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Police issue CCTV after 84 year old woman’s purse is stolen


Police have issued CCTV images of a couple they want to speak with in connection with the theft of a purse from a pensioner in Blackburn town centre. The alleged theft took place around 1.20pm on Friday 4th October 2013 when …

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Preyed on Blackburn pensioner before killing him in fire

Christopher Proctor

A Blackburn man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 88 year-old pensioner Christopher Proctor. Anthony Curry, 39, of Dyson Street, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Christopher Proctor following a fire at an address in Pleckgate, Blackburn. He also …

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Bogus car customers steal vehicles across the area


Police are appealing for help in tracing thieves who have been stealing cars in Blackburn and Accrington. The thefts have occurred when the car dealers have been approached by prospective customers and then they have driven off in the cars during test drives. Both large and small independent dealers have …

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Man charged with murder of elderly man in Pleckgate Road fire

Mr Proctor using a cash machine

[caption id=”attachment_306118″ align=”alignright” width=”300″] Mr Proctor using a cash machine[/caption] A man has appeared at Blackburn Magistrates’ Court this morning charged with the murder of 88 year old Christopher Proctor of Pleckgate Road in the town. Anthony Curry of Gretna …

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Blackburn fire victim could have been targeted for years – New information released

The cash machine at Brownhill Post Office

Police believe that the victim of a house fire on Pleckgate Road in Blackburn could have “been targeted over several years by people taking advantage of his vulnerability.” Police have now revealed that the post mortem, although not yet establishing …

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Thousands of litres of fuel stolen in Darwen raids – CCTV pictures

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Three raids on the Nightfreightt depot in Darwen on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th 2012 have been captured on CCTV. 23,000 litres of diesel valued at £25,000 was stolen from the transport depot in Darwen. The thieves cut the lock from …

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Burglar breaks into house and then escapes in stolen Mercedes

Jamie Quigley

[caption id=”attachment_281887″ align=”alignleft” width=”194″] Jamie Quigley[/caption] A Blackburn man has been jailed after admitting breaking into a house and taking the residents’ car. Jamie Quigley, 20, Peridot Close, Blackburn, admitted  breaking into a house on Maple Street, Blackburn around 3am on …

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Three men caught on CCTV whilst attempting burglaries in Blackburn

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Three men have been caught on CCTV in Blackburn whilst trying to break into houses in Blackburn on Wednesday of this week. On the 12th of September 2012 between 2pm and 2:30pm, three properties, two on Mavis Road and one …

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Con artist caught on CCTV in Darwen shop

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Police have issued a CCTV image of a woman they want to speak with after an offence of fraud was committed at an off licence in Darwen. The offence took place at the Boozepoint shop on Bolton Road just before …

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Can you help catch the sneak-in thief? – CCTV picture


POLICE in Rishton have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak with following a sneak-in burglary at an Indian takeaway in Rishton last Thursday, 19th July 2012. The offence took place at the Balti House takeaway …

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Mindless vandals damage cars in Blackburn

Blackburn Drugs' Raids by Lancashire Police

Police are appealing for information after vandals caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage to cars on Pringle Street in Blackburn. It happened during the early hours of yesterday morning (Monday 28 May) and police are examining CCTV and carrying out …

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Rolex thieves caught on CCTV in Blackburn shop

Thief in Cash Converters, Blackburn

[caption id=”attachment_238055″ align=”alignleft” width=”326″ caption=”Thief in Cash Converters, Blackburn”][/caption] Police are appealing for information after a second theft of Rolex watches from a pawnbroker in recent weeks. The theft took place at pawnbrokers, Cash Converters, in Blackburn on 3rd May …

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CCTV – Rolex thief at Accrington pawn shop

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Police are appealing for information after a thief was caught on CCTV in Accrington. The man, who is described as being black, approximately 35 years of age, medium build, 5 feet 10 inches tall and speaking with a southern accent, snatched 2 Rolex watches from …

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Letterbox Arson attack at Blackburn Home – Appeal for information

Blackburn Drugs' Raids by Lancashire Police

Following our report yesterday of a fire in a house in Notre Dame Gardens in Blackburn, the police are now appealing for witnesses and information, as the fire appears to have been started deliberately. The arson attack took place around …

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Break in at Whalley New Road Takeaway – Appeal for Information

Lancashire Police

Police in Blackburn are appealing for information after a break in at a takeaway on Whalley New Road. Some time between 5am and 6am on Wednesday morning (28th of March) the ‘Funky Fried Chicken’ takeaway was broken into. It is thought that …

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Blackburn Car Vandal being hunted by police

Blackburn Drugs' Raids by Lancashire Police

Police in Blackburn are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a number of parked and unattended vehicles were damaged on a residential street. The offences took place overnight between Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th February, when seven vehicles were targeted by …

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Work to improve Darwen Railway Station get underway

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Work to improve Darwen Railway Station has now started. The six week contract will see fencing repaired and repainted, new shelters for passengers, a new CCTV system, new signs, a customer information system including a public announcement system and ticket …

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Bank card thief caught on CCTV at Tesco

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POLICE have issued CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with the theft of a bank card from a supermarket in Accrington. The offence took place around 5pm on 7th December 2011 at the ATM machine …

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Reckless pair jailed for Mill Hill arson attacks

Ethan Hesketh

[caption id=”attachment_206006″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″ caption=”Ethan Hesketh”][/caption] Two men, who committed a series of arson attacks on a Blackburn street, have been jailed for 18 months each. Simon Cockerill, 26, of Whalley Road, Clayton le Moors and Ethan Hesketh, 21, of …

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Elderly man followed from cash point and robbed


POLICE are appealing people to come forward with information after an elderly man had cash stolen from his pocket whilst at a bookmakers in Accrington after being followed from a cash point. The offence took place at Coral bookmakers on …

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CCTV captures Blackburn Christmas Tree Vandals

FOUR revellers, who stole and damaged baubles from a Christmas tree in Blackburn town centre, have written letters of apology. Two 15-year old girls, an 18-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man admitted stealing the baubles from the tree on King …

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Update: Poppy Tin Thief – Attacked in Prison – 43 Previous Convictions

Carl Mason

Carl Mason Reports are now suggesting that the thief who stole Poppy Appeal tins full of cash has been attacked twice in prison by other inmates. He did not require hospital treatment for either attack, but it would seem that …

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Appeal to trace man following petrol ‘drive off’ in Blackburn


POLICE have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to after a car was filled with petrol and the driver drove off without paying in Blackburn. Sometime between 7am and 6pm on Sunday 24 July front …

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Can you help the police catch petrol thieves in Blackburn?

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POLICE have released CCTV images of people they would like to speak to following a number of petrol station ‘drive offs’ in Blackburn. At 3.30pm on 22 June, a man drove his car onto the petrol station forecourt at the …

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Awards for local police volunteers at Blackburn HQ

Chris McKiernan

MEMBERS of the public who give up their time to help carry out volunteer work for Lancashire Constabulary were honoured at a special awards ceremony last month. The event, held at Eastern Division‘s Headquarters in Blackburn, recognised those who have …

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CCTV images after Blackburn letterbox fires


POLICE in Blackburn have issued CCTV images of two men they are keen to trace after several fires were started in the letterboxes of homes in Blackburn in the early hours of Thursday 23rd June 2011. Lit fire lighters were …

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CCTV images released following Blackburn burglary


DETECTIVES have today released CCTV images and are re-appealing for information after burglars broke into a house in Blackburn and tied the occupant up on Friday (24th June) Police are continuing their search for three men who tied up and stole …

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Blackburn’s Women’s Aid welcome CCTV plans

Police are considering plans to install surveillance cameras in the homes of victims of domestic violence. Lancashire Police, the county council and support groups are consulting on proposals to use CCTV to deter repeat offenders. The county council has granted …

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Cost of public projects – Are they out of control?

Following some of the recent news about projects either underway or about to start in Blackburn, do the cost of these projects just seem excessive? Here are some of the most recent: £1.7m for adding a cover to platform 4 …

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