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Wigan man hired £16k cherry picker and tried to sell it

An aggrieved boss of a bricklaying firm hired a £16,000 cherry picker then tried to sell it for less than half price on a website.

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Fir Tree Flash, Leigh

Swan shot and killed by yobs in beauty spot

Cruel thugs who shot a swan and caused such horrific injuries that it had to be put to sleep are being sought by the RSPCA.

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Death crash nurse banned from roads again after second smash

Death crash nurse banned from roads again after second smash

A nurse convicted of causing the death of his teenage nephew in a motorway smash seven years ago has been banned from the roads again after causing a head-on collision in Wigan.

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Abid Hussain

Drugs gang who flooded north west with cocaine and heroin jailed

A drugs gang who were part of a conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs throughout the north west have been jailed for a total of more than 40 years, say police.
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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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Chris Parker

'Homeless hero' denies stealing from stricken Manchester Arena attack victims

"Homeless hero" Chris Parker said "I have done nothing. Absolutely nothing" after he was accused in court of stealing from two people injured in the Manchester Arena bombing

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Tablet computers are among banned items discovered behind bars

Computer tablets thrown into grounds of jail

Computer tablets have been thrown into prison grounds in the latest example of contraband smuggling to hit the jail estate.

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261 cats were reported stolen in 2016

40% rise in number of cats stolen over two years, study shows

The number of cats stolen in the UK jumped by 40% in two years, a new study has revealed.

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Paul Anderton

Conman ‘used faith to swindle victims’

A rogue trader who conned two “vulnerable” victims - while professing his Christian values - has been spared jail by a judge.

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Man who downloaded extreme child pornography avoids jail

Man who downloaded extreme child pornography avoids jail

A pervert who downloaded numerous pornographic videos of children out of “curiosity” has walked free from court.

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Drug paraphernalia left on Danes Avenue in Hindley

Cannabis use sparks fury

Residents are demanding action after claiming that an area near a children’s park has been taken over by young people using cannabis.

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The pipe

Pipe hurled through taxi window

A taxi passenger is said to have narrowly avoided being blinded after a plastic pipe was hurled through the window of a cab in Platt Bridge.

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Aidan McAteer

Violet-Grace killer slammed for social media birthday post

A hit-and-run killer who celebrated his birthday in prison on social media just three months after being locked up has been labelled “so disrespectful” by the mother of his four-year-old victim.

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Masked thieves in armed robbery at bookmakers

Masked thieves threatened staff and customers during an armed robbery at a borough bookmakers.

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Ann Maguire

Family of murdered Wigan teacher Ann Maguire lose High Court challenge

The family of Wigan teacher Ann Maguire have lost their challenge against a coroner’s decision not to call evidence from pupils who had contact with her schoolboy killer immediately before the murder.

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Police appeal

Police hunt sex attacker

Police appealing for information after a 17-year-old boy was sexually assaulted in Wigan.

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Cameras have already been given to 17,500 officers

Armed police to wear head cameras

Firearms officers working in the capital will be given head-mounted cameras to boost transparency, more than three years after the plans were first mooted.

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Market traders with Janet Ryding, centre, who have reported abuse and criminal damage

Market hall security upped after yobs’ rampage

Security at Wigan market hall will be increased after yobs caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage to traders’ stock.

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