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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


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 […]

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 […]

Iconic Diggle Clock Damaged by Vandals

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Maurice Brayford and PC Marsden inspecting the damaged clock (Photo: ©2015 Stuart Coleman)

There is something rotten in the village of Diggle. On Saturday 23rd May, unknown individuals broke into WH Shaws Pallet Works and smashed their way through locked doors to reach the top of the clock tower where they mindlessly bent the […]

Saddleworth North Monthly Crime Figures: March 2015

CRIME JAN FEB MAR BURGLARY (Of homes) 3 4 1 BURGLARY OTHER (Shed, Garage, Business) 3 3 1 THEFT FROM A VEHICLE / vehicle interference 5 7 3 THEFT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE 2 0 2 CRIMINAL DAMAGE 2 3 3 ROBBERY 0 0 1 OTHER THEFT 1 4 3

Burglary Dwelling

Springwood Estate […]