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Prolific petrol thief who was snared in Preston is jailed

A prolific fuel thief who was caught in Preston has been jailed. Jonathon Lawrence, 24, made off without paying from petrol station forecourts across Lancashire, Cheshire, West Yorkshire and North […]

4 days ago
Preston man, 66, snared engaging in sexual conversations with who he believed to be schoolgirls

Ian Hollinghurst, 66, thought he was communicating with two 13-year-old girls A 66-year-old man has been jailed after engaging in online sexual conversations with people he believed were schoolgirls – leading to him pleading guilty to nine offences. Ian Hollinghurst, 66, […]

2 weeks ago
‘Disgusting’ Fulwood man who raped woman while brandishing hammer is jailed

Nathan Byrne Pic: Preston Police A man who raped a woman multiple times while threatening her with a hammer has been jailed. Nathan Byrne was found guilty of six offences of rape and one offence […]

1 month ago
Family ‘shaken to the core’ after Preston dad murdered by his son

Austin Duckworth (left) and Stephen Duckworth A man has been jailed for life for murdering his father in Preston. Austin Duckworth, who did not appear in the dock at Preston Crown Court today (16 April), was […]

1 month ago
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Man murdered his own father with repeated blows to the head

Austin Duckworth (left) and Stephen Duckworth A Preston man callously told his father he better phone an ambulance after breaking into his home and repeatedly punching him in the head. Although the victim was able to […]

2 months ago
Man who went on burglary spree across Frenchwood, Deepdale and Broadgate jailed

Dale Thomason Pic: Preston Police A man who went on a spree of burglaries over the course of three days has been jailed. Dale Thomason was sentenced at Preston Crown Court to eight years and […]

2 months ago
Man to appear in court charged with manslaughter of Jack Jermy-Doyle in Preston

Jack Jermy-Doyle A man is due to appear at court charged with the manslaughter of Jack Jermy-Doyle in Preston. Jake Parkinson, 22, of Bow Lane, Preston, is due to appear for trial […]

3 months ago
Trainee Church of England minister jailed for indecent assault on girl under 14 over 30 years ago

Thomas De Lacey A trainee minister indecently assaulted a girl under 14 over 30 years ago – and has now been jailed. Thomas De Lacey, 77, was jailed at Preston Crown Court Sessions […]

3 months ago
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