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Leigh's week in court

A round-up of people who have appeared before Wigan and Leigh magistrates.
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The fire-damaged Ford Focus in Atherton

Car wrecked in arson attack

A suspected arson attack on a car on a residential street has been tackled by firefighters.

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An arson investigation is centring on Hope Carr Road in Leigh

'Targeted' petrol bomb attack on home

A petrol bomb attack on a Leigh home is being probed by detectives.
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Associate director Alex Summers. (s)

Lancashire Police spotlight child grooming in new theatre resource

Lancashire Police are using the power of theatre to highlight the dangers of child grooming.

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The RSPCA

WARNING UPSETTING IMAGE: RSPCA suspect dumped dog had been strangled or suffocated

Animal lovers have spoken of their shock and disgust at a potential cruelty case after a dead dog was found dumped in a patch of undergrowth.
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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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Masked raider caught out

An armed raider who terrorised a heavily-pregnant woman and her partner in their own home was tracked down thanks to an eagle-eyed resident.
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Police have launched an investigation into the collision

Investigation launched after pensioner killed in collision on busy borough road

Police have launched an investigation following a fatal collision in Leigh

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Ryan Hughes

Police launch search for missing Wigan man

Officers have been conducting drone searches in Wigan after the sudden disappearance of a young Wigan man.
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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court

Drug driver banned from the road

A young man who got behind the wheel after smoking cannabis has been disqualified from driving.

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Patrick Ward has been jailed after selling puppies like this one suffering from a string of problems including parvovirus, worm infestations and neurological conditions  and four had died or had to be put to sleep

Cruel puppy trader finally behind bars

A puppy farm trader who had been on the run for nearly two years has now been jailed for 22 weeks.

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Police warning

Pet owners warned after cat found beheaded

Pet owners are being warned to keep their animals safe after a cat was found beheaded.
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An image of the two suspects in the Westleigh Cricket Club vandalism incident, with their identities obscured

Youths blasted over club raid

Cricket club officials have condemned teenagers believed to be responsible for the latest spate of vandalism at their ground.

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Wigan and Leigh Courthouse

Armed robber jailed for travel agency machete raid

A knifeman who sparked a public safety alert for a town’s schools after an armed robbery has been caged for four years.
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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.
News

IN PICTURES: When terror came to the streets of Wigan

Just under a year ago, following the horrific events at the Manchester Arena, the threat of terrorism became very real in Wigan.

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Nicholas 'Baggo' Sullivan

'Baggo' killer jailed for four years and eight months

A man who attacked and killed a fellow Wigan pub customer has been jailed for four years and eight months.

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Scott Sharples has been missing since March

Body found in search for missing Wigan dad Scott Sharples

Officers investigating the disappearance of a father-of-three say they have found a body in woodlands.
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Images of two of the men

Staff threatened in raid at mobile phone shop

Police have issued three images of men wanted in connection with a robbery at a mobile phone shop.
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Images released following the assault

Images released following "nasty assault" at borough train station

Police have released CCTV images following a "nasty assault" at a Wigan train station.
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