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Police…A gang who conspired to flood the streets of Wigan with cocaine have been jailed for more than 45 years

A gang who conspired to flood the streets of Wigan with cocaine have been jailed for more than 45 years. Thomas Gore, Anthony Jenkinson, Martin Fish, Simon Perks and Christopher Thompson were sentenced to a total of 46 years in prison at Liverpool Crown Court today, Wednesday 21 December 2016. At earlier hearings, Gore, Jenkinson …

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Police news…Young people in Bolton and Wigan to benefit from new community eating disorder service

Young people in Bolton and Wigan to benefit from new community eating disorder service A new community-based service for children and young people with eating disorders has been jointly developed in Bolton and Wigan thanks to additional funding from commissioners. The new service, which will launch in April 2017, has been developed with the expertise …

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Greater Manchester Hepatitis C Action Week Starts on Monday

A series of events being held in Greater Manchester next week (Monday 12th – Friday 16th December) aim to improve outcomes for people affected by hepatitis C, a virus which affects an estimated 16,050 people in the Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire area. The ‘Hepatitis C Action Week’ is organised by HCV Action, the voice …

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Couple attacked in their home in Wigan

Police are appealing for witnesses after a couple were attacked in their home in Wigan. On the evening of Wednesday 30 November 2016, between 10.30pm and 11pm, a man, 26, and a woman, 23, were in bed at home on Walthew Lane in Platt Bridge. They heard banging at the front door and, as the …

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Police news…Police have released CCTV following armed robberies at two Wigan shops

At around 4pm on Tuesday 6 December 2016, two men entered Bargain Booze on Orrell Road, Orrell. The first man stayed by the door as the second approached the counter and demanded cash while brandishing a gun. The staff member who was behind the counter locked himself in the storeroom. The offender pulled at the …

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Police news…Police are warning people over scam email

Detective Inspector Martin Hopkinson, of GMP’s Serious Crime Division, said: “Greater Manchester Police are aware of a scam email circulating informing the recipient that they have been caught speeding. “This email is fraudulent and may ask you to give your personal or financial information or attempt to infect your computer with malware. “Once your computer …

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Police news… Honouring bravery – National Police and Public Bravery Awards

The Police Service honoured the bravery of six people from Greater Manchester at the National Police and Public Bravery Awards. Tony Adams , Lily and Eva Barber, Jack and Olivia Maguire and Richard McClean from Greater Manchester were all honoured at the 51st annual NPCC Police Public Bravery Awards held on Tuesday (15th November) at …

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