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In court in January - the high-profile Wigan cases last month

Here are just some of the people that were either locked up or faced proceedings in January.


The full story for each of the cases can be found on wigantoday.net in the crime section ...

Pitchford, 27, who believed he was sending sexually explicit messages to a Wigan schoolgirl has escaped a jail sentence. He will be subject to a sexual harm prevention order with stringent terms indefinitely

5. Blake Pitchford

Pitchford, 27, who believed he was sending sexually explicit messages to a Wigan schoolgirl has escaped a jail sentence. He will be subject to a sexual harm prevention order with stringent terms indefinitely
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Connors, 26, and Connor, 31, have been accused of the murder of Wigan father-to-be Billy Livesley (pictured)

6. Myles Connors and Peter Connor

Connors, 26, and Connor, 31, have been accused of the murder of Wigan father-to-be Billy Livesley (pictured)
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Grimshaw, 30, is accused of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm using a machete. He will appear at Bolton Crown Court on February 18

7. Kurt Grimshaw

Grimshaw, 30, is accused of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm using a machete. He will appear at Bolton Crown Court on February 18
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Violent husband Neary, 35, is back behind bars after living with his wife for a month and beating her up  despite being banned from seeing her

8. Christopher Neary

Violent husband Neary, 35, is back behind bars after living with his wife for a month and beating her up despite being banned from seeing her
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