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2015/07/31 10:58
2015/07/31 10:58
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A YOUNG drink-driver who led police on a high-speed chase, and was only stopped by a police marksman, has been spared jail. Jonathan Trafford, 22, was confronted by an armed response constable when...
2015/07/31 10:58
2015/07/31 10:58
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2015/07/31 08:58
2015/07/31 08:58
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A PERSISTENT fraudster who bought cars but failed to pay for them in a £200,000 sting has been jailed. Nicholas Burke didn’t even stop conning his victims out of expensive vehicles when he was...
2015/07/31 07:58
2015/07/31 07:58
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AN ACCRINGTON doorman showed the court an unusual piece of evidence after being bitten by a yob – a tattoo saying ‘Suarez was here’ around a tooth mark on his leg. Nathan Walker pleaded guilty to...
2015/07/30 10:17
2015/07/30 10:17
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Evie-Mae Macfarlane was charged at by ‘Buster’ as she left her house with her mum Chyna Clarke. Burnley Crown Court heard how the dog ‘took hold of her with her right thigh’ and according to Chyna...
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2015/07/29 04:58
2015/07/29 04:58
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A TEENAGE computer enthusiast who was found with more than 210 child sexual abuse videos and nearly 800 still images on his laptop computer and other devices has been spared jail so he can seek...
2015/07/27 19:36
2015/07/27 19:36
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An ex-debt collector facing jail after stuffing a CS gas canister in her underwear at a nightclub, kept her freedom. Mother-of-one Samantha Irene Weldon, 35, had walked free from court after the...
2015/07/27 08:23
2015/07/27 08:23
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Eleven members of a drugs gang have been jailed for a total of more than 60 years for their roles in a conspiracy to supply Class A drugs with a street value of around £1.8 million throughout East...
2015/07/24 19:36
2015/07/24 19:36
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An international welder involved with two cannabis farms producing drugs potentially worth more than £72,000 on the streets, claimed he was forced into it by a “massive” debt collector who put a gun...
2015/07/23 04:58
2015/07/23 04:58
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A MAN who befriended a 13-year-old girl after she repeatedly ran away from a care home has confessed to child abduction. William Bridge, 39, insisted nothing had gone on between himself and the girl,...
2015/07/21 15:36
2015/07/21 15:36
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Sex offender caught with child porn pictures A sex offender spared jail over a stash of nearly 5,000 sickening child porn pictures, has now been caught with indecent images on his mobile...
2015/07/21 14:36
2015/07/21 14:36
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A drugged-up car thief almost mowed down children and later put himself in intensive care after the second of two police chases ended in a serious smash. Paul Hartley (25) had taken his mum Katherine...
2015/07/20 04:58
2015/07/20 04:58
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A SUSPECTED drink-driver has appeared in court, charged with causing the death of a girl on her 17th birthday. Callum Jim Francis Gray, 19, of Tuscan Avenue, Burnley, has been accused of causing the...
2015/07/18 04:58
2015/07/18 04:58
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A 30-YEAR-OLD man who was only allowed conditional use of the internet under the terms of a sexual offences prevention order (SOPO) was found to have set up a profile on a social networking...
2015/07/17 04:58
2015/07/17 04:58
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A COMPANY director turned cleaner from Burnley who carried out a £31,000 benefits scam has been jailed for 30 weeks. Ann Bent, 69, had defrauded the Department of Work and Pensions over a eight-year...
2015/07/16 04:58
2015/07/16 04:58
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A NELSON man caught in bed with a 14-year-old girl repeatedly insisted to police that he was unaware she was underage, a court heard. But a forensic analysis of Scott Marsh’s mobile phone revealed a...
2015/07/15 04:58
2015/07/15 04:58
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NAIVE 15 and 16-year-olds are being recruited as heroin runners by ‘wicked’ dealers in East Lancashire – because they are more likely to remain on the streets even after their arrest. Prosecutor...
2015/07/14 21:19
2015/07/14 21:19
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A convicted sex offender wanted by police has been sighted in Manchester city centre. Francis Patrick Doherty, 61, is wanted by police in Lancashire for breaching a term of his release from prison on...
2015/07/14 04:28
2015/07/14 04:28
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A bungling mugger who tried to rob a man he targeted at a cash machine was left empty-handed when he rifled the wrong pocket of his terrified victim, a court heard. Drug addict Darren Wrighton (34)...
2015/07/13 16:10
2015/07/13 16:10
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CLOWN: Razaq boasted only clowns got caught drug dealing [CAVENDISH] Iqbal Razaq, 30, often boasted to pals: "I am dressed in dark and I can blend in. Those other clowns get spotted a mile...
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2015/07/09 19:36
2015/07/09 19:36
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A dangerous driver who sparked a high-speed police chase which could have cost lives has walked free from court. Sarfraz Ahmed (20) had gone on the wrong side on the road through Nelson and Burnley...
2015/07/31 10:58
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