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Man jailed for assaulting woman

A man has been jailed for subjecting a mother and daughter to a vicious assault in a Manchester bar.

25 Jul 2014

Wanted man arrested

Police have arrested a man who was wanted in connection with a serious sexual assault on a 16-year-old girl in Urmston.

25 Jul 2014

A man has been charged after £30 was stolen from a disabled pensioner while she was using a cash machine.

A man has been charged after £30 was stolen from a disabled pensioner while she was using a cash machine.

24 Jul 2014

Shotgun disguised as walking stick handed into police as public continue to 'Give Up The Gun'

A .410 shotgun disguised as a walking cane has been surrendered to Greater Manchester Police as the ‘Give Up The Gun’ firearms amnesty enters its final few days.

24 Jul 2014

Update: Knowl View School, Rochdale

GMP will investigate whether any offences have been committed in the way that previous reports of abuse were handled or allegedly covered up at Knowl View School.

24 Jul 2014

Three charged with robbery

Three teenagers have been charged following an armed robbery at Costcutters in Heywood.

24 Jul 2014

A man has been sentenced for a Robbery in Prestwich.

Aaron Tucker (11/04/1989) of Forest Bank Prison pleaded guilty to Robbery and was jailed for 20 months at Bolton Crown Court today, Wednesday 23 July 2014.

23 Jul 2014

A man has been charged after a serious fail to stop collision in Bolton.

A man has been charged after a serious fail to stop collision in Bolton.

23 Jul 2014

Family play tribute to Megan

The family of a woman who died following a collision in Wigan pay her tribute.

23 Jul 2014

Police take to airport to raise awareness on FGM

Officers from Greater Manchester Police launched an initiative to raise awareness of female genital mutilation (FGM).

22 Jul 2014

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Police take to airport to raise awareness on FGM

The week-long operation which started on Monday 14 July was supported by Manchester Airport and the UK Border Force. It saw specialist officers patrol check-in desks at the airport to spot any families that might have been taking their children to home countries to take part in the illegal act.

22 Jul 2014

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Police take to airport to raise awareness on FGM

During the week, 17 families were spoken to by police who also provided them with information leaflets about FGM and its dangers.

22 Jul 2014

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Police take to airport to raise awareness on FGM

Detective Chief Superintendent Vanessa Jardine from Greater Manchester Police, said: “We want this week of action to raise awareness within communities that are affected. FGM is a crime and GMP along with our partners operates a zero tolerance approach to it.

22 Jul 2014

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Police take to airport to raise awareness on FGM

“We hope that by engaging with passengers travelling to countries where FGM is practiced, we can raise awareness about both the health and legal implications of the act.

22 Jul 2014

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Police take to airport to raise awareness on FGM

“We know that there is no religious basis to this process and want children who are being taken to these countries to understand that support is available should they want to speak up at any time.”

22 Jul 2014

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Police take to airport to raise awareness on FGM

FGM involves the partial or total removal of the external genitalia or injury to the female genital organs whether for cultural or any other non-therapeutic reasons. It is prevalent in countries in mid and northern Africa and parts of Asia. It is allegedly carried out to safeguard a young woman's virginity and her family's honour, and can involve a festival or celebration as part of the ceremony.

22 Jul 2014

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Police take to airport to raise awareness on FGM

Police intelligence has shown that girls at risk are taken back to their countries of origin at the start of school holidays. This allows for healing prior to their return to school.

22 Jul 2014

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Police take to airport to raise awareness on FGM

Tricia Williams, Customer Services Director for Manchester Airport, said: “The safety of all passengers using Manchester Airport is an issue we take very seriously, both when they are flying in and out of the airport.

22 Jul 2014

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Police take to airport to raise awareness on FGM

“Together with our partners in the Border Force and Police, we have a role to play in ensuring that people are kept safe and our aviation security and customer service officers have undergone training to ensure they know what to look out for.

22 Jul 2014

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Police take to airport to raise awareness on FGM

“There are several hundred officers across the site, based in all of the three terminals, on a 24 hour basis so our staff can be a vital tool in stopping the practice of youngsters being removed from the country against their will.”

22 Jul 2014

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Police take to airport to raise awareness on FGM

Immigration and Security Minister, James Brokenshire, said: “Female Genital Mutilation is a criminal offence and it is child abuse.

22 Jul 2014

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Police take to airport to raise awareness on FGM

“Border Force officers have an important part to play in our drive to end FGM, both through gathering intelligence and action at the border.

22 Jul 2014

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Police take to airport to raise awareness on FGM

“The school summer holidays are a time of particular risk for many girls. That is why we have teams of specially trained officers at major airports with the skills to identify and protect potential victims and stop the perpetrators.”

22 Jul 2014

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Police take to airport to raise awareness on FGM

For full guidelines on FGM and the law visit the Home Office website. Anyone with concerns is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

22 Jul 2014

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