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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.”


Wythenshawe drugs gang member jailed

Nathan LeeWythenshawe man, Nathan Lee, has been jailed for his role in a gang plotting to supply cocaine in Manchester.

Nathan Lee, aged 31, of Lawton Moor Road, Wythenshawe pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine and was sentenced to six years and nine months in prison at Manchester Crown Court.

He is one of five men jailed following an investigation into the supply of drugs.

Officers from GMP’s Serious and Organised Crime group launched Operation Reagan – an investigation into the supply of drugs and firearms in Manchester.

The operation identified five key players in the organised crime group who were responsible for supplying class A drugs, and a ‘safe house’ used by the group in Whitefield was put under police surveillance.

In June 2018, Mohammed Sarwar was observed leaving the ‘safe house’ and placing packaging into a wheelie bin in Prestwich. This was recovered by police and found to be empty packaging consistent with bulk amount cocaine wrapping. Later that month, Jordan Clements was also seen depositing empty packaging in a public waste bin, and when recovered the packaging contained traces of cocaine.

In July 2018, officers raided the group’s ‘safe house’ in Whitefield. In a cupboard under the stairs, officers discovered 2.5 kilos of cocaine, half a kilo of crack cocaine, 860g heroin and 861g of MDMA. Drug paraphernalia relating to drug supply was also found in the house.

Hidden inside a bag in the downstairs cupboard was an Uzi sub machine gun and ammunition. A forensic examination later identified DNA from Clements on the gun.

Police also raided Anthony Frost and Nathan Lee’s flat, and  found ¼ kilo of cocaine, £34,000 in cash and a cash counting machine. In Marcel Madden’s home address half a kilo of MDMA was recovered.

Jordan Clements, aged 27 of Byron Terrace, Failsworth pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine, heroin and MDMA, possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of criminal property and sentenced to a total of 15 years in prison.

Mohammed Sarwar, 27, of Perth Avenue, Chadderton pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine, heroin and MDMA and sentenced to six years and nine months in prison.

Anthony Frost,27, of Silsden Walk, Salford pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine, money laundering and failure to supply a phone pin to police and sentenced to eight years and four months in prison.

Marcel Madden, 25, of Weybridge Road, Manchester pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply MDMA and sentenced to four years and three months.

Detective inspector Lee Griffin of GMP’s Serious and Organised Crime Group, said: “During the course of the investigation the group were observed and the key players responsible for conspiring to bring multiple kilos of cocaine, heroin and MDMA to the streets of Manchester were soon identified.

“Drugs are destructive and blight our communities, and as a result of this operation these men are now behind bars where they should be.

Police praise brave victims as Wythenshawe child rapist is jailed

COBANE, Robert CharlesA Wythenshawe man who repeatedly raped and abused two young girls has been jailed for 19 years.

Robert Charles Cobane, aged 42, of Painswick Road, Wythenshawe preyed on the girls, who were between the ages of 7 and 12, in the mid-2000s.

Cobane was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court today, after being found guilty of three counts of rape of a child under 13-years-old and two counts of sexual assault of a child under 13 by penetration. He will also be added to the sex offender register for life.

Police today praised the brave victims who came forward to report Cobane’s crimes.

Cobane would rape one of the girls in the back of a van, as well as at a property in Wythenshawe.

He would also sometimes abuse them both in front of each other and threatened to kill one of the victims if she ever said anything about the abuse.

In the years since the offences, the two victims spoke with each other and decided to report it to police in August 2015.

Detective Constable Terina Arthern of GMP’s Major Incidents Team said: “Cobane subjected two innocent young girls to a relentless campaign of horrific sexual abuse.

“These despicable assaults took place over the course of several years.

“The victims have shown great bravery in coming forward and reporting these crimes to police. Thanks to them, a dangerous individual is now behind bars and he cannot harm any other children.”

Wythenshawe man appears in court charged with city centre rape

14713600_1358214874218957_3712206343258111639_nA Wythenshawe man has been charged after a woman was raped and a man was robbed in Manchester city centre. 

Peter Timmins, aged 28, of Padworth Walk in Wythenshawe has been charged with two counts of rape and an attempted robbery on a woman. He was further charged with one count of robbery against a man.

He appeared at Manchester Magistrates’ Court and has been remanded in custody to appear at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square on Monday 5 November 2018.

At around 3.15am on Sunday 7 October police received a report that a man had been robbed on a walkway off Travis Street.

Around 30 minutes later police received a further report that a woman was raped earlier in the same walkway.

An investigation was launched immediately.

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”