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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Whit Friday Band Contest will hit all the right notes

Diggle Contest (Photo: ©2015 Stuart Coleman)

Thousands of people from across Oldham and beyond are set to enjoy a spectacular day of free entertainment at the world famous Whit Friday band contests on Friday 29th May.

Dubbed locally as ‘the greatest free show on earth’, this traditional event dates back to an earliest-recorded contest […]

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 […]

Concern grows for missing Stalybridge man

Police are growing concerned for the welfare of a Stalybridge man who has gone missing.

Adam Faulke, aged 42 went missing from his home in Stalybridge and was last seen at 5am on Monday 13 April 2015.

Adam is a keen walker and regularly takes walks around Stalybridge and the Dovestones area of Saddleworth.

He […]

Dobcross man sentenced for sexual activity with a child

A man has been jailed after he had sex with an underage girl in Oldham.

Timothy Edwards, of Walk Mill, Dobcross, was found guilty of four counts of sexual activity with a child, five counts of making and possessing indecent photographs, and one count of attempting to incite sexual activity with a child, after a […]