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60 Second Security - Stranger Danger
 
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This video is one of a series of ‘60 Second Security’ videos all around simple security advice. Designed to provide easy step by step tips, including advice on products and how to install and use them, helping to make you and your property that little bit safer. Whilst the risk posed by strangers is rare, it’s really important to make children aware of simple tips they can follow to keep themselves a little safer. This video on Stranger Danger is designed to highlight a few key points, to be used to help you have that important conversation with your child, pupil or class. It is aimed at aged 4 - 11 years. It has been produced for parents, carers, families, teachers, schools and centres to use with young people to raise awareness and generate discussion that helps children keep safe. We would advise you to talk about who your safe adults are and where there are safe places near you if help is needed. It’s also important to think about safety on the internet and use of mobile phone apps and games that have ‘chat’ functions as this can be just as dangerous as a stranger in the street. There is a range of info and support here – Childline - www.childline.org.uk NSPCC - www.nspcc.org.uk Pride 123 - www.pride123.co.uk GMP - www.gmp.police.uk/crimereduction For advice about keeping children safe online, or if you want to report someone who is behaving suspiciously towards a child online, contact the Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre at www.ceop.gov.uk or phone 0870 000 3344. Please help spread the word by sharing this video by email, Facebook, Twitter and any other social media outlet. Why not check out some of the other video’s in the ’60 Second Security’ series by visiting www.gmp.police.uk/60secondsecurity
Views: 51480 GM Police
Police Vehicle Rammed by White Van - Salford
 
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Police have released CCTV after a van purposely rammed into a police car at speed in Salford. Shortly before 3.15am on Tuesday 5 September 2017, officers in an unmarked police car were patrolling Salford when they came across a white Ford Transit van with false number plates. The patrol car gestured for the van to pull over but the van began speeding through the streets and was pursued by police. The van driver slammed on the brakes a number of times in the hope that the patrol car would crash into the back of it and stop the pursuit. The driver then quickly turned the van around and drove at speed directly at the patrol car before ramming into it on Duchy Street in Irwell, Salford and driving off. The two officers in the patrol car have received hospital treatment for their injuries and will be unable to continue their usual duties for some time due to this incident. A 21 year-old woman, who is believed to have been the passenger in the van, has been arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, however police are still searching for the driver of the van. A CCTV image of the man believed to be the driver of the van has also been released by police. Sergeant Danny Kabal of GMP’s Specialist Operations Team said: “The driver of the white Transit van intended on doing some serious damage and didn’t care if he was putting innocent lives at risk. “The van was used as a weapon against police officers, who are only there to keep the streets of Greater Manchester safe. “Thankfully, the officers involved will recover from their injuries, and no members of the public were caught up in the incident but we could have been dealing with an entirely different situation. “We have arrested a woman but we are still searching for the man who was the driver of the vehicle. “We are appealing for anyone who may have any information about who this man is, to get in touch with us. “Anyone who thinks it is okay to use a van as a weapon against anyone needs removing from the streets and bringing to justice and we won’t stop until we find this man.” Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 5351, alternatively call 101 quoting the reference number 176 of 5/9/17 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Views: 23658 GM Police
Men Jailed after Bolton Pursuit
 
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A trio of men who stole high-value cars in a string of burglaries across Greater Manchester and Derbyshire have been jailed. Samuel Irving (11/02/1989) of Rimmer Close, Newton Heath, Kyle Brindley (02/05/1995) of Dorking Avenue, Newton Heath and Mark Edwards (12/04/1990) of no fixed address were sentenced to a total of eight and a half years. The men previously pleaded guilty at Manchester Crown Square to their involvement in the cross-constabulary offences which saw cars worth an estimated £200,000 stolen from homes. Irving admitted conspiracy to commit burglary and was handed 5 years and eight months on 13 June 2017, while Brindley pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and driving whilst disqualified and was handed 36 months. He was also disqualified from driving for three years from his release. Edwards admitted handling stolen goods and was given a 12-month community order yesterday (Monday 17 July 2017). The court heard how Irving was the kingpin behind the illegal operation. Between 15 September 2016 and 20 October 2016 he would use rented cars to travel around areas searching for expensive cars as well as transporting other organised crime group members who committed the burglaries with him. The thieves would always strike overnight whilst the homeowners were asleep, then Irving would drive or direct the stolen vehicles back to the Manchester area before they were fitted with false plates and sold on. Brindley was involved in an attempted burglary in Chadderton on 2 October 2016 and a burglary in Hyde on 20 October 2016 where a 16 plate BMW 3 series was stolen. The same car taken from Hyde was then pursued by police through Bolton later where Brindley was the driver. He crashed into a vehicle carrying young children and knocked the driver unconscious before fleeing. He was arrested nearby. Edwards fingerprints were found on a Volvo V40 stolen during a burglary in Bury on 7 October 2016. Detective Constable Christopher Horsfield, from GMP’s Serious Crime Division, said: “These men let their arrogance get the better of them by leaving a trail of evidence for our officers to identify their roles in these offences. “This even went as far as Irving posing for photos in front of the stolen vehicles. “The sentences handed to these men today are the result of a meticulous investigation by officers from both GMP and Derbyshire. “We have not only stopped them in their tracks but we have also dismantled an organised crime group that benefitted from the losses of innocent people. “I hope this case shows just how seriously we take burglaries. The public should be confident in our ability to thoroughly investigate these offences and find the people responsible.”
Views: 79813 GM Police
5-year Sentence for Gunman Detained by University Security Guards
 
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Greater Manchester Police is commending the actions of university security guards who detained a gunman following an attempted robbery in Manchester. At about 4am on 29 November 2013, Jason Dunne (30/04/1971), of Tommy Johnson Walk, Moss Side, was seen riding near to Manchester University on Oxford Road. His actions raised suspicions of security staff that monitored his movements on CCTV. He was seen to get off his bike, cross Oxford Road and approach an 18-year-old student. He approached the victim and was seen to withdraw a handgun. As security guards called police and scrambled to the location, he demanded the victim hand over his mobile phone and even said to him: "Do you want to be shot?" The victim fought back and following a struggle Dunne ran off empty handed. He was detained by security guards a short time later and subsequently arrested by police. The gun was found to be an imitation firearm. At Manchester Crown Court on 6 February 2014, Dunne was jailed for five years after admitting attempted robbery and having an imitation firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence. Detective Chief Inspector Colin Larkin, said: "Dunne is a prolific and persistent offender who was in an area heavily populated with students in the early hours of the morning with the sole intention of committing a robbery. "As the CCTV explicitly shows he was armed with a gun, a terrifying weapon that he used to threaten his victim. "Security staff at the university saw events unfolding and saw that he was armed with a gun. Despite this they have bravely and without consideration for their own safety set out to detain this man, which they did successfully. "They could have had no idea that the gun was in fact an imitation and this makes their actions all the more impressive and worthy of recognition. "I must also credit responding officers who were in the area within minutes and the investigation team who, working with the CPS, have ensured a dangerous criminal is off our streets."
Views: 51453 GM Police
Street Robbery
 
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Footage of a street robbery captured by the Air Support Unit of GMP. http://www.gmp.police.uk/
Views: 58248 GM Police
Gangnam Style for Joshua
 
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Greater Manchester Police has teamed up with Scott & Bailey to help raise money for Joshua Wilson, a local boy who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2004. Officers from the Prestwich and Whitefield Neighbourhood Policing Team, the Chief Constable and cast of Scott & Bailey demonstrate their best Gangnam dance moves in a video for the Whitefield student. Joshua was diagnosed with his first brain tumour when he was just three years old and intrusive surgery means that he now has severe neuromuscular disabilities that require a fully adapted home. His family needs to raise £25,000 to pay for a ceiling track hoist, special building work and other basic equipment. The Prestwich and Whitefield officers are following in the footsteps of Devon and Cornwall who earlier this year set the bar with a spoof version of 'Gangnam Style'. Their video quickly became an internet sensation and led to hundreds of people pledging their donations. GMP's film continues the Gangnam theme and aside from dancing it features the Chief Constable fronting a mock press conference to help track down one of GMP's most notorious villains, none other than Joshua. Inspector Mark Kenny from the Prestwich and Whitefield Neighbourhood Policing Team said: "Joshua loves the police and when he got in touch to see if there was anything we could do to help, we were only too happy to help out. "Devon and Cornwall did a fantastic job with their video but being based in Joshua's home town, we were keen to take it one step further and involve him in our production. "I think it's safe to say that none of us will be auditioning for Strictly Come Dancing anytime soon but we had a great time producing the video and Joshua was certainly the star of the show. "The aim of this video is to help raise awareness of Joshua so if our dancing and acting abilities have made you smile then please dig deep and help get him the home he deserves." Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy said: "Everyone knows that I had the talent and the looks to be a Daniel Craig but I chose the path of becoming a police officer instead. Now finally I have had the chance to show my acting and dancing prowess and the public can see what Hollywood missed." Dawn Fidler, Joshua's Mum, said: "We are totally overwhelmed by the support of GMP and everyone involved. Joshua has just loved being a part of this and I'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone for their time and support in raising awareness for Joshua." Amelia Bullmore from Scott & Bailey said: "Syndicate 9 were glad to be involved. We send our very best wishes to Joshua and his family and hope they soon have their home fully adapted." Sergeant Gary Watts from Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Social media has made the world a lot smaller. People from all over the world have helped Josh's cause in one way or another and I know money raised from our video and any subsequent events is going to make a huge difference to the life of Josh and his family. Everyone should try and do their bit and find their own 'Josh'." For more information or to donate, please visit www.joshwilson.org.uk. The choreography was done by Jaynie Powsney and Lisa Rothwell from JStar Academy of Performing Arts.
Views: 74844 GM Police
Kersal Road Incident  - Men Sentenced
 
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Two men have been jailed after a car was driven at a police officer and pedestrians Reham Baluch (11/90/1986) of no fixed address was today (Monday 10 December 2018) sentenced at Minshull Street Crown Court to seven years in prison for dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified, aggravated taking of a motor vehicle without consent, section 47 assault and attempted section 18 assault. Saqib Kader (30/10/1991) of Farraday Avenue, Cheetham Hill was sentenced to 12 months in prison for aggravated taking of a motor vehicle without consent, and he was disqualified from driving for one year. The court heard how Baluch and Kader approached a takeaway delivery driver on Kersal Road in Prestwich around 11.20pm on Wednesday 16 May 2018, before hitting and kicking him and stealing his car. The man called police and reported the incident. Officers attended the scene and were speaking to the victim when his car returned to the scene. Police Constable Nina Foran, a frontline uniformed response officer from GMP’s Bury borough, approached the vehicle- which was being driven by Reham Baluch- and told him to get out of the car. At this point, Kader was a passenger in the stolen car. Baluch reversed the vehicle in an attempt to flee the scene, and the car door slammed into PC Foran. The impact caused her to be thrown into a parked car and then to the floor. The car collided with a pedestrian who was stood behind PC Foran, and he was thrust backwards and landed between two parked cars. Other members of the public and responding officers were forced to jump out of the way of the vehicle and they narrowly avoided being hit. The car was then driven forward, causing the driver’s door to slam into PC Foran again, and she was thrown to the floor for a second time. Baluch then collided with several parked cars and a police van, before driving off in the direction of Rainsough Brow. PC Foran and the pedestrian were taken to hospital to be treated for their injuries. PC Foran suffered an injury to her hand and bruising across her body. The pedestrian was treated for cuts and bruising to his body. The car was later found abandoned on Carlyle Close in Cheetham Hill. At 2.37am the following morning, an officer saw a man matching the description of Baluch walking along Hilton Lane and into the grounds of Hilton Lodge. A police dog handler attended the scene to assist, and Baluch was tracked down and swiftly arrested. Baluch was also sentenced today for a previous incident on Alderglen Road which occurred around 2.30pm on 19 March 2018 in which he drove a vehicle at an officer, causing him to jump out of the way to avoid being run over. Baluch drove the car at speed and crashed into the officer’s patrol car before making off at speed in the direction of Elizabeth Street. Detective Constable Keith Holt, from GMP’s CID Bury Borough, said: “This was completely reckless behaviour by Baluch and Kader and they showed absolutely no regard for the officers or pedestrians involved. “The manner in which Baluch acted was careless beyond belief, and it is only down to sheer luck that more people weren’t injured. “Officers put themselves on the line to protect our streets, but they should never be subjected to something like this. “Baluch has shown no remorse for his actions, but following today’s result he will now have to spend the next seven years in prison facing up to what he has done.”
Views: 7337 GM Police
60 Second Security -  Bogus Callers
 
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This video is one of a series of '60 Second Security' videos all around simple security advice. Designed to provide easy step by step tips, including advice on products and how to install and use them, helping to make you and your property that little bit safer. Bogus Callers come in different guises, usually they want to try and trick you, to get into your home to steal. They may say they are from the water board, council, police or even a child wanting a ball back! If you're not sure don't open the door! Please help spread the word by sharing this video by email, Facebook, Twitter and any other social media outlet. Why not check out some of the other video's in the '60 Second Security' series by visiting www.gmp.police.uk/60secondsecurity
Views: 7603 GM Police
60 Second Security - Window Shock Alarms
 
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This video is one of a series of '60 Second Security' videos all around simple security advice. Designed to provide easy step by step tips, including advice on products and how to install and use them, helping to make you and your property that little bit safer. Window Shock Alarms are low cost devices that attach to windows or glass and sound on vibration which is usually enough to deter potential burglars. Watch to see how easy they are to fit.... Please help spread the word by sharing this video by email, Facebook, Twitter and any other social media outlet. Why not check out some of the other video's in the '60 Second Security' series by visiting www.gmp.police.uk/60secondsecurity
Views: 24387 GM Police
Cash Machine Scam
 
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Warning after a spate of distraction robberies in Greater Manchester. Police have released CCTV of 72-year-old Eileen McCartney who was almost robbed using a distraction technique in a Wigan town centre bank. Two men and a woman were part of the scam, and Eileen was targeted as she withdrew money from a cash machine. One scammer distracted Eileen by putting a £20 note on the floor and tapped her on the shoulder to suggest she had dropped it, whilst distracted a second man reached over and swapped Eileen’s bank card with a fake one. Luckily Eileen quickly realised what was happening and managed to wrestle her bank card out of the hands of the second man so he could not steal anything from her. Eileen recognised the distraction technique from a TV programme she had watched last year. Unfortunately the three men and the woman got away, and police are still looking for them. PC Rod Ashton from Wigan’s Town Centre team said: “Eileen is a tough cookie, she’s switched on and she was quick to realise what was going on. “Unfortunately, not everyone will realise they have been scammed until it is too late. “We have seen an increase in the number of these distraction robberies across Greater Manchester and I’ve spoken to colleagues in neighbouring forces who have confirmed it is also happening there too. “Scammers are getting away with thousands of pounds sometimes, and they are targeting the elderly and vulnerable in particular. “We are appealing to the public to have a look at the CCTV and see if they recognise the scammers, we are determined to bring them to justice. “Even if you don’t recognise them, take a look at the CCTV and watch the scam. We want people to be aware that these people are out there, and hopefully Eileen’s experience can help others avoid being scammed in the future.” To contact the police in an emergency call 999 or to contact Greater Manchester Police for a less urgent matter call 101.
Views: 8208 GM Police
Bury Police Pursuit and Arrests
 
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Burglars who rammed a police car, threw a hammer out of the window and set off a fire extinguisher in a bid to evade officers have today been jailed. Marcus Cameron (20/09/1989), of no fixed address but formally of Tonge Moor, and Liam Harbour (02/05/1986), of no fixed address but formally of Breightmet, were sentenced to two years and eight months and 16 months, respectively. Cameron was also banned from driving for five years and four months. The pair had carried out a burglary at Maze Convenience Store on Brandlesholme Road, Bury in the early hours of Tuesday 17 October 2017 causing £5,000 worth of damage. Officers were patrolling when they were alerted to the shop’s alarm and as they arrived at the scene they saw the duo fleeing with stolen cigarettes and float money. PC Ian Bruce managed to track down the offenders who had jumped into a dark green Ford Mondeo before speeding off towards Tottington. During the pursuit - which reached up 70mph on residential roads - getaway driver Cameron rammed the police car on several occasions causing more than £14,000 worth of damage and injuring an officer in the process. Passenger Harbour also set off a fire extinguisher before throwing a claw hammer out of the window in a bid to get officers off their tail. A stinger was deployed and tactical contact was used to eventually bring the car to a halt. Harbour was arrested at the scene but Cameron tried to flee before being tracked by a helicopter. The judge praised PC Bruce for his diligent work. Cameron pleaded guilty to burglary, dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified and having no insurance. Harbour admitted burglary. Chief Inspector Mark Dexter, from GMP’s Tactical Vehicle Intercept Unit, said: “These men did everything they could to try and evade being arrested, going as far as throwing a hammer out of a window and driving at breakneck speeds. “They were prepared to put the lives of others at risk all for cigarettes stolen in a burglary. “Their actions were reckless, dangerous and could have had potentially devastating consequences. “These men assumed they could outsmart us and ultimately they thought they were going to get away with committing a serious crime. “However, they are now following a different road - one which takes them directly to prison.”
Views: 16240 GM Police
60 Second Security - Christmas Tips
 
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This film is one of a series of ‘60 Second Security’ videos all around simple security advice. Designed to provide easy step by step tips, including advice on products and how to install and use them, helping to make you and your property that little bit safer. The festive period is a busy time of year, that’s why it can be easy to forget the simple things that can help stop us becoming a victim of crime. If you’re struggling for an idea for a small gift this year or are taking part in a ‘Secret Santa’ then why not consider buying one of the devices we show on our 60 Second Security videos? Buying something to help your loved ones stay safer shows you care! Stopping a crime, or reducing the chances, might just be the best present you ever gave! Take a look at the video for a little reminder of some of the key tips at Christmas Time. There are a number of videos with more detail on Light Timers, Purse Bells, Personal Safety, Property Marking and Immobilise, check out the link below or the youtube playlist - http://ow.ly/DNb34 Please help spread the word by sharing this video by email, facebook, twitter and any other social media outlet. Why not check out some of the other video’s in the ’60 Second Security’ series by visiting www.gmp.police.uk/60secondsecurity
Views: 5079 GM Police
Vandals cut down a CCTV camera in Salford
 
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It happened on Dorning Road, Swinton, at about 1.30pm on 7 May 2011. The vandals used a portable saw to cut through the CCTV camera pole, causing it to collapse and transmission was lost. Police have now released CCTV footage taken from the camera seconds before it was cut down and are appealing to anyone who either recognises the offender or who has information about what happened to come forward. Chief Inspector Vinny Greener from the Salford Division of Greater Manchester Police said: "The CCTV was put up after residents complained about antisocial behaviour on their estate. Within days of it being in place it led to the arrest of a wanted man and has already provided evidence regarding antisocial behaviour. "Clearly its presence is upsetting the criminal fraternity and it has been deliberately attacked in broad daylight for all to see. I want to reassure people that the police, Salford City Council and City West are working together to identify those responsible. Anybody who has any information regarding this please let us know on 0161 872 50 50 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."
Views: 83541 GM Police
Off to pastures new
 
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Four brave Greater Manchester Police horses are hanging up their horseshoes and retiring to The Horse Trust's sanctuary in Speen, Buckinghamshire. They have notched up nearly 50 years' service between them and have been involved in a wide range of duties, including policing public order situations, crowd control at football matches and city centre patrols. Three of the horses -- Nickleby, Oliver and Fairfax -- helped to police the recent disorder in Manchester city centre, and Nickleby and Fairfax's last job was policing the Manchester derby match on 23 October. Ann Firth, Groom Team Leader for Greater Manchester Police's Tactical Mounted Unit, said: "The disorder over the summer was challenging for the horses, as their initial reaction in a situation like that is to run away. They dealt with it really well though as they are big, brave horses that everyone loved riding as they knew they'd be safe. All four animals were stalwarts, and were often the first to be selected for operations as they could be used for all types of work and nothing scared them. "They will be hugely missed, but everyone's thrilled that they're getting such a well-deserved retirement at The Horse Trust. After more than a decade pounding the streets of Manchester, it's lovely that they'll get to be horses again and can spend their days grazing in the fields at the sanctuary." Jeanette Allen, Chief Executive Officer of The Horse Trust, said: "We are delighted to offer Nickleby, Oliver, Fairfax and Pridey lifetime sanctuary after their loyal and brave service to the police. Our staff will give them the loving care they need for the remainder of their years." To learn more about Greater Manchester Police's Mounted Unit please visit our website. www.gmp.police.uk
Views: 5227 GM Police
New police dogs complete their training
 
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Police dogs, Boz, Quade and Jerry last week successfully completed a 13-week training course to become part of GMP's workforce. The German Shepherds, who have completed training in basic obedience, searching for people in open land and buildings, tracking on a long line -- where dogs follow a scent, searching for property and chasing and detaining suspects, will join officers and take to the beat. Martin Almond, team leader from the dog training unit based at Hough End, said: "The three that have completed their training have been partnered with their handler who they will live and work with and are ready to begin their shift pattern. "It's great to have the dogs complete their training and become part of the police family. They have come from all over country and will bring their own personalities to the role, a trait which is essential to any police dog. "Our dogs need to be playful, fit and have impeccable social skills and it's only on fulfilling this criteria that they can be made part of our unit. Not all dogs have these skills as they lack drive and a willingness to search and play games which is what makes our dogs so skilled and unique. "The dog training includes fitness tests, playing ball games and being taken into different buildings and environments while their social skills and confidence is monitored." Following their passing out ceremony the dogs will now begin operational policing.
Views: 12226 GM Police
Preparing for the police job related fitness test
 
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A video explaining what is involved in the fitness test for police jobs within Greater Manchester Police
Views: 109925 GM Police
999 Call - Trainers
 
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Greater Manchester Police has released four recordings of irresponsible 999 calls as call handlers prepare for the busy Christmas period. Each recording features a call made to emergency call handlers - even though their respective issues are not only non-emergency, but also not a police matter. One of the recordings features a caller fearing for their safety as a hedgehog lurks in their garden, whilst the another one has a caller clearly in distress after a vending machine decides it does not want to part with any treats, despite already taking payment. The other two recordings feature a man who believes a sports shops refusal to give him a cash refund for a pair of trainers is theft and a man who is still waiting for his pizza to be delivered despite ordering 45 minutes prior to his 999 call. The recordings have been released in the build up to one of the busiest periods of the year for call handlers to highlight some of the challenges that they face whilst trying to answer emergency calls. The busiest day of the year for call handlers is New Year’s Eve with 3,451 emergency and non-emergency calls received last year between 5pm and 5am the following morning. Fifty-six of these calls were closed as hoaxes. GMP is urging people to make sure that they use the 999 emergency line responsibly over the Christmas period. Diane Grandidge, GMP’s business lead for call-handling, said “The Christmas and New Year period is the busiest time of year for our staff and every year we appeal to the public to be responsible in their use of the 999 emergency line. “A large percentage of calls that are received on 999 are either non-emergency or simply calls that should not be made to the police. “At this time of year many people are celebrating with friends and family and enjoying the festivities however, for those situations that need police attendance, we want to make sure that we can respond appropriately and - if there is an emergency - get there quickly. “The 101 line is a national police non-emergency contact number for use when, for example, your car has been stolen, your property damaged or you want to provide information about a crime. “We want to ensure that there are no delays in responding to an emergency call, therefore we will continue to urge the public to think before they dial 999.” The 999 number is reserved for emergency calls only, with 101 available for non-emergency calls. An emergency call should only be made if there is an immediate threat to life or property or if a crime is in progress.
Views: 61005 GM Police
Robber Drops His Loot
 
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A robber spilt his loot as he stumbled out of a supermarket following a raid in Heywood. At about 8.20am on Sunday 19 October 2014, a man entered the Tesco Express on Bury Street. Unsteady on his feet, he stumbled to the counter. Due to their not being any staff present he lifted his face covering and shouted for assistance. A member of staff attended and the offender gestured to his belt, where he had a handgun. He threatened the cashier and demanded cash. An amount of cash was handed over, some of which the man dropped as he left the scene. CCTV footage captures him stumbling about the car park picking up the stolen cash. Unaware of what has happened, a member of the public is also seen picking up the cash, but is called into the supermarket prior to handing it back over to the man. The robber is described as white, about 6ft 2in tall, of slim build and in his late 20s. He was wearing a green camouflage jacket and black tracksuit bottoms and had a scarf covering his face. Detective Sergeant Nicola Hopkinson, said: “There are parts of this armed robbery that border on calamitous and while images of him scrambling around the car park may at first appear amusing, we must not detract from the fact that an innocent shop worker has been threatened at gun point. “Due to the offender’s lack of coordination and general demeanour while robbing the store we suspect that he was drunk, which may in some part account for why he has done this, but regardless he has committed a serious offence and we need to identify him. “It is unlikely that he has travelled far and I am confident some one will know who he is so I want to appeal to the local community to look closely and let me know if they recognise him. “If anyone has any information that can help the investigation I would encourage them to call us.” Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 6701.
Views: 40336 GM Police
North West Regional Underwater Search and Marine Unit
 
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Police work does not just happen on land – the North West Regional Underwater Search and Marine Unit undertakes crucial work above and below the surface. The unit can be called out to search anywhere between North Wales and the Scottish Border. The area covered includes the force areas of Greater Manchester Police, Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire, North Wales and Cumbria. Established in 1978, the unit is highly experienced in search and recovery operations - as well as all maritime matters. Based in Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside, the unit can handle incidents in any of the six force areas and covers the largest area of any police dive team in the UK. They dive up to 50 metres deep searching for missing people, weapons, stolen goods and submerged vehicles, helping search the areas that other teams can’t reach, including: • Lakes • Rivers • Marshland • Ponds • Canals • Drains • Up to 12 miles offshore in the sea Divers often have little or no visibility in the water. To compensate for this the unit uses special searching techniques and items as small as .22 calibre ammunition have been recovered. For their marine police activity they have a 42ft launch, rigid inflatable boats and a survey vessel. The unit uses sonar technology helps the divers to see underwater. Sound waves hit objects in the water and once reflected back are interpreted as high-resolution computer images. The unit uses sonar to search for sunken vehicles, boats and missing persons. The team are also equipped with a remotely operated vehicle (ROV). The ROV is a small, unmanned submarine that is guided from the shore or a boat. It’s equipped with lights and a video camera. The ROV is operated from a control box complete with monitor which displays live video that can be recorded for evidence. What makes the ROV special is that it can dive to depths of 150m - recovering items from places too dangerous for divers to operate in. The unit undertakes a large number of tasks each year and is able to deploy anywhere in the region at short notice.
Views: 3717 GM Police
Stop the Bike Thief
 
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Hundreds of bikes are stolen from across Greater Manchester each year. They are attractive items for thieves as they can be sold on or used to get about and commit further crime. Greater Manchester Police's PC Nigel Morris gives a few simple tips to help keep bikes safe and secure. Stop the bike thief and watch our video for some helpful tips on how to keep your cycle secure. For more security advice or to find out more about Greater Manchester Police please visit our website. http://www.gmp.police.uk You should call 101, the new national non-emergency number, to report crime and other concerns that do not require an emergency response. Always call 999 in an emergency, such as when a crime is in progress, violence is being used or threatened or where there is danger to life. You can also call anonymously with information about crime to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Crimestoppers is an independent charity who will not want your name, just your information. Your call will not be traced or recorded and you do not have to go to court or give a statement.
Views: 6407 GM Police
60 Second Security - Shed Security
 
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This video is one of a series of '60 Second Security' videos all around simple security advice. Designed to provide easy step by step tips, including advice on products and how to install and use them, helping to make you and your property that little bit safer. Our sheds are used to house lots of items attractive to thieves and many things in your shed can be used to break into your home or even that of your neighbours. Fitting a Shed Alarm gives you and your neighbours a warning and can deter thieves. Please help spread the word by sharing this video by email, Facebook, Twitter and any other social media outlet. Why not check out some of the other video's in the '60 Second Security' series by visiting www.gmp.police.uk/60secondsecurity
Views: 17717 GM Police
GMP's 40th Anniversary
 
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The changing face of policing -- a snapshot of how GMP has changed over the past 40 years and the key events that have played a part in our history.
Views: 2719 GM Police
60 Second Security - UV Property Marking
 
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This video is one of a series of '60 Second Security' videos all around simple security advice. Designed to provide easy step by step tips, including advice on products and how to install and use them, helping to make you and your property that little bit safer. This video shows how to property mark with a U.V Pen and why you should do it, www.immobilise.com should ideally be used alongside property marking. Please help spread the word by sharing this video by email, Facebook, Twitter and any other social media outlet. Why not check out some of the other video's in the '60 Second Security' series by visiting www.gmp.police.uk/60secondsecurity.
Views: 5587 GM Police
60 Second Security - Purse Bells
 
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This video is one of a series of '60 Second Security' videos all around simple security advice. Designed to provide easy step by step tips, including advice on products and how to install and use them, helping to make you and your property that little bit safer. Purse Bells can alert you if someone is trying to steal your purse or wallet, many people use them but are you using them correctly? Watch and find out..... Please help spread the word by sharing this video by email, facebook, Twitter and any other social media outlet. Why not check out some of the other video's in the '60 Second Security' series by visiting www.gmp.police.uk/60secondsecurity
Views: 11854 GM Police
Mark Stephen Buckley - Arrested for Murder
 
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A man has been jailed for the murder of a teenage girl in Wigan. At around 7.20pm on Friday 16 June 2017 police received a call to report 18-year-old Ellen Higginbottom from Worsley missing from home. Ellen had not returned from college, this was extremely out of character and her family and friends were very worried. A police search began in Orrell Water Park in Wigan, as this was the last place she was known to have been. Around 2.30am on Saturday 17 June 2017 Ellen’s body was sadly found. Today, Thursday 14 September 2017, Mark Buckley (10/9/65) of New Hall Lane, Preston has been sentenced at Manchester Crown Court Crown Square to life imprisonment, with a minimum of 31 years after pleading guilty to Ellen’s murder at an earlier hearing. Detective Superintendent Howard Millington, of GMP’s Serious Crime division, said: “My thoughts will always be with Ellen’s family and friends, this was an absolutely devastating murder by a stranger of an innocent young girl with her whole life ahead of her. “Buckley callously killed Ellen in broad daylight. He attacked her in the most brutal way as she was walking around Orrell Water Park before going to meet her friends who were taking their exams. “I am glad Buckley will now be spending many years behind bars to contemplate the young life that he has stolen away, but I wish that we hadn’t even had to investigate this crime. “I wish it hadn’t happened and Ellen was here celebrating her A-Level results with her friends and planning her future. “I would like to pay tribute to Ellen’s family and boyfriend for the dignified way they have conducted themselves in what has been the most awful of times; we can never bring Ellen back but I hope they can gain some comfort in the fact that justice has been done.” Ellen’s dad Mike Higginbottom has provided the below statement: “There can never be anything even remotely approaching justice for what was done to Ellen, but what can be done has been done and both Kay and I want to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has been involved in bringing about today’s achievement. “We were tremendously lucky to have shared eighteen years with her and everyone else who knew her will identify with that feeling. She made the world a better place with pretty much everything she said and everything she did. “We all would have liked more though, and we would especially have liked for her to have had more. For her to have seen the results of all her hard work, for her to have seen her friends fly the nest as they went all to uni, for her to have explored the world that she was just growing into. “To have all that taken away from her in such a pointless and idiotic fashion fills us with an anger and resentment that does not represent who we want to be. But we wrestle it under control and learn to be better at being people. Because that’s what adults do. “So if there’s anyone else out there thinking of doing anything even half this stupid, just take one piece of advice. Grow up.”
Views: 10664 GM Police
Fred Talbot - Police Interview
 
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A man who abused two young boys while working as a science teacher has been brought to justice after several decades. The secret past of popular weatherman Fred Talbot (17/12/1949), of Langham Road, Bowden can be revealed after a jury found him guilty of two counts of indecent assault against two victims who were abused during their adolescent years. He will be sentenced on 12 March 2015. The offences relate to his time as a science teacher - which preceded his stint as a celebrity weatherman. In 1974 Talbot became a teacher at Altrincham Grammar. Sometime in the mid-70s when the victim was 14 or 15, he went on a school trip on a canal boat under Talbot's supervision. The boy was made to share a bed with Talbot, who indecently assaulted him. In 1992 he reported what had happened to police. Talbot was interviewed and denied the offence. Due to a lack of any corroborative evidence no further action was taken against Talbot. In 1997 another victim, who was 14 or 15 at the time, went on a school trip on a canal barge and one evening Talbot got into the boy's bed naked and sexually assaulted him. Detective Constable Chris Doggart said: "Talbot was an extremely popular and well liked individual - both as a celebrity weatherman and formerly as a science teacher - who earned not only the trust and adulation of many of his peers and pupils, but also much of the nation. "Now he has been exposed as an opportunistic sex offender and that reputation is rightly in tatters. "Even when he was not committing offences against the two vulnerable young boys, his behaviour was wholly inappropriate and so far removed from his duty as a teacher to nurture and safeguard those under his care it really does defy belief.⿝ Talbot left Altrincham Grammar in 1984, with many assuming he had done so to pursue a career in the media. It was only during the course of the investigation that detectives discovered he propositioned two astronomy pupils, aged 15, whom he had invited to his house to use his telescope. Talbot resigned in May 1984 after the boys' parents reported this to the school. Talbot is a prolific diary writer and dozens of books covering most of his life were recovered when police raided his home. A number of diary entries marked with asterisks were found alongside entries relating to the victims. On interview he told police they referred to panic attacks but later admitted it was a code denoting that sexual activity having taken place. There were also entries highly suggestive of inappropriate behaviour. In one entry dated 6 May 1984, he wrote: 'The fourth (year students) decided to stay the night. As usual I had quite a bit to drink and as usual I tried. I must be mad.' On an entry dated 17 July 1981, he wrote: 'Some thoughts on the two previous trips: you have messed it up. You have no right, you are in the wrong. Each individual has rights that can't be infringed.' Another entry reads: 'What is more interesting than a smoking, swearing and copulating 15 year old.' DC Doggart added: "Talbot is a prolific diary writer and we found many entries with asterisks or other symbols against them and, while he lied during his police interview, he later admitted they referred to sexual activity with people, including his two victims. "By not acknowledging what he has done he has forced them to once again relive their ordeals in court and I hope they are sufficiently satisfied that their bravery has resulted in his convictions."
Views: 135441 GM Police
60 Second Security - Holidays
 
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This video is one of a series of '60 Second Security' videos all around simple security advice. Designed to provide easy step by step tips, including advice on products and how to install and use them, helping to make you and your property that little bit safer. If you're lucky enough to be able to go on holiday, either in the UK or abroad! I'm sure you'll enjoy your break far more if you're not worrying about becoming a victim of crime. So here are a few simple pointers on how to prepare and reduce the chances of coming home to something horrible...like a burglary. Take a look.... Please help spread the word by sharing this video by email, Facebook, Twitter and any other social media outlet. Why not check out some of the other video's in the '60 Second Security' series by visiting www.gmp.police.uk/60secondsecurity For more advice about going away, your security and also some useful things to remember whilst you're at your destination please visit the GMP Crime Reduction page here... http://www.gmp.police.uk/content/section.html?readform&s=99CDA0F66982B4E380257961003F67DD
Views: 5931 GM Police
60 Second Security - Door Chimes
 
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This video is one of a series of '60 Second Security' videos all around simple security advice. Designed to provide easy step by step tips, including advice on products and how to install and use them, helping to make you and your property that little bit safer. A thief would much rather come and go unnoticed and these types of sneak in burglaries account for around a third of all burglaries. Door Chimes act as a reminder just in case you forget to lock the door or you are distracted, which is easily done. Please help spread the word by sharing this video by email, Facebook, Twitter and any other social media outlet. Why not check out some of the other video's in the '60 Second Security' series by visiting www.gmp.police.uk/60secondsecurity
Views: 15624 GM Police
Keep an Eye on Your Mobile Phone and Other Property
 
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In the last three months, 775 mobile phones were stolen in Manchester City Centre (1 April -- 26 June 2013) which police estimate could equate to more than £380,000. Thirty nine per cent of these were taken from licensed premises, while 27 per cent were stolen on the street. Sixty eight per cent of phones stolen were iPhones. But the problem isn't just exclusive to the city centre. In 2012, 16,000 mobile phones were stolen throughout Greater Manchester, with police suspecting many of them are being exported abroad where they attract a more lucrative price tag. A phone without data could fetch up to £400 abroad but a phone with personal information or banking details could sell for around £1,000. Chief Inspector Gareth Parkin said: "As the popularity of smartphones rises, so too do the number of thefts but many victims seem unaware as to just how much their phone is worth. "You wouldn't walk around waving £500 in the air or leave a wad of cash on the table while having a coffee but this is exactly what people are doing with their phones. "People store very personal things on their phones such as photos and videos of their children, text messages, emails and access to their social media accounts. Having a thief root through your phone can be as invasive as being burgled." Offenders use an array of different tactics to prey on their victims. Some use distraction techniques such as hugging or asking for directions while others will place a newspaper on top of a phone and swipe it right underneath their victim's eyes. Some offenders will brazenly snatch the phone while it is in use while others will use more traditional pick pocketing techniques to obtain their swag. Chief Inspector Parkin added: "It's not just opportunist low level thieves that are stealing phones, there are gangs that are working together targeting busy city centre venues or large scale events. Some of them will travel from afar to specifically target Manchester because they know how busy it is. "Exporting stolen phones abroad is a very lucrative business and I have no doubt that the money made will be being used to fund further criminal activity. We have made some significant arrests and plain clothed officers are regularly patrolling hotspot areas to disrupt offenders but we need the public's help to make life harder for thieves." TV bikes showing messages about mobile phone theft will be patrolling the city centre this weekend (5 -- 7 July) and officers will be handing out leaflets to revellers advising them to keep their phone safe. Chief Inspector Parkin advised: "It may seem simple but treat your phone as you would a large bundle of cash. Never leave it unattended and keep out of sight when in public. "Be aware of your surroundings, keep your bag in view and don't lend your phone to a stranger. Use a pin or password to protect your phone and avoid keeping personal information that could be used by criminals to commit fraud on the handset. "Keep a record of your IMEI number as you will need this if your phone is stolen and register it on immobilise.com so that we can return it to you in the event it is stolen. I'd also urge smartphone owners to install a tracking app, advice on these can be found on our website -- visit www.gmp.police.uk/wheresyours." Cllr Bernard Priest, Manchester City Council's executive member for neighbourhood services, said: "Hundreds of thousands of people come to Manchester city centre every year to enjoy our shops, restaurants and bars but unfortunately, visitors and residents need to be aware that this popularity can also be a draw for criminals. "The police have already been successful in catching some of these criminals, and officers are constantly looking out for mobile phone thieves, but I'd urge anyone who lives, works or visits the city centre to take sensible precautions when they use their phones while out and about." To report a crime or suspicious activity call Greater Manchester Police on 101. In an emergency, where there is a threat to life or property, call 999. To pass on information anonymously call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Views: 20403 GM Police
60 Second Security - Light Timers
 
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This video is one of a series of '60 Second Security' videos all around simple security advice. Designed to provide easy step by step tips, including advice on products and how to install and use them, helping to make you and your property that little bit safer. A home left in darkness looks as though no one's in! 24 Hour Segment Light Timers are well proven, low cost, security devices. If you are unsure how to use them this video guide shows how easy it is and how effective they can be... Please help spread the word by sharing this video by email, Facebook, Twitter and any other social media outlet. Why not check out some of the other video's in the '60 Second Security' series by visiting www.gmp.police.uk/60secondsecurity
Views: 39812 GM Police
Attempted Robbery in Chorlton
 
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A robber hit a customer with a plank of wood during an attempted robbery at newsagents in Chorlton. Shortly after 7.20pm on Tuesday 16 October 2018, police were called to reports of a robbery at C & W Etchells newsagents on Barlow Moor Road. A 72-year-old man had been walking along Barlow Moor Road towards the newsagents when he was approached by a man on an off-road bike who made threats towards him and brandished a large piece of wood. The man was followed inside the newsagents by the offender who proceeded to threaten the shop assistant and demanded he open the till. The shop worker moved to the back of the shop for safety where he managed to raise the alarm. The offender then struck the man with the piece of wood before fleeing towards Princess Road. The victim - who initially ran after the offender in an attempt to detain him - was taken to hospital where he was treated for minor head injuries. Officers have released CCTV footage of the incident to encourage people with information to come forward. Detective Constable Mike Ashworth, of GMP’s City of Manchester division, said: “Thankfully no-one was seriously injured and nothing was stolen from the shop but the actions of this man could easily have had far more serious consequences. “Please have a look at the footage and if you think you might have any information that could assist us with our enquiries then please get in touch.” Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 1904 of 16/10/2018. Reports can also be made anonymously, through the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.
Views: 3556 GM Police
Filling the Empty Bowls - Manchester and Cheshire Dogs' Home Appeal
 
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Greater Manchester Police have responded to an urgent call for help by Manchester & Cheshire Dogs' Home. The call came via social media after dog food stocks reached a critical low. The Force asked its officers and staff for donations of food which will be collected from various locations over the coming days and transported to the home. The Force has also been assisted by Royal Canin - who supply dog food to our Dog Training Unit. They have stepped in with a donation of 18 pallets of various dry dog foods. This was brought up from their base in Somerset and delivered to the home this week by the Tactical Dog Units Martin Almond and PC Phil Monaghan one of our dog handlers. The home - which has been in existence since 1893 and re-homed over one million dogs -- relies entirely on donations from the public to continue its work. Staff at the home keep a special eye out for potential police dogs and many of the Force's finest four-legged crime fighters have spent time behind bars in one of its kennels. The home always welcomes donations from the general public. See their website for further information and contact details. http://www.dogshome.net To find out more about Greater Manchester Police please visit our website. http://www.gmp.police.uk You should call 101, the new national non-emergency number, to report crime and other concerns that do not require an emergency response. Always call 999 in an emergency, such as when a crime is in progress, violence is being used or threatened or where there is danger to life. You can also call anonymously with information about crime to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Crimestoppers is an independent charity who will not want your name, just your information. Your call will not be traced or recorded and you do not have to go to court or give a statement.
Views: 2643 GM Police
The murder of Mark Short
 
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Over a number of years, the Short family had been involved in a long-standing feud with another local family. Both families had reached a state of uneasy peace following their dispute, until an incident on 13 May 2012 in the Cotton Tree pub, when there was an altercation between a man and a woman, two members of the opposing factions. This incident prompted Leon Atkinson, a relative of the aggrieved woman, to plan a revenge attack, enlisting the help of Dale Cregan, Ryan Hadfield, Matthew James, Luke Livesey and Damian Gorman to do so.
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60 Second Security - Social Media
 
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This video is one of a series of '60 Second Security' videos all around simple security advice. Designed to provide easy step by step tips and helping to make you that little bit safer. Most of us use social media! In fact, you may even be reading this on one of the many sites out there. It's a great communication tool that's really revolutionised the way we connect with people. There are also some BIG risks too but these can be minimised by following a few simple pieces of advice, you can find some of the key points in this video but it's worth doing your own research too! Take a look... For more tips on how to keep yourself and your children safe online go to: www.getsafeonline.org www.cyberstreetwise.com www.fearless.org www.gmp.police.uk/crimereduction and look for 'Staying Safe Online' For advice about keeping children safe online, or if you want to report someone who is behaving suspiciously towards a child online, contact the Child Exploitation & Online Protection Centre at www.ceop.gov.uk or phone 0870 000 3344. If there is an immediate risk call 999! If it's not an emergency call 101. You can also report illegal online content to the Internet Watch Foundation at www.iwf.org.uk/report Please help spread the word by sharing this video by email, facebook, twitter and any other social media outlet. Why not check out some of the other video's in the '60 Second Security' series by visiting www.gmp.police.uk/60secondsecurity
Views: 4779 GM Police
999 Call - Hedgehog in my Garden
 
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Greater Manchester Police has released four recordings of irresponsible 999 calls as call handlers prepare for the busy Christmas period. Each recording features a call made to emergency call handlers - even though their respective issues are not only non-emergency, but also not a police matter. One of the recordings features a caller fearing for their safety as a hedgehog lurks in their garden, whilst the another one has a caller clearly in distress after a vending machine decides it does not want to part with any treats, despite already taking payment. The other two recordings feature a man who believes a sports shops refusal to give him a cash refund for a pair of trainers is theft and a man who is still waiting for his pizza to be delivered despite ordering 45 minutes prior to his 999 call. The recordings have been released in the build up to one of the busiest periods of the year for call handlers to highlight some of the challenges that they face whilst trying to answer emergency calls. The busiest day of the year for call handlers is New Year’s Eve with 3,451 emergency and non-emergency calls received last year between 5pm and 5am the following morning. Fifty-six of these calls were closed as hoaxes. GMP is urging people to make sure that they use the 999 emergency line responsibly over the Christmas period. Diane Grandidge, GMP’s business lead for call-handling, said “The Christmas and New Year period is the busiest time of year for our staff and every year we appeal to the public to be responsible in their use of the 999 emergency line. “A large percentage of calls that are received on 999 are either non-emergency or simply calls that should not be made to the police. “At this time of year many people are celebrating with friends and family and enjoying the festivities however, for those situations that need police attendance, we want to make sure that we can respond appropriately and - if there is an emergency - get there quickly. “The 101 line is a national police non-emergency contact number for use when, for example, your car has been stolen, your property damaged or you want to provide information about a crime. “We want to ensure that there are no delays in responding to an emergency call, therefore we will continue to urge the public to think before they dial 999.” The 999 number is reserved for emergency calls only, with 101 available for non-emergency calls. An emergency call should only be made if there is an immediate threat to life or property or if a crime is in progress.
Views: 77688 GM Police
Murder of Kieran McGrath - Appeal for Help
 
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Greater Manchester Police have today made an appeal for information regarding the murder of Kieran McGrath. At around 10.25pm on Saturday 4 October 2014, 26-year-old Kieran was found collapsed outside Ashton police station on Manchester Road suffering serious injury. He made his way to the police station after being shot. Police offers and paramedics who had been called to the station tried to resuscitate him but sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene within minutes. Kieran had been inside the Sheldon Arms pub with friends from around 8.50pm. At 9.55pm, two men on a Suzuki Bandit 600cc motorbike drove onto the car park of the pub and waited for five minutes. One of them walked to the back of the pub before both drove to the front at 10pm. At around 10:20pm, Kieran walked out of the main entrance and onto the car park before walking to a white Audi A3. When he reached the car, four shots were fired in his direction with one hitting him. Following the shooting, the bike was seen on Charlestown Road, Blackley at 10.26pm before it was found burnt out on Boggart Hole Clough on Tuesday 7 October 2014 near to the entrance of Pinfold Avenue. Post mortem results show Kieran died from a single gunshot wound to the chest. A 30-year-old man handed himself into police and was arrested on suspicion of murder. He was bailed until 9 December 2014. A 23-year-old man earlier arrested on suspicion of murder has been released on bail pending further inquiries until 4 November 2014. Now police are asking whether anyone recognises the men who were inside the pub and whether anyone saw a Suzuki motorbike, believed to have been used in the getaway. Detective Chief Superintendent Russ Jackson said: "This is a fast moving investigation and we have a number of lines of enquiry we are following up. However, although arrests have been made, we are still appealing for information. "We know the motorbike was stolen from the Stockport area in June 2013 but we are trying to establish the whereabouts of the bike over the last 18 months. Do you recognise it or have you seen it in storage anywhere? There is a chance it may have swapped hands a number of times and had false number plates. The bike may have also been seen driving around the Greater Manchester area, especially between 9pm and 10.30pm on the night of the shooting. Again, if you have any information, please call us. "We are also keen to speak to the two men in the images taken from the pub CCTV. Both travelled in separate cars and arrived at the Lord Sheldon at 9.30pm. They walked inside and sat overlooking the car park before they left together at the exact time as the shooting. "They drove off before the remaining car, a dark coloured 1998 - 2003 VW Golf was picked up at 7am the following morning. Do you recognise the men or did you see them sitting in the pub? If you did, get in touch. It is important to stress we are treating these two men as witnesses and I would appeal for them to come forward as they may have seen something suspicious. "We are keeping an open mind as to why this happened but we know Kieran had fall outs with people over the past year. We need to understand the full detail of these so that we can understand any potential motive of attackers." Anyone with information are asked to phone police on 0161 856 4711 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Views: 4325 GM Police
Casino Robbery on Christmas Day
 
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This is the moment masked burglars raided a casino in Strangeways on Christmas Day. At about 9pm on Sunday 25 December 2016 four men forced their way into Grosvenor Casino on Ramsgate Street. The men targeted the cashiers⿿ office and repeatedly hit the reinforced glass with a sledge hammer for around 20 minutes before getting inside. They then stole a substantial amount of betting chips in a variety of denominations ranging from £25 to £1,000. Before leaving they sprayed an unknown substance onto the crime scene which officers believe was an attempt to destroy forensic evidence. The men were all wearing gloves and balaclavas. One was wearing a light hooded top, while the three others were wearing dark coloured hoodies. Detective Constable Saj Sardar, from GMP’s City of Manchester team, said: “We have released this CCTV in the hope that it might trigger someone’s memory. “This happened on Christmas night, so the offenders would have likely left family and friends to carry out this burglary. “Someone must have information about it and I would urge you to come forward. “You can do this by calling us on 101 or if you want to remain anonymous, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.” Anyone with any information should quote incident number 706 of 26 December 2016 when contacting police.
Views: 5701 GM Police
Second Man Jailed for Cycle Theft in Manchester City Centre
 
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A man who tried to steal a bike from a cycle rack in Manchester city centre has been jailed. Dean Pollard (born 01/02/1982), of Bunyard Street in Cheetham Hill, pleaded guilty to theft of a pedal cycle and going equipped and appeared before Manchester City Magistrates' Court on 17 June 2013 where he was sentenced to 16 weeks in prison. He was caught red-handed by police after trying to steal a bike from a cycle rack on Corporation Street in Manchester city centre. At about 12pm on 10 June 2013, Pollard was seen approaching the bicycle, which had been secured to the rack, with a bike seat which he used to break the safety chain. He was immediately detained by Greater Manchester Police officers and arrested. Sergeant Rachel Eaton said: "As cycling has increased in popularity so has the number of bike thefts. It's a crime that has become a priority for us in the city centre and we are working hard to tackle the problem. "Already we have seen a 60% reduction in bike thefts in the last week compared to the previous week and we have arrested a number of individuals. "Last week saw one bike thief receive an 18 week prison sentence, and now we have another with a 16 prison week sentence. I hope this shows how seriously the police and the courts are treating this issue and serves as a warning to would-be bike thieves that we are watching and we will send you to prison. "Bikes are attractive items to thieves as they can be sold on, or used to travel around to commit further crime. We would advise cyclists to use a Sold Secure D-lock or armoured chain to secure bikes and parking them in busy and well lit areas. "When at home, ensure bikes are kept in a secure garage or shed and register them on www.immobolise.com to help police return if lost or stolen. Record your bike's frame number which is normally stamped on the underside of the bottom bracket shell and keep it somewhere safe - if GMP recover the bike it will make it a lot easier to return it to the rightful owner if you have this number."
Views: 60281 GM Police
Operation Valant arrest
 
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Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan leads a team of officers making an arrest as part of Operation Valant, the Greater Manchester Police operation to bring those responsible for recent large scale disorder in the region, to justice. Greater Manchester Police is continuing to arrest all those suspected of being involved in the disorder in the city centre and Salford. Thanks to the launch of the Shop a Looter campaign, with pictures of those suspected of being involved in looting displayed on huge advertising vans, GMP has been inundated with information from members of the public. Thanks to that support, police have been able to make a number of arrests on Thursday evening and overnight, bringing the total number of arrests since Tuesday's disorder to more than 200. A 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of burglary. A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of burglary after he boasted on his Facebook site he could not be caught. Another handed himself in after his friend saw his picture on the ad vans and called him to say his image was all over Manchester and had no place to hide. ACC Garry Shewan said: "We said we would be coming for you, and we are. Within minutes of the ad van being launched in Manchester with the faces of some of those people involved, we have been inundated with information from members of the public about who these people are. "These are just some of the good arrests we have made -- I have been told of countless more by officers who are using every piece of information and every available avenue to find these people and bring them in. "With the help of our communities we are identifying these people and arresting them. This is just the start - we will not rest until we have identified everyone involved."
Views: 35725 GM Police
Operation Clitheroe - Criminal Gang Sentenced
 
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A crime gang who committed burglaries across the North West and North Wales have been sentenced. Operation Clitheroe was a long running surveillance investigation into the Brinnington crime gang that captured them committing and preparing to commit crime across Greater Manchester, Staffordshire, Cheshire and North Wales. This footage shows attempts being made to steal from an ATM at Eagley Broko Way, Bolton on 15 January 2012. The investigation was a long running surveillance investigation into the Brinnington crime gang that captured them committing and preparing to commit crime across Greater Manchester, Staffordshire, Cheshire and North Wales. "In an effort to evade capture the gang was deliberately chaotic in their choice of venue, moving around the region in the hope that they would not be identified or their crimes linked." DC McCorry The defendants are members of an organised crime group (OCG) who planned, coordinated and executed burglaries during which vehicles were stolen that were subsequently used to commit business burglaries and robberies, in most cases targeting cash machines and outlets that sold cigarettes. In total, detectives from the Volume Crime Team and CID at Stockport with assistance from the Force Robbery Unit were able to compile evidence of 32 offences linked to the gang. Detective Constable Richard McCorry of the Volume Crime Team at Stockport, said: "This has been an extremely complex and protracted investigation that involved us working closely with colleagues in Cheshire, Staffordshire and North Wales. "In an effort to evade capture the gang was deliberately chaotic in their choice of venue, moving around the region in the hope that they would not be identified or their crimes linked. "But as soon as we built up an intelligence picture of who was responsible we monitored them day and night and the evidence we secured, along with forensic and telephony evidence, has resulted in this well organised crime gang admitting what they have done. "They are now all behind bars and this is an excellent result for communities across Greater Manchester and beyond." Chief Superintendent Chris Sykes, divisional commander of Stockport, said: "This Brinnington crime gang trawled the North West looking for targets and planned their crimes meticulously. "They thought they could move between towns and cities and not get caught but thanks to the determination and dedication of officers from the Volume Crime Team, CID and Force Robbery Unit, we were able to present such overwhelming evidence against them that we secured guilty pleas. "Organised crime gangs such as this don't stay within geographical boundaries and we have once again proven that we will pursue them wherever they go - be it Greater Manchester, North Wales or elsewhere - in order to ensure justice is done and the most prolific of offenders brought to justice." http://www.gmp.police.uk
Views: 8639 GM Police
The Work of a Police Negotiator
 
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One of the officers who is called in to talk to people in crisis situations talks about what it involves. These complex situations can take more than 24 hours to resolve and mean trying to reason with very distressed people. www.gmp.police.uk
Views: 2483 GM Police
Marie Scott - Appeal
 
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“We are continuing our search to find missing Marie Scott from Hale who hasn’t been seen since Monday 18 December 2017. Here’s Detective Inspector Simon Akker talking about the investigation, her last known whereabouts and the ways you might be able to help us find her. “
Views: 2060 GM Police
About the Helicopter
 
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Details the equipment, staffing and use of the Force helicopter. http://www.gmp.police.uk/
Views: 5426 GM Police
CallTaker
 
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GMP receives almost half a million calls for emergency assistance each year from people who are often facing traumatic situations. One of the call takers explains how stressful this work can be.
Views: 6898 GM Police
Bury Robbers Jailed
 
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Two robbers have been jailed after one of their mothers reported them to police. James Clewes (20/09/1981), of Bond Street, Bury admitted robbery, possessing a bladed article and two counts of threatening a member of public with a bladed article. Bernadette Chapman (12/05/1986), also of Bond Street, admitted robbery and possessing a bladed article. At Bolton Crown Court today, Friday 27 September 2013, Clewes was sentenced to three years four months and Chapman to two years six months. Shortly after 7.10am on Thursday 23 May 2013, the two, each armed with a knife, entered the Best One shop on Rochdale Road, Bury and demanded cash. They made threats to staff, with Clewes threatening a cashier at knifepoint and demanding cash. While the victim handed over cash, Chapman filled a bag with cash and cigarettes. They tried to escape through the front door, but it was being held shut from outside by a member of the public. After failing to get out through the back, they returned to the front and smashed a glass panel in the door before running off along Albert Street. Within a couple of hours Chapman had confessed what she had done to her mother, who in turn contacted police. The pair were arrested later that morning at a nearby pub. Clothes that matched that worn by the offenders were recovered during a search of their house. Detective Constable Mick Yates, said: "Clewes and Chapman armed themselves with knives and used the threat of violence to terrify staff at the shop. By their own admissions it was a desperate act. "It seems the reality of what they had just done quickly dawned on them and Chapman in particular, was quick to confess. "Faced with this revelation and an extremely difficult decision to make, credit must go to Bernadette Chapman⿿s mother, who without hesitation called the police. "I must also reserve special praise for the witness who saw this robbery in action and bravely did everything he could to stop them escaping from the shop. "Between them they have shown that there are members of our community who will not sit by and watch something criminal happen and who will not sit back in the knowledge that someone is responsible for such offences and do nothing. They have proven that the police and the public can work together side by side to bring criminals to justice."
Views: 6633 GM Police
From Our Archives - Bullseye Lantern
 
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The classic example of a police bullseye lantern was one of the few items of equipment available to police officers on night patrol in years gone by. Greater Manchester Police Museum’s curator, Duncan Broady, talks about this vital tool and how it helped in policing the dark streets of Victorian and Edwardian Manchester. www.gmpmuseum.co.uk
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60 Second Security -  Personal Attack Alarms
 
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This video is one of a series of '60 Second Security' videos all around simple security advice. Designed to provide easy step by step tips, including advice on products and how to install and use them, helping to make you and your property that little bit safer. Many people who have been robbed say that the attacker came from nowhere. Chances are they didn't stay switched on to your surroundings. If you follow these simple safety tips hopefully you will never need to use a personal alarm. But you should carry one just in case! Please help spread the word by sharing this video by email, Facebook, Twitter and any other social media outlet. Why not check out some of the other video's in the '60 Second Security' series by visiting www.gmp.police.uk/60secondsecurity
Views: 40657 GM Police
Greater Manchester Police Museum
 
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If you have an interest in local history or policing then you will enjoy the Greater Manchester Police Museum. Volunteer Danny Ewington talks you through what is on offer at the Newton Street base in Manchester city centre. Everything from a real court room to the Victorian cells can be seen at the Museum which relies on the help of an army of volunteers to ensure it keeps history alive.
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It's Not Okay -  A Mother's Story
 
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The mother of a young boy who was sexually abused after being groomed on his games console has spoken out. The mother of a young boy who was sexually abused after being groomed on his games console has spoken out as part of the ‘Keep Switched On’ campaign. The initiative has been launched by the ‘It’s Not Okay’ partnership to raise awareness of the risks of online grooming. The mum, who is remaining anonymous to protect the identify of her son, is urging parents and carers to be vigilant of their children’s safety at all times, even when they are deemed to be ‘safe’ in their bedrooms. She said: “I would urge parents not to dismiss any radical changes in behaviour - you know your children, you must trust your instincts. Keep conversations about what they are doing, and who they are seeing, ongoing. “Use all the security and parental settings available for phones, games and social media platforms. Don’t feel you are being too intrusive in their privacy – it is more important to protect them.” Parents and carers are advised to regularly review security settings on their children’s phones and devices, talk to their child about what they’re doing online and to encourage them to ask for help if they have any concerns. The week of awareness takes place Monday 18 June 2018 – 24 June 2018 and will see officers and partners hosting a series of events across Greater Manchester including information stalls, presentations in schools and visits to after school clubs. Detective Superintendent Joanne Rawlinson from Greater Manchester Police said: “We often think children are safer when they’re at home but sadly we’ve seen many cases of children and young people being groomed online when they’re under the same roof as their parents or carers. “We don’t want any other family to have to go through such a horrific experience and are encouraging parents and carers to be aware of the risks and open up a conversation with their child about keeping safe online. “Regularly review security settings on your children’s devices and look at the age restrictions given to apps and games – they’re put in place to protect children, and it is really important to adhere to them. “Any app or game that enables children to speak to other people can be dangerous. Closely monitor and check who your child is speaking to – they may not be who they say they are. “Finally encourage your child to speak out if they have any concerns about something they’ve seen online. We have specially trained officers that deal with this form of abuse in every borough across Greater Manchester. It’s never too late to get help.” The launch of the week of awareness takes place at Greenside Children Centre in Droylsden where a group of pupils from Great Academy Ashton’s SSNAP programme (Safer Social Networking Activity Pack) will be delivering an online internet safety training session to parents attending a ‘Surviving Teenagers’ course. Tameside Council Executive Member for Children and Families Cllr Oliver Ryan said: “Young people spend the majority of their time online now and it is just as important for parents and carers to take steps to keep their children safe online just as they would if they were going out. The SNNAP programme has proven really effective in supporting young people to share online safety tips with their peers and it is great they are also sharing their valuable insight with parents and carers.” Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Bev Hughes said: “Child sexual exploitation takes many forms, but one of the major threats we’re currently facing is in cyber-space. At the press of the button a predator can contact a child and pretend to be someone they’re not- often another child- and start the grooming process that leads to exploitation and abuse. It’s all too easy. “It’s our job to raise awareness of this, as parents we need to protect our children and educate them, so they can remain safe whilst online. By empowering children they will be able to recognise threats and avoid them – we can protect children by ensuring they are safe online. Preventing online child sexual exploitation continues to be a key priority for me and all partners across Greater Manchester, and we are working hard to ensure the right messages around safety are communicated.” For further information on protecting children from Child Sexual Exploitation and how to seek support or report concerns visit www.itsnotokay.co.uk
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60 Second Security - Bike Security
 
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This video is one of a series of '60 Second Security' videos all around simple security advice. Designed to provide easy step by step tips, including advice on products and how to install and use them, helping to make you and your property that little bit safer. In the UK a bicycle is stolen every minute and less than 5% of those are returned to their owners! Research consistently shows that most of those stolen are not locked properly. Take a look at this video for quick and simple advice on Bike Security... Don't forget to register your bike FREE on www.immobilise.com Look for a 'D' Lock with a 'Sold Secure' rating of bronze, silver or gold. Gold means it's been tested to the highest level. Check out www.soldsecure.com For more advice visit www.gmp.police.uk/crimereduction and click on 'Bicycle Security'. Please help spread the word by sharing this video by email, Facebook, Twitter and any other social media outlet. Why not check out some of the other video's in the '60 Second Security' series by visiting www.gmp.police.uk/60secondsecurity
Views: 3225 GM Police

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