Tag: Greater Manchester Police

Police hunting man who attempted sex attack in woman’s Wythenshawe home

Detectives have released an E-fit image in an investigation into an attempted serious sexual assault in Wythenshawe.

the incident happened on Tuesday (April 26) at about 3.55pm at a house in Malling Road. Police say the woman occupant discovered a man in her kitchen who attempted to commit a serious sexual assault.

The man is described as being white, in his 40s and approximately 6ft tall with a balding head. He was wearing a black scarf around his neck.

The woman who was left shaken by the incident is now being supported by specialist officers.

Detective Superintendent Chris Downey, of GMP’s City of Manchester division, said: “As part of our investigation, we have safeguarded the victim and deployed extra officers to the area to prevent any further crimes, whilst keeping the community safe.”

Officers conducted house to house enquiries and have reviewed CCTV footage and images. Det Supt Downey added: “It is crucial that anyone with information shares it immediately. We are particularly interested in hearing from anyone with dash cam footage from Malling Road, Firbank Road, Millbrook Road, Belsay Drive or Whitburn Road.”

Anyone with information should contact police via 0161 856 6063 or https://crowd.in/YO2PbI quoting 2135 26/04/22. Information can be shared anonymously via the independent charity – Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

COVID 19: Man arrested for assaulting shopworker


A man has been arrested after assaulting a shop-worker in a Wythenshawe supermarket in a row over COVID 19 social distancing rules.

Supermarkets in Wythenshawe, including Asda in the Civic Centre and Tesco in Baguley have stepped up social distancing measures in response to government advice to help halt the spread of COVID 19.



Confusion over COVID 19 lock-down rules – what do they say and how do they affect you?

download6454172465924611860.jpegSome Wythenshawe residents have said they are confused over the Covid 19 lock-down rules with one saying her family were told to go home while taking their daily exercise.

Posting on the Wythenshawe Covid-19 Community Support Facebook group, one resident said: “Just been out with my kids and my partner for our daily exercise just walk and we got stopped by the police saying that there is only supposed to be two people out of your house hold allowed out together. What is right? I’m confused”.

Local police pointed the Wythenshawe Reporter to the College of Policing guidelines which advises officers how to apply the new powers which came into force on Thursday (March 26th).

The new laws place restrictions on movement and gatherings and says no-one may leave their home without a reasonable excuse. Reasonable excuses include:

  • obtaining basic necessities
  • exercise (once a day)
  • meeting a legal obligation, including attending court or satisfying bail conditions
  • seeking medical assistance
  • attending a funeral
  • moving house
  • visiting a place of worship
  • caring for or assisting a vulnerable person who is someone: aged 70 years or older / under 70 years old with an underlying health condition / pregnant

The guidance also states: “Police can instruct gatherings of three or more people to disperse or remove any person from that gathering to their home.”

When asked if the rules on gatherings apply to families of three or more who live together, a local police officer said they were still awaiting a direction on it from their legal team and details hadn’t  been released to them yet. It would be for the courts to interpret the laws.

But information in the government’s guidance on the new rules says gatherings of three or more people should not take place except if the people involved live together. It says:  “This means that a parent can, for example, take their children to the shops if there is no option to leave them at home.”

Police officers have been told try to educate people who are breaking the rules and to explain the risks to public health, but they would take enforcement action as a last resort.

They can direct people to return to their homes and can use reasonable force where necessary.

But police are also advised to use discretion and consider that it might not be safe for everyone to be at home in circumstances where domestic abuse, child abuse or mental health issues might be a factor.

Police can impose fixed penalty fines of £60 which would be lowered to £30 if paid within 14 days. Fines of £120 can be imposed for second time offenders, doubling on each time the person offends again.

The individual will not get a criminal record unless they don’t pay the fines.




Travel disruption caused by suspect package at Manchester Airport coach station


A controlled explosion has been carried out at Manchester Airport’s transport interchange after a suspicious package was discovered.

Officers from the Bomb Disposal Squad carried out the explosion as a precaution and are assisting Greater Manchester Police with inquiries.

Police say a man has been detained at the scene and a cordon was been put in place while inquiries  are carried out.

Trams trains and buses were suspended to and from the interchange, but the majority of road closures have been lifted and the area is returning to normality.

A small cordon remains in place on the ground floor of the coach station as investigations continue.

Tyrelle Burke killer jailed: “Another sad indictment that knives, drugs, alcohol and youths do not mix”

Tyrelle Burke
Tyrelle Burke (Pic: GMP)

A teenager who killed his friend with a kitchen knife in Wythenshawe earlier this year, has been jailed.

Denver Walton, aged 18, was jailed for seven years and three months for killing his friend, Tyrelle Burke.  He was cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter by a jury at Manchester Crown Court.

Passing sentence, Mr Justice Bryan said Walton’s 20-year-old victim had his life ahead of him and everything to live for. “You took that life away,” he said. “Your offending is yet another sad indictment of the fact that knives, drugs, alcohol and youths do not mix.”

Walton, Tyrelle and another friend spent some time together on the night of  April 3rd. They had taken Xanax and a drug known as ‘lean’ which contains both codeine and promethazine mixed with fruit juice.

The following afternoon, the three had  a party with a group of friends in a room that Tyrelle rented at the Britannia Hotel, Northenden. Before they got there at around 6pm, They had all taken Xanax and once there they also took cocaine and cannabis, and were drinking lean mixed with fizzy drinks as well as Ciroc vodka and Courvoisier brandy.

At around 5.50am Walton, Tyrelle and another friend, Kerris Stone went back to the house where Tyrelle lived with his mum and younger brother in Crossacres Road._20190407_131345

After further drinking, a fight broke out between Walton and Tyrelle, and he made clear that he wanted you to leave the house.

Walton had told the court he picked up the kitchen knife and stabbed Tyrelle in self-defence. Walton then fled from the house with the knife in his pocket.  Walton discarded the knife to the rear of his house, after cleaning himself up before running away from the police.

Mr Justice Bryan, told Walton in his sentencing remarks: “Sadly, despite prompt and skilled medical intervention Tyrelle died from the injuries you had inflicted shortly after 5pm the same day.

“Having inflicted what had proved to be fatal wound on Tyrelle, you did not stay to assist your friend.

“On the contrary, you ran from the scene, and discarded the knife with which you had inflicted that fatal injury after first visiting your house to clean yourself up.

“Tyrelle was only 20. He had his life ahead of him and everything to live for. You took that life away.

“Your offending is yet another sad indictment of the fact that knives, drugs, alcohol and youths do not mix.

“I have had careful regard to the personal victim statement of his mum. It makes painful reading. For her, and her other children, life will never be the same again.”