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CCTV images of armed thieves in Sale

Police have issued CCTV images of masked thieves as they stole takings from a bookmakers in Sale.

On Wednesday 7th November, at around 5.30pm, three masked men armed with hammers drove a blue or purple Ford Fiesta onto a car park next to Coral Bookmakers on Northernden Road.

Thieves at Coral Bookmakers in Sale Credit: Greater Manchester Police

The car was fitted with stolen plates with the vehicle registration number V799 GBY.

Two of the men walked into the shop, while one stood at the doorway.

The thieves approached the security screen on the counter and used a large metal hammer to smash the glass.

Close up of one thief in a balaclava Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Both offenders jumped over the counter and stole cash from the till. They ran out of the shop and drove off in the direction of Northern Moor.

The first man was over 6ft tall, he wore a black ski mask and a grey hooded top with a darker top underneath.

This top had white piping around the hood and a silver zip to the front.

He was also wearing black combat pants which were tucked into dark socks. A pair of blue jeans were sticking out of the tracksuit waist. He was carrying a sledge hammer.

Thieves breaking into the Coral Bookmakers in Sale Credit: Greater Manchester Police

The second man wore a black balaclava with a peaked cap and a black hooded top. He wore black shiny tracksuit bottoms with a white and red flash on the calf.

The third man wore a black balaclava, a Bench beige and grey hooded top with a distinct pattern. He also wore black Adidas tracksuit bottoms with three stripes up each leg and black Adidas trainers.

Thieves smashing through the screen with a hammer Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Detective Constable David Wood from Stretford CID, said: "The area would have been busy at the time of this robbery and I am urging anyone who saw what happened to call me. "I would urge you to take a close look at the CCTV images, do you recognise either of the men.

Anyone with information is asked to call Stretford CID on 0161 856 7657 quoting the reference 168468R/12 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


Three arrested over death of couple

Three people have been arrested following the deaths of a man and woman in Sale.

A GMP statement said:

At about 4.35pm on Friday 6 July 2012, police were called to Clough Avenue, Sale following a concern for welfare of the occupants of the house.

Officers attended and forced entry.

The bodies of 68-year-old Bob Seddon and a 65-year-old Patricia Seddon, were discovered.

A Home Office post mortem revealed both had died from gunshot wounds.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

A 55-year-old man and 36-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

All three remain in police custody.

Stephen Seddon (31/08/1966) of Benevente Street, County Durham was charged with murder and attempted murder following the deaths of 68-year-old Bob Seddon and 65-year-old Patricia Seddon.

– GMP statement


Police charge son with murder of his parents in Sale

Police have charged 45-year-old Stephen Seddon - also known as Nic - with murder and attempted murder after his parents were found dead. Police discovered the bodies of Pat and Bob Seddon in the living room of their house in Sale last Friday. A gun was found nearby.

Stephen Seddon, from County Durham, is due to appear before Manchester Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Police given more time to question son over gun deaths of parents in Sale

Nic Seddon with his parents, Pat and Bob Seddon

Police have until this afternoon to finish questioning a man arrested on suspicion of murdering his parents. The bodies of Pat and Bob Seddon were discovered by police in their living room at home on Clough Avenue, Sale, last Friday.

Both had single gunshot wounds, and a gun was found nearby. Their son Stephen Seddon - also known as Nic, a 45-year-old businessman from County Durham, was arrested at his home on Saturday evening.

Police successfully applied to a magistrate on Tuesday to keep him in custody for a further 36 hours. A second extension was then granted which will elapse this afternoon.

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