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KARL posted an article in National NewsOn Friday 20 July 2018 police received a report that a credit card had been stolen from a Manchester city centre office on Lloyd Street two days prior and used on a lavish spending spree in luxury stores throughout Manchester and the Trafford Centre. Jewellery and electronics were among some of the items the credit card was used to purchase, with the bill running into tens of thousands of pounds over two days. Detective Sergeant Daniel Hadfield from GMP’s north Manchester team said: Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 4409, alternatively call 101 or Crimewatch anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A huge well done to Aldi after stepping in to replace all of the items stolen from a local foodbank in Broughton. Truly showing the real spirit of Salford. Regional managing director Ruth Doyle at Aldi said she was appalled to hear that their donation to tackle period poverty had been taken from a storage unit at Mocha parade, Broughton. In a press release she said: The final distribution of the £2,500 donation to help women in period poverty and local families had been due to take place this week – but staff and volunteers were left in tears when they discovered thieves had broken in and cleaned out the entire unit. Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett said he was delighted with the news and that he couldn’t thank Aldi enough for their kindness. Tom Togher, Chief Officer of Salford Citizen’s Advice and Salford Foodshare added: Salford City Council has identified new, secure storage for the donation. Meanwhile as we reported earlier today, police are determined to bring those who carried out this appalling act to justice.
At around 3.30 on Tuesday 25 April 2017, the victim was walking across the pedestrian crossing on Hankinson Way, Salford, to catch a bus when he tripped up and fell over. He was immediately approached by the offender, who helped him to his feet and then walked off. Moments later the victim realised that when he was being helped back to his feet, the offender had slipped his wallet out of his pocket. The wallet contained family photographs of the victim’s son, who has recently passed away, which hold great sentimental value. It also contained £100 cash, bank cards and betting slips. The offender is described as white, around 5ft 6in tall, around 50-years-old with grey, scruffy hair and was carrying a can of beer. Constable Christopher Jackson said: This is a despicable crime, posing as an elderly gentleman’s rescuer only to get close enough to steal from him. “The money and bank cards can be replaced, but the photographs of the victim’s son are irreplaceable and are worth more to him than anything else. “It is heart-breaking to see someone lose something so precious for the sake of one man’s petty greed. “If you have any information which could assist us in this investigation, please contact us.” Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference number 1754 of 25/04/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.