MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED WITH CHEMICAL BURNS IN CADISHEAD AFTER LARGE BOOM HEARD ACROSS PARTS OF SALFORD THIS MORNING
Emergency services are currently attending a scene on Liverpool Road in which at least one person is thought to have been injured after a large boom was heard across parts of Salford this morning.
Shortly after 11am this morning (22nd Dec), police fire and ambulance services were seen arriving at a premises on Liverpool Road in Cadishead, a man said to be in his 30's was later rushed to hospital in a serious condition after suffering chemical burns.
A hazardous materials team (HART) are on site and dealing with the situation and an investigation into the incident is underway.
A NWAS spokesperson said:
“We called about an incident 11:07, and we have attended with multiple resources including an ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and members of Hazardous Area Response Team (HART).
“We have taken one male patient to hospital.”
Greater Manchester Police have released the following statement:
"Officers were called around 11.20am today (Tuesday 22 December 2020) to a report a man had suffered chemical burns at a premises on Liverpool Road, Cadishead.
"Emergency services are in attendance and an investigation is ongoing.
"A man in his 30s has been taken to hospital in a serious condition."
Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Services, said:
"At 11.16 this morning, 22nd December 2020, we received a 999 call reporting that a chemical explosion had occurred at an industrial site on Liverpool Road, Irlam.
"Firefighters from Irlam and Cheshire responded immediately and are on the scene currently. One man has been seriously injured and conveyed to hospital by North West Ambulance Service with significant burn injuries.
"Firefighters have rapidly established a cordon and made safe all other structures and hazardous materials on the site and a Hazardous Materials Officer is making an assessment of the scene.
"Greater Manchester Police are at the incident and the Health and Safety Executive have been notified.
We will update this article as we know more.
A man has been jailed for over six years after he carried out rape on a Salford woman in July 2019, whilst she was sleeping alone in her room.
Daniel James (27/10/1998), of Nelson Drive, Cadishead, was sentenced yesterday (Wednesday 2 December 2020) at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square, after previously admitting one count of rape.
The court heard that James raped the woman – aged in her 50s – in the early hours of Saturday 6 July 2019 at his home after leaving his room, where he had been with friends, and going into the room she was sleeping in.
James raped her while she was asleep, before running off when the victim began to wake up and fight him off.
Understandably shaken, the victim left the address and went home and made a report to police later that day.
When officers later went to the address, James was in the garden with his friends and made off on foot as soon as he saw police.
James handed himself in the following day and was subsequently arrested and charged with rape. After pleading guilty to rape in October 2020, he has now been ordered to serve six years and three months in custody and made to sign the sex offenders’ register for life.
Detective Constable Leanne Jackson, of GMP’s Swinton CID, said:
Greater Manchester is nationally recognised as a model of good practice in terms of support services available to victims.
If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and report it to the police, or a support agency so you can get the help and support available.
-Greater Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential information, support and counselling service run by women for women over 18 who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives. Call us on 0161 273 4500 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
-St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Manchester provides a comprehensive and coordinated forensic, counselling and medical aftercare service to anyone in Greater Manchester who has experienced rape or sexual assault. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and people can access them via Greater Manchester Police, or as a self-referral.
- Survivors Manchester provides specialist trauma informed support to boys and men in Greater Manchester who have experienced sexual abuse, rape or sexual exploitation. Call 0161 236 2182.
Cadishead Councillor Lewis Nelson has been appointed as Salford's first Wildlife Champion.
In this role, Councillor Nelson will be responsible for championing wildlife across city and working with partners and residents to improve green spaces for wildlife.
He will also take responsibility for creating a Salford Wildlife Forum, similar to that of the Salford Walking and Cycling Forum, that will allow residents to shape the priorities of the city in respect to wildlife.
Lewis is one of the youngest councillors in Salford but has been directly involved in helping to protect the the local moss lands and its huge variety of wildlife since an early age. He was a regular face at the Barton Moss anti-fracking camp and has stood against proposals which would see over a thousand new homes built on Chat Moss.
Since becoming a local councillor he has remained a keen environmentalist campaigner and has used his voice to champion the need to protect the green lungs of Salford on countless occasions, often putting himself at odds with his fellow councillors in his area.
Despite tough opposition Lewis won his seat in Cadishead based purely upon his own merits and the hard work and shear dedication he has put into his local and wider Salford community, he remains committed to working hard to protect the local greenbelt as well as Salford's other greenspaces and its wildlife.
This important role for Salford could not have been placed in a more safer and well suited pair of hands.
Councillor Lewis Nelson said
Pictured is Councillor Nelson visiting Dales Brown in Swinton.
A project that has introduced a new sustainable drainage scheme, created a new diverse habitat, and has become a true asset for local people to enjoy.
A crowd-funding bid has been launched to raise £17,950 for an iconic Manchester sculpture damaged by vandals.
The sculpture At the End of the Day has been admired and enjoyed by generations of local people in Irlam (& Cadishead) since it was created by a very talented schoolboy 40 years ago this year.
The full-scale replica of a man in a flat cap relaxing on a bench was restored in 2016 and took pride of place on a platform at the refurbished Irlam Station House, where it won a new audience of commuters and visitors, many keen to take a selfie with it.
Following vandalism, the statue was moved to safe storage. Campaigners want to mark its 40th anniversary by raising enough money to recreate it, ideally in bronze so that it will be enjoyed outside for several more decades, and restore it to its rightful place at the Station House.
In 1978, Simon Law made At the End of the Day for his O-Level art exams, creating it from clay, plaster of Paris, mesh and cloth, with a metallic paint coating finish
Then aged 15, the Irlam school pupil was an aspiring sculptor - one of his other creations, a bust of Ena Sharples actress Violet Carson, was bought by Granada Studios.
Simon, now a senior design manager for John Sisk and Son, said:
The sculpture – also known locally as The Man on the Bench – was on proud display at Irlam High, for years before it had to be rehoused due to school refurbishments.
Irlam charity the Hamilton Davies Trust (HDT) became guardians of the statue and funded its restoration in a project which took over 140 hours. It then took pride of place at Irlam Station.
Often thought to represent a tired shift-worker from the town’s now defunct steelworks, it has come to symbolise the regeneration of Irlam’s Station House from a run-down building into a vibrant community hub.
In 2017, vandals broke off the statue’s leg, leaving the sculpture looking dented and bashed about.
HDT is now leading the new appeal to make the statue stronger than ever. It has also submitted a funding request to The Arts Council.
Mandy Coleman, Consultant General Manager of HDT, said:
Donations can be made on the appeal page: www.gofundme.com/manonthebench