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Salford man jailed for 22 years for sexual abuse

Credit: Greater Manchester Police

A man from Salford has been jailed for 22 years for a number of counts of sexual abuse against children.

47-year-old David Glausiusz was sentenced at Minshull Street Crown Court after being found guilty of three counts of rape and six of sexual assault against a child. He was also found guilty of three counts of child cruelty and three counts of assault.

Police said Glausiusz convinced his victims they would not be believed if they reported the crimes.

The astounding bravery shown by those who suffered at the hands of Glauciusz has helped put a stop to his prolific and frankly evil actions.

We are determined to continue working with a range of partners to safeguard victims and prosecute offenders and I’d like to recognise the valiant steps his victims have taken to put him behind bars.

– DCI Alan Clitherow, GMP

If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, you can call Greater Manchester Police on 101, or you can refer yourself to St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 0161 276 6515.

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Tributes to man found dead after fire

Thomas Jones and his son Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Tributes have been paid to a man whose body was found after a fire in Salford.

Emergency services were called to a property on Berry Street in Clifton at 12.35am on Wednesday 22 March 2017.

Following a search by firefighters, the body of 47-year-old Thomas Jones was discovered inside the property.

A Home Office post-mortem concluded that he died from multiple stab wounds.

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“Tom was a vibrant man who lived his life the way he wanted and certainly made an impression. He always had a passion for music and was quite an adept drummer.

“Tom will be sadly missed and would have wanted good times to be remembered by all who knew him.

"Now reunited with his mother and father he will always be remembered by his children, sisters and nieces and nephews who he leaves behind."

– Family statement

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I, Daniel Blake will be shown as part of Salford Arts Theatre

Ken Loach's BAFTA award winning I, Daniel Blake will be shown as part of Salford Arts Theatre on Sunday, March 19.

Then there will be entertainment and music from the Young Vanish, spoken word from Steph Lonsdale and mirth from host Gordon Zola.

The event will be raising funds for Lifecentre which is a charity based on Langworthy Road in Salford that has many projects.

Supported by Tesco and Warburton's, they provide breakfast for children who otherwise might not. They provide school uniforms with the help of Georgia's House.

They offer free counselling and family law advice, a youth project on Monday evenings and a foodbank for destitute asylum seekers.

On Saturdays they offer english lesson for settled refugees and asylum seekers culminating in a big lunch cooked and eaten together and used as an opportunity for them to practice.

Any financial help will go a long way as currently they are low on funds for certain programmes and are being propped up by sole volunteers. They deserve all the help we can give them.

Raffle prizes up for grabs as we aim to raise funds for the Lifecentre.

For more information visit Salford Arts Theatre website.

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