A Greater Manchester Police officer Robert Carroll, who posed as an addict during undercover operations, has been jailed for misconduct.
Greater Manchester Police say a man set fire to himself while allegedly setting fire to a truck in Rochdale
Phyllis Mayoh was killed in 2003, by a teenage burglar who shattered her hip to prise away a purse. She was 88. The murderer's still free.
Leading figures in the fight against crime are in Liverpool to watch a hard-hitting crime drama that warns teenagers about gangs and guns.
They're representatives from the Home Office, National Crime Agency and Probation Service. Terriers has already been seen by 50,000 young people on Merseyside.
It's being hosted at the Royal Court by Merseyside's Police and Crime Commissioner Jane Kennedy.
The play speaks directly to young people to bring home the stark reality of becoming involved in serious crime, as well as addressing issues such as drugs and sexual violence.
A man is seriously ill in hospital after being stabbed in Manchester.
Police were called to the Corn Exchange at 12.40am this morning, amid reports a 25-year-old man had been attacked.
Detective Inspector Andy Naismith says: “We are currently studying CCTV to establish what happened in the early hours of this morning and how many offenders were involved but believe this has been the result of some sort of earlier altercation."
Metal thieves have stripped most of the door knockers from the houses in one street in Greater Manchester.
They struck in the early hours of Sunday. Police believe they tore them off to sell for scrap.
It is not the first time the street in Radcliffe has been targeted. Residents say they don't understand it, because there is no valuable metal in the items.
Granting police the power to close buildings they believe are being used to sexually groom children, will be debated in parliament later.
The measure has been proposed by Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner, Tony Lloyd.
Mr Lloyd says: "This simple, straightforward measure would give police a powerful tool to disrupt the wicked activities of men who seek to sexually abuse young people."
A member of the Lords has tabled the measure as an amendment to a bill currently before parliament.
Detectives are trawling CCTV footage, after a gang of burglars raided a couple's home in Bromborough by distracting them at their front door.
A man rang their door bell on Saturday evening and asked to see the homeowner's wife. As soon as she appeared, the caller vanished.
The couple soon realised the man was part of a burglary gang, as someone had forced their way into the back of the house while they were occupied at the front.
Money and what police describe as "very personal" jewellery were stolen, including a pendant in the shape of the Koran attached to a gold chain; a gold ring with a single ruby; a gold charm bracelet with more than 20 charms; and a gold pendant with Arabic writing on it.
Officers say the burglar at the door was white, in his late 20s, 5ft 11in, and slim. He was wearing a black baseball cap with a blue rim.
Police have released an image of a pensioner who was punched to her knees by a gang of four muggers.
It happened on Mancunian Way in Haughton Green in Tameside last week.
Her daughter, Karen Priestley, says the mugging has had a terrible effect on her mother's life.
An elderly woman suffered extensive bruising after an attack in Manchester but managed to walk home, where she stayed for five days.
As she walked down a road she was approached by four men. They rifled through her pockets before punching her a number of times.
One of Britain's most wanted men has been arrested in Bolton after 9 months on the run in Europe. Lee Willis who's 30 and from Ashton-under-Lyne fled to Spain last year after admitting drugs possession. He was arrested along with a 26-year-old woman whilst driving in Bolton.
He had been due to be sentenced in July 2013. He'll appear in court later this month.