• Praise for victim who confronted Wythenshawe sex beast

    By Dave Toomer

    Police and a judge have paid tribute to the bravery of two women who were sexually abused in Wythenshawe by a vile pervert when they were young girls.

    Christopher Newton, 42, of Stoneacre Road, Woodhouse Park has been jailed for 13 and a half years for raping one victim when she was just five years old, and abusing another.

    Newton begins his sentence today (October 11) after a jury found him guilty following a trial at Manchester Crown Court earlier this year.



  • Tributes paid to Wythenshawe-born soldier killed in Afghanistan

    Family and colleagues have paid tribute to Wythenshawe-born Lance Corporal Jamie Webb, killed in an insurgent attack on his patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan, this week.

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  • Olympic champ backs bid to get Wythenshawe girls into sport

    Olympic boxing champion, Nicola Adams has thrown her weight behind a bid to get more girls into sport, donating £3,000 she won on TV's Family Fortunes

    The Olympic gold medalist handed over the cash to the Us Girls initiative at an event at Royal Oak and Baguley boxing gym attended by pupils from Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe.

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  • Police say Wythenshawe man may have been shot with airgun in reckless prank

    A man was lucky to escape serious injury after being shot in the leg by an airgun as he walked through woods in Wythenshawe.

    Police say the 21-year-old man was walking through the woods at the junction of Brownley Road and Crossacres Road in Wythenshawe at about 10.30am on Wednesday 20 March when he was shot.

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  • Man in court over death of Wythenshawe cop

    A man has been charged with manslaughter following the death of an off-duty Wythenshawe police officer in Stockport.

    Gareth Francis

    PC Gareth Francis, 28, was walking home from a night out when he was attacked in Castle Street, Edgeley, in the early hours of January 20.He was taken to hospital with a serious head injury but died later.

    Westley Holland, 20, of Laburnum Way, Stockport, is due to appear before Stockport Magistrates on Thursday.

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