A 20 year-old man was stabbed at a house in Diggle on Tuesday night.
According to the police, the incident happened at an address on Clydesdale Rise just before 10:10pm.
He was rushed to hospital and with injuries to his thigh and stomach. His condition was described as serious but not life-threatening.
Police told Saddleworth [...]
A man has been arrested and three firearms have been recovered by police, following Monday’s armed robbery of a chemist in Delph. A member of the public was shot at twice with an air rifle during the incident.
According to the police, a man walked into the Co-op pharmacy in the centre of the village [...]
Police were called to the Co-operative Pharmacy in Delph on Monday afternoon, after reports of an armed robbery.
The incident happened at about 3:35pm, and when officers got there they that found prescription drugs had been stolen.
When contacted by Saddleworth News, police said that inquiries were ongoing.
Our local police officers have warned youths not to hang around Ladcastle Quarry at Uppermill.
According to the Saddleworth and Lees police team, large groups of youngsters have been gathering there during some recent evenings.
In a statement, the police said: “Local youths have been congregating in the quarry during evening hours and the police [...]
Our local police officers have again urged local residents to report any suspicious behaviour, after burglaries were reported in three Saddleworth villages over the weekend.
Dobcross, Diggle and Greenfield were affected, with insecure properties in the Dobcross and Diggle incidents helping to let the criminals in. In Dobcross, the intruder was spotted while inside a [...]
Officers from the Saddleworth and Lees police team have used an online meeting to give more information about what they’ve been focusing on in recent weeks. Burglary and vehicle-related crime have been priorities of late, with anti-social behaviour around Dove Stone Reservoir another important issue.
Constables joined Inspector Danny Milovanovic, borough councillor Barbara Beeley and [...]
A reminder that the Saddleworth and Lees police team will hold its next online meeting with residents this evening. It’s an opportunity for all local people to have their say on any and all aspects of local crime and anti-social behaviour, without having to leave their homes!
The session takes place between 6pm and 7:30pm. [...]
Saddleworth residents have been told to be on the lookout for anyone suspicious trying to sell scrap metal door-to-door. That follows a rise in metal thefts in other parts of the borough of Oldham.
In a letter circulated in the local area over the weekend, the Saddleworth and Lees police team has [...]
Our local police are to hold another online meeting, to take your questions and hear your comments on crime and anti-social behaviour across Saddleworth and Lees.
The forum will take place between 6pm and 7:30pm on Tuesday 6 September. You can access it at the Saddleworth and Lees police team’s website here.
If you’re not [...]
The head of the Saddleworth and Lees police team has moved to ease any concerns local residents may have following Tuesday night’s rioting in Manchester and Salford.
Inspector Danny Milovanovic said: “I would like to reassure residents that officers across the Oldham Division, including my own team are working much longer hours at the moment [...]
Cllr Jim McMahon
The leader of Oldham Council has said he felt “sick to the stomach” watching scenes of rioting in Manchester and Salford on Tuesday evening.
Cllr Jim McMahon, currently on a family holiday in London where trouble first flared on Saturday, wrote on his blog today: “As a Mancunian born and bred [...]
Police and Oldham borough councillors will meet on Wednesday night, as the authorities aim to prevent the spread of rioting seen in Manchester and Salford.
Tuesday evening was a quiet one in Oldham, with Greater Manchester Police stressing it had received no reports of disorder in the borough. You can watch a news conference [...]
Debbie Abrahams MP
Debbie Abrahams has described as “shocking” and “inexcusable” the riots which have been taking place in London and elsewhere.
In a statement e-mailed to Saddleworth News, the Oldham East and Saddleworth MP also appealed for calm in the local area.
She said: “It’s been shocking to watch the scenes of violence [...]
The cannabis farm found in Lees last week. (picture: GMP)
There are a couple of pieces of crime news from Lees to update you on. A burglary took place at the Co-op on Saturday night, and last week a significant cannabis farm was discovered on Sunny Bank.
The raid at the supermarket happened at [...]