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SALFORD MAYOR CANDIDATE PAUL MASSEY SHOT
 

Star date: 26th July 2015

SALFORD'S PAUL MASSEY SHOT IN CLIFTON

The Salford Star understands that well known Salford man Paul Massey, who was due to stand for City Mayor at the next election in May, has been shot dead at his home in Clifton. Mr Massey had been taking an active role in community politics in the city recently, saying he wanted to get involved in helping young people.

Tonight's shooting follows a gun-related incident in Swinton this week when shots were fired at an address on Blantyre Street.

More details here...


Paul Massey Stands For Salford Mayor in 2012
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Salford's Paul Massey has been shot dead at his home in Clifton, the Salford Star understands. The incident happened around 8:30pm and the area is currently sealed off by police.

Paul Massey was tagged with the `Mr Big' label but in recent years has been involved in local politics, standing against Ian Stewart for City Mayor in the election of 2012 and polling 2,000 votes. He told the Salford Star at the time that he would stand again "as part of another party or I'll build my own party…I think it's time for a change."

In April, he appeared at a photo shoot, supporting Bez and the We Are The Reality Party as part of this year's General Election campaign... "He got in touch because he wants to run for Mayor again, and I told him about setting up community projects involved with schools, and he liked what I was saying" said Bez.

Tonight's incident follows another shooting in Swinton last Wednesday night at an address on Blantyre Street.

On social media tonight, the news was met with sadness as Salford becomes synonymous with gun crime again...

"Another shooting in Salford makes me so sad and angry...GUNS are for soldiers who fight for our country!" wrote one person... "It's going to go off...bad times" wrote another.

Update: 27th July

Salford and Eccles MP talks of her shock at the death of Paul Massey - click here

ex manc wrote
at 1:50:54 AM on Wednesday, October 14, 2015
You live by the sword you die by it too sad for family but why are we painting this man as some kind of local hero do we really want our young people aspiring to live the kind of life this man lived it didn't end well for him rest in peace Paul I hold no malice to you or yours but let's hope that your end deters a few others from taking the same path as you and takes some of hate of our streets
 
Hero In Salford wrote
at 4:16:36 AM on Sunday, August 9, 2015
Paul was the first of the gang with a gun in his hand and a bullet in his gullet and the first lost lad to go under the sod And he stole from the rich and the poor and the not very rich and the very poor and he stole all hearts away He stole all hearts away He stole all hearts away Away... He stole all hearts away Away...
 
Norwich Man...(Cadiz since 1994) wrote
at 10:38:08 AM on Monday, July 27, 2015
It's just a shame the Manchester Evening News, for the next 'x' amount of years will have a nice little earner to sex up their pages. There were two sides to Mr. Massey (or maybe just one side; the all-smiles multi-syllabled mood, and the nasty sod mood) - but one thing is sure...the usual sections of the media will be wanting to turn him into a eh-oop version of a Kray twin. Wakefield 1985
 
The REAL Salford Lad wrote
at 9:16:11 AM on Monday, July 27, 2015
The REAL Salford Lad here, whoever posted as "Salford lad" is obviously not from Salford, people from Salford are known as Salfordians, "Salford Man" you are obviously not a REAL Salford Man otherwise you would be showing some compassion, now is a time to chill and reflect
 
Michael F in Felse wrote
at 7:37:22 AM on Monday, July 27, 2015
I am shocked by the bad taste comments on this page. I saw Paul Massey as an inspired debater on the Mayoral platform we shared. He was a down to earth Salford man, committed to mediation in making gang culture become void of gun violence in Salford - a task many would hesitate to engage. His vision was as a Mayor on no pay and no extra deputy Mayors that gave us a powerful view that under his unique leadership Salford Council would save money to put into helping young people and supporting vulnerable people. I respect Paul Massey. I sincerely send my condolences to his family. I know I am a better individual for having seen his vision of Salford. I believe our community has lost a unique talented voice. I trust his vision of helping young people will live on and become reflected in local groups.
 
Martin Griffiths wrote
at 6:08:08 AM on Monday, July 27, 2015
Hang on , guns have been banned haven't they ? If they have shot him they must be criminals or police / army mustn't they ? Why do law abiding sportsmen / women keep getting blamed for criminal acts by -- wait for it -- CRIMINALS ?
 
Salford Man wrote
at 6:08:05 AM on Monday, July 27, 2015
Yet another scum bag paraded round as some kind of "hero" - just goes to show you how low some peoples aspirations are. He was a violent criminal, end of errand.
 
Salford lad wrote
at 5:40:28 PM on Sunday, July 26, 2015
It is a great opportunity for Salfordonians to move forward and rid its image of crime and gangs.
 
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