‘Affordable’ flats get go-ahead
part of the family.’ Shannagh’s mum did give me her daughter’s mobile phone number soon after I presented her with the CCTV footage. She was apologising, and condemning her daughter’s shameful act and begging me to quickly ring her mobile phone and ask her to return the stolen dog.
‘’But I bluntly told her that, as a matter of principle, I would not phone Shannagh, but would hand over the mobile phone number to the police, which I did.
‘’If a member of my family had stolen someone else’s dog, I would make sure and do everything possible to get that dog returned to its rightful owner,” he said.
“I don’t want Shannagh locked up - I just want my dog back safe.
Cookson was also ordered to complete a 12-month community order and 150 hours unpaid work and was told to pay costs of £85.
A BLOCK of ‘100 per cent affordable’ flats is to be built despite concerns about its appearance, accessibility and traffic.
The proposed building of 36 apartments will be the bank of the River Irwell on land off Millett Street, Bury, on the site of an old engineering company.
Councillors on the planning committee unanimously voted to approve the development of affordable one-bedroom flats.