Two officers from Greater Manchester Police will face a gross misconduct hearing over the death of a PC during a training exercise.
Two women at the centre of a rape trial have criticised the police investigation and the trial process.
A Greater Manchester Police officer Robert Carroll, who posed as an addict during undercover operations, has been jailed for misconduct.
A pensioner was sexually assaulted in her own home by a man who claimed to be a tree-cutter.
The 75-year-old, who is ill and house-bound, was attacked in her warden-controlled bungalow on Tintern Avenue in Middleton on December 14th.
Her attacker knocked on the door and claimed he was cutting down trees. She felt sorry for him and innocently thought he was trying to earn money for Christmas. Feeling charitable, she offered him the chance to help her build some furniture for a small fee and invited him into her home.
However, while inside the bungalow he sexually assaulted her.
He is described as being white, not very tall, in his 30s or 40s and with a round face and stocky build. He was wearing either a black coat with red writing or vice versa and had 'maintenance' or words to that effect on his jacket.
– Detective Constable Dan Daly
"To sexually assault such an obviously frail and vulnerable pensioner in the sanctity of her own home is completely unforgivable.
"What makes this attack even more disturbing is that the woman is such a kind-natured soul that she thought she was helping someone out over Christmas by putting a few extra quid his way. To therefore have that good nature and trust abused by this man is appalling and we need to find him."
Greater Manchester chief constable Sir Peter Fahy will be charged over the death of unarmed Salford father Anthony Grainger.
It's 2 years since he was shot in the chest by a Greater Manchester police officer.
Anthony Grainger's partner, Gail, talks exclusively to Matt O'Donoghue:
The partner of Anthony Grainger, an unarmed man shot dead by a Greater Manchester Police marksman, says the police should look after the public.
Gail Hadfield was speaking exclusively to our correspondent Matt O'Donoghue.
Greater Manchester Police has responded to the Crown Prosecution's decisions to charge Chief Constable Peter Fahy in relation the the shooting of unarmed Anthony Grainger.
Chief Constable Fahy will face charges over alleged breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act.
"Since Mr Grainger's death 22 months ago, Greater Manchester Police has co-operated fully with the Independent Police Complaints Commission, the Crown Prosecution Service and HM Coroner. Our sympathies remain with Mr Grainger's family and we deeply regret the loss that they have suffered.
"Mr Grainger's family, and the officers involved, have had to wait a long time for this decision to be reached and we share the frustrations over those delays. However, we understand that it was vitally important that the investigation was carried out thoroughly to establish all the facts.
– Deputy Chief Constable Ian Hopkins
"Now that a charging decision has been made regarding the Force itself, it is equally important that these legal processes are allowed to take their course unimpeded in order to seek a resolution for both the family of Mr Grainger and the Force.
"The Independent Police Complaints Commission investigated this matter independently and we await the official publication of their report. This matter also remains the subject of a Coronial Inquest, so Greater Manchester Police is unable to make further comment at this time."
Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police Sir Peter Fahy will be charged over an alleged health and safety breach linked to the shooting of unarmed Anthony Grainger in March 2012, the Crown Prosecution Service said.
A man punched a member of staff at a bookmakers in the face during an attempted robbery.
The man went into Ladbrokes on Deansgate in Manchester at around 8.30pm on Thursday 12th December 2013 and asked the staff member for a coffee.
The worker said he would be a couple of minutes before the offender jumped over the counter and assaulted him, punching his face several times.
He tried to open the till but was unsuccessful and left empty handed.
The victim suffered bruising to the face.
Detective Constable Tony Strong based at Bootle Street Police Station said: “The staff member was trying to be helpful and for his troubles, was viciously assaulted. Thankfully he was unable to get inside the till and the CCTV image captured could not be any clearer.
“If you know who the man is in the image, I would ask you to contact police as soon as possible. We are confident someone will recognise him. If you do, please phone us on 0161 856 3515 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”
Five people have been arrested as anti-fracking protests continue at Barton Moss in Salford.
A Greater Manchester Police statement said:
– Greater Manchester Police statement
The four men and one women were arrested on suspicion of either obstructing the highway or obstructing police and one offence of drink driving.
Greater Manchester Police respects everyone's democratic right to peacefully protest.
Officers are monitoring the demonstration and working with partner agencies, in particular Salford Council, to ensure it passes safely.
Due to the nature of the protest, a proportionate number of police officers are required to ensure the safety of all sections of the public.