Man stabbed in Blackpool street

A man was stabbed as he walked home from a Blackpool pub.
Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool: From the courts 06-12-16

Here is a round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court from December 05.

James Cowell

Shock as new bike turns out to be stolen

A jobseeker has been left off the road and out of pocket after a motorbike he bought turned out to be stolen.

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CCTV from the Finsbury Avenue raid

CCTV appeal after home ransacked

Police have released fresh CCTV footage from a break-in which left a Blackpool home ransacked

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VICTIM: David Lean

Lancashire at the heart of football sex abuse scandal

The first ex-player to blow the whistle on abuse in football after 30 years of silence saw his career derailed by the nightmares from his childhood and ended working as a police officer in the county.

Crime 5
Niall Miller is back on his bike after being targeted by yobs

Yobs wreck blood biker’s Triumph Tiger

A Myerscough College student, who transports blood and vital medical supplies between hospitals, is getting back on the road after he was attacked when yobs tried to steal his motorbike.

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Sgt Adam Dawson, PC Martin Saunders and Sgt Andy Hill from the Road Policing Unit as they launch their Drink/Drug Campaign

The shocking scale of drug driving revealed

Police say 70 per cent of drivers tested for drugs at the roadside are giving positive results.

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An artist's impression of Blackpool new police headquarters

Work starts on town’s new policing base

Construction work has begun on the creation of a new, state-of-the-art police headquarters in Blackpool.

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Heartless thieves have targetted ALS, the disabled children's community group based in the Gatehouse Centre on Waterloo Road. Even the few items which were left, such as this pool table, were damaged or broken beyond repair

Thieves swipe games from disabled children

Heartless thieves have been slammed for stealing games systems and television from a group working with disabled children, just weeks before Christmas.

Crime 6
The cellar of Piknik

Owner of filthy sandwich shop banned for five years

The owner of a filthy sandwich shop which had six inches of raw sewage bubbling in its cellar has been banned from being involved in a food business for five years.

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Paul Stewart scores the only goal for Tottenham as their beat Blackpool 1-0 in the FA Cup 3rd Round January 1991

‘We’ve had no contact over abuse claims’, police and club say

Both the police and Blackpool Football Club say they have yet to be contacted over claims of sexual abuse involving one of its former players and a coach linked with the club.

Preston Crown Court

Child sex abuse voyeur from Lytham is jailed

A businessman who paid to watch a school girl in the Philippines being abused from the comfort of his own home has been jailed for 32 months.

Ben France, aged 26 is wanted on recall to prison.

Police launch appeal to find man wanted on recall to prison

Detectives are appealing for information to trace a man with links to Blackpool who is wanted on recall to prison.
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Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool: From the courts 02-12-16

Here is a round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court from December 01.

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Elsie White, 62, stole jewellery to raise the money to bring the body of her son, Jason Cato, home from Peru

Cleveleys mum stole from elderly couple to bring her son’s body home

A mum who claims she stole £12,100 jewellery from an elderly couple to raise funds to bring her son’s body home from Peru sobbed as she was jailed for a year.

Police have launched their annual drink-drive campaign

Morning after drink drive message

The devastating consequences of drink driving will be highlighted as part of a county-wide campaign being launched this week.

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It is believed Johan Petterson has travelled to Blackpool.

Appeal to find wanted sex offender who may be in Blackpool

Detectives are appealing for help to locate a wanted sex offender from Bournemouth in Dorset.
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More than 2,000 people have added their names to a petition calling for tougher sentences for dangerous drivers who kill or seriously injure people on the roads

Thousands back driving campaign

Almost 2,500 people have signed a petition lobbying for stiffer punishments for those who kill or seriously injure on our roads.

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Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool: From the courts 01-12-16

Here is a round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court from November 30.

David Taylor is wanted by Lancashire Police

UPDATE: Sex offender wanted on recall caught in Burnley

Police have caught missing sex offender David Taylor in the Burnley area.
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