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Shop worker’s drug shame

A shop worker was “foolish” when he agreed to buy cannabis in bulk to sell to his friends, a court heard.

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Peter Smith had his prosthetic arm stolen from his car

Man’s desperate appeal: “I just need my arm back”

A man is appealing for the safe return of his artificial limb after despicable thieves stole it from his car.

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

Appeal for magistrates due to volunteers shortage

Wiganers are being urged to apply to become a magistrate following a shortage of volunteers.

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Fr Michael Higginbottom

Priest’s victim is praised after giving evidence

The victim who came forward to give evidence against a disgraced local priest has been praised for his bravery.

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

Week in court

A round-up of people who have appeared before Wigan and Leigh magistrates.

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Marsh Green resident Lee Gaskell

Yobs are ruining my life says dad

A Wigan dad says he feels like a prisoner in his own home after being terrorised by a spate of horrific anti-social behaviour.

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Police probe after alleged sexual assault

Police are appealing for information after an alleged sexual assault on a teenage girl.

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

Jail for convict in charity theft

A jailed man who has 98 convictions has been sentenced to a further four months in prison after stealing charity boxes from McDonalds.

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

Week in court

A round-up of people who have appeared before Wigan and Leigh magistrates.

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Fr Michael Higginbottom

Sex abuse priest jailed for 17 years

A “cruel sadistic” catholic priest who repeatedly raped a boy almost 40 years ago in a former Wigan seminary was jailed for 17 years today.

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Manchester Crown Court

Lawyer jailed for £700k fraud against customers

A woman who abused her position at solicitor firms to fraudulently gain more than £700,000 has been jailed.

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Chevonne Shaw

Carer’s ‘revenge’ ends in court

A vindictive carer dismissed from her job took revenge on a paralysed woman she blamed for her sacking.

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Police probe into cash machine explosion

Police probe into cash machine explosion

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cash machine exploded.

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Stuart Gallear

Jealous husband who murdered his wife jailed for 17 years

A Wigan man who stabbed his accountant wife to death a day after he discovered she was having an affair with a joiner has been jailed for a minimum of 17 years.

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Garage targeted in suspected arson

An investigation has been launched after a suspected arson attack at a Wigan garage.
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Stuart Gallear, 51, claimed he did not intend to kill wife Mandy, 42, in the kitchen of their home in Hindley

Wigan man awaits murder sentence

A Wigan man who stabbed his accountant wife to death a day after he discovered she was having an affair with a joiner will be sentenced today for murder.

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Daniel Bamford

Wigan teen jailed for 12 years

A Wigan teenager has been jailed for 12 years after being found guilty of manslaughter.

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Disqualified driver leads police on 90mph chase through Wigan

Disqualified driver leads police on 90mph chase through Wigan

A disqualified driver got behind the wheel and travelled at speeds of 90mph as he was pursued by police during a terrifying rampage through Wigan.

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Police warning over prescription drugs

Bride’s dress theft shock

A bride-to-be is appealing for public help after thieves stole her unique bridesmaid dresses in a callous smash and grab.

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

Week in court

A round-up of people who have appeared before Wigan and Leigh magistrates.

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