Last day for Lancashire Chief Constable

Chief Constable Steve Finnigan is retiring from Lancashire after more than 12 years at the helm and 41 years as a police officer.

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Chief Constable Steve Finnigan

Lancashire's top cop retires

The senior police officer who oversaw the Burnley Disturbances of 2001, Lancashire's Chief Constable Steve Finnigan, is to retire after more than 12 years at the helm and 41 years as a police officer.

The defendant was disqualified for a year and was fined 235.

Drink-driving ex-motocross racer banned

After being caught driving whilst over the limit, a 20-year-old ex-semi professional motocross racer has been banned from driving and could face losing his job.

Police rescued two women in Burnley

Romanian women rescued from sexual exploitation in Burnley

Two Romanian women have been rescued from a house in Burnley over fears of sexual exploitation.

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An example of a fake bill

BT customers warned over fake bill

Consumers are being warned of a fake invoice from BT which aims to install banking malware on their computer.
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Police warning

Police warning after man offers sweets to child outside primary school

Police have issued a warning about a man offering sweets to children outside a primary school.
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Do you know this man? Police are keen to identify him in connection to an aggravated burglary in Burnley.

Police appeal for suspected burglar

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The defendant damaged the wing mirror of a Volkswagen Golf

Teenage vandal forced to pay compensation

A teenager who broke a car windscreen in Earby after a row must pay the victim compensation, magistrates court has heard.

Police attended the incident in Casterton Avenue

Late night fight after car collision

Police were called late last night to an altercation involving two groups of men in Burnley, which resulted in one man being hospitalised.
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The 17-year-old from Kendal failed to turn up for her lift home and has not been seen since.

Missing girl may be in Blackpool or Burnley

An appeal has been launched to find a missing teenage girl who police believe may be in Blackpool or Burnley.
Rachel Tunstill

Burnley woman jailed for life for murder of newborn baby

A woman has been found guilty of the murder of her newborn baby.
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British Transport Police

Football-related arrests on the rise

Football-related arrests made by the British Transport Police has risen for the fourth year running.

Jane Clough

Mum’s tears as refuge is named after nurse Jane

Survivors of horrific domestic abuse are to be helped by a new Lancashire refuge opened in memory of Barrowford nurse Jane Clough.

Burnley Magistrates' Court

Thief stole clothes worth £100

A thief who stole clothing from Burnley Next store could not recall the incident, a court heard.

Burnley Magistrates' Court

Worker caught stealing on CCTV

A worker who stole stock worth almost £100 from his bosses was sacked on the spot, Burnley magistrates heard.

Claire Hutchins

Woman jailed after targeting elderly victim

A woman who robbed an elderly lady at her home in Colne has been jailed.

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Tunstill claims she was unaware her pregnancy was virtually full term and thought she was having a miscarriage

Mother 'has no memory' of killing newborn baby with scissors

A mother has accepted she stabbed her newborn baby to death with a pair of scissors, but told a jury she had no memory of doing so.
Three people suffered minor injuries in the incident.

Three-car collision on Burnley Road

Three cars were involved in a crash on Burnley Road in Padiham this afternoon, with three people suffering minor injuries, according to authorities.


'Beautiful mum' Michelle Kiss laid to rest in heartbreaking funeral

The heartbroken family and friends of Ribble Valley mum Michelle Kiss stood united in their grief at her funeral today after she tragically lost her life in the Manchester Arena terrorist attacks.
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Cemetery Road Chippy

Police appeal after armed robbery outside chip shop

Thieves smashed their way into a delivery wagon escaping with a safe outside a Colne fish and chip shop.

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