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Man arrested as boy, 5, critical after getting knocked down

A man has been charged after a car crash left a five-year-old boy in a critical condition in hospital in Salford

Gavin Steven Higgins, 33, of no fixed address has been charged with driving without insurance, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence and aggravated vehicle taking.

He has been bailed to appear before Salford and Manchester Magistrates’ Court on 23 October 2017.

Shortly before 7.25pm on Saturday October 7, a grey Kia Cee’d was travelling on Stern Avenue in Ordsall when it collided with a five-year-old boy.

The boy was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.


Have you seen Lee Wilding from Salford

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Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a wanted man from Salford. Lee Wilding, 36, is wanted on recall to prison after breaching the conditions of his license. He was released from prison in August after serving part of a sentence for assault.

He has links to Broughton and Ordsall.

If anyone sees him or knows where he is, they should contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


Koukash decision nothing to do with 'operation of the game or the RFL'

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"I have now instructed my legal team, subject to RFL approval, to establish a trust to take ownership of the club for the benefit of the fans and the local community of Salford.

"I will appoint a board of trustees to include local Salford businessmen and a representative of the fans to be elected by the season ticket holders which will ensure the fans have a prominent voice in the running of the club.

"I am confident that the new structure at the club under the guidance of the trustees will see the club continue to make progress on and off the pitch.

"During my time running the club I have faced many challenges which I have met head on and I, along with my family, have had many great times, creating very fond memories and friendships that will stay with us.

"I have genuinely grown to absolutely love the game of rugby league and the Red Devils and still care deeply about it.

"My decision is nothing to do with the operation of the game or the RFL, with whom during my time I have challenged but also enjoyed a fantastic working relationship, especially during 2017 and they have my ongoing respect.

"I look forward to joining our loyal supporters and all my friends when I visit in the grandstands at the stadium next season."

– Marwan Koukash
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