An inquest will open today in Wiltshire into the death of an Oldham man held hostage for ten months before he was killed.
A gang who robbed three children in Oldham turned on themselves, with one of the offenders being stabbed.
A man was attacked with a stun gun and then bundled into his own car in Oldham.
An elderly man has been taken to hospital after he was knocked to the floor during a robbery in Oldham.
The 80-year-old investigated noises upstairs at his house on High Street, Lees, last night when he was confronted by a man on the stairs.
He knocked him to the ground before running off.
– Detective Constable Leigh Carnally, Greater Manchester Police
Understandably, he is deeply upset after what has happened and I would ask anyone who may have seen a man fitting this description in the High Street area, to contact police.
A camera, money and handbag were stolen.
The offender is described as being Asian, 5ft tall and of stocky build. He wore a red, blue and black scarf across his face and a hooded jacket.
Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 8821 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
– PC Natalie Eastwood, Greater Manchester Police
"Lee is an evil, depraved man who subjected them both to unimaginable abuse.
"It was heart-wrenching for me to hear what lasting and significant impact the abuse has had on them both physically and psychologically and try as I might I cannot adequately reflect this in words.
"That makes the fact that they came forward, spoke to police and supported the prosecution all the more remarkable and shows how we will support victims to give them a voice so that abusers like Lee get brought to justice and do not get away with their heinous crimes."
– Victim impact statement from Greater Manchester Police
"When I look back to when the abuse was happening to me I realise that I was not a normal child - he made me experiment with drugs and started me smoking at the age of seven.
"I had no childhood. I struggle to sleep. When I wake up in the night I have to turn my light on to make sure no one else is in the room and I have nightmares frequently.
"They are about to do to her what he did to me but mainly him making me watch him do things to the other victim. I hear her screaming. I see her crying and I feel helpless that I cannot stop it."
A man who raped and indecently assaulted 2 young girls has been jailed. John Paul Lee of Lytham Road, Blackpool was found guilty of 9 counts of raping a child and 6 counts of indecently assaulting a child.
At Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court on Monday 18 November 2013, he was sentenced to 17 years in prison. He was also ordered to sign the Sex Offender's Register for life. Between about 2002 and 2008, Lee repeatedly sexually abused 2 young girls at an address in Oldham.
Plying the girls with drink and drugs, he would force the youngsters to watch pornography and perform sex acts on him. He also raped and indecently assaulted them. Lee first started abusing the girls when one was just 4 years old and the other 8 years old.
A teenage boy is in a serious condition in hospital following a collision in Oldham.
The 16-year-old was hit by a car at the junction of Ashton Road and Villa Road last night.
He was taken to hospital with a serious head injury. Police are appealing for witnesses.
David Jones of Rushcroft Road, Shaw was charged with one count of robbery, one count of attempted robbery, and two counts of possession of an imitation shotgun. He's been sentenced to five years in prison.
A man has been charged following a sexual assault in Oldham over the Bank Holiday.
At about 10am on Monday, a 19-year-old woman was attacked sexually in the car park of the Spindles Shopping Centre.
Mohammed Abul Hassan of Windsor Road, has been charged with two counts of attempted rape, sexual assault and possession of a class B drug. He has been remanded into custody and will appear at court next month.
A woman was sexually assaulted in the car park of an Oldham shopping centre. The 19-year-old woman was at Spindles Shopping Centre on Monday when she was approached by a man.
He spoke to the woman for a few minutes before sexually assaulting her.
The offender then left, saying he would be back shortly and the woman then ran away and asked for help.
Shortly afterwards security guards detained a man until the police arrived. The 25-year-old was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and remains in police custody.
An investigation has been launched and detectives are appealing for information.
Detective Constable Gareth Gwilliam said:
"Incidents of nature are rare in this area and we would not wish for users of the shopping centre or its car park to be overly alarmed.
"We simply need to appeal for witnesses to assist this ongoing police investigation."
Oldham Foodbank has benefitted from a donation from staff at the council who took part in a one day fast. A recent study revealed the school summer holidays is a time when many poverty-stricken families can struggle to feed their children.
You can find out more information on Oldham Foodbank
A driver caught speeding at 165mph on a motorway told a court: “I’m still going to drive – catch me if you can”, after he was given a three-year road ban.
Shiad Mahmoon, 24, from Oldham, was captured on camera speeding down the M57 in Merseyside in an Audi R8 Spyder supercar.
The 24-year-old matched the speed that a passenger jet takes off.
Liverpool magistrates’ court was told that the speed was the fastest ever recorded by police in Merseyside.