Gorton as it was travelling along Belle Vue Street. The brick smashed one of the back windows and hit a five-year old boy at the side of the head.
The two offenders have shown no thought or disregard for anyone who has been on the bus and for reasons only they know, have launched a brick through the window. “To make matters even worse, it hit a five-year-old boy at the side of the head. Thankfully, he suffered a minor cut but we could have been dealing with something even more horrendous. “I would ask anyone who may have seen two people in their mid-teens either throwing the brick or running away from the scene to contact us as soon as possible.”
Police have released the last images of a missing man who vanished from the Gorton area of Manchester after numerous anonymous 999 calls. Officers say the 31 year old is a member of the Triad group and is involved in criminal activities.
Just after 7.15pm on Friday 20 September, police received several 999 calls from an anonymous man on a poor line. The content of the calls suggested that he felt he would come to harm and was near an Aldi on Hyde Road.
Officers now believe the man is called Ming Yu who is from the Clayton/Gorton area of Manchester. CCTV has been analysed and the last confirmed sighting of Mr Yu is at 7.08pm on 20 September 2013 in the car park of Aldi on Garrett Way in Gorton.
Superintendent Alex Millett from the Serious Organised Crime Group said: “Mr Yu is part of a well-known Triad group and we are aware that he has been involved in criminality in the area. However, this does not change the fact that he has disappeared and we are concerned for his welfare.
“Studying the CCTV, it is clear he walks into Aldi on Garrett Way at around 6.45pm, buys his shopping and then walks out.
“It is then unclear what happens as Mr Yu is then spotted standing in the car park at 7.08pm without any of his shopping bags. We do not know whether he dropped his bags off somewhere and this is the last time he is seen alive.
“From the information we managed to gather from the 999 calls, we believe that Mr Yu may have come to harm. We have launched an investigation to try and find him but we are also urging members of the public, particularly members of the Chinese community, to come forward with information.