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MCR Police Reports: 9-15 June

Newlyweds arrested at Hilton, Parklife attacks and Piccadilly Brawl

Written by . Published on June 9th 2014.

MCR Police Reports: 9-15 June

Here at Confidential we get a constant stream of reports, releases and updates from Greater Manchester Police. This is a small selection of the reports received so far this week, not all of them.

Some do make for depressing reading but it's worth remembering that Greater Manchester has a population of 2.6m and that recent figures show crime rates have fallen across both the region and the country.

Saturday 14 June: Tributes paid to Parklife victim

As police continue to appeal for witnesses to the fatal assault of Robert Hart, 26, at the Parklife Weekender on Saturday 7 June, Hart's family released this message:

Robert, Bobby, Uncle Bob, different names to different people, but to friends and family and everyone who knew Robert, he was simply “awesome".

Robert had a love of music and a love of life.

From playing his guitar and singing along full pelt to Blue Moon, to rocking up and working at concerts and festivals year after year wearing wellies in the rain and shades in the sunshine.

Robert loved travelling across the world always with his guitar and city shirt but always followed his Hart home to mum.

Robert had a positive attitude to life, always smiling and full of compassion.

Robert meant everything to his girlfriend Gemma. He was her absolute world and could turn her tears into smiles in an instant.

In one mindless moment the Hart has been ripped out of our family. Robert will never watch his beloved Manchester City play football.

Never wear any of his 91 pairs of trainers or light up a room with his smile.

Never will he have a chance to dote on a child of his own as he did his nephews and nieces

Four siblings have now become three.

Friday 13 June: Police appeal for witnesses after newlyweds arrested at Hilton

Detectives investigating an incident at a hotel in Manchester that resulted in a newly married couple being arrested are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

At around 11.30pm on Saturday 31 May 2014 police were called to the Hilton Hotel on Deansgate, Manchester to reports that a man and woman had assaulted staff at the hotel.

Police attended and arrested a man and woman, who had been married that day, on suspicion of affray and racially aggravated assault.

The couple, aged 25s and 29, have been bailed until July pending further enquiries.

Detective Constable Tim Hanson, said: “This young couple had a wedding night they will never forget, sadly for them it was for all the wrong reasons.

“Clearly something has happened at the hotel that has sparked an incident and while we have a number of accounts from both sides we are keen to trace any independent witnesses who may have seen the incident.

“I am certain seeing an incident involving a couple in full wedding attire will stick in the mind so if you were at the hotel or nearby and saw what happened or spoke to anyone involved please call us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 3959.


Hilton, DeansgateHilton, Deansgate


Thursday 12 June: Sheffield men arrested after Piccadilly Gardens brawl

Police have arrested three men, aged 25, 26 and 29, from the Sheffield area this morning, Thursday 12 June 2014, in connection with a brawl in Piccadilly Gardens.

Detectives are now working with their colleagues in South Yorkshire to interview the men and further the investigation.

The brawl happened at about 3pm on Saturday 31 May 2014 when groups of men, totalling around 15, squared up to each other in Piccadilly Gardens.

A large scale fight broke out and police were called to the scene.

Chief Inspector Faz Zaman said: "These arrests clearly demonstrate that violence will not be tolerated on the streets of Manchester and the police will act to bring those responsible to justice no matter where they live"

"Working with South Yorkshire Police we have identified a number of men who are believed to have been involved in the brawl and further arrests will follow. 

"Detectives are continuing to review footage of the fight and I encourage anyone who may have filmed it to get in touch with us so that all those responsible may be identified and brought to justice"

Anyone who witnessed the disturbance or has any information, is asked to call police on 0161 856 3221 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Piccadilly brawlPiccadilly brawl

Tuesday 10 June: Wigan motorcyclist, 18, killed in collision

A motorcyclist has died following a collision near to Wigan town centre.

About 8.25pm on Monday 9 June 2014, police were called to Park Road near to the junction of Park Crescent following reports of a collision involving a motorcycle and a car.

Officers attended and found a white Yamaha motorcycle being ridden by an 18-year-old woman had collided with a gold-coloured Vauxhall Agila being driven by a 49-year-old woman.

If anyone witnessed the collision, or if you have any information that may assist our investigation, please contact officers at the Serious Collision Investigation Unit directly on 0161 856 4741 or 4742.

Monday 9 June: Attacks at Parklife

Police were called to the Parklife Weekender at Heaton Park on Saturday 7 June around 7.30pm following reports of a double stabbing at the festival.

One victim was treated on site, the other man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Two men have since been arrested but released with cautions for drug possession.

Another man, 26, remains critically ill with head injuries and a possible bleed to the brain after a vicious attack in a separate incident in front of the main stage at around 9.15pm on the Saturday. It is reported that off-duty medical staff came to the aid of the young man and administered CPR.

It is believed that in the image below the offender can be seen kicking the man in the head.

A third stabbing occurred on Sunday at around 8.30pm near the main stage, where a man was attacked by an unknown male offender wielding a Stanley knife.

The victim suffered a large facial injury as a result of the attack.

Chief Inspector Gary Simpson said: “It is a shame that such a well-attended event is marred by the actions of a few individuals intent on inflicting violence upon other people.

“The overwhelming majority of young people attending this event were good natured and well behaved and we will do all we can to find the people who were responsible for these terrible acts of violence.”

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call police on 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Offender kicking man at ParklifeOffender kicking man at Parklife

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