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.

Would your child know what to do in an emergency?

Would your child know what to do in an emergency?

February 10, 2017

The parents of a child who saved her mother’s life by calling emergency services when she collapsed, have teamed up with the Police, Fire and Ambulance services to roll out In Case of Emergency (ICE) cards to schools across West Lancashire.

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.

Don’t use you mobile phone when driving – the message is clear

Don’t use you mobile phone when driving – the message is clear

February 28, 2017

We are supporting a national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of using a mobile phone behind the wheel and the tough new penalties for those who flout the law.

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.

Three men jailed for human trafficking in victimless prosecution

Three men jailed for human trafficking in victimless prosecution

March 09, 2017

Three men have been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison at Preston Crown Court in an East Lancashire modern slavery case.

77 drivers handed new penalties for using a phone behind the wheel

77 drivers handed new penalties for using a phone behind the wheel

March 10, 2017

A total of 77 drivers were stopped and handed tough new penalties as part of a week of action to catch motorists using mobile phones behind the wheel.

Average speed cameras to be enforced – A6 London Road

Average speed cameras to be enforced – A6 London Road

March 20, 2017

New average speed cameras will be enforced from Thursday 23 March on the A6 London Road, Preston, it has been confirmed.

Average speed camera installation A565 Southport New Road

Average speed camera installation A565 Southport New Road

March 21, 2017

Installation work has now begun on the third average speed route, A565 Southport New Road between the B5246 at Mere Brow and the Gravel Lane roundabout at Banks.

VIDEO: CCTV appeal launched after Ormskirk arson

VIDEO: CCTV appeal launched after Ormskirk arson

March 30, 2017

Detectives have released CCTV footage following an arson attack at an address in Ormskirk.

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.

Student has laptop stolen in Preston

Student has laptop stolen in Preston

March 30, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a 25 year old man was robbed in Preston.

Update: Man threatened by gang of youths on Blackburn street

Update: Man threatened by gang of youths on Blackburn street

March 31, 2017

Following our appeal after a 33 year old man in Blackburn was threatened by a group of youths on 7 March, we have spoken with a couple of people and we are on with our enquiries.

UPDATE: Girl, 16, missing from home in Blackpool

UPDATE: Girl, 16, missing from home in Blackpool

March 31, 2017

A 16-year-old girl missing from home in Blackpool has been found safe and well.

Woman dies after collision with HGV in Lancaster

Woman dies after collision with HGV in Lancaster

April 01, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after the death of a woman following a collision yesterday afternoon (Friday 31 March).

Man in serious condition after Claughton collision

Man in serious condition after Claughton collision

April 01, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a road collision in Claughton yesterday evening (Friday, March 31st).

Sex offender jailed for historical offences

Sex offender jailed for historical offences

April 03, 2017

A 68-year-old man has today (Monday, April 3) been sentenced after being found guilty of historical sex offences.

Blackburn man charged by police

Blackburn man charged by police

April 04, 2017

Detectives have charged a man following an investigation in Blackburn.

UPDATE: Man, 34, wanted in connection with Accrington assault

UPDATE: Man, 34, wanted in connection with Accrington assault

April 04, 2017

We are no longer looking for a 34-year-old man who was wanted in connection with an assault in Accrington.

Man assaulted in Lancaster city centre

Man assaulted in Lancaster city centre

April 05, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Lancaster.

Man summonsed for causing death by dangerous driving following Brockholes Brow collision

Man summonsed for causing death by dangerous driving following Brockholes Brow collision

April 05, 2017

A man has been summonsed to appear at court for offences of causing death by dangerous driving after a double fatal collision on the A59 Brockholes Brow at Preston.

Kirkham man wanted after Preston fire found

Kirkham man wanted after Preston fire found

April 05, 2017

Wanted man Carl Fox, 28, from Kirkham has been traced and arrested.

Woman sexually assaulted in Blackburn park

Woman sexually assaulted in Blackburn park

April 05, 2017

We are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted in a Blackburn park.

Schoolboy missing for over a week

Schoolboy missing for over a week

April 06, 2017

We are appealing for help to locate a boy who has been missing for over a week.

Blackburn man, 25, wanted for failing to attend court

Blackburn man, 25, wanted for failing to attend court

April 06, 2017

We are appealing for help tracing a Blackburn man who is wanted for failing to attend court.

UPDATE: CCTV appeal after football match assault

UPDATE: CCTV appeal after football match assault

April 06, 2017

Detectives appealing for information after a man was allegedly attacked at a football match between Blackburn Rovers and Manchester United have identified a man.

Pair sentenced for Preston kidnap

Pair sentenced for Preston kidnap

April 06, 2017

Two men have today (Thursday, April 6) been jailed for kidnapping a woman in Preston.

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.

Lytham St Annes man, 27, jailed for sex offences

Lytham St Annes man, 27, jailed for sex offences

April 07, 2017

A man from Lytham St Annes has been sentenced to 28 months in prison after pleading guilty to several sex offences against girls as young as ten years old.

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.

Liverpool man still wanted in Blackpool drugs investigation

Liverpool man still wanted in Blackpool drugs investigation

April 07, 2017

We are renewing our appeal for information in relation to a Liverpool man wanted in connection with the supply of drugs in Lancashire.

VIDEO: CCTV appeal launched after Preston store robbery

VIDEO: CCTV appeal launched after Preston store robbery

April 07, 2017

A CCTV appeal has been launched by detectives investigating a raid at a Preston shop.

UPDATE: New CCTV image released of wanted man, 81

UPDATE: New CCTV image released of wanted man, 81

April 08, 2017

A man who went missing after failing to appear at court has been arrested by police.

UPDATE: Appeal launched to find missing Great Harwood man

UPDATE: Appeal launched to find missing Great Harwood man

April 09, 2017

A 27-year-old man who went missing from Great Harwood has been found.

Four injured in Blackburn collision

Four injured in Blackburn collision

April 09, 2017

An investigation is underway following a serious road traffic collision in Blackburn which left four people injured.

UPDATE: Appeal launched to identify body found on beach

UPDATE: Appeal launched to identify body found on beach

April 10, 2017

Detectives have identified the body of a man found on a beach close to Fleetwood.

Police investigate Preston assault

Police investigate Preston assault

April 10, 2017

We are appealing for information after an assault in Preston.

Woman robbed in Preston park attack

Woman robbed in Preston park attack

April 10, 2017

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a woman was robbed in Preston.

Investigation launched after pair found injured in Preston

Investigation launched after pair found injured in Preston

April 10, 2017

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after an alleged double assault in Preston.

Teenager robbed in Preston

Teenager robbed in Preston

April 10, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a 15-year-old boy had his bike stolen in Preston.

UPDATE: Woman, 81, missing from Altham

UPDATE: Woman, 81, missing from Altham

April 10, 2017

An 81-year-old woman who went missing from Altham today has been found.

Knifepoint robbery in Great Harwood

Knifepoint robbery in Great Harwood

April 11, 2017

We are appealing for information after a man was robbed in Great Harwood.

Appeal to trace potential witness to Preston collision

Appeal to trace potential witness to Preston collision

April 11, 2017

We are trying to trace a man who may have witnessed a fail-to-stop collision which left a cyclist with a broken arm.

Man robbed of £200 in Blackburn

Man robbed of £200 in Blackburn

April 11, 2017

We are appealing for information following a robbery in Blackburn.

UPDATE: Appeal launched to find missing woman

UPDATE: Appeal launched to find missing woman

April 11, 2017

A woman who went missing from Great Harwood has been found.

Man jailed for Darwen manslaughter

Man jailed for Darwen manslaughter

April 11, 2017

An 18-year-old man has today (April 11) been sentenced following the death of Michael Keen in Darwen.

CCTV appeal launched after Preston robbery

CCTV appeal launched after Preston robbery

April 11, 2017

Do you recognise these men? We want to speak to them after a woman was robbed in Preston.

UPDATE: Boy, 15, missing from home in Blackpool

UPDATE: Boy, 15, missing from home in Blackpool

April 12, 2017

The 15 year old boy who was missing from Blackpool was located last night.

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.

VIDEO: Couple sought following Preston assault

VIDEO: Couple sought following Preston assault

April 12, 2017

We have released CCTV footage of a couple we would like to identify following an assault in Preston city centre.

Would-be thieves smash through Blackburn supermarket wall

Would-be thieves smash through Blackburn supermarket wall

April 12, 2017

An investigation is underway after an ATM was broken into at a supermarket in Blackburn.

Former choirmaster sentenced for abusing children

Former choirmaster sentenced for abusing children

April 13, 2017

A former choirmaster who evaded the police has been sentenced to 21 years in prison after he was found guilty of historic sexual abuse against children spanning a period of almost 20 years.

Vulnerable man assaulted in Morecambe

Vulnerable man assaulted in Morecambe

April 13, 2017

We are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in Morecambe.

Pensioners targeted in Morecambe burglaries

Pensioners targeted in Morecambe burglaries

April 13, 2017

We are appealing for information after two pensioners were victims of distraction burglaries in Morecambe.

Serious assault in Morecambe

Serious assault in Morecambe

April 15, 2017

We are appealing for information following a serious assault in Morecambe.

Children injured following fail to stop collision in Blackburn

Children injured following fail to stop collision in Blackburn

April 15, 2017

We are appealing for information following a fail to stop collision in Blackburn which left two children with serious injuries.

UPDATE: Woman, 61, missing from Whalley

UPDATE: Woman, 61, missing from Whalley

April 15, 2017

We are appealing for help to find a woman who is missing from Whalley.

CCTV appeal following serious Morecambe assault

CCTV appeal following serious Morecambe assault

April 16, 2017

Detectives investigating a serious assault in Morecambe have released CCTV images of a number of people they would like to identify.

Attempted robbery at Penwortham garage

Attempted robbery at Penwortham garage

April 18, 2017

CCTV images have been released by officers investigating an attempted robbery at a 24 hour filling station.

Man sought in connection with Accrington drugs find

Man sought in connection with Accrington drugs find

April 18, 2017

Officers would like to speak to Daniel Harwood, 25, in connection with an on-going investigation into a quantity of class A drugs recovered from a vehicle.

Man missing from Accrington

Man missing from Accrington

April 19, 2017

We are appealing for help to find a man who was last seen in Accrington.

Burnley teen missing from home

Burnley teen missing from home

April 19, 2017

We are appealing for information in relation to a missing Burnley boy.

UPDATE: Dementia sufferer missing from Accrington home

UPDATE: Dementia sufferer missing from Accrington home

April 19, 2017

A missing man from Accrington has been found.

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.

Teenage brothers missing from Aughton

Teenage brothers missing from Aughton

April 19, 2017

We are appealing for help to find two brothers who are missing from an address in Aughton.

Man threatened with claw hammer in Accrington

Man threatened with claw hammer in Accrington

April 19, 2017

We are appealing for information after a man was threatened with a claw hammer in an attempted robbery in Accrington.

Man dies following collision in Burnley

Man dies following collision in Burnley

April 19, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a man has died following a collision in Burnley.

UPDATE: Woman, 64, missing from Great Harwood

UPDATE: Woman, 64, missing from Great Harwood

April 19, 2017

We are appealing for information after a 64-year-old woman went missing from Great Harwood.

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.

Witness appeal launched after M6 collision

Witness appeal launched after M6 collision

April 20, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision involving 10 vehicles on the M6 motorway.

Operation Hawk – Further arrests

Operation Hawk – Further arrests

April 21, 2017

The Operation Hawk team have carried out two more warrants in Chorley today on top of the activity you may have seen or heard about on Wednesday of this week.

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.

Blackpool teenager missing

Blackpool teenager missing

April 24, 2017

We are appealing for information after a teenage boy from Blackpool went missing.

Blackpool man wanted by police

Blackpool man wanted by police

April 24, 2017

A 47-year-old man from Blackpool is wanted by police after failing to answer bail.

 CCTV appeal following assault at Preston bar

CCTV appeal following assault at Preston bar

April 24, 2017

We would like to identify the woman in the attached CCTV images following an assault at a bar in Preston.

Man, 37, convicted of Accrington murder

Man, 37, convicted of Accrington murder

April 24, 2017

A 37-year-old Accrington man has today (April 24) been convicted of murder.

Investigation launched after attempted cash machine theft

Investigation launched after attempted cash machine theft

April 24, 2017

Detectives are appealing for information after thieves targeted a cash machine during a burglary in Great Harwood.

Burnley man thanks life-saving officers

Burnley man thanks life-saving officers

April 24, 2017

Four hero police officers have been praised after their quick-thinking actions helped save a motorist’s life in Burnley.

Attempted robbery of delivery driver in Preston

Attempted robbery of delivery driver in Preston

April 25, 2017

We are appealing for information following an attempted robbery of a delivery driver in Preston.

Motorcyclist, 28, dies after collision on rural Burnley road

Motorcyclist, 28, dies after collision on rural Burnley road

April 25, 2017

A motorcyclist has died following a collision in Burnley on Sunday (April 23rd).

Fire at holiday flats in Blackpool

Fire at holiday flats in Blackpool

April 25, 2017

Detectives are appealing for information after a fire in Blackpool.

VIDEO: Detectives ‘seriously concerned’ about missing man

VIDEO: Detectives ‘seriously concerned’ about missing man

April 26, 2017

Detectives in Lancaster have launched a major investigation after a 59-year-old man disappeared from hospital.

Manchester man sought for failing to appear at court

Manchester man sought for failing to appear at court

April 26, 2017

We are appealing for information to help us find a wanted man from Manchester.

CCTV appeal launched after Blackburn incident

CCTV appeal launched after Blackburn incident

April 26, 2017

Do you recognise this man? We want to speak to him in connection with an alleged attempted robbery in Blackburn.

Teenager, 15, missing from Tarleton

Teenager, 15, missing from Tarleton

April 26, 2017

A 15-year-old boy is missing from Tarleton.

Cyclist dies after Freckleton collision

Cyclist dies after Freckleton collision

April 27, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision on the Freckleton Bypass yesterday evening (Wednesday 26 April).

Man, 92, dies after Bacup collision

Man, 92, dies after Bacup collision

April 27, 2017

We are appealing for information after a 92-year-old man died following a collision in Bacup.

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.

CCTV appeal following robbery at Fulwood store

CCTV appeal following robbery at Fulwood store

April 27, 2017

We have released CCTV images of a man we are trying to trace following a robbery at a shop in Fulwood.

Prowler sentenced for raping woman, 66, in Colne

Prowler sentenced for raping woman, 66, in Colne

April 27, 2017

A man who prowled the streets of East Lancashire has been jailed for the rape of a woman after climbing through a window into her home last October.

Two convicted after scheme to fool court

Two convicted after scheme to fool court

April 27, 2017

Two men have been convicted after an elaborate scheme to try to get one of them acquitted of an offence of driving without insurance.

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.

Sex offender wanted after breaching notification requirements

Sex offender wanted after breaching notification requirements

April 27, 2017

We are appealing for help to find a missing sex offender who was last seen in St Helens.

Search underway for missing 39-year-old man

Search underway for missing 39-year-old man

April 27, 2017

A search is underway for a 39-year-old man who is believed to have walked into the water at Conder Green yesterday (Wednesday).

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.

Missing 16-year-old believed to be in Preston

Missing 16-year-old believed to be in Preston

April 28, 2017

We are becoming increasingly concerned about a missing 16-year-old boy who is believed to be in Preston.

Police advice ahead of final home game for Blackburn Rovers

Police advice ahead of final home game for Blackburn Rovers

April 28, 2017

Football fans are being reminded of police safety advice as Blackburn Rovers play their final home game of the season.

VIDEO: Renewed appeal launched to find missing man

VIDEO: Renewed appeal launched to find missing man

April 28, 2017

Detectives have launched a renewed appeal for information to help find a missing Fylde man – a year on from when he was last seen.

Ram raiders steal bikes worth over £35k

Ram raiders steal bikes worth over £35k

April 28, 2017

We are appealing for information following a ram raid in Rawtenstall where thousands of pounds worth of bikes were stolen.

Tackling knife crime on Lancashire’s streets

Tackling knife crime on Lancashire’s streets

April 28, 2017

Lancashire Constabulary is supporting a week of action aimed at reducing knife crime.

Four jailed following kidnap and assault incidents

Four jailed following kidnap and assault incidents

April 28, 2017

Four men who brutally assaulted one man and kidnapped another in Morecambe and Lancaster have been jailed for a total of more than 50 years.

Man robbed in his own home in Farington Moss

Man robbed in his own home in Farington Moss

April 28, 2017

We are appealing for information after a man was robbed in his own home in Farington Moss.

Man found guilty of raping woman, 66, after sneaking into house

Man found guilty of raping woman, 66, after sneaking into house

April 29, 2017

A man has been convicted of the rape of a woman in Colne after climbing through a window into her home last October.

Car targeted in arson attack

Car targeted in arson attack

May 21, 2017

We have released CCTV images as part of an investigation into a car being set on fire in Brierfield in the early hours of yesterday morning (Thursday, April 20th).

Investigation underway following double raid in Chorley

Investigation underway following double raid in Chorley

May 27, 2017

Detectives investigating two incidents in Chorley have launched a CCTV appeal for information.


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