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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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Woman found stabbed to death in back garden in Greenwich

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Police arrest man after the body of a woman was found in the back garden of her home in Greenwich.

She suffered stab wounds, cops were called to an ongoing incident at 11.30am on Saturday.

Upon arrival cops found the body of a woman in the back garden in Tunnel Avenue.

The woman, believed to be in her 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

She appeared to have suffered stab wounds.

Police believe they know who she is, and are informing her next of kin.

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Heartwarming cops share chips with man who hasn’t eaten for days

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Two police officers this evening shared their chips with a man they found on the motorway who hasn’t eaten food in days.

The caring cops showed compassion and humanity when they could have just nicked the lad and sent him off to the cells.

But instead of taking him straight into police custody they stopped off for some chips.

Showing a truly caring side of British traffic cops who often don’t get the best press.

“The cops from the Leicestershire road policing unit tweeted that they had found on motorway suspected to be an illegal immigrant into the UK.

“He’s not eaten for days and we’ve not eaten for hours, so we’ve all shared some fine English cuisine …… a bag of chips!! 👍🏻 🍟”

These truly caring officers have shown this evening that police officers have hearts and they do care about people.

Policing is not always about crime, it’s the small acts of human kindness that go a long way.

We praise these officers for their genuine out of kindness out of their own pocket.

Helen tweeted “I know you’ll probably get people complain but. Compassion, humanity and care are great qualities.”

UK Cop Humour tweeted “Fab stuff and whilst we’re on the topic of spuds: why do potatoes make good detectives? Because they keep their eyes peeled.”

ElAine tweeted “I know some people’s heads will explode at this but well done for your compassion.”

Simply policing at it’s best. What ever your views you have to admit this is compassion and humility at it’s best.

These cops truly deserve to be recognised for great policing work.

Not every job needs to be a tick box, just because it’s a suspected illegal immigrant doesn’t mean they should be treat any different.

Top job with excellent policing skills, that will have ensured this suspect didn’t cause any problems for the officers.

Full up on chips, the officers then processes this man through custody and will refer to the home office immigration services.

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People injured after explosion at London TubeStation

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Police have evacuated a tube station in North London after terrified commuters reported an ‘explosion’ at the height of the rush-hour.

Homeowners and shopowners were told to stay inside after emergency services swamped Southgate Tube Station shortly before 8pm.

There are not believed to be many casualties.

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