News - 2017

A round up of our news stories for 2017.
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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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’.

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.

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.

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.

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.

UPDATE: Police investigating theft in Rishton

UPDATE: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Armed robbery at Preston shop

Armed robbery at Preston shop

December 17, 2017

Police are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at a Preston shop last night (Saturday 16th December).

Appeal after armed robbery at pub

Appeal after armed robbery at pub

December 18, 2017

The robbery happened at just before 2am today (Monday, December 18th) when two men broke in through the rear door of The Sea View, Preston Road at Whittle le Woods.

Appeal after serious RTC in Burnley

Appeal after serious RTC in Burnley

December 18, 2017

We are appealing for information after a serious collision in Burnley.

Evofit released in indecent exposure investigation

Evofit released in indecent exposure investigation

December 18, 2017

Officers investigating a string of indecent exposures have released an Evofit of a man they would like to speak to.

Man charged with two counts of robbery

Man charged with two counts of robbery

December 20, 2017

A man has been charged with two counts of robbery following incidents at McColls convenience store in Penwortham.

Appeal after fatal RTC in Ormskirk

Appeal after fatal RTC in Ormskirk

December 22, 2017

We are appealing for information after a man has died following a collision in Ormskirk this morning (Friday 22nd December).

Have you seen Peter Marron?

Have you seen Peter Marron?

December 23, 2017

We are still appealing to trace Peter Marron who absconded from HMP Kirkham on Friday December 22.

Serious collision in Rishton

Serious collision in Rishton

December 26, 2017

We are currently at the scene of a serious collision involving a car and a pedestrian in High Street, Rishton.

UPDATE: Woman dies following collision in Rishton

UPDATE: Woman dies following collision in Rishton

December 30, 2017

Detectives investigating the death of a woman in Rishton have today (Saturday, December 30) arrested a man.

Man charged with causing death by dangerous driving following Boxing Day collision

Man charged with causing death by dangerous driving following Boxing Day collision

December 31, 2017

We have tonight (Sunday December 31) charged a man with causing death by dangerous driving following the death of a woman in Rishton on Boxing Day.


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