#AceNewsReport – Apr.21: He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday 21 April).
Man charged with wounding of woman in Piccadilly Gardens: ‘Manuel Marques (12/01/1994) of Hyde Road, Manchester, has been charged with single counts of section 18 assault, and assault of an emergency worker’
Officers were called shortly before 4.55pm on Monday 19 April to a report of a woman injured in Manchester city centre: A 40-year-old woman was found on police arrival with an injury to her forearm which is believed to have been caused by a glass bottle: She was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.
#AceNewsReport – Apr.16: A full investigation is underway and no arrests have been made:
‘Detectives continuing to investigate a sexual assault in Middleton have released CCTV footage (below) after police were called shortly before 9.30pm on Sunday 1 November 2020 to a report of a teenage girl being sexually assaulted by a man as she made her way on foot towards Mainway after getting off a bus’
Detective Constable Pearson of GMP’s Rochdale district, said: “This was a horrendous ordeal for the victim and we have continued to provide support to her whilst our investigation continues: “ As part of our enquiries we’ve released further CCTV footage of a man we would like to speak to in connection with this assault and we’re appealing to any members of the public who think that they may recognise him to get in touch with police as a matter of urgency: “ If you believe you have information relating to this assault, or know the identity of the man in the footage, please come forward and speak with police. Any information, no matter how large or small could be vital to our investigation and will be treated with the utmost seriousness”
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4668 quoting incident number 2986 of 01/11/20. Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111: Greater Manchester is nationally recognised as a model of good practice in terms of support services available to victims.
If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and report it to the police, or a support agency so you can get the help and support available:
Saint Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Manchester provides a comprehensive and co-ordinated response to men, women and children who live or have been sexually assaulted within Greater Manchester. They offer forensic medical examinations, practical and emotional support as well as a counselling service for all ages. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and can be accessed by calling 0161 276 6515.
Greater Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential information, support and counselling service run by women for women over 18 who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives. Call on 0161 273 4500 or email email@example.com
Survivors Manchester provides specialist trauma informed support to boys and men in Greater Manchester who have experienced sexual abuse, rape or sexual exploitation. Call 0161 236 2182.
#AceNewsReport – Apr.15: On entering the building, which is also bordered by Adair Street and Betley Street, officers an estimated 4,000 plants over four floors:
Huge cannabis farm uncovered in Manchester city centre warehouse: ‘Officers were called to a warehouse on Heyrod Street, Manchester, at about 5.30am on Monday 12 April 2021 to reports several bags of suspected drugs being found’
Detective Inspector Geoffrey Machent, from GMP’s Central District CID, said: “This is a substantial discovery which has been discovered by officers thanks to a member of the public: “ As a result of this find, we’re removed a significant amount of suspected cannabis that may have ended up on the streets of Greater Manchester and is another step forward in helping to disrupt the production and distribution of drugs within our community: “ No arrests have been made but I would urge anyone with information about the find to come forward:
“The information we receive from members of the public is invaluable. Anyone with information about this find can call 101 quoting log number 394 of 12/04/2021, online at www.gmp.police.uk or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
“Anyone concerned or has any information about drugs in their area can call 101 or report it online.”
#AceNewsReport – Apr.13: Officers attended and established that a 21-year-old man had stabbed two people inside of a property following a dispute: A 34-year-old man was taken to hospital with multiple stab wounds where he remains in a stable condition: A 42-year-old woman was also taken to hospital with facial injuries. She has since been discharged: The offender made off on foot prior to police arrival:
GM Police Officers has been arrested following a ‘double stabbing’ in Oldham: ‘At around 10.50am yesterday morning (Monday 12 April 2021) police were called by the ambulance service to reports of a double stabbing on Ashford Walk in Chadderton’
Detective Chief Inspector Wes Knights of GMP’s Oldham CID, said: “This was a serious incident in which two people were brutally attacked, resulting in one man having to undergo surgery at hospital: “ We currently have a man in custody awaiting questioning and I would like to reassure the community that we are not searching for anyone else in relation to this incident.”
#AceNewsReport – Apr.09: Detectives from GMP’s City of Manchester South Division launched an investigation on Friday 26 March 2021 after a report of a rape in a car on Marriott Street in the early hours of that morning:
GMP Update: ‘Man arrested after rape in South Manchester: ‘A 46-year-old man from the Wythenshawe area was arrested on suspicion of rape by officers at junction 28 of the westbound side of the M62 overnight and remains in custody for questioning’
Following extensive enquiries, investigators released CCTV on Tuesday 30 March of a car believed to be involved in the incident: A black Seat Ibiza car, believed to be seen on the footage at around 3.45am, was also recovered on the M62 and has been taken away in evidence:
“ The victim – a woman in her 20s – has been kept informed with developments and continues to be supported by police and specialist partner agencies”
Enquiries remain ongoing and police believe, at this stage, that this is an isolated incident: Anyone with information or concerns is urged to contact police:
Superintendent Richard Timson, of GMP’s City of Manchester South Division, said: “The arrest of a man overnight, with support from our policing partners in Humberside and West Yorkshire, is an important step forward in this investigation and our officers continue to work at pace to ensure the person responsible is brought to justice: “ A car believed to be seen on CCTV footage we released last week was also recovered overnight, and we encourage anyone with any potential information or suspicions about a vehicle matching that description to contact police: “ I’d like to thank the public for their support so far and remind them that any piece of information they could give us to aid our investigation could be significant.”
Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 6063 quoting incident 1019 of 26/03/2021. Details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Greater Manchester Victims’ Services provide emotional and practical support to anyone affected by crime and are a confidential service. The service can be contacted by visiting the website on www.gmvictims.org.uk or calling 0161 200 1950.
#AceNewsReport – Apr.06: Enquiries have since established that the woman had been walking home along the public footpath at the rear of Brindale Road in the direction of Brinnington Road.
‘Officers were called at around 5.40am on Tuesday 23 March 2021 to a report that a woman had been sexually assaulted in the wooded area off Welkin Road, Bredbury & an investigation has been launched following a report of a sexual assault in Stockport’
The woman was then approached and sexually assaulted by two males near to the tunnels under the M60.
The two males subsequently fled the scene.
Both men are described as being dressed all in black and wearing balaclavas. One male was described as being white and approximately six foot tall and slim. The second male was described as being a white male, six foot tall, of a larger body size, and wearing a waterproof coat and leather gloves.
No arrests have been made but extensive enquiries are ongoing.
Officers are appealing for anyone with information to come forward and speak with police.
Detective Constable Paul Garner of GMP’s Stockport district, said: “This was a shocking and terrible ordeal and we are working closely with the victim to ensure that she is receiving all the necessary specialist care and support that she needs: “ Our investigation is in its early stages but we would like to hear from anyone who may have been in the area at the time and witnessed two males around the Brinnington Road area of Stockport: “ We understand the concern and worry events such as this can cause for the community and I want to ensure the public that we are doing all that we can to ensure those responsible are identified. I ask that anyone with concerns or information to get in touch with police. ”
Anyone with information or concerns is asked to call police on 0161 856 9923 quoting log 410 of 23/02/2021. Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
#AceNewsReport – Mar.31: At around 10.15am on Monday 25 May 2020, a dog walker contacted police to report suspected human remains that were found in a bag in Reddish Vale Country Park: Officers attended and three black bin bags containing what were confirmed by a pathologist to be human remains were discovered and later confirmed to be those of Yvonne McCann:
‘Man who murdered estranged wife and left her remains in a park jailed for 12yrs’ after he pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 12 years and 182 days at Manchester Crown Court today (30 March 2021).
Hours later, at around 7.15pm, Thomas McCann (24/06/71), of Rosslave Walk, Brinnington, contacted police to report his estranged wife, 46-year-old Yvonne, missing: Though McCann’s cover-up story raised concerns with officers and he was arrested and taken into police custody for questioning where he initially denied the murder:
Detectives carried out a number of lines of enquiry and also found that a family member had discovered that McCann had Yvonne’s phone which had text messages sent from Yvonne’s to say she was at a family BBQ – which was not the case: The investigation team believe the last time Yvonne was alive is from a witness account from a neighbour where an argument was heard at an address on Rosslave Walk at around 9am on Saturday 23 May 2020. It is after then that detectives believe McCann has dismembered Yvonne’s body: CCTV analysis by the Major Investigation Team showed McCann putting a number of heavy bags into the boot of his vehicle on Rosslave Walk just before 3.45pm on 23 May 2020. Around 20 minutes later, the vehicle leaves the address, then returns at around 10.47pm and leaves again. Not long before 1am, the vehicle is spotted parked on Blackberry Way and McCann is seen removing backs from the boot of his car and walking towards Moat Walk Park: Another camera then shows him walking towards the site where the dog walker made the discovery.
In a statement, Yvonne’s family said: “To our mum, we children were her everything. Our mum was, and still is, everything to us. She was funny, loud and had a heart of gold.
“We are still trying to process and come to terms with what has happened.
“Our lovely bubbly mum is gone and we will always remember her for the amazing mum and nanna that she was.
“Our families respectfully ask that we have some privacy at this very difficult time.”
Detective Inspector Dan Clegg, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “First, I would like to say that our thoughts remain with Yvonne’s loved ones, especially her four children. They’ve, understandably, been left heartbroken by her death but, throughout our investigation, they’ve demonstrated tremendous composure and patience – for which I would like to thank them.
“What McCann did to Yvonne is incomprehensible. He murdered his childhood sweetheart and his children’s mother before trying to dispose of her body. His attempts to dispose of her body demonstrate an absence of genuine remorse.
“I hope this case reassures members of the public that Greater Manchester Police is committed to conducting thorough enquiries and investigations to ensure victims and their loved ones get the answers they need and want. I also hope it warns offenders that attempts to cover tracks are highly unlikely to be successful and their crimes can result in hefty prison sentences, like McCann’s.”
#AceNewsReport – Mar.30: National Crime Agency (NCA) investigators arrested Braheem Abdullah, 38, in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, on Wednesday (24/03/2021) and a 41-year-old man at Central Park Police Station, north Manchester, on Thursday (25/03/2021)
Operation Venetic: ‘Two arrested following £1.6m Manchester cocaine seizure: ‘Two men have been arrested after cocaine worth £1.6m was seized in Manchester as part of Operation Venetic investigation into EncroChat’
26 March 2021
Abdullah (also known as Dwaine George) of Mariman Drive, Manchester, was subsequently charged with conspiracy to import Class A drugs. He was remanded in custody until his appearance at Manchester City Crown Court on 22 April.
The other man was arrested for breach of bail, and further interviewed in relation to the offence he was on bail for – suspicion of importation of Class A drugs. He was bailed pending further inquiries.
Officers seized the high-value cocaine at a joiners yard in Wade Street, north East Manchester in April last year through Operation Venetic – the UK-wide law enforcement response that helped bring down encrypted messaging platform Encrochat.
NCA operations manager Ian McConnell said: “The actions of our officers in seizing this cocaine deprived criminal groups of a significant amount of profit: “ This week’s arrests are yet another example of our efforts to apprehend individuals suspected of profiting from drug trafficking.”
#AceNewsReport – Mar.11: The investigation uncovered a number of cannabis grows throughout the north west of England organised by Do, who was also working with other north west-based criminals to smuggle migrants across from France to work in them:
People smuggler put migrants to work in his north west cannabis farms: ‘Tuan Anh Do, 55, from Cheetham Hill, Manchester, was arrested following an undercover investigation by the National Crime Agency’
8 March 2021:
However, Do and his associates people smuggling activities had been infiltrated by undercover NCA officers.
Do was convicted of conspiring to facilitate illegal immigration following a trial at in November 2018. He was found guilty of two counts of conspiring to produce class B drugs following a second trial in April 2019.
Today, 8 March 2021, a judge at Manchester Crown Court sentenced Do to 11 years in prison.
NCA surveillance teams witnessed a number of meetings between Do and other members of the OCG where they planned bringing migrants over from France, with Do claiming to have contacts with criminal networks involved in people smuggling overseas.
At one point Do spoke directly to a NCA undercover officer regarding a proposal so smuggle migrants to the UK.
Do was arrested at a restaurant he ran with his wife in Blackburn in June 2017. Behind the bar in the restaurant was a piece of paper with a proposed pick-up location for migrants in Belgium. A substantial amount of cannabis was in his car, along with paperwork for another address in Accrington, which was discovered to be a cannabis farm.
NCA Operations Manager Jon Sayers said: “Put simply, people smugglers put lives at risk: “ They see migrants as a commodity to be profited from, and have no care for the safety of those they move. We have seen the tragic consequences: “ In the case of Tuan Anh Do, not only was he involved in setting up these dangerous journeys, he was also looking to criminally exploit the migrants when they got here, putting them to work in illegal cannabis farms: “ We are working with law enforcement partners in the UK and overseas to stop criminal enterprises like this, and we are determined to do all we can to disrupt and dismantle them.” A second man Mark Vella, 57, from Worsley, was also sentenced today to 23 months in prison, suspended for two years: Vella was involved in the running of another cannabis farm raided by the NCA and Greater Manchester Police in Bolton in April 2017, where cannabis plants worth more than £100,000 were seized. He had a 10 year lease on the property, signed less than a year before: He had been in regular contact with Do prior to his arrest, and both men admitted a separate charge of conspiring together to produce class B drugs at a hearing at Manchester Crown Court on 5 January this year: A number of other men have been previously convicted and sentenced for their roles in the organised crime group:
Mark Minister, from Walkden in Greater Manchester, was given a five year jail term in January 2019: He was in direct contact with Do to arrange people smuggling, as were Scott Downie and Anthony Corkovic, both from Salford, who were jailed for seven years in October 2017: Another man, Jetlind Gjyriqi, of Merton, south London, was sentenced to five years at the same time: