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Former Lancashire policeman jailed for secretly filming sex encounters with seven women

An ex- Lancashire police officer who secretly filmed his sexual encounters with seven women has been jailed for three years.

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Police urge car owners to lock their cars

Motorists in Whalley warned to lock cars

Police are warning car owners in the rural village to keep vehicles secure at all times and not to leave valuables on show.

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Dominic Raab - Why tougher sentences for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

Dominic Raab - Why tougher sentences for those who bring death and destruction to our roads are needed

In a split second, someone’s life can be changed forever.

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Police are investigating the report of an alleged rape in Clitheroe.

Police appeal after alleged rape of woman (18) in Clitheroe

Police have launched a witness appeal following a report of rape in Clitheroe.
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The new measures form part of efforts to bring down re-offending rates

Probation officers could bar offenders from drinking alcohol or gambling

Criminals could be barred from drinking alcohol or gambling after they are freed from prison under a new drive to tackle re-offending.

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Police are appealing for witnesses after firearms were stolen from a house in Rimington.

Firearms stolen in Ribble Valley burglary

Police are appealing for witnesses after a selection of firearms were stolen during a burglary in Rimington.
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Police forces recorded 110 hate crimes directed at mosques between March and July this year

Lancashire police force figures show fall in hate crimes targeting mosques

Hate crimes targeting mosques across the UK more than doubled in 2017, up from 47 between March and June 2016 to 110 over the same period in 2017.

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The bank is now open following the robbery last night

Clitheroe bank reopens after armed robbery

Santander bank in Clitheroe has reopened after a terrifying night-time raid.

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Crime scene investigators at the scene

Chainsaw-wielding masked robbers strike Clitheroe bank

A major manhunt is under way after a terrifying armed robbery at the Santander bank in Castle Street.

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A major incident unfolding in Clitheroe

Police at the scene of a major incident in Clitheroe

Police have taped off the town's Santander Bank, in Castle Street, after an alleged incident.

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The IPCC subsequently issued new guidance earlier this year

Watchdog receives scores of reports of police officers abusing position for sex

Scores of allegations that police officers and staff abused their position for sex have been reported to a watchdog in the last six months, it has emerged.

Politics
From left to right, Carol Maher, Ed Stanley, Irene Chenery, John Chesworth and Simon England.

Merger for law firm with 100 years presence in Clitheroe

Law firm Harrison Drury has expanded its presence in East Lancashire after merging with Clitheroe firm Chenery Maher.

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Pictured right: Lancashires Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner says 101 system is being 'overwhelmed'

Cuts to the police force mean officers can no longer get to some calls they used to be able to, Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw said.

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The fan was given a five year order

Clarets fan banned from matches for five years

A Burnley man is among five supporters to be given a football banning order following disorder at the Clarets' recent derby clash with Blackburn Rovers.

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A group photo of the Lancashire Police team at the top of the Khardung La Pass after their motorcycle challenge for the AWARE charity

Lancashire Police take on dangerous Indian trail for disadvantaged youngsters

A team of Lancashire police officers past and present took on a very different kind of shift with a gruelling motorcycling challenge, riding across two of the world’s highest routes for charity.

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There has been a theft of burgers

Have you been offered burgers and sausages?

Police are urging people to contact them if they are offered large quantities of burgers and sausages.
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Police at the scene in Greymist Avenue, Woolston, following a police counter-terrorism raid where a 31-year-old man was arrested as part of raids this morning by officers following an investigation into the banned extreme right-wing group National Action (Pic: Andy Hampson/PA Wire)

Lancashire man among 11 arrested by counter terrorism police

A Lancashire man is among 11 men arrested by counter terrorism police following an investigation into banned extreme right-wing group National Action.

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Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans and Leader of Ribble Valley Borough Council, Ken Hind, fought to keep the facility open.

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.
Offbeat
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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