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Is this the plushest bus stop in the North West?

Sitting on a hard bench at a bus stop is not the most comfortable way to wait for public transport.

So it is no wonder an image of a sofa abandoned at a bus stop in Salford has sent the internet crazy, after thousands of people shared the image online.

Is this the plushest bus stop in the North West? Credit: GMP Salford West/Facebook

Passengers waiting to depart from the Manchester Road West in Little Hulton were greeted by the sight of the leather settee sitting just within the stop’s shelter.

GMP Salford West said: “We appreciate that bus stop benches can quite often be cold and uncomfortable, but please don’t bring your sofa along with you."

Man assaulted outside cemetery after Paul Massey funeral

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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.


Funeral of Salford's 'Mr Big'

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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.

Salford teen arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

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.

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