The following cases involving either people from Oldham or crimes committed in the area have led to people being jailed over the last month.

Jason Peace received three years and eight months for burglary of the home of an elderly man with dementia.

The 50-year-old from Block Lane in Oldham had denied the offence, which took place in Chadderton in February 2019, but was found guilty by a jury.

Darren Lees was jailed for 31 months after pulling a machete on police who attempted to detain him.

The 30-year-old also attacked officers and shouted racist abuse at them during the incident on Bankfield Drive in Oldham last year.

Judge Nick Potter branded the man, of no fixed abode, a “drunken job.”

Gail Cotton was jailed for three years after it emerged she had been running an international spice dealing operation from her home.

Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court heard she could have made £80,000 from her operation.

The 55-year-old from Melling Road in Oldham admitted a string of charges including admitting possession of cannabis, cocaine and MDMA with the intention of selling them and conspiracy to produce spice.

Haseeb Ahmed was jailed for three years and eight months after he was caught three times dealing drugs.

The 21-year-old admitted supplying cannabis, cocaine, heroin and crack cocaine.

Judge Mark Savill expressed an utter disbelief that he had gone back to dealing after twice being caught by the police.

Ahmed, of Frederick Street in Oldham, had a cannabis problem which led him to street dealing or harder drugs.

Anthony Winterbottom was jailed for 21-months spitting at police officers and an attack on his partner.

The 37-year-old from Mansfield Road in Oldham admitted the offences, the first of which took place in September last year and the second in January this year.

He was also penalised for breaching a suspended sentence for an attack on his son by reoffending and missing appointments.