A man set fire to himself during an arson attack in Rochdale. At about 5am on Wednesday 5 February 2014, a man poured a flammable liquid onto the grill of a recovery truck that was parked up on Ashworth Street, Falinge. The offender set himself alight as he set fire to the van. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Russ Clarke or Detective Sergeant Martin Soutter on 0161 856 9961 or via Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Greater Manchester Police arrest a man for stealing a bicycle in central Manchester in 2013. After a spate of thefts at a location on Corporation Street, officers were posted to keep watch. All too soon an offender came along to steal a bike. He was wrestled to the ground and arrested as he tried to escape. He was later sentenced to 18 weeks in prison. www.gmp.police.uk
Greater Manchester Police traffic officers have stopped 71 people for traffic offences on the M60 motorway as part of Operation Tramline. The covert operation began on Friday 1 May 2015 and saw officers from the Road Policing Unit patrol the M60 motorway in a HGV cab kitted out with recording equipment. The elevated position of the cab allowed officers to see into other HGVs and smaller vehicles and record offences as they were taking place. www.gmp.police.uk
Welcome to our series of #60SecondSecurity videos all around simple security advice. Thieves often spot an opportunity and this is where most vehicle crime is committed. For example when you leave something attractive to a passing criminal like some lose change, a bag, phone or sat nav. Look out for the other #60SecondSecurity videos on their own dedicated web page. www.gmp.police.uk/60secondsecurity