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From the Gorton & Openshaw Archives
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27th Sep   A Cooker fire at a cottage in Stalybridge and a bin fire at a block of flats in Brinnington occuring within 15 minutes of each other placed their demands on fire fighters in Tameside on Monday evening.( 25 September) The first call out came from a block of flats in Brinnington at 18:34 hours […]
26th Sep     Fire investigators believe that a fire which damaged the ground floor of a commercial garage in Gorton Road, North Reddish was  started deliberately. Crews from from Gorton and Ashton  in  three fire engines were deployed to tackle the blaze involving a quantity of furniture at the garage just before 3.00pm on Sunday, September 24, The firefighters […]
21st Sep Local fire crews were called to two notable incidents in the area yesterday with one involving a blaze at a large shed at the back of a house in Denton.  The blaze at that incident broke out just before midday on Wednesday,( September 20,) and two crews from Hyde and Ashton-Under-Lyne went to the deal […]
9th Sep Two  imitation firearms  and  a suspected stolen car are among items uncovered following a police raid on a Gorton house. Police raided the house on Shelford Avenue, Gorton at 12.30pm yesterday, Friday 8 September 2017, officers  were executing a search warrant aiming to uncover drugs at the property . As part of an ongoing investigation, the […]
7th Sep Detectives investigating the murder of Martin Joyce have launched a fresh appeal 18 years after he was last seen. Martin, 46, was reported missing on 7 September 1999, after last being seen at The Bank of England Pub in Ancoats. Despite reported sightings over the years, Martin had not been found and, after 17 years […]
6th Sep Fire crews from Ashton’s Major Response Unit and Technical Response Unit were called upon to to rescue a casualty from a car which was involved in a collision with a bus on Ashton New Road, yesterday. The casualty was taken to hospital along with another victim following the accident which happened at around 1.00pm yesterday […]
5th Sep Police searching for a 24 year-old man with links to the Abbey Hey and Gorton areas  have now re- arrested him. John Egan who had previously escaped from custody, is wanted for damage to a property and a car, assault, and absconding from custody.
31st Aug Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to talk to after a woman was raped in Gorton on bank holiday Monday. Officers were called to Bread Street at 1.30am after reports that a 26-year-old woman had been raped. Police say the woman had left The Cotton Tree Pub on Cross Lane, […]
22nd Aug       Police in Tameside scored some notable successes arresting several prolific offenders for burglary in Ashton Town Centre between May and August this year against a mixed set of crime trends. Sonny Shockledge, 35, of Assheton Close, Ashton was arrested, charged and has served a custodial sentence . On his release from prison […]
22nd Aug A Kitchen fire in Droylsden over the week-end has prompted Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) crews to remind people to maintain their cooking appliances, keeping ovens, hobs and grills clean. A build up of fat and grease can easily catch fire and is thought to be behind the accidental cause of a blaze […]