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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.

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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.


Police had visited house where toddler was found murdered

Police were called to a previous domestic incident two days ago, at the home where a toddler was found murdered.

The body of the boy, who has not yet been formally identified, was found in the early hours of today when officers went to a semi-detached house in Wythenshawe, Manchester.

Officers had responded to a report of domestic disturbance and it has emerged that police went to the address in Beaford Road on Friday after a similar incident.

Superintendent John-Paul Ruffle speaking to reporters Credit: Ann O'Connor

A 31-year-old man is being questioned on suspicion of murder while police are waiting to speak to a woman who is in a serious condition in hospital.

Both the man and woman had left the property to go to hospital by the time police arrived at the quiet residential area.

Superintendent John-Paul Ruffle, of Greater Manchester Police, said the investigation was at an "early stage" and he could not disclose many details of the case, including the age of the victim - although he described him as a young toddler - and the nature of the injuries.

A post-mortem examination is expected to take place later.

"We have had one previous domestic incident reported on August 25 and that investigation was still ongoing.

"A self-referral will be made to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)."

– Superintendent John-Paul Ruffle, of Greater Manchester Police
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