Today’s Best Greater Manchester Stories – Thursday 23 December 2021

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A woman is still fighting for her life after being caught in a horror crash on the M60, a devastated mother said her teenage son was beaten by a stranger in a random and unprovoked attack in Trafford, and With just days to go before Christmas, hundreds of police took to the city streets in a massive crackdown on crime.

Here are the best stories from our website today.

“I felt sick, I was just screaming”: Mum’s horror after her son “was beaten by a stranger in a random attack”



When Tom asked what he was doing, the stranger rocked for him

A mother says her teenage son was beaten by a stranger in a random and unprovoked attack in Trafford.

Tom Ryan picked up his mother Lorraine after an evening of work in the early hours of December 19.

The two were getting into a cab on Flixton Road in Urmston, when a man approached them.

Lorraine says he grabbed her from behind and pulled her back.

When Tom asked what he was doing, the stranger leaned over him, she added.

The 19-year-old was punched several times in the face and injured his knee as he tried to escape.

Read the full story here.

Dozens of BPF agents smash homes, arrest 14 in massive Christmas crackdown



Operation AVRO – Windsor Road and Winterdyne Street in Harpurhey.

“You shouldn’t be surprised if your door enters on Christmas Day.”

That’s the tough message one of Greater Manchester’s top cops sent to criminals this holiday season.

Just days before Christmas, hundreds of police took to the city streets in a massive crackdown on crime.

Across the city, doors were smashed, drugs and weapons were seized, and arrests were made as part of a massive police operation.

The day of action was part of Operation Avro, which sees BPF targeting criminals in a different borough each month.

Today (23 December) the focus was on Manchester and MEN were invited to watch it all unfold firsthand.

Read the full story here.

Teenager arrested at Manchester Airport for attempted murder as mother and daughter fight for life



Care worker Sabrina Rushton, 31, and her 13-year-old daughter Rubi-Mae Martin both remain in hospital in “critical and stable” condition

An 18-year-old man has been arrested at Manchester Airport on suspicion of attempted murder.

This is the fourth police arrest following a horrific fire in the Bentilee neighborhood of Stoke on Trent on December 16.

As reported by StokeonTrentLive, care assistant Sabrina Rushton, 31, and her 13-year-old daughter, Rubi-Mae Martin, both remain in hospital in “critical and stable” condition after the Beverley incident. Drive.

A Staffordshire Police spokesperson said: ‘Officers arrested a fourth man in connection with a house fire in Bentilee last week.

“An 18-year-old man from the Stoke-on-Trent area was arrested at Manchester Airport on Wednesday on suspicion of attempted murder.

“He has since been released on police bail. Investigations are continuing.”

Read the full story here.

21-year-old fought for life in M60 horror smash



Relief rushed to the scene on December 19

A woman fought for her life in hospital after being involved in a horror crash on the M60.

The serious incident happened last Sunday, December 19, and involved three vehicles, including cars and a truck.

A woman, just 21, who is now in critical condition, had to be cut from her Vauxhall by firefighters after being trapped.

The other five were slightly injured.

The incident happened shortly after 7:30 p.m. on the counterclockwise stretch of highway between Junctions 16 and 17, near the Clifton Interchange.

The highway was closed overnight as emergency services investigated.

Drivers were stuck in queues for more than three hours after the crash.

Read the full story here.

Huge queues across Manchester as shoppers flock to shops during the Christmas Day rush



People line up at Threadgold Butchers in Timperley.

Turkeys are being scooped up, vegetables and cheese stored by customers in Manchester food stores, as the Christmas rush has started in earnest today.

For those collecting orders from butchers on Thursday, queues were seen winding the sidewalks with shops and shopping streets packed across the region with people hoping to get (a bit) ahead of the chaos planned for Christmas Eve.

In Timperley, the legendary queue at Treadgold’s Butchers was more epic than ever on Thursday, though, like last year, customers were masked as they waited patiently outside in the chilly December air.

A customer, Peter Cable, noted in a Facebook post that despite arriving at 7:55 am, he did not manage to escape until 9:00 am, but praised the local favorite for his “excellent service, as always” .

Taylor’s of Sale was also making a roaring trade, with reports of an hour and a half waiting since the gates opened at 7:30 a.m., with the line wrapped around the nearby parking lot off Northenden Road.

Read the full story here.

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