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Motorcyclist dies after crash in Burnley

Police areappealing for information after a motorcyclist died following a crash in Burnley.

It happened on Friday 11th March, when a black BMW crashed with a blue Yamaha 600cc motorcycle which was travelling in the opposite direction.

The motorcyclist, a 41 year old man from Burnley, was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where he later died.

“One man has sadly lost his life as a result of this collision and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed what happened to contact us. I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have seen either vehicle prior to the collision. The motorcycle travelled from the Colne Road area while the BMW travelled from the Barden Lane area.”

– PS John Jennings Wharton from the Road Policing Unit

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 791 of 11th March.



Police trying to find woman who was last seen in the early hours of Saturday morning in Burnley

Sarah Jane Aspinall Credit: Lancashire Constabulary

Police are trying to locate a woman who was last seen in the early hours of Saturday morning in Burnley Town Centre.

Sarah Jane Aspinall, 36, from Accrington had been on a night out with a friend in the area and was last seen at around 4am.

Her friends and family have not heard from her since.

Sgt Peter Moore said:

“It is unusual for Sarah not to have been in touch with anyone, particularly her friend who she had been out socialising with.

“If you have seen her or know where she is, please get in contact with us.

“Similarly, if Sarah sees this appeal herself, I would urge her to let us or a family member or friend know she is okay.”

– Sgt Peter Moore

Sarah is described as 4ft 10ins, of slim build, with very long dark brown hair. She was last seen wearing a short, black dress to just above the knee, a red crocheted cardigan, black knee high boots and a choker type necklace containing white beads.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting incident reference LC-20160207-1147.

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Appeal for help to trace man after attempted robbery

Detectives investigating an attempted robbery at a convenience store in Burnley are still trying to trace a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

A man went into the Super Discount Market on Briercliffe Road on August 29th armed with a rounders bat and a lock knife.

Do you recognise this man? Credit: Greater Manchester Police

He threatened the man working behind the counter and demanded that he hand over money.

He made his way behind the counter and struck the shop worker with the bat before making off empty handed. Fortunately the shop worker was not badly injured.

The man was described as Asian and spoke with a foreign accent. He was around 5ft 9 tall, of a slim build, thought to be in his early twenties and was wearing a dark or black coloured cotton hooded jacket, dark tracksuit bottoms and Nike trainers. He had his face covered.

Alternatively Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at

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