Last day for Lancashire Chief Constable

Chief Constable Steve Finnigan is retiring from Lancashire after more than 12 years at the helm and 41 years as a police officer.

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Chief Constable Steve Finnigan

Lancashire's top cop retires

The senior police officer who oversaw the Burnley Disturbances of 2001, Lancashire's Chief Constable Steve Finnigan, is to retire after more than 12 years at the helm and 41 years as a police officer.

Police conducted a dawn raid in Burnley

Dawn raid in Burnley

Police launched a dawn raid in Burnley this morning as part of an investigation into robberies across Greater Manchester.

Police rescued two women in Burnley

Romanian women rescued from sexual exploitation in Burnley

Two Romanian women have been rescued from a house in Burnley over fears of sexual exploitation.

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Burnley Magistrates' Court

Ex soldier in court for benefit fraud

An ex-soldier who claimed he was unfit to work received almost £3,000 in handouts he wasn’t entitled to when he got a job, a court heard.

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An example of a fake bill

BT customers warned over fake bill

Consumers are being warned of a fake invoice from BT which aims to install banking malware on their computer.
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Police warning

Police warning after man offers sweets to child outside primary school

Police have issued a warning about a man offering sweets to children outside a primary school.
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Wayne Fulton was assaulted on Accrington Road in Hapton last week.

"Curb your road rage," says Burnley cyclist after early-morning assault

After being assaulted whilst cycling to work in a random and unprovoked attack, a Burnley strongman has appealed to motorists to think twice when road rage strikes.
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Residents in the Brunshaw area of Burnley have been asked to check their cars aftter a thief was caught with a haul of items.

Police appeal after car thief arrested

Residents in the Brunshaw area of Burnley have been advised to check their cars after a man was arrested earlier today with a haul of items.

Do you know this man? Police are keen to identify him in connection to an aggravated burglary in Burnley.

Police appeal for suspected burglar

Do you recognise this man?

Andrew Dobson attempted to import the child sex doll

Man sentenced for attempting to import child sex doll into Cheshire

A man who attempted to import a child-like sex doll into Cheshire has today been jailed for two years and eight months in what is thought to be the first of its kind in the UK.

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John and Penny Clough at the official opening of Janes Place.

Complex-needs recovery refuge centre opens in Burnley

The North's first complex-needs recovery refuge centre has opened in Burnley, offering safe temporary accommodation for those at risk of domestic abuse.

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Defendant Jonathan Stanworth(28)said he had "got it out of his system."

Man charged after dishing out threats in a "childish outburst"

A man who threatened to damage a woman's window in what the court were told was a "childish outburst" has been given a 12-month conditional discharge.

The defendant was fined 120.

Burnley driver caught without a license or insurance

A 23-year-old man has been banned from driving for six months after admitting driving without a licence or insurance in the Burnley area.
Burnley firefighters were called out in the dead of night to a blaze they believe was started deliberately

Firebugs strike in late night blaze

Fire chiefs believe a blaze at an outbuilding in the early hours of the morning was started deliberately.

Craig Kennedy

Appeal to trace missing Burnley man

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing man from Burnley.

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Police attended the incident in Casterton Avenue

Late night fight after car collision

Police were called late last night to an altercation involving two groups of men in Burnley, which resulted in one man being hospitalised.
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The 17-year-old from Kendal failed to turn up for her lift home and has not been seen since.

Missing girl may be in Blackpool or Burnley

An appeal has been launched to find a missing teenage girl who police believe may be in Blackpool or Burnley.
Rachel Tunstill

Burnley woman jailed for life for murder of newborn baby

A woman has been found guilty of the murder of her newborn baby.
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British Transport Police

Football-related arrests on the rise

Football-related arrests made by the British Transport Police has risen for the fourth year running.

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