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Showing 1 - 10 of 44 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "North West"

Three jailed following 'sophisticated' murder in Mossley

Two men and a woman have been jailed for their involvement in the robbery and murder of a 39-year-old man.

| Press Release , Violent crime , North West News

Three men convicted of Tyldesley murder

Three men have been convicted of murdering a 30-year-old man in a case of mistaken identity.

Ben Dawber, 19, Kane Adamson, 19, and Joshua Prescott, 20, murdered Thomas Williamson and attempted to rob a different man in September 2021.

| Press Release , Violent crime , North West News

Eight men jailed for life after brutal murder of 37-year-old man

Eight men have been jailed for life following the kidnap and brutal murder of a man they wrongly suspected of attacking a woman.

| Press Release , Violent crime , North West News

Care worker jailed for abusing woman with dementia

A 60-year-old care worker has been sentenced for assaulting and ill-treating an 87-year-old woman in her home in Leyland in May last year.

| Press Release , Violent crime , North West News

Two men found guilty of Preston murder

Benjamin Bibby 21 and Andrew Wilcock 29 have been found guilty of murdering Lee Dawson 42, in Preston in June 2022.

| Press Release , Violent crime , North West News

Burnley father jailed for life for murdering baby son

A 26-year-old man has been jailed for life, with a minimum term of 16 years, for murdering his seven-week-old son at their home in Burnley in November 2021.

| Press Release , Violent crime , North West News

Three men guilty of armed robbery of Premier League footballers' brothers

Talleko Lemonious, 28 from Wythenshawe, Tariq Dervan, 22 from Staffordshire, and Romario Harmer, 21 from Old Trafford, have been found guilty of carrying out an armed robbery at a cafe in Moss Side in January 2019.

| Press Release , Violent crime , North West News

UPDATE: Man jailed for life for revenge attack killing

Rudi Elton Viegas Cardoso, 32, has been jailed for life after stabbing Paulo Dasilva, 49, to death during a revenge attack in Oldham, Greater Manchester.

| Press Release , Violent crime , North West News

Man found guilty of attack on lone woman in Middleton

Gift Oladele, 21, from Manchester, has been found guilty of the false imprisonment of a woman in Middleton in May this year.

| Press Release , Violent crime , North West News

Burnley man jailed for murdering mother-of-two Katie Kenyon with axe

Andrew Burfield, 51, from Burnley, has been given a life sentence for murdering 33-year-old Katie Kenyon in April this year.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, North West News

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