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Man charged after Wigan arson attack

A man has been charged after an arson which took place in Wigan.

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Stephen Pennington, a convicted rapist

Manhunt launched after convicted Wigan rapist dodges police

An appeal has been issued for a convicted rapist from Wigan who has failed to notify police of his whereabouts.

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VIDEO: Mum’s hell as racist thugs make family’s life a misery

She has been beaten, attacked in her family home and had racist insults hurled at her in a series of terrifying attacks.
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Police probe

HIV misdiagnosis led to crime spree by young heroin addict

A young heroin addict who suffered major distress after being falsely diagnosed with HIV by a prison doctor, has avoided jail after admitting to stealing hundreds of pounds worth of goods to fund her habit.

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court

Wigan man stole his own gran’s funeral fund

A Wigan man tried to pay off a drug debt by stealing £10,000 from his grandmother which she was saving to pay for her own funeral, a court heard.

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Offensive graffiti outside a store in Wigan

Wigan sees a rise in recorded hate crimes

The number of reported hate crimes has risen in the borough, new figures reveal.
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Paedophile football coach Barry Bennell launches sentence challenge

Paedophile football coach Barry Bennell is set to have his 30-year prison sentence reviewed by leading judges.

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Police were called at 4.30pm on Monday

Teen arrested after girl injured in shooting

A girl was taken to hospital yesterday after being shot in the chest.
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Jayne Heyes, Founder of Dog Lost UK (left) and Fiona Monger pictured with store assistant Jade Greenhalgh

Residents 'shocked' by amount of Wigan dog thefts

Campaigners have staged an event at a Wigan pet shop to raise awareness of the alarming number of dog thefts in the borough.
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Wigan cocaine ring swoop leads to hefty jail terms

An undercover drugs bust - which smashed a heroin and cocaine ring in Wigan - has now resulted in jail terms totalling more than 23 years.
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Police activity on a railway track near Loughborough Junction railway station

Spray cans found as three die after being hit by train

Spray cans have been found near where three people died after being struck by a train.
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Police seized this vehicle from a street in Marsh Green

Wigan police seize uninsured car

An uninsured car was seized and taken away by police in Wigan.

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Arrests have been made after alleged breaches of closure orders in Wigan

Closure orders in Wigan prompt fresh arrests

Suspected troublemakers are still continuing to defy a series of closure orders in Wigan.
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Arson attacks have occurred at Gidlow Cemetery

Arson attacks on Wigan gravestones cause heartache for families

Two arson attacks have been carried out on headstones in a Wigan cemetery.

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court

Wigan dad in court over his refusal to pay child support cash

A Wigan dad has been handed a suspended jail sentence for refusing to pay hundreds of pounds in child support.
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Some of the police haul

Wigan ‘Mr Big’ set to face 13 years in jail

A Wigan drugs gang “Mr Big” has been jailed for his role in a £12m plot to smuggle illegal tobacco into the UK inside fridges, microwaves and vacuum cleaners.

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VIDEO: WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT - Wigan assault victim furious at court verdict

A Wigan mum who was one of two women assaulted by a man in a vicious midnight attack has blasted her assailant’s ‘lenient’ court sentence.
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More protection

Police dogs and horses to get more protection from attacks

Police dogs and horses are set to get more protection from attacks after Michael Gove gave the Government's backing to a bill implementing a so-called "Finn's Law".
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Paul Benson

Jail for raider whose victim was pregnant

Detectives have condemned an axe-wielding armed raider who targeted a heavily-pregnant woman and her partner in their own home.

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Be on the lookout for scammers!

Watch out for scams, Wiganers warned

Wigan residents are being urged to be extra vigilant and ensure they don’t fall victim to con artists.

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