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Blackburn robber to feature in anti-crime poster campaign
THE MUGSHOT of a Blackburn man, who was jailed indefinitely after a series of robberies, is to feature in a police poster campaign.
Christopher Corkin, of Ravensglass Close, Blackburn, last summer attacked a 59-year-old Lithuanian woman who suffered severe cuts to her neck. He also threatened to stab a 23-year-old man and a 40-year-old feamle Blackburn shopkeeper with a knife.
He was given an indeterminate sentence to serve a minimum of four years at the end of March. The 19-year-old had pleaded guilty to two counts of robbery, attempted robbery and theft, possession of an offensive weapon and assaulting a police officer. He will only be released when he can prove that he is no longer a danger to the public.
The posters, which say: ‘Four years, thanks to you’ and ‘Your neighbourhood is safer. Let’s keep it that way’ have been handed out to residents in the Audley areas of Blackburn. They are designed to inform local communities how long criminals have been sent to prison for and reassure them about the action taken by the police. DI Mark Winstanley said: “These leaflets are designed to inform and reassure local residents about the action taken. They are a clear illustration to members of the public of the police determination to reduce crime and remove criminals from the streets.”