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Woman beaten and robbed after dropping children off at school

Police are hunting three young men who robbed a woman in broad daylight in Wigan.

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Standish High School

Pupils arrested for ecstasy possession

Two teenagers have been arrested for possessing drugs at a top-performing Wigan school.

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Pension scam

Scammers targeting Wigan pensioners’ savings

Scores of Wigan pensioners are falling prey to vile scams to rob them of their savings, it was claimed today.

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Applewood Farm in Astley. Pic: Google Street View

Alcohol stolen after pub is ram-raided

Burglars ram-raided a popular pub in the early hours of the morning.

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Used needles discarded on Chapel Street

Anger as drug users’ syringes are found on side of the road

Council chiefs have blasted drug users for dumping needles and syringes in the street.

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Lancashire Police crackdown on mobile phone use behind the wheel

Lancashire Police crackdown on mobile phone use behind the wheel

Police in Lancashire are taking part in a week-long crackdown on illegal mobile phone use behind the wheel.
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Warning

Crime victims warned not to turn vigilante

Police chiefs have urged Wiganers not to take the law into their own hands after a recent crime spree led some to start their own night patrols.

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Halton McCollin snr is supporting GMP's week-long gun appeal

Police: Tell us what you know about guns

Police chiefs are urging anyone with information on gun and gang activity to speak to them confidentially and anonymously.

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Dangerous second hand tyre

Drivers dicing with death

Dangerous second-hand tyres - some more than two decades old - are putting Wigan motorists’ lives at risk, councils have warned.

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‘Murder’ teen in dock

‘Murder’ teen in dock

A Wigan teenager is due to appear before a judge next week charged with murder.

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Police appeal

Search for man’s next of kin

Police are appealing for help to trace the next of kin of a man from the borough.

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Scales of justice

Judge agrees with jury and clears man, 20, of alleyway rape

A jury has cleared a young man of raping a woman three times in an alleyway.

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Police at the scene of the robbery

Attempted armed robbery at post office

A post office worker was subjected to a terrifying ordeal after being threatened by a brazen armed robber in a daylight raid.

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Crime on the rise in Wigan

Crime on the rise in Wigan

Crime is going up in Wigan.

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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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Man in court after burglary

Man in court after burglary

A man has been charged with a burglary in Wigan.

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Samuel Brown

Young father became obsessed with under-age girl

A father-of-two fixated by “forbidden fruit” has been put behind bars for 18 months after he admitted repeatedly trying to incite a 15-year-old girl into sexual activity.

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The incident caught on CCTV

Taxi office bite yob arrested

A man has been arrested after a woman was bitten in Wigan.

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Liverpool Crown Court

‘Paedophile hunter’ was a child abuser himself

A “devious, sinister man” who claimed to be a paedophile hunter was actually a child abuser, a court heard.

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