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Man arrested on suspicion of Urmston murder

Police investigating the death of a man in Manchester have arrested a man from Trafford on suspicion of murder.

The body of 29-year-old Andre Marshall was found last Wednesday morning next to a car in Manor Park in Urmston.

A post-mortem revealed he had died from gunshot wounds to his torso and leg.

Chief Superintendent Mary Doyle said:

“Last night, the team investigating Andre’s murder made an arrest and today detectives will be questioning this individual." “We will keep the community updated on the progress of this investigation and are still appealing for any witnesses or anyone with information, no matter how small, to please come forward and speak to us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police on 0161 856 2491 or 101, or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Man murdered in Urmston identified as Andre Marshall

A man who was murdered in Urmston has been identified by police

The body of 29-year-old Andre Marshall was found at Manor Park on Wednesday with gunshot wounds to his torso and leg. His family have been informed.

A post-mortem examination established that Andre died from gunshot wounds.

“Our thoughts are with the family of Andre at this distressing time and we have specially trained officers supporting them.

“We do not believe this was a random attack and we are still working to establish a motive which, as of yet, is not known."

– Chief Superintendent Mary Doyle

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police on 0161 856 2491, or 101, or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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Man charged after 18 year old stabbed to death

Rhyan Wilson

Police have charged a man after an 18-year-old man was stabbed to death in Greater Manchester. Officers were called to Flixton Road in Urmston in the early hours of Saturday. Rhyan Wilson, was taken to Salford Royal Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Another man was also stabbed but survived.

Dannell Dunkley, 35 of Gorton, has been charged with murder and attempt murder. He's due to appear at Trafford Magistrates' Court today.

Woman charged over teen stab death

Police have charged a woman with assisting an offender after an 18 year old man was stabbed to death in Greater Manchester. Officers were called to Urmston on Saturday following reports of a fight. Rhyan Wilson died from multiple stab wounds. Donna McLaren from Winchester Road, Urmston will appear in court later.

Another 18-year-old was taken to hospital with stab wounds but has since been discharged Detectives are continuing to investigate.


Trapped horse rescued by firefighters

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD horse was rescued today after sinking up to her neck in ‘quick sand’ just yards from where a 15-year-old teenager was trapped just days ago. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service were again called to a local beauty spot known as Urmston Meadows off Meadows Lane, Urmston, where the horse had got into difficulty after crossing a narrow bridge and falling into a stream. On Sunday August 3rd a 15-year-old girl at the beauty spot also became trapped up to her waist in mud and had to be rescued. 14 officers were involved in today's operation using manpower and specialist equipment.

“She was a four-year-old horse called Maisie who had trotted off over a bridge and fallen into a stream. We had to physically pull her out – the bridge was too narrow for a tractor or a digger or any type of farm equipment to get over. It the end it was specialist training, specialist equipment and sheer brute strength.”

– Paul Smitham, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

Shocking CCTV showing violent brawl in busy road

Motorists were forced to swerve to avoid a violent brawl in the middle of a busy road.

The fight broke out in broad daylight on Monday in Flixton Road in Urmston in Greater Manchester.

A man, thought to be drunk was involved in a row with a group of youths.

Moments later punches were exchanged, sparking a bigger fight, which continued in the road.

The Police are now trying to identify the group of youths involved in the attack, which happened at around 7.30 pm.

Muslim youth group help look after 'Red Rose Forest'

Everyone here is amazed at the thought that the trees we are planting will one day become a part of our beautiful local landscape.

Islam places great emphasis on taking care of the environment and particularly on the planting of trees.

We will certainly be encouraging our members to continue supporting the fantastic work being done by the Red Rose Forest team in the future.

– Abdul Rauf Lodhi, an AMYA youth leader

Hundreds of volunteers plant 2,200 trees in Urmston

More than 400 volunteers from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) have helped to plant 2,200 trees as part of the Red Rose Forest community project in Urmston.

A local youth group helped the Red Rose Forest team plant 2,200 trees. Credit: AMYA
AMYA hope to plant 30,000 trees over the next couple of weeks. Credit: AMYA
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