Police force continues to ‘root out and boot out’ corrupt cops

As Greater Manchester Police continues its self-styled campaign to ‘root out and boot out’ corruption – ensuring employees are fit to fight crime, keep people safe, and care for victims – its opaqueness in terms of misconduct hearings continues to rub against that laudable, and, some might argue, long overdue aim. Following an article publishedContinue reading “Police force continues to ‘root out and boot out’ corrupt cops”

Police appeal after ‘steaming’ robberies on Oldham bus

On Friday 12th May 2023, at around 4pm, a series of robberies were reported to have taken place on a bus that was travelling up Lees Road, Oldham, in the direction of Uppermill. Greater Manchester Police believe that a group of males have approached young passengers on the bus, demanded their mobile phones and personalContinue reading “Police appeal after ‘steaming’ robberies on Oldham bus”

Police issue detailed romance fraud prevention advice after spike in reported cases

Last week, five romance fraud cases were reported in Greater Manchester and the region’s police force has reacted quickly by publicising how to spot the signs and protect yourself and your friends and family from romance fraudsters. In a statement released by Greater Manchester Police yesterday, this is the official advice given: Romance scams involveContinue reading “Police issue detailed romance fraud prevention advice after spike in reported cases”

Detectives investigating Oldham mill fire deaths make arrest

Detectives investigating the deaths of four Vietnamese nationals at Bismark House Mill in Oldham have made one further arrest and completed a number of searches during warrants executed at five residential properties and two commercial premises in Oldham and the Ashton area of Tameside. A 34 yr old male has been arrested on suspicion ofContinue reading “Detectives investigating Oldham mill fire deaths make arrest”

Police misconduct hearing shrouded in mystery

In just under an hour a misconduct hearing will open, via Microsoft Teams, against an un-named Greater Manchester Police officer, writes Neil Wilby. Within its notice of hearing published on its website, the force has not even cited the breaches of professional standards that the officer, whose rank is also concealed, is alleged to haveContinue reading “Police misconduct hearing shrouded in mystery”

‘Sizeable package’ proves very expensive for convicted ex-cop

A Greater Manchester Police officer who only joined the force in September, 2020 has resigned after being convicted last year of sexually assaulting a male colleague. 33 year old former police constable, James Holt, from the Wigan area (pictured above), attacked his fellow officer on a drunken off duty night out with other trainee GMPContinue reading “‘Sizeable package’ proves very expensive for convicted ex-cop”

Detectives renew witness appeal following sexual assault of young girl

Greater Manchester Police detectives have released further CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to following the sexual assault of a young girl on Saturday 29th April 2023 near Lees Valley in Oldham. The previous appeal issued four days ago, with different images, can be read here. The girl describes walking alongContinue reading “Detectives renew witness appeal following sexual assault of young girl”

CCTV images of male to whom police want to speak after report of sex assault in Oldham

At around 4.30pm on Saturday 29 April 2023, Greater Manchester Police were called to a report of a girl being sexually assaulted by a man near Lees Valley. Enquiries have established that the victim was walking along a public footpath near Turner Street, Lees, when she was approached by an unknown man who assaulted her.Continue reading “CCTV images of male to whom police want to speak after report of sex assault in Oldham”

Police confirm third arrest of notorious conspiracy theorist

In a short statement issued yesterday (28th April, 2023), Greater Manchester Police said: “Yesterday morning (Thursday 27th April 2023) a 49-year-old [was] arrested on suspicion of stirring up racial hatred outside a place of worship on Featherstall Road North, Oldham. “The male has been released and no further action has been taken”. The lines wereContinue reading “Police confirm third arrest of notorious conspiracy theorist”

Police accused of arrest blunder

A nominal well known to Greater Manchester Police, Raja Miah, 49, of Stamford Street, Mossley, Tameside has claimed, variously, on social media that he was arrested yesterday morning (27th April, 2023) at his home address at approximately 6.40am, as part of what he says is ‘a campaign to interfere with free and democratic local elections byContinue reading “Police accused of arrest blunder”