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Ex-policeman extradited from Australia to face child sex charges

An ex-policemen appeared before Blackburn Magistrates charged with 20 sexual and cruelty offences against children. Jeffrey Lake, 77, of Peregian Springs, Queensland, Australia appeared before Blackburn Magistrates yesterday and was remanded to appear at Burnley Crown Court on 10 April. He is charged with seven offences of indecent assault on a girl under 13; four offences of gross indecency on a girl under …

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Con artist caught on CCTV in Darwen shop

Police have issued a CCTV image of a woman they want to speak with after an offence of fraud was committed at an off licence in Darwen. The offence took place at the Boozepoint shop on Bolton Road just before 3pm on Tuesday 14th August when a woman has allegedly defrauded the shopkeeper out of £50 by deliberately confusing her when …

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Court fines more residents for dumping rubbish – This time on the same road

[caption id=”attachment_235303″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″] Councillor Faryad Hussain[/caption] Blackburn with Darwen Council are continuing to prosecute residents who dump rubbish as part of their zero tolerance policy, as two more people face fines. The most recent cases were both brought to court after rubbish was dumped behind properties on Accrington Road, Blackburn. Councillor Faryad Hussain, executive member for environmental improvement and …

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Teacher acquitted in slapping allegation – The privacy dilemma

The reports of a local teacher being acquitted of hitting one of his pupils, calls into question again the way that our court cases are reported. The name and picture of the teacher, who has been in teaching for many years, was published at the point of charge and again at the point of acquittal. The senior teacher, who is 63, has …

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Boy missing from Haslingden found safe and well

Police have reported that 12 year old Kit Hayton has been found safe and well this evening. Earlier Story A 12 year old boy from Haslingden has been missing from his home address on Helmshore Road since 4pm this afternoon. Kit Hayton was wearing his pyjamas and a grey fleece and possibly had black boots on. He has very distinctive black …

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Blackburn Mosque teacher guilty of beating children

A Blackburn man who taught the Quran at a Blackburn mosque has been found guilty of beating children as young as ten. Kurram Hussain, 26, of Granville Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, had denied two charges of assault by beating, relating to two boys aged 10 and 11. There were originally three charges but one was dropped due to a witness not attending the …

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Fashion Store owner fined for dumping rubbish in back alley

The owner of a Blackburn fashion store on Audley Range has been fined by Blackburn Magistrates after rubbish from the business was found dumped in the back alley. The court heard that rubbish was found dumped in a back alley behind Nazma Kouser’s business, Nazma Fashions, on Audley Range, Blackburn on February 21 and was still there two days later. …

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Man’s head is hit by brick on a walk home in Oswaldtwistle

Blackburn Drugs' Raids by Lancashire Police

A 25 year old man was hit on the head with a brick as he walked home from a friend’s house in Oswaldtwistle on the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend. The offence took place between 10pm and midnight on Sunday 3rd June 2012 when the victim was making his way home along Blackburn Road, West End, Oswaldtwistle. He passed the Hare and …

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Driver stops then runs in Whitebirk collision with motorbike

Blackburn Drugs' Raids by Lancashire Police

The driver of a black car stopped after causing a motorcyclist to crash on Whitebirk roundabout in Blackburn, but then left the scene without leaving any contact details. The incident took place around 6.40am at the Whitebirk roundabout on Tuesday 3rd July 2012 when the motorcyclist was travelling towards Burnley Road. The biker was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital and …

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Three convicted in honour crime kidnapping in Accrington

Shamim Akhtar, Naila's mother (left)

[caption id=”attachment_235432″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″ caption=”Shamim Akhtar, mother (left)”][/caption] Three family members have been found guilty at court after they kidnapped and drugged a young Asian woman in Accrington in an honour crime. Mother Shamim Akhtar, 56, of Kirkwall Drive, Bradford was today found guilty of false imprisonment, kidnap and two counts of administering a drug with intent to commit an …

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Flasher in Accrington exposes himself to young girls

Blackburn Drugs' Raids by Lancashire Police

A man in Accrington, who exposed himself to two 10 year old girls, is being sought by police in the town. The incident happened on Thursday 24th May around 8.40pm on York Street in the town, when the two girls were outside playing. Detective Sergeant Eric Halford of Accrington CID said, “If you recall being in the vicinity at the time …

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Young Boy attacked by dogs in Accrington

Lime Road

[caption id=”attachment_223065″ align=”alignleft” width=”240″ caption=”Lime Road Accrington”][/caption] Police in Accrington are appealing for information after a young boy was bitten by a dog last month. At around 3:45pm on Monday 19th of March, an 11 year old boy was walking home from school along Lime Road in Accrington and just as he approached the junction with Marlborough Road, two dogs ran up …

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Letterbox Arson attack at Blackburn Home – Appeal for information

Blackburn Drugs' Raids by Lancashire Police

Following our report yesterday of a fire in a house in Notre Dame Gardens in Blackburn, the police are now appealing for witnesses and information, as the fire appears to have been started deliberately. The arson attack took place around 9pm when police were called by the fire service to reports that some paper had been pushed through a letterbox …

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Now “Mindless” Vandals target Blackburn School

Markazul Uloom School

[caption id=”attachment_220056″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″ caption=”Markazul Uloom School”][/caption] Following last week’s reports of “mindless vandalism” at Darwen schools, police are now appealing for information about instances of criminal damage to a Blackburn school. On three separate occasions this month, windows at the Markazul Uloom School on Park Lee Road have been broken. The first incident took place around 7:30pm on the …

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Darwen Schools are targets for “mindless vandals”

Holy_Trinity School Darwen

[caption id=”attachment_219637″ align=”alignleft” width=”200″ caption=”Holy Trinity School Darwen”][/caption] Police in Darwen are appealing for information after two schools were targeted by vandals in Darwen and Hoddlesden. Around 9.40pm last night, four windows were smashed at St Pauls School, Baynes Street, Hoddlesden causing around £700 damage. A further 15 windows were smashed as vandals targeted Holy Trinity School on Bank Top …

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“Terrifying Ordeal” for couple in Great Harwood burglary

Lancashire Police

Police are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary in Great Harwood. The incident happened the early hours of Saturday morning (March 17th) at around 12:25am at an address on Britannia Street. Two men dressed in dark clothing forced their way into the house and threatened the occupants with a crowbar and a knife whilst and demanded money. An iPhone …

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Disabled girl has walking frame stolen in Darwen – “Sickening Crime”

Blackburn Drugs' Raids by Lancashire Police

Police are appealing for information after a young disabled girl had her walking frame stolen. The incident happened on Friday 9th March at around 7:30pm outside the girl’s grandmother’s address on Carr Road in Darwen. The frame is described as red and has a Dora the Explorer sticker on it as well as others. PC Anna Gavela from Blackburn police said, …

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Jail for Blackburn man who sexually assaulted children as young as seven

CHRISTOPHER CHARNOCK

[caption id=”attachment_216471″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″ caption=”Christopher Charnock Jailed”][/caption] A Blackburn man, who sexually assaulted three children over four years, has been jailed for over six years. Christopher Charnock, 43, of Hope Street, Blackburn, appeared at Preston Crown Court today after pleading guilty to seven counts of sexual assault against children under the age of 13 and four counts of sexual activity …

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Police help in Blackburn Court Escape

Blackburn Court Escape

POLICE unusually gave their assistance to a court escape last week — after a bird of prey became trapped inside a legal building. The sparrow hawk had flown inside Blackburn Magistrates Court in pursuit of a pigeon but became disorientated and could not get back out. Lancashire Constabulary’s wildlife officer Mark Thomas was called to assist a raptor rescue team …

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Bank card thief caught on CCTV at Tesco

Tesco CCTV

POLICE have issued CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with the theft of a bank card from a supermarket in Accrington. The offence took place around 5pm on 7th December 2011 at the ATM machine at Tesco Extra on Eagle Street when a 32 year old woman inadvertently left her cash card in the machine. …

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Darwen man lured teenage boys to Blackburn Cathedral grounds and then robbed and assaulted them

Niaeem Alam

[caption id=”attachment_206375″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″ caption=”Niaeem Alam”][/caption] A Darwen man, who befriended and stole from three school boys, has been given an indeterminate prison sentence. Niaeem Alam, 18, of Kay Street, Darwen appeared at Preston Crown Court this afternoon after pleading guilty to theft, two counts of robbery and assault. He must now serve a minimum of two and a half …

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Trail of destruction with cars damaged and window smashed in Furthergate

Furthergate WMC

[caption id=”attachment_204729″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″ caption=”Furthergate WMC”][/caption] Police are appealing for information after three cars were damaged and a house window broken by a group of men in Blackburn. Between 11:42pm on the 21st and 12:55am on the 22nd January, three vehicles all parked on Cherry Street in Blackburn and a house on the same street were damaged. A Peugeot 308 and a Mercedes …

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Blackburn Hospital staff subjected to catalogue of abuse by Bolton Road man

Andrew Hooson

[caption id=”attachment_204182″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″ caption=”Andrew Hooson”][/caption] A MAN who has subjected hospital staff to physical and verbal abuse has been given a Criminal Anti Social Behaviour Order. On Wednesday 18 January, Blackburn Magistrates Court was presented with a catalogue of evidence from police and hospital and security workers to highlight the problems that Andrew Hooson has caused at Royal Blackburn …

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Concern grows for missing Blackburn Girl

Anh Thi Nguyen

[caption id=”attachment_194299″ align=”alignleft” width=”200″ caption=”Anh Thi Nguyen”][/caption] Concern is growing for a young girl who was last seen in Blackburn. Police appealed a month ago for sightings of the missing youngster and have today re-issued an appeal. Anh Thi Nguyen has not been seen since she left an address in Blackburn on Friday 2nd December 2011 at around 9:15pm and police …

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Burglary at Blackburn jewellery shop

Punjab Jewellers Blackburn

Police are appealing for information following a burglary at a jewellery shop in Whalley Range in the early hours of this morning. Punjab Jewellers, on Randal Street, Blackburn was targeted at 2am by three men who have managed to prise open the metal shutters to the shop before entering the premises and smashing the glass displays. The offenders escaped with …

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Wanted Blackburn man hands himself in at Police Station

[caption id=”attachment_191842″ align=”alignleft” width=”234″ caption=”Scott Cathie”][/caption] A BLACKBURN man who was wanted after failing to appear at court has been arrested. Scott Cathie was charged with burglary in a dwelling and theft in September but failed to make subsequent appearances at Blackburn Magistrates Court. Cathie is also a registered sex offender and was also wanted for failing to notify police of …

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Theft as Family tied up and assaulted in their home in Darwen

Blackburn Drugs' Raids by Lancashire Police

POLICE in Darwen are appealing for information after a family were tied up and robbed in their own home last night (Tuesday 13th December). Police were called to a rural address off Bolton Road at Darwen at 7.45pm to reports of a robbery. The occupants, an 87 year old woman, 57 year old woman and 49 year old man heard noises …

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Registered Sex Offender still missing – Do you know where he is?

[caption id=”attachment_191842″ align=”alignleft” width=”234″ caption=”Scott Cathie”][/caption] Police are re-appealing for the public’s help in finding a Blackburn man who is wanted after failing to appear at court. Scott Cathie, 24, formerly of Fosse Close, was charged with burglary in a dwelling and theft in September but failed to make subsequent appearances at Blackburn Magistrates Court. Cathie is also a registered sex …

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