News - 2017

A round up of our news stories for 2017.
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Six North West men handed Gang Injunction Orders

Six North West men handed Gang Injunction Orders

January 04, 2017

SIX MEN from across the North West have been given tough banning orders after a court ruled that they had engaged in, encouraged or assisted in gang related violence and drug dealing in Preston.

Lancashire Police leaders pledge to end mental health stigma and discrimination at work

Lancashire Police leaders pledge to end mental health stigma and discrimination at work

January 05, 2017

LANCASHIRE Constabulary has joined other emergency services and associations in signing up to a campaign against mental health stigma and discrimination in the workplace.

Road casualties to be tackled with average speed cameras

Road casualties to be tackled with average speed cameras

January 09, 2017

Eight routes across Lancashire have been chosen by the Lancashire Road Safety Partnership for new average speed enforcement camera systems, in a bid to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on Lancashire’s roads.

Investigation launched after Darwen skate park assault

Investigation launched after Darwen skate park assault

January 11, 2017

Detectives are appealing for information after two teenagers were injured – one seriously – following an assault in Darwen.

Man arrested for public order offences bailed

Man arrested for public order offences bailed

January 11, 2017

A 21-year-old man who was arrested by officers from the North West Counter Terrorism Unit and Lancashire Constabulary in Blackpool earlier today (Wednesday 11 January 2017) has been bailed.

Man jailed following death of cyclist

Man jailed following death of cyclist

January 11, 2017

A 22-year-old man has been jailed for causing the death of a cyclist in Belmont.

Teenager assaulted on Christmas night out

Teenager assaulted on Christmas night out

January 12, 2017

We are appealing for information after an assault at a Lancaster pub just before Christmas.

Witness appeal after cyclist injured in Weeton

Witness appeal after cyclist injured in Weeton

January 12, 2017

Did you help an injured cyclist in Weeton? We are appealing for information after a 47-year-old man was seriously hurt last night (January 11).

Preston man jailed for conspiracy to supply cocaine

Preston man jailed for conspiracy to supply cocaine

January 13, 2017

A 26 year old man from Preston has today been sentenced to over six years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine.

Man, 35, attacked in Bamber Bridge group robbery

Man, 35, attacked in Bamber Bridge group robbery

January 13, 2017

Detectives are appealing for information after a man was robbed in Bamber Bridge today (January 13).

Woman, 66, in hospital following collision in Chorley

Woman, 66, in hospital following collision in Chorley

January 13, 2017

We are appealing for information following a collision in Chorley which has left a 66-year-old pedestrian with serious injuries.

Man dies following collision on M6

Man dies following collision on M6

January 13, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a man sadly died following a collision on the M6 near Broughton.

UPDATE: Burnley man wanted after house fire

UPDATE: Burnley man wanted after house fire

January 14, 2017

A wanted man from Burnley has been found.

Serious collision on M58

Serious collision on M58

January 14, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses following a collision on the M58.

Witness appeal after Padiham cash-in-transit raid

Witness appeal after Padiham cash-in-transit raid

January 14, 2017

Detectives are appealing for information following a cash-in-transit robbery at a Padiham bank.

UPDATE: Man charged following death of Blackburn woman

UPDATE: Man charged following death of Blackburn woman

January 15, 2017

A man has today (January 15) been charged after the death of a woman in Blackburn.

Teenager, 18, dies following Chorley collision

Teenager, 18, dies following Chorley collision

January 15, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a teenager died following a collision in Chorley today (January 15).

Appeal for information after Preston bar attack

Appeal for information after Preston bar attack

January 16, 2017

Do you recognise this man? We want to speak to him after an assault at a Preston bar.

Skelmersdale man jailed for sex offences

Skelmersdale man jailed for sex offences

January 16, 2017

A 24-year-old man from Skelmersdale has today (January 16) been jailed for inciting a girl to engage in sexual activity.

Witness appeal following Accrington incident

Witness appeal following Accrington incident

January 17, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Accrington.

Update - Suspicious package in Thornton

Update - Suspicious package in Thornton

January 17, 2017

A package found at a building in Thornton is no longer being treated as suspicious.

Pensioner targeted in attempted robbery

Pensioner targeted in attempted robbery

January 18, 2017

We are investigating after a woman in her 70s was the victim of an attempted robbery in Whitworth.

Man wanted in connection with assault in Skelmersdale

Man wanted in connection with assault in Skelmersdale

January 18, 2017

A 24-year-old man is wanted by police in connection with an allegation of assault.

Woman robbed of jewellery at home in Blackburn

Woman robbed of jewellery at home in Blackburn

January 18, 2017

We are appealing for information after a woman was robbed at her home in Blackburn.

Woman charged with murder of baby in Burnley

Woman charged with murder of baby in Burnley

January 18, 2017

A woman has this evening been charged with the murder of her newborn baby.

Girl, 15, missing from Chorley

Girl, 15, missing from Chorley

January 19, 2017

A 15 year old girl who was missing from Chorley was found safe and well in Morecambe last night. Thanks for your help with our appeal.

Lancashire Constabulary rise up the ranks

Lancashire Constabulary rise up the ranks

January 19, 2017

Lancashire Constabulary has gained 135 places after ranking 116, achieving 117 points in this year’s Stonewall Workplace Equality Index (WEI).

‘Disturbing’ robbery at Blackburn home

‘Disturbing’ robbery at Blackburn home

January 19, 2017

A car and a quantity of cash were stolen in Blackburn during a robbery in the early hours of this morning (Thursday, January 19th).

A man has been charged with the attempted murder of a police officer

A man has been charged with the attempted murder of a police officer

January 20, 2017

William Ashton, 39, formerly of Briarwood Drive, Blackpool, will appear before Blackpool Magistrates’ Court this morning (Friday, January 20th)

Woman charged with murder of Blackburn man

Woman charged with murder of Blackburn man

January 20, 2017

A murder investigation is underway after the body of a man was found in Blackburn.

Firearms stolen from Great Harwood house

Firearms stolen from Great Harwood house

January 20, 2017

We are appealing for information after some firearms and ammunition were stolen from a house in Great Harwood yesterday (Thursday January 19th).

Update after woman found with head injuries in Blackpool

Update after woman found with head injuries in Blackpool

January 20, 2017

We are appealing for information after a woman suffered head injuries during a suspected assault in Blackpool this morning (Friday January 20th).

Missing Preston woman found

Missing Preston woman found

January 21, 2017

Virginia Jayne Moss, 32, was found in Blackpool this afternoon.

Man found in canal identified

Man found in canal identified

January 23, 2017

Following our appeal earlier this week about the body found in the Leeds-Liverpool Canal in Blackburn last weekend, the man has been identified as Joseph Doherty, 31, from Blackburn.

Man has part of ear bitten off in Lancaster

Man has part of ear bitten off in Lancaster

January 23, 2017

Detectives are appealing for information after a man had part of his ear bitten off in Lancaster.

Body found in search for missing Blackpool man

Body found in search for missing Blackpool man

January 23, 2017

Police searching for a missing man have found a body.

Search to find missing Preston woman

Search to find missing Preston woman

January 24, 2017

A woman who was missing from Preston has been located.

Man missing from Heysham found safe and well

Man missing from Heysham found safe and well

January 24, 2017

A 76-year-old man who was reported missing from home in Heysham has been located.

Fatal collision on M61 motorway

Fatal collision on M61 motorway

January 24, 2017

The incident happened at about 10.30pm yesterday (Monday, January 23rd) approximately half a mile before Junction 9. A Renault Clio travelling southbound was involved in a collision with a VW Sharan travelling in the same direction. A Volvo HGV also travelling southbound then collided with both vehicles.

Appeal after pedestrian injured in Accrington collision

Appeal after pedestrian injured in Accrington collision

January 24, 2017

We are appealing for information after an elderly female pedestrian suffered serious injuries during a collision in Accrington.

Appeal following deliberate car fire in Blackburn

Appeal following deliberate car fire in Blackburn

January 24, 2017

We are trying to identify two men after a car was deliberately set alight on Whalley New Road in Blackburn.

Investigation continues into fail to stop collision in Fleetwood

Investigation continues into fail to stop collision in Fleetwood

January 25, 2017

Detectives are continuing their investigation into a fail to stop collision in Fleetwood where a man sadly died.

Shed set on fire in Blackpool garden

Shed set on fire in Blackpool garden

January 25, 2017

We are trying to trace witnesses after a shed fire in Blackpool.

A man has been sentenced for sex offences

A man has been sentenced for sex offences

January 25, 2017

Darren Carter, 45, of Accrington Road, Burnley, was convicted of a catalogue of offences against the youngster following a trial at Preston Crown Court in December.

Man wanted in connection with burglaries in Preston

Man wanted in connection with burglaries in Preston

January 25, 2017

We are appealing for help to trace a man from Preston who is wanted in connection with two burglaries.

Update: CCTV released following break-in at Great Harwood

Update: CCTV released following break-in at Great Harwood

January 25, 2017

A man has been arrested following our appeal about an attempted break-in at the presbytery of St Wulstan RC Church on Rushton Street in Great Harwood.

Knifepoint robbery at Preston convenience store

Knifepoint robbery at Preston convenience store

January 25, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a convenience store was robbed in Preston last night.

Passengers injured on bus in Lancaster

Passengers injured on bus in Lancaster

January 25, 2017

The incident happened at about 1.10pm today (Wednesday, January 25th) when the Stagecoach PSV was forced to brake suddenly on Tall Trees Road as the vehicle approached a bus stop.

Man missing from Rossendale found

Man missing from Rossendale found

January 26, 2017

Following our appeal, Robert Rollo, 35, who was missing from Rossendale has been located this morning.

Detectives investigating a murder in Preston are appealing for help

Detectives investigating a murder in Preston are appealing for help

January 26, 2017

Officers believe the men could have witnessed an assault on Wenqing Xu during which he suffered injuries from which he later died.

Lancaster man wanted after thefts and stabbing

Lancaster man wanted after thefts and stabbing

January 26, 2017

Have you seen this man? Gareth Hunt, 37, of no fixed address is wanted in relation to his alleged involvement in three burglaries and a stabbing incident in Lancaster.

Investigation following firearm discharge in Oswaldtwistle

Investigation following firearm discharge in Oswaldtwistle

January 26, 2017

The incident happened at shortly before 9pm yesterday (Wednesday, January 25th) in Stanhill Street when a firearm appears to have been discharged from a vehicle. The discharge of the weapon caused damage to a parked vehicle and a nearby house but thankfully no-one was injured.

UPDATE: Concern growing for man, 53, missing from Lancaster hospital

UPDATE: Concern growing for man, 53, missing from Lancaster hospital

January 26, 2017

A missing man, 53, who had gone missing from the Royal Lancaster Infirmary has been located in Lancaster.

CCTV appeal following fire at flat in Brierfield

CCTV appeal following fire at flat in Brierfield

January 26, 2017

We have released a CCTV image of a man we would like to speak to following a fire which was started at a flat in Brierfield.

Appeal for help tracing wanted Blackpool man

Appeal for help tracing wanted Blackpool man

January 26, 2017

We are appealing for the public’s help tracing a wanted man from Blackpool.

Missing sex offender from Burnley found

Missing sex offender from Burnley found

January 26, 2017

Wanted registered sex offender Dylan Mawdsley, 21, has been found.

Blackpool house burgled just hours after owner dies

Blackpool house burgled just hours after owner dies

January 27, 2017

We are appealing for information after a house was burgled less than 24 hours after its occupant died.

Appeal for help after man kidnapped

Appeal for help after man kidnapped

January 27, 2017

At about 8pm on Wednesday (January 25th) the 36 year old victim was taken from outside his address in the Frenchwood area of the town.

Men jailed for causing death of girl, 9, by dangerous driving

Men jailed for causing death of girl, 9, by dangerous driving

January 27, 2017

Two men who were convicted of causing the death of a nine year old girl by dangerous driving in Rawtenstall have today (Friday, January 27) been jailed.

Fire at house in Chorley

Fire at house in Chorley

January 28, 2017

A joint investigation with the Fire Service is underway following a fire at a house in Chorley this morning (Tuesday, January 31).

FOUND: Concern grows for missing woman

FOUND: Concern grows for missing woman

January 29, 2017

Zaneta Pasevica, 50 years old, who was last seen at her home address on Arneside Crescent at shortly before 8.20pm on Friday has now been found.

A woman has died in a collision

A woman has died in a collision

January 29, 2017

The collision happened at shortly before 5.30am today (Sunday, January 29th) at the junction of Southport New Road and Blackgate Lane on the A556.

CCTV image released after woman touched inappropriately in Bamber Bridge

CCTV image released after woman touched inappropriately in Bamber Bridge

January 30, 2017

Following our CCTV appeal to trace a man we wanted to speak to after a woman was touched inappropriately on a bus in Bamber Bridge in August last year, a man has now been traced and will attend for an interview in due course.

Man missing from home in Blackpool

Man missing from home in Blackpool

January 30, 2017

We are trying to trace a missing man from Blackpool.

Motorbikes stolen from garage in Chipping

Motorbikes stolen from garage in Chipping

January 30, 2017

We are appealing for information after three motorbikes were stolen from a garage in Chipping.

Investigation continues after man stabbed in Padiham

Investigation continues after man stabbed in Padiham

January 30, 2017

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information after a 19-year-old man was injured following a serious assault in Padiham.

UPDATE: Body found in search for missing boy

UPDATE: Body found in search for missing boy

January 31, 2017

Police searching for a missing boy following a fire in Parbold have found a body.

Boy, 9, seriously injured after Morecambe collision

Boy, 9, seriously injured after Morecambe collision

January 31, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Morecambe which left a nine-year-old boy with serious injuries.

Christmas drink and drug-driving results revealed

Christmas drink and drug-driving results revealed

January 31, 2017

More than 130 people were caught drink driving as part of Lancashire Constabulary’s Christmas drink drive campaign.

Takeaway delivery drivers robbed twice in same day

Takeaway delivery drivers robbed twice in same day

January 31, 2017

We are appealing for information after two takeaway delivery drivers were robbed in Preston on Sunday (29 January).

Would-be thieves cut through wall of Fleetwood supermarket

Would-be thieves cut through wall of Fleetwood supermarket

January 31, 2017

We are investigating a break-in at a Fleetwood supermarket that happened in the early hours of Tuesday 31 January.

Man summonsed for sex offences

Man summonsed for sex offences

February 10, 2017

Christopher Hartley, 56, of Denham Avenue, Warrington, is accused of a catalogue of historic offences which allegedly occurred at the Harris Children’s Home in Preston.

A man has been jailed for historical sex offences

A man has been jailed for historical sex offences

February 13, 2017

Nigel Lloyd, 51, of no fixed address, earlier this year admitted four counts of indecent assault and one of gross indecency.

Man jailed for historical sex offences

Man jailed for historical sex offences

February 16, 2017

Kashif Gul, 39, of Foxhall Road, Blackpool was found guilty of two offences of indecency with a child following a trial at Preston Crown Court in December last year.

Workshop to support Blackburn faith charities

Workshop to support Blackburn faith charities

February 21, 2017

Over 40 people from different faith groups attended a two hour workshop which was designed to offer information and guidance to local faith charities.

Witness appeal after serious collision

Witness appeal after serious collision

February 23, 2017

The incident happened at shortly before 8pm yesterday (Wednesday, February 22nd) when a pedestrian crossing the road at Church Road, Skelmersdale was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Corsa

National Day of anti-fracking action - statement

National Day of anti-fracking action - statement

February 24, 2017

We will provide an appropriate policing response to today’s event. Our intention is to ensure a consistent and coordinated policing response and ensure a balance between the rights of people to lawfully protest, together with the rights of the wider public, including local businesses, to go about their lawful activities.

A man has been convicted of killing Michael Keen in Darwen

A man has been convicted of killing Michael Keen in Darwen

February 24, 2017

Daniel Bamford, 18, of Harvey Lane, Warrington, was found guilty of manslaughter following a trial at Preston Crown Court.

Appeal after serious collision

Appeal after serious collision

February 25, 2017

The incident happened at shortly after 9pm yesterday (Friday, February 24th) on the A59.

A body has been found in a search for a missing man

A body has been found in a search for a missing man

February 25, 2017

The body was found at shortly before midday today (Saturday, February 25th) on Centurion Way at Farington.

National Day of anti-fracking action - police statement

National Day of anti-fracking action - police statement

February 25, 2017

Following an earlier event at Maple Farm badged as a national day of anti fracking action, a significant number of protestors made to the Cuadrilla site on Preston New Road.

Man charged following three serious assaults in Burnley

Man charged following three serious assaults in Burnley

March 02, 2017

A man has been charged with attempted murder after three serious assaults in Burnley on Wednesday (March 1).

An investigation is underway after a boy was attacked by a dog in Skelmersdale

An investigation is underway after a boy was attacked by a dog in Skelmersdale

March 03, 2017

Police were contacted by the ambulance service at shortly before 5.30pm yesterday (Thursday, March 2nd) to an address on Firbeck in Skelmersdale to a report that a five year old boy had been attacked by a family dog.

A man has been jailed for manslaughter

A man has been jailed for manslaughter

March 30, 2017

In the early hours of Saturday 22nd November 2014 police responded to reports of a fight in Yorkshire Street, Bacup. Jamie Mulcahy received a stab wound to the chest during the incident and collapsed a short time later.

Ground-breaking Forensic Academy to be launched in Lancashire

Ground-breaking Forensic Academy to be launched in Lancashire

April 06, 2017

Lancashire Constabulary and the University of Central Lancashire have this week officially entered into a strategic partnership that will enhance forensic science services in Lancashire.

Burglary at Rossendale

Burglary at Rossendale

April 07, 2017

At shortly before 5pm yesterday (Thursday, April 6th) the victim returned to his home on Newchurch Road to find two men in his kitchen.

Motorcycle initiative aims to keep bikers on the right track

Motorcycle initiative aims to keep bikers on the right track

April 12, 2017

A new motorcycle safety initiative ‘Are you on the right track?’ is being launched this Easter to encourage bikers to ride safely on Lancashire’s roads.

Eight charged as part of major human trafficking operation

Eight charged as part of major human trafficking operation

April 19, 2017

The seven men and one woman were arrested following a series of early morning raids at addresses in Blackburn, Preston and Blackpool in Lancashire, Gateshead in Northumbria and Evesham, near Worcester.

Operation Hawk – Disrupting Drug Dealing in Chorley

Operation Hawk – Disrupting Drug Dealing in Chorley

April 19, 2017

TODAY, a number of warrants have been carried out across Chorley as part of Operation Hawk - an intelligence-led operation targeting Organised Crime Groups who are operating in the area.

Appeal after indecent exposure

Appeal after indecent exposure

April 22, 2017

The incident happened at around 11.35am on Thursday April 20 when a man exposed himself to the victim in a wooded area on Kiddrow Lane.

Appeal following collision

Appeal following collision

April 23, 2017

The incident happened at shortly after 6.30pm on Saturday (April 22nd) when a red VW Scirocco was seen by a police officer driving at speed along Long Lane.

Investigation launched after man seriously injured in Lancaster park

Investigation launched after man seriously injured in Lancaster park

April 23, 2017

The man, 50, was out walking with his family near to the duck pond in Williamson Park when he was hit by what appears to have been a falling rock.

Three arrested on suspicion of human trafficking

Three arrested on suspicion of human trafficking

April 27, 2017

The two men and one woman were arrested after a Vauxhall Corsa was stopped on New Hall Lane in Preston in the early hours.

Woman charged with murder of baby

Woman charged with murder of baby

April 27, 2017

Police were called by the Ambulance Service in the early hours of Wednesday, April 19th after they attended an address on Slater Lane where a seven month old child had been found unresponsive.

Men charged with criminal damage

Men charged with criminal damage

April 27, 2017

Daniel Woodhouse, 29, of Armley Grange Drive, Leeds and Samuel Walton, 31, of Cromwell Road, Lambeth, are both charged with two counts of criminal damage under £5000.

Police officer sentenced for possession of indecent images

Police officer sentenced for possession of indecent images

April 28, 2017

PC Andrew Birch, 54, of Blackpool, was summonsed to court in June last year after police received information he was in possession of a number of indecent images of children.

Average speed camera installation A588 Head Dyke Lane

Average speed camera installation A588 Head Dyke Lane

May 02, 2017

Installation work has now begun on the fourth route, A588 Head Dyke Lane, Pilling between Fold House Caravan Park and Bourbles Lane.

Missing man found

Missing man found

May 07, 2017

Keith Teague, 43, went missing at about 2.30pm on Saturday, May 6th from his home address on Turnfield, Ingol, Preston but has now been found.

Man arrested following firearms discharge

Man arrested following firearms discharge

May 08, 2017

Police were called at around 1.20am on Sunday (May 7th) after a man returned home to find very recent damage to the front door and windows of his house on Beaconsfield Street.

Update: Average speed camera scheme

Update: Average speed camera scheme

May 15, 2017

Whilst work has progressed this year, some changes to the initial plans for two of the routes have been reviewed and will now be carried out.

Appeal to trace ‘John’ after man seen walking into sea at Fleetwood

Appeal to trace ‘John’ after man seen walking into sea at Fleetwood

May 16, 2017

Appeal to trace ‘John’ after man seen walking into sea at Fleetwood

Latest statement from Greater Manchester Police on the incident at Manchester Arena

Latest statement from Greater Manchester Police on the incident at Manchester Arena

May 23, 2017

Emergency number has been established for anyone who is concerned for loved ones who may not have returned home 0800 096 0095 .

Message from the Chief Constable of Lancashire

Message from the Chief Constable of Lancashire

May 23, 2017

Our thoughts first and foremost today are with all of those affected by the tragic events in Manchester last night.

CCTV appeal launched after Preston robbery

CCTV appeal launched after Preston robbery

May 25, 2017

Two people have appeared in court following a CCTV appeal we released in April about a woman who was robbed in Preston.

UPDATE: Man charged with murder of woman in Chorley

UPDATE: Man charged with murder of woman in Chorley

May 25, 2017

A man has been charged with the murder of a woman in Chorley.

Average speed cameras to be enforced – A675 Belmont

Average speed cameras to be enforced – A675 Belmont

June 06, 2017

THE FIRST section of a new average speed camera scheme will go live from Friday 9 June on the A675 Belmont.

A woman has died after a collision in Blackpool

A woman has died after a collision in Blackpool

June 09, 2017

The incident happened at about 6.15pm on Ryburn Avenue when the owner of a Peugeot 206 parked on the road leaned into the car and turned on the ignition.

A man has died in a collision

A man has died in a collision

June 18, 2017

The collision happened at about 6.20pm yesterday (Saturday, June 17th) when a 125cc scooter heading East on the B5254 Leyland Road at Lower Penwortham lost control on the approach to a right hand bend.

New memorial garden unveiled at Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters

New memorial garden unveiled at Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters

June 20, 2017

A memorial garden paying tribute to officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty has been unveiled at Lancashire Constabulary’s Headquarters.

Serious assault in Blackpool

Serious assault in Blackpool

June 20, 2017

Officers are trying to piece together the events which led to Tom Radley suffering a number of wounds, including fractures and internal injuries.

New CCTV released following sexual assault in Blackburn

New CCTV released following sexual assault in Blackburn

June 22, 2017

Detectives investigating an incident where a 13 year old girl was sexually assaulted in Blackburn have released new CCTV footage in a fresh appeal for information.

Missing woman found

Missing woman found

June 22, 2017

Stephanie Whelan, 30, has been found safe and well

Man jailed for wounding

Man jailed for wounding

June 22, 2017

On February 17th 2016 police were called to a report of a serious stabbing at an address on Whitendale Crescent in Blackburn.

Closure of Great Harwood Police Station

Closure of Great Harwood Police Station

June 22, 2017

As part of this process a decision was taken some time ago that the premises at Great Harwood were underutilised and no longer fit for purpose. As such, we will not be renewing the five year lease which runs out in November 2017.

Front counter review - Statement from Lancashire's Police and Crime  Commissioner

Front counter review - Statement from Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner

June 26, 2017

Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner and Lancashire Constabulary have today launched a consultation on police plans to reduce the number of front counters at police stations across the county as the number of people using the service continues to fall.

Commissioner welcomes new Chief Constable

Commissioner welcomes new Chief Constable

June 29, 2017

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has welcomed Andy Rhodes into his new role as Chief Constable of Lancashire.

Investigation underway after firearms discharge in Accrington

Investigation underway after firearms discharge in Accrington

June 29, 2017

And officers today warned those responsible that their behaviour will not be tolerated.

Man charged with handling stolen goods

Man charged with handling stolen goods

June 30, 2017

Tommy Smith, 40, of Meadow Street, Blackburn, appeared at Blackburn Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Thursday, June 29th) and has been remanded to appear at Burnley Crown Court on July 27th.

Serious collision at Lancaster

Serious collision at Lancaster

July 03, 2017

The collision happened at shortly before 10am today (Monday, July 3rd) near to the junction with the Bay Gateway when a Vauxhall Corsa travelling from Halton towards Lancaster turned right across the path of a Honda moped travelling in the opposite direction.

Appeal to find missing teenager

Appeal to find missing teenager

July 08, 2017

Shareena Hanif, 15, was last seen at Primark in Lancaster at about 2.30pm today (Saturday, July 8th)

Woman suffers serious head injury in Blackpool

Woman suffers serious head injury in Blackpool

July 09, 2017

Emergency services were called at shortly before 11pm on Saturday, July 8th to a report of an altercation between two women in the street on Horsebridge Road.

Vigilance warning after attempted abduction in Skelmersdale

Vigilance warning after attempted abduction in Skelmersdale

July 09, 2017

The warning follows an incident at about 6.20pm today (Sunday, July 9th) when a nine year old girl was playing on her bike on a field close to the Enstone estate when she was approached from behind by a man.

Sex Offender jailed for almost two years for breaching Prevention Order

Sex Offender jailed for almost two years for breaching Prevention Order

July 11, 2017

A PRESTON MAN who breached his Sexual Harm Prevention Order has been jailed for 23 months.

Tackling knife crime on Lancashire’s streets

Tackling knife crime on Lancashire’s streets

July 17, 2017

Lancashire Constabulary is supporting a week of action aimed at reducing knife crime. Operation Sceptre, running from 17 to 23 July 2017, is a national campaign targeting knife crime and those who carry knives.

FOUND: Concern is growing for a missing man

FOUND: Concern is growing for a missing man

July 18, 2017

Victor Albert Procter, 39, has been found safe this morning.

Police officer charged with Misconduct in Public Office

Police officer charged with Misconduct in Public Office

July 19, 2017

PC Ihsan Ali, 39, who is based in East division, was arrested in April following an investigation by Lancashire Constabulary’s Professional Standards Department.

Missing girl, 17, could be in Preston

Missing girl, 17, could be in Preston

August 01, 2017

We are appealing for help to find a 17 year old girl who is missing from Wigan and could be in Preston.

A child has died after a fall in Lancaster

A child has died after a fall in Lancaster

August 08, 2017

Police were contacted at shortly before 9.30pm yesterday (Monday, August 7th) to a report that a 12 year old boy had fallen through a corrugated roof panel of a disused building at the Lune industrial estate while apparently playing with friends.

Average speed cameras to be enforced – A565 Southport Road

Average speed cameras to be enforced – A565 Southport Road

August 08, 2017

A new average speed camera scheme will go live from Thursday 10 August on the A565 Southport New Road, it has been confirmed.

Boy, 14, missing from home

Boy, 14, missing from home

August 10, 2017

We are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 14-year-old boy who has gone missing from home in Appley Bridge, but may have travelled elsewhere in the UK.

Woman jailed for drugs offence

Woman jailed for drugs offence

August 22, 2017

On 17th November 2016 officers from Blackpool Roads Policing Unit stopped a Renault Twingo on the west bound carriageway of the M55 motorway.

Man summonsed for non recent sex offences

Man summonsed for non recent sex offences

August 23, 2017

Philip Worthington, 63, of Warwick Place, Blackpool will face five counts of indecent assault on a woman over 16 years of age between April 1987 and April 1991.

Nine people charged following ‘Operation Nexus’ warrants in Preston

Nine people charged following ‘Operation Nexus’ warrants in Preston

August 24, 2017

NINE PEOPLE, all from Preston, have been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs following a series of warrants across the city this week.

Appeal to trace missing woman

Appeal to trace missing woman

August 26, 2017

Catherine Allsager, 39, was last seen yesterday evening (August 25th) at about 5.45pm in Folkestone, Kent but it is believed she may have travelled back to Lancashire, possibly by train.

Pensioner brutally assaulted

Pensioner brutally assaulted

August 26, 2017

The 88 year old woman was asleep in bed at her home on Aspen Gardens, Chorley when she was woken up at around half past midnight this morning (Saturday, August 26th) to find a man assaulting her and demanding money.

Appeal for help after death of man in Blackpool

Appeal for help after death of man in Blackpool

August 26, 2017

Police were called at shortly before 2am today (Saturday, August 25th) by the ambulance service who had earlier attended a bench off Gyn Square in the resort. A man had fallen from the bench after becoming unwell. He was taken by ambulance to Blackpool Victoria Hospital but sadly later died.

Man arrested following aggravated burglary in Chorley

Man arrested following aggravated burglary in Chorley

August 26, 2017

The 35 year old man, from Chorley, has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and is currently in custody.

Witnesses sought after collision

Witnesses sought after collision

August 27, 2017

The incident happened at shortly after 1am today (Sunday, August 27th) when a 53 year old woman was crossing Queen Street in Great Harwood near to the Walmsley pub and was struck by a Vauxhall Corsa travelling towards Clayton le Moors.

Man charged following Chorley pensioner assault

Man charged following Chorley pensioner assault

August 27, 2017

Andrew Hodgkinson, 35, of Ullswater Road, Chorley, is charged with robbery.

Man jailed for historical sex offences

Man jailed for historical sex offences

August 31, 2017

Raymond Griffin, 59, of Brisbane Place, Thornton Cleveleys, was found guilty following a trial in July of ten counts of historic rape and indecent assault against a 16 year old female former resident of a Blackpool Children’s home on Bispham Road.

Special constable charged with Misconduct in Public Office and sexual offences.

Special constable charged with Misconduct in Public Office and sexual offences.

September 06, 2017

Jack Baxter, 22, a special constable from Manchester, was arrested in November last year following an investigation by Lancashire Constabulary’s Online Child Abuse Investigation Team.

Major operation at TH Smith waste site

Major operation at TH Smith waste site

September 06, 2017

The joint action by agencies including Lancashire Police, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, the Environment Agency and Hyndburn Borough Council was taken following numerous reports from members of the public concerned about activities associated with the site.

Concern growing for missing man

Concern growing for missing man

September 14, 2017

Anthony Carr, 30, was last seen by a relative at an address on Bonsall Street in Blackburn at about 4pm on August 9th. He was reported missing to police yesterday.

Pair jailed after drug seizure

Pair jailed after drug seizure

September 15, 2017

On April 27th Rhiannon Ferguson was observed meeting Christopher Harrison on a street in Walton, Liverpool where he supplied her with 3kgs of Cocaine.

Update: Investigation underway after man dies in Preston

Update: Investigation underway after man dies in Preston

September 15, 2017

Officers were contacted at shortly after 2.30am today (Friday, September 15th) by the ambulance service to a report that a man was being treated by paramedics on Aqueduct Street in Preston.

Clarke Carlisle found safe

Clarke Carlisle found safe

September 15, 2017

Former footballer Clarke Carlisle, 37, who went missing yesterday has been found safe and well in Liverpool this evening.

UPDATE: A mising woman has been found safe

UPDATE: A mising woman has been found safe

September 16, 2017

Helen Wilson went missing from her family home in Garstang but has now been found safe and well.

Great Harwood waste site given closure order

Great Harwood waste site given closure order

September 16, 2017

The T.H.Smith site on Meadow Street was subject to a hearing at Blackburn Magistrates’ Court on Friday 15th September, following a temporary closure notice being served on the site earlier this month.

Missing DJ found

Missing DJ found

September 16, 2017

Missing Rob Doherty has been found

Missing man found

Missing man found

September 21, 2017

Kenneth Metcalfe, 42, has been found.

Former police officer convicted of voyeurism

Former police officer convicted of voyeurism

September 21, 2017

Jayson Lobo, 48, of Woodfold Park, Mellor, was found guilty of 11 counts of voyeurism relating to seven women following a trial at Liverpool Crown Court.

Nelson man subject to anti-slavery order

Nelson man subject to anti-slavery order

September 22, 2017

A Nelson man who housed a Polish couple in poor living conditions and forced them to carry out manual labour has been imposed with a Slavery and Trafficking Risk Order (STRO).

CCTV image released after woman robbed and assaulted in Preston

CCTV image released after woman robbed and assaulted in Preston

September 23, 2017

Do you recognise this woman? We are trying to trace her following after a woman was robbed and seriously assaulted in Preston.

Former football coach jailed

Former football coach jailed

September 25, 2017

The offences were committed when Whelan was a coach at two different youth football teams over periods in the mid-1970s and mid-1990s.

Woman left for dead after assault

Woman left for dead after assault

September 25, 2017

The incident happened between 8.10 and 8.20pm on Saturday (September 23rd) off George Street West opposite to the entrance of the Suez Recycling depot.

Man charged with murder

Man charged with murder

September 26, 2017

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, Saleem Said, 39, of Woodcroft Street, Rawtenstall, has been charged with the murder of Leanne Collopy, 25, the attempted murder of a two year old girl and arson with intent to endanger life.

UPDATE: Man arrested following Blackburn assault

UPDATE: Man arrested following Blackburn assault

September 28, 2017

Detectives investigating a brutal assault in Blackburn have charged a man.

Huge cannabis factory dismantled

Huge cannabis factory dismantled

September 28, 2017

Officers executed a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant at the mill premises on Maurice Street yesterday morning (Wednesday, September 27th) where they found the sophisticated set up containing more than 1,000 plants.

Appeal to trace man following rape

Appeal to trace man following rape

September 29, 2017

Officers want to speak to Lithunanian national Viktor Dadelo, 30, of Dalton Street, Nelson.

Former police officer jailed

Former police officer jailed

October 09, 2017

Nigel Mungur, 40, a former immediate response officer, pleaded guilty in November 2015 to Misconduct in Public Office, Conspiracy to Commit Misconduct in Public Office, money laundering and unauthorised access to a computer.

Appeal to trace 32-year-old wanted man

Appeal to trace 32-year-old wanted man

October 10, 2017

We are appealing for the public’s help locating a wanted man who has links across the county.

UPDATE: Prisoner wanted by police

UPDATE: Prisoner wanted by police

October 11, 2017

A 27-year-old man who absconded from prison has been arrested.

Man jailed for robbery

Man jailed for robbery

October 12, 2017

Lee ‘Titch’ Taylor, 31, of Adelaide Terrace in Blackburn, was convicted of robbery following a trial at Preston Crown Court.

Man convicted of manslaughter

Man convicted of manslaughter

October 16, 2017

Gary Fletcher, of Wilton Street, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court following the death of his partner Nicola Haworth, 33, last year.

Special Constable jailed for misconduct and sexual offences

Special Constable jailed for misconduct and sexual offences

October 17, 2017

Jack Baxter, 22, of Manchester, was arrested in November last year following an investigation by Lancashire Constabulary’s Online Child Abuse Investigation Team.

Teenager’s grave damaged in Pleasington

Teenager’s grave damaged in Pleasington

October 18, 2017

We are appealing for information after a teenager’s grave was damaged in Pleasington.

Former policeman jailed

Former policeman jailed

October 20, 2017

Jayson Lobo, 48, of Woodfold Park, Mellor, was found guilty of 11 counts of voyeurism relating to seven women following a trial at Liverpool Crown Court last month. He was cleared of a further seven counts.

Evergreen tree offers good luck to Blackpool’s new police HQ

Evergreen tree offers good luck to Blackpool’s new police HQ

October 24, 2017

A sapling has been planted at the site of the new West Division Police Headquarters in Blackpool as part of a tradition to bestow good luck and longevity of life to the building.

Body found in search for missing man

Body found in search for missing man

October 24, 2017

The body has been identified as that of Mr Phillip Heap, 41, who had been missing from his home in Accrington since about 8.20am this morning. A post mortem examination will take place to establish the cause of death but at this time it is not being treated as suspicious.

New Town Centre Police Operating base opens to the Public

New Town Centre Police Operating base opens to the Public

October 27, 2017

A new Local Police Operating base located in the heart of Blackburn Town Centre has opened to the public.

Man charged with murder

Man charged with murder

October 31, 2017

Police were called around 8.25pm on Wednesday (October 25) to a report a man had been shot in Barnard Close.

Man jailed for life for murdering partner

Man jailed for life for murdering partner

October 31, 2017

Craig O’Sullivan, 40, of Chorcliffe Mews, Hollinshead Street, Chorley, admitted the charge when he appeared at Preston Crown Court yesterday (Monday, October 30th).

Court bans fires on TH Smith site

Court bans fires on TH Smith site

November 02, 2017

The Contempt of Court Order will last for six months and any breach is punishable by up to two years in prison.

Boy injured in collision

Boy injured in collision

November 03, 2017

The boy was riding his bike across Romney Walk at shortly before 4pm yesterday (Thursday, November 2nd) when he was struck by a Saab 9-3 estate.

Serious collison in Blackburn

Serious collison in Blackburn

November 04, 2017

At about 11.45pm yesterday (Friday, November 3rd) a white Audi A3 was seen by a police patrol on Whalley New Road and made off from officers. A short time later the Audi was seen by a second police patrol driving at speed and again made off. There was no pursuit.

Appeal to trace missing couple

Appeal to trace missing couple

November 04, 2017

John Davis, 38, and Meredith Cassidy, 30, were last seen at an address in Bury on October 31st,

Average speed cameras now live on B6232 Grane Road, Haslingden

Average speed cameras now live on B6232 Grane Road, Haslingden

November 06, 2017

NEW average speed cameras have gone live today on the B6232 Grane Road

Armed robbery at pub

Armed robbery at pub

November 06, 2017

At shortly before midnight a call was received saying a group of at least four men had attacked the Hand and Dagger pub at Treales. The men were wearing balaclavas and were armed with machetes.

Woman injured by thrown firework

Woman injured by thrown firework

November 06, 2017

The 23 year old woman was at a community event on Cedar Street, Blackburn when she was struck by a firework thrown by a group of youths.

Appeal after armed raid at Walmer Bridge convenience store

Appeal after armed raid at Walmer Bridge convenience store

November 07, 2017

We are looking for masked raiders who robbed a store in Walmer Bridge with machetes.

Appeal to find wanted men

Appeal to find wanted men

November 07, 2017

The five men, all from the West of the county, have been outstanding for some time and are wanted in connection with domestic assaults and other offences.

Manhunt after taxi driver attacked in Chorley

Manhunt after taxi driver attacked in Chorley

November 07, 2017

Taxi driver attacked in Chorley

Missing man found

Missing man found

November 08, 2017

Russ Pennie, 50, went missing from an address in Lancaster but has been found

Dog walker robbed in Leyland

Dog walker robbed in Leyland

November 08, 2017

Detectives are appealing for information after a 28-year-old woman had jewellery stolen during a robbery in Leyland.

Your chance to surrender unwanted firearms

Your chance to surrender unwanted firearms

November 08, 2017

People in Lancashire are being urged to hand in guns and ammunition as part of a nation-wide firearms surrender.

Robbery at Chorley store

Robbery at Chorley store

November 08, 2017

At about 8.30pm last night (Tuesday, November 7th) a man went into Singh Costcutters, Harpers Lane and threatened the lone shop assistant with knives demanding money and cigarettes.

Re-appeal following fatal Padiham collision

Re-appeal following fatal Padiham collision

November 09, 2017

Officers investigating a fatal road collision in Padiham are continuing to appeal for information.

Chorley man jailed for brutal pensioner robbery

Chorley man jailed for brutal pensioner robbery

November 09, 2017

A MAN has been jailed for more than six years after a brutal robbery of a pensioner in Chorley.

CCTV appeal following Burnley v Hannover football disorder

CCTV appeal following Burnley v Hannover football disorder

November 09, 2017

We have released CCTV images of four people we would like to trace in connection with disorder which occurred at a football match in August.

Lancashire among most efficient as police expected to do more with less

Lancashire among most efficient as police expected to do more with less

November 09, 2017

As demand for the police service rises and Government funding falls Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner has welcomed the 'good' grading from national policing inspectors

Man jailed following attempted armed robbery in Blackburn

Man jailed following attempted armed robbery in Blackburn

November 10, 2017

A man has been jailed for more than four and a half years following an attempted armed robbery at a petrol station in Blackburn.

Preston man, 28, wanted by police

Preston man, 28, wanted by police

November 10, 2017

We are appealing for help tracing a wanted 28-year-old man from Preston.

Fatal collision on Burnley Road East Rossendale

Fatal collision on Burnley Road East Rossendale

November 11, 2017

We are appealing for information following a fatal collision, Friday night on Burnley Road East, Rossendale.

Man jailed for vicious assaults on woman in Blackpool

Man jailed for vicious assaults on woman in Blackpool

November 13, 2017

A man has been jailed for more than 20 years for carrying out a series of horrific assaults on his partner which left her blind in one eye.

Appeal following assault on cyclist in Morecambe

Appeal following assault on cyclist in Morecambe

November 13, 2017

We are appealing for information after a cyclist was knocked from her bike, causing her to fracture her elbow.

Woman injured in Colne collision

Woman injured in Colne collision

November 13, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision in Colne today (Monday, November 13).

Man left with fractured skull after Burnley assault

Man left with fractured skull after Burnley assault

November 13, 2017

A man has been left with a serious head injury following an assault in Burnley yesterday morning (Sunday, November 12th).

Chorley man wanted after burglary

Chorley man wanted after burglary

November 13, 2017

We are appealing for information to find a man in connection with a Chorley burglary.

Rural crime vehicles rolled out across the county

Rural crime vehicles rolled out across the county

November 13, 2017

A powerful fleet of off-road vehicles has been launched to tackle rural crime.

New rural crime vehicles rolled out across the county

New rural crime vehicles rolled out across the county

November 13, 2017

A powerful fleet of off-road vehicles is being rolled out across Lancashire to help police tackle rural crime.

Witness appeal continues after Morecambe collision

Witness appeal continues after Morecambe collision

November 14, 2017

We are continuing to appeal for witnesses after a 92-year-old woman was injured following a collision in a supermarket car park.

Wanted man found

Wanted man found

November 14, 2017

Joseph Lancaster, 49, of no fixed address, who was wanted following a burglary on Heapey Road, Chorley on November 5th has been found.

Teenager seriously injured in Burnley attack

Teenager seriously injured in Burnley attack

November 14, 2017

Detectives have launched an investigation after a 17-year-old boy suffered a fractured skull following an assault outside a Burnley nightclub.

Fourth fire at disused Blackburn plastics building

Fourth fire at disused Blackburn plastics building

November 15, 2017

We are appealing for information following a fourth fire at a Blackburn plastics factory in ten weeks.

Investigation underway following Leyland shop robbery

Investigation underway following Leyland shop robbery

November 15, 2017

We have released CCTV images after a shopkeeper and his wife were injured during a knifepoint robbery in Leyland.

Countywide operation launched to track down Lancashire’s wanted

Countywide operation launched to track down Lancashire’s wanted

November 15, 2017

We are asking for the public’s help tracking down several wanted individuals as part of an operation launched this week.

Witness appeal launched after Ramsbottom collision

Witness appeal launched after Ramsbottom collision

November 15, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after several motorists were injured following a collision in Ramsbottom today (Wednesday, November 15).

Man injured in collision

Man injured in collision

November 16, 2017

The incident happened at around 3.15pm across from Ribble Vets on Liverpool Road, Penwortham when a red Volkswagen Golf has mounted the pavement and collided with a 34 year old local man.

Specialist training in Preston for Swedish officers

Specialist training in Preston for Swedish officers

November 16, 2017

Eight customs officers become first to undertake specialist training through Lancashire Forensic Science Academy.

VIDEO: Appeal for information following Burnley arson

VIDEO: Appeal for information following Burnley arson

November 16, 2017

We are asking for the public’s help in finding two people who are wanted in connection with an arson attack.

New images in robbery investigation

New images in robbery investigation

November 16, 2017

Detectives have released new images following a robbery at a Leyland store.

Lancaster man found safe and well

Lancaster man found safe and well

November 16, 2017

Missing David Horay, 47, has been found safe and well.

First arrest made following launch of Operation Montford

First arrest made following launch of Operation Montford

November 17, 2017

Following a public appeal, we have last night (Thursday 16th November) arrested wanted Ian Holden on suspicion of assault.

Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Week 2017 focuses on prevention and education

Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Week 2017 focuses on prevention and education

November 17, 2017

This week we have been raising awareness across the county of child sexual exploitation.

CCTV appeal: do you recognise this pair?

CCTV appeal: do you recognise this pair?

November 17, 2017

We have released CCTV images of two people we would like to identify after a man was robbed in broad daylight on a Morecambe street.

Re-appeal following Preston bar assault

Re-appeal following Preston bar assault

November 17, 2017

We are re-releasing images of two men we would like to identify following a serious assault in a Preston bar almost a year ago.

New image in Preston street attack investigation

New image in Preston street attack investigation

November 17, 2017

We have released a new image in relation to our investigation into a street attack which took place in Preston earlier this month.

Man sought after violent Leyland shop robbery

Man sought after violent Leyland shop robbery

November 18, 2017

We are appealing for help to find a man we would like to speak to following a shop robbery in Leyland earlier this week.

Attempted armed robbery in Burnley

Attempted armed robbery in Burnley

November 19, 2017

We are appealing for information following an atttempted armed robbery near to a supermarket ATM in Burnley yesterday morning (Saturday, November 18th).

UPDATE: Sex offender, 23, wanted by police

UPDATE: Sex offender, 23, wanted by police

November 20, 2017

A wanted sex offender has been arrested.

Operation Vault will crack down on robberies in the festive season

Operation Vault will crack down on robberies in the festive season

November 20, 2017

Operation Vault will focus on travelling criminals coming to Lancashire to target ATMs, cash in transit and commercial premises.

Preston Police launch next phase of ‘Operation Nexus’ to target and disrupt organised crime

Preston Police launch next phase of ‘Operation Nexus’ to target and disrupt organised crime

November 20, 2017

A third phase of Operation Nexus has been launched today (Monday 20th November) aimed at disrupting organised crime in the City and surrounding areas.

Woman injured in Aughton collision

Woman injured in Aughton collision

November 20, 2017

An Aughton woman has been left with serious leg injuries following a collision in Scarisbrick.

Appeal after man injured in nightclub attack

Appeal after man injured in nightclub attack

November 20, 2017

Appeal after man injured in nightclub attack.

Witness appeal after Nateby collision

Witness appeal after Nateby collision

November 21, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist suffered chest injuries following an incident in Nateby.

Motorcyclist injured in collision

Motorcyclist injured in collision

November 21, 2017

A 31-year-old man suffered a serious leg injury following a collision close to Lancaster.

Appeal after knifepoint robbery in Penwortham

Appeal after knifepoint robbery in Penwortham

November 21, 2017

We are appealing for information following an armed robbery in which a shopkeeper had a machete held to his neck.

Elderly cyclist injured in collision

Elderly cyclist injured in collision

November 21, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a collision between a car and an elderly cyclist in Greenhalgh.

Missing man found

Missing man found

November 22, 2017

Missing Gary McKenzie has been found safe

Man summonsed to appear at court

Man summonsed to appear at court

November 22, 2017

Trevor Sinclair, 44, of Victory Boulevard, Lytham, is summonsed for alleged offences of Driving while Unfit through Drink, Assault on a Police Officer, Section 4a Racially Aggravated Public Order, Failing to Provide a specimen for analysis, criminal damage and disorderly conduct in a police station.

Appeal for witnesses following motorway collision

Appeal for witnesses following motorway collision

November 22, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a collision on the M65 left a woman injured.

Search for man after reveller slashed in Blackpool

Search for man after reveller slashed in Blackpool

November 22, 2017

Do you recognise this man? We want to speak to him after a male was attacked inside a Blackpool bar in September.

Witness appeal after serious assault in Haslingden

Witness appeal after serious assault in Haslingden

November 22, 2017

A 28-year-old man is recovering following a serious assault on Cross Street North, Haslingden, yesterday (Tuesday 21st November).

Man arrested under the Terrorism Act

Man arrested under the Terrorism Act

November 22, 2017

At around 11:15 this morning, Wednesday 22 November 2017, a 31-year-old man was arrested under section 40 (1) (b) of the Terrorism act 2000 – concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

Average speed cameras to be enforced – A675 Belmont South

Average speed cameras to be enforced – A675 Belmont South

November 22, 2017

The last section of average speed cameras on the A675 Belmont will go live from 24/11/17.

Flood warning for Lancaster

Flood warning for Lancaster

November 22, 2017

The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for the Burrow Beck area of Lancaster.

Flooding in Galgate and Preesall

Flooding in Galgate and Preesall

November 22, 2017

Residents in Galgate and Preesall are being warned to be prepared for flooding.

Flooding update - road closures

Flooding update - road closures

November 23, 2017

Heavy rain has led to a number of road closures.

Flooding latest

Flooding latest

November 23, 2017

Heavy rainfall caused localised flooding and led to major disruption overnight.

Concern growing for missing Vietnamese nationals

Concern growing for missing Vietnamese nationals

November 23, 2017

We are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of five Vietnamese nationals who have gone missing from an address in Badgers Croft in the Ribbleton area of Preston.

Preston Police Piloting New Technology

Preston Police Piloting New Technology

November 23, 2017

Lancashire Police is one of only two UK forces to pilot a new mobile app that is aimed at improving the way we work together with our communities.

Detectives search for car after Lancaster shooting

Detectives search for car after Lancaster shooting

November 24, 2017

Police investigating a shooting in Lancaster and a linked incident in Preston have released more information about a car they want to trace.

Two men charged in connection with Burnley attempted armed robbery

Two men charged in connection with Burnley attempted armed robbery

November 24, 2017

Two men have been charged in connection with an attempted armed robbery near to a supermarket ATM in Burnley last Saturday (18th November).

Woman's body found in Avenham Park

Woman's body found in Avenham Park

November 25, 2017

A woman's body has been found in Avenham Park.

Appeal after fatal RTC in Wilpshire

Appeal after fatal RTC in Wilpshire

November 25, 2017

We are appealing for information after a man died in a RTC in Wilpshire this morning (Saturday November 25).

Robbery at Booths in Fulwood

Robbery at Booths in Fulwood

November 25, 2017

We are appealing for information following a robbery at Booths supermarket in Sharoe Green Lane, Fulwood.

Murder investigation launched in Blackpool

Murder investigation launched in Blackpool

November 27, 2017

Detectives are continuing a murder investigation after the death of a woman in Blackpool.

CCTV images released after Penwortham convenience store robbery

CCTV images released after Penwortham convenience store robbery

November 27, 2017

We’ve released two images as part of our investigation into a Penwortham shop robbery in October.

Cyclist injured in Morecambe collision

Cyclist injured in Morecambe collision

November 27, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist suffered serious leg injuries following a collision in Morecambe.

FOUND: Urgent appeal for missing Lancaster man

FOUND: Urgent appeal for missing Lancaster man

November 28, 2017

Missing Joseph Hinds, 45, from Lancaster has been found in the Brampton area of Cumbria.

Man sentenced over Blackpool stabbing

Man sentenced over Blackpool stabbing

November 28, 2017

An 18-year-old man from Blackpool who stabbed an acquaintance over an unpaid debt has been sentenced.

FOUND: Urgent appeal for missing Burnley girl

FOUND: Urgent appeal for missing Burnley girl

November 28, 2017

The missing 12-year-old girl from Burnley has been found safe and well in Burnley.

Appeal after fatal RTC near Burton in Kendal

Appeal after fatal RTC near Burton in Kendal

November 28, 2017

We are appealing for information after a man died in a collision near Burton-in-Kendal.

Lancashire police officers help in Hurricane Irma aftermath

Lancashire police officers help in Hurricane Irma aftermath

November 29, 2017

Police officers from Lancashire Constabulary have spent a month in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), providing relief support after the devastation of Hurricane Irma.

Seven arrests in modern slavery investigation

Seven arrests in modern slavery investigation

November 29, 2017

We have today arrested seven people as part of an investigation into human trafficking across Lancashire, Bedfordshire, Northampton and Greater Manchester.

Man wanted after Adlington robbery

Man wanted after Adlington robbery

November 29, 2017

We are appealing for information after a woman was robbed in Adlington.

Twenty arrested following third phase of ‘Operation Nexus’

Twenty arrested following third phase of ‘Operation Nexus’

November 29, 2017

TWENTY PEOPLE from Preston have been arrested as part of the third phase of ‘Operation Nexus’ which was launched last week.

UPDATE: Man charged in connection with Fulwood burglary

UPDATE: Man charged in connection with Fulwood burglary

November 29, 2017

A man was charged yesterday (Thursday 30th November) in connection with a burglary which happened in Fulwood earlier this week.

Man charged with Blackpool woman’s murder

Man charged with Blackpool woman’s murder

November 29, 2017

Detectives investigating a murder in Blackpool have charged a man.

UPDATE: CCTV appeal after door staff attack

UPDATE: CCTV appeal after door staff attack

November 30, 2017

A man has been identified after a woman was assaulted outside a pub in Chorley.

Campaign launched to raise awareness amongst students about rape and sexual assault

Campaign launched to raise awareness amongst students about rape and sexual assault

November 30, 2017

LANCASHIRE Police have launched a campaign to raise awareness amongst students about rape and sexual assault.

UPDATE: one arrest made in appeal to trace men following violent shop robbery

UPDATE: one arrest made in appeal to trace men following violent shop robbery

December 01, 2017

DETECTIVES have arrested a wanted man following a violent shop robbery in Leyland.

UPDATE: Sex offender wanted by police

UPDATE: Sex offender wanted by police

December 01, 2017

A sex offender wanted on recall to prison has been arrested.

Seven charged with human trafficking offences

Seven charged with human trafficking offences

December 01, 2017

Six men and a woman have been charged with human trafficking offences after a string of raids across four counties.

Over 100 guns taken off Lancashire’s streets

Over 100 guns taken off Lancashire’s streets

December 01, 2017

In total, 115 firearms and several hundred rounds of ammunition were handed into Lancashire Constabulary during a two-week surrender, where police forces across the country urged people to ‘give up the gun’.

Accrington man wanted after Great Harwood assault

Accrington man wanted after Great Harwood assault

December 01, 2017

Have you seen this man? We want to speak to Daniel Harwood, 26, from Accrington in connection with an assault at a bar in Great Harwood.

Police launch Christmas drink and drug driving campaign

Police launch Christmas drink and drug driving campaign

December 01, 2017

The festive crackdown, aims to educate drivers about the dangers of drinking and taking drugs before driving and asks them to think about how they will get home after a night out.

Update: Appeal for missing teenagers

Update: Appeal for missing teenagers

December 02, 2017

Missing girls found safe and well

Major investigation underway after shooting in Morecambe

Major investigation underway after shooting in Morecambe

December 02, 2017

Officers were called by the ambulance service at shortly after 12.30am today (Saturday, December 2nd) to an address on Buttermere Avenue where paramedics were treating a woman with facial injuries.

Teenager grabbed in Preston

Teenager grabbed in Preston

December 02, 2017

The 16 year old girl was walking through Smiths recreational ground between Selbourne Street and George Street at about 5.10am yesterday (Friday, December 1st) when she was approached by man who grabbed her arm.

Update: Man seriously assaulted in Burnley

Update: Man seriously assaulted in Burnley

December 03, 2017

At around 6.10pm on Friday, December 1st the victim, 72, answered the door of his home on Rossetti Avenue in Burnley where he was seriously assaulted to the head.

Paramotor pilot killed

Paramotor pilot killed

December 03, 2017

Emergency services were called to the scene, off Garstang Road, at about 1pm today (Sunday, December 3rd) and the pilot, a man in his 50s, was taken by ambulance to the Royal Preston Hospital where he sadly died a short time later.

Investigation continues into serious assault at Burnley

Investigation continues into serious assault at Burnley

December 05, 2017

At or around 6pm on Friday, December 1st the victim, 73, answered the door of his home on Rossetti Avenue in Burnley where he was seriously assaulted to the head, possibly with a hammer.

10 charges made in Blackburn street fight investigation

10 charges made in Blackburn street fight investigation

December 05, 2017

Ten people have been charged as part of a disorder incident in Blackburn earlier this year.

Men charged in connection with teenager's death

Men charged in connection with teenager's death

December 05, 2017

Two men have been charged with manslaughter following the death of teenager Megan Lee.

Man charged with terrorism offences

Man charged with terrorism offences

December 06, 2017

Husnain Rashid (30/04/1986) of Leonard Street in Nelson, Lancashire has been charged with two offences under section 5 of the terrorism act 2006 (engaging in conduct in preparation for terrorist acts).

Witness appeal after Burnley collision

Witness appeal after Burnley collision

December 06, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after two people have been seriously injured in a collision in Burnley.

Inspector Ted stars in children's book

Inspector Ted stars in children's book

December 06, 2017

A LANCASHIRE police officer has written a children’s book about a teddy bear who became a police officer in a bid to raise money for a local children’s charity.

Window of elderly couple damaged in Oswaldtwistle

Window of elderly couple damaged in Oswaldtwistle

December 06, 2017

We are appealing for information after an elderly couple from Oswaldtwistle had their front room window damaged in two separate incidents.

UPDATE: Appeal for information following burglary investigation

UPDATE: Appeal for information following burglary investigation

December 06, 2017

The owners of items seized in connection with a burglary investigation in Preston have now been identified.

Appeal for information after man stabbed in Preston

Appeal for information after man stabbed in Preston

December 06, 2017

Police are appealing for information after a man was stabbed in Preston on Sunday (3rd December).

Appeal after third robbery at Penwortham shop

Appeal after third robbery at Penwortham shop

December 07, 2017

We are appealing for information after a convenience store in Penwortham was robbed for the third time.

Police investigating theft in Rishton

Police investigating theft in Rishton

December 07, 2017

We are appealing for information after a large number of aluminium panels have been stolen.

Detectives investigating assault appeal for potentially key witness

Detectives investigating assault appeal for potentially key witness

December 07, 2017

At or around 6-6.15pm on Friday, December 1st the victim, 73, answered the door of his home on Rossetti Avenue in Burnley where he was seriously assaulted to the head, possibly with a hammer.

Witness appeal launched after fatal collision

Witness appeal launched after fatal collision

December 08, 2017

We are continuing to appeal for witnesses after a 46-year-old man died following a road traffic collision close to Burton.

VIDEO: CCTV appeal launched after Burnley attack

VIDEO: CCTV appeal launched after Burnley attack

December 09, 2017

Detectives investigating a serious assault in Burnley have released CCTV footage of a man they want to identify in connection with the attack.

UPDATE: Witness appeal after Clitheroe attack

UPDATE: Witness appeal after Clitheroe attack

December 10, 2017

Detectives investigating a serious assault in Clitheroe have charged a man.

UPDATE: Prison absconder wanted by police

UPDATE: Prison absconder wanted by police

December 11, 2017

A 44-year-old man who absconded from prison has been arrested.

Constabulary graded good in HMICFRS inspection

Constabulary graded good in HMICFRS inspection

December 12, 2017

The grading is outlined in a report published today which explores how legitimate the Constabulary is at keeping people safe and reducing crime.

Average speed cameras to be enforced – A59 Brockholes Brow

Average speed cameras to be enforced – A59 Brockholes Brow

December 12, 2017

A new set of average speed cameras will go live from Thursday 14th of December on the A59 Brockholes Brow at Preston, it has been confirmed.

Investigation underway after Burnley exposure incident

Investigation underway after Burnley exposure incident

December 12, 2017

We are appealing for information after a man exposed himself to a teenager in Burnley.

UPDATE: Four charged following Morecambe shooting

UPDATE: Four charged following Morecambe shooting

December 13, 2017

Detectives investigating a shooting in Morecambe have charged four men.

Wanted man found

Wanted man found

December 13, 2017

Have you seen this man? We want to speak to him after the knifepoint robbery of a bookmakers in Blackpool.

UPDATE: Appeal for information following fatal incident in Darwen

UPDATE: Appeal for information following fatal incident in Darwen

December 14, 2017

We are appealing for information after a man died following an incident in Darwen.

Pair jailed for Blackpool attack

Pair jailed for Blackpool attack

December 14, 2017

Two men have today (Thursday, December 14) been jailed for the robbery of a man in Blackpool.

Man arrested in Burnley pensioner assault investigation

Man arrested in Burnley pensioner assault investigation

December 14, 2017

Detectives investigating a serious assault of a Burnley pensioner have arrested a man.

Appeal for information in rape investigation

Appeal for information in rape investigation

December 15, 2017

Police investigating the rape of a woman in Preston are appealing for information.

Appeal for information about sex offender wanted on recall to prison

Appeal for information about sex offender wanted on recall to prison

December 16, 2017

We are appealing for information about a sex offender wanted on recall to prison.

Pair sought after petrol station robbery

Pair sought after petrol station robbery

December 17, 2017

We have released CCTV images of two men we want to speak to in connection with a knifepoint robbery in Morecambe.


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