Suspicious person caught on camera checking a van in Stretford

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A suspicious person was caught on camera checking a vehicle on Milwain Road in Stretford.

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The suspect can be seen checking the van door then circling it before walking off.

The incident happened at 11.23pm on 31st July.

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Stretford man charged after being found with bolt cutters outside school

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A man was arrested Thursday afternoon outside Loreto High School in Chorlton about to enter the grounds after being seen acting suspiciously by the local Police Community Support Officer.

DEAN ANTHONY MONAGHAN who is 31 years old and lives in the Stretford was found with bolt-croppers and a long screwdriver which was he had hidden under his clothing upon being searched.

He was arrested for Going Equipped to steal and has been charged with this offence.

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It was highly likely he was targeting pedal cycles, which were locked up in the grounds of the school.

He is due to appear in court on the 1st April 2021.

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Motorist fined and received points after dangerous driving in Sale

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Video released by Police showed Brian Gowland from Sale driving at speed and undertaking after pulling off from a set of traffic lights on Chester Road before joining Cross Street in Sale undertaking at speed.

Police dash cam footage was shared on Facebook and Twitter by GMP Police
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The police car following had to reach speeds of over 70mph to catch up with the vehicle before turning right onto Glebelands Road.

Mr Gowland, of Firs Road, Sale appeared in court for driving without due care and attention and was fined £250 and received 7 penalty points on his driving licence.

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Gang with weapons went on mini crime spree in Renault Megane

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A gang of four men went on a knife-wielding crime spree across Trafford.

The group were described as being white and aged between 19 and 23 and were carrying a baseball bat and a sledgehammer.

They were first spotted on Park Road, Stretford at around 10.30pm last night (18th February)and got into a silver Renault Megane and headed in the direction of Trafford Park.

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Around 30 minutes later a gang of three males wearing balaclavas armed with knives, broke into a home on Repton Avenue in Flixton.

A Man was attacked inside the home before the gang attempted to steal car keys. Police say they then fled the scene just after 11pm in a silver Renault Megane.

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The victim sustained minor injuries and did not require hospital treatment.

Fifteen minutes later at around 11.15pm, two men were spotted in a silver Megane as used in the attempted burglary in the Davyhulme area.

The two men who were described as wearing dark clothing and had their hoods up were seen running through the garden of an address on Kirkstall Road.

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A post on facebook by a resident on Kirkstall Road shows three men on CCTV running through the garden and said that the Megane has been abandoned with the engine running and door left open.

Detective sergeant Paul Walls, of GMP’s Trafford division, said: “Thankfully no one sustained any serious injuries during the assault on Repton Avenue and the offenders were unsuccessful in their attempt to steal his vehicle.

“Our enquiries into these incidents are ongoing and we’re currently treating them as linked. We’re appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the males or saw the Renault Megane travelling in the area to get in touch with police.

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“Any information, no matter how small, could prove vital to our investigation. We’re particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have dash-cam footage of the Renault.”

Anyone with information, or dash-cam footage, should contact police on 0161 856 7587 quoting 3108 of 18/02/21. Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Two bikes stolen last night from back garden in Stretford

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Two bikes stolen last night from back garden in Stretford

Two ‘Giant’ mountain bikes were stolen from a back garden at some point in the night on Jackson Street in Stretford.

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The bikes were securely locked but the offender(s) had cut the locks. The owner of the bikes posted photos to the Stretford M32 facebook page.

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Damage caused to children’s areas in Stretford primary school

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Staff arrived at St Hugh Primary School in Stretford on Monday to discover that the outdoor areas have been vandalised.

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The school, St Hugh of Lincoln is situated on Glastonbury Rd in Stretford and was targeted over the weekend.

Details of the damage were shared on the school’s Twitter account on Monday.

If you have any information or would like to help then please email the school sthughoflincoln.admin@trafford.gov.uk

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