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  1. Emergency Services were called to the canal tow path close to Monton Bridge yesterday (April 7th) after reports of an elderly man having collapsed. Sadly the man in his 80s had died at the scene and police temporarily cordoned off the area along the towpath as well as the entrance to it along the top of Verdun Road. Police and Paramedics from North West Ambulance Service attended. There are no suspicious circumstances and the police have now informed his family. A spokesperson for GMP said: Our condolences to his family and friends at this awful time.
  2. Drivers are being urged to avoid the area around the junction between the M602 and Regent Road after a serious vehicle smash this evening. Police were called at around 10:30pm to reports of an accident having taken place between junctions 2 & 3 of the M602. The Eastbound carriage way has been closed and traffic diversions are in place. Emergency services, including Police, NWAS and GMFRS are currently on scene to deal with the situation. Traffic is currently being diverted around the area with two lanes of regent road closed. Highways England say:
  3. Police arrested three men and a woman and seized a large amount of class A drugs on Sunday 28th March as part of GMP Salford's on going operation to tackle an organised crime dispute in the city. As a result of the arrests, a man named as Aiden Curtis (25/01/1996), of no fixed abode, has been charged with handling stolen goods. He appeared at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court yesterday (Tuesday 30 March) and has been bailed and is due to appear at Manchester Crown Court on Friday 6 August 2021. Officers from the Operation Naseby disruption hub - formed in April 2020 in r
  4. At around 11.10am on Tuesday 25 February 2020, police received a report of a firearm discharge that had occurred in the early hours of that morning on Coniston Avenue, Whitefield. Officers attended the scene and identified damage to a window and wall of a property that was consistent with that of a firearm discharge. Thankfully no injuries were reported and a full investigation was launched. Yesterday (Tuesday 30 March 2021) officers conducted a warrant at a property in the Eccles area and a 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endan
  5. Police arrested three men and a woman and seized a large amount of class A drugs on Sunday night as part of GMP Salford's on going operation to tackle an organised crime dispute in the city. Officers from the Operation Naseby disruption hub - formed in April 2020 in response to a violent dispute in Salford - searched an address on Powel Street in the Clayton area on Sunday 28th March. A total of £3000 in cash was found at the property and half an ounce of suspected class A drugs - namely cocaine was seized. Seven phones were also recovered and taken away in evidence to be used a
  6. Greater Manchester Police are appealing to the public to use the force's full range of reporting methods available to report non-emergency crime over the coming weekend, following a large increase in demands for service. Since Monday, the force has seen a large increase in demand and has put plans in place for extra officers to be available over this weekend and the week ahead. Assistant Chief Constable Chris Sykes said: If you need to report a non-urgent crime, please use the link below to be directed to our online reporting form. https://www.gmp.police.uk/ro/report/ocr
  7. Police were called to an address on Stowell Street in Salford just after 10pm on Thursday 25 March after reports from the public of a firearms discharge having taken place. Officers attended the scene last night, and found that a window had been shot at, as well as a second address on neighbouring Bridson Street. Fortunately we have been told that no-one was injured and there have been no arrests have been made so far. A police cordon remains in place this morning, and Greater Manchester Police say that investigations are ongoing. Officers have been seen carrying out search
  8. A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape in connection with an incident which happened in Little Hulton last Friday (19th March). Greater Manchester Police were called to reports of a serious sexual assault having taken place at a residential property in Little Hulton on the evening of Friday, March 19. During the assault, a woman said to be in her 60s, suffered severe wounds to her face resulting in her being taken to hospital for treatment. She has since been discharged. Earlier in the week, GMP asked members of the public to help locate the man. He i
  9. The eagle eyed owner of a white Ford Transit van noticed something familiar on another vehicle parked up in Clifton. His own van seemingly had a twin, right down to the number plates. The vehicle had become one of thousands of others which are cloned each year. Car cloning offences are on the rise in the UK, the process of cooing the number plates from one car and using them on a separate, often very similar vehicle, often to obscure its true identity. Many of these vehicles are then used in crimes, sometimes violent, others are sold on to unsuspecting buyers for a quick sa
  10. Police are currently dealing with a shooting incident on Cholmondeley Road in Irlams o' th' Height this morning (Weds 17th March) after shots were fired at a windows of a property on the road at around 07:40am. Police say that no one has been injured the damage was sustained to the home. A scene remains in place this morning as police forensic investigations are carried out. A GMP spokesperson said: Police are asking that anyone with information should contact the police on 101, quoting 506 of 17/03/21 or the independent charity – Crimestoppers, anonymously, on
  11. Last week step one of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions took place on Monday 8 March, which included the reopening of schools and two people from different households being able to meet outdoors. This slight change in the restrictions does not mean we are out of lockdown and all other Government led regulations still apply, including meeting people in large groups. Over the weekend GMP has issued 135 fixed penalty notices with many being issued to people meeting up indoors or meeting in groups of 15 or more people. Many calls are made in to the police from the public with reports of br
  12. Earlier this morning a large emergency service response descended on Clifton Country Park after reports of a possible body having been seen in the River Irwell at Clifton Country Park. Shortly after 10.45am on Sunday 14 March 2021, police were called to reports from a concerned member of the public that a possible body had been found in the River Irwell in Clifton Country Park in Salford. Emergency services were quickly on scene and part of the park has been cordoned off to the public. Unfortunately we have the sad duty to report that the body of a male thought to be aged in his
  13. Cash recovered from a rooftop and two arrested as officers conduct early morning raids across Greater Manchester. At around 6am this morning (Thursday 11 March 2021) officers from GMP’s City of Manchester Challenger Team, Xcalibre Task Force and the Tactical Aid Unit executed drug warrants at three properties in Heywood, Hollins and Blackley. During the warrants two men, aged 29 and 37, were arrested on suspicion of offences including conspiracy to supply drugs, money laundering and firearms offences. They remain in custody for questioning. Following a search of a property in Bl
  14. Police attended what they say was a small demonstration regarding public sector health pay at around 12noon today, Sunday 7 March 2021 in Manchester City Centre. A crowd of around 40 people had gathered in contravention of current lockdown legislation, in particular legislation concerning protests. GMP officers say that they sought to engage early with the organisers and those gathering to highlight the unlawfulness of their activity, using the first of the four Es approach - engaging, explaining and encouraging compliance with legislation. Most people thereafter dispersed.
  15. The family of a 35-year-old woman, who sustained significant injuries as a result of a collision in Old Trafford, have made an appeal to the public for information. Shortly after 10.10pm on Friday 29 January 2021, police were called to reports of a collision between a grey Smart ForFour and a cyclist on Chester Road at the junction with Sydney Street. Emergency services attended and the cyclist - the 35-year-old woman - was taken to hospital with serious head injuries where she remains in a critical condition. The driver of the car remained at the scene to speak with
  16. Greater Manchester Police has appointed two additional Chief Superintendents as part of a local policing restructure Superintendents Andy Sidebotham and Rachael Harrison were appointed on Friday 26 February 2021 following an interview process and started in their new post the following Monday (1 March 2021). Temporary Chief Superintendent Sidebotham, who most recently served as GMP's Silver Commander for the force's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, will take responsibility for GMP's South Command Area (Stockport and Trafford). T/Chief Superintendent Harrison will assume responsibil
  17. Three men charged following warrants tackling the production of drugs across Greater Manchester. Aaron Lavis (13/04/1998) and Scott Lavis (15/08/1991), both of Mottram Road, Stalybridge, have been charged with being concerned in the supply of a Class B drug, possession with intent to supply a Class B drug and conspiracy to supply Class B drug. Jason Joyce (27/06/1995) of Burton Walk, Salford, has been charged with being concerned in the supply of a Class B drug and conspiracy to supply a Class B drug. The trio appeared before Manchester Magistrates' Court on Tuesday 2 March 2021
  18. Police have released E-fit images of two men they want to speak to following an assault in Salford. At around 7pm on Wednesday 12 August 2020, police were called to reports of an assault at the tennis courts in Boothsbank Park, Boothbank Avenue. Enquiries established that the victim - a man aged in his 30's - had been playing tennis when he was attacked by a group of approximately ten people. The offenders pushed the man over before punching and kicking him and striking him a number of times with his own tennis racket. Emergency services attended and the man was taken to hospita
  19. Officers were called around 11.55am on Wednesday 20 January 2021 to a report of two men behaving suspiciously on Fairmount Road, Salford. Extensive enquiries have since established that two men had gained entry to a house on the street by smashing a bi-fold patio door to the rear of the property. Around ten minutes later the two men are then believed to have left the property via the front door carrying a duvet cover filled with items from the house. The men fled the scene via the property’s drive and then in an unknown direction. They are believed to have fled the scene in
  20. Police have made an arrest this afternoon after increasing patrols in the area due to reports of anti-social behaviour on the Linnyshaw Loop Line. A 27-year-old male from Wicheaver Crescent in Little Hulton was arrested after a member of the public alerted police after spotting a man who was firing an air weapon close to their location. Two PCSO's responded and were able to locate the man as he was bagging the weapon and attempting to walk away, however he refused to engage with them and so with concerns for his welfare and that of the wider public the officers followed the man who
  21. Officers were called around 8pm on Friday 19 February 2021 to Liverpool Road, Irlam to a report that two males on a motorcycle had been involved in a collision and a firearm had been located at the scene. It is believed a second vehicle was involved in the collision. Two men, both aged in their early 20s, were taken to hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening. They were subsequently arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm or ammunition with intent to endanger life. They remain in hospital at this time. Officers received a further report arou
  22. Police investigating an assault in Salford, where a woman was attacked with a wine bottle last summer, have released images of four women they wish to speak to in connection with the incident. At around 4am on Saturday 1 August 2020, a woman in her 20s was approached by a group of four women - one of whom was brandishing a wine bottle - near the Shell petrol station on Regent Road. The woman was attacked by the group, during which she was hit over the head with the bottle and suffered significant injuries that required hospital treatment. Detectives have today (Wednesday 3 Febru
  23. Police are appealing for information following the rape of a woman in Salford. At around 12.15am on Sunday 24 January 2021, police received a report that a woman had been raped in her home in the Walkden area. An investigation was launched and enquiries have established that, between 10.30pm and 11pm on Saturday 23 January 2021, a man entered the property via an unlocked rear door and raped the female occupant. The man is described as being white, 6ft tall, 'well built' and 35-40 years old with a ginger beard and tattoo on one of his arms. At the time of the incident, he was wearing
  24. Last year, the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) Economic Crime Unit recovered over £3 million for victims of fraud. The unit focusses on getting money back for victims where they can, as well as working to educate the public on the latest scams, what to look out for and how to protect themselves and their hard earned money. Towards the beginning of last year, when the pandemic began, the team saw a rise in scams relating to the coronavirus so worked to put out warnings on their dedicated Twitter account, as well as using posters to signpost people to information. The hub also worked w
  25. Two men have been arrested and dozens of weapons seized from a house in Prestwich by officers dedicated to GMP's operation to tackle organised crime in Salford. Around 45 weapons, including bladed weapons, imitation firearms and a crossbow, were recovered during a house search in the Rainsough area on Sunday afternoon. Patrols from Operation Naseby - GMP’s dedicated operation into tackling serious and organised crime in Salford - were driving through the Swinton area on Sunday 3 January when they stopped a vehicle suspected of being involved in class A drug supply. A 54-year-old
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