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  • Let us take the strain

    By Sector Security Services Ltd at 15:49 on 27/05/11
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    Sector Security Services (Manchester) Ltd -  Let Sector Security Services take the strain ! Are you fed up with being called out in the early hours because your alarm has gone off ? Let us help. Our Key Holding & Alarm Response service should be righ up your street. Visit our website or contact YOUR LOCAL TYLDESLEY office on 01942 881122 to see how we can help.
  • A man armed with a claw hammer threatened staff and stole cash in Astley

    By Karenh2009 at 10:06 on 01/02/11
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    At about 10pm on Wednesday 26 January 2011, three members of staff were closing up at the Co-op store on Stour Road. The offender went in and threatened staff with the hammer, demanding cash. After stealing a quantity of cash the offender then tried to force open a till with the hammer. Unsuccessful, he ran off. The robber is described as being a white man in his late 20s, 5ft 6in to 5ft 8in tall, of slim build. He was...
  • Police have seized more than £150,000 in cash from a convicted drug dealer.

    By Karenh2009 at 10:04 on 01/02/11
    GMP seize £150,000 from drug dealer
    On 1 December 2010, James David Thorne (born 06/07/1986), of Wilkinson Street, Leigh, was sentenced to five years in prison for possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply. Officers from Wigan raided Thorne's flat on 8 August 2010 and recovered cocaine, MDMA and cannabis with a street value of up to £278,000. The drugs were hidden in packages stashed inside a utility room cupboard and Thorne's van. During the...
  • Teenager sentenced for drinking alcohol in public - Atherton

    By Karenh2009 at 11:59 on 07/01/11
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    A 16-year-old boy has become the first in Greater Manchester to be convicted of persistently possessing alcohol in a public place. Kieran Aspinall, born 23/1/94, of Devonshire Road, Atherton, pleaded guilty at Wigan Youth Court to the offence, which falls under Section 30 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009. He also pleaded guilty to a public order offence by causing harassment, alarm or distress. He was sentenced to a six...
  • An employee at a restaurant in Astley was tied up as robbers stole money and phones.

    By Karenh2009 at 14:15 on 05/01/11
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    At about 9.50pm on Sunday 19 December 2010, the member of staff had just locked up and set the alarm at the Le Rendezvous restaurant in Higher Green Lane, Astley, when he was approached by four men wearing balaclavas and gloves. They threatened him and forced him to open the doors and turn off the alarm system. Two of the men restrained the employee and threatened to harm him, while the other two men stole a considerable...

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