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Employee thief ‘utter disgrace’

A trusted employee of a family-run borough retail company who stole £154,000 from her unsuspecting bosses has been jailed for three years, nine months.

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Police on Logwood Place

Man charged after 12-hour stand-off at flat

A man has appeared in court after a stand-off lasting more than 12 hours.

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Pool Street, Wigan, as some residents woke up to flood water in their homes

Pensioner homes flood thought to be sabotage

Elderly residents were evacuated from their homes in the middle of the night when they woke to find they were flooded.

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Ann Maguire

Murdered teacher’s inquest to have jury

A jury will be called to sit at the inquest into the death of murdered Wigan-born teacher Ann Maguire.

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Wigan Infirmary

‘I want to help you’ judge tells mum who dumped baby in hospital bin

A judge has told a new mum who dumped her new born son in a rubbish bin in a toilet at Wigan Infirmary that he wants to help her.

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Man arrested after 12-hour stand-off with police

Police have arrested a man who barricaded himself inside a flat - more than 12 hours after they were called.

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Oliver McCarthy, 26, of Platt Bridge, Wigan jailed 22 months over firearms incident in Preston

Two men terrified by thug brandishing fake BB gun

A man who left two men terrified when he tapped an imitation gun on their car window has been jailed for 22 months.

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Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward

Man arrested after gun fired at bookmakers

Staff at a bookmakers were threatened with a silver handgun during an attempted robbery.

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Police were called to Penswick Road in Hindley Green. Pic: Google Street View

Man in hospital after being assaulted

An investigation is under way after a man was assaulted on a residential street.

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Chief Supt Stuart Ellison

New police chief wants YOU to help tackle crime

Chief Supt Stuart Ellison is just a few days into his new role at the head of policing in Wigan, Bolton and Bury.

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Police fear more people may have been tricked

Warning after 'tax office' fraudsters target pensioner

Police are warning people about a telephone scam which left a pensioner hundreds of pounds out of pocket.

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Repeated domestic violence is curbed

Repeated domestic violence is curbed

Wigan has one of the lowest rates in the region for repeat cases of domestic abuse, according to a new town hall report.

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Man stabbed in row over noise

Man stabbed in row over noise

A young man, who was pursued by another man annoyed after an earlier incident, stabbed him in the chest.

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The car park at Red Rock Lane, Haigh

Wigan’s dogging shame

Beauty spots and carparks in Wigan have been named as top haunts for the lewd act of “dogging” on X-rated websites.

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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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Dr Rahman

Banned Wigan doctor still being paid full salary

A disgraced Wigan doctor who assaulted his teenage daughter is still receiving his full taxpayer-funded salary - despite being handed a 12-month ban.

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Library image of a young driver

Teenage drivers hit for six by ban tally

Thousands of teenagers had their driving licences revoked in the past five years after receiving at least six penalty points, new figures show.

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Man, 44, arrested on suspicion of school attack

Man, 44, arrested on suspicion of school attack

A 44-year-old man has been released on police bail after allegedly assaulting a woman following a dispute at a secondary school.

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Photo of an Aldi store

Cash stolen in supermarket break-in

Burglars smashed their way into a supermarket and stole cash from a machine which then caught fire.

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Arrests made after spate of thefts

Police have made two arrests following a spate of burglaries in the borough.

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