Below is information I have copied from from a recent Newsletter issued from the local police.
Shoplifting, Ashton Town Centre.
There has been a recent increase in shoplifting in Ashton Town Centre. It appears that there are two main offenders that have been targeting the Town who have both been identified by the local PCSO’s. Both arrests are currently pending.
PCSO’s have visited Shops in Ashton to make staff aware of an increase in counterfeit notes. These are both English and Scottish notes. Please be vigilant so they don’t end up in your hands!
You said we did
Youths were gathering and being rowdy outside KFC min Gerard Street.
Whilst on patrol any youths seen gathering at the location were advised to move on
People were riding scooters on footpaths between Bransdale Drive and Walford Road in the early morning
Patrols attended the locality to catch the offenders.
Neighbourhood officers hold surgeries on a regular basis.Here you can discuss any concerns, meet local officers and find out what is being done to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in your area. The next surgery in Ashton is as follows:
Date: 28th February 2012
Times: 11.00am – 12.00pm
There is also the Ashton Police Post in Ashton Library
Mon: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Tues: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Wed: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Fri: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Sat: 9.00am – 12.30pm
Bank Holidays: Closed
Disabled Access: No
Enquiry Desk: 01942 728114
And finally useful numbers:
Hindley Neighborhood Policing Team Tel: 0161 856 7436
To find out who your local officers are go to gmp.police.uk/hindley
For non-emergency calls or to report a crime call 101 or
Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Use 999 only in emergencies where there is a threat to life or
crime in progress.
Fire Stoppers: 0800 923 9999
Environmental Services Helpline (to report anti-social behaviour):
Wigan Council main switchboard: 01942 244991