UK: Man charged after counter-terror police operation

An 18-year-old man has been charged with several offences as part of an ongoing terrorism probe. Muhammad Zakir Arif of Bury in Greater Manchester will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court later. Mr Arif man was arrested following an operation led Read More …

UK: Manchester men who stole £160k after blowing up ATMs jailed

Two men who stole almost £160,000 after blowing up four cash machines with explosives have been jailed. Ben Thompson, 35, of Wythenshawe, and Wesley Shepherd, 39, of Sale, were later spotted at Manchester Airport jetting off to Egypt, Spain and Read More …

UK: Thieves use ‘explosive device’ in attempt to steal money from cash machine in Sale

Bomb disposal experts scrambled to the scene of an attempted robbery in Sale after police believe suspects used an ‘explosive device’ to target a cash machine. The incident happened on Hereford Street at around 2.50am on Monday 20 November. Police, Read More …

UK: Report published by CTPNW into the explosion outside Liverpool Women’s Hospital

Report by Counter Terrorism Policing North West published into the explosion outside the Liverpool Women’s Hospital in November 2021 Following the conclusion of the investigation into the terrorist incident outside the Liverpool Women’s Hospital on Remembrance Sunday in 2021, Counter Read More …

UK: Two men jailed for possessing a homemade ‘Warrington Grenade’

Two men will now serve time behind bars for placing an explosive device on a doorstep in Bury. Shaun Offlands, (29), of Esmond Street, Liverpool was sentenced to 5 years for possessing an explosive device and Lee O’Shea, (31) of Read More …

UK: Man appears in court accused of making ‘explosive substance for unlawful purpose’

A man has appeared in court charged with making an explosive substance for an unlawful purpose. David Prior is accused of making an explosive substance – namely ‘improvised explosive devices’ – between January 1 and June 2 this year. The Read More …

UK: Man charged under Explosive Substances Act after ‘hazardous materials’ found in house

A man has been charged under the Explosive Substances Act after ‘hazardous materials’ were found in a house in Reddish. A major incident was declared following the discovery on Middleton Road on Thursday (June 1). Bomb disposal experts, police officers, Read More …

UK: Residents evacuated after men ‘placed hand grenade outside a house’ before fleeing the scene in Bury

People living in Whitefield had to be evacuated from their homes after a hand grenade was reported to have been found on a street. The police believe that two men on a motorbike “placed a hand grenade outside a house Read More …

UK: Bomb squad called after five-year-old boy finds ‘artillery shell’ in Tameside

A bomb squad was called after a five-year-old boy found an ‘artillery shell’ while magnet fishing with his dad in Tameside. The canal branches off from Cavendish Street and down several side streets, with the main scene focused around the Read More …