A teacher who admitted grooming and sexually abusing a former pupil at a school in Bacup has today been sentenced at Burnley Crown Court.Read the full story ›
A man stabbed during a disturbance in Bacup last year has sadly died in hospitalRead the full story ›
Two young boys have gone missing from their homes in Bacup. Connor Kane, 14 and Kaine Bradley, 13 were last seen at an house in the town at midnight on Thursday.
Connor is described white, slim build with wavy short dark brown hair. He was last seen wearing a blue jumper, grey jogging bottoms and black trainers with white soles.
Kaine is described as white, slim build with short, light brown hair. He was last seen wearing a dark grey waterproof jacket, grey jogging bottoms and grey and orange trainers.
We are becoming increasingly concerned about Connor and Kaine and I would urge anyone who has any information about their whereabouts to contact us. We believe that they are together and could be in the Burnley area.
Similarly, I would urge Connor and Kaine, if they see this appeal themselves, to get in touch to let us know they are safe.”
“It has been three weeks now since Mr Nield was last seen and his family and friends are growing increasingly more concerned about his whereabouts. He has not made contact with them since he went missing so I would urge anyone who may know of his current whereabouts or contact details, to pass that information onto us. We also believe that he may have connections to the Rochdale area."
Police are appealing for members of the public to look at new photographs to help them trace a missing man. Heath Nield, 31, of Rochdale Road, Bacup was last seen by his mother at his home address early on Thursday 10 July. He has not made contact with family or friends since he went missing.
Police are appealing for information after a man dressed in a burka robbed a bank in Bacup.
Around 3.10pm on Monday 8 July, a man entered the Barclays bank on Market Street and demanded money from the cashier.
The cashier handed over an amount of money and the man left the bank, nobody was injured, although the member of staff was left shaken.
The man is described as white, medium build and around 5'10” tall. He was wearing a burka and white trainers and was carrying a white, plastic Co-Op carrier bag.
A year ago Christopher Richards was celebrating his wedding at a club in Bacup. Six months later he returned to loot the same venue.
The court heard how the groom had gone back with one of his ushers to steal alcohol
computers and DVDS and caused thousands of pounds of damage during the burglary.
The club's owner was even more hurt as in a kindhearted gesture she had given Richards and new bride a half-price -champagne buffet because they were short of cash.
Ashley Derricott reports.
Police in Lancashire are appealing for the public's help in finding a cannister of radioactive material which was stolen over the weekend.
It was taken from a van parked outside a house on New Line in Bacup.
Police were alerted this morning but the break-in could have happened at any time in the previous 48 hours.
The canister is thought to contain Iridium 192, which would only become dangerous if the cannister was opened.
A canister containing a small amount of radioactive material has been stolen from a van in Bacup.Read the full story ›
A canister containing a small amount of radioactive material has been stolen from a van in Bacup.
Officers were alerted to the incident in the early hours of this morning after the van driver discovered the material was missing.