Welcome to Wigan

Man sentenced for sexual offences


Timothy Edwards (20/03/57), of Walk Mill, Dobcross, was found guilty of four counts of sexual activity with a child, five counts of making and possessing indecent photographs, and one count of attempting to incite sexual activity with a child, after a trial at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court.

Police call on public to 'bin the blade'


Police are calling on the public to 'bin the blade' with a month-long knife surrender starting 1 February 2015.

GMP solve technical difficulties to 999 and 101 numbers


Greater Manchester Police believe that recent technical difficulties suffered by callers to the 999 emergency and 101 numbers have now been solved.

Operation Trafalgar nets 34 drug dealers


Thirty four (34) people have so far today, Wednesday 28 January 2015, been arrested following a huge crackdown on the supply of drugs across Greater Manchester.

Policing in your local community

Manchester's Most Wanted - Can you help?

Hate crime reporting centres

Contact your local Partnership Team with regards to any hate crime you may have been subjected to. If you feel you cannot contact us at GMP, below is a list of alternative Partnership Team's in your area. Click here to find out more about your Divisions current Hate Crime objectives.

Atherton Area Housing Office
Ena Mill, Flapper Fold Lane
M46 0HB
01942 705040

Housing Options Advice Centre
Templeton Road
Platt Bridge
01942 487728

Leigh Area Housing Office
The Court House, Chapel Street
01942 705040

Leigh Property Shop
4-6 Market Street
01942 404091

Pemberton Area Housing Office
101-107 Ridyard Street, Worsley Hall
01942 705040

Platt Bridge Area Housing Office
617 Liverpool Road
Platt Bridge
01942 705040

Support for Wigan Arrivals Project (SWAP)
74-80 Hallgate
01942 614486 / 235025

Wigan Area Housing Office
School Lane, Scholes
01942 705040

Wigan Property Shop
3 Library Street
01942 404128

Click here to view more information on hate crime.

Visit the True Vision website for information on hate crime or incidents and how to report it online: http://report-it.org.uk/home

Your local Commander

Chief Superintendent Shaun Donnellan

Division Commander

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year. This year promises to be another opportunity for my officers to work hard and see that the borough remains a safe place to live, work and visit. My officers and staff won’t be resting on their laurels. They will continue to arrest criminals, bring in wanted offenders and see that justice is served. However we cannot do this alone. You are our eyes and ears, and without your help we can’t bring in those offen...(more)

Local contact numbers

You should always call 999 in an emergency.

Call 101 to report a non-emergency incident or make a general enquiry.

You can contact your local neighbourhood team on:-

Local crime map

Your community map
For more information about crime in Wigan, please visit the crime mapping website www.police.uk

Helpful websites

Age Concern

Get involved - Special Constables

Get Involved - Volunteers

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

Home Watch

Manchester Council crime advice

North West Ambulance Service

Office of Police & Crime Commissioner

Victim Support and Witness Service Greater Manchester

Victims of Crime

Community websites