A SECOND man has been bailed in connection with a wave of robberies in Deane.

The man was arrested on Thursday afternoon after a series of incidents in and around Deane Church Lane between Thursday, January 16, and Sunday, January 19.

Another incident in which a woman was attacked in St Helens Road, Daubhill, was reported to police last Wednesday afternoon.

The robberies took place at nearby KC Top Shop newsagents in Deane Church Lane, Deane, at Talking Heads in Deane and at Cabello for Hair in Wigan Road.

Two street robberies also took place.

The owner of Cake Delight in Deane Church Lane took the decision to close for a day amid fears the store would be targeted.

A 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of the crimes at an address in Deane Church Lane last Wednesday.

He was released on bail. The second man was arrested on Thursday and has now also been released on bail.

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.