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East Lancashire sees rise in violent crime

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12:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

MORE people fell victim to violent crime in East Lancashire last year, new figures revealed.

Teens in Blackburn online attack video in court

Lancashire Telegraph: Blackburn Magistrates Court

5:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

THREE teenage girls have appeared in court and admitted their part in a brutal attack on a schoolmate which was later posted on Facebook.

Ex-Glasgow criminal and pregnant daughter assaulted three men in Gisburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Frank Carberry

5:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

A CONVICTED criminal and reputed Glasgow gangster assaulted three men and pulled a knife after a row at a riding stables in the Ribble Valley.

Banned driver fled Blackburn crash scene

Lancashire Telegraph: Dead body discovered in quarry

5:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

A BLOOD-covered man seen running away from a collision in Accrington Road, Blackburn, on Monday left behind a seriously injured 15-year-old boy.

Man charged with murder of Rossendale mum appears in court

Lancashire Telegraph: Murder victim, Cherylee Shennan

2:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

A MAN has appeared in court charged with the murder of a Rossendale mum.

Blackburn 'rape victim had injuries'

Lancashire Telegraph: Dead body discovered in quarry

1:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

A TEENAGE girl allegedly raped after being picked up in a car by two men and taken to a Black- burn house had injuries incl-uding bruises and scratches, a court heard.

Woman, 20, raped by clubgoer in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Woman, 20, raped by clubgoer in Blackburn

9:02am Friday 24th January 2014

A 20-YEAR-OLD woman was brutally raped during a night out in Blackburn.

Men in court over Burnley schoolgirl's alleged rape

Lancashire Telegraph: Paul Harrold

12:10pm Thursday 23rd January 2014

TWO men allegedly sexually abused a Burnley schoolgirl, with one of them grooming her, getting her hooked on drugs and repeatedly raping and indecently assaulting her, a jury was told.

Conduct hearing into Taser shooting of Chorley innocent blind man

Lancashire Telegraph: Colin Farmer

1:21pm Friday 17th January 2014

A POLICE officer who fired a Taser at a blind man after mistaking his white stick for a samurai sword is to face a hearing in front of an assistant chief constable.

Scheme to protect Barnoldswick firms from crime

Lancashire Telegraph: Richard Milner (front left) and Coun David Whipp (right) help launch the anti-crime scheme in Barnoldswick Town Square

9:30pm Thursday 16th January 2014

A SCHEME to try to protect businesses in Barnoldswick from thieves has been launched.

Royal Blackburn Hospital patient stole £20 from receptionist

3:09pm Thursday 16th January 2014

A PATIENT at Royal Blackburn Hospital stole £20 from the purse of a receptionist who was doing her a favour.

Longridge man caught out in gated grounds

3:08pm Thursday 16th January 2014

A LONGRIDGE man who broke into the gated and walled grounds of a detached house found it more difficult to get out.

Cocktail of drugs killed Blackburn man, 40

8:00pm Friday 10th January 2014

A 40-YEAR-OLD man died after taking a cocktail of drugs, a coroners court has ruled.

Clitheroe man's works ‘do’ ended with assault on policeman

7:30pm Friday 10th January 2014

A POLICE officer was lucky to escape serious injury after being pushed by a drunken man who had been on his work Christmas party.

Padiham sword man was upset with wife

Lancashire Telegraph: Figures released following freedom of information request

1:30pm Friday 10th January 2014

A MAN upset that his wife had left him walked down a street in Padiham holding a sword on Christmas Day, a court was told.

Undercooked, frozen sausage roll caused Blackburn man to assault partner

2:10pm Friday 10th January 2014

A ROW which started over an undercooked, frozen sausage roll ended with a 38-year-old man pushing his partner and then smashing a window.

Shoplifting hits new five year high in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: Shoplifting hits new five year high in Blackburn

9:53am Thursday 9th January 2014

THE number of shoplifting incidents in the run-up to Christmas is at a five-year high in Blackburn, new figures have revealed.

Police seek information after street knife attack in Chorley

12:21pm Thursday 9th January 2014

POLICE are hunting a man who swung a knife at a teenage couple as they walked through an estate.

Woman steals £136 worth of diesel from Great Harwood petrol station

Lancashire Telegraph: Figures released following freedom of information request

10:00pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

A WOMAN drove off without paying after filling her car and jerry cans in the back with diesel worth £136 from a Great Harwood petrol station.

Jilted Hapton lover in blackmail plot

Lancashire Telegraph: Lee Morgan

6:00pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

A COCAINE smuggler tried to blackmail his love rival out of £100,000 while still serving a 16-year prison sentence, a court was told.

Rishton owner left dog to starve to death

Lancashire Telegraph: Piggles was a Staffordshire bull terrier similar to this

12:00pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

A DOG owner’s cruelty to an animal amounted to the ‘most despicable treatment’ seen by a magistrate.

Accrington knifemen were all in late teens say police

Lancashire Telegraph: Figures released following freedom of information request

10:53am Wednesday 8th January 2014

POLICE have released further details about the men they are hunting in connection with an attempted armed robbery on an off-licence in Accrington on Saturday night.

UPDATED: Police searching for missing Burnley sex offender

Lancashire Telegraph: Dilshad Miah

1:00pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

POLICE are appealing for the public’s help in tracing a wanted sex offender from Burnley.

Police in plea to help catch Padiham sex attacker

Lancashire Telegraph: The footbridge between Canning Street and Back Thompson Street

6:00pm Monday 6th January 2014

THE detective investigating a sexual attack on an eight-year-old girl has called on the community to tell police all they know.

UPDATE: Man appears in court after Burnley siege

Lancashire Telegraph: Armed officers surrounded Burnley siege home

2:10pm Thursday 2nd January 2014

A 20-YEAR-OLD man appeared before Burnley magistrates, accused of threatening to cut his ex-partner's throat in a 25 hour siege in the town.

Masked men in Burnley knife raid

8:50am Friday 3rd January 2014

TWO masked men armed with large kitchen knives burst into a Burnley phone shop in a terrifying raid.

Joint pledge to tackle Blackburn crime and street drinking

Lancashire Telegraph: HEALTH Alcohol 1(2).JPG

6:00pm Thursday 2nd January 2014

ACTION is to be taken to clean up the town centre before the £30million Blackburn Cathedral Quarter comes on stream in autumn 2015.

Arsonists torch Burnley building site

Lancashire Telegraph: The abondoned Birchfield Mews development

9:00pm Friday 27th December 2013

ARSONISTS struck at an abandoned building site in Burnley on Christmas Day.

Bacup man jailed over 14 sex offences

7:00pm Thursday 26th December 2013

A MAN from Bacup has been jailed for 20 years after being found guilty of 14 counts of sexual offences, including rape and gross indecency with a child.

Burnley man remains in custody after armed siege

Lancashire Telegraph: UPDATE: Police called to siege in Burnley

9:00am Thursday 26th December 2013

A THIRTY-six-year-old man was still in custody after his arrest following an armed police siege.

UPDATE: Police called to siege in Burnley

Lancashire Telegraph: UPDATE: Police called to siege in Burnley

10:00pm Monday 23rd December 2013

A road has been sealed off following reports of a siege in Burnley.

Victim scarred for life after vicious attack in Waterfoot

Lancashire Telegraph: Philip Collinge has been jailed

3:00pm Monday 23rd December 2013

A THUG who launched a vicious, bottle attack which left a father-of-three scarred for life, has been jailed for 29 months.

Burnley jewel thief jailed for two years

Lancashire Telegraph: James Donnelly

2:00pm Monday 23rd December 2013

A HOUSE raider who struck at the home of an Alzheimer’s sufferer and stole irreplacable sentimental jewellery from another property, is behind bars for two years.

Rishton house shaken by 'hit-and-run' car

Lancashire Telegraph: Allan Presho, of Parker Street, Rishton, inspects the damage to his house

10:30am Friday 20th December 2013

A PENSIONER has told of the moment he felt his house shake when it was hit by a driver – who then drove off.

Drink Aware alert drivers over alcohol consumption

2:04pm Thursday 19th December 2013

ANYBODY caught with more than 35 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath will be arrested.

Cruel conman grabbed £900 cash from Haslingden woman, 95

Lancashire Telegraph: The cruel conman is being hunted

11:00am Tuesday 17th December 2013

THIS is the face of a man suspected of conning a 95-year-old woman out of £900 in a doorstep con.

Gun terror at Haslingden dog groomers

Lancashire Telegraph: Brian Kennedy and Mark Hambleton outside their dog grooming shop on Blackburn Road

9:00am Friday 13th December 2013

A HASLINGDEN couple who run a dog grooming business have spoken of their terror after a man entered the premises and pointed a ‘gun’ at them.

East Lancs police campaign marks jail sentence milestone

Lancashire Telegraph: The billboard poster in situ

9:00pm Thursday 12th December 2013

POLICE have marked more than 300 years in jail sentences against 150 criminals in Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale with a poster campaign.

Vandals strike to wreck festive Baxenden tree

Lancashire Telegraph: The tree that was vandalised in Baxenden.

5:00pm Thursday 12th December 2013

BAXENDEN’S Christmas tree has been damaged by vandals.

Burnley man launched 'unprovoked' attacks on brother and ex-partner

12:30pm Tuesday 10th December 2013

A VIOLENT schizophrenic launched ‘totally unprovoked’ attacks on his brother and terrified ex-partner after accusing him of sleeping with her, a court was told.

Man to face death crash charges after collision with Blackburn great-gran

Lancashire Telegraph: Hussain Ali

8:39am Wednesday 4th December 2013

A 28-YEAR-OLD man is to return from India after being charged with causing the death of a pensioner by careless driving.

Bacup man planned to sell cannabis and MCAT drugs

1:03pm Tuesday 3rd December 2013

SHAUN Hadfield, 28, of Hammerton Green, Bacup, was given four months in jail, suspended for a year, with 80 hours unpaid work, at Burnley Crown Court.

Bacup farmer faces jail for pistol possession

Lancashire Telegraph: Paul Alton

3:00pm Monday 2nd December 2013

A FARMER who had a home-made pistol and exploding cartridges stashed in his loft is facing five years behind bars.

Police launch crack down and drink and drug driving in East Lancashire

8:00am Saturday 30th November 2013

A FESTIVE crackdown on drink and drug driving is under way.

Relief for Nelson man cleared of threat to blow up a plane

Lancashire Telegraph: Tayyab Subhani

8:38am Friday 29th November 2013

ONE of the Pendle men cleared of threatening to blow up a plane has spoken of his relief as it was estimated the case could have cost more than £1million.

Police hunt man who swaps Coke bottles for iPads and laptops in £500 Blackburn con

Lancashire Telegraph: A CCTV picture of the man police suspect of taking money from people who think they are buying hi-tech items

6:00am Friday 29th November 2013

A CONMAN is duping people across Blackburn into buying iPads, laptops, and mobile phones - who later find out the box is full of bottles of water or fizzy drinks.

Accrington man carried blade in street

3:45pm Friday 29th November 2013

A 28-YEAR-OLD man has been handed a suspended prison sentence for having a bladed article in a public places.

New hospital smoking ban will be 'difficult to enforce' in East Lancashire

Lancashire Telegraph: A smoker enjoys a cigarette outside hospital

2:30pm Thursday 28th November 2013

HEALTH bosses in East Lancashire admitted new guidance on smoking outside hospitals will be ‘difficult to enforce’.

Nelson driver spared jail after crashing £91k supercar and 'clearing off'

Lancashire Telegraph: The wrecked Audi R8

1:30pm Thursday 28th November 2013

A CAR courier who crashed a £91,000 supercar into two cars then ‘cleared off’ without reporting it to police has been spared jail.

Drink-drive Bacup nurse crashed car

12:30pm Thursday 28th November 2013

A NURSE who smashed her car into a tree while almost three times the legal alcohol limit has been banned from driving for 23 months.


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