Four charged following Oldham raids

Four people have been produced from prison after dawn raids in Oldham last week.

Gareth Robinson, 29, formerly of Border Mill Fold, Mossley, has been charged with conspiracy to commit burglary, conspiracy to commit robbery, conspiracy to steal motor vehicles, conspiracy to receive stolen goods, handling of stolen goods and theft of a motor vehicle.

Matthew Bowers, 30, formerly of Carnation Road, Oldham, Ryan Stewart, 35, formerly of Brooklands Street, Royton, Peter Clarke, 32, formerly of Elm Road, Limeside are all charged with conspiracy to commit burglary, conspiracy to steal motor vehicles and conspiracy to commit robbery.

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

The investigation, under Operation Hansford, 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.

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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