Amy Walker

Chief Reporter at Cavendish Press |


First Class Journalism graduate from Staffordshire University|


Manchester based |

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B&B boss is jailed for ONE extra year after abusing nine-year-old girl

A hotel boss who used his 'family friendly' B&B guesthouse as a pervert's lair to molest little girls has been jailed for a second time. Adam Saleem, 47, would target young children after they checked in with their parents at his hotel near Manchester Airport. Following complaints against him he was jailed for two years in October 2018 after attacking two sisters aged four and eight. But he has now been jailed for a further year after a complaint from a nine-year-old girl - made just weeks af

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Fishmonger 'trying to make honest living' fined thousands after breaking EU laws

A fishmonger fighting to keep his traditional family-run market stall afloat has been ordered to pay £3,250 after he fell foul of EU laws which check fish quotas. Mick Evans, 54, was prosecuted by inspectors from a Government quango after he failed to properly account for his various purchases of wholesale fish with the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). Under a law emanating from Brussels Mr Evans, who has worked with his family owned fishmonger for 41 years in Bolton, should have register

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Mum seduced schoolboy, 13, during strip poker game and began 2-year relationship

A mum who seduced a 13-year-old boy over a game of strip poker had a sexual relationship with him for two years. Janice Higgins was 33 and married with two children when she started a relationship with a teenager after meeting him through a relative's friendship group. Bolton Crown Court, in Greater Manchester, heard how Higgins had sexual intercourse with the boy while sitting on a chest freezer in her garden shed while her husband was playing darts at the pub. Higgins - now 60 - kissed and

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Company boss terrorised wife with hundreds of phone calls for weeks

A company director terrorised his ex-wife with 650 unwanted phone calls in two weeks after she put their suburban family home on the market without consulting him. Syed Ali, 44, repeatedly telephoned Riffat Riaz late into the night after learning the four-bedroom detached was being advertised. In some calls warned her: “You have 24 hours to take the ‘for sale’ signs down - or there will be consequences.” During his torrent of calls, Ali was said to have been abusive to businesswoman Mrs Riaz,

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Harrowing 999 call of old man admitting stabbing wife to death heard by court

A harrowing 999 call in which an 88-year-old man admitted stabbing his frail wife to death the day after their 59th wedding anniversary was played to a jury. Arthur Heywood, who suffers from dementia, knifed his 80-year old spouse Barbara, who used a wheelchair, in the stomach after he discovered she had had made arrangements for someone else to look after the pet dog. As Mrs Heywood lay dying face down on the floor at the couple's home in Farnworth, near Bolton, Greater Manchester, Heywood ca

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Dad and daughter escape jail over violent pub brawl, celebrate with a pint

These pictures show an elderly father taking his daughter for a pint - minutes after they escaped jail over a pub brawl. Robert Stott, 66, and 33-year old Anne-Marie had their celebratory drink in a bar opposite a courthouse after each apologised to a judge for threatening a publican who had barred them. The pair had been arrested in June last year after going berserk when told to leave the Queens Arms in Bredbury, Stockport, over an earlier incident. Robert Stott grabbed a glass and his daug

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Axe-wielding woman leaves bailiff unable to walk after eviction attack

A bailiff was left unable to walk after a woman pushed him over a wall before threatening her landlord with an axe. Tracey Barry, 40, attacked a group of bailiffs after they showed up at her Trafford rental property to evict her. Barry "became aggressive" after answering the door, saying she refused to leave because she had mental health problems. A court heard during the altercation on September 5 last year, Barry lunged at the bailiff and pushed him over a small garden wall, causing him to

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Woman in 'abusive relationship' knifed her boyfriend up to 30 times in row

A labourer knifed her boyfriend to death in a violent late-night argument on the balcony of their apartment. Clare McMahon, said to have been in a "violent abusive relationship", stabbed John Robinson in the neck, navel and back up to 30 times and then rang her boss Daniel McManus in tears. "I just couldn't stop myself - I stabbed him all over," she allegedly told her employer and ex-boyfriend. A court heard Mr McManus rushed to her second-floor apartment in Dukinfield, Greater Manchester whe

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Grieving boyfriend jumped in front of train days after girlfriend found hanged

A "heathbroken" boyfriend threw himself under the wheels of a train days after the death of his girlfriend. Warehouse worker Adam Howarth, 29, had been due to go on a date with 27-year-old Chloe Spencer but she cancelled. She was found hanged at her home the following morning and it is believed she sent a text to Adam at 3am, just two hours before her body was discovered. Six days later, Adam jumped in front of a train near his home in Wigan, Greater Manchester. Police believe he tried to ju

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Benefits cheat freed after claiming she had to keep same-sex marriage secret

A woman who claimed £47,000 in welfare handouts by falsely claiming she was single has been freed after claiming she kept her same sex marriage a secret - due to her disapproving mother in-law. Julie Hooper, 57, had married and moved in with partner Patricia Harrison but she failed to disclose their relationship to the authorities as Miss Harrison found it 'too difficult' to talk to her elderly mother about it. Over more than five years, Hooper pocketed extra Employment Support Allowance and H

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Teen girl put on sex offenders' list after making child, 12, join in threesome

A teenage girl who made a 12-year-old child join her in an illicit threesome with her on-off boyfriend has been spared jail. Chloe Bradley was just 17 when she escorted the youngster to her partner Anthony Roscoe's home. He then took turns to have sex with both of them, a court heard yesterday. But police in a passing patrol car spotted the girls leaving Roscoe's home in St Helens, Merseyside, at 5.30am the following morning. And their investigation found Bradley had messaged Roscoe, then 27

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Boss of £8m tech company sent sexual messages to teens on Snapchat

The managing director of an £8 million technology firm who exchanged explicit messages with teenage girls on Snapchat has avoided going to jail. Austin Kitchen, 36, posed as a 25-year-old man with flash pictures of his luxury Tesla and BMW cars. He targeted three victims, including one girl, 15, who was bombarded with compliments from him on a daily basis and showered with gifts. He told her: "You look really hot", adding: "I want to sleep with you, bend you over and throw you on the bed." K

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Baby 'decapitated with head left in mum's womb during botched birth'

A premature baby was accidentally decapitated inside her mother's womb as a consultant gynaecologist carried out a bungled delivery on an NHS maternity unit, a medical tribunal heard. Dr Vaishnavy Laxman, 41, should have given the 30-year old patient an emergency Caesarean section as the infant boy was in a breech position. But instead the doctor attempted to carry out the delivery naturally, it was claimed. Tragedy struck when Dr Laxman urged the patient to push while herself applying tracti

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Boozy accountant crashed her Mini outside M&S - on the day she was due in court for drink driving

An accountant drunkenly crashed her car outside Marks & Spencer - on the day she was due in court for being five times over the limit. Paulina Gancarz, 34, of Wilmslow, was found slumped at the wheel of her Mini Cooper in a layby last month after a wine binge which left her over five times the limit. Then, at 7am on the day she was to appear before JPs, she crashed the same car outside Marks & Spencer in Wilmslow. At Stockport magistrates court, Gancarz - who ran her own accountancy firm - we

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Gamer kills himself after developing tinnitus he blamed on his headphones

A young gamer hanged himself when he developed tinnitus after listening to music through Bose headphones, an inquest heard. Daniel Derricutt, 24, told a pal he suffered sleepless nights due to the constant ringing in his ears - which he believed was caused by the earphones, the inquest heard. Last November 29, Daniel who was studying an Open University computer science course was found hanged by a friend at the home he owned with his brother in Crewe, Cheshire following concerns about his welf

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Car dealer caught at wheel of Range Rover while 13 times the drug drive limit

A car dealer was caught at the wheel of his Range Rover while 13 times the drug drive limit, a court heard. Peter Pollastretti, 57, from Bramhall, tested positive when he was pulled over following a night out in Cheshire with his girlfriend. Police were sitting in an unmarked BMW when they spotted Pollastretti staggering to his car, which was parked in a disabled bay outside a Starbucks in Knutsford, it was heard. Pollastretti, who lives 15 miles away in Bramhall, failed an alcohol breath tes

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Ex-councillor jailed after 16-year campaign of abuse against officials

A raging ex-councillor has been jailed after a 16-year campaign of racist, foul mouthed and drunken behaviour against public officials, police and even the magistrate sentencing him. Widower Noel O'Brien, 67, has been arrested 41 times since 2002 for going on bizarre rants against authorities. The former Labour councillor referred to police as 'Nazis' and claimed they 'only had one brain cell between them'. A Polish traffic warden who once tried to give him a parking ticket was charged at by

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Woman harassed 999 workers and called them 'English idiots' after baby died

A Polish woman called 999 call handlers ‘English idiots’ and blamed emergency services and the NHS for the death of her baby. Monika Osinka, 33, rang the emergency line over 100 times in two weeks to harass operators after her son passed away from sudden death syndrome. During the calls, Osinka, from Manchester, screamed ‘stupid English lady, why did my son die?’ and ‘you stupid English bitch’. In a recording she was heard saying: ‘English idiots, think you’re important, fuck your god.’ She

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Nurse "didn't think she was drunk" when caught four times over drink drive limit

A nurse who would ‘smash it’ on booze in her down time was four times over the drink drive limit in the middle of the afternoon when she was pulled over by police . Ashley Drabble had been on a heavy night out before topping up on alcohol the next day when she went out for lunch with her then boyfriend. Officers stopped her purple VW Scirocco GT in Macclesfield last month after the couple had an argument, Stockport Magistrates’ Court heard. Drabble's ex tipped police off that she had been dri

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Concert-goer facing jail over Manchester Arena bomb hoax

A concert-goer is facing jail over a sick bomb hoax at the Manchester Arena where 22 victims were killed in a suicide terror attack. Scott Millett sparked an evacuation of the venue when he made two 999 calls claiming there was a device in the toilet. The 29-year-old, of Eccles, near Salford, told the operator: 'In 20 minutes it will explode.' Ambulances, police and fire engines descended on the concert hall in Manchester City centre before realising the call was a fake. Millet was later arr

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