A 49-year-old man suffered serious head injuries after he was hit with a piece of wood outside Agecroft cemetary in Salford.
The attack took place around 3pm on Friday August 29 just after Paul Massey's funeral. Hundreds of people had lined the streets outside the cemetery to pay their respects to the man formely known as Salford's "Mr Big".
Paul Massey, 55, was shot dead at his homelast month by a masked gunman over his alleged involvement in organised crime.
The victim of the assault was taken to Salford Royal hospital were he remains in a stable condition.
He was man who was dubbed the "Mr Big" of Salford.
But hundreds of mourners have turned out today for the funeral in the city of Paul Massey.
The 55 year was shot at his home last month.
Ralph Blunsom reports:
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The funeral's taking place later of a man dubbed Salford's Mr Big. Paul Massey, who was 55 was shot at his home. He's served time in jail for a stabbing, but had also stood to be mayor of his home city.
Hundreds are expected at the funeral service at St Paul’s CE Church off Churchill Way near the estate where Paul Massey grew up.
A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed multiple times in Salford.
Greater Manchester Police said that officers were called to Silverdale in Clifton, Salford to a report of a stabbing.
A 38-year-old man had been beaten and stabbed multiple times after being attacked by a group. He remains in intensive care.
The 15-year-old boy remains in police custody for questioning.
Detective Chief Inspector Clare Devlin said:
"This is an isolated set of circumstances surrounding this attack and it is not being linked to the murder [of Paul Massey] last week or any other incidents.
A carer has been given a suspended prison sentence after admitting two charges of assaulting an 87-year-old man, who has dementia, at a care home in Salford.
Brian Cox was caught after the victim's daughter had installed a secret camera.
The judge told Cox he should be ashamed of his behaviour.
Police have confirmed that a businessman from Salford died after being shot outside his home.
Paul Massey was murdered on Sunday evening in the garden of his home in Clifton.
Officers say he was shot four times, including a fatal wound to the chest.
Police also say the offender was white and of slim build and was wearing a hat, possibly fisherman style, a face covering, a green or khaki long-sleeved top and combat style trousers tucked into black, lace-up boots. He was carrying a black gun.
The Greater Manchester Police Federation says Blackley and Broughton MP Graham Stringer is "ill-informed and out of touch" after his comments following the murder of Paul Massey.
Graham Stringer claimed the force had "de-prioritised" gun crime, leading to a rise in offences.
But Ian Hanson, Chair of Greater Manchester Police Federation, said: "“Yet again we see an ill-informed and out of touch politician courting the media to try and gain some cheap publicity on the back of the efforts of the men and women who make up GMP and every day do a difficult and dangerous job in trying keep the streets of Greater Manchester safe.
“Mr Stringer has shown an astounding lack of knowledge of fact and detail and I am surprised he has done this in such a public manner.
“Despite what he tries to assert as fact, the reality is that firearms discharges in GMP are now lower than they were when Mike Todd was Chief Constable."
The MP for Blackley and Broughton says that Chief Constable Peter Fahy is to blame for a rise in gun crime in Salford.Read the full story ›