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Police in Salford E-fit appeal

Salford South police have issued this image Credit: GMP

Greater Mancheter Police have issued an e-fit of a man as they investigate a series of indecent exposures in Ellesmere Park.

They're appealing to anyone who thinks they know someone fitting the man's description to call 101.

Detectives accused of rape case 'misconduct'

Greater Manchester Police HQ Credit: ITV

Two detectives from Greater Manchester Police have been accused of misconduct in a public office, over a rape inquiry.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has served the pair, and two retired officers, with notices alleging they "failed to carry out the investigation to correct standards".

Commissioners say they will interview all four under criminal caution.

The allegations relate to someone who reported being raped at knife-point, but claimed police did not investigate the crime properly nor question the man identified as responsible.


CCTV appeal following burglary at Rishton pub

CCTV of two men who broke into the Rishton Arms. Credit: GMP

POLICE have issued CCTV images captured during a burglary at a pub in Rishton last Thursday, 13th February 2014.

Sometime between 1am and 2am two men broke into the Rishton Arms Public house on Station Road and stole a quantity of cash from the premises. An empty safe was found nearby on Shawbrook Close.

CCTV of two men who caused substantial damage to gaming machines. Credit: GMP

The men also caused substantial damage to a number of gaming machines.

PC Simon Grounds said: “Our investigation is continuing but we are aware that the offenders spent some time in the area before breaking into the Rishton Arms.

Police appeal as man goes missing in Longsight

John Albert Plant was last seen on Wednesday. Credit: PA

Police are becoming increasingly concerned about the welfare of a man who is missing from his Longsight home.


John Albert Plant, aged 61, was last seen at his home on Wenlock Way on Wednesday 19 February 2014.**

He is described as white, 5ft 5in tall, of stocky build and has neck-length black greying hair. He had stubble and was wearing khaki pants and black boots. **

He is known to frequent Gorton Park and has relatives in Newton Heath.**

Police concerned for welfare of woman in Kendal

Police are concerned for the welfare of 20 year old woman who has walked off from a group of people in Kendal.

Jessica Smith was last seen at around 1.45pm outside the TK Maxx store on Strickland Gate, Kendal.

She is described as medium build, having long black hair and wearing leggings and a t-shirt.

She may not talk to strangers but anyone who believes they may have seen her are asked to contact Police immediately.


Police Camera Action. Triumph for Twitter

Police reunite family with camera after 1,681 retweets Credit: Blackpool Police

Blackpool Police have reunited a family with their expensive camera after an astonishing response to one tweet. The camera was left at Lytham Hall last year. So Insp Steve Bradshaw who works in the control room at Lancs Police tweeted an appeal for help to trace them.

It was retweeted an incredible 1,681 times. At one point Blackpool Police were trending in 3rd place nationally. Insp Bradshaw praised the public spirit of the people who retweeted the appeal and said there was widespread praise from the public about how the police had used social media.

Five arrests at Barton Moss anti-fracking camp

Five people have been arrested as anti-fracking protests continue at Barton Moss in Salford.

A Greater Manchester Police statement said:

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.

– Greater Manchester Police statement

Appeal for information after stabbing

"This was an horrendous attack on a 21 year old man who should be enjoying his life and going out with his friends. This has been taken away from him and instead both he and his family are having to come to terms with the fact that he has been robbed of his future.

"I am particularly interested in a dark grey Mercedes estate car, which we believe was used by the offenders. It was stolen during a burglary on 6 August and the offenders put a stolen number plate on it (DA12 XPZ). It was found by officers on the 21 August in Wallasey.

– Det Chief Inspector Robbie Slater, Merseyside Police
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