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Statement from Inspector Derek Quinn following concerns about crime a Prestwich Metrolink stations: “We have noted there is a perception that the area has been subjected to a high number of knifepoint robberies and Anti-social behaviour, Local Police responded (that) weekend and there will continue to be a heightened presence in the area (last) weekend. […]

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Prestwich Police win Award

by timpickstone on 1 November, 2016

Very well done to our local Prestwich Area Police Team who won the GMP ‘STARS’ Awards for Best Neighbourhood Police Team 2016. The team say: “This could not have been achieved without partnership working and myself and the team are extremely grateful to have such great working relationships with you all that has gained some […]

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Tackling Anti-Social ‘off road’ Vehicle Crime

by prestwichfocus on 9 August, 2016

One of the crime related issues that you most often raise with us and the police is reports of anti-social vehicle use around our communities – for example the use of ‘off road’ bikes or quad bikes around residential areas. The Prestwich Police team has taken up the challenge to reduce this issue and raise […]

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Police Consulting on 3% Council Tax Rise

by prestwichfocus on 20 January, 2016

Greater Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioner is currently consulting on a roughly 3.3% rise in the police element of the Council Tax for 2016-17. This equates to £5 a year on a Band D property – a little less or more depending on your Council Tax banding, or about 10p a week, and is the […]

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Illegal Money Lenders – Week of Action

by prestwichfocus on 3 December, 2015

This week is a ‘week of action’ to raise awareness about illegal money lenders. An estimated 310,000 households across the country are in debt to a loan shark, and with Christmas approaching there are fears more people will be targeted. Parents wanting to buy their children the latest toy or craze and make sure they […]

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Greater Manchester Victims of Crime Website

by prestwichfocus on 10 November, 2015

A new website has been provided for victims and survivors of crime in Greater Manchester. You can find the site at: www.gmvictims.org.uk The site brings together information about victims’ services and the criminal justice system under one roof. People can call a helpline, read practical advice and information, or search an online directory to find […]

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Prestwich PACT Meeting Moves ‘ONLINE’

by prestwichfocus on 20 October, 2015

The local Police are holding their next ‘PACT’ Meeting (Police and Communities Together) ‘online’ asking local people in Prestwich to talk to their local police on Twitter and on Facebook. The online meeting will be taking place this Thursday, 22 October from 5pm – 6pm. Officers will be online to answer your police related questions […]

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Local Police Promote Homewatch

by prestwichfocus on 20 October, 2015

The local police are constantly looking at ways to make our Town the safest it can possibly be. They are currently looking for volunteers who may wish to set up a Homewatch scheme on their street. Please see below poster for more information. Also, this Thursday is the Annual Homewatch Conference, Thursday 22 October, Fusiliers […]

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Action Demanded on Legal Highs

by prestwichfocus on 25 September, 2015

At the last meeting of Bury’s Full Council, my Lib Dem colleague, Councillor Mary D’Albert asked the Council’s representative on the Greater Manchester Police and Crime Panel for an update on what we can do to address the abuse of so-called ‘legal highs’. The full answer is below, which hopefully gives us all important information […]

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Police and Communities Meeting, Reporting Back

by prestwichfocus on 25 September, 2015

A ‘PACT’ (Police And Communities Together) meeting was held at the Longfield Library on Monday 21st September – colleague Cllr Mary D’Albert reports back: In attendance were approximately 20 members of the public – the aim of the meeting is to allow the public to ask questions of the police, and to highlight problems the […]

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