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Two serial offenders jailed for a total of eight and-a-half years

Declan Flynn (date of birth 21/06/2004) of Moorfield Avenue, Denton, and Ryan McCormack (date of birth 02/08/2003) of no fixed abode, were both jailed on Friday (28 October 2022) at Manchester Crown Court for four-and-a-half years and four years respectively.

They were charged with a number of offences, including: two counts of robbery (including the theft of a motor vehicle), burglary dwelling with a theft of a motor vehicle, five counts of assault against an emergency worker, Section 47 assault on a police officer, possession of a bladed article, possession with intent to supply class A drugs and assault to resist arrest.

The crime spree began on Friday 10 December 2021 and only stopped on 25 January 2022, when they were both arrested. The investigation was led by Detective Sergeant Peter Goddard of Tameside, who said: “Declan Flynn and Ryan McCormack are cowardly and dangerous individuals, whose criminality preyed upon vulnerable people in the street, regardless of their surroundings or the time of day.

“The officers within the Neighbourhood Crime Team at Tameside worked tirelessly to secure the charge, remand and prosecution of these two defendants, and I hope today’s sentencing will act as a deterrent to anyone who is considering committing a crime and the consequences they are likely to face.”

Crimes can be reported to Greater Manchester Police via the website or 101. In an emergency, always dial 999. Information about crime can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity – Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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