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Shoplifter stole booze for works Christmas party

A shoplifter who stole booze worth £60 for his works Christmas "do" on Boxing Day had a knife in his rucksack, a court heard.
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Burnley Magistrates' Court

Burnley fan threatened to 'slice someone's face' before game

A Burnley FC fan who made pre-match knife threats, bragging about  his “mate Stanley” and slicing someone’s face with it, could be facing jail.

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Burnley Magistrates' Court

Driver who refused to stop for police went through No Entry sign

A driver who didn't stop for police went up a street the wrong way and against a No Entry sign, a court heard.

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Burnley Magistrates' Court

Crook said he couldn't keep curfew because of dog walking

A prolific crook facing a night-time curfew for his 174th offence complained he needed to take his dog out.
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Burnley Magistrates' Court

Thief left court before he could be taken into custody

A thief who struck while subject to a suspended jail term was sentenced to prison – but left court before he could be taken into custody.

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Burnley Magistrates' Court

Mum and son caught shoplifting

An alcoholic mother and her son appeared at Burnley Magistrates’ Court on the same day for shoplifting.
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The defendant was fined over 300 for the offense.

Nelson drink-driver caught more than twice the limit

A drink-driver more than twice the limit was spotted on the wrong side of the road, a court heard.

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The latest offense was the defendant's 90th on his extensive record.

"Polite" Colne thief's 90th offence

A "polite" thief who pinched hair straighteners and curlers worth £70 told police he wanted to swap them for drugs, a court heard.
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The 29-year-old defendant was fined 300.

Repeat-offending drink-driver banned for 40 months

A drink-driver who went on an awareness course before re-offending was refused the chance to attend another course by magistrates.

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The defendant said he is a former police officer.

Over-the-limit ex-police officer: "I wasn't drunk"

An ex-police officer caught over the drink-drive limit wanted a court to give him community service instead of a ban.

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The defendant has more than 50 offences on his record.

Father-of-four tries to gouge police officer's eye after 12-hour drinking session

A thug tried to gouge out a police officer's eye when he got drunk after watching his little girl's nativity play, a court heard.
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A prolific shop-lifter, with 104 offences, found herself back in court, after stealing clothes from Sainsbury's

Prolific shoplifter lands back in court after theft from supermarket

A prolific shoplifter, who stole clothing worth more than £60 from Sainsbury's, did it within a month of receiving two conditional discharges, a court heard.

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Burnley Magistrates' Court

Colne mum attacked woman

A Colne mum attacked a woman and left her injured after, she claimed, the victim had humiliated her in front of her sons, a court heard.

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Burnley Magistrates' Court

Drink driver's third offence

A drink-driver almost three times the limit has been ordered off the road for 26 months for his third excess alcohol-related offence.

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A woman found herself on the wrong side of the law when she tried to interfere as a relative was being arrested by police

Mum admits drunk and disorderly charge

A drunken Barnoldswick mum, who tried to butt in as police were detaining a person on the ground, shouted to officers: "Lock me up as well," a court heard.
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Burnley Magistrates' Court

Ex-welder struck police officer

An ex-welder lashed out and struck an officer in the face when police were called to his house after reports he had damaged a window, a court heard.

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The defendant had to be Parva sprayed.

Nelson man hits officer in late-night incident

An ex-welder lashed out and struck an officer in the face when police were called to his house after reports he had damaged a window, a court heard.

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The defendant could now be facing jail.

Teen stole irreplaceable rings from widowed grandmother for alcohol and weed

A heartless teen "robbed" his nan of four irreplaceable diamond rings worth £2,000, paid off a drugs debt, and blew the rest on booze and "weed," a court heard.

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Burnley Magistrates' Court

Pedestrian trapped under car of drink drug driver

A teenage drug, drink and dangerous driver who hit a pedestrian and trapped him under his car, could be facing jail.

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The defendant has a record of 20 offences.

Attempted stone theft the latest in long list of offenses for Nelson man

A crook who tried to steal stone flags from a Barnoldswick firm was confronted by a man who knew him, who told him to put them back, which he did, a court heard.

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