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Bank card scam fraudster and his gang jailed

Fraudsters bought £100,000-worth of cars, motorbikes, jewellery and even new teeth using stolen bank card details.
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Police hunt

Teen flasher exposed himself to schoolgirl

Police are hunting a teenaged flasher who exposed himself to a schoolgirl.

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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.
News

Police officer suffers broken fingers after patrol car is rammed

A police officer suffered broken fingers when his patrol car was rammed by a vehicle last night.
Crime
Police raid a suspected cannabis firm in Firs Lane, Leigh

Police bust £40k cannabis farm

A suspected cannabis farm said to contain drugs with a street value of up to £40,000 has been busted in Leigh.

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Three men have been charged by police.

Three charged after armed robbery at sporting lodge

Three men have been charged following an armed robbery at a sporting lodge in Leigh.

News
Helen McCourt

Marie McCourt - I cannot rest until my daughter's body is found

Exactly 30 years ago today Helen McCourt went to work but never arrived home.
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Marie McCourt on the 30th anniversary of her daughter Helen's murder

A mother’s 30-year fight for closure

On Friday this week a special mass will be said to commemorate, almost to the hour, the 30th anniversary of the disappearance and murder of Helen McCourt.
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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court

Would-be paedophile admits attempting to meet nonexistent schoolgirl for sex

A would-be paedophile has admitted travelling to the borough in an attempt to meet a nonexistent schoolgirl for sex.

Crime
Wigan And Leigh Magistrates' Court

Week in court

A round-up of people who have appeared before Wigan and Leigh magistrates.
News
Martyn Woods, 72.

Pensioner jailed for years of sex abuse against children

A sex offender from Lowton who preyed on children for more than a decade has been put behind bars.
News
More hate crimes have been reported

Race crimes a growing issue in borough

Hundreds of hate crimes were reported in the borough last year, two thirds of which were race-related.
News
Anthony Condron

LIVERPOOL BAR MURDER PROBE: Three men arrested over death of Anthony Condron

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was fatally injured in a bar.

North West
Police issue a warning following reports of a suspicious man

Residents warned of potential door-knock scam targeting elderly people

Police are warning people to look out for elderly and vulnerable neighbours following a potential door-knock scam.
News
Police probe

School worker in court over missing cash

A third case of financial irregularities in two years concerning the schools sector has been identified by the council’s spending watchdog.

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The trees in Bradshawgate

Yobs wreck trees in town centre attack

Town hall officials say they are “extremely disappointed” after a group of youths vandalised recently planted trees.

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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.
News
Chris Parker

Homeless man who stole from Manchester Arena bomb attack victim has been sentenced

A homeless "common thief" who stole from victims of the Manchester Arena bombing has been jailed.
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Anthony Grainger

Misconduct probe for police officers over man's shooting

Two senior police officers in Greater Manchester are understood to be facing gross misconduct proceedings over the shooting of an unarmed man nearly six years ago.
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Wigan and Leigh Magistrates Court

Man smashed neighbours windows then punched policeman

A man drunkenly smashed windows at his neighbour’s house and yelled abuse before punching the policeman arresting him in the face.

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