From the Crime Archives
28th Apr A gambler who murdered his friend, stuffed his dismembered body in a suitcase and set it on fire in a popular rambling spot near Tintwistle has been found guilty. Ming Jiang, 43, of Falconwood Way, Manchester, was found guilty of murder at Minshull Street Crown Court today (Friday). In October last year, police discovered the […]
28th Apr Two brothers have been fined after admitting selling cigarettes to an underage buyer from their New Mills newsagents. Derbyshire County Council brought the prosecution after carrying out a test purchase at Binns News on Market Street in October last year. Appearing at Chesterfield Magistrates Court, Kashif Mirzir, 33 admitted selling Mayfair cigarettes to a female […]
20th Apr A Facebook campaign raised more than £100 in two hours for a pensioner who had her purse snatched. But the 87-year-old victim declined the cash – which had risen to £145 – and asked for it to go to the Children’s Society branch in Glossop. Ali Fletcher, a chef from the Commercial Inn who organised […]
18th Apr Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to after a TV was stolen in Glossop. Sometime between 1pm and 1.30pm on Monday, March 27, a man entered the Co-op on Norfolk Street and took a Digihome TV from display before leaving the store without paying. Staff from the Co-op […]
12th Apr With the warmer months arriving, caravan owners are being encouraged to take steps to boost their security. Officers from the High Peak Safer Neighbourhood Teams are issuing security advice ahead of the summer months to help people to better protect their property from opportunist thieves. Safer Neighbourhood Sergeant Denis Murphy said: “Whether it’s on a […]
12th Apr Police are appealing for witnesses to an alleged assault at a rugby match involving Glossop’s rugby team. The Charlesworth-based club were playing a match against Matlock’s rugby team at Cromford Meadows on Mill Road in Cromford on the evening of Wednesday, March 22. But, towards the end of the match, at around 8.50pm, the referee […]
11th Apr A large quantity of high value metal was stolen from a site in Old Glossop. Two thefts took place at the Arconic site on Shepley Street – on Sunday, January 29m and Tuesday, February 7. Thieves tried again in the latest incident at around 11pm on Wednesday, March 22, by damaging the fence to gain […]
3rd Apr Police are investigating after an attempted burglary at a Glossop store in the early hours of last Thursday morning (March 30). Sometime between 12:30am and 1:45am, someone tried to break in to Manor Stores on Manor Park Road. Thieves forced the shutter door then attempted to force the main door to the shop, before failing […]
27th Mar Police have issued a CCTV image of a woman they would like to speak to after a purse was stolen from an elderly woman in Glossop earlier this month. The image released is of a person officers are keen to speak to in connection with the theft in the town centre on the morning of […]
22nd Mar Two men stole cash after tricking their way into an elderly woman’s home in Tintwistle. The men gained entry to the house on Conduit Street after claiming to be from the water board. They told the woman, who is in her 90s, to go upstairs and keep flushing her toilet. Whilst she was doing so, […]