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.

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.

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.

Trio charged after human trafficking arrests

Trio charged after human trafficking arrests

May 24, 2017

Three people have been charged by police in connection with human trafficking offences.

Man seriously injured in Morecambe

Man seriously injured in Morecambe

May 24, 2017

Detectives have launched an investigation after a man was found with serious head injuries in Morecambe.

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.

Man suffers head injuries following collision in Helmshore

Man suffers head injuries following collision in Helmshore

May 25, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered serious head injuries following a collision in Helmshore.

Appeal following collision in Much Hoole

Appeal following collision in Much Hoole

May 25, 2017

We are appealing for information following a collision in Much Hoole between a car and a cyclist.

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.

Motorcycle collision in Gisburn

Motorcycle collision in Gisburn

May 26, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a motorcycle collision in Gisburn.

Blackburn man jailed for serious assault on ex-partner

Blackburn man jailed for serious assault on ex-partner

May 26, 2017

A 55-year-old man has been jailed for nine years and seven months after carrying out a vicious attack on his ex-partner last year.

Witness appeal launched in Burnley

Witness appeal launched in Burnley

May 28, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses following an alleged kidnap in Burnley.

UPDATE: Girl, 16, missing from Preston

UPDATE: Girl, 16, missing from Preston

May 30, 2017

A missing 16 year old girl has been found.

UPDATE: Appeal launched to find Blackpool pair

UPDATE: Appeal launched to find Blackpool pair

May 30, 2017

A woman and a man who went missing from Blackpool have been found.

Missing Blackburn girl found

Missing Blackburn girl found

May 30, 2017

Missing Mariyam Hussain, 17, has been found safe well in Blackburn. Thanks for sharing our appeal.

Appeal following assault in Ormskirk

Appeal following assault in Ormskirk

May 30, 2017

We are appealing for information after a 22-year-old man was assaulted in Ormskirk.

Additional average speed installation A565 Southport New Road

Additional average speed installation A565 Southport New Road

May 31, 2017

Work on the installation of the additional cameras from Mere Brow to Tarleton has now begun.

Man, 50, injured during Blackpool assault

Man, 50, injured during Blackpool assault

May 31, 2017

We are appealing for information after a man suffered a dislocated shoulder during an assault in Blackpool.

UPDATE: CCTV appeal following Nelson town centre robbery

UPDATE: CCTV appeal following Nelson town centre robbery

May 31, 2017

Following our earlier appeal, relating to a man being robbed in Nelson, we have made an arrest.

Stolen jewellery reunited with owners following Lancaster canal search

Stolen jewellery reunited with owners following Lancaster canal search

May 31, 2017

A cache of jewellery dumped in the Lancaster canal after being stolen during a series of burglaries has been reunited with its owners.

Arrests made in connection with historical sex offences investigation

Arrests made in connection with historical sex offences investigation

June 01, 2017

Today (Thursday, June 1st) detectives from the Charlene Downes’ inquiry team have arrested a 38 year old man from HMP Preston in relation to historical child sex exploitation offences.

Trio wanted after Blackpool assault

Trio wanted after Blackpool assault

June 01, 2017

Detectives have launched an investigation after a 39-year-old man was attacked in Blackpool.

Appeal after boy, 13, has bike stolen in Morecambe

Appeal after boy, 13, has bike stolen in Morecambe

June 01, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a 13-year-old boy was assaulted before having his bike stolen in Morecambe.

Man, 42, wanted in connection with city centre burglaries

Man, 42, wanted in connection with city centre burglaries

June 01, 2017

We are appealing for help tracing a man who is wanted in connection with several burglaries in Preston.

Concern for missing Blackpool woman

Concern for missing Blackpool woman

June 01, 2017

We are appealing for information to help us find a missing woman from Blackpool.

Wanted: missing sex offender from Blackpool

Wanted: missing sex offender from Blackpool

June 02, 2017

A wanted sex offender who was missing from Blackpool has been arrested.

Motorcyclist injured in Clifton collision

Motorcyclist injured in Clifton collision

June 02, 2017

We are appealing for information after a motorcyclist was injured following a collision in Clifton.

Two arrested in connection with drugs offences

Two arrested in connection with drugs offences

June 02, 2017

An investigation is underway after a man and woman were arrested in Blackpool on suspicion of spice-related offences.

Moped rider in critical condition following Whittle-le-Woods collision

Moped rider in critical condition following Whittle-le-Woods collision

June 02, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Whittle-le-Woods which has left a moped rider in a critical condition in hospital.

Motorcyclist injured in Ormskirk collision

Motorcyclist injured in Ormskirk collision

June 02, 2017

We appealing for witnesses after a 31-year-old man suffered a serious leg injury following a collision in Ormskirk.

Woman sentenced for manslaughter of Blackburn man

Woman sentenced for manslaughter of Blackburn man

June 02, 2017

A woman has been jailed for 12 years after she was convicted of the manslaughter of a pensioner from Blackburn.

Man found stabbed in Fleetwood

Man found stabbed in Fleetwood

June 03, 2017

We are appealing for information after a man was stabbed in Fleetwood in the early hours of this morning (Saturday 3 June).

Pair arrested after Burnley collision

Pair arrested after Burnley collision

June 04, 2017

Two men have been arrested after a collision in Burnley Town Centre in the early hours of this morning (Sunday 6 June).

Man, 62, wanted by police

Man, 62, wanted by police

June 05, 2017

We are appealing for information about a wanted man from Greater Manchester.

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.

Appeal to trace driver involved in Blackpool collision

Appeal to trace driver involved in Blackpool collision

June 06, 2017

We are appealing for help tracing the driver of a car which was involved in a collision with a cyclist in Blackpool.

UPDATE: Missing Blackburn man could be in Bolton

UPDATE: Missing Blackburn man could be in Bolton

June 06, 2017

A missing man from the Blackburn area has been found.

Firearm discharged at door in Accrington

Firearm discharged at door in Accrington

June 06, 2017

Detectives are investigating a firearm discharge at a door in Accrington.

Missing elderly Blackpool woman found

Missing elderly Blackpool woman found

June 07, 2017

Missing Theresa Currie, 83, from Blackpool has been found safe and well in Blackpool.

Lancashire Police appoint new Assistant Chief Constable

Lancashire Police appoint new Assistant Chief Constable

June 07, 2017

Lancashire Constabulary has today appointed a new Assistant Chief Constable.

UPDATE: Man charged after robbery at Fleetwood fast food restaurant

UPDATE: Man charged after robbery at Fleetwood fast food restaurant

June 08, 2017

A man has been charged by police following a robbery at a Fleetwood fast food restaurant.

UPDATE: Appeal launched to find missing Carnforth man

UPDATE: Appeal launched to find missing Carnforth man

June 08, 2017

A missing Carnforth man has been found.

UPDATE: Concern growing for missing pensioner

UPDATE: Concern growing for missing pensioner

June 08, 2017

An 81-year-old man who went missing from Hutton has been found.

Appeal after man suffers serious leg injury in Clayton le Moors collision

Appeal after man suffers serious leg injury in Clayton le Moors collision

June 09, 2017

We are investigating a serious collision in Clayton le Moors yesterday evening (Thursday, June 8th).

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.

Police operation in place for Blackburn Elton John concert

Police operation in place for Blackburn Elton John concert

June 09, 2017

A strong policing operation will be in place on Saturday night when Elton John performs at Ewood Park in Blackburn.

Man sentenced for serious assaults in Blackpool

Man sentenced for serious assaults in Blackpool

June 09, 2017

A Poulton man has today (June 9) been jailed for two unprovoked ‘savage’ assaults after a man was left with life changing injuries.

Barnoldswick man jailed for Morecambe grooming

Barnoldswick man jailed for Morecambe grooming

June 09, 2017

A 27-year-old man from Barnoldswick has been jailed for grooming and drugs offences.

Trio wanted following Hoghton Post Office raid

Trio wanted following Hoghton Post Office raid

June 09, 2017

Detectives are appealing for information after an armed robbery in Hoghton today (June 9).

UPDATE: teenager missing from Blackburn

UPDATE: teenager missing from Blackburn

June 09, 2017

A 14-year-old boy missing from home in Blackburn has been found safe and well.

Man, 28, missing from Preston

Man, 28, missing from Preston

June 10, 2017

We are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 28-year-old man who has gone missing from hospital in Preston.

UPDATE: Blackpool man sought regarding assault and criminal damage

UPDATE: Blackpool man sought regarding assault and criminal damage

June 12, 2017

We are appealing for information to find a man from Blackpool.

CCTV appeal after Fleetwood assault

CCTV appeal after Fleetwood assault

June 12, 2017

We are appealing for information following an assault in Fleetwood which left a man with a broken jaw.

UPDATE: Concern growing for boys, 15, missing from Wyre

UPDATE: Concern growing for boys, 15, missing from Wyre

June 12, 2017

Following our earlier appeal, two 15-year-old boys from the Wyre area have now been located safe and well.

£20k jewellery theft from Broughton home

£20k jewellery theft from Broughton home

June 12, 2017

We are appealing for information after thousands of pounds worth of jewellery was stolen from a house in Broughton.

Man jailed following Preston New Year’s Day murder

Man jailed following Preston New Year’s Day murder

June 12, 2017

A man has been jailed for 19 years for the brutal murder of a jogger in Preston on New Year’s Day.

Scooter pair wanted following Darwen stabbing

Scooter pair wanted following Darwen stabbing

June 12, 2017

Detectives are appealing for information after a man was attacked and stabbed in Darwen.

Concern growing for missing Kirkham woman, 55

Concern growing for missing Kirkham woman, 55

June 13, 2017

A woman who was missing from Kirkham has been found.

CCTV images released after attempted robbery in Blackpool

CCTV images released after attempted robbery in Blackpool

June 14, 2017

We have released some CCTV images of a man we want to trace following an attempted robbery at a shop in Blackpool back in April.

CCTV appeal following Blackburn assault

CCTV appeal following Blackburn assault

June 14, 2017

Following our CCTV appeal about an assault in Blackburn in the early hours of Sunday morning, a 31 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of Assault - GBH and is currently in custody.

Preston cops reunited with young Ariana Grande fan

Preston cops reunited with young Ariana Grande fan

June 14, 2017

Two ‘superhero’ Lancashire officers recently surprised a young Ariana Grande fan they helped at the One Love concert in Manchester.

Woman jailed for robbery in Colne

Woman jailed for robbery in Colne

June 15, 2017

A woman who robbed a 68-year-old woman at her home in Colne has been jailed.

VIDEO: Can you help us find Janet’s killer?

VIDEO: Can you help us find Janet’s killer?

June 16, 2017

Detectives investigating the murder of a Penwortham woman 21 years ago have today (Friday, June 16) launched a new appeal for information.

UPDATE: Appeal launched to find missing teenager

UPDATE: Appeal launched to find missing teenager

June 16, 2017

A 13-year-old girl who went missing from the Carnforth area has been found.

CCTV appeal following indecent assault in Blackburn

CCTV appeal following indecent assault in Blackburn

June 16, 2017

We have released CCTV images of a man we would like to speak to after a 13 year old girl was indecently assaulted in Blackburn.

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.

Woman jailed for life for murder of new born baby in Burnley

Woman jailed for life for murder of new born baby in Burnley

June 19, 2017

A woman has today (Monday, June 19th) been found guilty of the murder of her new-born baby.

Motorcycle collision on M6

Motorcycle collision on M6

June 20, 2017

We are appealing for information following a motorcycle collision on the M6 in Lancaster.

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.

Preston man, 35, wanted for assault

Preston man, 35, wanted for assault

June 21, 2017

We are appealing for help to trace a Preston man who is wanted.

UPDATE: Investigation underway after bookmaker raid

UPDATE: Investigation underway after bookmaker raid

June 22, 2017

Detectives have charged a man in connection with a robbery at a bookmakers in Bispham.

Woman, 33, missing from Blackburn

Woman, 33, missing from Blackburn

June 22, 2017

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

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.

UPDATE: Teenagers missing from Appley Bridge

UPDATE: Teenagers missing from Appley Bridge

June 23, 2017

Two teenagers who went missing from Appley Bridge have been found.

CCTV image released following robbery at Preston store

CCTV image released following robbery at Preston store

June 23, 2017

We have released a CCTV image of a man we would like to speak to following a knifepoint robbery at a shop in Preston.

Witness appeal after Preston collision

Witness appeal after Preston collision

June 23, 2017

We are appealing for information following a collision between a van and cyclist in Preston.

Appeal to locate wanted sex offender

Appeal to locate wanted sex offender

June 23, 2017

We are asking for the public’s help locating a wanted sex offender who was last seen in the Lancaster area.

Sex offenders missing from address in Accrington

Sex offenders missing from address in Accrington

June 23, 2017

We are appealing for information to find two sex offenders who are missing from Accrington.


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