From the Crime Archives
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 […]
3rd Aug An Oldham man who manically stabbed his girlfriend to death before fleeing out of a second-floor window has been jailed. 38-year-old Michael Marler, of Brideoak Street, was sentenced to life imprisonment at Manchester Crown Square today after being found guilty of murdering 24-year-old Danielle Richardson. Marler will serve a minimum of 21 years. The court […]
24th Jul Police have renewed their appeal for information as they continue to investigate a rape in Oldham. Just after 4.40am on Saturday July 21st, a woman in her 20s was approached by a man on Westend Street, who grabbed her and pulled her onto a nearby artificial pitch. He assaulted the woman and hit her with […]
21st Jul Police are hunting a rapist who attacked a woman in her 20s at an Astro Turf pitch off Westend Street in Oldham this morning. The woman was attacked at 4.40am and was walking along the street when she was approached by a man. He grabbed her and pulled her onto the AstroTurf pitch nearby, where […]
13th Jul A man is currently fighting for his life in hospital after he was attacked outside a pub in Oldham. Police were called to reports of an assault on Yorkshire Street at 3 o’clock this morning, July 13th, and found a man in his 30s lying on the floor with serious head injuries. After speaking to […]
9th Jul A pub manager who allowed potentially dangerous gas work to be carried out on his premises has been successfully prosecuted by Oldham Council. On May 30 last year a qualified Gas Safe Engineer carried out a routine safety inspection at The Duke of Edinburgh Pub, Market Street, Royton. The engineer found that the gas boiler […]
9th Jul Police are searching for a man with links to Oldham. 30-year-old Gavin Hanford is wanted after failing to appear in court on May 25th in connection with drug supply and money laundering offences. As well as Oldham, Hanford is believed to have links to Gorton, Reddish and North Wales. He is actively evading police arrest and […]
6th Jul An Oldham man who lured young boys into his home before sexually abusing them, has been jailed. During the late 90s and early noughties, Harry Wolfe – known only as ‘Corolla’ to the children who played near his house on Fletcher Close – would coerce young people into his home with promises of alcohol and […]
4th Jul Police are searching for a wanted man from Moston who has links to Oldham. 21-year-old Kyle McGovern is wanted in connection with a number of assaults, burglary offences and breach of a court order. McGovern is known to have links with Moston, Newton Heath and Oldham and is actively evading police arrest. All efforts to […]