A 10-strong crime gang has been sentenced after being linked to 32 burglaries and other offences across the North West and North Wales.
POLICE are appealing for information after a student was assaulted as he stood outside shops in Preston with his friends.
Three women from Manchester have been jailed for a total of 23 years for storing firearms.
The senior officer who led a team which caught a gang of paedophiles believes there could be other victims. Seven people have been jailed including John Connolly, 42, and Joanne Gale, 36, both from Warrington in Cheshire, who were jailed for 40 years in all.
– Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh, Metropolitan Police
"These people were members of a paedophile ring. I believe that they have committed other offences and that's why we have released their images. Anyone who believes they have been a victim is urged to contact police.Police and our partners will only use specially trained staff to investigate this type of crime and we are committed to providing the best possible service to victims of sexual abuse - adult or child - and bringing offenders to justice, no matter when the offence occurred. All I ask is that survivors (victims) do not sit in silence."
A specialist detective who smashed a paedophile ring is urging child abuse victims to come forward. John Connolly and Joanne Gale from Warrington have been jailed for a total of 40 years. Seven people in all have been sentenced for their part.
A man's seriously ill after he was stabbed in the back outside a club in Manchester.
The 29 year old had been at V20 on Grosvenor Street when he was attacked.
Eyewitnesses described the knifeman as white with bad teeth and bulging eyes.
Detectives say the whole area is covered by CCTV.
Police on the Isle of Man are hunting a man after an assault early this morning. A man is being treated in hospital for serious injuries after being attacked on Loch Promenade.
“This is a very serious incident where a man has received significant injuries and I would like any witnesses that were in the vicinity around this time to come forward and help the Police with their on-going enquiries. The Police understand that a man involved in this incident was picked up from that location by an unknown vehicle just after the incident and I am looking for the driver of that vehicle to come forward as well.
– Detective Inspector Paul Parker, Greater Manchester Police
"We are in the very early stages of our enquiries and we are trying to piece together the circumstances surrounding this stabbing. Officers have spoken to a number of people at the club, but I know there are more people out there who need to tell us what they saw. We are particularly keen to hear where the offenders went next. We are working hard to find those responsible and we will do all we can to bring them to justice."
An investigation is underway after a man was seriously injured on the Isle Of Man. He was found suffering from head injuries on Loch Promenade early this morning and is being treated in hospital.
Police investigating a stabbing in Manchester have released descriptions of three men. A 29 year old was stabbed on Grosvenor Street. The man with the knife is described as being white with bulging eyes and bad teeth. Police say the other two were both black, one of them with shaved hair.
A man suffered serious injuries after being stabbed outside a nightclub in Manchester. Police were called to the V 20 nightclub on Grosvenor Street in the early hours where they found the 29 year old victim suffering from a single stab wound.
Police in Lancashire have made 16 arrests during a week-long crack down on rural crime.
The arrests were for a variety of offences, including theft from rural buildings and poaching. Almost £16,000 of property was recovered. More than 55 rural crime suspects were visited and handed warning letters.