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Archive for October, 2015

29th October 2015

Offenders learn new skills

OFFENDERS are brushing up on their skills as part of a project that is giving Ashton’s Hurst Community Centre a new lease of life. People carrying out Community Payback are painting the hall while also gaining […]

28th October 2015

Peter pleased to Payback

PETER has completed 150 hours Community Payback after getting involved in a row which resulted in him committing common assault. The 45-year-old, who has never previously been in trouble with the law, admitted the […]

21st October 2015

Phil’s passing on experience to others

DESPERATION to get cash for drugs caused Phil Turner to inadvertently set fire to a derelict house. The crime was one of 40 that he committed while addicted to amphetamine during a period in which he was reduced to […]

20th October 2015

Longest serving employee retires

GREATER Manchester’s longest ever serving probation employee Linda Mahony is retiring, after 45-years of working in Wythenshawe. The receptionist didn’t envisage dedicating her life to probation, after first […]

16th October 2015

Community Payback impresses charity

  OFFENDERS carrying out Community Payback have cleared thick overgrowth from St Luke’s Church in Cheetham Hill. Teams have shifted three trailer loads of vegetation from the derelict place of worship, which was […]

13th October 2015

Offenders clean-up in Ashton

  OFFENDERS on Community Payback have cleared rubbish and overgrowth from a network of paths in Ashton. A team of 10 offenders have completely transformed the area as part of a scheme run by the Cheshire & […]

12th October 2015

Red light for drink driving

MARK has been enthused by a programme he completed following a drink driving conviction. The father-of-two was sentenced in October, 2014, for driving while over the alcohol limit. It’s the second time in five years […]

9th October 2015

Maria bids farewell to top team

PROBATION boss Maria Albuquerque-Neale has bid an emotional farewell to her colleagues after 18 months heading a successful probation team in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside. The Intensive Community Order (ICO) is for men […]

7th October 2015

Cabbie meets attacker in Restorative Justice

TAXI driver Mohammed came face-to-face with the man who robbed him at knifepoint as part of a process called Restorative Justice. Matthew, aged 22, was sentenced to 12 months in custody following the attack, in which he […]

Minister visits CGM CRC

MINISTER Caroline Dinenage is today visiting CGM CRC to learn more about a new scheme aimed at supporting women released from short term jail sentences. Historically prisoners sentenced to jail terms of less than […]