PRESTON AND BLACKPOOL COURT BLOG: Police worker and her friend face unauthorised data search charge

Good morning and welcome to the live court blog, bringing you the latest from the Magistrates' Court, Preston Crown Court and Sessions House.

There are around 16 criminal courtrooms across Preston, as well as civil court rooms, and cases from across Lancashire's cities and towns - and sometimes Cumbria and Greater Manchester - are heard in them.

Today's schedule includes seven trials, eight sentences and 24 other types of hearing at the Crown Court, with a further 129 at the magistrates' court.

Some of the courts are sitting later than usual due to a eulogy for the late high court judge Sir David Maddison, who has died aged 72.

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Crown Court

Crown Court