News - April

Sex offender jailed for historical offences

Sex offender jailed for historical offences

April 03, 2017

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

Blackburn man charged by police

Blackburn man charged by police

April 04, 2017

Detectives have charged a man following an investigation in Blackburn.

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

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

April 04, 2017

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

Man assaulted in Lancaster city centre

Man assaulted in Lancaster city centre

April 05, 2017

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

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

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

April 05, 2017

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

Kirkham man wanted after Preston fire found

Kirkham man wanted after Preston fire found

April 05, 2017

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

Woman sexually assaulted in Blackburn park

Woman sexually assaulted in Blackburn park

April 05, 2017

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

Schoolboy missing for over a week

Schoolboy missing for over a week

April 06, 2017

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

Blackburn man, 25, wanted for failing to attend court

Blackburn man, 25, wanted for failing to attend court

April 06, 2017

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

UPDATE: CCTV appeal after football match assault

UPDATE: CCTV appeal after football match assault

April 06, 2017

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

Pair sentenced for Preston kidnap

Pair sentenced for Preston kidnap

April 06, 2017

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

Ground-breaking Forensic Academy to be launched in Lancashire

Ground-breaking Forensic Academy to be launched in Lancashire

April 06, 2017

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

Lytham St Annes man, 27, jailed for sex offences

Lytham St Annes man, 27, jailed for sex offences

April 07, 2017

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

Burglary at Rossendale

Burglary at Rossendale

April 07, 2017

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

Liverpool man still wanted in Blackpool drugs investigation

Liverpool man still wanted in Blackpool drugs investigation

April 07, 2017

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

VIDEO: CCTV appeal launched after Preston store robbery

VIDEO: CCTV appeal launched after Preston store robbery

April 07, 2017

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

UPDATE: New CCTV image released of wanted man, 81

UPDATE: New CCTV image released of wanted man, 81

April 08, 2017

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

UPDATE: Appeal launched to find missing Great Harwood man

UPDATE: Appeal launched to find missing Great Harwood man

April 09, 2017

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

Four injured in Blackburn collision

Four injured in Blackburn collision

April 09, 2017

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

UPDATE: Appeal launched to identify body found on beach

UPDATE: Appeal launched to identify body found on beach

April 10, 2017

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

Police investigate Preston assault

Police investigate Preston assault

April 10, 2017

We are appealing for information after an assault in Preston.

Woman robbed in Preston park attack

Woman robbed in Preston park attack

April 10, 2017

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

Investigation launched after pair found injured in Preston

Investigation launched after pair found injured in Preston

April 10, 2017

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

Teenager robbed in Preston

Teenager robbed in Preston

April 10, 2017

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

UPDATE: Woman, 81, missing from Altham

UPDATE: Woman, 81, missing from Altham

April 10, 2017

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

Knifepoint robbery in Great Harwood

Knifepoint robbery in Great Harwood

April 11, 2017

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

Appeal to trace potential witness to Preston collision

Appeal to trace potential witness to Preston collision

April 11, 2017

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

Man robbed of £200 in Blackburn

Man robbed of £200 in Blackburn

April 11, 2017

We are appealing for information following a robbery in Blackburn.

UPDATE: Appeal launched to find missing woman

UPDATE: Appeal launched to find missing woman

April 11, 2017

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

Man jailed for Darwen manslaughter

Man jailed for Darwen manslaughter

April 11, 2017

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

CCTV appeal launched after Preston robbery

CCTV appeal launched after Preston robbery

April 11, 2017

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

UPDATE: Boy, 15, missing from home in Blackpool

UPDATE: Boy, 15, missing from home in Blackpool

April 12, 2017

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

Motorcycle initiative aims to keep bikers on the right track

Motorcycle initiative aims to keep bikers on the right track

April 12, 2017

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

VIDEO: Couple sought following Preston assault

VIDEO: Couple sought following Preston assault

April 12, 2017

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

Would-be thieves smash through Blackburn supermarket wall

Would-be thieves smash through Blackburn supermarket wall

April 12, 2017

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

Former choirmaster sentenced for abusing children

Former choirmaster sentenced for abusing children

April 13, 2017

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

Vulnerable man assaulted in Morecambe

Vulnerable man assaulted in Morecambe

April 13, 2017

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

Pensioners targeted in Morecambe burglaries

Pensioners targeted in Morecambe burglaries

April 13, 2017

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

Serious assault in Morecambe

Serious assault in Morecambe

April 15, 2017

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

Children injured following fail to stop collision in Blackburn

Children injured following fail to stop collision in Blackburn

April 15, 2017

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

UPDATE: Woman, 61, missing from Whalley

UPDATE: Woman, 61, missing from Whalley

April 15, 2017

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

CCTV appeal following serious Morecambe assault

CCTV appeal following serious Morecambe assault

April 16, 2017

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

Attempted robbery at Penwortham garage

Attempted robbery at Penwortham garage

April 18, 2017

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

Man sought in connection with Accrington drugs find

Man sought in connection with Accrington drugs find

April 18, 2017

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

Man missing from Accrington

Man missing from Accrington

April 19, 2017

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

Burnley teen missing from home

Burnley teen missing from home

April 19, 2017

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

UPDATE: Dementia sufferer missing from Accrington home

UPDATE: Dementia sufferer missing from Accrington home

April 19, 2017

A missing man from Accrington has been found.

Eight charged as part of major human trafficking operation

Eight charged as part of major human trafficking operation

April 19, 2017

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

Teenage brothers missing from Aughton

Teenage brothers missing from Aughton

April 19, 2017

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

Man threatened with claw hammer in Accrington

Man threatened with claw hammer in Accrington

April 19, 2017

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

Man dies following collision in Burnley

Man dies following collision in Burnley

April 19, 2017

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

UPDATE: Woman, 64, missing from Great Harwood

UPDATE: Woman, 64, missing from Great Harwood

April 19, 2017

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

Operation Hawk – Disrupting Drug Dealing in Chorley

Operation Hawk – Disrupting Drug Dealing in Chorley

April 19, 2017

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

Witness appeal launched after M6 collision

Witness appeal launched after M6 collision

April 20, 2017

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

Operation Hawk – Further arrests

Operation Hawk – Further arrests

April 21, 2017

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

Appeal after indecent exposure

Appeal after indecent exposure

April 22, 2017

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

Appeal following collision

Appeal following collision

April 23, 2017

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

Investigation launched after man seriously injured in Lancaster park

Investigation launched after man seriously injured in Lancaster park

April 23, 2017

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

Blackpool teenager missing

Blackpool teenager missing

April 24, 2017

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

Blackpool man wanted by police

Blackpool man wanted by police

April 24, 2017

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

 CCTV appeal following assault at Preston bar

CCTV appeal following assault at Preston bar

April 24, 2017

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

Man, 37, convicted of Accrington murder

Man, 37, convicted of Accrington murder

April 24, 2017

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

Investigation launched after attempted cash machine theft

Investigation launched after attempted cash machine theft

April 24, 2017

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

Burnley man thanks life-saving officers

Burnley man thanks life-saving officers

April 24, 2017

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

Attempted robbery of delivery driver in Preston

Attempted robbery of delivery driver in Preston

April 25, 2017

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

Motorcyclist, 28, dies after collision on rural Burnley road

Motorcyclist, 28, dies after collision on rural Burnley road

April 25, 2017

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

Fire at holiday flats in Blackpool

Fire at holiday flats in Blackpool

April 25, 2017

Detectives are appealing for information after a fire in Blackpool.

VIDEO: Detectives ‘seriously concerned’ about missing man

VIDEO: Detectives ‘seriously concerned’ about missing man

April 26, 2017

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

Manchester man sought for failing to appear at court

Manchester man sought for failing to appear at court

April 26, 2017

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

CCTV appeal launched after Blackburn incident

CCTV appeal launched after Blackburn incident

April 26, 2017

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

Teenager, 15, missing from Tarleton

Teenager, 15, missing from Tarleton

April 26, 2017

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

Cyclist dies after Freckleton collision

Cyclist dies after Freckleton collision

April 27, 2017

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

Man, 92, dies after Bacup collision

Man, 92, dies after Bacup collision

April 27, 2017

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

Three arrested on suspicion of human trafficking

Three arrested on suspicion of human trafficking

April 27, 2017

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

Woman charged with murder of baby

Woman charged with murder of baby

April 27, 2017

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

CCTV appeal following robbery at Fulwood store

CCTV appeal following robbery at Fulwood store

April 27, 2017

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

Prowler sentenced for raping woman, 66, in Colne

Prowler sentenced for raping woman, 66, in Colne

April 27, 2017

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

Two convicted after scheme to fool court

Two convicted after scheme to fool court

April 27, 2017

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

Men charged with criminal damage

Men charged with criminal damage

April 27, 2017

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

Sex offender wanted after breaching notification requirements

Sex offender wanted after breaching notification requirements

April 27, 2017

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

Search underway for missing 39-year-old man

Search underway for missing 39-year-old man

April 27, 2017

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

Police officer sentenced for possession of indecent images

Police officer sentenced for possession of indecent images

April 28, 2017

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

Missing 16-year-old believed to be in Preston

Missing 16-year-old believed to be in Preston

April 28, 2017

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

Police advice ahead of final home game for Blackburn Rovers

Police advice ahead of final home game for Blackburn Rovers

April 28, 2017

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

VIDEO: Renewed appeal launched to find missing man

VIDEO: Renewed appeal launched to find missing man

April 28, 2017

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

Ram raiders steal bikes worth over £35k

Ram raiders steal bikes worth over £35k

April 28, 2017

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

Tackling knife crime on Lancashire’s streets

Tackling knife crime on Lancashire’s streets

April 28, 2017

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

Four jailed following kidnap and assault incidents

Four jailed following kidnap and assault incidents

April 28, 2017

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

Man robbed in his own home in Farington Moss

Man robbed in his own home in Farington Moss

April 28, 2017

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

Car targeted in arson attack

Car targeted in arson attack

May 21, 2017

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

Investigation underway following double raid in Chorley

Investigation underway following double raid in Chorley

May 27, 2017

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


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