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Man arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting schoolgirls

Detectives investigating the sexual assault of two school-girls in Burnley have arrested a man.

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The fire consumed around 400 cars on the estate.

Police confirm suspicions over industrial estate fire

A spokesperson for Lancashire Constabulary has confirmed that they are treating the recent Moorfield Industrial Estate as suspicious, and are appealing for anyone with any information to come forwards.

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Care manager jailed after admitting theft of £35,000 from vulnerable victims

Care manager jailed after admitting theft of £35,000 from vulnerable victims

A care manager whose job was to look after the bank accounts of vulnerable people in Burnley has been jailed for 14 months after admitting stealing £35,395 from them.

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Burnley Magistrates' Court (s)

Thief stole socks and candles from TK Maxx

A hard-up thief pinched candles and designer socks after her " survival instincts" kicked in, a court was told.
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A man has been captured after hiding under a van

Police capture convict hiding under van

Police have captured a man found hiding under a van who was wanted on recall in Burnley.
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Burnley Magistrates' Court (s)

Drink-driver before the courts again

A fourth time drink-driver almost twice the limit has been given a curfew and has been banned from the roads for two years.

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A woman has died in police custody.

Investigation launched into death of woman in police custody

A 35-year-old woman has died after being found unresponsive in the cells of a Lancashire police station.
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Illegal: many pitbull-type dogs are bred either for fighting or are just seen as status symbols.

Burnley Council's illegal puppy crackdown

Burnley Council is calling on people to be extra careful when buying puppies after a crackdown on illegal dog breeders in the town.

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Warning after cold call scam

Warning after cold call scam

Members of the public are being warned to be vigilant after a cold call scam in Burnley.

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Police appeal after Burnley schoolgirl touched inappropriately

Police appeal after Burnley schoolgirl touched inappropriately

Police are appealing for help to identify a man after a schoolgirl was approached and touched inappropriately on her way to school.

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Burnley Magistrates' Court

Window cleaner headbutted victim at court

A window cleaner who assaulted a man at Burnley Magistrates' Court ended up back where it happened - this time as the defendant.

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Burnley Magistrates Court

Banning order for teen Clarets fan

A teenage Clarets fan has received a three year football banning order after joining in a brawl with rival supporters.

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Sex offender handed himself in

Sex offender handed himself in

A sex offender wanted by police has handed himself in.

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David Taylor is wanted by Lancashire Police

UPDATE: Sex offender wanted on recall caught in Burnley

Police have caught missing sex offender David Taylor in the Burnley area.
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Student’s birthday bike stolen

Student’s birthday bike stolen

A student is appealing for help after his prized motorbike was stolen in Burnley.

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Man wanted for two assaults

Man wanted for two assaults

Have you seen this man?

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Convicted sex offender arrested

Convicted sex offender arrested

Police have arrested a convicted sex offender who was wanted on prison recall.

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Police have launched their campaign to stop drink and drug driving

Brierfield death 'not suspicious' and man released

A man who was initially arrested on suspicion of murder by the police after the discovery of a woman's body in Brierfield has been released without charge.
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Burnley Magistrates Court

Drunk smashed car windscreen after row

A drunken man smashed a car rear windscreen when he lashed out after a row at a house in Padiham, a court heard.

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Pam Briggs

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