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Greater Manchester police have arrested over 120 people as part of their latest blitz

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Police in Greater Manchester have arrested over 120 people as part of their latest blitz on burglary and robbery.

Officers carried out a number of warrants under Operation Storm which included the arrest of wanted offenders and those that have been targeting the city’s students which includes freshers and those returning. Approximately 90 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of £90,000 were recovered at an address at Mornington Crescent in Fallowfield, along with cultivation equipment at an estimated value of £10,000.

Some of the wanted offenders arrested included 18-year old and 19-year old men who were wanted for a cash in transit robbery. On arresting the pair an amount of cash was recovered. Officers also arrested a 25-year old man wanted following a robbery on a taxi driver and a 19-year old man wanted for an assault.

Specialist and divisional officers have visited the homes of criminals across the county to ensure they fulfilled their bail and curfew conditions and not returning to their offending ways.

There have also been home visits carried out to repeat victims of domestic abuse to ensure their abusing partners do not return to cause them further harm.

Deputy Chief Constable Ian Hopkins for Greater Manchester Police, said: “Our actions during the operation show we respond to the concerns of local people and the misery burglary and drug dealing causes to people living across Greater Manchester.

“The response we got from people on the streets who witnessed our activity was fantastic and demonstrated the confidence people have to give us information and work with us to tackle criminality.

“Last month saw the return of students old and new but for criminals it simply means rich and easy pickings. By holding this operation we can bring down this type of crime and ensure the youngsters can enjoy their time while studying in the city without the fear of becoming a victim of crime.

“As the nights get darker there is a rise in the number of opportunist thieves who like to prey on unsuspecting homes. By getting in before they do we can help put a stop in their tracks. This crackdown, coupled with our daily offender targeting sends criminals a clear message that they can’t harm our community without facing impunity.

“However we can’t make a difference on our own. By using a light timer, setting an alarm and making your home look occupied you can reduce the chance of becoming a victim of crime. Remember one in three homes are targeted because homes are left insecure.”

Residents can play their part in the fight against criminals by reporting suspicious activity either directly on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Crimestoppers is an independent charity that 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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Nine-year-old boy locked in safe during game of hide and seek

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A Nine-year-old boy became trapped in a safe during a game of hide and seek at his grandfathers home in Berlin.

He had to be rescued by firefighters after he hid inside the sade. He was playing with his little brother at home in Lichterfelde, Berlin.

Believing he has found the perfect hiding place the boy went inside the unused safe and closed the door locking himself in.

The boy was playing with his little brother at the home in Lichterfelde, Berlin, when he found the ultimate hiding place.

His hiding place was eventually found but his grandfather was the only person who knew the code for the safe and he was away.

They could not get in contact with him and called for help from the local fire brigade.

They tested family birthdays for three hours in the hope they’d crack the code while pumping oxygen into the safe via a tiny crack.

As a specialist team arrived who was able to cut the safe open they managed to enter a successful six-digit code.

Firefighters say the child remained calm throughout the ordeal and was shocked but unharmed.

Berlin firefighter Thomas Kirstein said it was a happy ending and super early Christmas present.

Hopefully, he won’t be hiding in there again and in future, they’ll be keeping the door shut because this incident could have been very different.

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URGENT APPEAL: TAKES 2 seconds to Share £100K Reward to find Missing Corrie Mckeague

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Corrie Mckeague has been missing since September

We need your help to share this appeal far and wide, it only takes 2 seconds to share.

Corrie’s mum faces a second Christmas without knowing what has happened to her son or where he is.

If you know what happened to Corrie you must come forward, if you are hiding information about what has happened to Corrie.

Someone out there must know what happened to missing Corrie Mckeaue. Please share this as far and wide as possible one person out there must know what happened or where Corrie is.

We are urging you to share this appeal as far and as wide as possible. We must know what happened to Corrie and ensure those who know are brought to justice.

His mum and brothers are now facing their second Christmas without Corrie, having met his newborn baby. He has simply vanished.

A £100K reward has been offered to find missing Airman Corrie Mckeaue who has been missing since September 2016

23-year-old Corrie Disappeared after a night out in Bury St Edmunds in September 2016.

Police have now finished searching a landfill site for his body and have found no trace of Corrie within the landfill.

Officers say they have “no further realistic search opportunities” at the moment.

Businessman Colin Davey has now doubled his £50K reward to £100K.

Corrie’s mother Nicola Urquhart shared the news of the reward on the ‘Find Corrie’ Facebook page.

She is ‘begging anyone with information’ to come forward.

“Today, Colin Davey has increased the reward for information that leads to Corrie being found to £100,000.

“I would fail miserably if I tried to find the words that describe how I feel about Colin’s generosity. We can never thank him enough.

“I would beg ANYONE who has information no matter how small they think it may be to come forward. There may be someone out there that thought that because the police were so sure Corrie was in the landfill that there information was not important so never came forward. Please do it now.

“If you have already left details with the police but feel you have not been taken seriously or ‘re contacted, please get back in touch with them and ask what they have done and if they need further information from you.

“Corrie is not in the landfill so something else has happened. It is impossible to evaporate one of these theories we have had from the start now must be what has happened. Please please help me to get as much information to the police as possible. Someone out there knows something.”

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Four Iraqis win damages against MoD following their treatment during invasion

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Four Iraqi Citizens have won a high court damages against the Ministry of Defence.

The case was relating to their ill treatment and unlawful detention during the invasion of Iraq.

It was heard that they were unlawfully imprisoned and ill-treated by British armed forces.

The Judge ruled that all four would be entitled to compensation under the Human Rights Act with one of those men being awarded more than £30K.

After Mr Justice Leggatt’s ruling, lawyers said the result of the four test cases could form the basis of settlement of more than 600 unresolved claims in what is known as the Iraqi Civilian Litigation.

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