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Police appeal to trace wanted man over assault in Wythenshawe

Michael LabinjoPolice are hunting a man wanted in connection with a series of burglaries and an assault on a woman in Wythenshawe. 

Michael Labinjo, aged 28, has been wanted since March 2018 but despite extensive attempts to arrest him, officers have been unable to locate him so far.

He is also wanted in connection with an assault on a woman in Wythenshawe earlier this month.

Labinjo knows officers are searching for him and is actively avoiding arrest.

He has no known fixed address but there have been sightings of him over the past few days in the Wythenshawe area.

Anyone who sees Michael Labinjo, or has any information about his whereabouts, should call police on 0161 856 6076.

Two arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following attack on teenager

Pic: Mark Andrews

Police investigating an attack on a 17-year-old boy in Wythenshawe which left him seriously injured have made two arrests.

Shortly before 9pm on Wednesday 14 February 2018, police were called to Oatlands Road to reports that a 17-year-old boy had been assaulted by a group of people.

The boy was taken to hospital with serious head injuries, where he remains in a serious condition.

Today, Friday 16 February 2018, police have arrested a 20 year-old man and a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of attempted murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Alan Clitherow, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “Following this brutal attack on a 17-year-old boy a team of detectives set about finding those responsible.

“Today we have made two arrests.

“Our investigation is still continuing however and the team are working tirelessly to find out what exactly lead to this 17-year-old boy fighting for his life.”

Anybody with information should contact police on 101, quoting incident number 1928 of 14/02/18, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Man seriously hurt after being attacked with a meat cleaver following collision inWythenshawe

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked with a meat cleaver following a car crash in Woodhouse Park.

The terrifying incident happened shortly before 11.20am on Tuesday on Cornishway in Woodhouse Park, Wythenshawe.

Witnesses said a red Volkswagen Golf crashed into a gate post on Cornishway. The Golf was being chased by a black BMW, whose occupants then got out of the car and attacked a male passenger of the Golf with a meat cleaver.

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.

Detective Inspector Tony Lea from GMP’s South Manchester Neighbourhood Team said: “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.

“The man is now being treated in hospital for his injuries, I hope he can go on to make a full recovery.”