Bang Out of Order Campaign

Bang Out of Order Setting fires, throwing fireworks and making hoax calls are ‘bang out of order’ and will not be tolerated this Halloween and Bonfire season. As Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) and partner agencies launch this year’s Bonfire campaign, the public are asked to think carefully about their actions, consider the consequences […]

Pocket knives and pepper spray as woman arrested as part of Op tackling weapon importation

The pocket knives (left) and pepper spray recovered from yesterday’s warrant Officers tackling the importation of weapons into south Manchester have arrested a woman and seized pocket knives and pepper spray after a warrant yesterday (Thursday 14 October). Our District Tasking Team executed a warrant in the Wythenshawe area of the city after information from […]

A man has sadly died following a collision in Ashton-under-Lyne

Police were called just before 2pm yesterday (Thursday 14 October 2021) to Manchester Road, Ashton-under-Lyne to a report of a collision involving a lorry and a pedestrian. Emergency services attended but despite the best efforts of paramedics a 72-year-old man – the pedestrian – was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the […]

Second arrest made in connection with the death of a 16-year-old boy in Trafford

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody for questioning in relation to a murder investigation which was launched on 9 September 2021 after officers were called to Norton Street in Trafford just before 6pm to a report of a stabbing. Emergency services attended and found 16-year-old Rhamero West […]

Police dogs help arrest three suspects on the same day

PDs Ringo, Bren and Ted Greater Manchester Police dogs have helped arrest three potential offenders across the region on the same day. PD Ted helped detain a man in the Werneth area of Oldham on suspicion of rape on 12 October. A 35-year-old man has been released on bail. The same day, PD Ringo assisted […]

Stockport man charged with 43 offences including trafficking, slavery and rape

A Stockport man has been remanded into custody after being charged with a number of offences including trafficking, slavery and rape. Nicholas Stuart Moxham (5/3/72) of Briarfield Road, Heaton Chapel, has been charged with 43 offences. They are: Sexual assault by penetration x2 Strangulation with the intent to commit and indictable offence x3 Rape x9 […]

Christmas is returning to Manchester! Piccadilly Gardens to become Winter Gardens following festive transformation

Piccadilly Gardens will take a star turn this festive season, becoming the hub for Christmas in Manchester – the UK’s one and only capital of Christmas. This year’s festivities will return with a bang from Friday 12 November following a toned-down Christmas season last year in light of the Covid-19 global pandemic.   Winter Gardens at PIccadilly Eager to make up for missed celebrations, Manchester will showcase a new family-friendly Winter Gardens  attraction in […]

New city centre landmark shines a light on low carbon heat network

The Tower of Light. Manchester’s new Tower of Light structure has been officially switched on – marking a milestone in the development of the city’s new Civic Quarter Heat Network. The 40m tower, which will be lit up every night, is be a striking new landmark in the city centre and the most visible manifestation […]

Four charged with drugs offences following raids across Greater Manchester, Merseyside

Four men have been charged with drug offences following early morning raids yesterday (13 October 2021). Yesterday morning (Wednesday 13 October 2021), officers from the Serious & Organised Crime Unit carried out ten search warrants at addresses across Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Durham, and North Wales. A total of approximately 2kg of believed amphetamine has been […]