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Witness appeal after crash which left young man 'fighting for his life'

A young man is fighting for his life after a crash in Manchester.

Police say a grey Fiat 500 Sport crashed into a tree on Simonsway in Wythenshawe in the early hours of Wednesday 8 August.

Officers called to the scene found the driver - who is in his 20s - with serious injuries.

They're appealing for anyone with dashcam footage or any information about the crash to come forward.

It happened at the junction of Simonsway and Haslington Road Credit: Google Earth

My thoughts are with the man as he fights for his life and his family at this awful time.

– Police Sergeant Jon McColl


Police officer taken to hospital after breathing in 'unknown chemical' in flat

GMP, paramedics and several fire units were seen on the quiet cul-de-sac in Wythenshawe. Credit: MEN Media

A police officer has been taken to hospital by his colleagues after reports he breathed in an unknown chemical at a flat in Wythenshawe.

Officers have cordoned off Bryony Close in Woodhouse Park after the incident on Thursday evening.

Police say there is no wider threat to the public.

Three fire engines were called to the scene and firefighters wearing specialist breathing apparatus are now trying to establish what the chemical is.


"The lowest of the low." Police condemn thieves who stole a motorbike as its rider lay injured

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Police are hunting thieves who stole a motorbike as its rider lay seriously injured at the side of the road following a collision.

The 28 year old motorcyclist is in intensive care in hospital.

He'd hit his head after a collision with a lamppost at the junction of Mount Road and Kirkmanshulme Lane in Gorton, Manchester on the morning of July 23.

Whilst lying on the floor, immediately after the collision, two males approached him but instead of trying to help, stole his motorbike.

One of the males, believed to be white, was on a long black moped possibly a 56 or 48 number plate, and wearing a black helmet.

He was seen riding past the scene, alone, before returning with a second male who then stole the bike.

The second male is described as white, around 17-years-old, 5ft 5in tall and of skinny build. He had black hair cut in a short back and sides style and was clean shaven.

They were later seen in the bus layby on Mount Road near to the collision trying to start the bike, which had a broken gear lever.

Someone must know who preyed on this man, stealing his bike and leaving him for dead, that’s the lowest of the low.

We have pictures of the bike that was stolen, it was a black and orange 125 KTM Trials style bike, the registration number is WD14 DBO. It is distinctive because of the colour and the fact it has a really loud exhaust.

– Detective Constable Nick Kershaw
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Thankfully, some true Good Samaritans stopped to help the man shortly after.

The man’s family wish to thank them for all that they did, they believe their son would have died at the scene if he had been left any longer. They are calling them “his Guardian Angels”.

– Detective Constable Nick Kershaw
  • Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 0161 856 1146, alternatively call 101 or Crimestoppers

Police appeal after two-year-old shot with pellet gun

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A two-year-old boy has been shot with a pellet gun, as his mother took him out of his pushchair in Stockport.

The woman heard two popping sounds on Broadstone Hall Road South, at the junction with St Mary’s Drive in Reddish on Monday afternoon.

The child began to scream and his mother noticed blood on his right hand.

She assumed his hand had become trapped in the pram and quickly took him home, before deciding to take him to hospital.

As she arrived at hospital, she noticed a small metal pellet in the bottom of the pushchair.

Police now believe the child was shot with a pellet gun and are appealing for information.

We are treating this incident extremely seriously and are following several lines of enquiry.

We believe that someone in the local community knows who fired these shots, or has information that can lead us to the offender.

– PC Matthew Beaden
  • Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 9619 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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