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Man missing from St Annes for over a month

A 52-year-old man has been missing from St Annes for over a month, say police.

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NATIONAL: Family of boy killed in Barcelona attack say they were 'blessed to have him'

More than £34,000 has been raised for the family of a "much-loved" seven-year-old boy killed in the Barcelona terror attack.
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Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool: From the courts 21-08-17

Here is the latest round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

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The CPS says it will p rosecute complaints of hate crime online "with the same robust and proactive approach used with offline offending

Online and offline hate crime must be taken equally seriously, new CPS rules say

Hate crime perpetrated on social media must be taken as seriously as "offline" offences, new guidelines for prosecutors say.
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Police would like to identify this man

Man injured in 'unprovoked' attack in Blackpool

A man was allegedly punched in the face and left with a possible fractured cheekbone in an unprovoked assault in Blackpool, say police.

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Elliot Jones, from North Shore, was due to appear at Preston Crown Court on August 3

Blackpool man accused of rape is found

A 31-year-old man from Blackpool who was wanted by police after failing to appear at court has been found, say police.
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Dr Stephen Frost outside the tribunal

Army doctor loses ‘whistleblow’ case

A doctor who said he was unfairly sacked by the Ministry of Defence for whistleblowing has had his claim dismissed by an employment tribunal.

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Abid Hussain

Drugs gang who flooded north west with cocaine and heroin jailed

A drugs gang who were part of a conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs throughout the north west have been jailed for a total of more than 40 years, say police.
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Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool: From the courts 18-08-17

Here is the latest round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

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Police have revealed the knives that were handed in as part of the amnesty

68 knives, including a machete, surrendered in amnesty

Police have revealed that more than 68 knives were handed-in across Lancashire during its two-week amnesty as part of Operation Sceptre.
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Dr Richard Clayton, director of Cambridge Cybercrime Centre who gave a talk at a cybercrime conference held at the University of Central Lancashire

CYBER CRIME: If it looks too good to be true, it probably is

Cyber criminals are taking advantage of people looking to rent quality accommodation at a decent price. AASMA DAY finds out how fraudsters are targeting students in particular with accommodation scams.

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Police would like to speak to these men in connection with the incident

CCTV APPEAL: Elderly woman has purse stolen in St Annes

An elderly lady had her purse stolen at a supermarket in St Annes, say police.
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Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool: From the courts 17-08-17

Here is the latest round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

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Benjamin Brooks

Pervert doctor’s prison sentence cut on appeal

A hospital doctor who claimed overwork at Blackpool Vic led to him sexually assaulting young girls has had his sentence slashed by Appeal Court judges.

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Chris Parker

'Homeless hero' denies stealing from stricken Manchester Arena attack victims

"Homeless hero" Chris Parker said "I have done nothing. Absolutely nothing" after he was accused in court of stealing from two people injured in the Manchester Arena bombing

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Tablet computers are among banned items discovered behind bars

Computer tablets thrown into grounds of jail

Computer tablets have been thrown into prison grounds in the latest example of contraband smuggling to hit the jail estate.

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261 cats were reported stolen in 2016

40% rise in number of cats stolen over two years, study shows

The number of cats stolen in the UK jumped by 40% in two years, a new study has revealed.

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Shop sold food which was SEVEN months out-of-date

A shop was found to be selling food which was up to seven months out of date.

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Warrant issued for man accused of selling food unfit for human consumption

The boss of a takeaway who is accused of selling food unfit for human consumption has been put on the wanted list.

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Police attempted to use a stinger on Fleetwood Road which they say was spotted by the occupants of the car who then headed back towards Mill Farm.
Pic: Lancashire Police

Three arrested after pursuit through Blackpool to Preston

Three men have been arrested following an overnight pursuit through Blackpool and Preston, say police.

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