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Showing 1 - 10 of 10 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "North West"

Man jailed for Carlisle manslaughter

Blair Dixon, 25, has been sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment at Carlisle Crown Court for the manslaughter of John Cingelis, 37, at his home in Harraby, Carlisle, on 12 April 2020 and wounding another man.

| Press Release , Violent crime , North West News

Offenders jailed for coughing and spitting at North West emergency workers

CPS prosecutors in the North West continue to bring criminal charges against people who deliberately cough or spit at emergency workers and other essential workers while claiming to have coronavirus.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, North West News

Father and son jailed for Haslingden murder

A father and son have today been jailed for life for murdering a 69-year-old man outside a pub in Haslingden, Lancashire on 25 August 2019.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, North West News

Man jailed for partially blinding police officer in Darwen ammonia attack

A 46-year-old man has today been jailed for 14-and-a-half years for an ammonia attack on police officers who attended a 999 call.

| Press Release , Violent crime , North West News

Man guilty of murdering Maggie Smythe in Bolton

A 40-year-old man has been found guilty of murdering his ex-partner, whose remains were found in a former pub's car park.

| Press Release , Violent crime , North West News

David Connors guilty of murder of Billy Livesley

David Connors has been found guilty of the murder of 21 year old Billy Livesley at a car park in Abram, Wigan in December.

| Press Release , Violent crime , North West News

Gang members convicted over shooting of mother and child

Three men who plotted a gangland revenge attack in which a mother and her seven-year-old son were shot on their doorstep have been convicted of conspiracy to cause GBH with intent.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, North West News

Inside man guilty of conspiracy to rob G4S security guards

A G4S security guard, Thomas Keane (DoB 25/5/1966), has today been found guilty of conspiracy to rob his colleagues of £167,000 in two armed robberies and one attempted robbery at banks across Greater Manchester.

| Press Release , Violent crime , North West News

Gangsters found guilty of murder following rival feud

A 38-year-old man has today (16 January) been convicted of the murders of Paul Massey and John Kinsella who were shot dead in separate incidents almost three years apart in a gangland feud.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, North West News

Man given life for murdering partner 20 years after killing another partner

A man has today been given a life sentence for the murder of his partner, more than 20 years after he was convicted for the manslaughter of a previous partner.

Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, North West News

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