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Watch as conman escapes with £40k from Bureau de Change

Police in Manchester have issued CCTV of the moment a conman poses as a Bureau de Change manager in Trafford before stealing £40,000.

It happened at Asda at Trafford Park at 3.45pm on Wednesday 29 July, the man dressed in a smart suit, calmly went into the kiosk and chatted to customers before appearing to take the cash.

An investigation has been launched and a 22-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud. She has been bailed until 21 September.

“I would ask people to take time to look at the CCTV footage and bear in mind that the offender may be using some form of disguise to obscure his appearance. Anyone who may recognise the person in the footage is asked to contact us as soon as possible. The company who owns the kiosk have put forward a reward of £2000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for this crime.”

– Detective Constable Simon Johnson

Search for missing 13 year old girl

Tyicha Bridge-Banks

Police are searching for a 13 year old girl who's been missing since Monday.

Tyicha Bridge-Banks was last on Addison Crescent, Old Trafford. At the time she was last seen she was wearing grey jeans, a white puffa jacket and cream and turquoise trainers.

“It is now almost two days since Tyicha was last seen and we are making numerous enquiries to find her.

“If Tyicha herself can see or hear this appeal, then we would like to reassure her that she is not in any trouble but we just want to know she is ok.

“Tyicha lives in the Trafford area but also has links to the south Manchester area as she has some friends and family living there.”

– Police Constable Stuart Rostron


Pop history made in Trafford as Sir Bob Geldof buys first CD of his charity single

Band Aid 30 has brought together some of the world's biggest stars to help the victims of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa - the reworked 'Do they know its Christmas' has taken the download world by storm. Now though a little bit of pop history was made in Trafford as Bob Geldof bought the very first CD at a supermarket declaring that Northerners have always shown Band Aid great support.


New cycle route opens in Trafford

A new cycle route in Trafford will be opened today. The Brooks Drive high quality cycle route in Timperley is part of a major upgrade. Funding was made available from the £20 million Cycle City Ambition Grant (CCAG) programme secured by Trafford, TfGM, and other Greater Manchester councils.

Six drivers to be prosecuted following "Gumball Rally" event in Trafford

Police investigating driving offences at a "Gumball Rally" event held at Trafford Park have issued notices of intended prosecution to six drivers.

The motorists have been accused of dangerous driving.

Officers have also located the driver of a white Mercedes AMG, which was filmed colliding with a road sign and widely publicised on social media, and he is due to be interviewed under caution.

The driver of the black Jaguar which also crashed at the event has already been reported for summons for alleged driving offences.

Much of this investigation has been possible due to social media and information from the public, who have clearly been concerned enough about the dangers to contact the police.

“We are continuing our investigation and reviewing all social media and CCTV from the area, but we hope that this sends out a clear message that we will not tolerate such dangerous behaviour on our roads.”

– Chief Inspector Mark Dexter, Greater Manchester Police
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