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Lancashire Telegraph
Pensioner denies sexually abusing boy and girl in bathroom of houseof a house. David Forrest, who was accused of historic sex abuse, gave evidenc
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted yesterday
of a house. David Forrest, who was accused of historic sex abuse, gave evidence in front a jury for the first time at Burnley Crown Court. Forrest, of Rawsthorne Avenue, Edenfield, said he had 'no idea' where the allegations had come from and... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
One of two men caught for breaking into an Oswaldtwistle shop looked straight into the CCTV camera before disconnecting the wireStore on Roe Lee Road, Oswaldtwistle and stealing and damaging property worth £
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted yesterday
Store on Roe Lee Road, Oswaldtwistle and stealing and damaging property worth £1,649. He was committed in custody to Burnley Crown Court to be sentenced. Catherine Allan, prosecuting, said among the items stolen were a charity box,... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Courier who led police on chase with two burst tyres avoids jailwho led police on a chase in a car which had two wheels that had disintegrated
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted yesterday
who led police on a chase in a car which had two wheels that had disintegrated down to the rims has been spared prison. Burnley Crown Court heard how Ashley Michael Wood, 23, had driven over a police stinger in Crown Point Road, Burnley, and... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
'Manipulative' pensioner accused of sexually abusing two children in a bathroomA ‘MANIPULATIVE’ pensioner allegedly sexually abused a boy and a girl in the ba
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
A ‘MANIPULATIVE’ pensioner allegedly sexually abused a boy and a girl in the bathroom of a house, a jury was told. Burnley Crown Court heard David Forrest, of Rawsthorne Avenue, Edenfield, allegedly abused the youngsters during incidents that are... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Controversial farmer and waste dumping repeat offender to be spared jailfarmer who flouted environmental orders by dumping and burning waste has been t
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
farmer who flouted environmental orders by dumping and burning waste has been told he will not be going to jail. Burnley Crown Court heard John Leslie Allison, 71, even tipped waste in front of an enforcement officer after he had been... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
'Cash for crash' man warned he could be sent to prisonscam. Raja Ahmed Rauf, 38, of Chapel House Road, Nelson, was given the warning
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
scam. Raja Ahmed Rauf, 38, of Chapel House Road, Nelson, was given the warning by Judge Phillip Parry when he appeared at Burnley Crown Court, That was after Rauf , on the day he was due to stand trial, admitted to conspiring with others to... Read more
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Pendle Today
Police officer: 'con-woman, knickers-thief always owns up to thefts'of a suspended sentence imposed at the crown court in May, as well as a conditi
Pendle Today / Posted 4 days ago
of a suspended sentence imposed at the crown court in May, as well as a conditional discharge and was committed on bail to Burnley Crown Court to be sentenced on October 30th. Mr Mark Williams, defending, said Russell was making quite good... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Man who threatened to attack police with knives and hammer if they Tasered him is jailedhe would attack police officers with weapons including knives and a hammer if t
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
he would attack police officers with weapons including knives and a hammer if they tried to Taser him has been jailed. Burnley Crown Court heard Darryl Grant Dyson, , 23, of Belford Street, Burnley, made the threat after he had barged his way... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Jail for violent thugs who kicked unconscious man in the headhead while he was unconscious on the floor and then tried to force their way in
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
head while he was unconscious on the floor and then tried to force their way into a home with a knife have been jailed. Burnley Crown Court heard victim Henry Hooks had enjoyed a nigh out in Colne on February 25 and was waiting next to a taxi... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Drink driver who led police on 70mph chase and crashed into another car spared jaildriver who led police on a 70mph chase through residential streets and crashed
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 8 days ago
driver who led police on a 70mph chase through residential streets and crashed into another car has been spared jail. Burnley Crown Court heard Robert Lesley Bell, 20, had been drinking in a pub in Burnley after breaking up with his girlfriend... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Banned driver sped off when he realised he had been spotted by police39, of Howard Close, Accrington, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and drivin
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 9 days ago
39, of Howard Close, Accrington, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and driving while disqualified. He was sent on bail to Burnley Crown Court to be sentenced on October 23. Catherine Allan, prosecuting, said Pye had been convicted of dangerous... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
'The time has come for the shopkeepers of Lancashire, particularly Colne, to have a break from shoplifters like you' - Prolific thief who stole £1 packet of biscuits from former partner is jailedhouse of his ex-partner while his two children were upstairs and stole £10 and
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 9 days ago
house of his ex-partner while his two children were upstairs and stole £10 and a £1 packet of biscuits has been jailed. Burnley Crown Court heard John Martin Leonard, 34, Cleveland Street, Colne, had 87 convictions for 108 offences, 64 of which... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Thugs jailed over baseball bat attack at girlfriend's homeCormack, forced his way into his girlfriend's home after a row and hit Ennis Ar
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 10 days ago
Cormack, forced his way into his girlfriend's home after a row and hit Ennis Artuner so hard with the bat it broke in half, Burnley Crown Court heard. The court heard Cormack, 22, of Coal Clough Lane, Burnley, had visited his girlfriend, Kirsty... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Crack cocaine addict completely emptied her mum's bank account after stealing her debit cardand household items and a bank card which was used to withdraw money belonging
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 12 days ago
and household items and a bank card which was used to withdraw money belonging to Moira Walch. She was committed to Burnley Crown Court to be sentenced. Alex Mann, prosecuting, said the defendant had drug problems for much of her life but... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
'Unsafe' taxi firm ordered to shut downthan £3,500 in court costs. Business owner Mohammed Arif Chaudhry has pledged
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
than £3,500 in court costs. Business owner Mohammed Arif Chaudhry has pledged to take the fight against the decision to Burnley Crown Court. The council acted in December over a 'persistent pattern' of taxis failing the authority's mechanical... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Second man appears in court charged in connection with Oswaldtwistle shootingmissed and ended up embedded in a house wall. Lewis Hannan, 22, of Pringle Str
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
missed and ended up embedded in a house wall. Lewis Hannan, 22, of Pringle Street, Blackburn, was sent in custody to Burnley Crown Court charged with possessing a firearm with a rifled barrel capable of discharging a .32 hollow point bullet... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Women who threatened victims with brick and baseball spared jailA VIOLENT thug who told her Godmother that she would 'cave her head in' while h
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 13 days ago
A VIOLENT thug who told her Godmother that she would 'cave her head in' while holding a brick has been spared jail. Burnley Crown Court heard Ella Elizabeth MacDermid, 25, of Langdale Road, Padiham, was 'egged on' by her partner Kayleigh Anne... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Man jailed for alleyway attack 'over unpaid debt'to the ground during a ‘sustained’ alleyway assault caused by what his attacker
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 14 days ago
to the ground during a ‘sustained’ alleyway assault caused by what his attacker said was an argument over an unpaid debt. Burnley Crown Court heard Sean O’Callaghan, 30, of Belgrave Street, Nelson, had lost his temper when victim Keith Kavanagh... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Man appears in court charged in connection with Oswaldtwistle shootingmissed and ended up embedded in a house wall. James David Lonsdale, of Grafton
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 14 days ago
missed and ended up embedded in a house wall. James David Lonsdale, of Grafton Street, Blackburn, was sent on bail to Burnley Crown Court charged with possessing a firearm with a rifled barrel capable of discharging a .32 hollow point bullet... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Man appears in court over making hundreds of pornographic images of childrenB images and 68 category C images and two charges of possessing extreme pornogr
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 17 days ago
B images and 68 category C images and two charges of possessing extreme pornographic images. He was sent on bail to Burnley Crown Court where he will appear on October 4. Catherine Allan, prosecuting, said some of the category A images... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Jail for banned driver who drove 110mph the wrong way down the motorwayfailing to stop after an accident and beaching of a suspended prison sentence.
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 20 days ago
failing to stop after an accident and beaching of a suspended prison sentence. He received the suspended sentence at Burnley Crown Court last October following a road rage incident in which he threatened two people with a baseball bat. After... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Two men have appeared in court charged with stealing £23,200 from the home of a 72-old pensionerin 20 minutes. Liam O'Callaghan, 31, of Belgrave Street, Nelson, and James Tay
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 22 days ago
in 20 minutes. Liam O'Callaghan, 31, of Belgrave Street, Nelson, and James Taylor, 23, of no fixed address were sent to Burnley Crown Court charged with burglary at a house in Fulham Street aggravated by possession of a screwdriver. Alex Mann,... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Man charged with inciting a teenage girl into exposing herself and other inappropriate behaviours on the interneta 14-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity with a dog and several charges
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 27 days ago
a 14-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity with a dog and several charges of attempting to cause a child to look at images of people engaging in sexual activity. He was sent on bail to Burnley Crown Court where he will appear on Septemb... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Man charged with inciting a teenage girl into exposing herself, urinating in a cup and drinking it and engaging in sexual activity with a doga 14-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity with a dog and several charges
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 27 days ago
a 14-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity with a dog and several charges of attempting to cause a child to look at images of people engaging in sexual activity. He was sent on bail to Burnley Crown Court where he will appear on Septemb... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Jail for teenager who drove at 80-miles-per-hour past school, nursery and college just one month after being given final chance by judgeA TEENAGER who sped past a nursery, school and college at 80-miles-per-hour in
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 28 days ago
A TEENAGER who sped past a nursery, school and college at 80-miles-per-hour in a stolen car has been jailed. Burnley Crown Court heard Luke Pilkington, 19, committed the dangerous driving offence one month after Judge Beverley Lunt had given him a... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Man who tried to intervene in couple's argument was punched to the floor and had head stamped onwho tried to intervene in an argument between a couple ended up being punched t
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 29 days ago
who tried to intervene in an argument between a couple ended up being punched to the floor and having his head stamped on. Burnley Crown Court heard victim Mervyn Adams, 42, has no recollection of the incident which resulted in him having a double... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Drug dealer who sold cocaine and cannabis warned nobody came closer to going to prisonDRUG dealer who sold cannabis and cocaine for profit was told 'nobody came clos
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 29 days ago
DRUG dealer who sold cannabis and cocaine for profit was told 'nobody came closer than him to going to prison' than him. Burnley Crown Court heard Callum Lee Elcock, 26, was found with a rucksack containing cannabis with a street value of £280, a... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Dangerous driver who drove on burst tyres told he faces spell in prisonA MAN who led police on a high-speed chase despite having two burst tyres has b
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 29 days ago
A MAN who led police on a high-speed chase despite having two burst tyres has been warned he faces a prison sentence. Burnley Crown Court heard how Ashley Michael Wood, 23, had driven over a police stinger in Manchester Road, Burnley, during the... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Man who sexually abused 11-old girl blamed 'deviant' behaviour on 'evil spirits'Beverley Lunt told Brian Farrington, 74, that the only evil spirit was himself
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 29 days ago
Beverley Lunt told Brian Farrington, 74, that the only evil spirit was himself and sent him to prison for four years. Burnley Crown Court was told Farrington’s abuse of the victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, started when she was 11... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Serial shoplifter banned from town's top shopsof Colne. Leonard, of William Street, Colne, pleaded guilty to three charges o
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted a month ago
of Colne. Leonard, of William Street, Colne, pleaded guilty to three charges of shoplifting. He was committed on bail to Burnley Crown Court to be sentenced at the same time as he is sentenced for five other shoplifting offences, one of assault... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Man appears in court over robbery at Rishton Mini Marketaddress, is charged with robbing the shop of bottles of vodka, cigarettes and a
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 1 months ago
address, is charged with robbing the shop of bottles of vodka, cigarettes and a quantity of cash. He is also charged with possessing a knife in a public place. Neal was sent in custody to Burnley Crown Court where he will appear on Septem... Read more
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Lancashire Telegraph
Woman, 20, appears in court accused of having sexual intercourse with a 12-old boywith allegedly having sexual intercourse with a 12-year-old boy. Shauni Balder
Lancashire Telegraph / Posted 1 months ago
with allegedly having sexual intercourse with a 12-year-old boy. Shauni Balderstone, of Bowness Road, was sent on bail to Burnley Crown Court charged with four offences of inciting the boy to engage in penetrative sexual activity and one of... Read more

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