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OLDHAM POLICE OFFICERS RECEIVE AWARD FOR ACTIONS ‘ABOVE AND BEYOND’ DUTY DURING LOCAL FLOODING

Officers from Greater Manchester Police have been presented with awards for their actions whilst on duty during a night of severe flooding in 2016.

The officers, from the forces Oldham District, were unanimously voted winners of the Government & Public Sector Journal’s ‘Above & Beyond’ Awards by an independent awards panel for their actions that […]

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 […]

Transport services return to Victoria following terrorist attack

City leaders in Greater Manchester have welcomed the reopening of Victoria Station following last week’s horrific terrorist attack at Manchester Arena.

The station, which has been shut since the incident on Monday 22 May, will reopen from tomorrow (Tuesday 30 May) – with Northern, Trans Pennine Express and Metrolink operating a full timetable of services.

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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% […]

A message from Greater Manchester Police

The following message from Greater Manchester Police.

Assistant Chief Constable Rob Potts of Greater Manchester Police, said: “Our thoughts remain with all those affected by the horrific events in London yesterday.

“The profound impact of these attacks has been felt across all our communities and I want to send out a strong message to everyone […]

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 […]

Man found dead in Chew Valley

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Police are trying to identify a man who was found dead near Dovestones reservoir in Saddleworth.

On Saturday 12 December 2015, the body of the man was found on the Chew track leading from Dovestones Reservoir boating lake to Indians Head.

He is described as being white, of slim build, had a receding hairline with […]

Woman pushed to the ground by thieves in Delph

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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 […]