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  1. Police were called after reports of yet another firearms discharge on a Salford street, the 26th shooting in the city since last January. This time a dog unfortunately received a gunshot wound but fortunately we can report that it survived the attack and it is not thought that it was the intended target. At around 10:30am yesterday morning (Tuesday 25th Feb), police responded to a report of a firearms discharge at a property on Lissadel Street which had apparently taken place the night before at around 10:30pm. Three masked men reportedly knocked on the door fired upon the property as the door was opened before fleeing the scene. An area was temporarily cordoned off as forensics officers carried out searches.
  2. Representatives from high schools in Salford will come together this Friday (February 28) to learn about knife crime – and it’s all thanks to young people from the city. Salford’s Youth Council has organised the half day conference after young people raised knife crime as a concern. Representatives from Greater Manchester Police, will be taking part along with former gang member turned youth worker Hezron Brown from Birmingham who won last year’s Pride of Britain award. The Broughton Trust’s anti-knife crime play GetHelp, aimed at pupils in years 10 and 11 to help them understand the risk and consequences of carrying a knife will also be performed. Youth Mayor Rose Palmer, 16, Youth MP Jude Paterson, 14 and Youth Council member Ollie Edwards, 14, have been the driving force behind the project. Rose, who attends St Patrick’s RC High School, said: Jude, a pupil at Swinton High school, added: Youth Council members have also put together a pack of information for young delegates and their teachers to take back to school so they can share what they have learned in an assembly. Councillor David Lancaster, lead member for environment and community safety , said: Funding for the conference at Broughton Hub came from a £300,000 package of help from the Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester, Baroness Beverley Hughes. Salford City Council has used the funds on initiatives to help young people stay safe, improve their school attendance and achievements, reduce the number of school exclusions and cut the number of young people involved in crime and/or in custody. Other initiatives include mentoring and coaching for young people in custody and more trading standards work to ensure businesses are complying with the law on knife sales. Chief Inspector Ben Ewart, of GMP’s Salford Division, said:
  3. The money will be used to support the 23-storey Stanley Street residential project with works set to start on site in March. English Cities Fund, a joint venture between Muse, Legal and General and Homes England, submitted the request for £4.7m from the Salford Central Development Trust Account (DTA) – because the site is nonviable without the contribution. The DTA account was set up in 2006 to ‘lock in’ the value created from more profitable developments in the Salford Central master-plan area to support less viable projects. Planning permission was approved in October 2019 for a landmark 23-storey building with 6-storey podium block to provide 211 apartments, ground floor commercial units and £3.3 million of public realm improvements. Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett said: The Salford Central Master-plan is a 20 year regeneration initiative. It is one of the UK’s largest development projects, ranking 25th in Planning magazine's 2013 survey of the country’s 100 biggest regeneration projects. The Salford Central Master-plan is made up of two inter-dependent but distinct areas; Chapel Street and New Bailey. The scheme has the capacity to provide £650 million investment, 11,000 new jobs and 197,000 sqm of commercial space. Projects complete so far include: · the £10m transformation of the A6 corridor, which has delivered 17,000sqm of improved highways and public realm in and around Chapel Street · completion of English Cities Fund’s ‘Vimto Gardens’ mixed use residential and retail scheme fronting Chapel Street, delivering 83 apartments and 14 town houses in addition to ground floor retail and commercial units · installation of a new footbridge linking New Bailey to Manchester’s Spinningfields district which will lead to a direct pedestrian route to Salford Central Station through the New Bailey regeneration area · completion of the first phase at New Bailey includes a 143 bedroom riverside hotel (Premier Inn), new junction arrangements and a multi storey car park at Irwell Street · conversion of the long vacant ‘Brown Brothers’ engineering site on the corner of Chapel Street and Trinity Way into a 4 star independent boutique hotel and spa ‘The Ainscow’. Over 90% of the workforce was recruited locally through a recruitment and training partnership developed in conjunction with the Broughton Trust and Salford City Council
  4. Due to the abysmal weather just four games went ahead in the Junior and Senior Section during the weekend of Saturday & Sunday 22nd/23rd February 2020. Away to Abraham Moss Blue in the Challenge Tournament Beechfield United U/10’s Lightning’s cup run came to an end despite an impressive overall performance in this quarter-final tie. The teams were equally matched for most of the game but a couple of unstoppable goals helped Abraham Moss on their way to winning the game. Defender Charlie Swift produced a brilliant display and goals for Beechy came via Man of the Match Jeano Baker who netted a hat trick and Brodie Mundy. On Sunday Beechy U/11’s Lightning (9v9) were also involved in the Challenge Tournament when they met Manchester Maccabi Wolves on the Astroturf Pitch at Salford Sports Village. Playing against a gale force wind in the first half Beechy went a goal down following a very dubious penalty decision and as they attempted to keep the ball on the ground a well organised Maccabi side made it difficult for Lightning to find an equalising goal. With the wind behind them in the second half Beechy dominated the tie as they created some great attacking football and with ten minutes to go the teams shared eight goals, but Maccabi twice hit United on the break and were able to seal the victory. On target for Lightning were Sean Cosgrove, Scott Howarth and Matt Cox who shared the Man of the Match award with Eesa Afzal. Theo Hayward deserves a special mention after he took on the role of goalkeeper at the very last minute. In the Manchester Evening News Cup United’s Saturday Morning Senior team met Manchester North End at home in the quarter-finals and celebrated a 5-3 victory. After a shaky start and conceding the opening goal United gradually took control of the game and held a 4-1 lead but North End scored again before half time. In the second half the visitors were awarded a highly debatable penalty that made it 4-3 and North End kept the pressure for long periods on United’s back four Man of the Match Anhmy Le, Ben Donohue, Anthony Wallis and Adam Boakes plus keeper Chris Pollock but a fifth goal for Beechy in the 87th minute booked their place in the semi-finals. Max Leonard (4) and Wes Pierce got the goals. Beechy Reserves stretched their unbeaten run to eight games after they beat Atherton Town Reserves 3-0 in the Open Trophy. The awful weather failed to take the gloss off this brilliant all-round performance and United fully deserved their victory. Keenan Switzer gave United the lead from the penalty-spot then Danny Lee added the second goal with an accurate side footed finish. Atherton Town couldn’t find a way to breakdown United’s superbly organised defensive quartet of David McCarthy, George Switzer, Lucas Morgan and Man of the Match Deren Saunders and Callum Davies guaranteed the win when he scored the third goal.
  5. Housing association, Salix Homes, recently donated £500 through its Springboard community fund to local support group Time Out for Carers.  The group which offers support, respite and information about carers rights to unpaid carers, meets every Wednesday afternoon at the Sutton Community Centre in Langworthy. The cash boost means the group can continue to provide social events and activities for its hard-working members throughout the year. Jean Elliott, the group’s secretary said: The Springboard community grant programme supports projects and initiatives in Salford that boost community spirit, promote health and wellbeing, reduce isolation or improve the environment. Warren Carlon, communities service director at Salix Homes, said: The group is soon moving to Springbank, run by Salix Homes in Seedley.  Since launching Springboard in 2017, Salix Homes has donated more than £100,000 to local groups and projects in Salford. Recipients have included a care home, dance troupes, grassroots football teams, bowlers, computer clubs and community gardening projects. If you would like to attend Time Out for Carers, the sessions run every Wednesday between 12pm- 3pm. You can reach Jean on 0161 727 8406 or Elizabeth on 0161 915 8965.  Photo: Carol Williams, Jean Elliott, Elizabeth Royle and neighbourhood officer Scott Hardman.
  6. Police were called after a member of the public discovered the body of a man thought to be in his 30's on land situated just off Parrin Lane in Eccles on Friday (Feb 21st). Police say that there are no suspicious circumstances associated with his death. An investigation has now been launched and enquiries are on going. A statement released by Greater Manchester Police said:
  7. Police are appealing for the public's help in finding Nancy Smith who was last seen in Salford on 19th February 2020. If anyone knows of her whereabouts then please call police on 101 with the reference number MSP/06FF/445/20
  8. Salford’s pioneering Project Gulf, set up to tackle organised crime in the city, is to fund a new initiative – Jobs not Prison. The project, which will be run by the Broughton Trust charity, will work with around 30 young adults a year who have challenging behaviour and/or criminal records. The Trust has already found local employers willing to take part and a full time, dedicated worker will provide support to those involved. Councillor David Lancaster, lead member for environment and community safety, said Project Gulf, which has been copied nationwide, was set up to deter re-offending as well as take down gangs and criminals. Project Gulf will contribute over £13,400 to Jobs not Prison while Greater Manchester Police, which will refer offenders to the project, will add an extra £5,000. Another £7,500 will be added by Project Challenger, the Greater Manchester wide initiative to tackle gangs and organised crime. Graham Cooper, project manager with the Broughton Trust said:
  9. Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace the next of kin of a man from Salford. Saad Ismail Ali (27/05/1968), aged 51, passed away at his home address at Rock Bank, Lower Broughton Road, Salford on 20 February 2020. There are believed to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. Anyone with information about Saad’s next of kin should contact the Police Coroner’s Office in Bolton on 0161 856 4687.
  10. GMP Traffic officers have been left bewildered after discovering three locked and secured cars left abandoned on random roads around Little Hulton. The vehicles show no visible signs of damage and were left blocking carriageways and pavements around the area. Two of the vehicles are Vauxhall Corsas and the other is a Ford Fiesta, so if you woke up missing one then you know where to look. Our resident expert on Aliens 'Tony Flynn' has not ruled out Abduction. If you have had an encounter with extra terrestrials then please find some handy links to sources which can help you get over the trauma. https://salford.media/gethelp Photos: GMP Traffic
  11. As we reported yesterday evening, shortly before 8.25pm on Saturday 23 February 2020, police were called to reports of a firearm being discharged at a vehicle on Weaste Lane in Salford. Officers attended but the offenders had fled the scene prior to police arrival. There have been no reported injuries. Officers carried out a forensic investigation and have found evidence that shots had been fired on Willows Road, a cordon was put in place whilst enquiries were carried out at the scene. A police cordon remains in place this morning with the bottom end of Weaste Lane closed completely, drivers are being told to seek alternative routes. Police say that so far no arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing. Patrols in the area were stepped up over-night. Anyone with any information should call police on 0161 856 4592 or 101 quoting incident number 2943 of 22/02/2020, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
  12. A section of Weaste Lane towards the junction with Liverpool Street has been cordoned off by police this evening after residents reported hearing a number of loud bangs in the vicinity. A cordon is also in place on Willows Road and police forensics officers are reportedly at the scene. A video posted to Twitter shows police vehicles blocking the opening to Weaste Lane at its junction with Liverpool Street. We have approached Greater Manchester Police for further information and will update this post accordingly. Inset Photo: Andy P Main Photo: Brendan Stewart
  13. Police have launched an appeal for information after three police vans were vandalised in Salford as officers were conducting a knife sweep in Broughton. At around 4pm yesterday (Friday 21 February 2020), three unoccupied police vans were criminally damaged on Heath Avenue, Salford whilst officers were out on patrol. Officers returned from a successful knife sweep operation in which a number of offensive items were recovered to find that the vans had been vandalised. No one was injured however two of the vans had smashed windscreens and two had damaged tyres. No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing. Chief Inspector Ben Ewart of GMP’s Salford division said: Anyone with any information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 1908 of 21/02/20. Reports can also be made anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
  14. Detectives are appealing for more information after a firearms discharge in Salford. At around 9pm on Wednesday 19 February 2020 police were called to reports of a firearms discharge on Murray Avenue in Salford. A shotgun was fired through the window of a property. The offenders fled the scene before police arrived. There are no injuries. An investigation is underway. No arrests have been made. A cordon was in place but has since been lifted. Inspector Rebecca Mills of GMP’s Salford District said: Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 5345, quoting incident number 2952 of 19/02/2020 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
  15. Police in Salford are seeking to reassure the public after a couple of incidents which happened over night in Salford. An industrial firework was set off on Sangster Court, off Howard Street near Salford Quays which prompted a huge police response in the area and fears a pipe bomb has been detonated. A Police Spokesperson said: This not the first time such an incident has happened in recent weeks as a silver ford fiesta was tagetted in a similar attack on Bradden Close in Clarendon. Meanwhile in Higher Broughton a home came under attack from a firearms discharge. Police are saying that neither incident is thought to be linked and there is no wider threat to the public. In a statement on the GMP Salford Facebook Page, they said:



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