GMP’s Op Custodian team make 21 arrests during nighttime economy operation

Op Custodian officers on patrol on Peter Street, photo credit Manchester Evening News Every weekend, Greater Manchester Police’s (GMP) Manchester City Centre team are out in force across the city’s biggest socialising hotspots, such as Deansgate and Peter Street, the Gay Village, and Northern Quarter. Op Custodian is their dedicated nighttime economy operation, aimed at […]

Community day of action in Piccadilly Gardens as Operation Vulcan continue to show strength to criminals

Yesterday, (Monday 18 March), police and partners from Operation Vulcan were out in full force in Piccadilly Gardens to show the criminals they aren’t welcome. Officers and partners – including Home Office Immigration Enforcement, British Transport Police, Transport for Greater Manchester MetroLink Inspectors, Manchester City Council Anti-Social Behaviour Action Team and rough sleeper team – […]

Police officer sacked for failing to stay at crash scene

A police officer who fled from the scene of a crash has been dismissed from the service. PC Joel Hopkins was involved in a collision with another vehicle in Golborne, Wigan, in July 2022. PC Hopkins was instructed by officers to walk up the street and onto the other side of the pedestrian safety barrier […]

Man charged in connection with Beswick murder

Greater Manchester Police’s Major Incident Team have secured a charge for murder following the tragic death of Christopher Hanley at the weekend. Marvin Sutton (13/03/1989) of no fixed abode has been charged with murder. He has been remanded into custody ahead of an appearance at Tameside Magistrates today (Tuesday 19 March). A 43-year-old man remains […]

Police investigators appeal for information after a fatal collision in Stockport


At around 6:30pm on Friday 2 February 2024, Greater Manchester Police were called to Alexandra Park near to the main carpark off Cheadle Old Road to reports of a road traffic collision. It is believed that an electric motorcycle collided with the metal access barrier. The rider, a 32-year-old man, was taken to hospital, but […]

Operation Diner: Four men arrested during early-morning raids in Wigan

Four men are in custody after a series of early-morning raids were carried out in Wigan.  Officers from GMP Wigan’s Challenger team carried out warrants at seven addresses where they also seized a quantity of cannabis and what is believed to be cocaine, an imitation firearm and ammunition.  The warrants were carried out in several […]