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Ban for man caught five times over drug-drive limit

A Wigan man was taken off the road and his new car permanently confiscated after being caught behind the wheel while five times the drug-drive limit.

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City fans rip down advertising boards

Police appeal for help after FA Cup disorder

Police have launched an investigation into the disorder at the end of Latics’ fabulous victory over Premier league big boys Manchester City.

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Police take down robbery suspects in Gerard Street

Suspect detained in dramatic Wigan sting

Dramatic footage has captured the moment police took down five robbery suspects in the middle of a busy Wigan street.
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Reports of rape at Wigan beauty spot

Police have launched an urgent investigation to find out if a woman was raped at a Wigan beauty spot.
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Court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of former football coach Barry Bennell appearing at Liverpool Crown Court

Barry Bennell sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court

Barry Bennell has been jailed at Liverpool Crown Court for 30 years for abusing 12 young footballers he coached between 1979 and 1991.
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Ambulance Service found a hand-written note

Woman arrested after paramedics 'verbally abused' and note left on ambulance

A 26-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of verbally abusing paramedics and leaving an abusive note on the windscreen of their ambulance as they responded to an emergency.
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Photo issued by Cheshire Police of paedophile football coach Barry Bennell, who is due to be sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court

Barry Bennell to be sentenced for historical sexual assault against young boys

Serial paedophile football coach Barry Bennell will be sentenced for hundreds of historical sexual assaults committed on young boys in his care.

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The aftermath of one of the drugs raids

Police storm Wigan houses in early morning drugs raids

Police have carried out drugs raids this morning at two Wigan properties
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Firefighters were called to Edgeway Road at 2am. Pic: Google Street View

Investigation after arson attack at family home in Wigan

A family was evacuated from their home after an arson attack in the early hours.
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Some people openly sobbed as the victims' names were read aloud at the vigil near the school in Parkland on Thursday night.

Vigil held for victims of Florida school shooting

At least 1,000 people have attended a candlelight vigil for the 17 victims of a school shooting in Florida.
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Police hunt

Teen flasher exposed himself to schoolgirl

Police are hunting a teenaged flasher who exposed himself to a schoolgirl.

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Serial paedophile Barry Bennell has been convicted of abusing more young footballers after grooming them with claims that he could fulfil their dreams of a career in the sport.

Cheers of 'yes' as Bennell found guilty of 43 counts of child sex abuse

Serial paedophile Barry Bennell has been convicted of abusing more young footballers after grooming them with claims that he could fulfil their dreams of a career in the sport.

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The aftermath of the police pursuit in Firs Lane, Leigh

Drug-driver given curfew by judge for high-speed smash

A drug-driver who crashed his vehicle into a wall and several cars after a high-speed police pursuit through a town centre has been given a suspended prison sentence.

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The aftermath of the Hinckley raid

Wiganer accused of £1m ATM cash raids

A Wiganer has been accused of taking part in a series of cash machine raids – across three counties – which are said to have seen more than £1m stolen.
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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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The 19-year-old suspect, Nikolas Cruz, had been expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for "disciplinary reasons", said Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel.

School shooting suspect made 'disturbing' social media posts

The suspect in a deadly rampage at a Florida high school is a troubled teenager who posted disturbing material on social media before the shooting spree that killed at least 17 people, according to police.

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Firefighters plea

Wigan firefighters make weary plea after spate of incidents

Wigan firefighters are urging people to think twice before dumping rubbish amid an epidemic of antisocial fires.

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court

Drunk banged on doors demanding money for drugs

Residents alerted police when a drunken man began knocking on doors on their estate, demanding money for drugs, Wigan and Leigh magistrates were told.

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Police probe

Wigan drug-drive crash man is spared jail term

A drug-driver who crashed his car while high on cocaine has been given an eight-week suspended prison sentence.

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Police probe

Robbers hit accountancy firm TWICE in one night

Raiders burgled a borough accountancy firm twice in one night in order to steal its cash machine.

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