From the Gorton & Openshaw Archives
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15th Feb A man has been arrested following the sexual assault and attempted rape of a 10-year-old girl in Openshaw last week. Just after 2pm on Saturday February 10th, police were called to reports of an attempted rape off Kincraig Close. The young girl had been walking with friends before she became separated from them and was […]
11th Feb Police say extra officers will be on patrol in Openshaw after a man attempted to rape a 10-year-old girl yesterday afternoon. Officers say the girl became separated from her friends on Kincraig Close at around 2pm on Saturday. She was approached by a man who then attempted to rape her on open land nearby. The […]
11th Feb Police are appealing from anyone who witnessed a crash last night which tragically claimed the life of an elderly woman to contact them. An elderly man also injured in the collision is in a life-threatening condition in hospital. The tragedy happened just before 8.10pm last night (Saturday) when police were called to Hyde Road (A57), Ardwick, […]
3rd Feb The very first Mayor of Greater Manchester’s Question Time for Tameside was aired live on Tameside Radio 103.6FM and proved to be a sometimes heated and passionate debate. Staged at Guardsman Tony Downes House in Droylsden, it was the best attended Question Time yet with some 140 people at the event and the questions soon started to come […]
17th Jan Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Gorton yesterday afternoon. The 40-year-old victim was attacked by a group of men on Matthews Street in West Gorton at around 4.20pm. He suffered multiple stab wounds, thought to be in the leg, and was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary, where he remains in […]
5th Jan The funeral of a motorcyclist from Haughton Green takes places in Dukinfield today, January 5th. 30-year-old Michael Pilkington died when his Suzuki motorbike collided with a Peugeot 208 in Gorton on December 5th, and more than £4,700 has been raised on a Just Giving page to help pay the costs of his funeral. Michael’s family, […]
27th Dec Police are attempting to trace the next-of-kin of a man from Gorton. 89-year-old Eric Norton passed away at his home address on Christmas Day. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. It is thought that Eric’s family may live abroad and anyone with information about the family is asked to contact the Police Coroner’s […]
16th Dec A 32-year-old woman who was missing from Gorton has now been found, police have confirmed. Suzanne Cooke had been missing since she was last seen at her home on Wednesday evening at around 10pm on Thomson Road. She has been in contact with someone on Thursday but her friends and family hadn’t heard from her […]
6th Dec The family of a father-of-two from Haughton Green, killed in a collision in Belle Vue yesterday (Tuesday), have paid tribute to a ‘loving father, partner, son and brother’. Michael Pilkington died when his Suzuki motorbike collided with a Peugeot 208 on Hyde Road, close to the junction with Redgate Lane, at around 7am. Emergency services […]
5th Dec A motorcyclist has died after a crash in Belle Vue this morning. Just after 7am, police were called to Hyde Road, close to the junction of Redgate Lane, to reports of a collision between a Peugeot 208 and a Suzuki motorbike. Emergency services attempted to treat the motorcyclist at the scene but he was sadly […]