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Showing 1 - 10 of 63 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "North West"

Nursery worker guilty of manslaughter following death of nine-month-old baby

Nursery worker Kate Roughley has been found guilty of the manslaughter of a nine-month-old baby in her care.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, North West News

Bolton man jailed for life after murdering his ex-partner

A man from Bolton has been jailed after pleading guilty to murdering his ex-partner

| Press Release , Violent crime , North West News

Man sentenced for attempting to murder police officer

A man from Manchester who attempted to murder a police officer, attacked another and wounded two prison staff, has been sentenced to a hospital order.

| Press Release , Violent crime , North West News

Teenagers guilty of Manchester murder

Two teenage boys have today been found guilty of murdering 14-year-old Nathaniel Shani in Manchester in September last year.

| Press Release , Violent crime , North West News

UPDATED: Man jailed for Stockport manslaughter

A Wythenshawe man has today been sentenced for the manslaughter of his sister's ex-partner in Stockport in December 2021.

| Press Release , Violent crime , North West News

Teenager convicted of Atherton murder

A teenager has been found guilty of murdering a man in Atherton last November. The 17-year-old had previously admitted attempting to pervert the course of justice.

| Press Release , Violent crime , North West News

Man jailed for life murdering homeless friend in Blackpool

A Blackpool man has been jailed for life for murdering a woman after offering her a place to stay.

| Press Release , Violent crime , North West News

Two men guilty of killing stranger with one punch

Two men have been found guilty of killing a stranger with one punch in Preston.

Jake Parkinson, 22, was convicted of manslaughter following a trial at Preston Crown Court.

Jak Fairclough, 29, pleaded guilty to manslaughter at an earlier hearing.

| Press Release , Violent crime , North West News

Hospital security guards sentenced for assaulting patient

Two North Manchester General Hospital security guards have today been sentenced for assaulting a patient in February last year. A third security guard was sentenced at a previous hearing.

| Press Release , Violent crime , North West News

Three guilty of murdering 17-year-old in Heywood

Two men and one teenager have been found guilty of murdering Callum Riley on a residential street in September 2022.

| Press Release , Violent crime , North West News

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