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Steve's 50 hour 'locked in' challenge aims to raise awareness of autism

Steve is raising awareness of Autism. Credit: ITV News.

Steve Young has put his life on hold in order to raise awareness of autism and the work that the national charity Caudwell Children.

Steve's spending 50 hours in living inside a 3 x 2 metre glass box located in the foyer of a Tesco store.

He's determined to bring the disability to the attention of the general public and says living 'locked in' the box is the perfect metaphor for the condition.

And it’s the work of the charity Caudwell Children, says Steve, that has inspired him to put himself in self-imposed confinement.

Steve was inspired by the charity Caudwell Children. Credit: Caudwell Children

“If my time being ‘Locked in for Autism’ helps people to understand the needs of autistic children, then it will all be worthwhile.”

– Steve Young

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Man in serious condition after being shot in Stretford

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An investigation has been launched after a 28-year-old man was shot in the leg in Stratford in the early hours of this morning.

Police were called to Mossvale Road shortly after 2am, the man was taken to hospital where his condition is described as serious but not life threatening.

The investigation is at an early stage and enquiries are on-going, forensic teams are on place coming the area.

I understand incidents like this can cause a lot of concern in the community but I want to assure everybody that a thorough investigation has now been launched.

In the meantime we have increased patrols in the area and if anybody has any concerns or information then I would urge them to please speak to one of our officers on patrol or contact police.

– Detective Sergeant Andy Darnton of GMP’s Trafford Division
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Anybody with information should contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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