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Fury as town police desk set to close

Clitheroe is set to lose its police station front desk – much to the dismay of local residents and politicians who campaigned to keep it open.

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National Fraud Intelligence Bureau warning

Victims of fraud being targeted by ‘follow-up’ scammers promising refunds

Fraudulent letters claiming to be from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau have been sent out to victims of fraud in an attempt to con recipients out of even more funds.
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Police have secured a conviction

Modern slavery conviction

A Nelson man who housed a Polish couple in poor living conditions and forced them to carry out manual labour has been imposed with a Slavery and Trafficking Risk Order (STRO).

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Ian Brady

Moors murderer Ian Brady died of natural causes, coroner rules

Moors Murderer Ian Brady died of natural causes, a coroner has ruled.

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Thomas Hickey is accused of cheating the public revenue whilst owning a business.

Ribble Valley man accused of cheating the public revenue

A 74-year-old man has appeared before Burnley magistrates, accused of cheating the public revenue, whilst owning a business.

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Death wish drivers slammed

Shocking footage of a car speeding through a red light and narrowly avoiding smashing into another has been handed to the police.
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Sean Gavin, who also goes by the names Ryan Gavin and Sean Hill, of Melrose Street, Failsworth, was last seen at HMP Kirkham

MANHUNT: Burglar is latest to abscond from Kirkham

A manhunt has been launched after a 24 year-old man absconded from Kirkham Prison, say police.

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Biker jailed for 'hair-raising' wheelie-pulling, selfie-taking motorway stunts

A biker who took selfies and pulled wheelies on a motorway before speeding at up to 117mph has been jailed for eight months and given a 28-month driving ban.

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The UK's lead police officer on child protection has said forces will "potentially" have to look at working with so-called paedophile hunters (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Police forces may have to consider working with ‘paedophile hunters’

The UK's lead police officer on child protection has said forces will "potentially" have to look at working with so-calledpaedophile hunters.

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Wayne Rooney pleads guilty to drink driving

Footballer Wayne Rooney has pleaded guilty to drink driving on a night out while his pregnant wife and their three sons were on holiday.
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Are you on this picture?

Police appeal after 'incident' outside Clitheroe supermarket

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Hunt for jogger who pushed woman in front of a bus: new image of suspect released

Detectives investigating the assault of a woman who was pushed in front of a London bus by a jogger have released a further CCTV image of the suspect.
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Aeryon Skyranger drone

Drones could be used by police to fight terror attacks

Drone technology could be used to respond to terror attacks, support armed operations and assist searches for suspects under a trial launched by Scotland Yard.

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Picture of  Carl Siddall posted by the Cheshire Police Twitter account

Cheshire Police search for 'violent' convict who absconded from open prison

Police are hunting a convict who has absconded from prison this weekend. Carl Siddall, aged 33, is wanted after fleeing on Saturday, from HMP Thorn Cross, an open prison near Warrington, Cheshire.
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Police are urging dog owners to pick up after their pets.

Pick up your dog mess plea from police

Police are appealing for dog owners to pick up after their pets on farmland after two calves die.

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Matthew Briggs, whose wife Kim was killed by cyclist Charlie Alliston

Widower of pedestrian killed by cyclist vows to bring change in law

The widower of a woman knocked down and killed by a rider on a fixed-gear bike has vowed to bring about a change in the law to make it easier to prosecute cyclists who injure or kill pedestrians.

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Police have charged two people with human trafficking offences

Two charged with 'human trafficking' after man fell from minibus on M6

Police have charged two people with human trafficking offences after a man was injured following an incident on the M6 on Sunday September 3.
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Zulfiqar Asif

Pendle rapist drugged victims

A man has been handed a life sentence and must serve a minimum of eight years after being found guilty of drugging and raping a woman at addresses in Colne and Blackburn.

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The stolen mobility scooter.

Warning after terminally ill man's scooter stolen

A warning has been issued by a charity that provides mobility aids to those in need after a mobility scooter was stolen from a terminally ill father-of-three.

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