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Mountain Rescue Charity Box Stolen

by Ken Bennett

From: www.saddleworthfm.com

A FURIOUS ex-council chair lashed a sneak thief who stole a charity box from the counter of a village pub.

Neil Allsopp (65), was caught up in the real life drama when the thief tore the box from its chains and made off into the night chased by pub staff […]

Metrolink tram driver hurt in malicious attack

Greater Manchester’s new mayor has joined transport bosses in condemning a senseless act that left a tram driver injured.

At about 9.40pm on Monday 8 May 2017, a rock was thrown at an oncoming tram from a footbridge north of the Derker Metrolink stop. The rock smashed through the window, causing injuries to the driver’s […]

Catalytic converter thefts on the increase in Saddleworth

Over recent weeks Greater Manchester Police have noticed an increase in the theft of Catalytic Converters in the Saddleworth North area. Consider the following crime prevention tips to prevent yourself becoming a victim.

How to prevent Thefts of Catalytic Converters

Catalytic converter or Cat theft is increasing; reports say it has increased by over 400% […]

Grafitti Vandals ruin the work of volunteers in Diggle

On step forward two steps back as Diggle Community Association and Canal Trust volunteers are forced to look at re-painting the storage container located at the Diggle end of the Standedge Canal Tunnel after Grafitti vandals left their mark over the weekend.

In addition to the container, the bus shelter on Station Rd., was also […]

Parish Chairman Tackles Burglary

Photo: Burglary by Nixelz

On Sunday 1st May, 10am – 4:00pm Saddleworth Parish Council and Greater Manchester Police Oldham Division are hosting a Security Exhibition at the Civic Hall, Lee Street, Uppermill, Saddleworth.

The event is open to everyone and free to enter.

Exhibitors include: Screwfix, Falcon Locks, COP, Chip & Trace, Park Electrical […]

Two Birds of Prey Killed in Peak District

Osprey Photo: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region

Reward offered as more birds of prey are illegally killed in the Peak District National Park

Derbyshire Police and the RSPB are appealing for information following the illegal killing of two birds of prey near to Glossop, Derbyshire. A £1000 reward has been offered by […]

Mike Buckley Asked To Resign

Councillor Mike Buckley

Saddleworth Parish councillor, Mike Buckley, was today sentenced by Judge Jonathan Foster at Manchester Crown Court for downloading indecent pictures of young boys to his computer.

He was told by the judge that his loss of good character and standing was punishment enough.

Buckley has been ordered to participate, for 35 […]

Woman pushed to the ground by thieves in Delph

saddleworth police

Four men broke into a house in Saddleworth and knocked a woman to the ground.

At around 2.30pm on Tuesday 1 December 2015, the 63-year-old woman was watching television in her home on Delph Lane when the men opened the back door of her house. They claimed they were police officers and were checking houses […]

Your Community Needs You

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is calling on communities to be vigilant and take responsibility for their home’s security as part of a new burglary campaign.

‘Your community needs you’ asks the public to lock their windows and doors, look out for their neighbours and report suspicious activity in a bid to help drive down burglary […]

Knifepoint Robbery in Dobcross

Police are hunting three men after a newspaper delivery driver was robbed at knifepoint in Saddleworth.

The 33-year-old man was unloading newspapers from his van at around 1.30am on Monday 12 October 2015, close to Fold News, Woods Lane in Dobcross.

As the van driver carried newspapers to the shop three men approached his van […]