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CCTV pictures have been released by detectives following an armed robbery on a convenience store in Wigan.
Police sat a man and a woman were preparing to open the shop on Walthew Lane, in Platt Bridge, when the woman went outside to retrieve a delivery and was confronted by four men armed with guns and machetes.
The men forced the woman inside the store and into a back office, along with the other member of staff.
The offenders pointed the weapons at both the man and woman while threatening them and demanding cash. They forcibly searched them both and their office and pushed the woman to the floor.
"Not only have these callous criminals stolen a significant amount of cash from an innocent business, but they’ve held two staff members at gunpoint and left them absolutely petrified.
“The degrading way that one of the men pushes the woman to the floor on the CCTV footage is particularly difficult to watch.
“We are carrying out extensive enquiries to trace those responsible for this appalling crime but we need the public’s help.
The group of men stole a substantial amount of cash from the store and a large quantity of stamps before they fled the scene via the rear door but it is unclear whether they left on foot or in a vehicle.
The men are all described as white, with local accents and wearing dark clothing with balaclavas and gloves.
- Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 7292 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
A live flash bang hand grenade was discovered in woodland in Rochdale leading to a bomb disposal unit being deployed.
The device was discovered in a park off Cecil Street, near the town centre, on Monday afternoon by police searching the area.
GMP Rochdale posted an image of the grenade on their Facebook page on Monday evening.
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Explosives experts from the Royal Logistic Corps recovered the weapon so it could be made safe.
- Anyone with further information is urged to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Police are appealing for information after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed in Cheetham.
It happened at around 3:20pm yesterday. The boy was walking with friends on Oakfield Street when he was approached by a group wearing balaclavas.
The group attacked the boy and stabbed him a number of times before fleeing the scene.
The boy was taken to hospital for treatment, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.
Nobody else was injured during the incident.
“This was a horrific attack on a 16-year-old boy in the middle of a residential street.
“We have a team of detectives working on the investigation to identify and arrest those responsible and I am appealing to anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information to contact police”
- Anybody with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
A man has died after he was hit by a car along with two children and a woman in Manchester.
The crash happened at the junction of Hollyhedge Road and Woodhouse Lane in Wythenshawe on Tuesday.
The 47-year-old man died last night, police said.
His nine-year-old daughter sustained some minor cuts and bruises. The woman, 27, was treated for a broken wrist and her two-year-old son was uninjured.
Police said enquiries are ongoing into the cause of the collision. No arrests have been made.
"My thoughts are with the man and his family. I can’t begin to imagine what they are going through. Our specialist officers are helping them through this incredibly difficult time.
"Our investigation is still ongoing and we are still appealing for witnesses. We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have dash-cam footage showing the collision."
- Anybody with information should contact the GMP Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741.
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