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Men raid house armed with baseball bat

A group of three men, burst into a home in Oswaldtwistle, wielding a baseball bat in their search for a man. The police were called to the house on New Lane, Oswaldtwistle at around 6.30pm on 2nd January 2013. The men asked the whereabouts of a person but fortunately left the house without harming a couple who were inside the …

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Tragedy of Rishton house fire – Eldery woman dies

Blackburn Fire Service

A house fire in Rishton on Boxing Day has claimed the life of an 83 year old woman. Three fire engines attended the fire and the fire service rescued the 83 year old lady from the ground floor but she died yesterday evening in hospital. Fire crews were called to the address on Cliff Street at about 4am and they were …

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Blackburn arrests following police raids

Blackburn Drugs' Raids by Lancashire Police

Police have arrested three men in Blackburn on drugs charges during early morning raids in the town. Raids were carried at premises on Whitebirk Road, Hurstwood Avenue, Kings Road, Ordinance Street and Bunkers Hill Close in Blackburn, as well as addresses in Formby and Bolton. Two of the men, aged 36 and 45, were arrested on suspicion of supplying cannabis …

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Bogus car customers steal vehicles across the area

Police are appealing for help in tracing thieves who have been stealing cars in Blackburn and Accrington. The thefts have occurred when the car dealers have been approached by prospective customers and then they have driven off in the cars during test drives. Both large and small independent dealers have been targeted. On 7 November, a silver VW Golf was stolen by a man from Witton Car Sales on Wensley …

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Benefit Fraud investigation discovers cannabis factory in Roe Lee

Another cannabis factory has been discovered by police in Blackburn while they were assisting the Department of Work and Pensions with an investigation into benefit fraud. Police discovered the plants, estimated to be worth £8400,  in an upstairs bedroom in the house on Douglas Place. The police were accompanying the DWP at the address regarding the benefit fraud. A 24-year-old man was interviewed about …

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Blackburn man being hunted by police

A Blackburn man who is wanted on prison recall is being hunted by police after he breached the terms of his release licence. Bernard Rawstron, 38, from Blackburn was originally jailed for vehicle crime and drugs offences at Preston Crown Court in October 2011. Sergeant Eugene Swift said, “We would ask the public to be vigilant and report any sightings to …

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Blackburn Drug Dealers caught red handed are jailed

Idnan Khaliq Salman Choudry

A pair of drug dealers from Blackburn who police caught dealing drugs from their car have been jailed for a total of six years six months. After being caught by police they rammed a police car and targeted their car at a policeman. Idnan Khaliq, 24, of Lincoln Road, Blackburn and Salman Choudry, 20, of Whitendale Crescent, Blackburn, appeared at Preston Crown …

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Darwen cannabis factory is raided by police

Police have raided a house in Tythebarn Street, Darwen last week and discovered a cannabis factory. Officers found 42 plants in the upstairs bedroom at the property on Tuesday 20 November. Cultivation equipment including lighting and fans was also seized from the address. The cannabis is estimated to have a street value of £17K. The action followed concerns from members of the …

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Police concern about contaminated drugs following two deaths

Blackburn Drugs' Raids by Lancashire Police

The police are concerned that a batch of contaminated drugs may be in the Accrington area after two people died. The deaths were separate incidents but police believe there may be a connection. The first incident was a man at Victoria Street, Church at shortly after 10:40pm last night (Monday, 26th November) after the ambulance service alerted police where they found the …

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Missing Blackburn man, David Young, found dead in Preston

Missing Blackburn man, David Young, has been found dead in the River Ribble police have confirmed. A post mortem has confirmed that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. Mr Young went missing over a month ago. Detective Inspector Mark Winstanley said “This is a tragic set of circumstances and this is the news that I’m sure David’s family …

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Blackburn man charged with murder after death of man in Fielding Crescent assualt

Lancashire Police

A 26 year-old Blackburn man has been charged with the murder of Thomas Hill of Fielding Crescent, Blackburn who died at Royal Preston Hospital yesterday. Michael Cocker, 26, also of Fielding Crescent, has been charged with murder and will appear before Blackburn Magistrates on Monday morning. Police had originally appealed for information following an assault during the evening of Monday 12 …

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“Dangerous” Darwen man who raped two young girls in the town is jailed

A man described by police as “dangerous” has been jailed for 13 years for the rape of two girls, aged 14 and 15, after a week long trial at Preston Crown Court. [caption id=”attachment_304543″ align=”alignleft” width=”213″] Kasim Hussain[/caption] Kasim Hussain, 19, of Hazel Avenue, Darwen appeared at Preston Crown Court this afternoon. The first attack took place in Bold Venture Park …

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Police arrest 7 people in Blackburn murder investigation

[caption id=”attachment_302320″ align=”alignleft” width=”64″] Christopher Proctor[/caption] Police continuing to investigate the circumstances of a fire in which it is believed that 88 year-old Christopher Proctor died have arrested seven people over the last few days. The first four people who were arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday night (12 November) were subsequently released without charge. Those arrested on Monday …

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Teenager’s grave is vandalised in despicable act

The grave of a 16 year old teenager has been vandalised in an act described by police as a “despicable act of criminal damage and vandalism“. The gravestone of Daniel Sanderson of Blackburn, who died aged 16 in 2006, is situated in Great Harwood Cemetery. The photograph of Daniel and the surrounding marble of the headstone have been damaged and …

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Fire victim named as investigation continues into Blackburn blaze

Police have named the person who died in a house fire on Pleckgate Road, Blackburn in the early hours of Saturday morning. The man who died at the bungalow is believed to be 88 year old Christopher Proctor who lived alone at the address. His family have been informed. Police were called by the fire service shortly before 4am on Saturday, …

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Plea to residents to help find missing Blackburn man David Young

The police have re-issued a plea in the search for missing Blackburn man David Young. He has been missing for over two weeks and despite searches of the canal by specialist police and further searches by friends and relatives, no leads appear to have been found. The police are now asking residents in the Mill Hill and Ewood areas of …

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Blackburn Burglary suspect wanted by police – Can you recognise him?

Do you recognise this man who is wanted by police in connection with 5 attempted burglaries in the Brownhill and Wilpshire areas of Blackburn? Police have issued this generated image of a man they want to speak to following the attempted break-ins that took place between 2pm and 5pm on 20th September 2012. Fortunately one witness provided police with a very …

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Copper thefts from 30 electricity substations

Police are trying to trace the thieves responsible for thefts of copper cabling from around 30 electricity substations in Accrington, Great Harwood, Rishton, Church and Oswaldtwistle Police patrols have been stepped up and officers have been speaking to local residents to encourage them to report anything suspicious. Letters have been delivered to residents overlooking the substation sites and officers are examining CCTV footage …

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Search continues for missing Blackburn man David Young

The police have intensified their search for a missing man from Blackburn. David Young, 28, was last seen at around 10.30pm 17 October 2012 when he left the Co-op store on Livesey Branch Road in Blackburn. Police have now searched an area of the Leeds to Liverpool Canal near the Albion Bridge as part of their search after it was …

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For a Happy Halloween – Police issue the Halloween Code – Poster to Download

Lancashire Police have issued advice to everyone about how to enjoy Halloween safely. It includes guidance for those going trick or treating and also for people who do not want to take part. A spokesperson for Lancashire Constabulary said, “Halloween is renowned for the trick or treat tradition and whilst we don’t want to ruin anyone’s fun, we want everyone …

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Blackburn drugs’ raids with nine arrested in police operation

Blackburn Drugs' Raids by Lancashire Police

The police have carried out a series of Blackburn drugs’ raids this morning targeting people suspected in dealing cannabis. Blackburn Drugs’ Raids The operation, which began at around 7am this morning, targeted addresses on Audley Range, St James Road, Elm Street, Wensley Road, East Park Road, Langham Road, Accrington Road and Cherry Street. Warrants were also executed at addresses on Town Walk in …

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Massive brawl in street with hammers, sticks and machete

A massive brawl took place on Blackburn Road in Accrington near to the junction with Swiss Street last Saturday night (6th Ocotber 2012) at around 10pm. Up to 20 men were seen fighting and a 35 year old man sustained a head injury and broken jaw in the incident. He required surgery at Royal Blackburn Hospital. Witnesses reported weapons being …

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Ribble Valley declared the second safest place in the whole country

The Ribble Valley has been declared the second safest place in the country, being classed as safe as Wealden in Sussex, Richmondshire in North Yorkshire and Ryedale, also in North Yorkshire. Government figures have revealed that 15 crimes for every 1,000 residents were recorded in Ribble Valley for 2011/12. Inspector Chris Saville, of Lancashire Constabulary, said: “This is fantastic news for people …

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Thousands of litres of fuel stolen in Darwen raids – CCTV pictures

Three raids on the Nightfreightt depot in Darwen on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th 2012 have been captured on CCTV. 23,000 litres of diesel valued at £25,000 was stolen from the transport depot in Darwen. The thieves cut the lock from the gates and entered the Nightfreight depot through adjoining premises Canopies’, on Lower Eccleshill Road, Darwen. Police believe the offenders …

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Blackburn doorstep drug dealer jailed

[caption id=”attachment_283872″ align=”alignleft” width=”99″] Faisal Khan – Jailed for drug dealing[/caption] A Blackburn man who was openly dealing drugs has been jailed. Faisal Khan, 23, of July Street, Blackburn appeared at Preston Crown Court on Tuesday 3 October where he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply cannabis. He was jailed for two years ten months. He was arrested after …

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Teenage girl is punched in vicious attack on walk to college

Police are hunting for two men who assaulted a teenage girl as she walked to college in Accrington last week. The attack took place at around 9:05am on Friday 28th of September as the 17-year old girl was walking along Lancaster Avenue. She was approached by two Asian men who followed her into Milnshaw Park, at which point, she was viciously …

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Woman with head injuries taken to hospital

A woman has suffered head injuries on Blackburn Boulevard a few minutes ago. The full circumstances of the incident are not yet known. The woman was taken to hospital by ambulance and had a large amount of blood on the left side of her face and head. She was still conscious. Several police and paramedics attended the scene which caused …

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Darwen man dies in crash with HGV near Sawley

Blackburn Drugs' Raids by Lancashire Police

Darwen man Ronald Birch, known as Ronnie Birch, died in a collision involving and HGV and his motorbike yesterday. The accident occurred on the A59 near Sawley at about 3pm whilst both vehicles were travelling towards Gisburn. Ronald unfortunately dies at the scene. The road was closed for several hours with diversions through Chatburn and Clitheroe. Ronnie, 39, was a director at DCS in …

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