Drug addict whose home was ‘cuckooed’ murdered days after telling police ‘he would be killed’ by gangsters, court hears

A ‘vulnerable’ drug addict whose home was ‘cuckooed’ was murdered in a revenge attack, prosecutors allege. Leigh Smith, affectionately known as Leroy, was found dead in his home in Eccles. He had previously told police about ‘Salford gangsters’ he was ‘in trouble with’ who had access to guns and that ‘he would be killed’. READ… Continue reading Drug addict whose home was ‘cuckooed’ murdered days after telling police ‘he would be killed’ by gangsters, court hears

Police specials patrol arrest speeding drug-driver and seize 14 bags of cannabis in Eccles

A busy Greater Manchester Police Specials patrol had to deal with two incidents at the same time on Sunday night. The specials car was dealing with one incident on Somerset Road in Eccles after 9pm which was interrupted by a speeding driver. The police patrol broke off and intercepted the speeding suspect, who has been… Continue reading Police specials patrol arrest speeding drug-driver and seize 14 bags of cannabis in Eccles

‘Disgraceful’ dog fouling on rugby pitches means fields will be fenced off

A grassroots rugby club in Salford has been given the go ahead to fence off its playing fields due to a ‘disgraceful’ amount of dog muck found on its pitches. Salford City Roosters has been granted planning permission to erect the 2.4 metre high metal fencing and gates around the fields off Hallsworth Road. It… Continue reading ‘Disgraceful’ dog fouling on rugby pitches means fields will be fenced off

LIVE: Nearly two miles of queues as M602 is closed due to ‘police incident’ – latest updates

A section of the M602 has been closed in Salford this morning. The motorway has been closed eastbound between junction 2 for Eccles and junction 3 for Salford (the Regent Road roundabout) due to a ‘police incident.’ A diversion is in place via the A576 and A57 through Salford. READ MORE: Busy night so far… Continue reading LIVE: Nearly two miles of queues as M602 is closed due to ‘police incident’ – latest updates

Greater Manchester cyclist on the cusp of Paralympic history after 15th gold medal – as she inspires the next generation

Almost 30 years since her first Paralympics medal – in a completely different sport – a Greater Manchester cyclist is on the cusp of making history. Dame Sarah Storey, from Eccles, Salford, claimed the first gold medal for ParalympicsGB in the Tokyo 2020 games earlier today (August 25). In doing so, the 43-year-old moves level… Continue reading Greater Manchester cyclist on the cusp of Paralympic history after 15th gold medal – as she inspires the next generation

Eccles tram line set to reopen after month-long closure for ‘critical’ works

The Eccles Metrolink line is set to reopen following a month-long closure. The tram route was closed on July 19 to allow engineers to fix two sections of track, a project that was initially set to take two weeks. However, having taken a closer look at the state of the tracks, experts decided that the… Continue reading Eccles tram line set to reopen after month-long closure for ‘critical’ works

Mum forced to hide with son, 5, after aggressive ex-partner broke restraining order and shouted abuse at her in kitchen

A mum hid in her neighbour’s garden with her 5-year-old son after her ex-partner broke his restraining order by walking into her kitchen and shouting abuse at her, a court heard. Jonathan David Fitzgerald, who has now been jailed, entered his ex’s home drunk and was ‘verbally aggressive’ towards her on June 19. He called… Continue reading Mum forced to hide with son, 5, after aggressive ex-partner broke restraining order and shouted abuse at her in kitchen