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Witness appeal after crash which left young man 'fighting for his life'

A young man is fighting for his life after a crash in Manchester.

Police say a grey Fiat 500 Sport crashed into a tree on Simonsway in Wythenshawe in the early hours of Wednesday 8 August.

Officers called to the scene found the driver - who is in his 20s - with serious injuries.

They're appealing for anyone with dashcam footage or any information about the crash to come forward.

It happened at the junction of Simonsway and Haslington Road Credit: Google Earth

My thoughts are with the man as he fights for his life and his family at this awful time.

– Police Sergeant Jon McColl


Police officer taken to hospital after breathing in 'unknown chemical' in flat

GMP, paramedics and several fire units were seen on the quiet cul-de-sac in Wythenshawe. Credit: MEN Media

A police officer has been taken to hospital by his colleagues after reports he breathed in an unknown chemical at a flat in Wythenshawe.

Officers have cordoned off Bryony Close in Woodhouse Park after the incident on Thursday evening.

Police say there is no wider threat to the public.

Three fire engines were called to the scene and firefighters wearing specialist breathing apparatus are now trying to establish what the chemical is.

Police appeal after man left with serious injuries

Police are appealing for witnesses after a scooter driver was let with multiple injuries following a crash in Wythenshawe.

Officers were called to Walney Road at 12.20pm yesterday afternoon following reports of a collision involving a silver Skoda Rapide and a silver Honda NES scooter. The vehicles collided at the crossroads.

The 29-year-old man riding the Honda scooter was taken to hospital where he is currently being treated for a facial fractures and other serious injuries.

No arrests have been made.

“My thoughts are with the man as he receives treatment in hospital and I would urge anyone who witnessed this collision to please get in touch.

“Road closures were in place for over five hours while investigation work was carried out and our enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding the collision remain ongoing.

– Police Constable Philip Shaw


Teenager fighting for life after baseball bat attack by 'large group of people'

Police were called to the scene just before 9pm on Wednesday to reports of an assault. Credit: MEN Media

A teenage boy is fighting for his life after being attacked with a baseball bat in Manchester.

The 17-year-old boy was walking along Oatlands Road, in Wythenshawe, when he was attacked by a large group of people.

It is understood members of the group were carrying a baseball bat.

The teenager was taken to hospital with a serious head injury.

Police say he remains in hospital in a critical condition.

Man charged over death of toddler in Wythenshawe

A man has been charged with murder after the death of a 22-month-old child.

Michael Wild will appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court this morning

Police were called to a property on Somerton Avenue in Wythenshawe last Sunday to reports that a 22-month-old girl was having a medical episode.

The girl was taken to hospital but die later. A post mortem revealed the child had unexplained injuries.

A 34-year-old woman who was arrested has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Credit: ITV Granada Reports

Woman charged with the murder of a toddler

Police say Magdalena Lesicka will appear before Magistrates today. Credit: ITV News

A woman has been charged with murder after the death of a toddler in Manchester.

Magdalena Lesicka, who's of Beaford Road in Wythenshawe, has been charged with the murder of 23-month-old James Chilvers.

She has been remanded to appear before Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court today.

It's after police were called to a house in Wythenshawe to report of a domestic incident.

When officers entered the property they found the body of a child who has since been formally identified as James Chilvers.

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