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Recalled to prison: James Gorman

James Gorman, 34, has been recalled to prison Credit: Lancashire Police

James Gorman, 34, of Perry Street, Darwen, has been recalled to prison.

Police say he has links to Blackburn, Darwen and Colne and is believed to be in the Blackburn with Darwen area.

Gorman is described as white, 5ft 7in to 5ft 8in tall, of medium build with short light brown hair, hazel eyes and a scar on one of his left fingers.

He has previous convictions for assault and members of the public are advised not to approach him.

Temp Det Insp Alisa Wilson, of Lancashire Police, said:

We are keen to trace Gorman and return him to prison immediately.

If you have seen him or know of his whereabouts, please contact us.

Similarly if Gorman himself sees this appeal I would urge him to hand himself in at the nearest police station.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101.

Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

– Det Insp Alisa Wilson

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Ace the rescue dog helps with efforts at collapsed pub in Blackburn

Ace to the rescue Credit: Mike Dewar/Twitter

Ace the rescue dog is helping the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service search the collapsed building in Blackburn.

Ace's handler, Mike Dewar, Tweeted a picture of Ace amongst the rubble and ruins of the Duke of Edinburgh pub on the corner of Hill Street and Crabtree Street in Blackburn.

It's believed a group of children had been playing at the former Duke of Edinburgh pub on the corner of Hill Street and Crabtree Street.

Firefighters from Blackburn, Great Harwood, Darwen, Bamber Bridge and Chorley were called to the incident as well as specialist rescue equipment and search and rescue dogs from Lancashire and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.

Six in hospital after derelict building collapses in Blackburn

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Lancashire Fire Service say six people were taken to hospital after a derelict building collapsed in Blackburn.

It's believed a group of children had been playing at the former Duke of Edinburgh pub on the corner of Hill Street and Crabtree Street.

Firefighters from Blackburn, Great Harwood, Darwen, Bamber Bridge and Chorley were called to the incident as well as specialist rescue equipment and search and rescue dogs from Lancashire and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.

A multi-agency investigation is underway into the cause of the collapse.

Blackburn girl, 17, dies after suffering fractured skull

A 17 year old girl from Blackburn who suffered a fractured skull has died

Shannon Aspin was taken by paramedics to Royal Preston Hospital from an address on St Gabriels Avenue at around 8.20pm on Thursday, July 28.

She remained in hospital but passed away last night. A post mortem examination will take place in due course to try to establish the exact cause of death.

She was thought to have been on Rutland Close on the evening of Thursday, July 28 where she was seen arguing with a man on the street.

A 21 year old man from Blackburn was arrested on suspicion of assault and has been released on bail pending further enquiries until October 21.

Shannon Aspin Credit: Lancashire Police

Shannon was a generous person who was full of life and brought joy and happiness to everyone that knew her. She was like Tigger, she never sat still, full of life and laughter and energy. Shannon was looking forward to starting a new job and apprenticeship.

– Family tribute

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Bolton student tells of the devastation she saw at the scene of Istanbul terror attack

Three suicide bombers blew themselves up at the airport.

A student from Bolton caught up in the Istanbul terrorist attack said if her flight from Manchester hadn't been delayed she could have been killed.

Heather Nelson was just leaving her plane at Ataturk airport, when three attackers opened fire and blew themselves up, killing 41 people and injuring several hundred more.

She told her family she saw blood everywhere in a scene of devastation.

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