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Life saving equipment stolen from ambulance

Map shows Barlow Road in Levenshulme.

Police are hunting a thief who broke into an ambulance and stole expensive medical equipment.

The robbery took place between 8.25pm and 9.25pm last Tuesday, when the ambulance car was left parked outside a patient’s house on Barlow Road, in Levenshume, Manchester.

Greater Manchester Police said the offender managed to break into the unattended car, stealing some specialist medical equipment before making their escape.

They stole a EZ-IO Intraosseous Vascular Access System - a piece of equipment used to drill into bones, worth £300 and six drill bits worth £100 each.

“This is a specialist piece of equipment and there is very little chance that the person who stole this item knows what it is used for, or even how much it is worth.

“Chances are the thief will be looking to sell this item, which is in a bright yellow plastic case.

“As you will able to see from the image, this drill is very recognisable and I would like to ask anyone who may have been offered this piece of equipment to come forward.

– Detective Constable Victoria Pickersgill, Greater Manchester Police
  • Anyone with information is asked to call GMP 101 quoting crime number 200638P/15 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Reports of 'gunman in the area' in Levenshulme

Police have closed off parts of Stockport Road in Levenshulme after reports of 'a gunman in the area'. Armed police have been seen combing the area.

Officers were called to Carrill Grove, a side road next to the Subway store on Stockport Road, at 3.30pm this afternoon.

A man had called police saying there was a man with a gun outside his house on Carrill Grove. Police are currently searching the area - residents being asked to stay indoors.


Science teacher in court on terror offences

A teacher from Manchester will appear in court charged with terror offences linked to Syria's civil war.

Jamshed Javeed from Levenshulme is suspected of travelling to or supporting the fighting in the country.

Mr Javeed who taught science at a school in Bolton was one of four people held after counter-terrorism raids.

He's charged with with intending to assist others to commit acts of terrorism. The 29 year old of Cringle Road will appear at the Old Bailey.

Gang of boys attack and rob three people in Manchester

A gang of boys, aged between 10 and 16, are thought to have attacked three people in a park in Levenshulme in Manchester on Sunday, before robbing them of a laptop.

The group of around eight approached the victims wearing dark clothes and riding mountain bikes.

Detective Constable Laura Sheppey said:

“This type of crime and behaviour will not be tolerated on the streets of Manchester. Innocent members of the public should be able to use the local parks without fear of being the victim of a crime.

“What makes this crime further concerning is that some of the offenders are as young as 10-years old."

– Detective Constable Laura Sheppey

Anyone that has any information about the incident is urged to contact the police.

Crews battle fire at scrap yard in Manchester

Fire at scrap metal firm Credit: Twitter: Manchester Fire and Rescue

Fire crews spent the night fighting a fire at a scrap metal firm in Levenshulme in Manchester, last night. They were called after a fire broke out on Sandfold Lane.

At the height of the fire around 30 firefighters were at the scene.

Station manager Ian Tracey said: "They [crews] surrounded the fire and stopped it from spreading to nearby buildings and machinery.

"During the incident we have worked with the Environment Agency and United Utilities to ensure that water run-off from the fire is kept to a minimum."


Levenshulme murder hunt

Police were called to Barlow Road in Levenshulme

Greater Manchester Police say they are investigating following the death of a man in Levenshulme.

At about 6.45pm on Thursday 30 May 2013, they were called to Barlow Road in Levenshulme following reports of a disturbance outside a house.

Officers attended along with paramedics who found the injured man and took him to hospital.

He later died at the Manchester Royal Infirmary.

As a result of police inquiries, six people - three men and three women - were subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody for questioning.

Inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the man's death are ongoing.

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