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Five years imprisonment for Alan Smith

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A BLACKPOOL man was today sentenced to a total of five years, seven months and one week’s imprisonment for a number of burglary, theft and other offences committed between September and November of this year.

Alan Smith, 37, of Chatsworth Avenue, Blackpool, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court having previously been found guilty of one count of dwelling burglary, one count of non-dwelling burglary, one count of shoplifting, one count of possession of a knife in a public place and two counts of assaulting a police officer at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court last month.

The first offence took place on Tuesday 12 November of this year when Smith entered an address on Heddon Road, Blackpool, stealing a laptop, games consoles, other electrical equipment, clothing, a handbag, a sports bag, and alcohol. The second offence took place on Saturday 14 September of the year when Smith entered a property that is part of Blackpool and the Fylde College on Palatine Road, Blackpool, stealing another laptop and a digital camera. The third offence took place on Thursday 5 September of this year when Smith entered a shop on Topping Street, Blackpool, again stealing a laptop. When then being arrested for the third offence on the same date, Smith assaulted two Special Constables. Finally, the forth offence took place on Thursday 19 September of this year when Smith was found to have two kitchen knives in his possession without good reason while at a dental practice on Alfred Street, Blackpool.

DS Steven Hallam of Blackpool CID said; “Smith is a prolific offender in the area who has caused misery to residents across Blackpool.

“We strongly believe he is committing offences to fund a drug addiction he cannot kick, and so, we welcome the court’s decision to imprison him today as he would continue to offend otherwise.”

The sentencing comes as Lancashire Constabulary come towards the end of Operation Julius, targeting criminals and detecting burglaries across the county.

It has run since October, and has seen officers using a range of overt and covert tactics including visits to Lancashire’s top 30 burglary suspects, executing warrants and high-visibility police patrols.

Residents are urged to;
Ensure all your access doors (front, back and patio doors) are locked and windows closed when leaving the house, or going to bed.
If windows are open while you are in during the day, keep them on a secured latch so that they cannot be opened further from outside.
Keep side gates locked.
Consider fitting outdoor security lighting.
Keep an eye on neighbouring properties and if you see anything suspicious contact police.
Further crime prevention advice is available by visiting www.lancashire.police.uk.

Anyone with information or concerns about burglary can contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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Cops catch gang of criminals leaving Hartlepool in stolen cars

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Recently in Hartlepool there has been an increase in criminals targeting Ford Fiesta cars, because criminals have a device that gets them into the car without the need for a key.

Over recent months up to Three Fiesta at a time have been going missing.

This morning the gang was at it again but this tome they didn’t count on the CDSOU A Relief who this morning recovered not 1; not 2 but 3 Stolen Ford Fiesta motor cars all attempting to leave Hartlepool containing suspected travelling criminals.

Police said “One of the vehicles unfortunately lost control and crashed while the other 2 vehicles had their front tyres stung and limped to a stop with one of the vehicle’s going the wrong way onto the A19 which was stopped by an unmarked vehicle. The driver was detained after a short foot chase and with the assistance of dog section 2 more males were also detained from another vehicle.

“Offences these males were arrested on suspicion of were theft of motor vehicle; drink driving; drug driving; dangerous driving; fail to stop for Police; no insurance and no licence.”

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TV Presenter Dale Winton Dies Aged 62

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Dale Winton who was best known for his game show Supermarket Sweep and In It To Win it has tragically died aged 62z

His agent has this evening confirmed the very sad news that Winton has lost his life.

No further details around Winton’s death have been released and it is requested that his family are offered privacy at this very tragic time.

His long-term agent Jan Kennedy said:

It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of Dale Winton who died at home earlier today.

While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time of grief.

A number of tributes have been left on Twitter

Winton started his career as a DJ in London and he was soon hosting his own show on local radio.

This lead Winton to joining the BBC Bristol to present Pet Watch for BBC One.

Over the years he also worked for Channel 4 ITV and on BBC One’s national lottery show.

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Girl aged 5 sadly dies after being recovered from the water at Durdle Door in Dorest

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Officers investigating an incident where a girl tragically died after being recovered from the water at Durdle Door are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

At around 11.30am today, Wednesday 18 April 2018, HM Coastguard received reports of a child and a woman in distress in the water at Durdle Door in Dorset.

The woman was rescued from the water by a member of the public. A Ministry of Defence military range safety vessel, which was in the area and responded to a Mayday broadcast, recovered the girl from the water.

The five-year-old girl, from Salisbury, was taken by the RNLI Weymouth Lifeboat to Weymouth and transferred by the ambulance service to Dorset County Hospital, where she was sadly pronounced dead.

Detective Inspector Steve May, of Dorset Police, said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the young girl involved at this very difficult time.

“At this time there is nothing to suggest this was anything other than a tragic accident however, with the sudden death of any child we have an obligation to carry out an investigation to establish the full circumstances of what happened.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed how the girl came to be in the water and has not already spoken to police to contact us immediately.

“There were also a number of visitors in the area at the time and I am appealing to anyone who may have filmed or photographed the incident to please get in touch as it may assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting incident number 18:127. 

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