No wider impact after grenade haul
Date published: 18 September 2013
OLDHAM connections to the murders of PCs Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone aren’t evidence of a specific problem with organised crime in the borough, says Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy.
The police chief said the discovery of 10 M75 grenades in Onchan Avenue, Glodwick last summer and the conviction of a Chadderton man in the Cregan case were coincidental.
Severel men across Greater Manchester were convicted of offences linked to Cregan and his associates’ crimes, including Mohammed Ali (32), from Chadderton, jailed for seven years.
Sir Peter told the Chronicle: “We don’t think the grenades said anything about Oldham regarding firearms and ammunition. We looked at the Oldham find but I’m not aware of any wider impact on Oldham or any particular problem of organised crime in Oldham.
“It was one of the unique aspects of the case. Grenades like those had never been used on the British mainland before.”
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