Offenders tidy up Wigan grot spot as part of their community punishments

Criminals have been put to good use by cleaning up a Wigan grot spot.

By Charles Graham
Tuesday, 10th May 2022, 8:10 am

A litter-pick was organised for the wooded area next to the football fields, also known as The Rec, in Scholes which police say has been a magnet for anti-social behaviour.

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And it was offenders completing unpaid work as part of their community punishments from the courts who carried out the late spring clean, filling many binbags with waste.

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The spick and span alleyway

Officers from GMP Wigan later published a photograph of a litter-free alleyway in the area.