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Police appeal for help to find missing teenager

Cane is 5ft 1in tall, slim build with short light brown hair. Credit: Lancashire Constabulary

Police are appealing for information about a 15-year-old who is missing from his home in Burnley. Cane Gorton was last seen at 6pm on Tuesday 28 October.

Cane has been missing for over a week now and we are becoming increasingly concerned about him. We believe he may be in the Stoops area and if anybody has any information about where he might be I would urge them to contact us. Similarly, if Cane sees this appeal, I would urge him to get in touch to let us know he is safe.

– Inspector Ilyas Mohmed


Banned driver's 'selfie video' of police chase

A banned driver who filmed himself being chased by the police through the streets of Burnley whilst at the wheel has been jailed.

23 year old Salim Shah recorded a goodbye 'selfie' video saying 'Lisa I love you...I'm going to prison now." The chase lasted 17 minutes with Shah driving double the speed limit though red lights before trying to make off on foot. He was found nearby hiding in undergrowth.

Shah had been banned from driving just 2 months earlier. At a hearing at Burnley Crown Court he admitted dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, no insurance and possessing cannabis and was sentenced to 16 months in prison.

Burnley holiday maker dies after 'taking drugs' in Amsterdam

A street view of Amsterdam. Credit: PA

A holiday maker from Lancashire has died after apparently taking cocaine and heroin during a trip to Amsterdam, it was reported today.

Joel McDevitt, 22, from Burnley, died in a hospital in the Dutch city on Sunday morning.

Officers believe he and an unnamed friend, also from Burnley, Lancashire, had 'taken a quantity of drugs' including cocaine and heroin.

Burnley get a fitness boost ahead of their weekend clash at West Ham

Burnley fans have cause to celebrate as five of their injured players return for their weekend fixture. Credit: Pa

Burnley's injury problems have eased ahead of Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with West Ham at Turf Moor.

Striker Danny Ings (hamstring), midfielders Nathaniel Chalobah (throat) and Dave Jones (thigh) and defenders Kieran Trippier (ankle) and Michael Keane (hamstring) should all be fit enough to be included in the squad.

But Matthew Taylor needs an Achilles operation and the game is also likely to come too soon for fellow midfielders Dean Marney (hamstring) and Steven Reid (groin).

Provisional squad: Heaton, Trippier, Lafferty, Ward, Duff, Shackell, Mee, Wallace, Kightly, Cisak, Sordell, Jutkiewicz, Boyd, Gilks, Keane, Long, Barnes, Arfield, Ings, Chalobah, Jones.


Dyche: We'll keep working

Clarets manager Sean Dyche, whose side had drawn their previous three league matches before losing 4-0 at West Brom, conceded it was a bad day at the office for his side.

Sean Dyche's Burnley side haven't scored in more than six games Credit: PA Images

He said: "It was a performance where we never got started and never got to grips with the game at all. It's a real low day for us performance-wise.

"There is a reality to it, we've seen results like this in the Premier League and it's happened to us and it's important we grow and learn from it very very quickly."

Burnley have now gone over six and a half games since scoring their last goal. On how he will attempt to fix that problem, Dyche said: "We'll keep working on the training pitch, keeping working with the players' mentality and belief."

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Fears for Burnley man missing since Thursday

Police have expressed concern about the whereabouts of a 54-year-old man who went missing from Rossendale in Burnley on Thursday.

Arthur Thompson, left Heightside House nursing home at about 1030am but failed to return.

He is described as white, 6ft 2 tall, of a slim build with short, straight grey receding hair and brown eyes and walks with a prominent stoop to the right. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, black trousers and a beige coat.

Sergeant Steve Rides of Burnley Police said that Mr Thompson suffered from schizophrenia and was not thought to have his medication with him.

“He may appear disorientated and may be talking to himself. I would urge anyone who sees him not to approach him, but to contact police as soon as possible,” he said.

Salmon found in Burnley river after vanishing in 1950s

Salmon have been found in a river in Burnley for the first time since the 1950s.

The fish were not able to travel upstream of the River Calder since a weir was built Credit: Environment Agency

The fish were not able to travel upstream of the River Calder since a weir was built at Padiham.

It was removed four years ago as part of a project by the Environment Agency and Ribble Rivers Trust and now salmon have been spotted in the waters once again.

It was removed four years ago and now salmon have been spotted in the waters once again Credit: Environment Agency
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