By Wythenshawe Reporter, 27-Mar-2013 21:55:00
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.
By Wythenshawe Reporter, 22-Mar-2013 10:52:00
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.
By Wythenshawe Reporter, 22-Mar-2013 10:05:00
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.
By Wythenshawe Reporter, 28-Feb-2013 09:01:00
A man has been charged with manslaughter following the death of an off-duty Wythenshawe police officer in Stockport.
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.
By Wythenshawe Reporter, 20-Feb-2013 08:54:00
A man who died at a house in Poundswick has been identified by police as Damien Ball from Wythenshawe.
Shortly before 11.50pm on Sunday 17 February 2013, police were called to a house on Pembury Close, following reports of a disturbance.
Officers attended and discovered Damien Gary Anthony Ball, aged 29, from Wythenshawe, unconscious. He was taken to hospital where he later died.
A 27-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed until 8 April 2013.
A post mortem found the cause of death was inconclusive. There will be further toxicology tests carried out to establish the cause of death.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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