Counterfeit Street: cops issue safety warning
Manchester Evening News|December 04, 2021
DRUG DEALING, PROSTITUTION AND STREET HARASSMENT ALSO RIFE IN AREA
BETH ABBIT

IT’S the inner-city suburb with a ‘deeprooted’ problem with crime.

The stretch of Bury New Road that runs through Cheetham Hill and Strangeways was once named as the counterfeit capital of the UK in a government report.

But the problems of this Manchester ward predate that by decades.

Drug dealing, prostitution and street harassment are also ingrained.

Police have admitted they can’t fix the issues ‘overnight’, but say they are determined to make changes.

Meanwhile, Manchester Council’s new leader Bev Craig says she is keen to clean up the area.

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