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Man arrested in connection with robbery at St Oswalds RC Church, A-in-M
Monday 17th October, 2005

A 28-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at St Oswald's Roman Catholic Church in Ashton-in-Makerfield on Tuesday 27 September 2005.

The man, of no fixed abode, was arrested this morning, Monday 17 October 2005 on suspicion of robbery. He will be questioned by detectives throughout the day.

At approximately 5.40pm on Tuesday 27 September 2005 the Father of St Oswald's was threatened at gunpoint after giving a blessing at the church altar. Two men directed him into the presbytery where they searched the house and stole money.

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