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Wanted: sex offender David Letham

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Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a wanted man from Manchester.

David Letham, 36, is wanted failing to comply with sex offender requirements.

He has links to Manchester city centre and Longsight.

Anyone who sees Letham is asked not to approach him but to contact police.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts should contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


Woman found gagged outside burning home

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was found gagged outside her house which was on fire.

At around half-past-eight last night, police and the Fire Service were called to an address on Swayfield Avenue in Longsight.

A woman was found with her mouth bound by tape on the bay window roof of the house. She was rescued by the Fire Service. The fire in the house was then put out.

The victim reported that three men had broken into her house, one armed with a gun and demanded money.

Superintendent Dave Pester from GMP’s City of Manchester Team said:

A dedicated team of Detectives are committed to this investigation to find out what happened. We are keen to hear from anyone who might have seen anything unusual in the area.

This was a terrifying experience for the victim, our specialist officers are supporting her.

I would like to reassure the community that an incident of this nature is highly unusual and we are doing all that we can to get to the bottom of it.

– Superintendent Dave Pester
  • Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting the reference number 1971 of 23/01/2017 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111


E-fit appeal after an 11-year-old girl was sexually assaulted the street

Do you know this man? An E-fit image of the suspect. Credit: Greater Manchester Police.

Police have have released an E-fit of a suspected wanted after an 11-year-old girl was sexually assaulted the street in Manchester.

The incident happened outside a shop on Northmoor Road in Longsight at around 5.45pm on Tuesday, October 28.

The man approached the girl from behind and sexually assaulted her, before running away towards along Northmoor Road towards Crowcroft Park.

The girl ran off and police were informed.

The man is described as Asian, about 30-years-old, between 5ft 6in and 5ft 7in tall, of skinny build and has dark hair and short stubble.

He was wearing a black fleece and black trousers.

Thankfully, the child was not hurt, but she is understandably distressed and we are determined to find this man.

We are hopeful that someone will recognise the man in the E-fit and I would urge you to contact police immediately if you do.

I would also encourage parents to talk to their children about not talking to strangers and I want to stress to kids that if they approached in this manner to walk away and tell an adult."

– Detective Inspector Adrian Gallagher, Greater Manchester Police
  • Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Security guard has knife put to his throat in supermarket

Man wanted in connection with supermarket assault Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Greater Manchester Police have released CCTV of a man they want to speak to after a security guard had a knife pressed to his throat in the doorway of a supermarket.

The guard, who is 35, was not injured but was badly shaken up after the assault, which happened at Asda on Stockport Road in Levenshulme at about 4.15pm on Monday 28 July 2014.

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.**

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