Teenagers jailed for Burnley and Padiham theft spree

Joel Ludlam
Joel Ludlam

Three teenagers have been sentenced for their part in a spree of burglaries and thefts across the area.

Charlie Green, Joel Ludlam and a juvenile appeared at Burnley Crown Court on Thursday when Green was given three years in prison, Ludlam received 40 months and the juvenile three years in a young offenders’ institution.

Charlie Green

Charlie Green

Charlie Green, also known as “Charlie Chipps”, and Joel Ludlam, of Westgate, are both 18. Green, formerly of Liverpool Road, Burnley, was 17 when he committed the offences.

Green and the 17 year old, from Clayton-le-Moors, were responsible for taking the ashes of a retired JP when they broke into his widow’s home in Accrington, on April 21st. Mr Robert Gibson died from a heart attack last December.

Two days later Green and the juvenile armed themselves with a baseball bat when they broke into a house in Queens Road West, Accrington, and took two laptops, cameras and £1,270 in cash.

All three defendants were involved in burglaries and thefts in Burnley, Padiham and Accrington.

They took a laptop and wallet from a house in Dorset Street, Burnley, a Rolex watch from a house in Russell Terrace, Padiham, and stole owner’s Citroen Saxo car, and they burgled a house in Pilot Street, Accrington, and took a Suzuki four wheel drive.