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  1. Images taken from the air show cars filling a small layby off the A57 – making it impossible for emergency vehicles to get into the City Heliport. .map-responsive{ overflow:hidden; padding-bottom:32.4%; position:relative; height:0; border: 2px solid #fff; background: #262e33; border-radius: 2px 2px 2px 2px; } If emergency vehicles cannot get to the site the police and air ambulance helicopters, which are used across the whole northwest and beyond, are not allowed to take off. Now Salford City Council is asking motorists only to park in the marked bays along the left-hand side of the layby and warning that anyone who parks anywhere else in the layby risks being given a penalty charge notice of £70. The next match at the stadium is on Friday, July 13 and the stadium, Salford Reds and Sale Sharks are already alerting fans via social media. Councillor David Lancaster, the lead member for environment and community safety, said: Dave Kibblewhite, Base Manager for the National Police Air Service said;
  2. As part of plans by Manchester City Council to host a screening of the fixture at Castlefield Bowl in Manchester City Centre, extra officers will also be out in force. Some of these officers will be working additional hours on top of their normal shift, while others have given up their rest day and time off so they can help police Wednesday’s event for football fans. GMP has been working with partners and licensed premises throughout this World Cup to help fans across Greater Manchester enjoy the games in good spirits and safe environments. And for this momentous occasion, there will be a significant number of officers in the city centre in particular. An increased police presence will also be seen across Greater Manchester’s town centres for those watching the fixture in pubs and bars. Chief Superintendent Graeme Openshaw, who is in charge of policing during the World Cup, said: Reports to police can be made by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency.
  3. Operation Rogue Trader was held between 8 to 12 May and involved the work of Police, Trading Standards, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), the UK Border Force and other agencies. Coordinated by Operation Liberal, the national intelligence unit responsible for cross border criminality and the National Police Chief Council, it was an opportunity for partners to come together for a week of enforcement action. It was designed to disrupt criminal activity and to put an end to illegitimate traders who target the most vulnerable members of our community. The week-long initiative resulted in the following results; three vehicles recovered, over £2,500 in cash seized, 23 companies were stopped and checked and 17 vehicles were seized for no tax or insurance. In addition the partners inspected three meat trucks resulting in notice being served for an unhygienic vehicle and the removal of meat products as they were unfit for human consumption.
  4. Firearms officers entered the premises at around 7:30 pm on Friday evening and arrested the men on suspicion of firearms related offences, after a search a ball-baring gun was found at the scene which was removed by forensics officers for further testing. All three men were detained but later de-arrested with no further action to be taken. A police spokesman said that there was/is no wider threat to the public.
  5. At a time when nationally public confidence in the police is at an all time low and police services are suffering due to the constant cuts being made by central government, one man has been putting an overwhelmingly positive public face forward for the local force. PC Tom (as he is affectionately known in Irlam and Cadishead) has become somewhat of a local celebrity with his inspired, witty and honest posts about what life is like on the beat around his area. This has led to trouble for him on more than one occasion, the latest of which centres around a post made on the 7th of May to the constabularies local Facebook group. A complaint has been made by a local teacher regarding the content of the post, which gives a light hearted ribbing of local 'Yoofs' who have been plaguing the area with their antics for some time. This led to the post being removed from social media and poor Tom being subjected to an investigation regarding his apparent breaching of standards of behaviour during his duties as an officer. This has sparked a flurry of support for the much loved officer on Social Media with many furious that because of one singular complaint an investigation is now taking place. In contrast as at this moment not one single person has said a negative comment about the officer in a post on SalfordOnline's Facebook page, with most saying they find his unique way of reporting on crimes in the area as hilariously entertaining and a dose of reality. Wrote one member Said another And the list goes on.... and on and on and on..... Clearly showing that for this one complaint there are far far more who are not complaining... To read all of the comments I have provided a nice Link To Salford Online Posting. It would seem that some people are unable to see his posts for what they are, a jokey bit of banter between the public and the force, banter which does a lot to bridge the gap between them and bring a much needed real human face to it's officers in Salford. Tom's 'Rant?' in full... How anyone can find offence in his post or even defend the antics of those who set out to cause mischief and mayhem for residents in their local community is beyond me. It sends a negative message to those who are guilty of causing problems, that message being that they can carry on as the police officers tasked with policing the area investigated and punished for doing nothing more than telling the people the stark truth of what is happening on the streets. This particular officer chose to do this by inserting a little humour into his reports. So I have to ask what is the real problem here? An officer giving a positive if somewhat jokey account of the things they have to deal with each day? OR seemingly the only person in Salford without a sense of humour that found his amusing post offensive? So come on GMP, do the right thing GMP, drop this silly and pointless investigation, its both unnecessary and unwarranted. The man does more to promote public confidence in the force than you seem to understand. He presents a human face for our local bobbies and highlights the often silly things that they deal with day in day out whilst proudly serving our City. Tom is living proof that our officers are not automatons just doing a job, they are real human beings doing an exceptional and important job, often under the worst of circumstances. Give the man a break, a pay rise and commendation for doing more for the positive image of the police than has been done in years.
  6. People who carry knives are being targeted as part of a national week of awareness. Throughout the week, police will be warning people carrying a knife of the increased risk of potential injury, prison time and death. Detective Chief Inspector Debbie Dooley, from the Xcalibre Task Force at GMP, said: “Those who carry a knife often cite it’s for self-protection, but that’s not an excuse. If you carry a knife or offensive weapon you are breaking the law and can face up to four years in prison. “It’s not just the lives of other people you put at risk when carrying a knife, national statistics show that those who carry a knife or offensive weapon are far more likely to be seriously injured or killed themselves. “I also wish to appeal to those who associate with people who carry knives. Even if it’s not you personally carrying the knife, if you’re with someone who uses a weapon to injure or kill, you too could be prosecuted and sent to prison under the law of ‘joint enterprise’. “To put it simply, it’s not worth the risk. Leave the knife at home and encourage others to do so.” Consultant Paramedic for North West Ambulance Service, Dan Smith, said: “We have seen, firsthand, the devastating effects of knife crime and urge people to think twice before leaving the house armed. “Too many people lose their lives as a result of knife crime and I hope that people understand the terrible consequences for the victims and family members.” Throughout the week GMP will be supporting the national campaign using the hashtag #StopKnifeCrime across social media channels, including twitter, facebook and Instagram. To report a crime, call Greater Manchester Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency. Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
  7. Vincenzo Tavano (21/09/89) of Park Lane, Pointon has been charged with murder, fraud and taking a vehicle without consent.   He has been remanded to appear at Salford and Manchester Magistrates Court later today (27 April 2017).  A 43-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed pending further enquiries.  At around 7.20pm on Monday 17 April 2017 officers attended a house on Blackburn Street, Trinity and found the body of 61-year-old Giorgio Roncari from Italy.
  8. At around 7.20pm on Monday 17 April 2017 officers attended a house on Blackburn Street, Trinity and found the body of a man. The man, who has since been formally identified as 61-year-old Giorgio Roncari - also known as Guiseppi - suffered injuries which officers are treating as suspicious. Paying tribute to him, Giorgio’s family said: “It is a great loss of a twin brother with a big heart, a protective and loving uncle, a brother-in-law who was like a brother. Officers are continuing to appeal for anyone who has information to come forward. Detective Inspector Andy Butterworth of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “While Giorgio’s family are dealing with the extremely painful news, we are investing our time in actively searching for those responsible for his death. As always, if you have information you can contact the investigative team directly or if you would prefer, you can remain anonymous. Each piece of information will be dealt with the strictest confidence and however small you may think it is, it may prove to be significant in understanding what happened to Giorgio. Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 5351 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
  9. Chief Constable Ian Hopkins was speaking at the launch of a major operation to catch those who disregard the safety of other road users. The initiative will see officers targeting the main routes around Greater Manchester to enforce the law and educate drivers. From Monday 14 November officers will be using undercover and marked police vehicles to catch people and the operation will continue throughout the coming weeks and in the run up to Christmas. It is supporting a national week of action to highlight the risks and make people aware of the serious penalties that they will face. Ian said: “It is time for drivers to take personal responsibility for what they do when in charge of a vehicle. The consequences of using a mobile while behind the wheel are huge and can lead to people being seriously injured or killed. It leaves families devastated and we must stop it now. “No-one would think of getting into a car with someone who has been drinking alcohol in the driving seat so why would you put yourself at risk when someone uses a mobile. We can all make a difference by urging people to think about their actions. “Parents would never drink and drive with their children in the car, so they should never use a mobile when driving. The message is simple put it out of sight until you have finished your journey. Avoid the temptation by putting it in a bag, the boot of your car or the glove box. “We can all play our part to make this as unacceptable as drink driving. I am calling on the manufacturers of cars and mobile phones to work together to introduce technology that will prevent people using phones when driving except through hands free kits.” From next year, new penalties will be in place seeing drivers get six points on their licence and a £200 spot fine for using a mobile phone while driving. More than 5,000 drivers in Greater Manchester have been given fixed penalty notices or sent on a mobile phone awareness course in the past two years. Traffic officers believe those numbers are just the tip of the iceberg with an increasing number of people being spotted driving and using their mobile phones. GMP will also be raising awareness of the issue through social media and calling on people to consider what they are doing. It is part of a #wrongfortheroad campaign that will continue to target unacceptable behaviour on the roads of Greater Manchester. To support the initiative a Twitterchat will be held with traffic officers on Thursday 17 November. Anyone with details of persistent offenders who are driving and using their mobile should contact local officers or call 101 with details.
  10. In a bid to dispel rumours and myths being circulated around via social media the GMP Chief Constable has issued the following statement to try and clear up the confusion over the current sentencing situation.

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