APPEAL: 63-year-old woman injured in 'frightening' bag-snatch attempt

A 63-year-old woman was injured during a 'frightening' attack when a man tried to snatch her bag in Nelson, say police.
Noel Thomas Devers (30) tried to cash a stolen cheque for 7,000.

Prolific fraudster tries to cash stolen cheque worth £7,000

A prolific fraudster has been caught on CCTV attempting to cash a stolen cheque for £7,000, a court has heard.

Burnley Magistrates' Court

Landlord breaches sex offence order

A Burnley landlord who is a convicted internet sex offender used an incognito browser which wiped his search history - but claimed he had it because he didn't want his tenants to know he was gay, a court heard.

Burnley Magistrates' Court

Housing boss smashed into "love rival's" home

A drunken housing boss smashed her way into the home of a neighbour she was convinced was her love rival after she woke and found her partner was missing, a court heard.

Burnley Market Hall trader Donald Smith has vowed to continue with his long established delicatessen business despite a break-in.

"Business as usual" for theft victim and well known market trader Donald

One of Burnley’s best known traders has vowed it is “business as usual” after a thief broke into his shop and made off with the safe.

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Burnley Magistrates' Court.

Pensioner attacked wife after row over loud music

A "controlling" pensioner who attacked his wife of almost 40 years with a TV remote control after her Bible class, had previously told her she might die at his hands - but claimed it was a joke.
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Burnley Magistrates' Court

Teen on weed caught driving

A Padiham teenager was caught driving with three times the limit of cannabis in his system after he was spotted going slowly, a court heard.

Lee Barrett was banned for a year

Drink driver crashed into taxi after row

A drink-driver crashed into a taxi with his partner on board three times when he followed it after they had a row on a night out, a court heard.

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The area in Burnley town centre where police issued a section 34 dispersal order to keep yobs out. Photo: Google

Police get tough on town centre yobs

A crackdown on gangs of youths, whose anti-social behaviour is making Burnley town centre a “no go” zone for people in the evening at weekends, has been welcomed.

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The car stopped on the M6

‘Don’t hog the middle lane’

Police have issued a warning to Lancashire drivers about hogging the middle lane on motorways.

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Burnley Magistrates' Court

Carer hurled racist abuse at taxi driver and police officer

A “binge-drinking” mum-of-two repeatedly hurled racist abuse at a taxi driver, then a police officer and attacked them both, after a night clubbing.
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A teenage girl who was reported missing from home has turned up safe and well.

Missing teen is found

A teenager, who was classed as being "high risk" and was missing from home, has been found safe and well.

Burnley Magistrates' Court

Crook dropped TV on paedophile's head

An attacker who rang 999 and told police he had “dropped a television on a paedophile’s head,” is facing a jail term for what a judge said could be classed as hate crime.
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Jamie Robertson

Police appeal to help find missing man

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for a missing man aged 27.
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Neil Pierce, who has returned home safe, after being reported missing from home in Burnley.

Missing man found safe and well

A man who prompted a police  search after he went missing on Friday lunch-time has been found safe and well
Macey Durkin

Police search for missing Burnley teen

A police search is underway for a 15-year-old girl missing from the Burnley area.

Burnley Road East. Picture: Google

Man charged after boy, 10, threatened with knife in attempted robbery

A man has been charged following an attempted robbery in Waterfoot in East Lancashire.

Firefighters tackled a blaze at a derelict house in Burnley

Arsonists to blame for fire in derelict house

Firefighters believe that a blaze in a derelict house in Burnley was started deliberately

Police officers in Burnley caught a man fleeing the scene after a burglary at a house.

Police catch raider after daylight burglary

Police swooped after residents reported a burglary in progress this afternoon (Sunday).

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