Stolen Ford Fiesta recovered on border between Manchester and Salford

A stolen red Ford Fiesta was located and recovered close to the border between Manchester and Salford by police officers on Saturday night. It was found by Greater Manchester Police Transport Unit officers as part of their Operation Custodian initiative, which had seen them patrolling the arterial routes in and out of the city centre.… Continue reading Stolen Ford Fiesta recovered on border between Manchester and Salford

Police recover stolen Mercedes hidden in corner of Salford car park

Police have located a stolen vehicle near Blackfriars Bridge in Greater Manchester. The Mercedes A200 was discovered in the corner of a car park on the Salford side, according to a tweet from Greater Manchester Police (GMP). The vehicle was also displaying false plates, the force said. READ MORE: Family of tragic uni student shot… Continue reading Police recover stolen Mercedes hidden in corner of Salford car park

Two arrested after police find 15 catalytic converters in the back seat after a chase

Two people have been arrested after police found more than 15 catalytic converters in the back seat of a car they’d been chasing through Bolton. Officers from Greater Manchester Police’s traffic division spotted the grey Jaguar on the M60 near junction 16, Clifton Interchange. They followed the car into Bolton, but when they tried to… Continue reading Two arrested after police find 15 catalytic converters in the back seat after a chase

Girl spotted masked burglar running through house in terrifying late night raid

A masked burglar was seen by his victims running through their house before stealing a £12k watch, jewellery and £500 cash. Steven Lovell, 50, gained access to the seven-bedroomed house in Salford after the family had gone to bed. Two of the daughters were up talking at around 1.30am in their bedroom when their dad… Continue reading Girl spotted masked burglar running through house in terrifying late night raid

Latest coronavirus infection rates as new area becomes worst-hit in Greater Manchester

Salford now has the highest coronavirus infection rate in Greater Manchester. Rates have gone up in six boroughs across the region, fallen in three and stayed level in one area. Salford replaces Rochdale as the area with the worst infection rate. The city recorded a rate of 448.8 cases per 100,000 people in the week… Continue reading Latest coronavirus infection rates as new area becomes worst-hit in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester’s latest covid infection rates as cases continue to rise almost everywhere

Coronavirus infection rates continue to rise in almost every part of Greater Manchester. Cases are up in nine of the 10 boroughs, the latest figures show. Only Wigan, where the rate fell by just one per cent, saw a fall in the number of people testing positive. Rochdale continues to have the highest coronavirus infection… Continue reading Greater Manchester’s latest covid infection rates as cases continue to rise almost everywhere

Drug addict whose home was ‘cuckooed’ murdered days after telling police ‘he would be killed’ by gangsters, court hears

A ‘vulnerable’ drug addict whose home was ‘cuckooed’ was murdered in a revenge attack, prosecutors allege. Leigh Smith, affectionately known as Leroy, was found dead in his home in Eccles. He had previously told police about ‘Salford gangsters’ he was ‘in trouble with’ who had access to guns and that ‘he would be killed’. READ… Continue reading Drug addict whose home was ‘cuckooed’ murdered days after telling police ‘he would be killed’ by gangsters, court hears

The football fans who are putting their rivalry aside for a good reason this weekend

A group of friends and football fans will be putting their rivalry aside in order to walk 60km from Anfield to Old Trafford for Movember. The fans, who mainly hail from Manchester, will take on the distance from Liverpool Football Club to Manchester United Football Club to highlight the fact that 60 men die by… Continue reading The football fans who are putting their rivalry aside for a good reason this weekend

Top secret Encrochat system uncovered during NCA crackdown, jury hears

A jury has heard of the ins and outs of a system exclusively for criminals which was intercepted by the NCA during a crackdown on Encrochat. Law enforcement agencies gained access to the secure network, which had allowed users to communicate in ‘secrecy’, Manchester Crown Court previously heard. Five men have gone on trial, with… Continue reading Top secret Encrochat system uncovered during NCA crackdown, jury hears

‘He’s a dead man’…revenge fuelled murder plot and deals to sell AK47 and Uzi revealed by Encrochat hack, jury told

A revenge fuelled murder plot and deals to sell ‘astonishingly lethal’ weapons including an AK47 and an Uzi were revealed by the Encrochat hack, a jury heard. Law enforcement gained access to the secure network, which had allowed users to communicate in ‘secrecy’. Five men have gone on trial at Manchester Crown Court, with four… Continue reading ‘He’s a dead man’…revenge fuelled murder plot and deals to sell AK47 and Uzi revealed by Encrochat hack, jury told