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Kidnapping suspect still claiming innocence online

The prime suspect wanted in connection with the kidnapping of a Wigan couple has continued to protest his innocence online.

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

Shop worker’s drug shame

A shop worker was “foolish” when he agreed to buy cannabis in bulk to sell to his friends, a court heard.

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Peter Smith had his prosthetic arm stolen from his car

Man’s desperate appeal: “I just need my arm back”

A man is appealing for the safe return of his artificial limb after despicable thieves stole it from his car.

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An eviction notice is served on the home in Green Hey

Race hate resident is spared eviction

A resident convicted of a race hate incident has been warned he could lose his home.

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Pensioner Ron Roberts was kidnapped with his wife Margaret from their home in Lowton, by a robber demanding money

Couple tell of terrifying kidnap ordeal

A couple has told how they feared for their lives as they were erratically driven to a cash machine after being kidnapped.

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

Appeal for magistrates due to volunteers shortage

Wiganers are being urged to apply to become a magistrate following a shortage of volunteers.

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Andrew Evans

Kidnapping suspect protests innocence online

The prime suspect in a kidnapping case has taken to social media to deny any involvement in the incident.

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Fr Michael Higginbottom

Priest’s victim is praised after giving evidence

The victim who came forward to give evidence against a disgraced local priest has been praised for his bravery.

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

Man asked girl to perform sex act

A man has admitted sending sexual messages to a 13-year-old girl.

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Wanted for kidnap and robbery: Andrew Evans

Man wanted after gunpoint kidnapping of elderly couple

A terrified elderly Wigan couple were kidnapped at gunpoint by a robber who forced them to drain savings from a cash machine so he could buy his “dying daughter” a present.

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Marsh Green resident Lee Gaskell

Yobs are ruining my life says dad

A Wigan dad says he feels like a prisoner in his own home after being terrorised by a spate of horrific anti-social behaviour.

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

Week In Court

Round up of people brought before Wigan and Leigh magistrates ...

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Police probe after alleged sexual assault

Police are appealing for information after an alleged sexual assault on a teenage girl.

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Margaret Barton, also known as Margaret Kirkham

Crooked legal worker jailed

A Wigan woman who stole tens of thousands of pounds from people after offering to do legal work for them has been jailed.

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A spice user

Spice drug leaving homeless ‘passed out’ on streets of Wigan

An emerging drug epidemic has hit the streets of Wigan, leaving homeless people ‘passed out’ in the town centre.

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Stadium Way

Figures reveal road is a crime hot-spot

A Wigan sporting haven is a hive of anti-social behaviour, figures have revealed.

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Postal staff will use their local knowledge to intercept scam mail before it reaches potential victims

Royal Mail initiative to spot any scam mail before it’s delivered

Postal staff are to be used at the forefront of the on-going fight against the rising tide of scam mail.

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Graffiti in the skate park

Swastika appears at Wigan skate park

Obscene graffiti, including a swastika, has been daubed on ramps at a Wigan skate park.

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

Mum banned for drunken smash

A mum has been slapped with a 22 month driving ban after drinking two bottles of wine and crashing into a family car.

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Police incident

Two arrested in early-morning raid

Two men were arrested after police carried out an early-morning raid at a house.

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