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15 Jun 2016, 15:17pm
A man has been jailed after drugs worth more than £15,000 were seized from his home in New Moston.
David Wilson of Blueberry Avenue, New Moston pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
Today, Wednesday 15 June 2016, he appeared at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square, where he was sentenced to four years...
11 Jun 2016, 12:01pm
Police have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a vicious assault at a nightclub in Bolton.
At around 2.30am on Thursday 19 May 2016, police were called to Levels Nightclub on Nelson Square, Bolton, following reports of an assault.
Having barged into the victim’s friend and spilling his drink, the offender then...
11 Jun 2016, 10:04am
Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death in Salford.
At around 7.45pm on Friday 10 June 2016, police were called to Hope Street at the junction with Great Clowes Street, Lower Broughton to reports of two men fighting.
When they attended the scene, officers discovered a 20-year-old man with a stab wound to his chest.
6 Jun 2016, 19:24pm
A woman has been charged in connection with images found at a care home in Middleton.
Shauna Higgins, of Eliot Walk, Middleton, has been charged with four counts of care worker ill-treating or wilfully neglecting an individual.
She has been bailed to appear at Bury and Rochdale Magistrates’ court on Friday 1 July 2016.
On Friday 22 January 2016, police...
31 May 2016, 17:08pm
Police are investigating after a woman was found dead in Failsworth.
At around 11:15pm on Saturday 28 May 2016, police attended an address on Oldham Road, Failsworth after receiving an abandoned emergency call.
At the address, officers spoke with a 42-year-old woman who had minor facial injuries.
A 57-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion...
28 May 2016, 21:06pm
Josphat Mutekedza of no fixed address was found guilty of murder after a trial at Bolton Crown Court.
Today, Friday 27 May 2016, he was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum tariff of 26 years.
At 9.50pm on Wednesday 28 July 2015 police were called to a report of a disturbance on Shawclough Way in Rochdale. Officers attended and discovered 35-year-old...
21 May 2016, 15:10pm
Police investigating a carjacking in Gorton have made an arrest.
On Friday 20 May 2016 a 24-year-old man from the Gorton area was arrested on suspicion of robbery and child abduction. He remains in police custody for questioning.
At around 7.40pm on Monday 16 May 2016 police were called to Aldi car park on Garrett Way, Gorton to reports of a man who...
18 May 2016, 16:34pm
A woman from Stockport has been jailed after stealing £97,000 from a bank.
Helen Farrell of Stoneyland Drive, New Mills, Derbyshire pleaded guilty to theft by employee and false accounting at Manchester Crown Court, Minshull Street at an earlier hearing.
She was subject to an internal investigation at Barclays which found that she could not account...
16 May 2016, 14:37pm
Police are appealing for the public’s help to find a man who was convicted of rape, sexual activity with a child and conspiracy to rape as part of Operation Doublet, an investigation in child sexual exploitation.
Choudhry Ikhalaq Hussain of Mayfield Terrace, Rochdale was found guilty of three counts of sexual activity with a child, two counts of rape...
15 May 2016, 16:26pm
A former Greater Manchester Police Detective has been given a special commendation for his work in helping to seize an illegal hoard of firearms in the city last year.
Detective Constable Mark Boon was personally presented with a Chief Constable’s Commendation at a special ceremony by Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins.
14 May 2016, 9:39am
A man has been charged with the murder of Edward Wood, who died after being attacked in Leigh.
Kevin Derbyshire of Findlay Street, Leigh has been charged with murder and remanded to appear before Manchester City Magistrates on 14 May 2016 and Liverpool Crown Court on Tuesday 17 May 2016.
At around 11:45pm on Wednesday 4 May 2016, police were called...
10 May 2016, 17:53pm
Two men have been arrested after a woman was raped in Wigan.
At around 12:10am on Monday 2 May 2016, a 30-year-old woman was picked up on Market Street, Hindley by a car which she believed to be a taxi.
She was then driven to an unknown location in the Platt Bridge area of Wigan where she was raped.
The incident was reported to police a short time later...
8 May 2016, 14:07pm
Police warning after two women suffer adverse reaction to ecstasy pills.
Shortly after 1.30am on Saturday 7 May 2016 police were notified by the Ambulance Service that two 21-year-old women from Stockport were having an adverse reaction to what was believed to be MDMA (ecstasy) tablets at a nightclub on Princess Street in Manchester City Centre.
6 May 2016, 18:56pm
Police have released CCTV footage after a 16-year-old girl was attacked in Chorlton.
At about 7.40am on Thursday 31 March 2016 the girl was on her paper round on Meadowbank in Chorltonville, when she was attacked from behind by a man. He punched and threw her to the floor, but she fought back and he fled towards Brookburn Road. Local residents heard...
3 May 2016, 15:08pm
Police have released a photo of a man they want to speak to after a woman’s purse was stolen in Bury.
Shortly after 10am on Thursday 24 March 2016 a 66-year-old woman was leaving Aldi on Bell Lane when a man approached her from behind and stole her purse from inside her bag.
The woman noticed her purse was gone when a man who witnessed the incident...
3 May 2016, 15:02pm
Police are appealing for information after man’s body was found in a flat in Rochdale.
At around 4.20pm on Monday 2 May 2016 police were called to a flat on Town Mill Brow in College Bank, Rochdale to reports that a man’s body had been found.
Officers attended and discovered the body of a 61-year-old man.
The man was discovered with various...
28 Apr 2016, 13:53pm
Police are appealing for witnesses in regards to an assault and robbery.
At around 7pm on Monday 4 April 2016 on Yew Street in Hulme, a 68-year-old man, who has a visual impairment, was followed home. The offender viciously assaulted the man, leaving him unconscious.
As a result the victim has suffered serious injuries. The man’s wallet was also stolen...
28 Apr 2016, 13:45pm
Police investigating the murder of Jalal Uddin in Rochdale have made two further arrests.
Shortly before 9pm on Thursday 18 February 2016, police were called by paramedics to a play area at the end of South Street in Wardleworth, Rochdale following reports that a man had been found injured.
Officers attended and found 64-year-old Jalal Uddin with a...
26 Apr 2016, 15:07pm
Shortly before 2pm on Thursday 21 April 2016 the 61-year-old victim was outside the Lloyds Pharmacy, Scholes, when a man approached her from behind and grabbed her shoulder. He pulled her backwards, grabbing two necklaces from her neck as she fell to the floor, and fled.
The offender is described as a white man, of slim build, wearing dark sunglasses...
26 Apr 2016, 15:03pm
Police investigating a firearms discharge in Harpurhey are appealing for witnesses after confirming when the incident took place.
Shortly before 7am on Monday 25 April 2016 police were called to the Harpurhey District Office on Moston Lane in Harpurhey, Manchester.
Offices attended and discovered bullet shell casings and damage to the door of the building...
25 Apr 2016, 19:55pm
A former police officer has been sentenced for committing misconduct in a public office.
Darren Bromley of Gloucester Road, Middleton, Manchester, pleaded guilty to three counts of misconduct in a public office.
Today, Monday 25 April 2016, he was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court to15 months custodial sentence for each count to run concurrently, suspended...
24 Apr 2016, 15:02pm
Police are appealing for witnesses after a violent burglary in Longsight.
At about 9.45pm on Friday 21 April 2016 three men burst into an address on Slade Grove in Longsight.
They attacked a 43-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman and threatened the victims with a knife; demanding cash and gold. The offenders were disturbed when the woman screamed and...
23 Apr 2016, 12:26pm
A man has been charged after a 78-year-old woman was the victim of a carjacking.
At around 1.50pm on Wednesday 20 April 2016, Dorothy Cooper was the victim of a carjacking on a car park off Sandy Lane in Royton
Paul Anthony Moore of no fixed address has been charged with wounding with intent, dangerous driving and motoring offences and has been remanded...
22 Apr 2016, 19:30pm
Volunteer Police cadets helped to provide vital support for the homeless in Manchester when they helped to host a special soup kitchen event in the city centre.
The ten cadets spent an evening both making and serving food and drink at the event, as well as taking time to chat with those from the homeless community who had come along.
With the help...
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