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Lancashire Telegraph
Hundreds of pounds worth of heroin found stashed under front seat of carwith hundreds of pounds worth of heroin stashed under the front seat of his car
Hundreds of pounds worth of heroin found stashed under front seat of car
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 4 hours ago
with hundreds of pounds worth of heroin stashed under the front seat of his car has been told to expect to be jailed. Burnley Crown Court heard police stopped a Volkswagen Golf belonging to Saddam Ishtiaq in Lomeshaye Road, Nelson, on May 1,... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Brothers and father in wine bar brawl after bouncer was racially abusedbecame embroiled in a drunken street brawl after a bouncer was racially abused
Brothers and father in wine bar brawl after bouncer was racially abused
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted yesterday
became embroiled in a drunken street brawl after a bouncer was racially abused have avoided an immediate prison sentence. Burnley Crown Court heard that successful businessman Vernon Charles Yerkess, 43, had been celebrating his mother-in-law’s... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Brothers and father racially abused bouncer before drunken street brawlwho racially abused a bouncer and became embroiled in a drunken street brawl ha
Brothers and father racially abused bouncer before drunken street brawl
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted yesterday
who racially abused a bouncer and became embroiled in a drunken street brawl have avoided an immediate prison sentence. Burnley Crown Court heard that successful businessman Vernon Charles Yerkess, 43, had been celebrating his mother-in-law’s... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Burnley cannabis dealer told to listen to family advicecustodial sentence. Nineteen-year-old Mirza Baig was stopped in Barden Lane by
Burnley cannabis dealer told to listen to family advice
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
custodial sentence. Nineteen-year-old Mirza Baig was stopped in Barden Lane by police with a friend, acting suspiciously, Burnley Crown Court was told. MORE TOP STORIES: He was carrying clear plastic snap bags, which could be used to dole out... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Dodgy builders who conned pensioners out of £100k are told to pay back just £1 eachAshworth and Eamon Fagan, were found to have no realisable assets when they app
Dodgy builders who conned pensioners out of £100k are told to pay back just £1 each
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
Ashworth and Eamon Fagan, were found to have no realisable assets when they appeared for a Proceeds of Crime Act hearing at Burnley Crown Court. Fagan’s benefit was £21,700, and Din’s and Ashworth’s £9,740 each - but all four had to pay only a... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Burglar arrested after leaving blood on glass - just three days after prison releaseStreet, Accrington, and theft of a TV, DVD player, speakers and other items tog
Burglar arrested after leaving blood on glass - just three days after prison release
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
Street, Accrington, and theft of a TV, DVD player, speakers and other items together worth £840. He was sent in custody to Burnley Crown Court to be sentenced. Eddie Harrison, prosecuting, said the victim had already been burgled in July. He went... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Watch dramatic footage of arrest after man leads police on high-speed chase with son, 4, in cara high-speed chase and clocked up 70mph in built-up residential areas – with hi
Watch dramatic footage of arrest after man leads police on high-speed chase with son, 4, in car
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
a high-speed chase and clocked up 70mph in built-up residential areas – with his four-year-old son in the back of the car. Burnley Crown Court saw shocking CCTV footage of Ashley Idiens jumping two red lights, going the wrong way around roundabouts... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Man led police on high-speed chase through Blackburn with four-old son in the backa high-speed chase and clocked up 70mph in built-up residential areas – with hi
Man led police on high-speed chase through Blackburn with four-old son in the back
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
a high-speed chase and clocked up 70mph in built-up residential areas – with his four-year-old son in the back of the car. Burnley Crown Court saw shocking CCTV footage of Ashley Idiens jumping two red lights, going the wrong way around roundabouts... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
JAILED: Teenager left Liverpool to deal heroin and crack cocaine in BurnleyA TEENAGER who left Liverpool to deal heroin and crack cocaine in Burnley is st
JAILED: Teenager left Liverpool to deal heroin and crack cocaine in Burnley
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
A TEENAGER who left Liverpool to deal heroin and crack cocaine in Burnley is starting a 28-month term in custody. Burnley Crown Court heard Dominic Powell, 18, had been dealing the drugs from a house in Escar Street whilst on bail for another... Read more
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Pendle Today
COLNE: Jail for pub boss turned cocaine dealerarrested, claimed any drugs he had were for his own use, told police he was not
COLNE: Jail for pub boss turned cocaine dealer
Pendle Today / Posted 6 days ago
arrested, claimed any drugs he had were for his own use, told police he was not involved in selling and blamed his lodger, Burnley Crown Court heard. Stubbs, who recently worked at Silentnight in Barnoldswick, had made a “real attempt” to kill... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Pensioner caught growing cannabis for second time spared jailed againFarm in Colne, was lucky not to be spending his 71st birthday in prison as a re
Pensioner caught growing cannabis for second time spared jailed again
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 8 days ago
Farm in Colne, was lucky not to be spending his 71st birthday in prison as a result of his offending. MORE TOP STORIES: Burnley Crown Court heard that police carried out a welfare check in April after Allison reported a tractor and trailer had... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Man avoids jail after sexually assaulting 16-old girl and following her into toiletsgirl on a bus before following her into the ladies toilets has been warned he w
Man avoids jail after sexually assaulting 16-old girl and following her into toilets
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 9 days ago
girl on a bus before following her into the ladies toilets has been warned he will be jailed if he does it again. Burnley Crown Court heard how there was nobody else on the bus when the teenage victim, who can not be named for legal... Read more
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Pendle Today
Obsessed ex threatened to killand assaulting Mr Mitchell on September 2nd. Deputy District Judge Huw Edwards
Obsessed ex threatened to kill
Pendle Today / Posted 12 days ago
and assaulting Mr Mitchell on September 2nd. Deputy District Judge Huw Edwards committed him in custody to be sentenced at Burnley Crown Court on October 14th. Prosecutor Mrs Alex Mann told the court Pitman had previous convictions related to the... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Pensioner who fraudulently claimed more than £12,000 in benefits avoids jailA PENSIONER who fraudulently claimed more than £12,000 in benefits has avoided
Pensioner who fraudulently claimed more than £12,000 in benefits avoids jail
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
A PENSIONER who fraudulently claimed more than £12,000 in benefits has avoided an immediate prison sentence. Burnley Crown Court heard how Stephen Bulman, 66, of Manchester Road, Haslingden, failed to tell the Department for Work and Pensions that... Read more
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Daily Mirror
New cowboy builder scam is another reason to hate doorstep coldcallersmore than £330,000 promoting the firm but filed no tax returns. Earlier this y
New cowboy builder scam is another reason to hate doorstep coldcallers
Daily Mirror / Posted 13 days ago
more than £330,000 promoting the firm but filed no tax returns. Earlier this year he admitted fraudulent evasion of tax at Burnley crown court and was given a 20-month suspended jail sentence. This week, at a proceeds of crime hearing, he was... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Shopkeeper stole from her odd-job man after taking control of his financial affairswas said to be ‘vulnerable’, had been befriended by Zulakha Kausar, 34, who run
Shopkeeper stole from her odd-job man after taking control of his financial affairs
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 14 days ago
was said to be ‘vulnerable’, had been befriended by Zulakha Kausar, 34, who runs the Bismillah grocers in Bradshaw Street, Burnley Crown Court was told. MORE TOP STORIES: But eventually Mr Ashworth became so destitute that he turned up on a... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
JAILED: Thief dragged store boss across car park with his vehiclemanager of Farm Foods in Blackburn, was left with grazes to his body while tryi
JAILED: Thief dragged store boss across car park with his vehicle
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 14 days ago
manager of Farm Foods in Blackburn, was left with grazes to his body while trying to detain intruder Carl Poynton, Burnley Crown Court was told. MORE TOP STORIES: Poynton, 38, was challenged by Mr Lee while he was in a staff area at the... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Burnley taxi driver accused of sexually abusing three 14-old girlscounts of causing or inciting a child to engage a child in sexual activity when
Burnley taxi driver accused of sexually abusing three 14-old girls
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 14 days ago
counts of causing or inciting a child to engage a child in sexual activity when he appeared before Judge Beverley Lunt at Burnley Crown Court. The court heard that Shah, of Ada Street, Burnley, allegedly committed the offences between January... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Jail threat for mum over false benefits claimshousing benefit and council tax benefit over a three-year period, while claimin
Jail threat for mum over false benefits claims
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 15 days ago
housing benefit and council tax benefit over a three-year period, while claiming to be living unsupported on her own, Burnley Crown Court was told. But Higginbotham gave birth to her third child with shift worker Brian Kearney, in October... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
'Your position is one of a fall from grace' - ex-councillor jailed for rugby club fiddleCouncil until he resigned earlier this year, rifled the funds of West Craven Wa
'Your position is one of a fall from grace' - ex-councillor jailed for rugby club fiddle
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 18 days ago
Council until he resigned earlier this year, rifled the funds of West Craven Warriors RLFC while acting as their chairman, Burnley Crown Court was told. Club officials said he left the Pennine League outfit ‘penniless’ and facing a battle for its... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
JAILED: Accrington man bit girlfriend’s 15-month-old daughter in pushchairwhen she was strapped into her pushchair and crying. The 27-year-old, of Carme
JAILED: Accrington man bit girlfriend’s 15-month-old daughter in pushchair
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 18 days ago
when she was strapped into her pushchair and crying. The 27-year-old, of Carmel Avenue, pleaded guilty at a hearing at Burnley Crown Court to actual bodily harm after biting the child on the cheek. DC Ryan Waddington, of Blackburn CID, said:... Read more
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Pendle Today
Ex-councillor jailed for 10 months after rugby club fraudMilner’s ex-partner Catherine Wilkinson which suggested he had not acted correc
Ex-councillor jailed for 10 months after rugby club fraud
Pendle Today / Posted 18 days ago
Milner’s ex-partner Catherine Wilkinson which suggested he had not acted correctly during the course of his administration, Burnley Crown Court heard. Police were then contacted and investigation was launched. Milner, of Lower West Avenue, had... Read more
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Daily Mirror
TV advert legend ordered to pay £53,000 or face jail over tax returnsthe fraudulent evasion of income tax and was given a 20 month prison sentence s
TV advert legend ordered to pay £53,000 or face jail over tax returns
Daily Mirror / Posted 18 days ago
the fraudulent evasion of income tax and was given a 20 month prison sentence suspended for two years. Appearing again at Burnley Crown Court this week for a Proceeds of Crime hearing, Brown has now been ordered to pay a £53,498 confiscation order... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Buy one, get one free advert man must pay £53k - or face jailthe fraudulent evasion of income tax and was given a 20 month prison sentence s
Buy one, get one free advert man must pay £53k - or face jail
Manchester Evening News / Posted 18 days ago
the fraudulent evasion of income tax and was given a 20 month prison sentence suspended for two years. Appearing again at Burnley Crown Court this week for a Proceeds of Crime hearing, Brown has now been ordered to pay a £53,498 confiscation order... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Kidnapping, vandalism on Metrolink line, man bites baby, jail for chip shop thugs who killed manpush chair as the baby was ‘restless and crying’ and bit her on the right cheek
Kidnapping, vandalism on Metrolink line, man bites baby, jail for chip shop thugs who killed man
Manchester Evening News / Posted 19 days ago
push chair as the baby was ‘restless and crying’ and bit her on the right cheek, leaving a ‘clear and distinctive mark’. Burnley Crown Court heard how his the incident happened when his then girlfriend had visited George and brought the baby... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Man bit the cheek of baby girl as she sat in her pushchairpush chair as the baby was ‘restless and crying’ and bit her on the right cheek
Man bit the cheek of baby girl as she sat in her pushchair
Manchester Evening News / Posted 20 days ago
push chair as the baby was ‘restless and crying’ and bit her on the right cheek, leaving a ‘clear and distinctive mark’. Burnley Crown Court heard how his the incident happened when his then girlfriend had visited George and brought the baby... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Police launch human trafficking probe after Hungarian pair allegedly kidnapped and imprisoned womancollision in Burnley where she claimed she was being held, the court was told.
Police launch human trafficking probe after Hungarian pair allegedly kidnapped and imprisoned woman
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 21 days ago
collision in Burnley where she claimed she was being held, the court was told. Orsos and Hantosi, were sent in custody to Burnley Crown Court where they will appear on October 6. Catherine Allan, prosecuting, said police were still investigating... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Former Lancashire soldier caught with child pornography searched for ‘tiny girls having sex’Brynes, 30, was still deeply affected by tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan
Former Lancashire soldier caught with child pornography searched for ‘tiny girls having sex’
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 23 days ago
Brynes, 30, was still deeply affected by tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and had not even opened up to close family, Burnley Crown Court was told. Police were conducting an investigation into unrelated matters when they found indecent images... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Killer driver carried on driving unaware his victim was trapped under his vanwas declared dead an hour later. Dad-of-four Matthew Taylor was killed in a fr
Killer driver carried on driving unaware his victim was trapped under his van
Daily Mirror / Posted 26 days ago
was declared dead an hour later. Dad-of-four Matthew Taylor was killed in a freak accident when hit by the van At Burnley Crown Court, Khan admitted causing death by careless driving and was given a 12 month community order and was banned... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Benefits cheat wife exposed when hubby's UNDERPANTS found in her bedroom draweritems of clothing.Y-fronts like these with the words 'I am the best dad' emblaz
Benefits cheat wife exposed when hubby's UNDERPANTS found in her bedroom drawer
Daily Mirror / Posted 26 days ago
items of clothing.Y-fronts like these with the words 'I am the best dad' emblazoned on them were found (Photo: Getty) At Burnley Crown Court, Mrs Pounder admitted benefit fraud charges and was given a three month prison sentence, suspended for 18... Read more
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Pendle Today
Teenagers accused of two Colne assaults on same nightinflicting grievous bodily harm and assault causing actual bodily harm, on Marc
Teenagers accused of two Colne assaults on same night
Pendle Today / Posted 26 days ago
inflicting grievous bodily harm and assault causing actual bodily harm, on March 20th. Their cases are set to be heard at Burnley Crown Court on Monday, September 26th. Comerford, of Barkerhouse Road, Nelson, and Menmuir, of Keighley Avenue,... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Van driver killed dad-of-four after failing to stop at give way signPetrol Station on Manchester Road in Haslingden when he was hit by Mohammed Kha
Van driver killed dad-of-four after failing to stop at give way sign
Manchester Evening News / Posted 26 days ago
Petrol Station on Manchester Road in Haslingden when he was hit by Mohammed Khan who failed to stop at a give way sign. Burnley Crown Court heard how the former Greater Manchester Fire Service deputy estate manager was ‘swept under the van’ and... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
'Fatal error' - lapse in concentration led to dad-of-four being hit and dragged under vanas his Mercedes Sprinter continued along Manchester Road in Haslingden, with 43
'Fatal error' - lapse in concentration led to dad-of-four being hit and dragged under van
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 26 days ago
as his Mercedes Sprinter continued along Manchester Road in Haslingden, with 43-year-old Matthew Taylor trapped underneath, Burnley Crown Court was told. Khan, 33, who came to a halt moments later, insisted he had not seen Mr Taylor as he emerged... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Woman, 26, left teen with two black eyes after attack over long-running disputebeen to a fish and chip shop, when one of them was racially abused and threaten
Woman, 26, left teen with two black eyes after attack over long-running dispute
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 27 days ago
been to a fish and chip shop, when one of them was racially abused and threatened with a taser by a man, so they ran off, Burnley Crown Court was told. MORE TOP STORIES: Shortly afterwards the girls were confronted by Gemma Smith, the man’s... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Motorway 'spy cameras' lead to burglar's arrestpleaded guilty to two offences of burglary, before a bank holiday remand court,
Motorway 'spy cameras' lead to burglar's arrest
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 29 days ago
pleaded guilty to two offences of burglary, before a bank holiday remand court, sitting at Preston, and was committed to Burnley Crown Court for sentencing on September 28. Richard Prew, defending, said: “These are dwelling house burglaries... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
JAILED: Child porn dealer caught with images of infants as young as three-months-old being abusedMoores, 58, came to court with a testimonial from his local priest, the Rev Ste
JAILED: Child porn dealer caught with images of infants as young as three-months-old being abused
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 29 days ago
Moores, 58, came to court with a testimonial from his local priest, the Rev Stephen Brown, and had no previous convictions, Burnley Crown Court was told. MORE TOP STORIES: But Moores was caught by Lancashire Police with 5,000 indecent images of... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
JALED: Child porn dealer caught with images of infants as young as three-months-old being abusedMoores, 58, came to court with a testimonial from his local priest, the Rev Ste
JALED: Child porn dealer caught with images of infants as young as three-months-old being abused
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 29 days ago
Moores, 58, came to court with a testimonial from his local priest, the Rev Stephen Brown, and had no previous convictions, Burnley Crown Court was told. MORE TOP STORIES: But Moores was caught by Lancashire Police with 5,000 indecent images of... Read more
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Pendle Today
Driver who hid from police denies crashing car on M65was issued and he handed himself in to the police on Tuesday morning. The defen
Driver who hid from police denies crashing car on M65
Pendle Today / Posted 1 months ago
was issued and he handed himself in to the police on Tuesday morning. The defendant plans to appeal the conviction at Burnley Crown Court. Iqbal, who doesn’t accept he was driving the vehicle that crashed, was said to have been found hiding,... Read more

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