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Have you seen missing man William Hope?

A search is on to find missing man William Hope.

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Police were called

Kirkby couple sentenced for bus shelter sex session

A Kirkby couple who hit the headlines after they were filmed having sex in a bus shelter have been sentenced for outraging public decency.

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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court

Man charged with sexual assault

A man has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman.

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VIDEO: Footage released as police tackle illegal off-road bikes

Greater Manchester Police is cracking down on the illegal, dangerous and antisocial use of off-road bikes, boosted by the Force’s Safer Roads Targeting Team.

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Richard Johnson (left) and Jordan West

Jail for violent duo over hotel robbery

Armed robbers who carried out a terrifying attack on a well-known borough hotel and stole a safe have been put behind bars.
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David Dargan

Gang behind violent armed raid gets 34 years in jail

A gang of violent armed raiders who held up a convenience store have been jailed for 34 years in total.
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Stephen Warburton

Police hunt wanted man after woman was held at knifepoint for eight hours

Police are searching for a wanted man with ties to Wigan after a woman was held captive for eight hours.
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RTC in Leigh

Car crash causes road closure near nursery

Firefighters, paramedics and police officers were called to the scene of a road traffic collision which forced a road to close.

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Wigan And Leigh Magistrates' Court

Leigh's week in court

A round-up of people who have appeared before Wigan and Leigh magistrates.
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BYOU+ managing director Zak Bretherton

'Great idea' to record LGBTQ domestic abuse

A borough organisation has applauded a police decision to record domestic abuse in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

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Nice try, but police officers were not fooled

Police uncover cannabis factory in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester police were not deterred by this sign in the garden of a house in Prestwich today.

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VIDEO: Police probe after 90mph chase in town centre

An investigation has been launched after two men were involved in an 90mph police car chase in the early hours.

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Wigan And Leigh Magistrates' Court

Leigh's week in court

A round-up of people who have appeared before Wigan and Leigh magistrates.
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Delays in the search for murdered Wigan teenager Ellen, investigation finds

An Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigation has found that a lack of resources at Greater Manchester Police (GMP) contributed to a four hour delay in the search for Ellen Higginbottom.
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Bolton Crown Court

Sex offender snared after tip-off from US

A trans-Atlantic tip-off led to the arrest of a borough sex offender who used the nickname Pervz.

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Police say staff were threatened at the Atherton store

Armed gang told they will receive long prison terms

Violent robbers who held up a convenience store in the borough – wielding a sledgehammer and crowbar – are expected to receive significant jail terms when they are sentenced next month

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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 house damaged by fire on Ashwood Avenue in Abram

Arsonists target house and cars in series of attacks

Police have revealed that an arson attack on a house could be connected to two other incidents within 35 minutes.

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Police are appealing for witnesses

Man shot in 'brutal and terrifying attack' at his home

A man is being treated in hospital after being shot in the leg in his own home.

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Lewis Nash (left) and Callum Hugill

Pair jailed after horrific choke-hold robbery

Two men from the North West have been jailed after trying to buy alcohol with money they’d stolen by choking their victims.
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