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.

A man has been jailed for manslaughter

A man has been jailed for manslaughter

March 30, 2017

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

Ground-breaking Forensic Academy to be launched in Lancashire

Ground-breaking Forensic Academy to be launched in Lancashire

April 06, 2017

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

Burglary at Rossendale

Burglary at Rossendale

April 07, 2017

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

Motorcycle initiative aims to keep bikers on the right track

Motorcycle initiative aims to keep bikers on the right track

April 12, 2017

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

Eight charged as part of major human trafficking operation

Eight charged as part of major human trafficking operation

April 19, 2017

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

Operation Hawk – Disrupting Drug Dealing in Chorley

Operation Hawk – Disrupting Drug Dealing in Chorley

April 19, 2017

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

Appeal after indecent exposure

Appeal after indecent exposure

April 22, 2017

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

Appeal following collision

Appeal following collision

April 23, 2017

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

Investigation launched after man seriously injured in Lancaster park

Investigation launched after man seriously injured in Lancaster park

April 23, 2017

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

Three arrested on suspicion of human trafficking

Three arrested on suspicion of human trafficking

April 27, 2017

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

Woman charged with murder of baby

Woman charged with murder of baby

April 27, 2017

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

Men charged with criminal damage

Men charged with criminal damage

April 27, 2017

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

Police officer sentenced for possession of indecent images

Police officer sentenced for possession of indecent images

April 28, 2017

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

Average speed camera installation A588 Head Dyke Lane

Average speed camera installation A588 Head Dyke Lane

May 02, 2017

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

Missing man found

Missing man found

May 07, 2017

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

Man arrested following firearms discharge

Man arrested following firearms discharge

May 08, 2017

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

Update: Average speed camera scheme

Update: Average speed camera scheme

May 15, 2017

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

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

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

May 16, 2017

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

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

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

May 23, 2017

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

Message from the Chief Constable of Lancashire

Message from the Chief Constable of Lancashire

May 23, 2017

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

CCTV appeal launched after Preston robbery

CCTV appeal launched after Preston robbery

May 25, 2017

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

UPDATE: Man charged with murder of woman in Chorley

UPDATE: Man charged with murder of woman in Chorley

May 25, 2017

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

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.

Average speed cameras to be enforced – A675 Belmont

Average speed cameras to be enforced – A675 Belmont

June 06, 2017

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

A woman has died after a collision in Blackpool

A woman has died after a collision in Blackpool

June 09, 2017

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

A man has died in a collision

A man has died in a collision

June 18, 2017

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

New memorial garden unveiled at Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters

New memorial garden unveiled at Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters

June 20, 2017

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

Serious assault in Blackpool

Serious assault in Blackpool

June 20, 2017

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

New CCTV released following sexual assault in Blackburn

New CCTV released following sexual assault in Blackburn

June 22, 2017

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

Missing woman found

Missing woman found

June 22, 2017

Stephanie Whelan, 30, has been found safe and well

Man jailed for wounding

Man jailed for wounding

June 22, 2017

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

Closure of Great Harwood Police Station

Closure of Great Harwood Police Station

June 22, 2017

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

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

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

June 26, 2017

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

Commissioner welcomes new Chief Constable

Commissioner welcomes new Chief Constable

June 29, 2017

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

Investigation underway after firearms discharge in Accrington

Investigation underway after firearms discharge in Accrington

June 29, 2017

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

Man charged with handling stolen goods

Man charged with handling stolen goods

June 30, 2017

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

Serious collision at Lancaster

Serious collision at Lancaster

July 03, 2017

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

Appeal to find missing teenager

Appeal to find missing teenager

July 08, 2017

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

Woman suffers serious head injury in Blackpool

Woman suffers serious head injury in Blackpool

July 09, 2017

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

Vigilance warning after attempted abduction in Skelmersdale

Vigilance warning after attempted abduction in Skelmersdale

July 09, 2017

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

Sex Offender jailed for almost two years for breaching Prevention Order

Sex Offender jailed for almost two years for breaching Prevention Order

July 11, 2017

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

Tackling knife crime on Lancashire’s streets

Tackling knife crime on Lancashire’s streets

July 17, 2017

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

FOUND: Concern is growing for a missing man

FOUND: Concern is growing for a missing man

July 18, 2017

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

Police officer charged with Misconduct in Public Office

Police officer charged with Misconduct in Public Office

July 19, 2017

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

Missing girl, 17, could be in Preston

Missing girl, 17, could be in Preston

August 01, 2017

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

A child has died after a fall in Lancaster

A child has died after a fall in Lancaster

August 08, 2017

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

Average speed cameras to be enforced – A565 Southport Road

Average speed cameras to be enforced – A565 Southport Road

August 08, 2017

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

Boy, 14, missing from home

Boy, 14, missing from home

August 10, 2017

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

Woman jailed for drugs offence

Woman jailed for drugs offence

August 22, 2017

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

Man summonsed for non recent sex offences

Man summonsed for non recent sex offences

August 23, 2017

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

Nine people charged following ‘Operation Nexus’ warrants in Preston

Nine people charged following ‘Operation Nexus’ warrants in Preston

August 24, 2017

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

Appeal to trace missing woman

Appeal to trace missing woman

August 26, 2017

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

Pensioner brutally assaulted

Pensioner brutally assaulted

August 26, 2017

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

Appeal for help after death of man in Blackpool

Appeal for help after death of man in Blackpool

August 26, 2017

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

Man arrested following aggravated burglary in Chorley

Man arrested following aggravated burglary in Chorley

August 26, 2017

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

Witnesses sought after collision

Witnesses sought after collision

August 27, 2017

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

Man charged following Chorley pensioner assault

Man charged following Chorley pensioner assault

August 27, 2017

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

Man jailed for historical sex offences

Man jailed for historical sex offences

August 31, 2017

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

Man in serious condition after Belthorn collision

Man in serious condition after Belthorn collision

September 05, 2017

We are appealing for information after a 23-year-old man was left in a serious condition following a collision in Belthorn.

Pair wanted after post office raid

Pair wanted after post office raid

September 05, 2017

Detectives have launched an investigation following an armed robbery at a post office in Edgworth.

Steward hurt in serious assault at Great Eccleston event

Steward hurt in serious assault at Great Eccleston event

September 05, 2017

An event steward was left with multiple fractures to his face after being punched in an unprovoked assault a show over the recent bank holiday weekend.

Man jailed for drugging and raping woman in Blackburn and Colne

Man jailed for drugging and raping woman in Blackburn and Colne

September 05, 2017

A man has been handed a life sentence and must serve a minimum of eight years after being found guilty of drugging and raping a woman at addresses in Blackburn and Colne.

Padiham man wanted after burglary

Padiham man wanted after burglary

September 06, 2017

We are appealing for information about a wanted man from Padiham.

UPDATE: Images released after attempted armed robbery at Preston shop

UPDATE: Images released after attempted armed robbery at Preston shop

September 06, 2017

A Preston man has been arrested after we released CCTV images following attempted armed robbery at a Preston City Centre convenience store.

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.

UPDATE: Re-appeal to find teenagers missing from Catforth

UPDATE: Re-appeal to find teenagers missing from Catforth

September 07, 2017

Two teenage boys who went missing from Catforth have been found.

Update following appeal to trace wanted violent sex offender

Update following appeal to trace wanted violent sex offender

September 07, 2017

We are pleased to confirm that wanted man Trevor Byrne, 39, also known as Keith Russell, was found and arrested in Scotland over the weekend.

UPDATE: CCTV appeal after Blackpool robbery

UPDATE: CCTV appeal after Blackpool robbery

September 08, 2017

Detectives investigating an alleged robbery in Blackpool have arrested a man.

Appeal following fatal fall from M55 bridge

Appeal following fatal fall from M55 bridge

September 09, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a man fell to his death from a bridge over the M55 yesterday (Friday) morning.

Teenager seriously injured in Langho collision

Teenager seriously injured in Langho collision

September 11, 2017

We are appealing for information following a collision in Langho.

Man, 26, wanted after absconding from prison

Man, 26, wanted after absconding from prison

September 11, 2017

We are asking for the public’s help locating a 26-year-old man who has absconded from prison.

Appeal following collision in Belthorn

Appeal following collision in Belthorn

September 11, 2017

We are appealing for information following a collision in Belthorn which resulted in three people being hospitalised.

Pair jailed for Blackpool sex attack

Pair jailed for Blackpool sex attack

September 12, 2017

Two men have been jailed after raping and sexually assaulting a woman in Blackpool.

UPDATE: Concern growing for missing woman, 26

UPDATE: Concern growing for missing woman, 26

September 12, 2017

A 26-year-old woman who had gone missing while believed to be en route from Manchester Airport to Padiham has been found safe and well.

Trio wanted after Blackpool robbery

Trio wanted after Blackpool robbery

September 12, 2017

An investigation is underway after a 22-year-old man suffered serious facial injuries during a robbery in Blackpool.

Publicity campaign to feature Blackpool criminals

Publicity campaign to feature Blackpool criminals

September 12, 2017

A drugs gang, which flooded the streets of Blackpool with class A drugs, will feature in a publicity campaign.

UPDATE: Teenager missing from Blackpool

UPDATE: Teenager missing from Blackpool

September 13, 2017

An 18-year-old man who went missing from Blackpool has been found.

Appeal following indecent exposure in Nelson park

Appeal following indecent exposure in Nelson park

September 13, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a man indecently exposed himself at a park in Nelson.

Man punched in unprovoked Blackpool assault

Man punched in unprovoked Blackpool assault

September 14, 2017

We are appealing for information after a man was attacked in Blackpool.

Appeal following serious collision on M65

Appeal following serious collision on M65

September 14, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision on the M65 this morning (Thursday).

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.

Man assaulted and hit by car in Blackburn

Man assaulted and hit by car in Blackburn

September 15, 2017

We are appealing for information after an assault in Blackburn.

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

Appeal following fatal collision in Lancaster

Appeal following fatal collision in Lancaster

September 18, 2017

We are appealing for information following a fatal collision in Lancaster.

Appeal to trace missing 15-year-old boy

Appeal to trace missing 15-year-old boy

September 19, 2017

We are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 15-year-old boy who has gone missing from home in Garstang.

Man, 18, punched in face in Burnley homophobic attack

Man, 18, punched in face in Burnley homophobic attack

September 19, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a man was subjected to a homophobic assault in Burnley.

Appeal following high-value burglary in Thornton-Cleveleys

Appeal following high-value burglary in Thornton-Cleveleys

September 19, 2017

We are appealing for information following a high-value burglary at a house in Thornton-Cleveleys.

Missing man found

Missing man found

September 21, 2017

Kenneth Metcalfe, 42, has been found.

Police enforce closure order at Great Harwood site

Police enforce closure order at Great Harwood site

September 21, 2017

Police have today led a multi agency operation to enforce a closure order at the TH Smith site in Great Harwood.

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).

Wanted Blackpool man found

Wanted Blackpool man found

September 22, 2017

Christian Patrick Lewis, 27, who we wanted to speak to in connection with the rape of a 26 year old woman in Blackpool was arrested at an address in the resort overnight.

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.

Update on gas explosion in Blackpool

Update on gas explosion in Blackpool

September 23, 2017

We were called at around 5:55pm this afternoon (Saturday 23 September) to the report of a gas explosion at a guest house on Charles Street, Blackpool.

Man left with fractured spine following Burnley nightclub assault

Man left with fractured spine following Burnley nightclub assault

September 24, 2017

We are appealing for information after a man was left with serious injuries following an assault at a Burnley nightclub.

Missing Blackburn boy found

Missing Blackburn boy found

September 25, 2017

Missing Shanwaz Akhazar, 15, has been found safe and well in Blackburn.

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.

Appeal following attempted robbery in Skelmersdale

Appeal following attempted robbery in Skelmersdale

September 25, 2017

We are appealing for information following an attempted robbery in Skelmersdale.

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: Woman, 36, wanted following fraud

UPDATE: Woman, 36, wanted following fraud

September 27, 2017

A Blackpool woman wanted by police in connection with a fraud offence has been arrested.

Search now on for Lancashire’s 2018 Young Citizen of the Year

Search now on for Lancashire’s 2018 Young Citizen of the Year

September 27, 2017

The search is on to find an exceptional young person deserving of the Lancashire Young Citizen of the Year award – and we need your help to find them.

UPDATE: Man, 20, wanted by police

UPDATE: Man, 20, wanted by police

September 28, 2017

A Preston man who pleaded guilty to supplying drugs and was wanted by police has been arrested.

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.

Missing Darwen boy found

Missing Darwen boy found

September 28, 2017

The missing 12 year old boy from Darwen has been found safe and well in the town this evening.

UPDATE: Pair wanted after Blackpool attack

UPDATE: Pair wanted after Blackpool attack

September 29, 2017

Detectives investigating a robbery in Blackpool have charged two men.

Bikers take the high road for charity challenge

Bikers take the high road for charity challenge

September 29, 2017

Police officers past and present have completed the ultimate motorcycling challenge by riding across two of the world’s highest routes for charity.

Five East Lancs men handed football bans following disorder

Five East Lancs men handed football bans following disorder

September 29, 2017

Five east Lancashire residents have been handed football banning orders following disorder at a derby last month.

Prison absconder wanted by police

Prison absconder wanted by police

September 29, 2017

A 45-year-old man is wanted by police after absconding from prison.

Preston prisoner found with over £32,000 drugs haul in cell

Preston prisoner found with over £32,000 drugs haul in cell

September 29, 2017

A prisoner has been sentenced after thousands of pounds worth of drugs and mobile phones were found stashed in his cell.

Two women assaulted in Preston robbery

Two women assaulted in Preston robbery

September 29, 2017

An investigation is underway after two sex workers were attacked during a robbery in Preston.

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.

UPDATE: Man dies following Padiham collision

UPDATE: Man dies following Padiham collision

October 01, 2017

A man has died following a collision in Padiham.

Detectives investigate Preston drugs incident

Detectives investigate Preston drugs incident

October 01, 2017

An investigation is underway after several people fell ill having taken suspected ecstasy tablets in Preston.

Accrington woman jailed for masterminding assault

Accrington woman jailed for masterminding assault

October 02, 2017

An Accrington woman who planned and oversaw a vicious assault has been jailed for nine years.

Teenager found guilty of Blackpool manslaughter

Teenager found guilty of Blackpool manslaughter

October 02, 2017

A 16-year-old boy is behind bars after pleading guilty to killing a 47-year-old man in Blackpool.

Girl, 15, missing from home in Preston

Girl, 15, missing from home in Preston

October 02, 2017

We are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing teenage girl from Preston.

Blackpool man missing

Blackpool man missing

October 02, 2017

We are appealing for information about a missing Blackpool man.

UPDATE: Man wanted after Lancaster attack

UPDATE: Man wanted after Lancaster attack

October 03, 2017

A man wanted in connection with a wounding offence in Lancaster has been arrested.

Man charged with Blackburn murder

Man charged with Blackburn murder

October 03, 2017

Detectives investigating a murder and wounding in Blackburn have charged a man.

Witness appeal launched following Blackpool rape

Witness appeal launched following Blackpool rape

October 04, 2017

Detectives want to trace three people as part of a rape investigation in Blackpool.

UPDATE: Wanted Padiham man, 23, has been located

UPDATE: Wanted Padiham man, 23, has been located

October 04, 2017

Following our earlier appeal, we have now located a wanted man from Padiham.

Witness appeal after Blackpool collision

Witness appeal after Blackpool collision

October 04, 2017

We are appealing for information following a collision in Blackpool.

UPDATE: Witnesses sought following report of sexual assault in Leyland

UPDATE: Witnesses sought following report of sexual assault in Leyland

October 04, 2017

Following an allegation of rape which was reported to have occurred in Leyland on September 29th, we have conducted a full and thorough investigation and are now satisfied that no offences have taken place.

Lancashire Constabulary tackles the abuse of position for a sexual purpose

Lancashire Constabulary tackles the abuse of position for a sexual purpose

October 05, 2017

We have been held up as a good example in a report published today by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS).

Witness sought after girl ‘grabbed’ in Clayton le Moors

Witness sought after girl ‘grabbed’ in Clayton le Moors

October 05, 2017

Detectives are trying to trace a dog walker who may have witnessed an incident where a girl was grabbed in Clayton le Moors.

UPDATE: CCTV appeal after Blackpool rape

UPDATE: CCTV appeal after Blackpool rape

October 06, 2017

Detectives have arrested two men in connection with a rape investigation in Blackpool.

CCTV appeal after vehicle arson

CCTV appeal after vehicle arson

October 06, 2017

We are appealing for information after a car fire in Burnley.

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Rawtenstall collision

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Rawtenstall collision

October 06, 2017

A motorcyclist suffered a serious leg injury following a collision in Rawtenstall today (Friday, October 6).

Lancaster man jailed after sex assault

Lancaster man jailed after sex assault

October 06, 2017

A 38-year-old man has today (Friday, October 6) been jailed following a serious sexual assault in Lancaster.

Missing Leyland woman found

Missing Leyland woman found

October 07, 2017

We are trying to locate a missing woman from Leyland.

Search for missing Thornton man who could be in Cumbria

Search for missing Thornton man who could be in Cumbria

October 07, 2017

We are urgently trying to locate a missing man from Thornton.

Robbery at Penwortham convenience store

Robbery at Penwortham convenience store

October 09, 2017

We are appealing for information after a shop robbery in Penwortham.

Witness appeal after Leyland collision

Witness appeal after Leyland collision

October 09, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was seriously injured in Leyland.

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 following burglary at Blackburn travel agents

Appeal following burglary at Blackburn travel agents

October 09, 2017

We are appealing for information following a burglary at a Blackburn travel agents where several offenders have targeted an ATM machine.

Two injured in Bamber Bridge collision

Two injured in Bamber Bridge collision

October 10, 2017

We are appealing for information after two motorists were injured in Bamber Bridge.

Girl injured in Darwen collision

Girl injured in Darwen collision

October 10, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Darwen on Saturday evening (October 7th).

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.

CCTV released to find thieves after Preston robbery

CCTV released to find thieves after Preston robbery

October 11, 2017

We have released CCTV footage of two men we want to speak to in connection with a street robbery that happened in Preston in July.

Witnesses sought following collision at Lancaster University

Witnesses sought following collision at Lancaster University

October 12, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses following a collision on the Lancaster University campus which left a cyclist with serious injuries.

Firearms stolen in Rimington burglary

Firearms stolen in Rimington burglary

October 12, 2017

We are appealing for information after firearms were stolen during a burglary in Rimington.

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 jailed following collision which killed nine-year-old boy

Man jailed following collision which killed nine-year-old boy

October 12, 2017

A man has been jailed for causing death by dangerous driving following a collision in Blackburn which killed a nine-year-old boy.

Woman jailed for theft following online scam

Woman jailed for theft following online scam

October 13, 2017

A 54-year-old woman from Poulton who stole more than £525,000 from her employers to send to a fictional soldier she befriended online has today (October 13) been jailed.

Man jailed for rape and sexual activity with underage girls

Man jailed for rape and sexual activity with underage girls

October 13, 2017

A Haslingden man has been sentenced for the rape a teenage girl and sexual offences against a further two girls who he groomed on social media.

Appeal following disorder in Blackburn town centre

Appeal following disorder in Blackburn town centre

October 15, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses following disorder which occurred in Blackburn town centre in the early hours of this morning (Sunday).

Appeal following assault and robbery in Lancaster

Appeal following assault and robbery in Lancaster

October 16, 2017

A teenager has been assaulted and a man has been robbed during what are believed to be linked incidents in Lancaster.

UPDATE: Concern mounting for missing Padiham man, 28

UPDATE: Concern mounting for missing Padiham man, 28

October 16, 2017

A missing 28-year-old man from Padiham has now been located safe and well.

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.

Murder investigation launched following Blackpool man’s death

Murder investigation launched following Blackpool man’s death

October 16, 2017

We have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man from Blackpool.

Teenage cyclist injured following collision with car in Preston

Teenage cyclist injured following collision with car in Preston

October 17, 2017

We are appealing for information after a 13-year-old cyclist was involved in a collision with a car in Preston.

Cyclist in hospital following collision in Penwortham

Cyclist in hospital following collision in Penwortham

October 17, 2017

We are appealing for information following a serious collision between a car and a cyclist in Penwortham.

CCTV appeal after Chorley knife threat

CCTV appeal after Chorley knife threat

October 17, 2017

We are appealing for information after a woman was threatened with a knife in a supermarket car park.

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.

Trio jailed after Chorley assault

Trio jailed after Chorley assault

October 17, 2017

A man and two teenagers have been sentenced following an assault in Chorley.

UPDATE: Appeal to trace Blackpool man after serious assault

UPDATE: Appeal to trace Blackpool man after serious assault

October 18, 2017

A man wanted by police in connection with an assault in Blackpool has been arrested.

Missing boy, 16, believed to be in Preston

Missing boy, 16, believed to be in Preston

October 18, 2017

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

Violent shop robbery in Hoghton

Violent shop robbery in Hoghton

October 18, 2017

We are appealing for information following a violent robbery in Hoghton yesterday evening (Tuesday, October 17th).

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.

Motorcyclist in hospital following collision in Walton-le-Dale

Motorcyclist in hospital following collision in Walton-le-Dale

October 18, 2017

We are appealing for information following a collision in Walton-le-Dale which has left a motorcyclist in hospital with serious injuries.

Re-appeal launched following Darwen nightclub assault

Re-appeal launched following Darwen nightclub assault

October 19, 2017

Detectives investigating a serious assault at a Darwen nightclub are re-appealing for information a year on from the attack.

Appeal launched after beach body find

Appeal launched after beach body find

October 19, 2017

We are appealing for information to trace the final movements of a man whose body was found in Cleveleys.

Concern for missing Leyland man

Concern for missing Leyland man

November 05, 2017

We are concerned for the wellbeing of a man missing from home in Leyland.

Colne pensioners targeted in distraction theft

Colne pensioners targeted in distraction theft

November 16, 2017

We are appealing for information after an elderly couple in Colne were targeted in a distraction burglary.


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