EVERY month, the Warrington Guardian takes a look back at some of the most shocking and bizarre crimes reported to police in the town over the past few weeks.

Here are six such incidents from Warrington during June:

Pickup truck ram raid

The most high-profile police incident this month was arguably a ram raid at the Co-op on Orford Lane.

A pickup truck was used during an attempt to break into the store’s cash machine shortly after 9pm on Monday, June 15.

Shocking video footage of the incident was captured by witnesses.

Two Liverpool men, 26-year-old Thomas Eden and 31-year-old Christopher Jones, have since been charged with robbery in connection with the incident.

Jones was also charged with escaping from lawful custody.

Motorist smashes up his own car

The M62 was closed in both directions when a speeding motorist who had been pulled over by police began destroying his own car.

Officers stopped the vehicle near to junction eight at Burtonwood on the afternoon of Thursday, June 4, after it was clocked at more than 110mph.

When the driver was quizzed, he said he had been ‘trying to get to the service station before he ran out of fuel’.

It then transpired that the man was driving without a licence or insurance.

The driver was informed that the vehicle would be seized, but he began ‘smashing up’ the car in response and was arrested – with the motorway briefly to ensure the safety of the public and police.

Warrington Guardian:

Arsonists set fire to house

A house which was previously shot at was targeted by arsonists this month.

Gunshots were fired at the address on Reaper Close in Hood Manor in March this year while three people were inside.

And the same property was set on fire in the early hours of Tuesday, June 2.

The blaze was started in the garden before spreading up a climbing plant attached to the home.

Two men were seen outside around the time of the incident before fleeing on foot.

Nobody was injured in either incident.

But police have since secured a closure order on the house, which will remain shut down for a period of three months after ‘numerous incidents of serious crime and disorder’.

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Youths play football in cemetery

The town was outraged by the actions of a group of teenagers who were caught playing football in a cemetery’s baby garden.

Police received reports of the six youths having a kickaround in the Rose Bud Baby Garden at Fox Covert Cemetery on the evening of Wednesday, June 3.

Their behaviour was described as ‘disrespectful and totally unacceptable’.

Stabbing victim found at hospital

Detectives launched an investigation after a man was found with stab wounds at Warrington Hospital in the early hours of Saturday, June 20.

The 24-year-old was seriously injured during the incident, attending A&E shortly before 12.30am.

Warrington Guardian:

Officers believe that he was attacked in the Bewsey area by two men, and have appealed for information from members of the public.

Burglars force their way into home

A trio of burglars subjected their victims to a ‘terrifying ordeal’ after forcing their way into a house while the occupants were inside.

The home on Georges Crescent in Grappenhall was targeted at around 9pm on Thursday, June 18.

Three people were present at the property when it was raided, with the offenders fleeing empty-handed in a black car afterwards.