Drink-driver stumbled into petrol station

A drink-driver almost three times the limit was caught after he pulled up next to police at a petrol station and stumbled into the premises, a court heard.

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Cy Holt (s)

Police hunt serial school burglar

Police are asking for help in tracing a man believed to be behind a spate of primary school burglaries.
Burnley Magistrates Court.

Team manager accused of theft

A Padiham man has appeared before Burnley Magistrates’ Court, accused of stealing more than £32,600 while working for Alternative Futures Group.

Burnley Magistrates Court

Serial conman in the dock for "sophisticated and planned" fraud

A serial conman sold farm land at Barnoldswick owned by his then partner and her sisters, and said to be worth £15,000, without their permission, when he claimed he owed money and was receiving threats, a court heard.

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Tributes left at the scene where a 16-year-old boy has died after the car he was driving left the road and hit a tree. The teenager was driving a blue BMW 318 SE in Burnley, Lancashire, when he tried to overtake another vehicle and lost control, police said. He suffered multiple injuries in the crash in Ridge Avenue at about 9.40pm on Thursday and died later at the Royal Blackburn hospital. 8 April 2016.

Teen boy too young to drive killed after he crashed BMW into tree

A teenage boy, said to be “obsessed with cars”, died after he crashed a BMW into a tree.

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Station Road, Foulridge. Photo: Google.

Man charged with attempted murder

A man has been charged with attempted murder following an incident in which a 52-year-old man was stabbed.

Burnley police station

Hand your knives in at police station

Knives will not be tolerated on Burnley’s streets – and now police are appealing directly to residents to hand in their weapons.

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Burnley Magistrates' Court

Crook stole motorbike and then crashed it into tree

A prolific crook ended up in hospital with a smashed pelvis after he stole a motorbike and crashed into a tree, a court heard.

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Nelson man charged with rape of woman

Detectives investigating the serious sexual assault of a woman in Colne have charged a man.

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Keith Sprigg had pleaded guilty to common assault on Elliott Hindle in 2014.

Clarets fan sees stadium ban terminated

A Burnley supporter banned from football matches for three years after pushing an undercover security guard in the face has had the order removed.

The court heard how Asif Rehman hit Waqas Chaundry in the face in the sustained violence.

Burned Burnley shopper granted reprieve after fervent fracas

A "paranoid" teenage customer who attacked a Burnley shopkeeper he was convinced was trying to sell him fake cigarettes has walked free from court.

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Burnley Magistrates' Court

Man hurled piece of concrete at his mum's car after row

A disgruntled son lobbed a piece of concrete through his mum's car window, stuck two fingers up at her house and shouted abuse - just as an off-duty police officer drove past.

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Burnley Magistrates Court

Drunken decorator was abusive to police

A drunken painter and decorator was repeatedly abusive to the police, despite several warnings, a court heard.

Burnley Magistrates Court

Driving ban for disabled children's carer who was twice drink drive limit

A carer for disabled children, who crashed into a parked car while more than twice the drink drive limit, claimed she had just one vodka and coke at a friend's, a court heard.

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The junction of Middlesex Avenue and Padiham Road where an elderly woman was hit by a van.

Police appeal for collision witness to come forward

Officers are continuing to appeal for information following a serious collision in Burnley and want to trace a woman who stopped at the scene.
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Police have arrested a man

Man arrested over sexual assault

Detectives investigating the serious sexual assault of a woman in Colne have made an arrest.
Burnley Magistrates' Court

Drunk jailed to protect the public

A notorious Burnley drunk has been locked up for four weeks after flouting an anti-social behaviour order for the 23rd time.

Burnley Magistrates' Court

Thief stole to fund crack cocaine habit

A thief who went back to crime after a two-year gap did it to fund a crack cocaine habit, Burnley magistrates heard.
Burnley Council leader Mark Townsend signs the pledge with Burnley Council chief executive Pam Smith and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire Clive Grunshaw (s)

Burnley pledges to ‘say no to hate’

Hundreds of people have pledged to “say no to hate” and joined the county’s crime commissioner in taking a stand against hate crime.

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Huge manhunt underway for 'dangerous and sinister' Pendle sex offender

A huge manhunt is underway across Pendle by police who are urging the public to help catch a “dangerous and sinister” suspected serial sex offender.

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