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Lancashire Telegraph
Former soldier serving life sentence for killing Darwen dad in brutal carving-fork attack diesA FORMER soldier who was serving a life sentence for killing a man in a brutal
Former soldier serving life sentence for killing Darwen dad in brutal carving-fork attack dies
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
A FORMER soldier who was serving a life sentence for killing a man in a brutal carving-fork attack has died. Darwen man David Michael Kershaw, 47, was jailed in 2008 for killing Joseph Conroy. Father-of-six Mr Conroy, 51, was found dead on his bed... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Pervert in short shorts opened legs and flashed girls in Blackburn McDonald’sA PERVERT indecently exposed himself in a McDonald’s branch. Blackburn magistr
Pervert in short shorts opened legs and flashed girls in Blackburn McDonald’s
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
A PERVERT indecently exposed himself in a McDonald’s branch. Blackburn magistrates heard John Worboys had 33 previous convictions for sex offences. He had gone to a sports shop and bought a pair of short shorts before flashing at two... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Family release heartbreaking picture of two-week-old baby on day of funeralThe heartbroken family of a two-week-old girl who tragically died has released
Family release heartbreaking picture of two-week-old baby on day of funeral
Daily Mirror / Posted 3 days ago
The heartbroken family of a two-week-old girl who tragically died has released this touching photo of her on the day of her funeral. Florence Liberty Mae, from Stockport, Greater Manchester, died from multiple injuries on July 29. Today her family... Read more
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thebee
Hunt for sex offenderPolice are trying to trace registered sex offender Jake Speakman, 23, who is wa
Hunt for sex offender
thebee / Posted 3 days ago
Police are trying to trace registered sex offender Jake Speakman, 23, who is wanted after leaving his address and failing to notify police of his whereabouts. He has therefore breached his licence conditions and is being recalled to prison. Speakman... Read more
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thebee
Sex offender wanted for failing to tell police his locationHave you seen this man? Police are trying to trace registered sex offender Jak
Sex offender wanted for failing to tell police his location
thebee / Posted 3 days ago
Have you seen this man? Police are trying to trace registered sex offender Jake Speakman ,23, who is wanted after leaving his address and failing to notify police of his whereabouts. He has therefore breached his licence conditions and is being... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
'David's not dead' - Chilling message from newlywed charged with husband's murderTHE wife of an East Lancashire defence lawyer David Edwards has appeared in cou
'David's not dead' - Chilling message from newlywed charged with husband's murder
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
THE wife of an East Lancashire defence lawyer David Edwards has appeared in court charged with his murder. Sharon Edwards, 42, appeared dishevelled and confused as she entered the secure dock at Preston Magistrates’ Court. MORE TOP... Read more
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metro
My husband's not dead, says wife accused of killing himMy husband’s not dead, says wife accused of killing him A bride accused of kil
My husband's not dead, says wife accused of killing him
metro / Posted 4 days ago
My husband’s not dead, says wife accused of killing him A bride accused of killing her husband two months after they tied the knot told a court: ‘He’s not dead.’ Sharon Edwards made the claim repeatedly as she appeared in court for the first time... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
New bride appears in court charged with solicitor husband's murder Sharon Edwards is charged with the murder of her husband David Edwards A new
New bride appears in court charged with solicitor husband's murder
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
Sharon Edwards is charged with the murder of her husband David Edwards A new bride accused of murdering her solicitor husband has made her first appearance in court. Sharon... Read more
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Shropshire Star
New bride appears in court charged with solicitor husband's murder « Shropshire StarSharon Edwards, 42, of Parkers Wood Close, Chorley, Lancashire, appeared at Pre
New bride appears in court charged with solicitor husband's murder « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 4 days ago
Sharon Edwards, 42, of Parkers Wood Close, Chorley, Lancashire, appeared at Preston Magistrates' Court charged with the murder of David Edwards, 51. No pleas were entered and the court was told the case would be heard at crown court. Her solicitor... Read more
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St Albans & Harpenden Review
New bride appears in court charged with solicitor husband's murderA new bride accused of murdering her solicitor husband has made her first appea
New bride appears in court charged with solicitor husband's murder
St Albans & Harpenden Review / Posted 4 days ago
A new bride accused of murdering her solicitor husband has made her first appearance in court. Sharon Edwards, 42, of Parkers Wood Close, Chorley, Lancashire, appeared at Preston Magistrates' Court charged with the murder of David Edwards, 51. No... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
New bride appears in court charged with solicitor husband's murderA new bride accused of murdering her solicitor husband has made her first appea
New bride appears in court charged with solicitor husband's murder
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 4 days ago
A new bride accused of murdering her solicitor husband has made her first appearance in court. Sharon Edwards, 42, of Parkers Wood Close, Chorley, Lancashire, appeared at Preston Magistrates' Court charged with the murder of David Edwards, 51. No... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
New bride appears in court charged with solicitor husband's murderA new bride accused of murdering her solicitor husband has made her first appea
New bride appears in court charged with solicitor husband's murder
Croydon Guardian / Posted 4 days ago
A new bride accused of murdering her solicitor husband has made her first appearance in court. Sharon Edwards, 42, of Parkers Wood Close, Chorley, Lancashire, appeared at Preston Magistrates' Court charged with the murder of David Edwards, 51. No... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
New bride appears in court charged with solicitor husband's murderA new bride accused of murdering her solicitor husband has made her first appea
New bride appears in court charged with solicitor husband's murder
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
A new bride accused of murdering her solicitor husband has made her first appearance in court. Sharon Edwards, 42, of Parkers Wood Close, Chorley, Lancashire, appeared at Preston Magistrates' Court charged with the murder of David Edwards, 51. No... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
New bride appears in court charged with solicitor husband's murderA new bride accused of murdering her solicitor husband has made her first appea
New bride appears in court charged with solicitor husband's murder
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 4 days ago
A new bride accused of murdering her solicitor husband has made her first appearance in court. Sharon Edwards, 42, of Parkers Wood Close, Chorley, Lancashire, appeared at Preston Magistrates' Court charged with the murder of David Edwards, 51. No... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Darwen decorator stole jewellery and cash worth £3k while householder was on holidayA 45-YEAR-OLD man trusted to do some decorating while the householder was on ho
Darwen decorator stole jewellery and cash worth £3k while householder was on holiday
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
A 45-YEAR-OLD man trusted to do some decorating while the householder was on holiday stole jewellery and cash worth more than £3,000. Blackburn magistrates heard that Alan David Holmes had been given keys to the house and allowed to live there by... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Six face charges as part of major investigation into supply of cocaine and heroinSIX people are to appear at Preston Crown Court after being charged with drug o
Six face charges as part of major investigation into supply of cocaine and heroin
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
SIX people are to appear at Preston Crown Court after being charged with drug offences following raids as part of an investigation into cocaine and heroin supply across Chorley. They were arrested at various addresses in Chorley and Liverpool and... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Woman 'broke into home and hit owner with stereo and speakers in revenge attack'A woman broke in to another person's home and attacked her in bed with a stereo
Woman 'broke into home and hit owner with stereo and speakers in revenge attack'
Daily Mirror / Posted 5 days ago
A woman broke in to another person's home and attacked her in bed with a stereo after discovering her boyfriend was sleeping there, a court heard. Preston Crown Court was told that Monteith broke in to the flat in Blackpool, Lancashire, before... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Blackburn man charged with theft of watches and jewellery worth £1,390LEE Pearson, 36, of Livesey Branch Road, Blackburn, was sent in custody to Pres
Blackburn man charged with theft of watches and jewellery worth £1,390
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 5 days ago
LEE Pearson, 36, of Livesey Branch Road, Blackburn, was sent in custody to Preston Crown Court when he appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged with burglary at a house in Preston Old Road and theft of watches and jewellery worth £1,390.... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Man broke partner's jaw after she refused to let him get an early nightA 33-YEAR-OLD man under pressure after starting a new job “snapped” when his pa
Man broke partner's jaw after she refused to let him get an early night
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
A 33-YEAR-OLD man under pressure after starting a new job “snapped” when his partner refused to let him get an early night. Blackburn magistrates heard how Thomas Swallow lashed out at his partner of 10 years and as she fell she struck a shelving... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Blackburn pensioner jailed after sexually abusing 9-old schoolgirlA PENSIONER who abused a schoolgirl for five years has been jailed after admitt
Blackburn pensioner jailed after sexually abusing 9-old schoolgirl
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
A PENSIONER who abused a schoolgirl for five years has been jailed after admitting sex offences. David Hodgson, 73, shook in the dock at Preston Crown Court as details of the offences were recounted in court. MORE TOP STORIES: His victim was just... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Blackburn pensioner jailed after sexually abusing schoolgirl for five yearsA PENSIONER who abused a schoolgirl for five years has been jailed after admitt
Blackburn pensioner jailed after sexually abusing schoolgirl for five years
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
A PENSIONER who abused a schoolgirl for five years has been jailed after admitting sex offences. David Hodgson, 73, shook in the dock at Preston Crown Court as details of the offences were recounted in court. His victim was just nine years old when... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Homeless man jailed for killing 'gentle soul' with one punch in ‘unprovoked and cowardly’ attackA HOMELESS man has been jailed for four-and-a-half years for killing a ‘gentle
Homeless man jailed for killing 'gentle soul' with one punch in ‘unprovoked and cowardly’ attack
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 9 days ago
A HOMELESS man has been jailed for four-and-a-half years for killing a ‘gentle soul’ with one punch in an ‘unprovoked and cowardly’ attack. Wayne Bradbury, 29, is today waking up behind bars after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of 37-year-old... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Man jailed for manslaughter of 37-old Burnley manA MAN has been jailed for four-and-a-half years for the manslaughter of 37-year
Man jailed for manslaughter of 37-old Burnley man
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 9 days ago
A MAN has been jailed for four-and-a-half years for the manslaughter of 37-year-old Burnley man Andrew Hayes. Wayne Bradbury, 29, of no fixed address pleaded guilty to manslaughter when he appeared at Preston Crown Court last month. MORE TOP... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Blackburn man attacked another male with machete after row over electric toothbrushA 52-YEAR-OLD man attacked another male with a machete after a row over an elec
Blackburn man attacked another male with machete after row over electric toothbrush
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 11 days ago
A 52-YEAR-OLD man attacked another male with a machete after a row over an electric toothbrush. Blackburn Magistrates Court heard Arthur David Taylor was swinging the weapon at the other man’s head and a witness feared the victim would be seriously... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Ex-Manchester University employee locked up for swindling £350,000 from elderly victimsA financial adviser who callously stole more than £350,000 from four elderly an
Ex-Manchester University employee locked up for swindling £350,000 from elderly victims
Manchester Evening News / Posted 11 days ago
A financial adviser who callously stole more than £350,000 from four elderly and vulnerable people who regarded him as a friend has been jailed for six years. Peter Bottomley, 60, pleaded guilty to eight counts of fraud and theft offences after... Read more
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thebee
Lancashire's shocking care home abuse trialThree people have been found guilty of ill treatment at a care home in Lostock
Lancashire's shocking care home abuse trial
thebee / Posted 12 days ago
Three people have been found guilty of ill treatment at a care home in Lostock Hall. Following a six week trial at Preston Crown Court, the owners of the care home, Indranee Pumbien, 58, and her husband Meghadeven Pumbien, 62, both of Grosvenor... Read more
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thebee
Three found guilty of ill treatment at nursing home in Lostock HallThree people have been found guilty of ill treatment at a care home in Lostock
Three found guilty of ill treatment at nursing home in Lostock Hall
thebee / Posted 12 days ago
Three people have been found guilty of ill treatment at a care home in Lostock Hall. Following a six week trial at Preston Crown Court, the owners of the care home, Indranee Pumbien, 58, and her husband Meghadeven Pumbien, 62, both of Grosvenor... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Lancashire's 6 most wanted - August 17EACH week we appeal to readers of The Lancashire Telegraph for help finding wan
Lancashire's 6 most wanted - August 17
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 14 days ago
EACH week we appeal to readers of The Lancashire Telegraph for help finding wanted suspects. Tokozile Roberts, also known as Tony, is wanted on warrant after failing to appear at Preston Magistrates Court in relation to the production of... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Blackburn prostitute ‘fought off’ alleged rapist after having sex in bushes for £30A PROSTITUTE told a court she thought she was ‘fighting for her life’ as she st
Blackburn prostitute ‘fought off’ alleged rapist after having sex in bushes for £30
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 17 days ago
A PROSTITUTE told a court she thought she was ‘fighting for her life’ as she struggled to break free from a man who was raping her. The woman, who can not be named for legal reasons, said the man was a client but had ‘turned nasty’ when she asked... Read more
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Bolton News
Bolton's 4 Most Wanted - August 12, 2015EACH week police appeal to readers of The Bolton News for help finding wanted s
Bolton's 4 Most Wanted - August 12, 2015
Bolton News / Posted 19 days ago
EACH week police appeal to readers of The Bolton News for help finding wanted suspects. Alfred Sloane, aged 37, failed to appear at Bolton Magistrates' Court on July 28 to answer a charge of possessing an offensive weapon. He is now wanted and has... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Woman set to face crown court judge after breaking car wing mirror in BlackburnA BURNLEY woman is set to face a crown court judge after breaking a car wing mi
Woman set to face crown court judge after breaking car wing mirror in Blackburn
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 19 days ago
A BURNLEY woman is set to face a crown court judge after breaking a car wing mirror in Blackburn. Amy McCrudden, 20, of Fraser Street, pleaded guilty to damaging a black Honda Civic belonging to Nasim Sajawal on March 19. Blackburn magistrates... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Coroner calls for changes after Millom murdersHEALTH bosses and police say they have responded to a coroner's recommendations
Coroner calls for changes after Millom murders
Whitehaven News / Posted 20 days ago
HEALTH bosses and police say they have responded to a coroner's recommendations to prevent future deaths after a mentally ill hacked his mother and sister to death. John Jenkin, 25, killed the pair two just 48 hours after he was released from a... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Lancaster man wanted after failing to appear at courtLANCASHIRE Police are trying to trace a man who is wanted after failing to appe
Lancaster man wanted after failing to appear at court
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 20 days ago
LANCASHIRE Police are trying to trace a man who is wanted after failing to appear at court for sentencing. Jonathan Hunt, 37, last known address Rowan Bank, Halton, Lancaster, is wanted after he failed to appear at Preston Crown Court on July 16th... Read more
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Daily Star
Legal aid splurge on killers: £29,000 for guilty pleaSADISTIC: Joanne Dennehy killed three men before racking up nearly £30,000 wort
Legal aid splurge on killers: £29,000 for guilty plea
Daily Star / Posted 22 days ago
SADISTIC: Joanne Dennehy killed three men before racking up nearly £30,000 worth of legal fees Joanne Dennehy, who murdered three men in a ten-day killing spree, had a defence team which cost £29,048. She was said to be driven by a “sadistic lust”... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Two guilty of East Lancashire shotgun murder attemptA MAN who peppered a rival with more than 100 shotgun pellets has been jailed f
Two guilty of East Lancashire shotgun murder attempt
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 23 days ago
A MAN who peppered a rival with more than 100 shotgun pellets has been jailed for 25 years after being convicted of attempted murder. A second man, who was recruited to take part in the murder plot, has also been jailed for 18 years. MORE TOP... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Attacker broke his victim’s jaw in two placesA MILLOM man who broke a man’s jaw because “he didn’t like him” has been jailed
Attacker broke his victim’s jaw in two places
Whitehaven News / Posted 24 days ago
A MILLOM man who broke a man’s jaw because “he didn’t like him” has been jailed, on his birthday. Ashley Sharman, 27, left Simon Shelton, 23, with a double fracture needing surgery and metal plates in his jaw when he swung an unprovoked punch to his... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Man who shot love rival in the head with shotgun jailed for 25 yearsA MAN who peppered a rival with more than 100 shotgun pellets has been jailed f
Man who shot love rival in the head with shotgun jailed for 25 years
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 24 days ago
A MAN who peppered a rival with more than 100 shotgun pellets has been jailed for 25 years after being convicted of attempted murder. A second man, who was recruited to take part in the murder plot, has also been jailed for 18 years. Mark Walsh,... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Blackburn security guard jailed for disability cash con after being filmed doing strenuous work at Stonyhurst CollegeA SECURITY guard at prestigious Stonyhurst College has been sent to prison afte
Blackburn security guard jailed for disability cash con after being filmed doing strenuous work at Stonyhurst College
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 24 days ago
A SECURITY guard at prestigious Stonyhurst College has been sent to prison after cheating more than £30,000 of disability benefits, claiming he was incapacitated. Christopher Reilly, 62, told the Department for Work and Pensions he needed help to... Read more
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thebee
Stoneyhurst security guard jailed for £30K benefit conA security guard at a prestigious Lancashire college has been jailed after chea
Stoneyhurst security guard jailed for £30K benefit con
thebee / Posted 24 days ago
A security guard at a prestigious Lancashire college has been jailed after cheating more than £30,000 of disability benefits, claiming he was incapacitated. Christopher Reilly, 62, told the Department for Work and Pensions he needed help to get out... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Jury retires to consider verdict after Accrington man shot in the headTHE jury has retired to consider its verdict in the case of three men accused o
Jury retires to consider verdict after Accrington man shot in the head
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 24 days ago
THE jury has retired to consider its verdict in the case of three men accused of plotting to kill a man in a gun attack outside his home. Kevin King, 30, Donovan Wallace, 24, and Jack Wilding, 20, deny conspiring to murder Mark Walsh, who was... Read more
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thebee
Jury out in Accrington shotgun trialTHE jury has retired to consider its verdict in the case of three men accused o
Jury out in Accrington shotgun trial
thebee / Posted 25 days ago
THE jury has retired to consider its verdict in the case of three men accused of plotting to kill a man in a gun attack outside his home. Kevin King, 30, Donovan Wallace, 24, and Jack Wilding, 20, deny conspiring to murder Mark Walsh, who was... Read more
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express
'Disgusting' nurse shouted 'Come on then' as he head-butted seriously-ill pensioner A “DISGUSTING” nurse who head-butted a seriously-ill 72-year-old patient has
'Disgusting' nurse shouted 'Come on then' as he head-butted seriously-ill pensioner
express / Posted 27 days ago
A “DISGUSTING” nurse who head-butted a seriously-ill 72-year-old patient has been struck off. David Hadfield has been struck off after attacking a patient at the... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Nurse struck off for headbutting seriously ill patientMr Bretherton, who had been transferred to the critical care unit with pancreat
Nurse struck off for headbutting seriously ill patient
Daily Mirror / Posted 27 days ago
Mr Bretherton, who had been transferred to the critical care unit with pancreatitis, suffered cuts to his face and had to be put on a ventilator. The patient later died - but Nursing and Midwifery Council heard the death was not linked to the... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
'Drug addict' father jailed after killing son with morphine tablet Kye Backhouse, 13, died after his father, Kevin Morton, 49, of Barrow-in-Furn
'Drug addict' father jailed after killing son with morphine tablet
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 30 days ago
Kye Backhouse, 13, died after his father, Kevin Morton, 49, of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, gave him a morphine tablet A "drug addict" father has been jailed for four years after he... Read more
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This is Oxfordshire
'Drug addict' father jailed after killing son with morphine tabletA "drug addict" father has been jailed for four years after he killed his 13-ye
'Drug addict' father jailed after killing son with morphine tablet
This is Oxfordshire / Posted 30 days ago
A "drug addict" father has been jailed for four years after he killed his 13-year-old son with a morphine tablet. Kevin Morton, 49, passed the medication to Kye Backhouse when the youngster complained he had a headache and could not sleep last... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
'Drug addict' father jailed after killing son with morphine tabletA "drug addict" father has been jailed for four years after he killed his 13-ye
'Drug addict' father jailed after killing son with morphine tablet
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 30 days ago
A "drug addict" father has been jailed for four years after he killed his 13-year-old son with a morphine tablet. Kevin Morton, 49, passed the medication to Kye Backhouse when the youngster complained he had a headache and could not sleep last... Read more
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Northern Echo
'Drug addict' father jailed after killing son with morphine tabletMorton had illegally obtained the prescription drug, Zomorph, and was a regular
'Drug addict' father jailed after killing son with morphine tablet
Northern Echo / Posted 30 days ago
Morton had illegally obtained the prescription drug, Zomorph, and was a regular self-medicator with a dependence on painkillers and psychoactive substances. He told police that he thought a stronger tablet would help his son and he did not want to... Read more
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Shropshire Star
'Drug addict' father jailed after killing son with morphine tablet « Shropshire StarKevin Morton, 49, passed the medication to Kye Backhouse when the youngster com
'Drug addict' father jailed after killing son with morphine tablet « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 30 days ago
Kevin Morton, 49, passed the medication to Kye Backhouse when the youngster complained he had a headache and could not sleep last October. He found the teenager "motionless" on the settee at his flat in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, the following... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
'Drug addict' father jailed after killing son with morphine tabletA "drug addict" father has been jailed for four years after he killed his 13-ye
'Drug addict' father jailed after killing son with morphine tablet
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 30 days ago
A "drug addict" father has been jailed for four years after he killed his 13-year-old son with a morphine tablet. Kevin Morton, 49, passed the medication to Kye Backhouse when the youngster complained he had a headache and could not sleep last... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
South Cumbria man sentenced to four years behind bars for manslaughter of his 13-old sonA SOUTH Cumbria man has been sentenced to four years for the manslaughter of hi
South Cumbria man sentenced to four years behind bars for manslaughter of his 13-old son
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 30 days ago
A SOUTH Cumbria man has been sentenced to four years for the manslaughter of his 13-year-old son Kye Backhouse. Kevin Morton, 49, of Ewan Close, Barrow, was sentenced today (July 31) at Preston Crown Court. Kye died on October 9, 2014, after Morton... Read more
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