From the Crime Archives
11th Nov A teenage boy has died and another remains in a critical condition following a collision in Oldham yesterday. Police were called to reports that a grey Vauxhall Insignia car had collided with a cyclist on Oldham Road at the junction with Hollinwood Avenue in Oldham at around 2.55am on Saturday. The car driver fled from […]
8th Nov Police in Oldham are appealing for information after armed robbers attacked a police car with an axe. Just before 11.35pm on Thursday October 25th, police were called to reports of an armed robbery at Town Square Shopping Centre. Twelve men- armed with axes and lump hammers- parked a white Kia Sportage, a blue Skoda Yeti […]
2nd Nov Three teenagers from Oldham have been sent to a young offenders institute for repeatedly kicking a man as he lay in a pool of blood. The assault took place at 9.36pm on Thursday March 9th at Freehold Metrolink stop on Block Lane. The victim, a man in his 40s, was getting off the tram when […]
22nd Oct Dr Kershaw’s Hospice have issued a warning after bogus cold callers posing as representatives of the charity and asking people for donations were reported over the weekend. A spokesperson from the Hospice said: “We are concerned about the welfare of our more vulnerable and elderly supporters. “We were alerted over the weekend of bogus cold […]
22nd Oct The community is coming together to help a local animal rescue charity after the senseless vandalism of their van this weekend. Pennine Pen Animal Rescue were devastated to discover that somebody had destroyed their van when they came into work on Sunday (Oct 21). Trustee of the charity Natalie Downes said: “Our manager Michael arrived […]
19th Oct Oldham Council have recently prosecuted a number of ‘irresponsible residents’ who think they can dump their waste where they want or leave others to clean up for them. Unfortunately it’s the public who continues to foot the bill – daily it costs £2,500 when you take into account staff wages, running a van and waste […]
19th Oct Police are appealing for information after two men were assaulted at a pub in Oldham. The victims were drinking in the Royal Oak Hotel on Oldham Road, Failsworth at around 1.15am on October 13 when they were approached by a man not known to them. The man engaged them in conversation and left, before returning […]
13th Oct Mohammed Jama – jailed for life A 20-year-old has been jailed for murder after a fatal stabbing in Glodwick. Mohammed Jama, of Ashley Street, Oldham, was sentenced yesterday at Manchester Crown Square to life behind bars after being found guilty of the murder of 22-year-old Mohammed Nabeel Hassan. He will serve a minimum of 18 […]
22nd Aug Police believe a missing Ashton teenager could be in the Oldham area. 17-year-old Abdi Ahmed has been missing for two months. He was last seen on Cedar Street, at around 5.40pm on Thursday June 21st. Abdi left home without any belongings. He’s described as 5ft 9in tall, of slim build with long black hair. He […]
22nd Aug Two people have been arrested after the body of a man was found in Werneth yesterday. Just before 4.30pm, officers on patrol found the body of a man, believed to be in his 30s, on waste land next to Devon Street. He was sadly confirmed dead at the scene by paramedics. A Home Office post […]