Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Dad Who Did Time and Stood for Mayor

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Dad Who Did Time and Stood for Mayor

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¦ Paul Massey was born and bred in Salford. A father-offive, he also had eight grandchildren at the time of his death.

¦ Mr Massey was branded 'Salford's Mr Big' by the late Joe Burrows at a council meeting, in which councillors discussed civil disturbances, in 1992. Mr Massey vehemently denied having anything to do with the unrest.

¦ At one stage in the 1990s, Mr Massey declared he wanted to keep heroin off the streets of Salford. He posted stickers on lamp posts warning drug dealers they risked being 'smacked' if they brought their goods to the city.

¦ In 1999, Mr Massey was sentenced to 14 years in prison after he stabbed a man in the groin, severing an artery. ¦ In 2007, on his release from Frankland Prison in County Durham, Mr Massey is believed to have been involved in the security business. ¦ In 2012, he ran in a contest to be Salford's first elected mayor. …

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