‘Devious & manipulative’ Wigan man jailed for child abduction and sex offences

A man described by a judge as ‘devious, selfish and manipulative’ has been jailed this afternoon (23 July 2021) for a total of 13 years at Manchester Crown Court. Martin Yankey (17/11/1983) of Belmont Road, Wigan, was found guilty of the following offences: One count of child abduction. Two counts of sexual activity with a […]

GMP supporting communities this weekend with developing drugs warning system

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) are supporting communities this weekend with a dedicated team in the event of any drug-related incidents. Thanks to the ongoing partnership known as MANDRAKE, GMP will be utilising systems at Manchester Metropolitan to analyse any substances officers may come across and advise other partners accordingly. MANchester DRugAnalysis and Knowledge Exchange (MANDRAKE) was […]

Targeting ASB across Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has kicked off a focus on Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) across Greater Manchester during ASB Awareness Week. ASB comes in many forms therefore during the week of action, which is running from Monday 19 to Sunday 25 July, GMP is encouraging its communities to help tackle ASB through increasing people’s understanding of […]

Man jailed after weapons seized in Ancoats

A man has been jailed for five years after police seized two loaded firearms and ammunition at a property in Ancoats, Manchester, in February. Laurentiu Puitau, (03/03/1987), of Naval Street, Manchester was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court today (23 July 2021), after pleading guilty to possession of a prohibited weapon. At around 7.30am on 2 February 2021, […]

Appeal to find missing 11-year-old from Bolton

Officers are urgently appealing for witnesses who may have seen a missing 11-year-old girl from Bolton. Fatuma Kadir, from Bolton, was reported missing just before 10.45pm last night (22 July 2021) and following enquiries, was seen to have boarded a train from Manchester Piccadilly at 9.27pm to Birmingham New Street before getting onto another train […]

Marcus Rashford mural messages can be saved – rain has not stopped play

The heavens may have opened over south Manchester last night but despite a good soaking the word on the street from the city’s gallery and archives staff who have planned today’s removal operation, is that they can be saved. Staff from the gallery and archives team rushed to the mural as soon as the unexpected […]

Missing: Brandon McEvoy

Please share and help us as we continue to search for missing teenager Brandon McEvoy. 15-year-old Brandon was last seen on Tuesday 22 June in the Worsley area of Greater Manchester. He is from St Helens. Brandon is white, 5ft 7in tall, of slim build, with short brown hair and a pale complexion. When last […]

Detectives appeal for information after disturbance in Oldham

Detectives in Oldham are appealing for information about a disturbance outside a petrol station. Witnesses reported seeing a disagreement between two groups of men on Huddersfield Road at about 12.40pm on 21 July 2021. Detective Inspector Damian Threader, of Oldham CID, said: “There appears to have been a disturbance outside the Tesco petrol station between […]