A man from Radcliffe is today in prison after police found a ‘wanted man’ earlier this week while conducting an operation in the area.

Oliver Mcnab, 34, was found on Wednesday as officers from the Radcliffe Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) were on patrol in the town centre following community concerns about anti-social behaviour.

Mcnab was convicted for his failing to appear at court for the original offence of possession of an offensive weapon.

In addition, he was also convicted for possession of cannabis, and two counts of Shoplifting.

He received a £154 Fine (Victim Surcharge), and 26 weeks imprisonment.

Separate from the case, officers again attended the area, close to Railway Street, on Friday.

They said that there were remnants of an encampment discovered on Wednesday and had been reported to the council.

Earlier this week, officers said the encampment was believed to be used for by local ‘criminals and/or drug users’.

A spokesman for GMP Bury South said: “A number of persons were present at another ‘sheltered’ location nearby. We conducted stop-checks on them and checked on their condition.

Bury Times:

“Concerningly, a knife which had not been present on Wednesday, when we swept the area, was recovered close to where these persons had been stopped.

"The knife was seized as part of our continued campaign, under Operation Sceptre, to tackle knife crime in Radcliffe.

“The Radcliffe NPT will continue to monitor the situation around Railway Street, and work with partner agencies including Bury Council Homeless Outreach, to prevent further offences.”

As part of the operation neighbourhood police have staged workshops and spoken to schoolchildren