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Murder inquiry launched after death of 28-year-old woman in Wigan

A murder inquiry has been launched after a woman died at her home in Wigan last night.
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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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The knife haul found at an address in Westleigh

Astonishing weapons haul found during drugs raid

Medieval-style spiked balls on chains, knuckle-dusters, imitation guns and knives were among a huge hoard of weapons seized by police during a drugs raid.

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Boozed-up motorist ploughed into police car

Boozed-up motorist ploughed into police car

A boozed-up motorist who ploughed into the side of a police car after offering to give a woman a lift home in her vehicle has been banned from the road.

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Police Scotland said the man's body was found on land near Cairnhead Farm, Isle of Whithorn.

Body of missing Lancashire fisherman found after search

The body of a missing fisherman believed to be from Burnley has been recovered on land in Dumfries and Galloway.
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In April Jasper lost his leg after he was shot six times in a brutal air gun attack in Accrington.

More than 150 animals targeted in airgun attacks in Lancashire

Shocking new figures released by the RSPCA have revealed that over 150 animals have been targeted in airgun attacks across Lancashire over the past five years.

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HMP Hindley

Prison bosses in smuggling crackdown

Prison bosses have heralded a string of drug busts and mobile phone seizures at institutions such as HMP Hindley over the past year.

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Liverpool Crown Court

Bungling arsonist set himself on fire

A man high on Spice accidentally turned himself into a human fireball after pouring petrol over his car and setting it alight.

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Bow Road, Leigh

Nuisance homes hit by closure orders

Magistrates have acted on concerns about anti-social behaviour by putting closure orders on two social homes.

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Stop it! Warning to illegal fly-posters

Stop it! Warning to illegal fly-posters

A stark warning has been issued to those responsible for illegally fly-posting across the borough.

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

Week in court

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

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Ellen Higginbottom

IPCC investigation following the death of Ellen Higginbottom in Wigan

The death of an 18-year-old student reported missing in Wigan has sparked an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

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James Dougan Watson

Wrestling coach jailed for sexual abuse

A wrestling coach who sexually abused young boys in the 80s and 90s is today starting a jail term after another victim came forward.

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

Rugby fan wrecked taxi after drunken argument

A Wigan man caused hundreds of pounds’ worth of damage to a taxi after a drunken row with a cab driver.

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Ellen Higginbottom

Ellen Higginbottom: Second post-mortem

A second post-mortem examination was being carried out on the body of student Ellen Higginbottom.

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CCTV - do you recognise this car?

Police appeal after woman is assaulted and kidnapped

Police have released CCTV images after a woman was assaulted and kidnapped.

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New crackdown on sex offenders

New crackdown on sex offenders

Local police are trialling new ways to protect communities through more effective management of sex offenders.

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court

12 weeks prison for racist drunk

A racist drunk has been jailed for 12 weeks after shouting slurs at a police officer and urinating outside a supermarket in broad daylight.

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The smashed window

Burning car had been used by raiders in petrol station robbery

A car found alight early this morning had been used by armed robbers who attacked two police officers.

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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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