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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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After kicking cancer 'ninja' Harley meets his heroes

A five-year-old boy from Manchester who melted hearts after created a superhero mask to help him face up to a gruelling three months of cancer treatment.

Harley Renshaw from Stretford has been given the all clear after battling the disease in his kidney, neck, lung and bones.

Harley was diagnosed with neuroblastoma - a rare and aggressive childhood cancer but his Ninja Turtle mask made him feel stronger while having his treatment. Today he got to meet his inspirations the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Harley being treated for cancer Credit: MEN Syndication

His Stacey Parker said "I'm so emotional it's just fantastic, Harley has loved it." She continued: "His end of treatment scans are clear but every three months we've got to go for follow ups and it's going to be a worry until 5 years are over and he gets the all clear hopefully." Stacey added that treats like today "makes us feel normal, it's nice to get out as a family."

Harvey meets the Turtles Credit: ITV

5 year old Harley has also been awarded one of Cancer Research UK’s Little Star Awards which acknowledges the unique challenges faced by youngsters who encounter cancer.

Smiles for Harley Credit: ITV
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