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Concern over two teenagers missing from Burnley

Kyle Gibbings, 14, missing from Burnley - he has short dark hair.
Kyle Gibbings, 14, missing from Burnley. Credit: Lancashire Police

Police are appealing for help to find two teenagers who have gone missing from Burnley.

Kyle Gibbings, 14, and Ryan Kilford, 16, were last seen at about 11.40pm on Monday near to the Inn on the Wharf pub.

Kyle is 5ft 4ins, with very short light brown hair. He was last seen wearing a grey tracksuit.

Ryan Kilford, 16 missing from Burnley,  has dark hair.
Ryan Kilford, 16 missing from Burnley Credit: Lancashire Police

Ryan is 5ft 10ins, with short dark brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black anorak and jeans. He also has a tattoo of a heart with wings and Chinese writing on his left forearm.

Kyle has connections to both Burnley and to Ashton under Lyne in Greater Manchester.

Unexpected call for Burnley boss Dyche

He's a manager you really wouldn't want to upset.

So imagine interrupting Burnley's no nosense boss Sean Dyche in the middle of his press conference.

That's what happened to one, unsuspecting caller who phoned a friend after Saturday's match against Leeds.

Dyche went on to have a light-hearted conversation with the caller, who turned out to be the father of Fulham's Kieran Richardson.


£20 million for new bakery plant in Burnley

Warburtons announce money for new factory Credit: PA

Warburtons has been granted planning permission for a new £20million plant at its Burnley bakery.

The new plant will be built adjacent to the existing bakery on Billington Road and it is expected that over the long term the new development will create 60 new local jobs.

The 35 week build programme is due to start in this month and the plant is expected to be operational by January 2015.

Neil Campbell, Managing Director at Warburtons, said:

“This is an exciting time for the business and underlines our continued commitment to future growth. We recognise that consumer needs and tastes are changing and we must ensure we are fit to meet their needs, now and into the future. _

As a family business, we are able to take decision for the long term and we’re looking forward to expanding our presence in Burnley – a town which we have been a part of for over 30 years”_

Warburtons has been a part of the Burnley community for over 30 years and the site currently employees 250 people.

Shop owner fights off knifeman

A shopkeeper has been speaking about the moment he was attacked by a knifeman in his store in Burnley. Bhag Singh managed to wrestle his attacker out of his shop, as frightened customers and children watched in horror.

Anthony Doran, who was carrying the knife, has now been sent to a secure mental hospital indefinitely after Preston Crown Court heard he was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia.


Burnley shopkeeper robbed at knifepoint

Two men wearing balaclavas and armed with a knife have robbed an off licence on Barden Lane in Burnley.

They made off with cash and cigarettes. Police are looking for 2 men in dark jeans, dark bomber jackets and scarves. Police say the shopkeeper and his wife were shaken but no-one was hurt.

Teenager seriously assaulted in Burnley

Police are appealing for information after a 19-year-old man was seriously assaulted in Burnley.

At around 1am on Boxing Day, police received reports of a fight involving a number of men on Herbert Street.

A 19-year-old man was taken to hospital with head injuries and is currently in a critical condition.

A 21-year-old man has been charged. He was due to appear at Blackburn Magistrates Court today.

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