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Wigan teenager jailed for sexually abusing three children

A Wigan youth who sexually abused three young children has been described as a “predatory” sex offender as he was put behind bars for nine years.

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OAP in court over sex charges

OAP in court over sex charges

A pensioner has been accused of historical sex offences against girls - one dating back almost 40 years.

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James Brice left a woman paralysed

Man who left woman paralysed at crash scene is jailed

A man who fled the scene of a motorway crash which left a woman paralysed has been jailed for 43 months.

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The digger before it was stolen from the site of the former Last Orders in Standish

Digger stolen in full view of commuters

Brazen thieves made off with a three-ton mechanical digger right under commuters’ noses.

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Police appeal

Woman armed with iron bar robs shop

Police are appealing for information after a masked woman armed with a metal bar robbed a shop.

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Michael Miszczak was convicted of 10 crimes against children including child rape

Pair jailed for sickening catalogue of child sex crimes

A Newton-le-Willows man and a woman have been jailed for a string of sex offences described by a senior detective as “some of the most despicable crimes against children we have ever seen”.

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Prospective Independent candidate Darryl Picton and Coun Steve Jones

Call for more police to tackle yob menace

An opposition councillor is calling for a more visible police presence on an estate he claims is plagued by drugs and 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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Detectives are appealing for witnesses for this attempted armed robbery

Chip shop staff threatened in robbery

Staff at a Wigan takeaway were threatened by a masked raider wielding "a gun in a plastic bag".

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Ebenezer Independent Methodist Church. Pic: Google Street View

Two churches targeted by burglars

Police are appealing for information after burglars broke into a church and stole four televisions.

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Scott Shambley, 12, was missing from home

Missing 12-year-old boy has been found

A 12-year-old boy who had been missing from home has now been found.

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Convicted rapist Eric Marsden

Former Wigan factory worker jailed for child rape and indecent assault

A former Wigan factory worker has been jailed for 15 years after being convicted of vile historic rape and sex offences.

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Preston Crown Court

Man jailed for comic con girl sex offences

An aircraft engineer who befriended a schoolgirl half his age on the internet and performed sexual acts with her has been jailed for a total of 28 months.

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A dispute has broken out about private patrols in a Wigan community

Dispute over street patrol costs

Rows have broken out over the cost of private street patrols in Wigan.

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The guided busway

Dangerous ‘chicken’ games on busway spark warning

Transport bosses have warned about the dangers of trespassing on the guided busway after youngsters were spotted playing suspected games of ‘chicken’.

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A greenhouse with its glass smashed on the allotment at Stubshaw Cross

Allotment arson spree fury

A shocking vandalism spree at a Wigan allotment in which a caravan was set on fire and glass smashed to smithereens is being treated as arson.

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Police appeal

Body find - police appeal for fresh information

Detectives investigating a mystery body found in Wigan more than four years ago have launched a fresh appeal for information.

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Drink-driver banned after four-car smash

A drink-driver who wrote off four cars in an early hours smash has been banned from the roads for 17 months.

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The burnt-out caravan on the allotment owned by Stephen Foster and his family at Stubshaw Cross

Wrecking spree at allotment is condemned

A furious allotment plot holder has condemned “mindless vandalism” after yobs went on a shocking wrecking spree at the plot owned by his family.

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Police officers

Hate crime surge after Brexit vote

Greater Manchester was one of three police force areas to record more than 1,000 post-Brexit hate crime incidents, new analysis reveals.

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