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Preston accountant stole more than £280,000 from client pension funds to prop up his own businesses

Bessent operated from offices at Preston Docks Pic: Google A Preston based accountant who stole more than £280,000 of pension funds to prop up his struggling businesses has been jailed for three years and four months. Preston Crown Court […]

3 weeks ago
Man accused of murdering Rosie Darbyshire appears in court

Rosie Darbyshire The man accused of murdering his girlfriend in Ribbleton has appeared in court. Benjamin Topping, 25, of St George’s Road, Deepdale, spoke only to confirm his name at Preston Magistrates’ […]

2 months ago
Trial of Hillsborough match commander underway in Preston

Preston Crown Court is at the top of the national news agenda as the trial of Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield gets underway. Press and families of the 96 people […]

3 months ago
Plungington man who wielded a meat cleaver is jailed

Jamie Killeen A Preston man has been jailed for two years after running through the street wielding a meat cleaver. Jamie Killeen of Ripon Street triggered a police call-out to Plungington after […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement New Hall Lane drug dealer found with cocaine is jailed

Sami Raza A drug dealer who was caught after a police chase down New Hall Lane has been jailed. Sami Raza was found in possession of a large rock of white powder […]

4 months ago
The crimes, deaths and court cases that shocked Preston in 2018

The death of Ellie-May was one of the most upsetting cases police officers said they had ever worked on The city has seen some shocking and harrowing cases throughout 2018, […]

4 months ago
Convicted car traders facing almost £100,000 bill

Preston Crown Court Pic: Tony Worrall Preston Crown Court Pic: Tony Worrall Two convicted car traders have been ordered to pay back almost £100,000 by Preston Crown Court today (Friday 21 December). Following a prosecution by […]

4 months ago
Ashton man who smothered his mother to death is jailed

John Stephen Green has been jailed for the murder of his 88-year-old mother John Stephen Green has been jailed for the murder of his 88-year-old mother A man who suffocated his mother to death at her Ashton-on-Ribble home has been jailed. John Stephen […]

4 months ago
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