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'Nice one judge' - prolific criminal Lyndon Stein reacts to burglary sentence

St Helens Star: Bank robber Lyndon Stein is due to be sentenced next month

9:34am Tuesday 11th March 2014

A PROLIFIC armed robber called out “nice one” to a judge as he was sentenced for two house burglaries that he committed while on the run from prison.

Two off road motorbikes seized by police

12:51pm Thursday 16th May 2013

TWO off road motorbikes have been seized by police as part of an anti social behaviour drive.

Three months on - and still no arrests over church mass brawl

St Helens Star: Holy Cross Church

10:00am Thursday 16th May 2013

POLICE have yet to make any arrests in connection with a brawl that broke out during a church mass – nearly three months on from the disturbance, the Star has learned.

Attack victim Carl Robinson on the mend - and vowing to get on with his life

St Helens Star: The bullies won't beat me: Carl Robinson, who is now on the mend, pictured with mum Marie.

9:14am Thursday 16th May 2013

CARL Robinson, the young man who suffered horrific facial injuries after being beaten by a pack of thugs wielding a For Sale signpost, has been lifted by the kind messages of Star readers.

Man owns up to copper theft

St Helens Star: Man owns up to copper theft

9:24am Thursday 16th May 2013

A MAN has been given a community order after pleading guilty to stealing a drum of copper cable worth £2,500.

Teenager admits sending offensive Facebook messages

St Helens Star: Facebook junkies beware: you could end up on 'Worst Status' page!

6:00pm Monday 13th May 2013

AN 18-YEAR-OLD man will be sentenced next month after admitting sending a series of Facebook messages that were grossly offensive.

UPDATE: Ram-raiders escape with cash machine from store during early hours

St Helens Star: Smash and grab: The scene at the Co-Op store on Cambridge Road.

1:15pm Friday 26th April 2013

DETECTIVES are investigating the theft of a cash machine containing a large sum of money after a vehicle was smashed into a shop.

Suspended sentence for doorman Christopher Rose who kicked Sia Soliola at least six times

St Helens Star: Guilty: Christopher Rose was the one bouncer convicted of GBH.

6:45pm Tuesday 23rd April 2013

A DOORMAN who repeatedly aimed kicks at Saints' Sia Soliola has been given a suspended jail term.

EXCLUSIVE: 'Catch the monsters who battered my son with For Sale sign'

St Helens Star: Carl Robinson, 19, lies in hospital with horrific injuries after being attacked by a pack of thugs in the street.

9:40am Thursday 18th April 2013

A YOUNG man was left with horrific facial injuries after a gang of thugs battered him around the head with a house ‘For Sale’ sign during a savage attack.

CCTV appeal follows theft of £20,000 Audi

St Helens Star: Police want to speak to these men in connection with theft of £20,000 car

5:04pm Tuesday 16th April 2013

DETECTIVES want to speak to these two men in connection with the theft of a car worth around £20,000 from a hotel.

Baby-faced burglar will face jail if he does not change his ways

St Helens Star: POLICE in Atherton want your help in tackling crime.

12:10pm Tuesday 16th April 2013

A BURGLAR, described by his own solicitor as “immature”, has narrowly avoided a prison sentence, but has been warned that jail is inevitable if his behaviour does not change.

Mobile tactics ‘crushing’ the off-road yobs

St Helens Star: SEIZED bikes waiting for the crusher.

11:46am Wednesday 8th October 2008

A BIG crackdown on yobs riding quad and scrambler bikes has led to a massive drop in complaints across St Helens, according to the council.

Police probe man's death

9:16am Wednesday 8th October 2008

POLICE are probing the unexplained death of a 25-year-old man who was taken to hospital from the YMCA hostel in St Helens.

Police uncover another cannabis factory

6:46pm Tuesday 7th October 2008

POLICE uncovered a cannabis factory in St Helens on Monday.

I was shaking like a leaf...

3:08pm Tuesday 7th October 2008

HEARTBROKEN charity shop volunteers have described how they ‘felt sick’ when their beloved premises were broken into by smash and grab thieves.

Park attack accused in court

St Helens Star: Craig ROONEY 1.jpg

10:10am Saturday 4th October 2008

NINE teenagers appeared at Liverpool Crown Court this week charged in connection with an alleged gang attack on an 18-year-old man in Sherdley Park earlier this summer.

You don’t go out after dark on this estate

5:30pm Friday 3rd October 2008

A WORRIED neighbour says residents are living in fear of rampaging yobs on an estate.

Detectives hunt man after attempted assault on teenage girl

10:51am Tuesday 30th September 2008

POLICE are hunting a man who attempted to assault a 13-year-old girl in St Helens town centre last week.

Hunt for car theft gang

St Helens Star: Police in St Helens have charged the boy with the cultivation of cannabis

9:43am Wednesday 17th September 2008

POLICE are hunting a gang of car thieves who are smashing their way into homes before targeting high-value vehicles from driveways.

Two men sent to Crown Court for trial after robbery

4:15pm Tuesday 16th September 2008

TWO Liverpool men have appeared before St Helens Magistrates’ Court accused of committing two counts of robbery in St Helens.

Drunken flight thug bit passenger and kicked air steward

5:58pm Monday 15th September 2008

A 46-YEAR-OLD St Helens man who drunkenly assaulted airline crew in front of terrified passengers during a flight from Manchester to the Caribbean has been jailed for eight months.

Armed robbers strike three times

5:26pm Monday 15th September 2008

GUN thugs targeted bookmakers and a petrol station shop during three terrifying robberies that happened within the space of an hour.

Elderly man swindled out of £1,700

St Helens Star: Police in St Helens have charged the boy with the cultivation of cannabis

8:00am Thursday 11th September 2008

A ST HELENS man is wanted in connection with a scam in which a 75-year-old was duped out of £1,300.

Green light for Newton Academy

4:07pm Wednesday 10th September 2008

THE multi-million pound Newton Academy has been given the go ahead.

LATEST: Ten charged with Sherdley attack

St Helens Star: Craig ROONEY 1.jpg

8:32am Tuesday 9th September 2008

NINE youths and a 18-year-old have been charged in connection with an alleged attack in Sherdley Park that left a young man fighting for his life.

Man victim of 'hate attack'

St Helens Star: Police in St Helens have charged the boy with the cultivation of cannabis

11:01am Monday 8th September 2008

POLICE are treating an attack on a 26-year-man as a homophobic hate crime.

Arrest over pub fire attack

St Helens Star: The Springfield pub was the scene of the attack.

5:23pm Friday 5th September 2008

POLICE have today arrested a man in connection with a pub fire attack that left a 21-year-old man with severe burns.

Golden double

St Helens Star: Olympic champions and best friends Ed Clancy and Geraint Thomas

10:11am Thursday 4th September 2008

WE thought we were lucky to have one Olympic champion living in our town, but it turns out St Helens actually struck gold twice in Beijing.

Get tough on under age drinkers – and parents

St Helens Star: Dave Watts

1:03pm Wednesday 3rd September 2008

DAVE Watts MP has called for tougher measures against under age drinkers and their parents – and reckons under 18s should be taken into temporary care if found under the influence of alcohol.

Man, 64, on drunk 'riding' charge

St Helens Star: Police in St Helens have charged the boy with the cultivation of cannabis

11:32am Wednesday 3rd September 2008

A 64-YEAR-old man has been charged with being drunk while riding a cycle at night, without proper lighting.

Shops sold knives to 15-year-old boy

11:57am Monday 1st September 2008

THREE stores illegally sold knives to a 15-year-old boy during an undercover sting operation that was run by police in St Helens.

Man knifed in the chest

6:11pm Tuesday 26th August 2008

A MAN was stabbed twice in the chest on Saturday morning.

Man cleared of indecency charges

9:19am Wednesday 9th July 2008

A ST HELENS man charged with a string of indecency offences against schoolgirls walked free from court this week due to a lack of evidence.

Three in court on affray charges

6:43pm Tuesday 8th July 2008

THREE men charged with affray in connection with disorder in Parr during the early hours of Saturday have appeared before St Helens Magistrates’ Court.

Was youth brawl organised?

3:54pm Wednesday 18th June 2008

POLICE are investigating if violent clashes between rival gangs of youths in Haydock on Saturday evening had been pre-arranged.

Police search for missing Gerald

St Helens Star: Gerald Bold

12:00pm Monday 16th June 2008

POLICE are concerned for the welfare of a missing 62-year-old man from St Helens.

Sherdley attack victim in stable condition

3:00pm Wednesday 11th June 2008

THE 18-year-old victim of the horrific gang attack in Sherdley Park was is in a stable condition in hospital this week.

Man suffered stab wounds

10:00am Wednesday 11th June 2008

A MAN aged in his 20s suffered stab wounds to his back and head during an attack.

Riddle of man found hurt on disused railway line

St Helens Star: The North West Air Ambulance landed at the disused railway line where the man was found with serious head injuries.

7:00am Wednesday 11th June 2008

MYSTERY surrounds how a 38-year-old man found unconscious beside a disused railway line suffered the serious head injuries that have left him fighting for his life in hospital.

Wounded toddler released from hospital

6:00pm Tuesday 10th June 2008

A TODDLER who was shot in the leg by a pellet fired from an airgun was released from hospital last night.

Bikes stolen moments after charity ride ended

5:00pm Tuesday 10th June 2008

AFTER completing a gruelling cycle ride across England, a squad of riders were left staggered when two of their bikes were stolen minutes after they arrived home.

Police appeal over attack that broke man's leg

11:00am Tuesday 10th June 2008

WITNESSES are being sought to an attack in which a 37-year-old man had his leg broken.

ASBO girl could face jail if she lights fires

9:10am Tuesday 10th June 2008

A TEENAGE girl yob has been given an ASBO and warned she faces jail if she lights fires or causes neighbours distress.

Is 'steal to order' gang targeting horses?

3:00pm Monday 9th June 2008

WORD is spreading among the horse owning community that a steal to order gang maybe operating in the area.

Man was 'racially abusive and violent'

St Helens Star: Neil Williams has been given a two-year ASBO

2:00pm Sunday 8th June 2008

A MAN who used racist language and behaviour has been placed under an ASBO.

ASBO crackdown continues on Westfield Estate

5:00pm Friday 6th June 2008

A DISPERSAL order which grants police powers to break up gangs hanging around on an estate troubled by yobs has been extended for six months.

Arrests after car smashes into tree

8:46am Friday 6th June 2008

TWO Liverpool men were arrested after a car smashed into a tree on Hardshaw playing fields.

Girl victim of alleged sexual assault

St Helens Star:

9:40am Thursday 29th May 2008

POLICE are hunting a suspected sex attacker after a girl under the age of 16 was allegedly assaulted in a park.

Hunt for man wanted on fraud charges

St Helens Star: Allen Freeman Harrison

12:00pm Wednesday 28th May 2008

POLICE have released a photograph of a man wanted for failing to appear at court on fraud and harrassment charges.

Police probe sex assault allegations

St Helens Star: The forenisc tent  at Thatto Heath park

11:00am Wednesday 28th May 2008

POLICE investigating an alleged sexual assault have put up a forensic tent in Thatto Heath park this morning.

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