Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pounds 37k Stolen Cash Goes to Crime Areas

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pounds 37k Stolen Cash Goes to Crime Areas

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CASH seized by police from criminals worth more than Pounds 37,000 has been invested into areas of Salford affected by serious crime.

The money was taken from criminals in Greater Manchester through the Proceeds of Crime Act and has been awarded to 36 community groups.

It follows an ongoing policing operation tackling organised crime in the Little Hulton and Eccles area.

Each group was chosen after providing a presentation on how the money would benefit people in Salford.

The scheme, named 'Community Piggy Back', saw people voting for the project they felt would benefit most from the funding.

Some of the groups to benefit include Autistic Spectrum Support, Eccles Girls Group, Monaco Morris Dancers, St Ann's Hospice and Kenyon Residents Association. …

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