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Teen who fell from building and is in a critical condition named as 14-year-old Kieron Simpson

Kieron Simpson, 14, is in a critical condition Credit: Lancashire Police

The teenager who is in a critical condition after falling from a disused school in Burnley has been named as 14-year-old Kieron Simpson. Kieron had fallen approximately 20ft from the roof of the disused Habergham High School in Burnley while playing with friends.

He was taken by ambulance to the Manchester Children’s Hospital suffering from a fractured skull and internal injuries.

Detective Inspector Alisa Wilson, of East CID, said:

This young man has suffered serious injuries and our thoughts are with him and his family and friends. While detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fall, at this stage there is nothing to suggest this was anything other than a tragic accident.

– Detective Inspector Alisa Wilson

Ruth England, the headteacher at Kieron's school, Shuttleworth College, said:

This is a very upsetting incident which has shocked all of us in the school. We have been in touch with Kieron's family to offer our support and let them know that we are all thinking of them and sending our very best wishes for a speedy recovery for Kieron.

– Ruth England, the headteacher at Kieron's school, Shuttleworth College

Teen critical after falling from school roof

Habergham High School in Burnley Credit: Google Maps

A teenage boy is in a critical condition after falling from a building in Burnley.

Police in Lancashire have launched an investigation after the teenager was left with serious injuries after falling from the roof of a school building.

Police were contacted at about 9.45pm on Saturday to a report that a 14-year-old boy had fallen approximately 20ft from the roof of the disused Habergham High School in Burnley while playing with friends.

He was taken by ambulance to the Manchester Children’s Hospital suffering from a fractured skull and internal injuries. He is currently in a critical condition.

Detective Inspector Alisa Wilson, of East CID, said:

This young man has suffered serious injuries and while detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fall, at this stage there is nothing to suggest this was anything other than a tragic accident.

Any witnesses should contact police on 101 quoting log number 1549 of June 18th.

– Detective Inspector Alisa Wilson

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Woman has £400 cash stolen from her in Burnley street

St James's Street, Burnley Credit: Google Maps

Lancashire Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman had £400 snatched from her in Burnley town centre.

It happened at around midday on Monday, June 6 when the 33-year-old woman had just withdrawn the money from the Santander bank on St James Street and put it in a plastic wallet. A short time later, as she was near Barclays bank, a man ran past and snatched the wallet from her hand before running off.

The man is described as white, aged in his 20s, approximately 5ft 6in, medium build with stubble. He is believed to have been wearing a white baseball call with a pattern on the front and a white t-shirt and shorts.

PC Kevin Hadfield of Burnley Police said:

This woman has had a substantial amount of cash stolen from her as she walked through Burnley town centre and we are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or recognises the description of the man.

I would urge anyone who has any information that could help with our enquiries to get in touch with us as soon as possible.

– PC Kevin Hadfield

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting crime reference EF1605766.

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Police want to speak to this man after Burnley attack

Do you recognise this man? Police want to speak to him Credit: Lancashire Police

Do you recognise this man? Police want to speak to him after an unprovoked attack on two men in a bar in Burnley.

Do you recognise this man? Police want to speak to him Credit: Lancashire Police

At around 3.40am on Sunday April 17 two men, both aged 23 from Burnley, have been stood at the bar in Macs on Hammerton Street when they have been assaulted.

Do you recognise this man? Police want to speak to him Credit: Lancashire Police

One of the men has suffered a broken jaw which required an operation and the second was left with bleeding to his eye.

PC Andy Marston from Burnley Police said:

This was a completely out of the blue unprovoked attack on two men who were just trying to enjoy a night out but have instead been left injured.

If you know the man in the pictures, please get in touch. Similarly, if this is you please contact the police to assist us with our enquiries.

– PC Andy Marston

Anyone with information can call us on 101 quoting incident reference 550 of April 18th.

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

Appeal after man seen touching himself inappropriately in public

Police want to speak to this man

Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to after a man was seen touching himself inappropriately in public.

Colbran Street, Burnley Credit: Google Maps

Officers were called out to Colbran Street, Burnley, at around 5pm on Sunday, to reports a man had been carrying out a lewd act in full view on a residential street.

Detective Sergeant Paul Barlow, of Burnley Police, said:

This is clearly quite a concerning incident, where a male appears to have been touching himself inappropriately in public in broad daylight.

We are now keen to trace the man pictured, in connection with our ongoing investigation, and we would urge anyone who recognises him or has information about who he might be to contact us.

– Detective Sergeant Paul Barlow

Anybody with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0870 of May 1st. Alternatively they can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers.co.uk.

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