The Bolton News report:

AN 85-year-old was among scores of people added to a Bolton Councildatabase of potentially “threatening” residents.

Figures reveal there were 91 people added to the authority’s “cautionary contact list” between 2011-13.

The database contains information about residents who may be deemed a potential threat to council staff carrying out home visits, and of the 91 people added to the list, 12 were aged 60 or older.

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