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In court in January - the high-profile Wigan cases last month

Here are just some of the people that were either locked up or faced proceedings in January.


The full story for each of the cases can be found on wigantoday.net in the crime section ...

Pilkington, jailed for the manslaughters of Paul Akister and Carly Fairhurst six years apart, was back behind bars for breaching the terms of his licence

1. Darren Pilkington

Pilkington, jailed for the manslaughters of Paul Akister and Carly Fairhurst six years apart, was back behind bars for breaching the terms of his licence
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The perverted priest, 71, from Shevington, who molested several altar boys during a two-year-period, was jailed for two years and two months

2. Francis Simpson

The perverted priest, 71, from Shevington, who molested several altar boys during a two-year-period, was jailed for two years and two months
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This vile thug battered a woman so hard she ended up in a vegetative state following a sickening attack in a Wigan alleyway. He will serve a sentence of more than 20 years

3. Anthony Sherburn

This vile thug battered a woman so hard she ended up in a vegetative state following a sickening attack in a Wigan alleyway. He will serve a sentence of more than 20 years
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Two men have been jailed for a robbery at a shopping estate in Clock Face. Hutchison (pictured left), 18, is from Ince

4. Kailum Hutchison and Hayden Rennie

Two men have been jailed for a robbery at a shopping estate in Clock Face. Hutchison (pictured left), 18, is from Ince
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