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Pendle Today
Incarcerated trio to appear in Crown Court after Colne man diescharged with wounding in relation to the death of a 50-year-old man in Colne wi
Pendle Today / Posted 9 hours ago
charged with wounding in relation to the death of a 50-year-old man in Colne will remain in custody until their trial at Burnley Crown Court on August 18th. The three men - Miles Whitefield (41) of Allendale Street, Mark Smith (40) of no fixed... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Bungling dads run for their lives after house blew up in botched insurance scambut which was empty at the time was so badly damaged in the blast it had to be
Daily Mirror / Posted yesterday
but which was empty at the time was so badly damaged in the blast it had to be demolished.Ryan Ibbitson pleaded guilty at Burnley Crown Court (Image: Cavendish Press (Manchester) Ltd)Todd was seen acting suspiciously by a neighbour the day before... Read more
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International Business Times
Dramatic film shows fraudsters running away from house they blew up in insurance scam fire-damaged clothing as well as a petrol canister and lighter from two cars be
International Business Times / Posted yesterday
fire-damaged clothing as well as a petrol canister and lighter from two cars belonging to Ibbitson. Following a trial at Burnley Crown Court, both men have now been found guilty of conspiring to commit arson and conspiring to commit fraud. They... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
'In over 20 years in the police service I cannot recall two suspects who have twisted and altered their accounts as often' - police speak out as two men are found guilty of arson in bogus insurance claim plotof Elmwood Close, Accrington, and Ryan Ibbitson, 23, of Edward Street, Accringt
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
of Elmwood Close, Accrington, and Ryan Ibbitson, 23, of Edward Street, Accrington, were convicted of arson after a trial at Burnley Crown Court. The court heard the former friends started the blaze fire at a house in Cumberland Avenue in an attempt... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Man who had sex with girl, 14, in the back of his car is jailedA MAN who had sex with a 14-year-old girl in the back of his car has been jaile
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
A MAN who had sex with a 14-year-old girl in the back of his car has been jailed. Burnley Crown Court heard how Daniel Rakestraw, 23, had sex with the teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, a number of times at locations in Blackburn after... Read more
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express
‘That's what you get for voting Labour' Man beat girlfriend over general electionMisty Greenwood and squeezed her cheek before saying: "That's what you get for
express / Posted 4 days ago
Misty Greenwood and squeezed her cheek before saying: "That's what you get for voting Labour." The case was heard at Burnley Crown Court in Lancashire, where they heard that Ms Greenwood managed to escape and run to her cousin’s house wearing... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Man attacks girlfriend and sets her clothes on fire 'for voting Labour'near Blackburn, Lancs., in a drunken rage and prevented the terrified victim fr
Daily Mirror / Posted 5 days ago
near Blackburn, Lancs., in a drunken rage and prevented the terrified victim from leaving during the 90 minute ordeal. Burnley Crown Court, Lancs., heard Ms Greenwood did eventually escape and ran to her cousins house wearing nothing but a... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Drunk man jailed for beating partner and setting her clothes on fire because she 'voted Labour'broke into his partner's home and began attacking her because she had voted 'vo
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
broke into his partner's home and began attacking her because she had voted 'voted Labour at the election' days before. Burnley Crown Court heard Robert Charles Cochrane, 36, set fire to clothes belonging to Misty Greenwood and trashed her... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Three men in court after Colne incident where a man died41, and Mark Smith, 39, both of Allendale Street, Colne, and Anthony Joseph Tur
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
41, and Mark Smith, 39, both of Allendale Street, Colne, and Anthony Joseph Turner, 64, of New Oxford Street, Colne, where all sent to Burnley Crown Court where they will appear on August 18. All three were remanded in custody until... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Man has appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged with kidnapBlackburn magistrates charged with kidnap. Iqhlaq Hussain, of Cold Harbour Lan
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
Blackburn magistrates charged with kidnap. Iqhlaq Hussain, of Cold Harbour Lane, Camberwell Green, was sent in custody to Burnley Crown Court charged with taking Aqib Baig by force and carrying him away against his will. Catherine Allan,... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Man accused of setting fire to house for insurance scam claims he was ‘set up’ by best friendsaid they had ‘never seen a house fire like it’, after the property in Cumberla
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
said they had ‘never seen a house fire like it’, after the property in Cumberland Avenue, Clayton-le-Moors, was set ablaze, Burnley Crown Court was told. And Ryan Ibbitson, 22, who, along with Samuel Todd, 27, is jointly accused of conspiring to... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Benefit cheat pocketed more than £40,000 she wasn't entitled toA BENEFITS cheat who claimed more than £40,000 she wasn’t entitled to has been
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
A BENEFITS cheat who claimed more than £40,000 she wasn’t entitled to has been given a suspended prison sentence. Burnley Crown Court heard how Eileen Mary Chadwick, 61, had put a joint application for herself and her husband to receive hundreds of... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Benefit cheat received more than £40,000 she wasn't entitled toA BENEFITS cheat who claimed more than £40,000 she wasn’t entitled to has been
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
A BENEFITS cheat who claimed more than £40,000 she wasn’t entitled to has been given a suspended prison sentence. Burnley Crown Court heard how Eileen Mary Chadwick, 61, had put a joint application for herself and her husband to receive hundreds of... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Arson accused claims he was ‘set up’ by best friendsaid they had ‘never seen a house fire like it’, after the property in Cumberla
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
said they had ‘never seen a house fire like it’, after the property in Cumberland Avenue, Clayton-le-Moors, was set ablaze, Burnley Crown Court was told. And Ryan Ibbitson, 22, who, along with Samuel Todd, 27, is jointly accused of conspiring to... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Benefit cheat received more than £40,000 she wasn't entitled toAA BENEFITS cheat who claimed more than £40,000 she wasn’t entitled to has been
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
AA BENEFITS cheat who claimed more than £40,000 she wasn’t entitled to has been given a suspended prison sentence. Burnley Crown Court heard how Eileen Mary Chadwick, 61, had put a joint application for herself and her husband to receive hundreds of... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Man has appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged with stabbing another man twice with a screwdriverof no fixed address, pleaded guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm and c
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 8 days ago
of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to assault causing actual bodily harm and criminal damage. He was sent in custody to Burnley Crown Court to be sentenced on August 18. Graeme Parkinson, defending, said the injuries suffered by Mr Iqbal were... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Drug dealer who called Judge a 'Muppet' is jailed for seven yearscrack cocaine and cocaine to street dealers and users in Burnley and Pendle, a
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 9 days ago
crack cocaine and cocaine to street dealers and users in Burnley and Pendle, a court heard. Prosecutor Stephen Parker told Burnley Crown Court the 21-year-old also recruited a 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and 20-year-old... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Man sent to crown courtCURTIS Robert Davidson, 18, of Belmont Avenue, Preston, was sent on bail to Bur
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 10 days ago
CURTIS Robert Davidson, 18, of Belmont Avenue, Preston, was sent on bail to Burnley Crown Court when he appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged with burglary of a house in Hammond Avenue, Burnley, and theft of a Suzuki Swift belonging to... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Heroin addict who stole £100 car to use as getaway vehicle from house burglary is jailedA HEROIN addict who stole a car valued at £100 to use as a getaway vehicle from
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 11 days ago
A HEROIN addict who stole a car valued at £100 to use as a getaway vehicle from a house burglary has been jailed. Burnley Crown Court heard how 59-year-old career criminal Steven Lumb had left a family too scared to go downstairs at night after... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Friends accused of setting house on fire as part of an insurance scamhad 'never seen a house fire like it', after the property in Cumberland Avenue,
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 15 days ago
had 'never seen a house fire like it', after the property in Cumberland Avenue, Clayton-le-Moors, was set ablaze, a jury at Burnley Crown Court was told. Samuel Todd, 27, of Spencer Street, Accrington, has already pleaded guilty to a charge of... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Man is jailed after stabbing girlfriend through her hand in vicious attacka kitchen knife, a court heard. The deep wound left her with tendon damage and
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 15 days ago
a kitchen knife, a court heard. The deep wound left her with tendon damage and caused her chronic pain. Prosecuting at Burnley Crown Court, Andrew Evans, said Young had been out with his partner Sabina English, who was in court with Young’s... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Friends accused of setting house fire as part of an insurance scamhad 'never seen a house fire like it', after the property in Cumberland Avenue,
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 15 days ago
had 'never seen a house fire like it', after the property in Cumberland Avenue, Clayton-le-Moors, was set ablaze, a jury at Burnley Crown Court was told. Samuel Todd, 27, of Spencer Street, Accrington, has already pleaded guilty to a charge of... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
'I am going to chop your head off' - bully who bombarded ex-partner with threatening phone calls and stalked her sister is jailed34, as a 'controlling bully' whose behaviour had had a significant impact on th
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 16 days ago
34, as a 'controlling bully' whose behaviour had had a significant impact on the life of his former partner Patricia Hind. Burnley Crown Court heard how Mumtaz had been jailed in 2013 for 22 months after attacking Ms Hind with a hammer wrapped in a... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
'He took my love and trust' - son stole £1,500 of dying father's funeral money, a court heardfor stealing a bank card and taking £1,500 from his father's account, assaultin
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 16 days ago
for stealing a bank card and taking £1,500 from his father's account, assaulting his sister and damaging her television. Burnley Crown Court heard Hutchinson's father, Desmond, who had diagnosed with terminal cancer, had started to set aside... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
'He took my love and trust'. Son stole £1,500 of dying father's funeral money, a court heard.for stealing a bank card and taking £1,500 from his father's account, assaultin
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 16 days ago
for stealing a bank card and taking £1,500 from his father's account, assaulting his sister and damaging her television. Burnley Crown Court heard Hutchinson's father, Desmond, who had diagnosed with terminal cancer, had started to set aside... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Man lost eye in pool cue attackA FATHER who hit a man with a pool cue which resulted in his victim losing an e
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 17 days ago
A FATHER who hit a man with a pool cue which resulted in his victim losing an eye has been jailed for six years. Burnley Crown Court heard Nicu Tutorianu’s attack on Marian Neacsu happened in the Lord Nelson pub, Nelson. The court was shown CCTV... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Woman facing prison after admitting to burgling housevalue of £436.92 after breaking into the house in Richmond Street on May 4. Sh
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 17 days ago
value of £436.92 after breaking into the house in Richmond Street on May 4. She was remanded in custody to be sentenced at Burnley Crown Court on July 28. Ball also admitted to failing to surrender to custody at Blackburn Magistrates Court on June... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
'Obsessed' bully who bombarded ex-girlfriend with threatening phone calls and stalked her sister is jailed34, as a 'controlling bully' whose behaviour had had a significant impact on th
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 17 days ago
34, as a 'controlling bully' whose behaviour had had a significant impact on the life of his former partner Patricia Hind. Burnley Crown Court heard how Mumtaz had been jailed in 2013 for 22 months after attacking Ms Hind with a hammer wrapped in a... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
'Obsessed' bully who bombarded ex-girlfriend with threatening phone calls and stalked her sister is jailed34, as a 'controlling bully' whose behaviour had had a significant impact on th
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 17 days ago
34, as a 'controlling bully' whose behaviour had had a significant impact on the life of his former partner Patricia Hind. Burnley Crown Court heard how Mumtaz had been jailed in 2013 for 22 months after attacking Ms Hind with a hammer wrapped in a... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Jail for banned drink driver who led police on 70-miles-per-hour chase with two burst tyreswho led police on a 70-miles-per-hour chase with two burst tyres and even switc
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 17 days ago
who led police on a 70-miles-per-hour chase with two burst tyres and even switched his headlights off has been jailed. Burnley Crown Court heard dangerous driver Jake Adam Biriny, 21, was serving his second driving ban during the high-speed... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Man lost eye in pool cue attackA FATHER who hit a man with a pool cue which resulted in his victim losing an e
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 18 days ago
A FATHER who hit a man with a pool cue which resulted in his victim losing an eye has been jailed for six years. Burnley Crown Court heard Nicu Tutorianu’s attack on Marian Neacsu happened in the Lord Nelson pub, Nelson. The court was shown CCTV... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Arsonist in court over fire which forced parents and baby to escape homeAN ARSONIST has had his sentencing hearing adjourned while doctors assess his m
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 19 days ago
AN ARSONIST has had his sentencing hearing adjourned while doctors assess his mental state. A judge at Burnley Crown Court made an interim hospital order in relation to Sajid Mohammed Hussain, who gave the name Mohammed Sajid Hussain. Earlier this... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Pensioner admits historical sexual offence chargesof indecent assault committed between 1981 and 1984 in Rising Bridge, Accringto
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 19 days ago
of indecent assault committed between 1981 and 1984 in Rising Bridge, Accrington. He was sent on bail to be sentenced at Burnley Crown Court on August 21. Jonathan Taylor, defending, said his client was extremely remorseful for everything that... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Bacup man wanted on arrest warrant climbed out on roof and threw tiles at policetiles. Sparks, 34, of Inkerman Street, Bacup, pleaded guilty to affray and cri
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 21 days ago
tiles. Sparks, 34, of Inkerman Street, Bacup, pleaded guilty to affray and criminal damage. He was sent in custody to Burnley Crown Court to be sentenced. Richard Prew, defending, said Sparks was in breach of a suspended prison sentence and... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Man spared jail 'by the skin of his teeth' after robbing family businesstold he avoided a prison sentence ‘by the skin of his teeth’ after being convic
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 23 days ago
told he avoided a prison sentence ‘by the skin of his teeth’ after being convicted of stealing from his stepfather’s shop. Burnley Crown Court heard how Jonathon Wareing was arrested in possession of a pocket knife the day after stealing from his... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Man in court on handling stolen goods chargeappeared at Blackburn Magistrates’ Court last week where he was remanded in cus
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 23 days ago
appeared at Blackburn Magistrates’ Court last week where he was remanded in custody. Smith will appear before a judge at Burnley Crown Court on July 27 where he will enter a plea to the charge. A police spokesman said the arrest and charge... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Man spared jailed 'by the skin of his teeth' after robbing family businesstold he avoided a prison sentence ‘by the skin of his teeth’ after being convic
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 23 days ago
told he avoided a prison sentence ‘by the skin of his teeth’ after being convicted of stealing from his stepfather’s shop. Burnley Crown Court heard how Jonathon Wareing was arrested in possession of a pocket knife the day after stealing from his... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
A NEIGHBOUR dispute erupted into violence on a Padiham street, a court heardtowards Mr Heyes and possession of an offensive weapon, a baseball bat, in a pu
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 24 days ago
towards Mr Heyes and possession of an offensive weapon, a baseball bat, in a public place. They were both sent on bail to Burnley Crown Court to be sentenced. Catherine Allan, prosecuting, said the two couples lived across the road from each... Read more
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Pendle Today
Man who broke partner's jaw spared jailBridge (40) who also bit Justine Wood's finger in a separate attack, had a prev
Pendle Today / Posted 24 days ago
Bridge (40) who also bit Justine Wood's finger in a separate attack, had a previous conviction for battery against her. Burnley Crown Court was told Bridge owned up to causing the victim's jaw injury, saying he hit her across the face with an... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Off-duty police officer recovering from spinal surgery 'rugby tackled' jewellery thievesAN off-duty police officer recovering from back surgery helped catch thieves es
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 26 days ago
AN off-duty police officer recovering from back surgery helped catch thieves escaping a raid on a jewellers. Burnley Crown Court heard how Jason Rae and Claire Shirley attempted to steal 12 gold bracelets from Michael Anthony Jewellers in... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Man charged with handling stolen goodsMeadow Street, Blackburn, appeared at Blackburn Magistrates’ Court yesterday (J
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 27 days ago
Meadow Street, Blackburn, appeared at Blackburn Magistrates’ Court yesterday (June 29) and has been remanded to appear at Burnley Crown Court on July 27th. A statement on the Hyndburn Police page read: "The arrest and charge follows the discovery... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Man in court accused of woundings and assaultwas such as would cause a person of reasonable firmness present at the scene to
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 27 days ago
was such as would cause a person of reasonable firmness present at the scene to fear for his personal safety. No pleas were entered at the hearing. Aspin was given unconditional bail to appear before a judge at Burnley Crown Court o... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Shopkeeper who sold counterfeit cigarettes out of his East Lancashire shops is jailedhas been warned that if he does not pay back £8,090 within three months he will
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 28 days ago
has been warned that if he does not pay back £8,090 within three months he will face a further five months behind bars. Burnley Crown Court heard Balesaria, of Leeds Road, Nelson, sold 114 packets of counterfeit cigarettes or hand-rolling... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Shopkeeper who sold counterfeit cigarettes out of his his East Lancashire shops is jailedhas been warned that if he does not pay back £8,090 within three months he will
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 28 days ago
has been warned that if he does not pay back £8,090 within three months he will face a further five months behind bars. Burnley Crown Court heard Balesaria, of Leeds Road, Nelson, sold 114 packets of counterfeit cigarettes or hand-rolling... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Burglar high on drugs broke into funeral home trampled on flowers and left blood on fabric draped over coffinA THIEF high on drugs broke into a funeral home and trampled on flowers put tog
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted a month ago
A THIEF high on drugs broke into a funeral home and trampled on flowers put together for a service the following day. Burnley Crown Court heard how Richard James Croskell, 30, also left his blood on fabric draped over a coffin after smashing his way... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Burglar high on drugs broke into funeral home trampled on flowers and left blood on fabric draped over coffinaA THIEF high on drugs broke into a funeral home and trampled on flowers put tog
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted a month ago
A THIEF high on drugs broke into a funeral home and trampled on flowers put together for a service the following day. Burnley Crown Court heard how Richard James Croskell, 30, also left his blood on fabric draped over a coffin after smashing his way... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Masked burglar stood over woman shouting 'police, police, police'handbag. Judge Beverley Lunt described Liam Heaton’s behaviour as “bizarre” wh
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 1 months ago
handbag. Judge Beverley Lunt described Liam Heaton’s behaviour as “bizarre” when he appeared before her to be sentenced at Burnley Crown Court. Prosecutor Stephen Parker told the court that 22-year-old Heaton had gone into the house in Cog Lane,... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Care home boss who stole more than £30,000 from an 87-old resident told she faces jailsaying she had taken an overdose of pain killers and needed to be punished for
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 1 months ago
saying she had taken an overdose of pain killers and needed to be punished for stealing money from Clifford Goodall. Burnley Crown Court heard how the 50-year-old mother-of-two had worked as manager at Hilton Residential Home in Padiham for... Read more

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