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Nine-year-old boy dies as car overturns on M56

Junction 14 of the motorway, in Elton, close to Hapsford Services Credit: MEN Syndication

A nine-year-old boy from Manchester has died after a car overturned on the M56.

Emergency services were called to junction 14 of the motorway, in Elton, close to Hapsford Services, near Chester, on Sunday, July 31.

They discovered a dark blue Ford Focus overtuned on the carriageway just before 4pm.

The boy, from Benchill, Wythenshawe, was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is understood the boy was the front seat passenger of the vehicle.

A 15-year-old boy in the rear passenger seat was taken to Alder Hey Hospital.

The 42-year-old driver was taken to Aintree Hospital.

Images shared on social media sites show the car overturned on a slip road surrounded by police vehicles.

All exit and entry slip roads at junction 14 were temporarily closed while police cleared the scene.

Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 640 of 31/7/2016.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Meat cleaver attack in broad daylight in Wythenshawe

A man has been attacked with a meat cleaver in broad daylight in Wythenshawe.

The attack happened around 11:20 this morning.

The man was attacked after a car chase which culminated on Cornishway Way in Woodhouse Park. A red Volkswagen Golf was chased by a black BMW, before the Golf crashed into a gatepost.

A number of men who were in the BMW then attacked the man, who was left with serious injuries.

The attackers then got back into the BMW and drove off at speed.

Police are now appealing for anyone who may have seen either car in the area before the incident to get in touch.

The man is now being treated in hospital for his injuries.

“This is a baffling incident and we are keen to work out exactly what happened and what lead to this vicious attack.

We are keen to identify the black BMW and the occupants so we are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward. We would also like to hear from anyone who may have seen the red Golf before the incident.

It is shocking that such an attack could happen in broad daylight. I’m sure someone will have seen the two vehicles before the attack.''

– Detective Inspector Tony Lea, GMP
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