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A SON failed to report the death of his father for five months – and pocketed all his benefit payments.
Christopher Blackburn, of Norman Road in Birkby, kept his father’s body in the living room at his home.
But now he has been told he faces a jail sentence after yesterday pleading guilty to the “appalling” crime.
The 29-year-old has admitted he prevented a lawful and decent burial of a dead body between October 31, 2010 and March 23, last year and stealing £1,308 of his father benefits.
A DRUG dealer shot and buried on a remote farm was known as an “enforcer”, a court was told.
David Griffiths was a man with a “reputation for fighting” – and a man who threatened to kill another drug dealer and members of his family over a debt of just £3,000, a jury heard.
Griffiths, 35, who died along with fellow hardman Brett Flournoy, 31, in Cornwall last June may also have been in debt himself to “travellers” for as much as £30,000, Truro Crown Court was told.
Details of his hardman past came out in the trial of a Huddersfield man.
HUDDERSFIELD Town have made a key transfer window signing – Timmy the Terrier.
The five-year-old Yorkshire Terrier has been snapped up by the Galpharm club to perform at half time. His signing brings competition for places with current mascot Terry the Terrier.
The football-mad dog is co-owned by Huddersfield DJ Martin Doorly and his ex-girlfriend Nicola Crossley.
Martin – who founded the town’s famous Afterparty nights and now DJs around the world – said his skilful pooch had always had a natural talent with a ball but he had also taught him a load of tricks.
TWO badly-injured walkers were rescued from the moors above Marsden.
Both were elderly women and both were among a large number of ramblers and walkers attracted to the hills by the good weather over the weekend.
The majority enjoyed incident-free walks, but the two walkers were unlucky and suffered injuries in falls.
Members of Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team were called to help both casualties.
The first call was on Saturday afternoon near the Wessenden Valley above Marsden.
A CLOTHING retail chain based in Huddersfield faces an uncertain future today.
Peacock Group, owner of clothing retailers Peacocks is in talks with a potential buyer for its Bon Marché chain.
At the same time, the group said it intended to appoint administrators to protect the group and Bon Marché until the sale process was completed.
The move comes after the breakdown of talks with lenders and means about 9,000 jobs are in jeopardy.
Bon Marché has its distribution base at Grange Moor and a store at New Street in Huddersfield. Cardiff-based Peacocks has a store in the town at the Piazza Centre.