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Man faces jail after keeping father’s dead body to claim benefits

A man has been warned that he faces jail after keeping his father’s dead body in his living room so he could claim his benefits. Christopher Blackburn, 29, pleaded guilty […]

10 years ago
Teenager arrested after shooting in Ribbleton

Police Line Tape Police in Preston have arrested a teenager in connection with a shooting in Ribbleton earlier this week. A 23 year old man was shot in leg on Bowness Road, Brockholes, […]

10 years ago
Crime Roundup 13/01/12 – £12,000 of Cannabis seized, and a new helpline for Lancashire Constabulary

  Cannabis with an estimated street value of £12,800 has been seized by police in Preston. 32 mature plants were found at the address on Hopwood Street at around 9am […]

10 years ago
Cannabis worth over £12,000 seized at city centre house

Cannabis plants found by police during the drugs raid A cannabis haul worth over £12,000 was seized from a city centre house this week. Police raided a property in Hopwood Street on Thursday morning to find 32 plants. The […]

10 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Crime Roundup 06/01/12 – Stolen puppy returned to owner, dangerous driver leaves teenager with spinal injuries

A 12 week old puppy which was stolen in Preston has been reunited with its owner. Rio, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, was stolen from outside Spar on Water Lane in […]

10 years ago
Police return stolen puppy Rio in time for Christmas

rio His name is Rio and for his owners they thought his first Christmas was ruined. The puppy’s owner, a 12-year-old girl from Bamber Bridge, had her puppy pinched just weeks […]

10 years ago
Crime Roundup 23/12/11 – Ten arrested on suspicion of theft and vehicle offences

Ten people have been arrested on suspicion of theft and vehicle offences as police carried out a day of action to crackdown on metal theft. 23 scrap metal yards were […]

10 years ago
Ashton conman who preyed on elderly is jailed for six years

sardar singh An Ashton man who robbed a pensioner of hundreds of pounds in his own home has been jailed for six years. In a sickening series of events, Sardar Singh befriended […]

10 years ago
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