From the Gorton & Openshaw Archives
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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 […]
17th Aug Tameside students are celebrating some fantastic A-Level results this year. Ashton Sixth Form College was celebrating unprecedented success with yet another outstanding set of results. The college has achieved its best set of results ever in 2017 with more students than ever achieving top grades, an outstanding 80 per cent of students achieved high grades, […]
27th Jul CCTV footage of Geoffrey Ralph wearing the same clothes that he was believed to have had on, prior to his disappearance. Geoffrey, who has been missing since Monday afternoon, suffers from dementia and police are increasingly concerned for his welfare, as are his family who have urged people to continue to be on the look […]