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Scrap metal dealer cheated state out of more than £21,000, court told

A businessman who ripped off the benefits system to the tune of £21,310 has been given a suspended jail term.

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One of the baby snakes that was stolen during the raid.

Exotic animals stolen from Lancaster pet shop

A number of exotic animals were stolen from a Lancaster pet shop in an overnight raid.

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Emily Heath, Caroline Jackson and Mollie Foxall outside court.

Lancaster trio found guilty of blocking road during fracking protest

A former city Mayor, a retired health manager and a university lecturer from Lancaster have been found guilty of wilfully obstructing a highway during an anti-fracking protest.

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Heysham Moss after arsonists struck earlier this year.

Butterflies survive despite arson attacks

A new plan which will help rare butterflies at a Heysham nature reserve will go ahead despite devastation caused by arsonists.

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Preston Magistrates' Court

Benefit fraudster was scrap metal dealer

A man who was working as a scrap metal dealer but still claiming benefits has escaped being sent to jail.

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Some 1,727 motorists were questioned by the RAC.

Drivers admit getting behind wheel when they may have been over drink limit

Around five million drivers believe they have got behind the wheel while over the drink-drive limit at least once in the past year, according to new research.

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Preston Magistrates' Court

Man assaulted woman who was pregnant

A man who assaulted a woman while she was pregnant has been given 30 days in jail to run alongside his current prison term.

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Michael O'Connor has been jailed for dealing drugs.

Drugs den dealer jailed for selling heroin and crack

A man who sold heroin and crack cocaine from a flat which was being used for drug dealing has been jailed.

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Buttermere Avenue

Four men appear in court after woman shot in face

Four men have appeared in court after a woman was shot in the face through the window of her home.
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Demi Pearson, 14, her eight-year-old brother Brandon and seven-year-old sister Lacie died in the blaze in Worsley, Greater Manchester, on Monday.

Two charged with murder over house fire that killed three children

Two people have been charged with murder after a house fire left three children dead.

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Preston Magistrates' Court

Man remanded in custody charged with sex offences

A man charged with nine 
sex offences involving 
children has appeared in court.

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Police appeal after cherished war medals stolen from Halton home

Police appeal after cherished war medals stolen from Halton home

These medals were stolen during a burglary in Halton on December 2.

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Court listings 12/12/17

The following people were dealt with at Lancaster Magistrates Court:

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Dwayne Leahy has been jailed for slashing a rival's face with a knife.

Lancaster man jailed after slashing rival’s face with a knife

A man who slashed his rival across the face with a knife could have “slashed his throat and killed him,” a judge has said.

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Greater Manchester Police said three men, aged 23, 20 and 18, and a 20-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Five quizzed over suspected murder of three children who died after house fire

Five people are being questioned over the suspected murder of three children who died after a house fire.

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Michael O'Connor has been jailed for dealing drugs.

Drug dealer locked up after police raid flat

Police executed a drugs warrant at 30, Arcon House in Lancaster on December 17, 2016.

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Lancashire has fewer roads officers, says a report

Lancashire Police vow as nationwide alcohol breath tests see dramatic fall

The number of alcohol breath tests deployed by police on England’s roads has fallen by a quarter in the last five years, a new report has said.

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The shooting happened on Saturday, December 2.

BREAKING: Four arrested following shooting which left a woman with serious injuries

Police investigating a shooting, which left a woman with serious injuries, have arrested a further four people.
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Crown Court

Man slashed victim across face in alleyway knife attack - then told his girlfriend to get rid of the weapon

A man who slashed his rival across the face with a knife could have "slashed his throat and killed him," a judge has said.

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Roads Policing Officers are responsible for patrolling motorways and main roads

Police breathalyser tests in England fall by a quarter in five years

The number of alcohol breath tests deployed by police on England's roads has fallen by a quarter in the last five years, a new report has said.

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