Greater Manchester Police

Four children killed in Salford house blaze will be buried side by side - with toddler in Peppa Pig coffin

Four children who were killed in a house blaze will be buried side by side - with the youngest in a Peppa Pig coffin, their family say.<p>Demi Pearson, …

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Woman took her own life after former boss wrongly said she’d been sacked

A woman killed herself after a job offer was revoked when her new bosses were wrongly told that she had previously been sacked.<p>Caron Flitcroft’s told …


Woman released from prison despite police warning that she will strike again

<b>A woman has been released from prison despite police warning she will soon start reoffending.</b><p>Police have taken the unusual step to alert people about …


Tributes to Westhoughton pub cellar fall woman

TRIBUTES have been paid to a woman who died after she fell down steps in a pub cellar.<p>People took to social media to leave kind words for Elaine …


Tributes pour in for young mum killed in car crash

Tributes have been paid to a devoted mother of an 18-month-old boy who died after the car she was a passenger in hit a wall near a railway …


Blackburn imam accused of attempting to pay boy for sex following paedophile vigilante sting

Mufti Ashraf Sidat accused of travelling to Manchester to meet 15-year-old boy for sexual activity.<p>Vigilante group Justice Will Be Served claim he …


Police rule no evidence to back claims of OAP’s hospital neglect

The family of a woman who died at a borough hospital have vowed to fight on after a police review found no evidence of criminal activity.


Call for statutory regulation of police number plate cameras amid concerns over accuracy

Britain’s automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) system, described as one the largest non-military data-gathering systems in the world, faces …


Fresh appeal after possible sightings of missing man

A Wigan man who has been missing since Boxing Day may have been spotted this week, police have said.


Body found buried in garden: Woman charged with murder after remains of 'her father' discovered

A woman has been charged with murder after a body believed to be that of her father who has been missing for years was found buried in her back garden.<p>Barbara Coombes, 63, has been charged with murder, preventing the lawful and decent burial of a body, fraud by false representation and obtaining a …


House targeted during week-long 'spike in Whitefield burglaries'

A HOUSE in Whitefield was targeted while residents were on holiday.<p>Offenders smashed through a door panel at the rear of the property in Lily Hill …


The 'Russian roulette' drug tearing apart homeless lives

<b>A highly potent strain of the illegal drug Spice is said to have returned to Manchester, and to be causing devastation and even deaths among the city's homeless community.</b><p>"Just one pull, and I was out for five hours. I couldn't get myself back together. It was very scary," explains one rough …


Business Scam: Notice to all our advertisers

News Tameside Posted by Adam Higgins<p><b>An important message to all advertisers and clients of the Tameside Reporter, Glossop Chronicle and Oldham</b> …


Bolton man wanted in connection with attempted murder on Christmas Day

POLICE are trying to trace a Bolton man wanted in connection with an attempted murder and assault.<p>Officers are hoping to find Devenn Sutherman, from …


Woman arrested after telling police she killed a man and buried him in her garden

Police have launched a murder investigation after a woman walked into a police station and claimed to have killed a man and buried him in her back garden a number of years ago.<p>The 63-year-old was arrested by detectives and remains in custody where she was being questioned on suspicion of the …


Body found in garden after woman tells police she killed and buried man

<b>A body has been found in a garden after a woman walked into a police station and told officers she killed and buried a man "a number of years ago".</b><p>Greater Manchester Police said the woman made the "disclosure" at Cheadle Heath police station on Sunday.<p>On Tuesday, the force said a body, believed to …


Police officer cleared of gross misconduct

A POLICE officer has been cleared of gross misconduct over his account of a visit to a house where a man was taken to hospital and later died.<p>PC …


Devil mask thieves lock priest in Reddish church before stealing cash

<b>Burglars wearing a devil mask and a balaclava broke into a church before locking a priest in a cupboard and stealing cash from a charity box.</b><p>Two men entered St Joseph's Church in Reddish, Greater Manchester, before threatening the priest with a screwdriver early on Tuesday morning.<p>They stole a …


Two cars seized for being uninsured - and one was being driven on the school run

POLICE seized two cars after they were both found not to have any insurance.<p>Greater Manchester Police traffic officers have recently been cracking …


Machete-wielding robbers target supermarket

Staff at a Wigan supermarket "feared for their" life as three robbers carried out a raid last night armed with a machete.<p>At around 9.45pm last night …


WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: Police seize one of the dogs responsible for attacks which left three people requiring hospital treatment

POLICE have seized one of the dogs believed to be responsible for a number of attacks which left three people requiring hospital treatment.<p>Jenny …


Westhoughton crime wave: councillors call for meeting with senior police officers

COUNCILLORS are calling for a meeting with senior police officers to discuss crime in Westhoughton.<p>Members of the town council will discuss whether …


Charity's fears over number of missing children

A charity has raised the alarm after shocking police figures appeared to show a dramatic spike in children running away from home.


Police force guilty of misdirection by claiming satnavs must be in bottom right corner of a windscreen

Confusion over the use of satnavs deepened today as police wrongly told drivers not to place the devices anywhere other than in the bottom right corner of the windscreen.<p>Greater Manchester Police was criticised after tweeting that “everywhere else is illegal”, despite the law making no mention of …


This is the ONLY place on your car windscreen you can put a sat nav without breaking the law

The question of where to place your sat nav is not just one about aesthetics or practicality - it is also about the law.<p>Concerned drivers have been …


If you get a call from Greater Manchester Police, it's probably not real - fraud warning

Staffordshire Police are warning people across the county to be on their guard against fraudsters intent on scamming residents out of their …


Traffic police forced to delete sat nav safety tweet ‘after ignoring own warning’

<b>Eagle-eyed Twitter users humiliated traffic cops this week after they told motorists it was illegal to put a sat nav in the middle of a …


A deleted tweet that shows how even police are confused by the law on SatNavs

Yesterday, the Greater Manchester Police tweeted out the above picture claiming that that ‘the only legal place’ to put a SatNav is ‘the bottom right hand side of your windscreen… everywhere else is illegal.’ It was quite untrue. Also, as Twitter users pointed out, the picture showed a suspicious …

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Do you recognise these people hunted by police after 96-year-old woman robbed of pension cash?

The incident occurred at approximately 11.10am on 7 December in a discount store.<p>Police officers investigating a distraction theft against a …


Police officer to face gross misconduct hearing after death of Bolton man

A POLICE officer who visited the home of a Bolton man who later died is to face a hearing for gross misconduct.<p>PC David Perry visited the home of Jim …