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2015/04/18 09:36
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Schoolgirl abductor given jail term A man who abducted a Nelson schoolgirl and took her to West Yorkshire has been given a four month jail term. Lee Wilson (19) was said to have known the child was...
2015/04/18 09:36
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2015/04/18 05:58
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A TEENAGER from East Lancashire is set to stand trial in relation to the death of a father-of-two who died after being struck by a JCB. Harry Shaw, 18, did not enter a plea to a charge of causing the...
2015/04/18 04:58
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A FATHER-OF-EIGHT from Colne caught with nearly 20,000 child porn images on his computer claimed he was investigating a shadowy cabal alleged to control world affairs. Alan Greaves, 45, insisted he...
2015/04/18 04:58
2015/04/18 04:58
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A KNIFEMAN claimed he had not threatened friends after a heavy drinking session – but was caught out when one of his victims dialled 999 and allowed police operators to listen in. Sean Fell, 27, was...
2015/04/17 13:58
2015/04/17 13:58
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AN ACCRINGTON man awaits a sentence after admitting child pornography offences at Burnley Crown Court. Mark Pearce, 46, of Garbett Street, pleaded guilty to nine offences of making indecent images...
2015/04/17 11:37
2015/04/17 11:37
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Five defendants who allowed a “clever fraudster” to use their banks accounts to swindle an elderly couple of their £36,000 life savings have walked free. Burnley Crown Court heard the five all had...
2015/04/16 22:20
2015/04/16 22:20
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A delivery driver jailed for molesting a woman - despite claiming he suffered from ‘sexsomnia’ - has lost a landmark bid to clear his name. Alan Walker, of Nook Farm, Rochdale, was jailed for two...
2015/04/16 09:36
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Elderly couple had shared home for 40 years Defendant pregnant with fourth child Couple forced to live in separate nursing homes Neighbour stole cash and bank card A heartless mother-of-three who...
2015/04/16 04:58
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A SERIAL thief who targeted a 60-year-old man with learning difficulties for money after breaking into his home twice has been jailed for six years. Victim Brett Price had lived semi-independently in...
2015/04/15 11:19
2015/04/15 11:19
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A prison officer who worked on Strangeways’ sex offenders’ wing has avoided jail after being found with around 2,000 child abuse images. Officers later found a computer and USB stick at his former...
2015/04/15 10:58
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A MAN has appeared before Blackburn magistrates on internet child pornography charges. Dean Clements, 29, of Pickup Street, Clayton-le-Moors, faces nine charges of making indecent images and three of...
2015/04/14 10:58
2015/04/14 10:58
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A MAN’S finger was cut off in an axe attack as he tried to defend himself. James Ward, a dad-of-six, is in hiding after being released from hospital following surgery to reattach one finger and...
2015/04/14 04:58
2015/04/14 04:58
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A CONVICTED paedophile who ended up as a babysitter for a Rossendale family has been branded a ‘manipulator’ as a judge jailed him for 16 months. Stephen Berry, 34, is now serving his fifth prison...
2015/04/13 15:42
2015/04/13 15:42
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A Burnley rapist who struck while on licence from jail is back behind bars, facing a long sentence. Mark Anton Smith (44) will face a dangerousness assessment by the probation service before he is...
2015/04/11 05:58
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A COUPLE aged 86 and 95 saw their lives ‘destroyed’ by a scheming mother-of-four who befriended them and did odd jobs around the house before fleecing them of around £12,500. Alice Nutter and Bill...
2015/04/09 14:58
2015/04/09 14:58
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A SNEAK-IN burglar who stole a set of car keys told the owners he was looking for his football when they disturbed him trying to steal the vehicle. Blackburn magistrates heard Thomas William Bank...
2015/04/08 07:58
2015/04/08 07:58
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A CONMAN from East Lancashire has confessed to a £14,000 fraud where he pretended to be a police officer from Scotland Yard to trick an 84-year-old woman. An investigation was launched when a...
2015/04/07 13:58
2015/04/07 13:58
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A BURNLEY man has appeared before a Bank Holiday remand court charged with false imprisonment. Lee Hart, 22, of Ivory Street, was also accused of assaulting Pc Daniel O'Reilly, resisting a police...
2015/04/06 05:58
2015/04/06 05:58
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A SERIAL racist who has blown a £50,000 inheritance through drinking and misbehaving will be given a chance to mend her ways with the help of a tough East Lancashire rehab regime. Jasmine Astin, who...
2015/04/04 13:47
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A Muslim father launched a furious 'racist tirade' at Catholic school staff after two Islamic pupils were barred from attending lessons for refusing to shave off their beards. Outraged Mohammad...
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