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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.

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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Man killed in Wythenshawe crash “died a hero”

A man who was struck by a car in a road accident in Benchill earlier this week has died.

Paul John, from Wythenshawe, died in hospital last night, following the accident on Tuesday when he was struck by a Kia Picanto on Woodhouse Lane at the junction of Hollyhedge Road in Benchill.

The Manchester Evening News reported that the dad died a hero by pushing his nine-year-old daughter out of the way of the car to save her life. The youngster suffered only minor injuries following the crash.

Mr John, 47, also donated all of his organs to give the gift of life to others.


The Picanto, driven by an 88-year-old man also struck a 27 year-old woman with her two-year-old son who was in a push chair.


The woman was treated for a broken wrist but the boy was uninjured.

The driver of the Kia remained at the scene and is helping police with their enquiries. No arrests were made.

Stars of the 70s to recreate Wythenshawe’s Golden Garter Club magic

sheps-outside-the-golden-garterThere’ll be a blast from the past at the end of the month as the resident cabaret act at Wythenshawe’s Golden Garter  Club make a return visit to the town.

Shep’s Banjo Boys, who entertained at  The Golden Garter in Rowlandsway from 1968 until 1972, will play at the Lifestyle Centre in Woodhouse Park on September 30. Continue reading “Stars of the 70s to recreate Wythenshawe’s Golden Garter Club magic”

Man charged with assaulting baby girl in Baguley Tesco

385697146_174cdd460a_mA 63-year-old man has been charged with assaulting a five-day-old girl at at Tesco’s Baguley store in Wythenshawe.

David Hardy, of Longfield Road, Baguley, was bailed to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on October4

The alleged incident happened at the Tesco store on Altrincham Road in Baguley at about 6.45pm  on Monday.

It was reported that baby Elsie Rose was punched in the head when her mother, Amy Duckers was showing her off to friends at the store.

The baby girl was taken to hospital as a precaution and has been discharged.