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Cashier threatened with knife in attempted robbery

Mesnes Road News on Mesnes Road Credit: Google Maps

Police are investigating after an attempted robbery at a newsagent’s in Wigan.

Shortly after 11.15am on Sunday 10 July, police were called to Mesnes Road News on Mesnes Road.

A man, who was armed with a knife, entered the store and demanded a quantity of cash from the shop assistant.

She refused to hand over the money and raised the alarm.

The man left the shop and headed off in the direction of the hospital.

The offender is white, in his mid to late 40s, about 5ft 10ins, of slim build and is missing his front teeth.

He was wearing a blue hooded top with a zip at the front and blue joggers.

Detective Constable Chris Waddicar, from GMP’s Wigan borough, said:

This would have been a frightening situation for the shop assistant and I am extremely thankful no one was injured.

We are now trying to identify the man and would urge anyone with any information about the incident to please call police.

Anyone with any information should call Wigan CID on 0161 856 7182 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

– Detective Constable Chris Waddicar



Lisa Nandy among the latest to leave Shadow cabinet

Lisa Nandy, the MP for Wigan, has resigned from the shadow cabinet and reportedly told Jeremy Corbyn that deputy Labour leader Tom Watson should take over in a caretaker role.

She was Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.

Lisa Nandy MP Credit: Picture by: Gareth Fuller / PA Archive/Press Association Images

Police appeal after man sexually assaulted in Wigan park

Mesnes Park Credit: Google Maps

Officers in Wigan are appealing for witnesses after a man was sexually assaulted in Mesnes Park.

Shortly after 5.20pm on Friday, 27 May 2016, police were called by a member of the public after they came across the distressed victim.

The 32 year old had been walking through the park from the café to the exit on Bridgeman Terrace when he was grabbed from behind by two men who then sexually assaulted him.

There is currently no description of the men.

Detective Constable Cameron Hackett, from GMP’s Wigan borough, said:

We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the park at the time of this offence, or near to Bridgeman Terrace, and may have seen something which could help our investigation.

The victim was understandable very distressed and we continue to offer him support whilst he helps officers with enquiries.

Patrols have also been taking place in the area.

Anyone with any information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 997 of 27 May 2016 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

– Detective Constable Cameron Hackett

'Will Grigg's On Fire' enters the Top 40

Will Grigg's on Fire is storming the charts. Credit: iTunes

A Wigan Athletic football chant that's taken the UK by storm is now doing the same in the online music charts.

'Will Grigg's On Fire' which is sung to the tune of the dance hit 'Freed From Desire' by Gala has made it into the iTunes top 40.

Wigan striker Grigg ended the season in fine form, scoring a number of goals which saw Wigan promoted to the Championship

The chant was dreamed up by Wigan fan Sean Kennedy, but with the help of professional musicians, it's now been transformed into a real song.

All proceeds from the cover, by 'DJ Kenno' will go to charity.

Will Grigg will hope to be on fire at Euro 2016 in France this summer. Credit: PA
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