#AceNewsReport – Oct.24: The arrest is in relation to the terror attack which took place at the Manchester Arena on the night of 22 May 2017, and took the lives of 22 innocent people.
#AceDailyNews reports that a man has been arrested by detectives investigating the Manchester Arena attack the man, who is from the Fallowfield area of Manchester, was arrested shortly after arriving back in the UK. He remains in custody for questioning……
The senior investigating officer for the investigation, Simon Barraclough, said: Greater Manchester Police remains firmly committed to establishing the truth surrounding the circumstances of the terror attack at the Manchester Arena – whether that is by supporting the on-going public inquiry or by continuing to pursue leads with regards to the criminal investigation: Over four years have passed since the atrocity took place but we are unwavering in our dedication to follow each line of enquiry available so that we can provide all those affected by the events at the arena with the answers they rightly deserve.”
#AceNewsReport – Oct.18: They have been arrested on suspicion of a range of non-recent child sexual exploitation offences: All five have been released on bail pending further enquiries: The arrests relate to offences committed in the South Manchester area in the late 1980s and early 1990s against two female teenage victims.
#AceDailyNews reports that five Five people have been arrested as detectives investigate non-recent child sexual exploitation in South Manchester: Following the warrants four men aged between 49 and 64 were arrested. A 60-year-old woman was also arrested.
Detective Inspector John Robb of GMP’s City of Manchester CID said: “This has been a complex and lengthy investigation and I commend the courage and strength that the victims have shown as the investigation has progressed. Their bravery and support has been instrumental in allowing us to conduct these warrants and ultimately secure these arrests: GMP takes reports of child sexual exploitation incredibly seriously and the action taken this week is a significant step in ensuring we tackle the issue of CSE across South Manchester and bring those responsible to justice: Although we have made these arrests our investigation will remain very much ongoing and I would encourage anyone who may have information or concerns to get in touch with police as a matter of urgency. All information passed to us will be treated with the utmost respect and confidence.”
Anyone with information relating to child sexual exploitation should contact police via our LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk: Details can also be passed via 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: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – Oct.18: The Economic and Cyber Crime Section is made up of several units of Specialist Officers who deal with complex fraud, organised economic crime, money laundering and cyber crime.There are also specialist units who focus on recovering assets from criminals:
#AceDailyNews reports that four people have been arrested, over £60k in cash and £25k in assets seized, and almost £120k in cash forfeited following warrants across Greater Manchester
Officers from the Financial Investigation Teams and the Cyber Crime Unit took part in the execution of 8 warrants in Trafford, Gorton, Manchester and Droylsden over the past week (w/c Monday 11 October) where five people were arrested for a range of offences:
An 18-year-old man was interviewed under caution for Fraud and Computer Misuse Act Offences and remains under investigation.
A 38-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of fraud and money laundering, and has been released under investigation.
A 35-year-old man was arrested under the Computer Misuse Act and on suspicion of Disclosing Private Sexual Images offences. He has been released under investigation.
A 38-year-old man was interviewed under caution for Fraud and has been released under investigation.
Members of the Economic and Cyber Crime Section also assisted Serious and Organised Crime colleagues on Wednesday 13 October, when they executed a number of warrants across the force and sought a restraint for three vehicles and £30,000 worth of designer clothing.
Throughout the week, the Financial Investigation Team and the Cyber Crime Unit have assisted officers in other departments across the Force, and successfully detained at Court over £60,000 in cash, and approximately £25,000 worth of listed assets, including luxury watches.
Officers from the Asset Detention and Recovery Unit have had 11 successful Forfeiture hearings this week where nearly £40,000 in previously seized cash was forfeited.
Officers from the Account Freezing Order Team successfully also forfeited over £77,000 that they had frozen due to it being suspected it was criminal funds. Both amounts will now go to the Home Office and half will be returned to GMP to be invested in fighting organised economic crime, and community projects.
Detective Chief Inspector Joe Harrop from the Economic and Cyber Crime Section said: “This is a fantastic result, with a significant amount of money recovered: Our team uses a variety of options available to us from the Proceeds of Crime Act, including cash seizure powers, listed asset powers (such as seizing high value jewelry, watches and artwork) and bank account freezing orders: We have been preparing for this week of action for the last month, and a substantial amount of work has gone in to ensuring its success. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved, including our colleagues in Serious and Organised Crime: Taking away money and assets from criminals does have a substantial impact on criminality, hitting them where it hurts. I hope this serves as a reminder that while tackling fraud and economic crime is a relentless task, we will continue to work to bring those involved in criminal behaviour to justice, and ensure that crime doesn’t pay.”
#AceNewsReport – Oct.13: The warrants formed part of an ongoing investigation into the supply of class A drugs across Greater Manchester, as well as the criminal use of the encrypted communications platform Encrochat, often used by organised criminal groups……
#AceDailyNews reports GM Police officers of ‘Oldham Challenger Team’ seized approx 13kg of drugs following early morning drug bust and during the raids, three men in their 30s were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply cocaine and two of the men were further arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply amphetamine, entering into a money laundering agreement and possession of a prohibited weapon with intent to cause fear They remain in custody for questioning by detectives.
CASE NOTES: Following searches of all three properties, suspected class A and B drugs were recovered, along with over £3000 in cash, designer clothing and jewellery, phones and vehicles: In July 2020, GMP alongside nearly every law enforcement agency across the UK came together as part of the National Crime Agency led ‘Operation Venetic’, focused on the takedown of ‘Encrochat’ – a sophisticated encrypted communications service used by OCG’s…………GMP launched a series of intricate investigations bringing together 16 teams of officers from across all ten districts of Greater Manchester. Codenamed ‘Operation Foam’, the force wide operation has been in constant action for the past 15 months.
Detective Sergeant Alex Brown of GMP’s Oldham Challenger Team, said: “Today’s action is the culmination of months of intricate investigative work and is another positive result for the team in our endeavour to disrupt and dismantle the distribution and trade of drugs across our region: Thankfully today we have been able to remove what is suspected to be a large quantity of drugs from our community, and although we have three men in custody our searches and investigation will continue this morning and we will ensure all criminal assets are seized: An inordinate amount of work goes on behind the scenes to investigate the distribution of drugs and I hope today’s arrests and seizures send a stark warning that GMP will do all in its power to pursue offenders and ensure no one benefits from ill-gotten gains and the sale of drugs: Often these investigations rely on intelligence passed to police by members of the public can often play a big part in investigations. If you have information that could aid our investigations into the trade of drugs across Greater Manchester then please get in touch with police.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101. Alternatively, details can be passed via our LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk or via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
#AceNewsReport – Oct.13: Following a trial at Manchester Crown Court and after previously pleading guilty to murder and section 18 assault, a jury today (11 October) found Liam Bailey (25/10/2002), of Diamond Street, Leigh, not guilty of robbery and attempted robbery but guilty of one further count of robbery……
#AceDailyNews reports that a 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was found not guilty of section 18 assault, robbery and murder but guilty of inflicting bodily harm and manslaughter and a 16-year-old boy, who also cannot be named, was found guilty of murder and not guilty of robbery and attempted robbery after father found stabbed to death in canal in March of this year….
CASE NOTES: The court heard how in the early hours of Thursday 25 March 2021, all three males had lured 33-year-old Scott Anderton from Leigh town centre to a stretch of canal nearby: It was here that Mr Anderton was subjected to a violent assault, resulting in him sustaining 37 stab wounds to his body and blunt trauma injuries to his head before being pushed into the canal and left to die: He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene after police were after a woman discovered a body floating in the canal at around 7am.
All three males are expected to be sentenced on Friday 12 November.
Following today’s verdict, Detective Chief Inspector Liz Hopkinson of GMP’s Major Incident Team said: “I am pleased that a jury have been able to reach a verdict following these horrendous crimes and I commend Scott’s family for their courage and strength throughout what has been a lengthy and painful trial: This was a horrific and violent assault and we have been committed throughout this investigation to ensuring those responsible were held accountable for their heinous actions: These males now await what I suspect to be a lengthy custodial sentence and although sadly we are unable to reunite Scott with his loved ones, I hope today they feel a sense of justice being served.”
Speaking at the time of his death, Scott’s family described him “as the most caring, loving, kindest person you could meet” He made time for anyone he met and would always be there if anyone needed help. Even on the darkest of days Scott was always positive and had the cheekiest smile which was infectious…….Scott was our kid!……..Our family have been robbed of a son, dad, grandson, brother, nephew and uncle. There is an emptiness which can never be filled and our family will never come to terms with their loss………..The only comfort we can find in all this madness is knowing he will finally be at peace with his precious baby girl back in his arms…………….You are truly loved Scott”. We promise you will never be forgotten and your memory will live on so it’s not goodbye forever our kid but just goodbye for now………You will forever be our diamond in the mud.”
#AcerNewsReport – Oct.13: Dunkerley was found guilty after trial of one count of indecency with a child, two counts of indecent assault and one count of attempted rape. On 27 July 2021, Dunkerley was sentenced to 4 years and 6 months’ imprisonment at the Crown Court at Manchester Minshull Street……
#AceDailyNews reports that a Manchester man has been handed an increased jail sentence to 7yrs for historical sex offences: Daniel Dunkerley, 34, was convicted of four counts of sexual abuse taking place between 2001 and 2003 when he was aged between 14 and 17, and his victim was aged between 3 and 5.
Following the sentence, the then Solicitor General referred Dunkerley’s sentence to the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Sentence (ULS) scheme. On 12 October the Court of Appeal found his original sentence to be unduly lenient and increased it to 7 years imprisonment.
Speaking after the hearing, the Solicitor General, Alex Chalk QC MP said:
The original sentence failed to take proper account of the seriousness of these offences, and I am pleased the Court has now seen fit to increase his sentence.
Better broadband, cracking down on crime and better transport links were all referenced as tools to boost the levelling up agenda.
This week’s conference in Manchester has taken place amid concerns over rising inflation, supply chain problems, and petrol and worker shortages.
But Mr Johnson insisted that the “present stresses and strains” were the result of an economic rebound in the wake of Covid shutdowns.
He added that a new direction on immigration would deliver on the Brexit referendum and represent the “change that people voted for”, while also promising to end declining home ownership among young people by building more homes around the country.
He announced a £3,000 yearly premium for teachers, as an incentive for struggling areas of England to recruit maths and science teachers.
“There is no reason why the inhabitants of one part of the country should be geographically fated to be poorer than others,” he said.
“You will find talent, genius, flair, imagination, enthusiasm – all of them evenly distributed around this country. But opportunity is not.
“And it is our mission as Conservatives to promote opportunity with every tool we have.”
Speaking before the Budget later this month, he defended his recent decision to hike taxes to pay for the NHS and social care, – a move which has angered some of his own MPs.
He insisted that raising taxes to pay for investment was more responsible than allowing borrowing to rise further, adding that the pandemic had left a “huge hole” in the public finances.
He added that former Conservative PM Margaret Thatcher – an idol of the party’s right wing – would have agreed with his approach.
“She would have wagged her finger and said that more borrowing now is just higher interest rates and even higher taxes later,” he said.
Boris Johnson is an optimist.
The prime minister wants a new economic model with better pay and conditions. He wants to persuade voters his is the party to distribute wealth and opportunity more evenly across the UK. He wants people to feel good about the future.
Levelling up has been the slogan repeated by ministers at this conference. We only got a slither of meat on the bones today. This was a speech thin on policy, big on jokes and rhetorical flourishes.
Conservatives love Mr Johnson because he makes them feel good – it’s a strategy that is key to understanding his success as a politician.
But will it be enough? There are some difficult months ahead for many people.
Rising prices, supply chain issues, the end of the universal credit top-up and furlough.
Many Conservatives acknowledge the cost of living squeeze – and are worried about the impact. Critics will accuse the prime minister of ignoring those big issues in favour of what they see as vague promises for the future.
But the hope in Manchester was that Boris Johnson’s unflinchingly upbeat vision of a post-Brexit, post-pandemic Britain is as popular with voters as it is with Tory activists.
#AceNewsRepot – Oct.06: Her estranged husband Aubrey Pule Padi (12/06/1975), of Carrsfield, Hyde, was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court today (Monday 27 September) to 23 years in prison before being considered for parole after pleading guilty to Tamara’s murder….
#AceDailyNews reports that a Tameside man jailed for life for the murder of his wife Tamara who was stabbed to death on 07.July 2021: at her home on Lake Road, Stalybridge: After the court heard how Padi, who had split from Tamara in February 2021, had let himself into her home on Lake Road in the early hours on the morning on 7 July. He hid and awaited his wife’s arrival.
Tamara arrived back to her home just after 1.30am with a friend who was due to sleep over that night.
The friend, who was asleep in the downstairs living room of the property, was woken up hours later at around 3.30am to the sound of screaming from upstairs.
Tamara’s friend saw Aubrey Padi attempt to flee from the front door of the property. During this time, Tamara continued to scream. It was then that Padi turned around, went back upstairs, and stabbed Tamara multiple times, the court heard.
As Padi was leaving the property he instructed the friend to call 999.
An ambulance arrived and Tamara was taken to hospital where she sadly died a short while later.
Padi later called police and he was located and taken to hospital before being arrested and later charged by detectives from our Major Incident Team.
The judge described the attack as “unforgivable” and “selfish”.
Detective Inspector Lee Shaw, of GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “My thoughts go out to the victim’s family, especially her two daughters who have been through a tremendous amount of trauma and upset over the past few months: ” They’ve shown an enormous amount of strength and courage throughout the process of this investigation, and for that, I thank them: ” Today’s sentencing will never bring their mum back. This was a brutal attack on someone that this man had vowed to love and care for: ” The actions of Aubrey Padi are incomprehensible, and it is only right that he remains behind bars for at least the 23 years the judge has today imposed on him.”
#AceNewsReport – Oct.05: Rishi Sunak launched the government’s “Plan for Jobs” with the support of the Trades Union Congress and Confederation of British Industry….
#AceDailyNews says that the #COVID19 Travel Changes with Job support extension as Rishi Sunak commits a further 500-million to extend until to fund those eligible on ‘Universal Credit’ with paying £3,000 per apprentice …..
1. Sunak to extend job support schemes
Chancellor Rishi Sunak will use his Conservative Party conference speech to commit £500m to renewing job support schemes introduced as part of the pandemic response. The £2bn Kickstart Scheme – subsidising eligible jobs for young people on universal credit – will be extended to March. Programmes to help long-term unemployed people on universal credit and to pay employers £3,000 per apprentice taken on will also be extended. Labour says it will not compensate for tax rises, a raised cost of living crisis and universal credit cuts.
2. Amber list scrapped as new travel rules take effect
Simplified travel rules announced weeks ago have come into force in the UK, with the traffic-light system replaced by a single red list. It means most fully vaccinated travellers arriving from non-red list countries will no longer have to take a test before setting off for the UK, although those coming from red list destinations must still pay to quarantine in a hotel for 10 days.
3. Jab offers for ages 12 to 15 in Wales by half-term
While Health Secretary Sajid Javid says he’s not prepared to “pause” the requirement for care staff in England to be fully vaccinated by 11 November, a row is raging in the US over mandatory jabs for certain workers. With a legal battle looming in Florida, we hear from those arguing for both personal freedom and public health.Watch: The showdown over Covid-19 mandates
5. First 100,000 high street vouchers issued
If you live in Northern Ireland, it could be time to treat yourself. The first 100,000 Spend Local cards – worth £100 – are being posted to applicants to the high street voucher scheme. More than 970,000 people have applied for the cards, which the Northern Ireland Executive’s Economy Minister Gordon Lyons says will “deliver the timely boost” businesses need to help them emerge from the pandemic.
Department for the Economy:
The rules on international travel have been updated today, with “traffic-light” system being replaced. Here’s all the latest information.
#AceNewsReport – Sept.29: Two officers pursued the van and were able to box the vehicle in when it travelled down Brightmeadow Close, Bolton.
#AceDailyNews reports that five males, aged between 15 and 22, were detained by officers on suspicion of burglary: All five remain in custody for questioning as enquiries are ongoing…..
Following a search of the van, weapons including machetes and hammers were recovered, as well as balaclavas. The van was confirmed as being stolen during a burglary in the Bolton area on Monday 6 September
Following enquiries it is also believed that the males had been involved in an aggravated burglary that had been committed in Prestwich earlier that evening (28/09): During the burglary, a group of males wearing balaclavas and wielding hammers and knives had forced entry to a property. During the burglary a teenage boy was assaulted and the males fled the scene in a car belonging to the owner of the property.
Chief Inspector Jamie Collins of GMP’s Bury district, said: “We understand the distressing impact burglaries can have on our communities and no one should ever feel unsafe or at risk in their own home: These arrests are a fantastic result and highlight the importance and positive impact of teams across multiple districts working together to pursue offenders. This is also another positive step forward in our commitment across Bury to target burglary hotspots and offenders across the district: Our enquiries will remain ongoing but I hope these arrests continue to send a strong message that we will do all we can to ensure those responsible for such offences will be identified and located. As always we encourage the communities within Bury to support our work on burglary and review their home security, particularly around vehicle keys. I’d also urge you to remain vigilante and report any information that could assist us in tackling burglary so we can act on this immediately”
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 0027 or 101 quoting incident 2552 of 28/09/21. Alternatively, details can be passed via our LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk or via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
#AceNewsReport – Sept.25: The girl told her sister and her mother and when her mother confided in a friend, she learned of similar reports by two other girls.
#AceDailyNews reports that the Ex-footballer jailed for sexually abusing young girls: Jonathan Diba-Musangu, 23, was convicted of 12 sexual offences against six victims he targeted between 2012 and 2017 according to CPS…..The former Rochdale goalkeeper’s youngest victim was just seven years old when he raped her in 2012: He was sentenced today at Minshull St Crown court, Manchester.
24 September 2021:
On a separate occasion in a church hall event, Diba-Musangu suggested the children dance in pairs. He then took one of the girls to the bathroom and sexually abused her. He also sexually abused another girl in the bathroom later that day.
In 2015: Diba-Musangu began talking to a 15-year-old girl on Snapchat and asked her to send explicit images and videos. On separate occasions, he assaulted and raped her.
In 2016: He raped a 12-year-old at a church summer camp. He then took photos of her and threatened to show them to others if she told anyone what he had done.
In 2017: Diba-Musangu raped a 12-year-old after she challenged him over lies he had been telling about them being in a relationship.
He was arrested in 2018 after many of the victims began confiding in each other and realised they were suffering similar abuse.
Diba-Musangu denied the allegations and said those accusing him were attempting to ruin his life.
The case against Diba-Musangu relied heavily on witness accounts. Working closely with Greater Manchester Police, the CPS also analysed more than one million strands of mobile phone data which was put into charts for the jury to follow.
In July, following a trial at the Lowry Nightingale Court in Salford, Diba-Musangu was convicted of three counts of rape of a child under 13, two counts of rape, two counts of sexually assaulting a child under 13, two counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and three counts of sexual activity with a child.
Claire Marsh of the CPS said: ‘’Jonathan Diba-Musangu treated these young girls as objects for his own sexual gratification. He exploited their vulnerability without any thought to the devastating impact of his abuse on their lives: He exploited the church setting and his position as a footballer to commit these offences and sought to discredit the adults who came forward in support of the girls: Rape is a truly devastating and life-changing crime and our prosecutors see the trauma it can cause victims every day. I would therefore like to commend these young women and girls for coming forward and I hope this sentence helps them feel justice has been served.”
The CPS is determined to drive up the number of rape cases reaching court across the country. Earlier this year, along with the National Police Chiefs’ Council, we published the Joint National Action Plan which sets out a wide-ranging plan for greater collaboration to improve the response to RASSO cases.
The CPS is one year in to a five-year strategy to bring about a step change in how it works with all parts of the criminal justice system to reverse the sharp drop in prosecutions.
We have also recently updated our RASSO legal guidance to reflect rape myths and stereotypes in an age of changing sexual behaviours and the latest insights into the impact of trauma.
Additional Case Notes:
Claire Marsh is a Senior Crown Prosecutor with CPS North West
Jonathan Diba-Musangu was found guilty of 3 counts of rape of a child under 13, 2 counts of rape, 2 counts of sexually assaulting a child under 13, 2 counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and 3 counts of sexual activity with a child
Jonathan Diba-Musangu was sentenced to 24 years in prison and then on an extended licence recall for four years
#AceNewsReport – Sept.22: Seven men – aged between 55 and 23 – were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class B drugs: During the warrants, officers recovered £30k cash, 18kilos of class B drugs: The action formed part of Operation Marengo – a proactive operation targeting drug supply across Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Northern Ireland: Action taken at nine addresses across Rochdale and Bury this morning…..
#AceDailyNews reports that dawn raids at nine addresses officers carried out dawn raids at Rochdale, Heywood and Bury and made seven arrests seizing drugs, combat weapons and cash on the morning of (21 September 2021)
Detective Sergeant Louise Ashurst, from GMP’s Serious and Organised Crime Group, said: “Today’s action is a result of months of proactive and investigative work which has led to drugs and the criminal proceeds of those drugs being taken off the streets of Greater Manchester: ” The arrest and seizures are testament and dedication put in by all of the officers involved who are helping to disrupt serious organised crime: ” The detrimental impact of serious organised criminal activity does not just impact those involved but can be felt across communities and GMP is committed to identifying this activity and ensuring those responsible face the appropriate justice: ” As always, we would ask that anyone with information or anyone with concerns to contact us as we work to disrupt serious crime across the region. Intelligence from members of the public continuously helps us with our on-going investigations – no matter how small the information may seem.
“Anyone with information should report it online or by using our LiveChat service at www.gmp.police.uk. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
#AceNewsReport – Sept.20: On Thursday 17 June, the victim – a man in his 20s – advertised a pair of Louis Vuitton sunglasses and a bag for sale over social media: That day he was contacted by a profile in response to his advert and a price of £400 was agreed for the items. The victim passed his postcode over to the profile and agreed that he would be home by 3pm that day…..
#AceDailyNews reports that on Friday 17 September Brandon Smith, 21, of Wildclough, Hyde alongside Kaydn Jones, 18, of Rosk Street, Salford and Tyrese Chisholm, 18, of Heathcote Road Manchester were jailed for their involvement in an armed carjacking.
Feeling as those the profile was messing him around the victim asked them to leave it until later in the day. Just before 7pm the victim was messaged by the profile informing him ‘they’ were at the top of his road waiting for him.
The victim’s girlfriend and 2-year-old son were waiting at the bottom of the road in a car as they were due to all go out after the items had been sold. Unable to see the men, the victim was called by a new number and told they were waiting on Clumber Road for him.
Noticing the male – Kaydn Jones – the victim climbed into his partner’s car and told her to drive up the road towards him. As the victim got out of the car to speak to Jones,
Chisholm ran up behind him and demanded he hand over all his possessions before lunging him at with a knife.
The victim also noticed Smith behind him holding a knife and forcing him to run away from the car to get the men away from his partner. As he ran he noticed the men had turned back towards the car before Chisholm demanded the woman get out of the car before holding a knife to her throat and grabbing her coat to pull her from the driver’s seat.
The woman was just able to free her 2 year-old son from the back of the car before all three men fled the scene in the vehicle. Multiple items including two phones, designer clothes and the Louis Vuitton bag were stolen along with the vehicle.
Following extensive CCTV enquiries, detectives were able to identify and track the movements of Smith, Jones and Chisholm linking them to the robbery.
Today (Friday 17 September) at Minshull Street Crown Court, Brandon Smith was jailed for 3 years and 3 months after pleading guilty to two counts of robbery.
Kaydn Jones was jailed for 3 years and 6 months after pleading guilty to two counts of robbery and possession of a knife and Tyrese Chisholm was jailed for 4 years after pleading guilty to two counts of robbery, one count of driving while disqualified, one count of using a vehicle without third party insurance and one count of threatening a person with a blade in a public place.
Detective Sergeant Helen Fletcher of GMP’s Operation Valiant said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim and his partner as well as her young child who had to witness his mother being dragged at knifepoint from a car: “Thankfully no one sustained any injuries during the robbery but the end result could have been far worse. I’m glad we’ve been able to secure a conviction for all three males and I’m sure they’ll have plenty of time to consider their actions behind bars: “I hope this sends a stark warning to anyone who thinks they can commit any type of violent robbery and get away with it without any consequences. GMP will do all in its power to ensure you’re identified, located and face justice.”
#AceNewsReport – Sept.13: Emergency services swiftly attended and provided vital medical treatment before he was taken to hospital where he sadly died a short time later…..
#AceDailyNews reports detectives are appealing for witnesses & information after that emergency services attended and found a 16-year-old teenager, Rhamero West from south Manchester, with a number of stab wounds: A number of other incidents and scenes were identified on the evening of the murder which detectives are working to piece together.
Enquiries have led to detectives believing that four people in a blue BMW car, which Rhamero was in, were being chased from Upper Chorlton Road into the residential streets of Trafford. Rhamero left the vehicle but was caught and suffered fatal injuries.
Rhamero’s family appealed for justice for their ‘beautiful son, Mero’. They said: “Our son’s life was taken away from him on Thursday 9 September 2021, on the day he started his first day at college studying catering.
“We are in total shock and want justice for our beautiful son Mero. His life was taken too soon at the age of 16, turning 17 on the 20 September.
“We are all devastated are now left with an empty hole in our hearts. Mero was a beautiful soul and got on with everyone who he met.
“He will be sadly missed, lots of love son, we will love you forever – mum, dad, Remi and not forgetting your nephew Caerus. We will make sure he will never forget you.
“Each and everyone in the family right now wishes you were still here. Sleep tight baby boy till we meet again. We love you forever.”
Detective Chief Inspector Liz Hopkinson, from GMP’s Major Incident Team, said: “Our thoughts are with Rhamero’s family and we have specialist officers supporting his mum, dad and brother through this extremely distressing time: A number of detectives have been working to piece together the sequence of events and find those responsible. At this stage, we understand that Rhamero was attacked by two males and we’re working hard to identify them but would appeal for anyone with information to come forward: Since the attack, we’ve already followed up a number of lines of enquiry and we’re carefully examining CCTV and forensics: There will be people who know who was involved in this attack on a young teenager and we would ask them to come forward – even the smallest bit of information may prove vital in our investigation: A family have lost their young son and they are deserving of answers: Do the right thing and speak with our officers by reporting any information online or by using our LiveChat service at www.gmp.police.U.K.
Anyone with information or dash-cam, mobile phone or CCTV footage can also submit it via our Major Incident Public Portal here: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/06GMP21M14-PO1………….Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”555 111.”
#AceNewsReport – Sept.03: The man had been asleep with his wife when he was woken up by a noise outside in the early hours. He went into the back garden to investigate, where he was confronted by an unknown man who demanded his car keys and money. He was assaulted when he refused, threatened with a knife, and his silver SEIKO watch and prescription gold rimmed glasses were stolen, before the unknown man left the premises.
#AceDailyNews reports that police have released an (image below) of man they want to trace after knife-point robbery in Bolton after officers were called on Saturday 6 June to an address on Ramwells Brow, to reports that an 82-year-old man had been robbed of his watch and Gold rimmed glasses at knife-point at his home between 2am and 2:30am.
Detective Constable Sarah Dixon from GMP’s Bolton District said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for this gentleman, and we’re doing everything we can to try and find the person responsible, and bring them to justice:
“If you or anyone you know recognises this man, please contact police either via LiveChat on our website www.gmp.police.uk or call 101 quoting log number 999 of 06/06/2021, or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Thank you.”
#AceNewsReport – Sept.02: John Robinson (01/01/2000) of no fixed abode was previously sentenced to two years imprisonment on 11 December 2020 after pleading guilty to affray and two counts of possession of an offensive weapon.
#AceDailyNews says four men have been sentenced to a total of 28 years in prison after an altercation which led to weapons being brandished in the street
1./ Sabir Abdulkhadir (01/02/2000) Rawcliffe Street, Manchester was sentenced to 14 years and three months in prison after pleading guilty to affray and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.
2./ Ismail Abdullahi (01/01/1999) Chetwood Drive, Bolton was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison after pleading guilty to affray and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.
3./ Abdul Malik Said (01/01/2000) of no fixed abode was sentenced to six years and three months in prison after pleading guilty to affray and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence. He was previously sentenced to three years imprisonment on 8 June 2021 after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin.
On Saturday 7 November 2020, Abdullahi, Abdulkadir and Said, drove to Bolton in a BMW to go meet with Robinson at Fernhurst Grove.
Abdulkadir was wielding a shot gun and Abdullahi was in possession of a knife as they approached Robinson who was wielding both a knife and hammer.
Following an altercation between the three men and Robinson, a shot was fired by Abdulkadir which missed Robinson. Robinson then proceeded to smash the windows of the BMW before walking away.
As Robinson walked away, Abdulkadir fired the shot gun into his back before the three men – Abdullahi, Abdulkadir and Said – made off on foot.
Officers who attended the scene recovered the BMW as well as two shot gun cartridges and a knife for forensic examination. Inside the car the police discovered a quantity of class A drugs.
Arrest warrants were carried out, and at the time of Said’s arrest, he was found to be in possession of a large quantity of class A drugs.
Detective Constable Ella Winters, of GMP’s Operation Challenger, said: “These men are ruthless and selfish individuals who are willing to hurt others without thinking of the consequences. Brandishing weapons in the street is completely unacceptable and could have resulted in innocent by passers being seriously hurt as a result:
Detective Sergeant Paul Quinn, of Operation Challenger, said “I would like to recognise the work of the Challenger Team in today’s results. The officers involved have shown incredible professionalism, drive and attention to detail, leaving no stone unturned as they worked with commitment and determination to identify and imprison this Organised Crime Group.
“As part of this investigation the team executed numerous warrants and recovered a quantity of class A drugs worth around £40,000 and substantial amounts of cash as well as recovering the firearm involved in this incident and ensuring it is taken off of the streets.
“I hope this time in prison gives them the time they need to reflect on their depraved actions.”
#AceNewsReport – Sept.01: Both men have been remanded in custody to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Wed.01: Sept: 2021:
#AceDailyNewsreports on ‘Operation Naseby’ that dedicated to GMP operation tackling organised crime in Salford
Dylan Whitehead (DoB 18/11/1996) of Regent Square, Salford, has been charged with possession with intent to supply cocaine and heroin, and money laundering.
Joseph Minas (DoB 15/08/2001) of Verdun Road, Eccles, has been charged with possession with intent to supply a psychoactive substance, obstructing a police officer, driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and money laundering.
They were arrested on Eccles Old Road on Monday 30 August by officers from GMP’s Transport Unit working in conjunction with officers from Operation Naseby.
#AceNewsReport – Aug.27: Officers made the discovery when attending Upton’s house on Crammond Close, Newton Heath, on the morning Friday 5 March after intelligence had been received by detectives investigating modern slavery and drugs trafficking in Tameside….
#AceDailyNews reports that Jamie Upton, (24/02/1998), was jailed for three years and nine months after he pleaded guilty in June of this year to possession of ammunition and possession of class A and class B drugs.
Upton was arrested shortly before 6am and specialist officers searched the property over the course of the next four hours where numerous amounts of evidence were forensically recovered including cocaine, heroin, 17 phones, a rifle and over 16 bullets.
During an interview at Central Park police station, Upton denied the white powder was cocaine before being told that it had tested positive as cocaine. He proceeded to answer ‘no comment’ thereafter.
He was charged a short time later and on Wednesday 23 June he pleaded guilty to single counts of possession of ammunition and possession of class A and class B drugs, worth approximately £10,000, furthermore he later pleaded guilty to possession of the rifle after it was forensically proven that it could be fired.
Detective Constable Laura Hughes, of GMP Tameside’s Child Criminal Exploitation Team, said: “This is a strong first result as part of Operation Marconi, which is our investigation into the supply of drugs in the Tameside area and the criminal exploitation of vulnerable young people for unscrupulous means: While it is satisfying that Jamie Upton will now be behind bars after this case, we are committed to ensure that him and any other suspects as part of this operation will continue to be investigated and where possible prosecuted and convicted: The damage that could have been caused by the ammunition, rifle and drugs we seized cannot be understated and quite frankly does not bear thinking about, it is therefore important that Upton has been brought to justice for his crimes and is off the streets, unable to be in possession of such illicit products.”
#AceNewsReport – Aug.24: For several weeks before the Taliban seized total control of the country this weekend, the town hall had already been working with the Home Office and Foreign Office to place people fleeing to safety in initial quarantine.
It is understood that at present, capacity in the three hotels being used in Manchester is therefore full and the government is seeking to place people in other parts of the country.
The hotels being used are not being disclosed by either the council or the Home Office.
The government announced plans this week to receive 20,000 refugees from Afghanistan over the next four years, after the departure of Western troops triggered the almost immediate takeover of the Taliban and led to thousands of people trying to flee via Kabul airport this weekend, some of them hanging off planes in a desperate bid to escape.
However prior to that there had already been a more managed government evacuation underway of British-Afghan nationals and people who had been working to support the Western military presence, such as interpreters.
Hundreds of people in that initial phase of evacuations have been quarantined in Manchester over the last fortnight, meaning that at present the city has not been asked to accommodate any more refugees. Sources said the situation was changing almost hourly, but that the government has been concentrating on finding hotel space in other parts of the country….