Tag Archives: Preston Crown Court

Darwen man jailed for 4 years for Preston burglary

A Darwen man has been jailed for four years at Preston Crown Court for committing a burglary in Preston. After a three day trial, a jury found Lee Heath Jones, 47, of Hazel Avenue, Darwen, guilty of a burglary on Blackpool Road, Preston in August 2013, where a number of electrical items and cash were stolen. Whilst in the property …

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Man charged with murder of elderly man in Pleckgate Road fire

[caption id=”attachment_306118″ align=”alignright” width=”300″] Mr Proctor using a cash machine[/caption] A man has appeared at Blackburn Magistrates’ Court this morning charged with the murder of 88 year old Christopher Proctor of Pleckgate Road in the town. Anthony Curry of Gretna Walk, Blackburn, was charged with murder as well as arson, theft and burglary. Clare Randall, 30, also of Gretna Walk, …

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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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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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Burglar breaks into house and then escapes in stolen Mercedes

[caption id=”attachment_281887″ align=”alignleft” width=”194″] Jamie Quigley[/caption] A Blackburn man has been jailed after admitting breaking into a house and taking the residents’ car. Jamie Quigley, 20, Peridot Close, Blackburn, admitted  breaking into a house on Maple Street, Blackburn around 3am on 21 June and stealing an X- box, a 50 inch TV, a purse, cash and car keys, before making off …

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Man who targeted Blackburn shop is jailed for 6 years

[caption id=”attachment_274093″ align=”alignleft” width=”250″] Reece Fleming[/caption] A man who travelled from Manchester to target the Co-operative Store on Whalley New Road in Blackburn and steal cigarettes and cash has been jailed for six years at Preston Crown Court. Reece Fleming, 31, of Therlmere Drive, Middleton, Manchester, appeared at Preston Crown Court today. He went into the Co-op at around 9.55pm on …

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Blackburn man with farmland full of stolen vehicles

A MAN has been jailed for 18 months after police discovered over £250,000 worth of stolen agricultural vehicles and machinery on farm land. Lancashire Police recovered the items from land in Accrington that was being used by 70-year-old Fred Cottam. Officers attended the site in February last year as part of an investigation being carried out with Northumbria Constabulary. Cottam, …

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Trial continues into woman “drugged and bundled into car” in Accrington

Shamim Akhtar, Naila's mother (left)

The trail is continuing at Preston Crown Court of five family members who are accused of kidnap, false imprisonment and administering a drug. It is alleged that the parents  (Mohammed Khan, 55, and Shamim Akhtar, 56) of Naila Afsar (23) along with her brother (Shamrez Khan, 32) had fallen out with her after she married in secret. This followed her refusing to marry her cousin …

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Darwen man who set fire to his own shop in insurance scam is jailed

A Darwen man has been jailed for four years after deliberately setting fire to his shop in Oswaldtwistle. Saddaqat Ali, 50, of Perry Street, Darwen appeared at Preston Crown Court today after he was found guilty of reckless arson as to whether life was endangered and fraud following a week long trial at Burnley Crown Court. Ali set fire to …

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Blackburn “violent and dangerous man” jailed following knife attack on woman

Christopher Corkin

[caption id=”attachment_220947″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″ caption=”Christopher Corkin”][/caption] A man, who stabbed a woman in the neck before running off with her handbag, has been jailed. Christopher Corkin, 19, of Ravensglass Close, Blackburn was today given an indeterminate sentence to serve a minimum of four years before he is eligible for parole and will only be released when he can prove that …

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Fake Courier who robbed Blackburn woman is jailed

ARMAND CHOUDHRY

[caption id=”attachment_220317″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″ caption=”Armand Choudhry”][/caption] A Newcastle man, who posed as a courier before robbing a woman at her Blackburn home, has been jailed for four years. Armand Choudhry, 25, of Hamilton Place, Newcastle, appeared at Preston Crown Court yesterday after pleading guilty to robbery. Choudhry was one of two men who forced his way into the house on …

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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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Man Jailed for 10 Years after blinding friend in Blackburn drunken attack

Mohammed Jangeer

[caption id=”attachment_201175″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″ caption=”Mohammed Jangeer”][/caption] A man who attacked his friend with a wheel brace and blinded him in one eye following a drink-fuelled argument, has been jailed for ten years. 38-year-old Mohammed Jangeer attacked his victim in Longton Street, Blackburn, on 26 April after they had spent the evening drinking together. Jangeer, of Tremellen Street, Accrington, head butted …

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Blackburn Heroin and Crack Dealer Jailed for Three Years

Blackburn Drugs' Raids by Lancashire Police

A drug dealer, who supplied heroin and crack cocaine on the streets of Blackburn, has been jailed for three years. Usman Akhtar, 27, of Westbury Gardens, Blackburn appeared at Preston Crown Court yesterday afternoon after he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply class a drugs. Akhtar was arrested after police raided his home on 21 July 2011 and …

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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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Paedophile imprisoned for 13 years after guilty plea to 43 sexual offences against children

Darren Cook

[caption id=”attachment_204985″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″ caption=”Darren Cook”][/caption] AN OSWALDTWISTLE man has today been jailed for 13 years after a string of child sex offences. Darren Cook, 26, of Saxon Close, Oswaldtwistle, was sentenced today at Preston Crown Court after pleading guilty to 43 counts of sexual assault of a child, inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and making and …

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Gang fled in luxury cars after attacks on innocent people at Blackburn bowling alley

Hassan Waqqar Malik

Three men who became involved in a fight at a bowling alley have been jailed for a total of over five years. [caption id=”attachment_204921″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″ caption=”Hassan Waqqar Malik”][/caption] Hassan Waqqar Malik, 26, from Pringle Street Blackburn, Mohammed Danish Junaid, 22, of Taylor Street Nelson and Shabaz Nawaz, 27, of Edith Street, Blackburn all pleaded guilty to violent disorder after …

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Attacker jailed for 10 years after blinding victim with wheel brace in Blackburn

Mohammed Jangeer

[caption id=”attachment_201175″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″ caption=”Mohammed Jangeer”][/caption] A MAN who attacked his friend with a wheel brace and blinded him in one eye following a drink-fuelled argument, has been jailed for ten years. 38-year-old Mohammed Jangeer attacked his victim in Longton Street, Blackburn, on 26 April after they had spent the evening drinking together. Jangeer, of Tremellen Street, Accrington, head-butted his …

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Burglar Jailed after Resident led Police to his Location

Leon Stanley

[caption id=”attachment_193760″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″ caption=”Leon Stanley Jailed”][/caption] Leon Stanley, 33, of Bolton Road, appeared at Preston Crown Court today (Wednesday 7 December) after he admitted breaking into the house on Bolton Road, Blackburn. Around 8.45pm on Tuesday 18 October, 25-year-old resident returned to his home and noticed his back door was open. He could hear noises coming from inside and …

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Prolific Blackburn Drug Dealer Jailed for Three and a Half Years

[caption id=”attachment_192586″ align=”alignleft” width=”384″ caption=”Jameil Yasin”][/caption] A DRUG dealer who supplied heroin and cocaine across Blackburn has been jailed for three and a half years. Jameil Yasin, 32, previously of Blenheim Place in the town, appeared at Preston Crown Court today (Friday 2 December) after he pleaded guilty to 15 counts of supplying class A drugs. He was arrested on 6 …

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Blackburn Legal Firm helped drugs charge client be aquitted

Blackburn Legal Firm Farleys have published on their website, their success in helping a client be acquitted in a case held at Preston Crown Court. Following the trial, thirteen men are facing jail sentences for their part in an organised drugs gang. Preston Crown Court heard members of the ring, which spanned Lancashire, Cumbria and Merseyside, had been behind wide-reaching …

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Blackburn Paradise Lane murderer sentenced to Life

[caption id=”attachment_187456″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″ caption=”Kyle Kay”][/caption] A BLACKBURN man has today been sentenced to life after pleading guilty to the murder of 22 year old Ryan Livesey at Preston Crown Court. Kyle Kay, 25, of Whitehead Street, today admitted to murdering Ryan in Blackburn town centre on 15th April 2011. He was sentenced to a minimum of 13 years and 10 months. …

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Burglar caught red-handed pleads guilty to Blackburn crime

A BURGLAR, who was caught out after a quick thinking Blackburn resident followed him and provided a running commentary to the police about his whereabouts, has pleaded guilty at court. Leon Stanley, 33, of Bolton Road, appeared at Preston Crown Court today where he admitted breaking into the house in Blackburn. Around 8.45pm on Tuesday 18 October, a 25-year-old resident …

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Serious Assault in Whalley Range Blackburn and three charged

POLICE in Blackburn are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a serious assault on Whalley Range near to its junction with Blackburn Street on Tuesday 6th September 2011. The offence took place at 4.30pm when a 33 year old Asian man was approached by a group of Asian men in the street and assaulted. He suffered serious head injuries …

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