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'Sly and cunning' Preston children's home abuser is caged by senior judge

A former Army sergeant who raped and abused vulnerable youngsters in a children’s home has been caged for 13 years.
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Paul Ramell

Vile Garstang abuser is caged three decades after attacks in Preesall area

A child abuser has been caged for his crimes against two young girls - more than 30 years after attacking them.

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Scrap metal is big business

Chorley scrap dealer caught flouting licencing laws after running red light

A former company director ended up in court after falling foul of scrap metal dealing legislation.

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Preston Crown Court

Leyland woman accused of killing baby denies murder

A woman has denied the murder of a seven month old baby girl in Leyland.
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Kashif Gohar and Fathima at their new home in Deepdale, the devastation caused by the fire in their old flats, and landlord Vali Patel, the county council's former head of children's services

BREAKING: Ex county councillor spared prison over fire safety flouts that led to tot being thrown from Preston flat window

A former politician-turned-property owner whose blatant fire safety flouts meant a toddler had to be thrown from a blazing flat has been spared an immediate jail term.
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Hiten Modessa

Man flees police in his dad's car in Preston - then loses control

A car salesman mounted a pavement on one of Preston’s busiest roads and came to rest touching a tree.
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Mohmed Patel

LATEST FROM COURT: Accused death crash driver is called as a witness at his trial

Mohmed Patel from Blackburn, is accused of causing the deaths of two women by dangerous driving.
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Teacher 'rubbed himself' against pupil, court told

A former pupil of an ex teacher accused of sex offences has told a court he ‘rubbed himself against her’ when she was sitting on his knee.

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Mohammed Patel

Judge to sum up evidence in the case of motorist accused of texting moments before fatal collision

Jurors at the trial of a man accused of causing the deaths of two women by dangerous driving are due to retire to consider their verdicts later today.
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Deadly gun found during police chase in Preston is dubbed an "executioner's tool" by senior judge

A motorist found with a revolver and loaded magazine in a car during a pursuit in Preston has been caged for six years.
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Girl was abused in first aid class, court told

Jurors in the case of a teacher accused of a string of abuse and cruelty charges have continued to hear evidence from former pupils.

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Ribchester recruitment firm defrauded by 'fake journey' worker

A former recruitment consultant who made a string of false expenses claims has been given eight months in jail, suspended for a year, with 200 hours of unpaid work.

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Raids were carried out in Preston

Preston man accused of involvement in human trafficking

Six men - including a Preston resident - and a woman are to face a trial in May accused of human trafficking and exploitation offences.

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Chorley drug dealer is jailed after boasting to police during raid

A busted drug dealer told to a police officer that the drugs found in his bag were “worth more than the officer earned in a year.”

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Tesco window smasher faces sentencing on Friday

A man who trashed the frontage of the Tesco store on Towngate, Leyland, with a hammer will appear before Preston Crown Court.

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Women tell jurors how teacher sexually assaulted them during lessons

A former pupil of a teacher accused of a string of abuse and cruelty charges has told how he molested her during swimming lessons while they were both in the water.

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Senior teacher denies sexual abuse and cruelty towards pupils

A former deputy headteacher sexually assaulted pupils in a store cupboard, in first aid classes, and during swimming lessons, a court has heard.
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Joseph Lancaster

Burglar who caused misery in Chorley is sent back to jail

One of Lancashire’s most prolific burglars has been hauled back before the courts.

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Thief snatches wallet from disabled man after befriending him in takeaway

A vulnerable man who is paralysed on one side of his body was targeted by a thief as he got into a taxi.
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Razvan Mitru

Human traffickers who exploited Romanian women as sex workers across Lancashire are caged

Three men from Preston who conspired to traffick and sexually exploit women have been jailed.
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