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A GANG which burgled more than 50 homes across the re­gion have been jailed.

James McMillan, 29, of Spring Street, Greenacres, Garry Dunker­ley, 43, of Heron Street, Hollinwood, and Peter Clarke, 27, of HMP For­est Bank, all pleaded guilty to con­spir­acy to com­mit bur­glary at Burn­ley Crown Court.

The gang had ran­sacked res­i­den­tial homes over a four-month pe­riod and hid their ill-got­ten gains in­side pil­low cases taken from their vic­tims beds.

McMillan and Dunker­ley,

were both jailed for six years and Clarke was jailed for four years and eight months. PO­LICE are try­ing to trace the fam­ily of a woman who was found dead.

Linda Clay­ton, 58, died at her home, in High Cromp­ton, on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 3. There are no sus­pi­cious cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing her death.

Any rel­a­tives or peo­ple with in­for­ma­tion of their where­abouts should call the po­lice coro­ner’s of­fi­cer on 0161 856 9096 or email ber­nadette. hat­ton@gmp.po­ for­ward ideas on how they could im­prove the area. Groups will be pre­sent­ing their pro­pos­als at the Queen El­iz­a­beth Hall this Satur­day for a chance of win­ning grants be­tween £500 and £2,500.

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