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Probe into young Wigan mum's road death continues

A motorist has been released by police under investigation after a Wigan mother-of-one lost her life in a road crash in January.

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Police were called to reports of an assault in a Wigan nightclub

Man suffers broken jaw after unprovoked assault in Wigan nightclub

A man was knocked out and left with serious facial injuries after he was attacked by a thug while on a night out.
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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court

Wigan's Week In Court

Round-up of people brought before Wigan and Leigh Magistrates ...
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Police probe

Doorstep acid attack leaves Wigan man scarred for life

A Wigan man has been left scarred for life by an horrific acid attack at his new home.
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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court

Man charged with sexual assault

A man has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman.

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VIDEO: Footage released as police tackle illegal off-road bikes

Greater Manchester Police is cracking down on the illegal, dangerous and antisocial use of off-road bikes, boosted by the Force’s Safer Roads Targeting Team.

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Richard Johnson (left) and Jordan West

Jail for violent duo over hotel robbery

Armed robbers who carried out a terrifying attack on a well-known borough hotel and stole a safe have been put behind bars.
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Coun Jeanette Prescott with the CCTV camera installed on Ormskirk Road in Pemberton

Councillors investing in CCTV

Councillors have donated thousands of pounds from their Brighter Borough grants for new CCTV to keep a Wigan high street safe.

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David Dargan

Gang behind violent armed raid gets 34 years in jail

A gang of violent armed raiders who held up a convenience store have been jailed for 34 years in total.
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Stephen Warburton

Police hunt wanted man after woman was held at knifepoint for eight hours

Police are searching for a wanted man with ties to Wigan after a woman was held captive for eight hours.
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Calum Macleod, chairman of the Police Federation, described the situation as being "in crisis"

'Startling' number of police have signs of depression, police federation warns

Eight out of 10 police officers are displaying signs of depression or anxiety as a result of "doing too much", the chairman of the Police Federation has warned.
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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court

Wigan man admits assault on police officer

A Wigan man has been given a community order after failing to do a breathalyser, assaulting an officer and failing to turn up at court.

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Carl Winstanley, MD of Winstanleys Bikes

Wigan cycling shop hit by £50,000 burglary

A Wigan cycle shop is desperately appealing for information after burglars made off with £50,000 of expensive, top-quality bikes.
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Police investigation after shooting incident in Haydock

Police investigation after shooting incident in Haydock

A police investigation is under way after a man was injured in a suspected shooting.

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Career criminal Alfie Adams

ATM explosive yob from Wigan jailed for 12 years

A prolific burglar from Wigan, who used explosives to blast three cash machines from their moorings as part of a nationwide crime spree, has been jailed for 12 years.

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Nicholas Sullivan, known as Baggo

Man admits ‘Baggo’s’ manslaughter

A Wigan man has admitting causing fatal injuries to another man in a Hindley pub.

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Trial date set

Trial set for Wigan murder attempt

A trial date has been fixed for an attempted murder case following an incident in Hindley on Christmas Day.
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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court

Wigan man admits making indecent images of children

A Wigan man has admitted making 51 indecent images of children.

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RTC in Leigh

Car crash causes road closure near nursery

Firefighters, paramedics and police officers were called to the scene of a road traffic collision which forced a road to close.

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One of the violent videos published on social media

Two arrested in relation to Wigan teen attacks

Police have arrested two people after videos went viral of teens being attacked by others on Mesnes Park and at other Wigan locations.
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