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Friends jailed after ‘vile’ sex campaign in Blackpool

Two friends have been jailed after being convicted of a string of historic sex offences.

Crime

Former foster mum jailed over thefts from elderly client at her care job

A cash strapped woman penned a fake reference to obtain a care job - then stole from one of her vulnerable clients.
Crime
Mark McGinty

Violent Kirkham attacker who stamped on mum has his appeal attempt refused

A dad who claimed his extended jail term for trying to suffocate his former partner was "manifestly excessive" has had his appeal bid dismissed.

Crime
Crown Court

Pervert to sign sex offender's register for 10 years over haul of indecent images of children

A former care home worker accused of taking indecent pictures of children – some at the most depraved level in law – has narrowly avoided an immediate jail term.

Crime
Lancashire Police

Stretched Lancashire Police's rest day crisis revealed amid claims of police shortages across England and Wales.

Police officers across the county are owed thousands of hours in unclaimed rest days, new figures reveal.
Crime
Lancashire Police team up to help reform paedophiles

Lancashire Police team up to help reform paedophiles

Lancashire Police officers are joining forces with a leading charity to launch a campaign to tackle growing demand for sexual images of children online.

Crime
The Harris Orphanage and Christopher Hartley

'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.

North West
Preston Crown Court

Fraudster from Blackpool hit with a £9k bill

A political activist who used a fake passport to get a job as a care worker – and had a series of bank cards in different names – has been ordered to pay back £9,099 of his ill gotten gains.

Crime
Man are much less likely than women to report domestic abuse to the police

Spike in reports of male domestic violence victims

The number of Lancashire men reporting abuse has risen by almost a fifth in just one year, but as STEF HALL reports, police and charities believe this figure is just the tip of the iceberg, and many more attacks go unreported
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Milo, three, whose mum claims he was ill through contaminated water in 2015

Claimants press ahead with action against water firm over illness claims following Lancashire 2015 contamination scandal

Eight United Utilities customers who claim they suffered ill health during the water contamination scandal are pressing ahead with plans to take action against the firm.

Crime
Andrew Turner

South Shore man jailed for ‘disgraceful’ knife threats

A man who held a knife to his partner’s throat and made chilling threats has been jailed for 63 weeks.

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