Archive for the ‘Crime’ Category

Police & Crime Commissioner end of term feedback

by Steve Middleton on 24 March, 2017

On Thursday 4th May 2017 all of the Greater Manchester councils (including Bury) will hold an election to decide who will be the region’s next Mayor. I sincerely hope you will consider voting for the Liberal Democrat candidate for Greater Manchester Mayor Jane Brophy (you can read more about Jane here on her website) but […]

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I’ve written two letters today about the car accident that happened last Friday outside the Co-op store on Parr Lane. The first letter was to Bury Council’s Traffic Management Department, in which I asked them to do more to enforce the double yellow lines outside the Co-op, install a temporary 20mph zone around that section […]

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Increase in vehicle crime across Unsworth

by Steve Middleton on 14 April, 2016

Whitefield’s local police team are really excellent at keeping local residents updated on crime in our immediate area. There have been three recent twitter updates from GMP Whitefield which specifically mention crimes reported in Unsworth, in particular two of the tweets mention that local residents vehicles have been targeted. #Crime Tue 12-Apr-2016 04:20 Van stolen, […]

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Let the Police, police

by Steve Middleton on 13 August, 2011

The pictures opposite show the devastation after a robbery of my Home Cinema shop in Manchester. Horrific aren’t they? However, these pictures were not taken on Tuesday following the rioting and looting in the North West of England, they were taken exactly two days before Christmas day, 2003. As I listened to Salford, Manchester and […]

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Ex-soldier faces jail for handing in gun

by Steve Middleton on 15 November, 2009

The Liberal Democrats have often (wrongly) been accused of being soft on crime, but here is a story you won’t find in any mainstream press – so I have to thank David Mitchell (yes, that one!) for pointing this one out to me. I firmly believe that gun and knife crimes are one of the […]

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Man on Wire

by Steve Middleton on 26 August, 2009

It may have been a headline grabbing attempt to seem tough on crime but Conservative Shadow Home Secretary Chris Gayling’s claim that parts of the UK are like HBO’s series ‘The Wire’, are hardly helpful. The critically acclaimed crime drama (currently showing on BBC2) depicts the problems that many cities across the world have faced, […]

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