Police hunt knife and hammer raiders

Police are appealing for help to identify two men wanted in connection with a robbery in Hindley.

Police surround a vehicle at the Norley Hall estate

Man arrested as police descend on estate

A man has been arrested in the middle of a Wigan estate after failing to stop for police.
Police appeal

Pensioner threatened with knife in terrifying carjacking

A pensioner was robbed at knife-point while he was waiting at the side of the road for breakdown assistance.

Fire service

Firefighters speak out about vile attacks on emergency services

Local firefighters have spoken out about the impact of having stones and bricks thrown at them when responding to incidents.

former police officer Jayson Lobo

Former Lancashire policeman jailed for secretly filming sex encounters with seven women

An ex- Lancashire police officer who secretly filmed his sexual encounters with seven women has been jailed for three years.

James Davies

Driver ‘rammed police car’ at takeaway

A motorist who “panicked” when a police officer approached him at a takeaway rammed a patrol car before sparking an 80mph chase.

Man spared jail

Underage sex man avoids jail

A man has been spared jail after he admitted to having sex with a 14-year-old schoolgirl.

Martin Kelman

Wigan child abuser’s jail term slashed by five years

A convicted Wigan paedophile could be back on the streets within months after his jail time was more than halved.


War veteran shocked but defiant after robbery

A World War Two veteran has spoken of how being robbed in the hallway of his Wigan home has affected him.
The CCTV footage

CCTV catches car vandal red-handed

A vandal who smashed up his next-door neighbour’s car - causing damage estimated at more than £6,000 - was caught in the act on CCTV.

An appeal has been issued after a hit-and-run collision in Golborne

Cyclist seriously hurt in hit and run crash

A bike rider has been left with a number of broken bones after a hit-and-run incident in Golborne.
Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court

Week In Court

Round-up of people brought before Wigan and Leigh magistrates ...
Warren Kirkby

Fairground worker given longer prison term for child abuse

A former fairground worker who abused children as young as five has seen his jail sentence extended to 16 years by law lords.
The doorman's injuries

Are Wiganers responsible for doorman's injuries?

An appeal has been launched to find a group of men who are believed to be from Wigan, after a doorman was attacked and left with horrific injuries.
Ellen Higginbottom

Suspended jail sentence for hindering Ellen murder probe

A man who tried to hamper the investigation into Ellen Higginbottom’s murder by burning her laptop has been given a suspended sentence.

Wigan And Leigh Courthouse

Windows damaged after man’s affair at mum’s house

A jilted woman and her friend damaged windows at the home of a love rival, a court heard.

Some of the plants found

Large cannabis farm worth £800,000 a year found in house

Police have uncovered a cannabis farm worth more than £800,000 a year after a raid at a house.
The High Court in London

Judge blames man for killing his baby

A local dad has been publicly blamed for killing his baby daughter 20 years ago.

Wigan And Leigh Magistrates' Court

Obsessed man’s torment reign

A Wigan man flung dog excrement into his next door neighbour’s garden and made obscene gestures at her CCTV cameras during a harassment campaign.

Liverpool Crown Court

Payback time for drugs gang

Four members of a sophisticated Wigan cocaine gang, currently languishing behind bars, have been ordered to hand over some of their ill gotten gains.

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