HOME   ARCHIVE   GALLERY   SHOP   ABOUT US      
 

 
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
click image to enlarge

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 07:50:54 on 14 October 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 10:16:36 on 09 August 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 16:38:08 on 27 July 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 15:16:11 on 27 July 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 13:37:22 on 27 July 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 12:08:08 on 27 July 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 12:08:05 on 27 July 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 23:40:28 on 26 July 2015
It is a great opportunity for Salfordonians to move forward and rid its image of crime and gangs.
 
Please enter your comment below:
 
 
 
Salford Star Hoodies
Salford Star contact
Deli Lama
advertisement
 
Contact us
phone: 07957 982960
Facebook       Twitter
 
 
Recent comments
article: SALFORD LISTED DIRTY OLD TOWN GASWORKS TO BE DEMOLISHED AS PEGGY SEEGER SLATES ‘LAND GRABBERS’
A few years ago we organised a day out to Flamingo Land for the local children. On passing the Gasworks one little voice asked Is ... [more]
article: DEMOLITION TEAM MOVES IN ON SALFORD DIRTY OLD TOWN GASWORKS
In my opinion they're part of Salford's heritage, they should be kept. There's plenty of other brownfield land in Salford to build... [more]
article: DEMOLITION TEAM MOVES IN ON SALFORD DIRTY OLD TOWN GASWORKS
It's got nothing to do with our "Council", the demolition was agreed to by the National Grid (who own the gas works), because the ... [more]
article: DEMOLITION TEAM MOVES IN ON SALFORD DIRTY OLD TOWN GASWORKS
No Comment. Rossi's comments are not worth it.... [more]
article: COMMUNITY HAMMERS SALFORD CITY COUNCIL OVER BUILE HILL PARK HOUSING PROPOSALS
This building has tremendous potential. Why is Salford's Registry office not housed in this building rather than at the institutio... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
 
 
 

Donate

Help the Salford Star...

all donations welcome

 
 

More articles...

DEMOLITION TEAM MOVES IN ON SALFORD DIRTY OLD TOWN GASWORKS

Star date: 25th May 2018

MORE HERITAGE TO DISAPPEAR AS EWAN MACCOLL GASWORKS DEMOLITION BEGINS

A demolition team has moved onto the site of Salford's iconic gasworks on Liverpool Street, made world famous by Ewan MacColl's Dirty Old Town anthem.

Ewan MacColl's wife and songwriting partner, Peggy Seeger, slated the 'land grabbing' move and proposed an alternative use that could be "somewhere unlike anywhere in the world" when news first broke of the demolition last year. This has been ignored  and now another slice of Salford's dwindling heritage is set to disappear...

Full details here...

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL SACKS URBAN VISION

Star date: 24th May 2018

SALFORD COUNCIL ENDS CONTROVERSIAL URBAN VISION CONTRACT

Salford Council is to end its controversial contract with joint venture company Urban Vision, after years of accusations that the company was grossly profiteering from public money projects.

Salford Council has a 19.9% stake in Urban Vision but up until recently never even got a dividend from the profits. The Council is set to end the 'joint venture' when the current contract runs out in 2020.

Full details here...

COMMUNITY HAMMERS SALFORD CITY COUNCIL OVER BUILE HILL PARK HOUSING PROPOSALS

Star date: 23rd May 2018

COUNCIL UPS PRICE OF BUILE HILL MANSION PROJECT TO OVER £20MILLION AS PLANS MET WITH SCORN FROM COMMUNITY

Last night, a packed stormy meeting of the Claremont and Weaste Community Committee left Salford City Council in no doubt that any plans to build houses in Buile Hill Park as part of a deal to restore the Grade 2 listed Mansion will be met with fierce opposition.

Salford Council's Assistant Director of the Environment revealed to the meeting that Salford Red Devils Foundation, one of the driving partners of the project, hadn't even signed the controversial Memorandum of Understanding yet – and that the £1.6million cost of restoring the Mansion would have to be met with £1million a year to sustain it, giving a figure of over £20million.

Full details here...

SONGS AND CEREMONIES AS MANCHESTER REMEMBERS ARENA ATTACK

Star date: 22nd May 2018

ONE YEAR ON...

One year on from the Manchester Arena attack, today sees the Manchester Together – With One Voice event this evening in Albert Square from 7pm to 9pm, and Remembering Together, a civic reception this afternoon at Manchester Cathedral.

Meanwhile, local band Prose and the Manchester Survivors Choir have teamed up to raise money for those affected by the Manchester Arena bomb, with the track A City United.

Full details here...

ROLLERBLADING IS TEST OF MANCHESTER AND SALFORD SUCCESS SAYS COUNCIL STRATEGIC DIRECTOR

Star date: 21st May 2018

FORGET ABOUT JOBS, HOMELESSNESS AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING – ROLLERBLADERS IS WHERE CITIES' REGENERATION IS AIMED!

'Jobs priority "just doesn't echo in the room any more"...'

Never mind jobs, homelessness and affordable housing, all Manchester and Salford regeneration is, apparently, aimed at attracting rollerbladers, Eddie Smith, Strategic Director at Manchester City Council, told a Built Environment Network conference last week; and that the jobs priority "just doesn't echo in the room any more". At the same conference, the Development Manager for Salford City Council echoed the similar sentiments.

Full details here...

 



written and produced by Salfordians for Salfordians
with attitude and love xxx