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.

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.

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.

Appeal following fatal collision in Longridge

Appeal following fatal collision in Longridge

July 03, 2017

We are appealing for information following a collision in Longridge in which a 53-year-old motorcyclist has sadly died.

UPDATE: Two boys aged 14 missing from Appley Bridge

UPDATE: Two boys aged 14 missing from Appley Bridge

July 03, 2017

Following our earlier appeal, a pair of teenagers missing from Appley Bridge have now been located.

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.

Officers hail successful week of action against modern slavery

Officers hail successful week of action against modern slavery

July 03, 2017

Officers from Lancashire Police have taken part in a successful week of action against modern slavery.

Boy, 17, missing from Accrington

Boy, 17, missing from Accrington

July 04, 2017

A 17 year old boy who was missing from Accrington has been found.

Concern growing for missing man, 62

Concern growing for missing man, 62

July 04, 2017

We are ‎becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 62-year-old man who has gone missing from home in Blackpool.

Pedestrians injured following collision in St Annes

Pedestrians injured following collision in St Annes

July 04, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after two pedestrians were injured following a collision in St Annes.

Have you seen this missing man from Walton-le-Dale?

Have you seen this missing man from Walton-le-Dale?

July 04, 2017

We are appealing for the public’s help locating a 22-year-old man who has gone missing from home in Walton-le-Dale.

Vietnamese boys missing from Rossendale address

Vietnamese boys missing from Rossendale address

July 04, 2017

We have concerns for the safety of three teenage boys who have gone missing from a house in Rossendale.

Former teaching assistant jailed for child sex offences

Former teaching assistant jailed for child sex offences

July 05, 2017

A former teaching assistant has today (Wednesday, July 5th) been jailed for 18 months after he was convicted of child sex offences.

UPDATE: Appeal for missing 16-year-old boy from Preston

UPDATE: Appeal for missing 16-year-old boy from Preston

July 05, 2017

A 16-year-old boy missing from home in Preston has now been located safe and well.

Appeal to trace dog-walker following report of rape in Blackpool

Appeal to trace dog-walker following report of rape in Blackpool

July 07, 2017

We are appealing for help tracing a dog-walker believed to have been first on the scene following a rape in Blackpool last night (Thursday).

Chip shop robbed in Preston

Chip shop robbed in Preston

July 07, 2017

We are appealing for information following a robbery at a Preston chip shop yesterday (Thursday 6 July).

Arrests made in Accrington firearm discharge investigation

Arrests made in Accrington firearm discharge investigation

July 07, 2017

Police investigating firearms discharges in Accrington have made a number of arrests.

£1,000 reward offered for safe return of earrings

£1,000 reward offered for safe return of earrings

July 07, 2017

A reward of £1,000 is being offered for the return of a pair of earrings which have been lost in the Lytham area.

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.

Man given hospital order after stabbing police officer in Cleveleys

Man given hospital order after stabbing police officer in Cleveleys

July 10, 2017

A man has been given a hospital order after admitting assaulting a police officer in Cleveleys.

Arrests made in Blackburn street fight investigation

Arrests made in Blackburn street fight investigation

July 11, 2017

Four people have been released on bail after arrests yesterday (Monday, July 10th) as part of a recent disorder incident in Blackburn.

Appeal following fatal collision on A6

Appeal following fatal collision on A6

July 11, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses following a collision close to Yealand Conyers in which a 34-year-old woman has sadly died.

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.

Witnesses sought after man punched in Lancaster

Witnesses sought after man punched in Lancaster

July 12, 2017

We are trying to trace witnesses of an assault in Lancaster.

Prisoner wanted by police

Prisoner wanted by police

July 12, 2017

We are appealing for information after a 27-year-old man absconded from prison.

Appeal following arson attack on house in Preston

Appeal following arson attack on house in Preston

July 13, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses following a deliberate fire at a residential property in Preston.

Woman dies following collision in Bacup

Woman dies following collision in Bacup

July 13, 2017

An investigation is taking place following a collision at a zebra crossing in Bacup where a 76 year old sadly died.

Girl suffers broken leg in Fulwood collision

Girl suffers broken leg in Fulwood collision

July 14, 2017

We have launched an appeal for witnesses after an eight-year-old girl suffered a broken leg in Fulwood.

Witness appeal launched after attempted robbery in Burnley

Witness appeal launched after attempted robbery in Burnley

July 14, 2017

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after the attempted robbery of a woman in Burnley.

Update following further arrests in Blackburn murder inquiry

Update following further arrests in Blackburn murder inquiry

July 14, 2017

Four men have been released under investigation in the inquiry into the murder of a man in Blackburn.

Violent Blackburn man wanted

Violent Blackburn man wanted

July 14, 2017

We are trying to trace a violent offender wanted on recall to prison.

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.

Motorcyclist left with serious injuries after Blackpool collision

Motorcyclist left with serious injuries after Blackpool collision

July 17, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist collided with a parked car in Blackpool on Saturday (July 15th).

Woman robbed in Blackburn canal attack

Woman robbed in Blackburn canal attack

July 17, 2017

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

CCTV appeal launched after Lytham shop raid

CCTV appeal launched after Lytham shop raid

July 17, 2017

Detectives have released CCTV images after an attempted robbery at a Lytham newsagents.

Boy, 7, in collision with car in Preston

Boy, 7, in collision with car in Preston

July 17, 2017

We are appealing for information after a seven year old boy was injured in a collision in Preston.

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.

Witness appeal launched after fatal collision in Blackpool

Witness appeal launched after fatal collision in Blackpool

July 18, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a 46-year-old man died following a collision in Blackpool.

Investigation underway after Longton van robbery

Investigation underway after Longton van robbery

July 18, 2017

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a delivery van driver was robbed at knifepoint in Longton.

Prisoner wanted after absconding from HMP Kirkham

Prisoner wanted after absconding from HMP Kirkham

July 18, 2017

We are appealing for information to find a prisoner who has absconded from HMP Kirkham.

Appeal to find missing girls

Appeal to find missing girls

July 19, 2017

Following our appeal to find two 12 year old girls who were missing from home in Blackburn and Darwen, they were both located last night (Tuesday, July 18).

CCTV appeal following attempted robbery

CCTV appeal following attempted robbery

July 19, 2017

Do you recognise this man? We want to speak to him after an attempted robbery in Blackpool.

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.

CCTV appeal following theft of elderly man’s pension in Blackpool

CCTV appeal following theft of elderly man’s pension in Blackpool

July 19, 2017

We have released CCTV images of a man we would like to speak to after an elderly man had his pension stolen from him in Blackpool.

Driver jailed for killing partygoer in Whitestake

Driver jailed for killing partygoer in Whitestake

July 19, 2017

A driver has been sentenced for killing a man in a collision in Whitestake last year.

UPDATE: Man, 29, missing from prison

UPDATE: Man, 29, missing from prison

July 20, 2017

A prisoner is wanted by police after absconding from jail has been arrested.

Search for prison absconder from HMP Kirkham

Search for prison absconder from HMP Kirkham

July 20, 2017

Following our appeal to find a prisoner who absconded from HMP Kirkham, we can confirm that Charles Kendrick, 25, was arrested this afternoon in Carlisle.

Men charged following Colne man's death

Men charged following Colne man's death

July 20, 2017

Detectives have charged three men in relation to the death of a man Colne.

Missing man, 33, believed to be in Blackpool

Missing man, 33, believed to be in Blackpool

July 20, 2017

We are appealing for information about a missing man.

Man wanted on prison recall

Man wanted on prison recall

July 20, 2017

A 28-year-old man is wanted by police on recall to prison.

CCTV appeal after Great Harwood attack

CCTV appeal after Great Harwood attack

July 20, 2017

Detectives are appealing for information following an assault in Great Harwood.

Three men injured in Blackburn collision

Three men injured in Blackburn collision

July 21, 2017

We are appealing for information after three men were injured following a collision in Blackburn today (Thursday, July 20).

Serious collision in Blackburn

Serious collision in Blackburn

July 23, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision in Blackburn.

Missing Blackburn man could be in Leeds

Missing Blackburn man could be in Leeds

July 24, 2017

We are appealing for help to find a missing man from Blackburn believed to be in Leeds.

Blackburn man recalled to prison

Blackburn man recalled to prison

July 24, 2017

We are appealing for help to find a wanted Blackburn man.

Burnley man wanted on recall to prison

Burnley man wanted on recall to prison

July 24, 2017

We are appealing for help to find a man from Burnley who is wanted on prison recall.

Appeal following fail-to-stop collision in Blackpool

Appeal following fail-to-stop collision in Blackpool

July 24, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses following a fail-to-stop collision in Blackpool which has left a cyclist with serious injuries.

Pair jailed following murder of Accrington pensioner

Pair jailed following murder of Accrington pensioner

July 24, 2017

Two people have been jailed for a total of 60 years following the brutal murder of an Accrington pensioner.

Pair wanted after Fulwood robbery

Pair wanted after Fulwood robbery

July 25, 2017

Detectives are appealing for information about two men after a property was raided in Fulwood.

Investigation underway after St Annes shop robbery

Investigation underway after St Annes shop robbery

July 25, 2017

Detectives investigating a shop robbery in St Annes have launched an appeal for information.

Two convicted over Clayton-le-Moors insurance scam

Two convicted over Clayton-le-Moors insurance scam

July 25, 2017

TWO people have been found guilty of deliberately starting a fire which destroyed a residential house in Clayton-le-Moors.

Teenager missing from Darwen

Teenager missing from Darwen

July 26, 2017

We are appealing for help to find a 15 year old boy who is missing from Darwen.

Appeal to trace couple following assault in Blackpool

Appeal to trace couple following assault in Blackpool

July 26, 2017

We are trying to trace a couple who stopped to help after a woman was assaulted at a park in Blackpool.

Appeal launched to find missing man

Appeal launched to find missing man

July 26, 2017

We are appealing for information after a 19-year-old man went missing from Leyland.

Appeal following car incidents at Forton and Carnforth service stations

Appeal following car incidents at Forton and Carnforth service stations

July 26, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses following two incidents at service stations in Forton and Carnforth.

Man wanted for failing to turn up to trial

Man wanted for failing to turn up to trial

July 28, 2017

A Blackpool man who was wanted to failing to attend court during his trial has been found.

Police searching for missing Blackburn boy

Police searching for missing Blackburn boy

July 28, 2017

A 14 year old boy who was missing from Blackburn has been found safe and well overnight.

Man sentenced to eight years for rape of Preston woman

Man sentenced to eight years for rape of Preston woman

July 28, 2017

A 29 year old man from Preston has been sentenced to eight years behind bars for the rape of a 24 year old local woman last year.

Search for men who helped Blackpool woman

Search for men who helped Blackpool woman

July 28, 2017

We are appealing for help to find four men who are thought to have come to the assistance of a woman in Blackpool.

Man, 39, dies following Colne collision

Man, 39, dies following Colne collision

July 30, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a 39-year-old man died following a collision in Colne.

UPDATE: Appeal following serious collision in Haslingden

UPDATE: Appeal following serious collision in Haslingden

July 31, 2017

A man has died following a serious collision in Haslingden.

UPDATE: Man, 18, missing from Kirkham

UPDATE: Man, 18, missing from Kirkham

July 31, 2017

An 18 year old man who was missing from Kirkham has been located.

Delivery driver robbed in Lancaster

Delivery driver robbed in Lancaster

August 01, 2017

An investigation is underway after a delivery driver was robbed in Lancaster.

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.

CCTV appeal after stones thrown at vehicles in Preston

CCTV appeal after stones thrown at vehicles in Preston

August 01, 2017

We have released CCTV images of two youths we would like to speak to in connection with stones being thrown at moving vehicles in Preston.

UPDATE: Man arrested in Charlene murder investigation

UPDATE: Man arrested in Charlene murder investigation

August 03, 2017

A 51-year-old man arrested on suspicion of the murder of Blackpool teenager Charlene Downes has been released under investigation.

UPDATE: Search for prison absconder from HMP Kirkham

UPDATE: Search for prison absconder from HMP Kirkham

August 03, 2017

A prisoner who absconded from HMP Kirkham has been found.

Woman missing from Padiham

Woman missing from Padiham

August 03, 2017

Michaela Sykes, 27, who was missing from Padiham has been found safe and well.

Pedestrian injured following collision in Preston

Pedestrian injured following collision in Preston

August 03, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian suffered serious head injuries following a collision on Ringway in Preston.

VIDEO: Pair sentenced for Blackburn street attack

VIDEO: Pair sentenced for Blackburn street attack

August 03, 2017

Two men have been jailed following a violent street assault in Blackburn which left three people injured – one seriously.

UPDATE: Investigation launched following death of man in Preston

UPDATE: Investigation launched following death of man in Preston

August 03, 2017

The investigation launched on the 3rd of August into the death of a 26-year-old man, found with a stab wound to his abdomen on Geoffrey Street, Preston, has now concluded.

UPDATE: Woman, 25, dies after Rossendale house fire

UPDATE: Woman, 25, dies after Rossendale house fire

August 04, 2017

A woman who died following a house fire in Rossendale has been named.

Motorcyclist injured after Ribbleton collision

Motorcyclist injured after Ribbleton collision

August 04, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Ribbleton.

Concern growing for missing Accrington woman, 38

Concern growing for missing Accrington woman, 38

August 04, 2017

We are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 38-year-old woman who has gone missing from home in Accrington.

Appeal following Blackpool assault

Appeal following Blackpool assault

August 05, 2017

We are appealing for information following an assault in Blackpool last night (Friday).

UPDATE: Appeal for mobile phone footage following Burnley v Hannover football disorder

UPDATE: Appeal for mobile phone footage following Burnley v Hannover football disorder

August 05, 2017

We are appealing for mobile phone footage showing the disorder which occurred yesterday (Saturday) at the Burnley FC v Hannover 96 football game.

Man, 48, missing from home in Accrington

Man, 48, missing from home in Accrington

August 07, 2017

A man who was missing from home in Accrington has sadly been found deceased.

Man jailed for 15 years for assaults in Burnley

Man jailed for 15 years for assaults in Burnley

August 07, 2017

A man has been jailed for three assaults in Burnley, including one which left a woman with a fractured neck.

Witness appeal launched after driver assault

Witness appeal launched after driver assault

August 07, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a motorist was attacked by another driver in Preston.

Man given life sentence for murder of wife in Preston

Man given life sentence for murder of wife in Preston

August 07, 2017

A man has today (Monday, August 7) been jailed for life for the murder of his wife in Preston.

UPDATE: Teenager, 14, missing from Preston

UPDATE: Teenager, 14, missing from Preston

August 08, 2017

A missing teenager has been found.

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.

UPDATE: Concern growing for missing Blackpool girl

UPDATE: Concern growing for missing Blackpool girl

August 08, 2017

A 15-year-old girl who went missing from Blackpool has been found.

Man charged following death of teenager

Man charged following death of teenager

August 08, 2017

A man has been charged by police following a fatal collision in Whitestake.

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.

Appeal after Blackpool taxi driver assaulted

Appeal after Blackpool taxi driver assaulted

August 08, 2017

We would like to trace several people who stopped to help after a taxi driver was assaulted in Blackpool.

Man missing from home in Oswaldtwistle

Man missing from home in Oswaldtwistle

August 08, 2017

We are appealing for help to find a man who is missing from home in Oswaldtwistle.

Appeal to trace car following armed robbery in Oswaldtwistle

Appeal to trace car following armed robbery in Oswaldtwistle

August 08, 2017

We have released a CCTV image of a car we would like to trace following an armed robbery in Oswaldtwistle this evening (Tuesday).

Man, 77, missing from Burnley

Man, 77, missing from Burnley

August 09, 2017

We are becoming increasingly concerned about a man who is missing from a care home in Burnley.

Woman dies following Preston collision

Woman dies following Preston collision

August 09, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Preston in which a woman has sadly died.

CCTV appeal following robbery at Oswaldtwistle store

CCTV appeal following robbery at Oswaldtwistle store

August 09, 2017

We have released CCTV images of three men we are trying to trace following an armed robbery in Oswaldtwistle last night (Tuesday, August 8).

UPDATE: Prison absconder wanted by police

UPDATE: Prison absconder wanted by police

August 10, 2017

A 43-year-old man who absconded from prison has been arrested.

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.

Appeal following robberies in Heysham

Appeal following robberies in Heysham

August 10, 2017

We are appealing for information following an attempted robbery and a robbery in Heysham.

UPDATE: Burnley man 30, missing in Blackpool

UPDATE: Burnley man 30, missing in Blackpool

August 11, 2017

A Burnley man who went missing in the Blackpool area has been found.

Appeal launched after Blackpool park incident

Appeal launched after Blackpool park incident

August 11, 2017

Detectives are appealing for information after a girl was touched inappropriately in a Blackpool park.

Woman robbed in Skelmersdale

Woman robbed in Skelmersdale

August 11, 2017

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

Man sentenced for Cleveleys rape

Man sentenced for Cleveleys rape

August 11, 2017

A Blackpool man has today (Friday 11 August) been jailed for the rape of a young woman in Cleveleys.

Missing girl, 14, believed to be in Preston

Missing girl, 14, believed to be in Preston

August 11, 2017

We are growing concerned for the welfare of a missing teenager who is believed to be in Preston.

Appeal for missing Preston man to contact us

Appeal for missing Preston man to contact us

August 12, 2017

A man who was missing from Preston has been found.

Man injured in Preston

Man injured in Preston

August 13, 2017

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man was badly injured on a housing estate in Preston.

Detectives investigate Skelmersdale sex assault

Detectives investigate Skelmersdale sex assault

August 14, 2017

We are appealing for information after a 17-year-old boy was sexually assaulted by a man in Skelmersdale.

Man suffers broken leg following attack in Chorley

Man suffers broken leg following attack in Chorley

August 14, 2017

We are appealing for information after a man had his leg broken following an assault outside a pub in Chorley.

Two men attacked in Skelmersdale

Two men attacked in Skelmersdale

August 14, 2017

We are appealing for information after two men were attacked in Skelmersdale.

Man missing from Rawtenstall

Man missing from Rawtenstall

August 14, 2017

We are becoming increasingly concerned about a man who is missing from home in Rawtenstall.

Burglary at Longridge Cricket Club

Burglary at Longridge Cricket Club

August 15, 2017

We are appealing for information about a targeted break-in at a cricket club in Longridge.

UPDATE: Concern mounting for missing Blackpool woman, 37

UPDATE: Concern mounting for missing Blackpool woman, 37

August 16, 2017

A 37-year-old woman who went missing from home in Blackpool has been found.

Drugs gang jailed for more than 40 years

Drugs gang jailed for more than 40 years

August 16, 2017

A drugs gang who were part of a conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs throughout the north west have been jailed for a total of more than 40 years.

Man jailed for conspiracy to supply cocaine

Man jailed for conspiracy to supply cocaine

August 17, 2017

A man has been jailed after being stopped on the M55 with 2kg of cocaine hidden in a secret compartment in his van.

Burnley man, 33, wanted

Burnley man, 33, wanted

August 17, 2017

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

UPDATE: Appeal launched to find missing man

UPDATE: Appeal launched to find missing man

August 17, 2017

A 43-year-old man missing from home in Preston has been found safe and well.

Wanted Blackpool man found

Wanted Blackpool man found

August 17, 2017

Wanted Elliot Jones, 31, from North Shore, Blackpool was found and arrested last night (Thursday, August 17th).

UPDATE: CCTV appeal after racial abuse allegation

UPDATE: CCTV appeal after racial abuse allegation

August 21, 2017

A woman has been charged by police after an allegation of racial abuse in Preston.

Police investigate Blackpool indecent exposures

Police investigate Blackpool indecent exposures

August 21, 2017

An investigation is underway following several reports of indecent exposure in Blackpool.

Stolen golf buggy found in Grange Park

Stolen golf buggy found in Grange Park

August 21, 2017

We are appealing for information after a stolen golf buggy was found burnt out in Grange Park on Thursday afternoon (17 August).

Witnesses sought after Burscough street robbery

Witnesses sought after Burscough street robbery

August 21, 2017

We are appealing for any potential witnesses of robbery in Burscough last Tuesday afternoon (August 15th) to come forward.

Police prepare for East Lancs derby

Police prepare for East Lancs derby

August 22, 2017

Residents across the Blackburn and Burnley areas are being advised to expect some disruption as a large policing operation is in place for this week’s East Lancashire derby.

Teenagers missing from Catforth

Teenagers missing from Catforth

August 22, 2017

We are appealing for information after two teenage boys went missing from Catforth.

Preston man jailed for sexually abusing 14-year-old girl

Preston man jailed for sexually abusing 14-year-old girl

August 22, 2017

A Preston man has been jailed for sexually abusing a teenage girl.

Have you seen this missing Preston man?

Have you seen this missing Preston man?

August 22, 2017

We are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 54-year-old man who has gone missing from home in Preston.

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.

UPDATE: Baby memorial stolen in Clayton Le Moors

UPDATE: Baby memorial stolen in Clayton Le Moors

August 23, 2017

A plant pot memorial dedicated to a baby that died before reaching full term has been found.

Search for man who walked out of Preston hospital

Search for man who walked out of Preston hospital

August 23, 2017

We are seriously concerned for the welfare of a man who has gone missing in Preston.

Pair bailed in baby murder investigation

Pair bailed in baby murder investigation

August 23, 2017

Two people have been released on bail as part of a murder investigation following the sudden death of a young baby from Nelson.

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.

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.


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