Seven people charged after dawn raids in Oldham

SEVEN people have been charged after dawn raids in Oldham last week.

Clifton McGowan (29/03/90) of Wrigley Head, Oldham has appeared alongside Lee Robinson (21/11/83) of no fixed abode, at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Saturday 18 May 2019.

They have been remanded in custody to appear at Minshall Street Crown Court on Friday 14 June 2019.

Both McGowan and Robinson are charged with conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to commit Theft.

Robinson is further charged with dangerous driving.

The charges follow a number of warrants that were executed in the Oldham area on Thursday 16 May 2019.

The investigation, under Operation Handsford, considered 120 offences including aggravated burglary, robbery, car theft, assault, violent disorder and criminal damage – all believed to be orchestrated by the same organised crime group.

Four other people appeared at the same court on Friday 17 May 2019 also charged with conspiracy to commit burglary.

They have been remanded in custody to appear at Minshall Street Crown Court on Friday 14 June 2019.

They are:

• Samuel Locke (18/06/90) of Whetstone Hill Lane, Derker, Oldham
• Keiran Daubney (06/08/90) of Near Birches Parade, Oldham
• Stephen Anderson (26/07/80) of Grampion Cloe, Oldham
• Carl Burke (14/12/88) of Ashton Road, Oldham

Locke, Daubney and Burke are also charged with conspiracy to steal motor vehicles.

Daubney is further charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Kieran Pollitt (28/05/96) of Milnrow Precent, Milnrow also appeared at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Friday 17 May 2019 charged with conspiracy to commit burglary. He has been bailed to appear Minshall Street Crown Court on Friday 14 June 2019.

A 21-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

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