Tag: Baguley

Tributes for Wythenshawe health justice campaigner Pete Mossman

Tributes have been paid to Peter Mossman who campaigned tirelessly to get justice for victims of a NHS treatment disaster which led to the deaths of thousands of people.

Mr Mossman, from Baguley, Wythenshawe was one of about 7,500 patients, who had been given blood transfusions infected with contaminated blood products. He died last month, aged 78.

The scandal, in which victims contracted hepatitis and HIV as a result of the contamination, was described as the worst treatment disaster in the history of the NHS. A public inquiry into the scandal was set up by the government.

Mr Mossman was treated with contaminated blood and infected with hepatitis C in 1985 after discovering bruising on his leg. Immediately afterwards he became desperately ill  and later suffered worsening bleeds and severe liver damage. 

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Police recover knives and stun gun in cannabis farm raid

14713600_1358214874218957_3712206343258111639_nPolice have made an arrest and recovered knives and weapons following a raid on a cannabis farm in Wythenshawe this week

Officers from Local Neighbourhood Policing Team and Intelligence found the cannabis farm along with class A and B drugs at the address in Baguley on Thursday.

A Taser/stun device was found at the property along with some knives.

Wythenshawe brothers jailed for running fake pill factory

s300_DrugsTwo brothers from Baguley in Wythenshawe have been jailed for selling fake steroids and other drugs.

Daniel Hackland, wife Jenna and his brother Matthew Hackland, from Redburn Drive, Baguley pleaded guilty to seven counts between them of producing and supplying unlicensed class C drugs, unlicensed medicines and money laundering.

Daniel and Matthew were jailed for four and a half and three years respectively. Jenna Hackland was given an 18 months jail sentence suspended for 2 years and 100 hours of unpaid work. Continue reading “Wythenshawe brothers jailed for running fake pill factory”

YOUR VIEW: Not in my back yard

Alan P Whittaker shares his views and shocking pictures taken this week of fly-tipping in Baguley.

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It was 1968 when I left my home on Bowland Road, South Manchester at the age of 16. Just recently, I made a return visit to my birthplace but I was in for a shock ~ at the rear of my childhood home, there are about 10 concrete garages. The local shop- keepers once used them for storage but now they are in a sorry state. This is where we used to play as kids. Continue reading “YOUR VIEW: Not in my back yard”

Police appeal for witnesses to Tesco robbery

Pic: Mikey

Details have now been released of a robbery at Tesco in Baguley last weekend, revealed in the Wythenshawe Reporter on Monday.


Police are appealing for witnesses after robbers armed with sledge-hammers raided the store on Altrincham Road shortly before 10pm on Sunday 10 April.

The men approached the front of the store on Altrincham Road, having arrived in a black car. Two of four men used sledgehammers to smash the front window of the store. Continue reading “Police appeal for witnesses to Tesco robbery”