News - August

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.

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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