A man who hit his ex-partner in the head with a hockey stick and killed her during a heated argument in front of their children has been sentenced to life in prison.
Oral David Bryan, 44, of Cadogan Street, Moss Side, will serve a minimum of 20 years for the murder of Nicola McKenzie.
Bryan killed Ms McKenzie on September 17 last year after a heated argument broke out between Nicola and another woman outside his home, Greater Manchester Police said.
After watching it unfold, Bryan took a hockey stick from his house and walked towards the two women before he raised the stick with both hands high in the air and swung it down in an axe like motion and struck the top of Nicola's head.
She lost consciousness and fell to the ground, banging her head on the road in the process. With blood pouring from her head, Bryan attempted to lift the victim off the ground before letting her drop which resulted in her banging her head again.
He ran away from the scene but was arrested nearby a short time later.
The attack was witnessed by the former couple’s two children as well as Bryan’s other two children from a different relationship and another ex-partner's child.
Nicola was taken to the intensive care unit at Hope Hospital with massive skull trauma and brain injuries but she sadly died two days later.
A teenager's has been arrested after a shooting in Manchester.
The 17-year-old was held on suspicion of attempted murder this morning after a 23-year-old man was shot in the leg on Great Western Street in Moss Side yesterday afternoon.
The man was taken to hospital for treatment and his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
The suspect remains in custody for questioning.
- Anyone with information should contact Greater Manchester Police's South Manchester Neighbourhood Policing Team on 0161 856 4436 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Two families have been left homeless after a fire believed to have been started by a candle in Moss Side destroyed the roof of two homes.
Crews were called out to to Hadyn Avenue at this 2.07am this morning.
Police investigating reports of a rape in Moss Side, Manchester, have released an image of a man they want to speak to.
A 20-year-old woman was attacked in October 2013 but after initially reporting the offence, declined to take it any further.
Detectives have since managed to trace an image of a suspect and the victim has recently contacted police.
On the night of 26 October 2013 she went out into Manchester city centre with friends.
At some point she became separated from them and awoke in a house, later found to be on Claremont Road, Moss Side, with two men in bed with her.
She didn't recall how she got there and she had been raped.
The offender in the image released today is described as black, in his early 30s, with shaven hair, quite tall, a slim build and spoke with a foreign accent.
The second offender is described as Asian, around 5ft 8in tall with a chubby build, thick, short hair and a short, scruffy beard.
He was in his early 30s and spoke with a foreign accent.
St Mary's in Manchester's Moss Side is celebrating a big change in fortunes. The school was once in special measures, yet education experts have named it their Primary School of the Year for raising the aspirations of its pupils.
An 'inspirational’ school in Moss Side has been named one of the best in Britain.
St Mary’s CofE Primary is in the heart of inner city Manchester and has opened its doors to students from around the world.
And teachers and pupils are now celebrating after the school was named ‘Primary of the Year’ at a national teaching awards ceremony. Judges were impressed for the huge progress it helps pupils make in reading and maths.
The school is in the top two per cent in the country for the progress pupils make with reading, and the top seven per cent for their improvement in maths. Read more on the Manchester Evening News.
A group of friends from Moss Side are launching a campaign with Fixers aiming to change 'stereotypical' perceptions, and to show that most young black men are not out to cause trouble or be threatening.