Special school blighted by 'drug-using yobs who vandalise, urinate and climb on building'

The Bolton News: Birtenshaw Hall in Darwen Road, Bromley Cross

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

A SCHOOL for disabled youngsters is being tormented by a gang of youths who vandalise the building, climb on the roof, urinate in the grounds and leave behind condoms and evidence of drug use.

Reveller left with brain haemorrhage after attack in Bolton town centre bar

The Bolton News:

5:38pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A REVELLER suffered a brain haemorrhage after being attacked in a town centre bar.

Murderer jailed for life for killing pregnant ex-girlfriend

The Bolton News:

4:19pm Friday 25th July 2014

A VIOLENT and controlling boyfriend has been jailed for life and ordered to serve a minimum of 20 years in prison for murdering his 17-year-old pregnant ex-girlfriend.

Jealous former partner threw bottles at best mate after catching him kissing his ex

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

3:28pm Friday 25th July 2014

A MAN who punched, kicked and threw bottles at his best friend after he saw him kissing his ex-girlfriend has been jailed.

Knife-wielding robber stole teenage girl's bike

The Bolton News: Off-road biker in critical condition after car smash

12:11pm Friday 25th July 2014

TWO teenage girls were threatened at knifepoint by a robber who stole one of their bikes.

Police officer will not face charges after alleged punch at EDL and UAF rally, High Court rules

The Bolton News: Off-road biker in critical condition after car smash

4:57pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A DECISION not to make a senior police officer face gross misconduct charges for allegedly punching a demonstrator during a "frightening" outbreak of disorder in the streets in Bolton has been upheld by the High Court.

Boyfriend guilty of murdering pregnant Jayden Parkinson

The Bolton News:

4:27pm Thursday 24th July 2014

BEN Blakeley has been found guilty of murdering 17-year-old Jayden Parkinson.

Cyclist 'stable' after De Havilland Way crash

The Bolton News:

12:17pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CYCLIST is said to be in a stable condition at Salford Royal Hospital after he was hit by a car near the Macron Stadium.

Great Lever man charged with attempted murder

The Bolton News: Hunt for man called off

10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

A 29-YEAR-OLD man charged with attempting to murder a woman in Great Lever is to appear at Manchester Crown Court.

St Helens road horror crash 'has changed community for the better', says campaigner

The Bolton News:

8:57am Thursday 24th July 2014

A COMMUNITY rocked by a horror crash has changed for the better since the incident, claims one of the organisers of a driving safety campaign.

Thug's sentence is 'a joke', says former paratrooper after he is blinded in one eye

The Bolton News:

8:41am Thursday 24th July 2014

A FORMER paratrooper does not feel safe in his own home after a thug blinded him in one eye in a vicious attack at a bus stop.

Review of major metal theft crackdown after undercover police 'lured scrap dealer into breaking law'

The Bolton News: Metal theft causes fewer rail delays in north Hampshire

6:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE case against a scrap metal firm has been thrown out of court after a judge ruled it was “lured into breaking the law” by undercover officers.

Man charged with Deane hit-and-run

The Bolton News:

2:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A LEIGH man has been charged with a hit-and-run in Deane.

Bolton's 4 most wanted - July 23, 2014

The Bolton News:

9:39am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

EACH week police appeal to readers of The Bolton News for help finding wanted criminals.

Former mayor of Westhoughton accused of stealing thousands from elderly father

The Bolton News:

10:02am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A FORMER Westhoughton mayor has appeared in court accused of stealing thousands of pounds from his elderly father.

UPDATED: Car crash in Crompton Way

The Bolton News: POLICE in Atherton want your help in tackling crime.

10:34pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MOTORISTS escaped with only minor injuries after two cars crashed in Crompton Way.

VIDEO: Deane pensioner robbery features on Crimewatch

The Bolton News: Pensioner Jane Campbell, aged 79, after her ordeal.

2:43pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

FOOTAGE of a pensioner being dragged to the ground during a robbery has been shown on BBC’s Crimewatch.

Mecca Bingo armed robbers still at large

The Bolton News:

11:15am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

POLICE are still appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery at a Bolton bingo hall.

Ambulance crash driver still at large

The Bolton News:

11:05am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A DRIVER who crashed head-on with an ambulance is still wanted by police.

Breightmet man charged with rape

The Bolton News: Hunt for man called off

11:01am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MAN has been charged with three counts of rape.

Kids help rid Kearsley of dog poo

The Bolton News:

9:43am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CHILDREN have got on board with a drive to rid dog fouling from Kearsley’s streets.

Man sent abusive texts and social media messages

The Bolton News: Bolton Magistrates' Court

9:26am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A MAN who sent abusive text and social media messages has been given a suspended jail sentence.

Burglar stole retired police officer's medal and dead wife's jewellery

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

9:20am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

A BURGLAR who stole a retired police officer’s long service medal and his dead wife’s jewellery has been jailed.

Doctor who raped 11-year-old girl fails to clear his name

The Bolton News: Doctor Stephen Hamilton, who has been jailed for 18 years after being found guilty of raping an 11-year-old girl

4:58pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AN Altincham doctor who raped and sexually assaulted a vulnerable 11-year-old girl has failed to clear his name.

Thug raped teenager at gunpoint after she didn't reply to his text message

The Bolton News:

1:44pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A RAPIST forced himself on a teenager at gunpoint after getting angry because she did not reply to his text message, a court heard.

Hit-and-run victim still critical after crash that threw him 50 feet along Wigan Road

The Bolton News:

1:05pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A MAN who was thrown 50 feet after being hit by a car which was being pursued by police is still in a critical condition in hospital.

Gun shop boss facing jail for owning illegal modified revolver

The Bolton News:

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A GUN shop owner has been warned he could be jailed for possessing an illegal firearm.

Father and son in court together after theft spree and 80mph chase through Bolton

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

8:44am Monday 21st July 2014

A FATHER and son have appeared in the dock together at Bolton Crown Court after a theft spree and an 80mph car chase through Bolton.

One year since crash that left community in shock

The Bolton News:

8:48am Monday 21st July 2014

ONE YEAR ago today a community was rocked by a horror crash that left a young boy fighting for his life and 10 other people hurt.

Van driver was four times over drink-driving limit

The Bolton News:

6:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

A MOTORIST caught more than four times over the legal drink driving limit has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Jewellery thieves jailed for raid at Market Place shopping centre

The Bolton News: Revealed: How new restaurant and bar area in vaults of Market Place will look

9:35am Saturday 19th July 2014

JEWELLERY thieves who raided a town centre shop have been jailed.

Murder trial date set after death of Farnworth dad

The Bolton News: Police running out of time to quiz Farnworth murder suspects

9:31am Saturday 19th July 2014

THREE people accused of involvement in the death of Farnworth dad Marc Jepson have appeared before a judge at Manchester Crown Court.

Watchdogs check on Canon Slade school after string of sex investigations

The Bolton News: Canon Slade School

9:18am Saturday 19th July 2014

EDUCATION watchdogs have carried out two inspections at a Bolton school at the centre of a sex allegation.

Farnworth man wins right to appeal over blunt weapon attack in row over rent arrears

The Bolton News: JAILED: Mohammed Nazir

2:05pm Friday 18th July 2014

A FARNWORTH man — jailed for attacking two of his landlord nephew's tenants at a Bolton property — has won the right to fight his conviction at the Court of Appeal.

Gun trial pair stay silent

The Bolton News:

11:17am Friday 18th July 2014

A GUN dealer and another man accused of conspiracy to possess firearms have refused to give evidence in court.

Plant pot thief claims stolen goods ended up in his car 'while he was asleep'

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

9:52am Friday 18th July 2014

A THIEF found with seven stolen plant pots in his car blamed his passengers for the crime - saying he had “fallen asleep”, a court heard.

Blackmailer threatened to burn down Farnworth jeweller's home

The Bolton News:

7:21am Friday 18th July 2014

A BLACKMAILER told a jeweller that if he did not pay him £1,300 he would burn his house down.

Cyclist critical after De Havilland Way crash

The Bolton News:

8:29am Thursday 17th July 2014

A CYCLIST is in a critical condition after a crash that left him with a broken neck and fractured skull.

Thieves steal children's scarecrow from playgroup

The Bolton News:

3:08pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THERE were glum faces all round when devastated tots discovered their metal scarecrow had been stolen from their playground.

Drug dealer sold cannabis to university students

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court

3:04pm Thursday 17th July 2014

A CANNABIS dealer who sold drugs to Bolton University students has been jailed for nine months.

Paedophile pleads guilty to possessing child porn - for the second time

The Bolton News: Coffee time

11:43am Thursday 17th July 2014

A PAEDOPHILE has pleaded guilty to downloading indecent images of children — some in the most serious category — for the second time.

Caught on CCTV: Smirking yobs who smashed up Bolton buses in £60,000 rampage

The Bolton News:

5:38pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

THESE smirking vandals are suspected of being responsible for causing £60,000 of damage at a Bolton bus depot.

Teenager still unable to walk after Rivington crash

The Bolton News: The scene of the accident in Rivington Road, Belmont

6:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A TEENAGE boy suffered devastating injuries when he was thrown from a car in a horror crash after the driver — his close friend — lost control, a court heard.

Bolton's 3 most wanted - July 16, 2014

The Bolton News:

6:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

EACH week police appeal to readers for their help finding wanted suspects.

Drunken disabled man drove on M55 in Motability car while twice over limit

The Bolton News:

12:36pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

A DISABLED man was caught driving on a motorway while twice over the alcohol limit.

Bolton has second worst car crime record in Greater Manchester

The Bolton News: Warning for Brean and Berrow car owners

11:48am Wednesday 16th July 2014

BOLTON had the second highest number of vehicle thefts in Greater Manchester last year, figures show.

'Hand in your guns', say police

The Bolton News:

9:59am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A GUN amnesty is being held to prevent firearms and ammunition getting into the wrong hands.

Farnworth burglar used pram to steal from home

The Bolton News: The Aston Martin Silver Cross Surf pram

9:44am Wednesday 16th July 2014

A BURGLAR who used a pram to carry his spoils from a burglary at a house has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.

UPDATE: Man stabbed in genitals in 'sickening' pub attack

The Bolton News:

11:41pm Monday 14th July 2014

A KNIFEMAN stabbed a 63-year-old man in the penis and testicles in a "sickening" pub attack.

UPDATED: Farnworth fatal stabbing 'could have been self-inflicted'

The Bolton News:

9:32am Tuesday 15th July 2014

A GRANDMOTHER arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed as police investigate whether her husband died from self-inflicted injuries.



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