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From the Crime Archives
18th Mar An Oldham man has been arrested accused of posting support for the terrorist attack in New Zealand. On Saturday afternoon (March 16) GMP became aware of a post on social media making reference and supporting the terrible events in New Zealand.  ​ Police made urgent enquiries and a 24-year-old man from the Oldham area is […]
24th Feb Two men have been charged in connection with the rape of a woman in Oldham.  The woman, in her 30s, was attacked in the early hours of Wednesday and raped by two men at a property in the Greenacres area of Oldham. She was also beaten and cut in the attack. Ewan Gaylard, 28, of […]
11th Feb A woman in her 80s was threatened in her own home during a robbery in Oldham on Friday. Just after 6pm on February 8th, police were called to a house on Haven Lane in Moorside to reports of a robbery. Three men smashed through patio doors at the back of the house before threatening in […]
11th Feb A front door, a mattress, a carpet and black bin bags stuffed with rubbish. That was just some of the waste dumped by irresponsible residents who thought it was ok to dump it, or leave others to clean up after them. The people who left the waste have now all been successfully prosecuted by Oldham […]
4th Feb Oldham is hosting a series of events in support of Greater Manchester’s annual Hate Crime Awareness Week (February 4–10). Coffee mornings, scripting writing workshops and even drama sessions will help local residents gain a better understanding of what hate crime is, and how to access support. These events are funded by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and organised […]
29th Jan Unity Partnership has called for support for Oldham foodbank after thieves stole cash, food and electronics during a post-Christmas break-in. Staff from Unity rallied to support the foodbank – which provides food to those most in need and did so much to support local families over Christmas – with additional security support following the break-in […]
10th Jan Police in Oldham are asking the public to help them trace a man wanted on recall to prison. 48-year-old Adrian Harewood was released from prison in March 2015 after an eight-year sentence for GBH and possession of an imitation firearm with intention to cause fear. But, he has since breached the conditions of his licence […]
9th Jan Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a wanted man with links to Oldham. Benjamin Graham, 24, has been wanted by police since December 23rd in connection with an assault, damage to a vehicle and breach of a court order. Since finding out he is wanted, Graham hasn’t been seen. He is originally […]
8th Jan Thieves have broken into Oldham Foodbank stealing electronic equipment as well as cash and food. Manager, Lisa Leunig, said: “It was devastating to come in and see what happened, so heart wrenching for us. They had taken out a window in the back to get in.” Around £200 that was donated before Christmas was taken […]
27th Dec Written by Local Democracy Reporter Charlotte Green. A dedicated police team has been set up to tackle burglaries and robberies after a ‘crime wave’ hit businesses in Shaw. It was revealed at a meeting of Oldham’s full council meeting that a number of shops in the town centre have been broken into, with some being […]