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Manchester – Man Stabbed and Robbed in Vicious Attack

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A man was stabbed in the back and robbed in a vicious attack in Longsight.

At about 3am on Monday 22 December 2014 the victim was walking home from the local shop, along Longford Place and when he reached the junction of Ayton Grove he was approached by two men. One of the men grabbed his wrist and tried to steal his watch, but the victim pulled away and was punched in the face. The other man stabbed him twice in the back and the victim fell to the floor and was stabbed twice more, before the men fled the scene. He was taken to hospital and treated for stab wounds.

The man who stabbed him is described as West Indian, in his 30s, of stocky build with short black hair and stubble, about 5ft 8in tall and was wearing a green jacket.

The other man is described as West Indian, in his 30s, about 6ft tall and of slim build.

Detective Constable Danielle Bullivant of South Manchester division said: “Fortunately the man’s injuries are not life-threatening, but this was a violent attack that left a man in hospital.

“The man targeted him as he walked alone and continued to attack him, even after he had fallen to the floor.

“I would urge anybody who may have been in the area at the time of the attack, or recognises the descriptions of the offenders, to call police.”

Anyone with information should supply should phone police on 0161 856 4223 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Verne Troyer has tragically died aged just 49

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Verne Troyer who was know for his role in Mini-Me within the Austin Powers films has tragically died today.

Verne had made it public that he was struggling with alcoholism & depression leading up to his death.

On April 3rd Verne was rushed to hospital following suspected alcohol poisoning. A friend contacted police after a call from Verne who appeared to be very upset, drunk and feeling suicidal.

His agent has released a statement requesting thoughts and prayers for Verne at a difficult time.

“Asking you to keep Verne in your thoughts and prayers. He’s getting the best care possible and is resting comfortably.

“Appreciate the support from family, friends, and fans around the world. We will keep you updated here.”

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Verne.

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Cops catch gang of criminals leaving Hartlepool in stolen cars

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Recently in Hartlepool there has been an increase in criminals targeting Ford Fiesta cars, because criminals have a device that gets them into the car without the need for a key.

Over recent months up to Three Fiesta at a time have been going missing.

This morning the gang was at it again but this tome they didn’t count on the CDSOU A Relief who this morning recovered not 1; not 2 but 3 Stolen Ford Fiesta motor cars all attempting to leave Hartlepool containing suspected travelling criminals.

Police said “One of the vehicles unfortunately lost control and crashed while the other 2 vehicles had their front tyres stung and limped to a stop with one of the vehicle’s going the wrong way onto the A19 which was stopped by an unmarked vehicle. The driver was detained after a short foot chase and with the assistance of dog section 2 more males were also detained from another vehicle.

“Offences these males were arrested on suspicion of were theft of motor vehicle; drink driving; drug driving; dangerous driving; fail to stop for Police; no insurance and no licence.”

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TV Presenter Dale Winton Dies Aged 62

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Dale Winton who was best known for his game show Supermarket Sweep and In It To Win it has tragically died aged 62z

His agent has this evening confirmed the very sad news that Winton has lost his life.

No further details around Winton’s death have been released and it is requested that his family are offered privacy at this very tragic time.

His long-term agent Jan Kennedy said:

It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of Dale Winton who died at home earlier today.

While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time of grief.

A number of tributes have been left on Twitter

Winton started his career as a DJ in London and he was soon hosting his own show on local radio.

This lead Winton to joining the BBC Bristol to present Pet Watch for BBC One.

Over the years he also worked for Channel 4 ITV and on BBC One’s national lottery show.

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