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Police urge residents to light up their homes to keep burglars in the dark

Photo 1Greater Manchester Police  is urging residents to light up their homes and keep burglars well and truly out in the dark this winter.

The clocks go back on Sunday 28th October 2018 which marks the start of darker nights for neighbourhoods up and down the country.

Despite a reduction in burglaries over the past 12 months, GMP is warning residents that an increase in burglaries usually arises at this time of year because houses are left in darkness.

Wythenshawe family held at gunpoint in robbery ordeal

2643922800_962838c834_zA 14-year-old girl was threatened with a gun and a man attacked with an axe during a robbery at their family home in Wythenshawe.

The ordeal happened on Tuesday night (October 16th) at around 9.30pm when thieves – armed with what was thought to be a gun and an axe –  forced their way through the front door of the house on Goldie Avenue in the Peel Hall area.

Police say a 14-year-old girl was held at gunpoint and forced to hand over her mobile phone.