Terror at the supermarket: Raiders swinging baseball bats demand cash

Terrified staff at a Wigan store were confronted by armed raiders swinging baseball bats in the latest closing-time supermarket attack in the borough.
Wigan Police HQ

Man told police "I'm going to chop someone's head off"

A man found outside Wigan police station with a kitchen knife in his trousers threatened to “chop someone’s head off" a court heard.
Demi Pearson, 14, her eight-year-old brother Brandon and seven-year-old sister Lacie died in the blaze in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on Monday.

Two charged with murder over house fire that killed three children

Two people have been charged with murder after a house fire left three children dead.

The Greyhound

Thief’s unfair job axe claim backfires

A one-time hotel manager caught cheating his bosses has been left with a £7,500  legal bill over a backfiring claim that he was unfairly  dismissed

Stephen Maish

Darts player jailed for VAT gang fraud

A semi-professional Wigan darts player is behind bars today for his involvement in a £2.4m VAT scam.

Greater Manchester Police said three men, aged 23, 20 and 18, and a 20-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Five quizzed over suspected murder of three children who died after house fire

Five people are being questioned over the suspected murder of three children who died after a house fire.

Murdered schoolgirl Lisa Hession

Reward to catch schoolgirl's killer - 33 years on

A £50,000 reward has been offered to finally name the murderer of schoolgirl Lisa Hession.
Wigan And Leigh Magistrates' Court

Drunken teen’s dock apology

A teenager apologised to magistrates after drinking lager and breaching the peace.

A Vantage vehicle on the guided busway

Police called to late-night busway brawl

A serious brawl on a guided busway service heading to the borough led to police being alerted.

Malcolm Alker

RL star faces lengthy sentence

Two criminals who brought terror to staff in local businesses have been warned they face lengthy prison sentences.

Driving instructor was over the limit

A driving instructor has been banned from the road after being found over the alcohol limit.

Roads Policing Officers are responsible for patrolling motorways and main roads

Police breathalyser tests in England fall by a quarter in five years

The number of alcohol breath tests deployed by police on England's roads has fallen by a quarter in the last five years, a new report has said.

Police are appealing for information

Widow's wedding ring stolen in robbery

Police are searching for teenagers who pushed a widow to the ground and stole her wedding and engagement rings.


Banned for life from keeping pet after attack

A young father-to-be who punched his dog and left it with a burst eardrum has avoided jail but been banned for life from keeping animals.

A gully grid

Scrap metal thieves risking public safety

Scavengers stealing gully grids are putting people’s lives in danger, leaving huge gaping holes on the roadside.

Aiden McAteer, who was jailed for nine years for causing death by dangerous driving

Police in the clear over Violet-Grace Youens' death

An independent inquiry has cleared police officers of any blame in the run-up to the death of tragic Violet-Grace Youens.

WARNING: Strong language - McDonald's employee headbutts customer after row over chicken nuggets

This is the shocking moment a McDonald's customer is headbutted by an employee after an argument broke out - over CHICKEN NUGGETS.
Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court

Week In Court

Round-up of people brought before Wigan and Leigh Magistrates ...
Deniqua Westwood with Bull Mastiff, Walter, and St Bernard, Betty

Dog prison probe: Pair sought by police

Police have identified two people they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of two beloved dogs.
David Simpson

Online gambling spree helps to jail a serial burglar

A serial thief who ransacked homes for handbags - then went on spending sprees - has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.

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