Following successful forfeiture investigations and proceedings, Greater Manchester Police’s Economic Crime Unit (ECU) has successfully recovered over £11.2 million in this tax year. The ECU is made up of a number of specialist teams who all target different areas of criminal finances to ensure that their funds are removed. This comes after a record-breaking yearContinue reading “For second successive year police force recovers over £10 million from criminals”
Category Archives: Miscarriages of Justice
Has Tory councillor been Twitter spoofed?
If a journalist can be certain of one thing, it is that there is never a dull moment covering the political scene in Oldham. Due in no small measure to the antics of the four Conservative Party councillors in the town, described by the most outspoken their five counterparts in neighbouring Saddleworth, amongst other things,Continue reading “Has Tory councillor been Twitter spoofed?”
Jury finds Ellie Williams guilty of perverting course of justice
Following a ten week trial, a jury at Preston Crown Court has found Eleanor Williams, aged 22 and from Walney, Barrow-in-Furness, guilty of eight counts of perverting the course of justice. They deliberated for less than three hours. The verdict was unanimous. Sentencing will take place before the trial judge, HHJ Robert Altham, the HonoraryContinue reading “Jury finds Ellie Williams guilty of perverting course of justice”
Eleanor Williams jury expected to be sent out today
After a ten week trial that has run, more or less, to schedule, the jury empanelled in mid-October, 2022 for the high profile trial of Eleanor Williams will be sent out to deliberate upon their verdicts today, Tuesday 3rd January, 2023. Better known as Ellie Williams, aged 22 and from Walney, Barrow-in-Furness, she faces eightContinue reading “Eleanor Williams jury expected to be sent out today”
Line of Duty set to return?
According to one national newspaper the resounding answer to that question is ‘Yes’. The entire front page of the infamous tabloid, not exactly noted as a paragon of truth, was devoted to its ‘exclusive’ revelation that a three part Line of Duty special will hit the nation’s TV screens in 2023. They go on toContinue reading “Line of Duty set to return?”
‘Successful year’ for specialist CSE Unit says ‘most improved’ police force in country
In a short statement released earlier this week, Greater Manchester Police say their commitment to bring the perpetrators of non-recent child sexual exploitation to justice is stronger than ever, as investigations under the codenames Operation Green Jacket and Operation Bridgewater, gather momentum. Two days ago, (15th December, 2022), detectives from the Force CSE Unit in the SeriousContinue reading “‘Successful year’ for specialist CSE Unit says ‘most improved’ police force in country”
Oldham represented at Labour Party’s top table
The Labour Party leadership announced in Leeds, earlier today, plans for a shared vision for the United Kingdom in a document titled: “A New Britain – Renewing Our Democracy and Re-building Our Economy” Former Oldham Council Leader, Arooj Shah, pictured above third from right, has been a part of a Commission, led by former PrimeContinue reading “Oldham represented at Labour Party’s top table”
Director General forced to resign from police watchdog
In a short statement made late on Saturday 3rd December, 2022, the Home Secretary, Suella Braverman said: “I have accepted Michael Lockwood’s resignation as Director General of the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC). “I took immediate action upon being made aware that Mr Lockwood was the subject of a police investigation into an historic allegation,Continue reading “Director General forced to resign from police watchdog”
Married West Yorkshire Police officers face jail in New Year
At a short hearing in Bradford Crown Court earlier today, a serving West Yorkshire Police officer, Mark Hinchliffe, aged 42, and his civilian officer wife, Lisa Hinchliffe, aged 38, were told by HHJ Jonathan Rose to expect to be sent to prison at a sentencing hearing on 25th January, 2023. Each had pleaded guilty toContinue reading “Married West Yorkshire Police officers face jail in New Year”
Criminal justice watchdog opens door to next Board meeting
The Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) is inviting members of the public to its third annual Open Board meeting on Tuesday 29th November, 2022. The public Board meeting will take place via Zoom and is expected to last from 10:30am until 12:30pm. The invitation is open to everyone including stakeholders, legal professionals, the press andContinue reading “Criminal justice watchdog opens door to next Board meeting”
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