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17 arrested following Oldham drugs crack down



16 Men and 1 Woman have been arrested in raids as part of an operation to crackdown on drug dealing in Oldham.

They were arrested when officers from Greater Manchester Police raided 14 addresses just after 6am today, Wednesday 30 April 2014.


Officers from Oldham’s Operation Caminada Organised Crime Unit launched the operation, codenamed Operation Alamos, as their response to community concerns that street drug dealing was a problem in the area.

This operation forms part of Operation Challenger, which is the Force’s strategy for tackling organised crime groups across Greater Manchester.


These arrests came after months of investigations by officers from the Oldham Organised Crime Unit into the distribution of heroin.

In the raids this morning, 16 men and 1 Woman were arrested on suspicion of drugs offences, after officers executed warrants across Oldham and Burnley.

More than 80 officers were involved in the raids and included officers from the Oldham Division and force tactical aid unit supported by Lancashire Police.


Extra officers from Oldham’s Neighbourhood Policing Teams will be patrolling the area from today and the next few days to provide a visible presence and reassurance to the community.

A multi-agency plan is now in place for the area to ensure support for drug users and to prevent any further offending in the area.


Superintendant Denise Worth of the Oldham Division, said: “Today shows that the desire to rid our communities of the blight of drugs is continuous and that we shall keep tackling the issue as many times as is necessary until the problem is dealt with.

“This operation has taken months of intricate planning and dedication by officers from Operation Caminada.

“The people of Oldham have told us that they want drugs and drug dealing tackled across the borough and I hope that today’s action highlights how seriously we take these crimes.

“It also sends a message out that we will not let people profit from spreading their misery in our neighbourhoods and we will continue to use all the powers and resources available to put people before the courts.”

If you have information on anyone who may be committing crime in your area, please call police on 101 or for more information visit


People with any concerns can contact your Neighbourhood Policing Team directly about any issues related to crime or anti-social behaviour on: Oldham Neighbourhood Policing Team Central on 0161 8568927.

You can also call anonymously with information about crime to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Crimestoppers is an independent charity who will not want your name, just your information. Your call will not be traced or recorded and you do not have to go to court or give a statement.



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Hostages taken by armed man at Nuneaton Bowling Alley



Armed Police officers are currently dealing with an ongoing hostage situation at a Bowling Alley.

A man armed with a sawn-off shotgun has taken an unknown number of hostages within the complex.

Mehdi Afshar Chief Executive of MFA bowl has confirmed a gunman is holding hostage two members of his staff. It is believed that the suspect is an ex-husband or boyfriend of one of the team members being

Mehdi believes that the suspect is an ex-husband or boyfriend of one of his team members.

There are only two members of staff unaccounted after the duty manager checked to see if all staff members were accounted for after leaving the building.

Armed police responded to the armed incident at around 3pm on Sunday 22nd October 2017.

The incident is not believed to be terror-related, The gunman is believed to have allowed a number of families to leave the scene suggesting this could be targeted at individual people within the bowling alley.

Credit: PoliceHour

Video footage shows a number of armed police officers in a car park at the scene.


Warwickshire Police will only confirm they are currently dealing with an “ongoing incident”. and that there is an incident within the MFA Bowl however they have not confirmed the nature of the incident.

A number of armed officers and police vehicles can be seen within the car park outside of the Subway near to the bowling alley.

A lot of families and young children were within the alley at the time of the incident celebrating birthdays. One eyewitness told Police Hour that the gunman allowed them to leave telling them to go.

Credit: Police Hour

The full area is on lockdown with all roads in and out of the area have been blocked and no one is allowed to leave the Nearby Odeon Cinema located next door to the bowling alley or a nearby soft play centre.

The Air Ambulance has landed near the bowling alley and has since left the location.

West Midlands Ambulance Service are currently on scene and have put in place a major incident plan.

Warwickshire Police are urging people to stay away from the area while they deal with the ongoing situation.



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Urgent Warning over exploding paw patrol soap after boy three in intensive care bath bomb exploded



Three-year-old boy is currently in a critical condition after a canister of Paw Patrol bath foam exploded while he was having a bath

The product has not been recalled, however, we would urge all parents to think twice when thinking about using this product.

The little tot is currently being cared for at Belfast’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children last night.

The little boy has burns to the outside and inside of his body, it is believed he was in the bath with his Paw Patrol Foam soap and it suddenly exploded.

The boy who has not been named was rushed to hospital on blue lights in a critical condition.

A spokesman for the Belfast Trust said the little boy is “in the children’s intensive care unit and his condition is critical”.

Nickelodeon confirmed that they had heard about the incident and that they were investigating the matter.

Confirming “We are terribly sorry to hear about this dreadful incident and we are gathering more information about the licensed product involved.”

Paw Patrol is an animated TV programme that is broadcast on Nickelodeon and is popular with kids and features six rescue dogs.

But they did not say whether or not the product would be withdrawn from sale.

You can buy the bath foam at a range of high street shops.



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Urgent appeal takes 2 seconds to share to help find missing teen from York



Please share this picture far and wide in hope that we can bring this 13-year-old back home . It only takes one person who shares this to spot her and be that’s difference

North Yorkshire Police is urgently appealing for information to help find a missing 13-year-old girl from York.

Elise Donoghue was last seen leaving her drama class at the York Theatre Royal on St Leonard’s Place just before 8pm on 19 October.

It’s thought Elise is without money or access to a mobile phone, and she is considered vulnerable due to her age.

Police enquiries have been ongoing to locate in York where it is known she has connections in the Fulford and Danesgate areas of the city.

There is also a possibility she headed to York Railway Station and boarded a train heading towards the north-west where she has friends in the Cheshire area. British Transport Police is assisting with enquiries.

Elise is described as white, 5ft 2in tall, blonde hair with a medium build. When she was seen she was wearing a grey hooded -top, black leggings, black Ugg boots and she carrying a shoulder bag.

Anyone who knows where Elise is or have seen a girl matching her description, please call North Yorkshire Police as a matter of urgency on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference number 12170187979.

If Elise you are reading this there is help and support available simply call or text 116000 they will be able to help you free and confidential.

Anyone who is currently missing from home Missing people are here to help you whenever you are ready; they can listen, talk you through what help you need, pass a message for you and help you to be safe. Call. Text. Anytime. Free. Confidential. 116000

They are also on hand to provide support for anyone who has been recently returned home having been missing.




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