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City news in 250 words: Thursday 13 May

House of Fraser staff stabbing, arrest after PC blinded and Band on the Wall's programmer picks up a Sony award

Published on May 13th 2010.

City news in 250 words: Thursday 13 May

STAFF STABBING AT HOUSE OF FRASER: A fight which broke out between two employees at the Deansgate department store on Wednesday afternoon, resulted in one of them being stabbed repeatedly. A 40-year-old man suffered knife wounds to his back, neck and chest. Police have said his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. A 20-year-old was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. He remains in police custody.

BAND ON THE WALL'S, MIKE CHADWICK WINS SONY AWARD: The music programmer for Band on The Wall has been awarded silver in this year’s prestigious Sony Awards for his work with Jazz FM. He said: “Winning an award like this is an honour for any DJ – but to be recognised by an organization as prestigious as the Sony Awards makes it even more special.”

AN ARREST HAS BEEN MADE after a police officer was left blinded at a Manchester derby day. A 23-year-old man handed himself in to police on Wednesday. He was detained on suspicion of violent disorder and assault and has been bailed.

CHETHAM'S SCHOOL OF MUSIC is having a makeover. Work has started on the £36m extension to the school. Planning began in 2005 for the extension, which will be built alongside the existing 600-year-old building. Project leader Michael Oglesby said: "The development is pivotal to the ambitions of the Manchester city region. The magic of Chets has truly ignited a major regeneration effort by all.” The new building will open in 2012.

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5 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

John HarrisMay 13th 2010.

It's getting a nasty place to live, this Manchester. I got attacked by 3 random scrotes in the street last night.

EditorialMay 13th 2010.

John are you ok? Tell us more?

John HarrisMay 13th 2010.

I was walking along Whitworth Street about 9.15 and 3 random scrotes ran up from behind and started laying into me. I think they mistook me for someone else... Happily the bouncer from O'Shea's and a passing taxi driver came to my aid, and I got away with nothing worse than broken specs, a black eye and a couple of bruises.<br><br>Full marks to PC Darren who arrived very quickly and managed to grab two of the three.

EditorialMay 13th 2010.

Maybe we should have a vote on bringing back birching? Glad to hear you're ok given the circumstances.

Smyth HarperMay 21st 2010.

Bastards. Fair play to the cops though. It's awful to hear that as the area around the Gay Village has been getting a lot safer over the past year or so (although that's probably of little comfort to you John). Glad to hear you're OK.

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