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27 Apr 2015, 13:38pm
A woman is due in court after a man was repeatedly stabbed at a house in Wythenshawe.
At about 6.25pm on Friday 24 April 2015, police were called to Benchill Court, following reports a 63-year-old man had suffered a number of stab wounds.
Lee Reynolds (08/05/1967), of Benchill Court has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
26 Apr 2015, 12:14pm
Shortly before 7.50pm on Saturday 25 April 2015 police were called to a convenience store on Warwick Road, Old Trafford to a report of an armed robbery. Police attended and established that a man had entered the store, carrying a gun, and fired shots and made threats towards staff. He then left and no-one was injured.
Just after 8pm on Saturday 25 April...
22 Apr 2015, 15:40pm
Police are investigating after a woman died shortly after falling from a bridge on the M602.
At around 5.20am on Friday 17 April 2015, police were called to the M602, directly under the bridge for Albert Road that runs between Monton and Eccles, after reports that a woman had fallen from the bridge.
Emergency services attended and found a 55-year-old...
22 Apr 2015, 10:23am
Detectives investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence have today (Wednesday 22 April 2015) arrested three men on suspicion of murder.
They are aged in their 50s and from the York area.
Searches are being conducted which are expected to be ongoing over a number of days.
No further details relating to the arrests will be provided at this stage...
20 Apr 2015, 14:03pm
A man has been jailed for raping a 14-year-old girl.
Arman Nejad (13/09/1991), of Caythorpe Street, Moss Side was found guilty of rape following an earlier trial and at Manchester Crown Court on Friday 17 April 2015, he was jailed for five years.
In October 2009, the victim was walking along Caythorpe Street, Moss Side with her friends and all were...
19 Apr 2015, 21:28pm
A man has been arrested following an investigation in Wigan where two men attempted to meet up with underage girls, they thought they had groomed over the internet.
The 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault and blackmail; he remains in police custody for questioning.
The first incident happened on Friday 17 April 2015, at around...
18 Apr 2015, 21:42pm
Detectives on Merseyside investigating the murders of Bernadette Fox and her daughter, Sarah, believe that a man they want to speak to could possibly be in the London area.
Earlier today officers appealed for the public’s help in tracing a man who they urgently need to speak to.
Detectives launched a murder inquiry yesterday (Friday, 17 April 2015)...
18 Apr 2015, 18:54pm
Following the launch of a murder investigation in to the deaths of Bernadette Fox and her daughter, Sarah, the family have released a statement.
A spokesperson for the family, said: “We are absolutely devastated following the loss of Bernadette and Sarah and are still trying to come to terms with what has happened to them both. We would urge anyone...
17 Apr 2015, 16:44pm
A man has been arrested by detectives investigating the death of a woman in Bolton.
Shortly after 8.30am on Thursday 16 April 2015, police were called to Lord Street in Kearsley, following reports the body of a woman, now identified as Carolyn Sharrocks, 41, had been found.
A post-mortem into the cause of death has been conducted.
This morning, Friday...
17 Apr 2015, 15:31pm
It happened at about 2pm on Thursday 9 April 2015, when the plain clothed officer was patrolling the Higher Broughton area on his push bike.
The officer saw a man he suspected of drug dealing, he tried to stop him but the man ran away into a nearby garden where the officer detained him.
When the officer brought the man from a rear garden into a nearby...
17 Apr 2015, 15:24pm
Merseyside Police can confirm a murder investigation is underway following the discovery of the bodies of two women in Bootle overnight (Thursday, 16 to Friday, 17 April).
Detective Superintendent Tim Keelan, said: “Detectives have launched a murder inquiry following the discovery of two bodies at two separate addresses in Bootle.
“At about 9.15pm...
17 Apr 2015, 11:20am
David Robinson, aged 46, of Waldegrave Road, Carlisle, has been jailed for six years for possession and distribution of indecent images.
Mr Robinson was sentenced today (17th April 2015) at Carlisle Crown Court after pleading guilty to 20 counts of possession and distribution of indecent images. He was also ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register...
17 Apr 2015, 10:50am
Police are appealing for information to help trace a man who they would like to speak to in connection with their enquiries into an assault.
The incident happened at around 10.55pn on Saturday 4 April in the bar area of The Ruskin Hotel, Albert Road, Blackpool.
The 69 year old victim was sat in the bar with his wife when he was attacked by a man who...
17 Apr 2015, 10:12am
Detectives are satisfied that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a couple from Failsworth.
At about 10.50am on Wednesday 15 April 2015, police were called by the ambulance service to a house on Ogden Road, Failsworth, following reports two people had been found dead.
Officers attended and a couple, a 67-year-old man and...
16 Apr 2015, 12:27pm
A woman who was stabbed in the chest in Oldham has sadly died.
Just before 6.30pm on 17 March 2015, police were called to Alt Lane in Oldham following reports a 49-year-old woman had been stabbed.
Officers attended and found the woman with a serious wound to her chest.
She was taken to hospital for treatment, where she remained until she sadly passed...
15 Apr 2015, 15:46pm
A Blackburn man has been charged with the murder of his wife
John Smith, 87, of Aberdare Close, Blackburn has been charged with the murder of Marian Smith, 74. He is due to appear before Preston Magistrates this afternoon (Wednesday 15 April).
Police were called at around 9.10am on Thursday 9 April, to an address on Aberdare Close. Marian Smith was...
15 Apr 2015, 10:07am
Six people have been arrested as part of the ongoing investigations by the North West Counter Terrorism Unit.
In the early hours of Tuesday 14 April 2015, a 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of CPI Section 40 (1) (b) TACT 2000 (Commission, Preparation or Instigation of acts of Terrorism) at Birmingham Airport.
A 31-year-old man was arrested...
15 Apr 2015, 9:59am
Police are no longer treating the death of a man in Moston as suspicious.
At around 6am on Tuesday 14 April 2015, police were called to Carnaby Street, Moston, following reports that a 60-year-old man had been found dead.
Officers attended and arrested a 48-year-old man on suspicion of murder.
However, following a Home Office post-mortem examination,...
13 Apr 2015, 9:33am
A man was stabbed in the leg trying to protect his home from intruders in Rochdale.
It happened at the 30-year-old man’s home on Newbold Hall Drive in Firgrove at about 5am on 11 April 2015.
The man was asleep with his wife when he was startled to find three men who had climbed through the bedroom window having scaled a set of ladders.
9 Apr 2015, 8:50am
At around 11.40pm on Wednesday 8 April 2015, police received a report that two loud bangs had been heard on Tytherington Drive.
Officers attended and found no damage or reports of anyone injured, however a number of spent bullet casings were found on the street.
The scene was secured and CSI attended to recover the casings, searches around the area...
8 Apr 2015, 11:29am
A 16-year-old boy who ordered a potentially deadly toxin from the dark web has pleaded guilty.
The teenager, who is from the Tameside area but cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared before Manchester Youth Court today, 8 April 2015.
He pleaded guilty to attempting to acquire a biological toxin or agent contrary to the Criminal Attempts Act 1981...
8 Apr 2015, 11:10am
A man has been charged following an investigation by the North West Counter Terrorism Unit and Lancashire Constabulary.
Ednane Mahmood (19/07/1996), of Plane Street, Blackburn has been charged with disseminating a terrorist publication and engaging in conduct in preparation of acts of terrorism.
He has been remanded in custody to appear at Westminster...
8 Apr 2015, 9:48am
North East Counter Terrorism Unit can confirm that West Yorkshire Police has received a report that two 17-year-old boys from Dewsbury are believed to have travelled to Syria.
Since their disappearance last week West Yorkshire Police has been supporting the family and carrying out extensive enquiries alongside the North East Counter Terrorism Unit.
8 Apr 2015, 8:12am
Police have launched a murder investigation in in South Tyneside.
At 9:58pm on Tuesday, April 7, police received a report that a man had been shot at the rear of the Herbs n Spice kitchen takeaway in Lake Avenue in South Shields.
Police and paramedics attended the scene and the male victim was found with a gunshot wound. He received treatment but...
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