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MCR Police Reports: 11-17 August

Care home abuse arrest, man given CRASBO, Clayton Vale rape, Police officer charged, man poses as Premiership footballer

Published on August 12th 2014.

MCR Police Reports: 11-17 August

Here at Confidential we get a constant stream of reports, releases and updates from Greater Manchester Police. This is a small selection of the reports received so far this week, not all of them.

Some do make for depressing reading but it's worth remembering that Greater Manchester has a population of 2.6m and that recent figures show crime rates have fallen across both the region and the country.

Friday 15 August: Second person arrested in connection with care home abuse inquiry 

A second person has been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into abuse at a care home in Stretford. 

On 2 June 2014, police received allegations of abuse at a care home in Stretford. 

On 12 June 2014, a 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of common assault. 

The man - who is an employee at the home - has been bailed until 22 August 2014

Following further information received, on Friday 8 August 2014, a 29-year-old woman, who is also an employee at the home, was arrested on suspicion of assault on two residents. 

She has been bailed until 2 October 2014 pending further enquiries. 

Managers and owners of the home are continuing to cooperate with the police investigation. 

Detective Inspector Jed Pidd, said: "This investigation stems from concerns raised by a number of "whistle blowers". 

"They are serious allegations that are the subject of a thorough investigation by specially trained detectives from our public protection investigation unit. 

"I want to reassure anyone connected with the home that the current owners and managers are being fully cooperative with our investigation. 

"The safeguarding and welfare of current residents remains our top priority. 

"If anyone has information about the offences currently under investigation or wants to discuss anything else or raise other concerns I would encourage them to contact us." 

An investigation has been launched and enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 7719. 

Thursday 14 August: Man Given CRASBO

A man from Old Trafford has been given a second CRASBO for verbally abusing members of the public and harassing young girls. 

Eustace Norford, 29/3/63, of Stretford Road, Old Trafford was given the three-year CRASBO at Trafford Magistrates Court yesterday, Tuesday 12 August 2014. 

The order prohibits him from shouting and/or swearing at members of the public and from speaking to any child in a school uniform at any location within the Borough of Trafford. 

On Tuesday 12 August 2014, Norford was sentenced for harassment, stalking and two public order offences. 

In one incident Norford shouted abuse at a passerby and his young daughter on Talbot Road, Old Trafford, in February 2014, while, in another saw him threaten to punch someone in Asda, Hulme, in March this year. 

He was sentenced to community orders for these offences and given a CRASBO to prevent further offending. 

This latest CRASBO is in addition to an existing CRASBO already secured against Norford in July 2013, which also lasts for three years and bans him from entering Stretford Mall and the Aldi and Iceland stores at Seymour Grove and their car parks. 

The case was a joint response between Trafford Council ASBO officers and Trafford North INPT police officers. 

If Norford breaches either CRASBO he could be jailed for up to five years. If any members of the public witness any breaches please report them to Greater Manchester Police on 101. 

Wednesday 12 August: Man arrested for Clayton Vale attempted rape

At around midday on Tuesday 29th July 2014, a 30-year-old woman was running in Clayton Vale Park when she was approached by an unknown man, who attempted to rape her.

Passers-by, a dog walker and a jogger, heard the woman screaming and ran to her aid. The dog walker repeatedly kicked the offender to drive him away from the victim and the attacker escaped the scene on a bicycle.

On Wednesday 13th August 2014 a 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted rape.

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Monday 11 August: Man charged for fraud after claiming to be Premiership footballer

A man has been charged after a man parading as a professional sportsman defrauded a Manchester nightclub out of thousands of pounds. 
Over the weekend of Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 June 2014, a man purporting to be a Premiership footballer ran up a tab of about £5,000 at the city centre venue. The bill was paid for using compromised credit card details. 
Between 1 to 3 July 2014, a man, again purporting to be the same sportsman, attempted to buy clothing worth more than £20,000 from a Trafford Centre store but the goods were retained when staff became suspicious. 
On 11 August 2014, Medi Abalimba (26/05/1989), of Burton Street, London was charged with several credit card fraud offences. 
He appeared at Manchester and Salford magistrates' court on the same morning and was remanded into custody. 
Anyone with information about similar frauds is asked to contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. 

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Monday 11 August: Police officer charged with numerous offences

A police officer has been charged with a number of offences following an investigation by GMP's Counter Corruption Unit. 

Police Constable Kevin Dwyer, a police officer on the North Manchester Division, has been charged with two counts of voyeurism and ten counts of outraging public decency.

The charges relate to the recovery of a number of videos believed to have been filmed in Manchester, Warrington and Chester. 

He is due to appear at Manchester City Magistrates' Court on Thursday 28 August 2014. 

The officer is currently suspended from duty.

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