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Cash delivery driver beaten with sledgehammer and crowbar

The cash delivery driver was robbed by masked men with a crowbar and a sledgehammer Credit: GMP

Police are appealing for information after a cash delivery driver was robbed by masked men with a crowbar and a sledgehammer in Bury.

Shortly after 7am on Friday September 16, two men entered a shop on Spring Street.

The pair threatened two security guards who were making a cash delivery with a crowbar and a sledgehammer and stole a cash box before fleeing the scene in a black Peugeot 207.

The vehicle was found burnt out a short time later between James Street and Alfred Street.

The men are both described as white. One was wearing a blue jacket and a balaclava and the other was wearing a black jacket and a balaclava.

An investigation has been launched and police are now appealing for witnesses.

Detective Constable Dave Potter, of GMP’s Bury borough, said:

This was a terrifying ordeal for the victims and has understandably left them both extremely shaken.

Thankfully, nobody was injured but this could’ve had far more serious consequences.

This happened at a busy shop, early in the morning when lots of people would’ve been around and seen something.

I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time and saw the black Peugeot 207 or two men acting suspiciously to come forward.

– Detective Constable Dave Potter

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 380 of 16/09/16, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


Police appeal for information after explosion in Bury

Police have appealed for information after an explosion in Bury last night. Officers found a car with extensive damage when they arrived at the scene on Harris Street.

I understand that an incident like this will cause concern in the local area and I want to reassure the community that we have increased patrols in response.

Our investigation is at early stage and we are following a number of lines of enquiry, but we believe that this was a targeted attack that poses no threat to the wider community.

I would urge anybody who has information that can help our investigation to contact police.

– Superintendent Rick Jackson, of GMP’s Bury borough

Man dies on the M66 in Bury after 'walking on to motorway'

The M66 has been closed in both directions. Credit: Press Association.

A man has died after being hit by a vehicle when he apparenly walked onto a motorway in Greater Manchester.

Greater Manchester Police said he was was struck by an Audi A5 in white which was travelling northbound.

He was then struck by three vehicles travelling on the southbound carriageway.

One man, aged 19, has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and remains in police custody.

The M66 remains closed in both directions through Bury after the incident in the early hours of Saturday.

Diversion are in place and motorists are being warned about delays.

The North West Motorway Police said it hopes to reopen the carriageways in the early afternoon.

“We have not yet confirmed who the casualty is, but we are making every effort to do so.

“What we need to assist our investigation is for any witnesses who may have seen this man walking up the motorway to contact us as a matter of urgency.

“As ever, any dashcam footage would be gratefully received, but at this stage any information from eye witnesses would greatly help us with our investigation into this man’s tragic death.”

– Sergeant Helen Hallworth, Greater Manchester Police
  • Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident number 284/130816 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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