The top Greater Manchester news stories today – Friday, October 29


Some of the top stories across the Manchester’s Evening News today include the woman brutally attacked who says she’s lost faith in GMP, the latest police crackdown on anti-social behaviour on the Metrolink, and the Stockport chippy named one of the best in the country.

In case you missed them, we’ve put together some teasers below and links to full articles.

“I’ve lost all faith in them”: Woman dragged from a car, beaten up and abandoned in the street at 3am… but five weeks later GMP have done nothing – despite having a name for the suspect

A woman brutally attacked by a man she met online said she has lost faith in GMP, as five weeks passed without the force taking action.

A police chief apologised for delays in investigating the case, and vowed that a senior officer would be in touch.

The victim was dragged from a car, beaten and then abandoned in a street at 3am by her attacker, who she met on an online chat forum.

She suffered serious facial injuries and required hospital treatment.

She provided gave police a name and details of the suspect.

‘Why didn’t he stop?’: Family’s anger after man trying to flee from police kills teen

Dylan Forster (left) has been jailed for six years for causing the death of Deon Simpson by dangerous driving

Deon Simpson was just weeks away from celebrating his 18th birthday when he was killed.

He was the passenger in a car being driven by his friend, 20-year-old Dylan Forster.

Forster, who had no driving licence or insurance, tried to ‘outrun’ an unmarked police car during a chase through the streets of Burnage.

He lost control of his car and smashed into a building.

Forster was jailed for six years after admitting causing death by dangerous driving.

There were emotional scenes as several of Deon’s relatives burst into tears, with one branding the length of sentence ‘disgusting’ and an ‘absolute joke’.

Police tackle problem Metrolink line after ’30-strong’ gang attack at tram stop

Two arrests were made and 55 penalty fines handed out by police who launched a crackdown on crime and anti-social behaviour on the Metrolink.

It came during a night of action on the Bury and Whitefield line on Monday evening.

The crackdown followed a ’30 strong’ gang attack at the Radcliffe stop two weeks earlier.

Officers arrested a man arrested for immigration offences at Bury, and another man wanted on warrant arrested at Radcliffe.

Chief Inspector Jamie Collins from GMP’s Bury Neighbourhood team said: “I am keen to reassure our local communities their voices are heard; we have listened to concerns and this activity demonstrates how we are working with partners to continue to tackle ASB, and proactively target those involved.

“We will continue to have extra police officers deployed with our TFGM partners on the Metrolink line, as this kind of behaviour will not be tolerated.”

Historic Upper and Lower Campfield Market buildings to be transformed

Two of Manchester city centre’s most distinctive buildings are set to be revamped after being granted Government funding.

The Upper and Lower Campfield Market buildings will be transformed into an ‘affordable tech hub’ with more than 1,000 workspaces.

The historic Lower Campfield Market Hall was until recently was used as the Air and Space Hall by the Museum of Science and Industry.

Repair work to the vacant Upper Campfield Market is due to start in March 2022.

The buildings have been awarded funding as part of the £20million Culture in the City scheme.

“The lasting impact of projects like these to the city’s economic potential cannot be underestimated as we recover from the pandemic,” Manchester council leader Sir Richard Leese said.

Stockport chippy named one of the best in the country – is it really that good?

Taylor’s fish and chips has been serving Woodley locals since 1966.

And its battered treats have earned the chippy the prestigious honour of being featured in the ‘Official Guide to the UK’s Quality Fish and Chip Shops 2021’.

The traditional restaurant has been run by Anne Wallace’s family for 55 years, and she has even been awarded an OBE from Prince Charles for her commitment to training her staff and serving the community.

The M.E.N. went along to find out for ourselves just why Taylor’s has received this distinction.

Here is our verdict.

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