News - 2020

CCTV released in fail to stop investigation

CCTV released in fail to stop investigation

January 02, 2020

Officers have released CCTV footage as part of their investigation into a fail to stop collision in St Annes in December.

Man jailed for serious injury collision

Man jailed for serious injury collision

January 06, 2020

Ian Watson’s Ford Fiesta lost control on a bend and was on the wrong side of the road when it collided with a Vauxhall Corsa travelling in the opposite direction.

UPDATE: Appeal following assault on homeless man

UPDATE: Appeal following assault on homeless man

January 08, 2020

Further to our earlier appeal about an assault on a homeless man in Blackburn on 5 January, a second arrest has now been made.

Investigation into school incident continues

Investigation into school incident continues

January 10, 2020

Fortunately, the injuries were only minor

Motorcyclist injured in Burnley collision

Motorcyclist injured in Burnley collision

January 11, 2020

We were called at 9:10pm to reports of a collision involving a Peugeot 308 car and a motorcycle on Colne Road near to the junction of Bright Street.

UPDATE: Attempted robbery in Colne

UPDATE: Attempted robbery in Colne

January 14, 2020

Detectives have arrested a man as part of a robbery investigation in Colne.

Appeal following collision in Tarleton

Appeal following collision in Tarleton

January 14, 2020

We are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Tarleton.

It happened at around 2:30pm on Friday (10 January) on Bank Bridge and involved a Renault Kangoo and a Ford Transit.

Witnesses sought following Blackpool stabbing

Witnesses sought following Blackpool stabbing

January 14, 2020

We are trying to trace witnesses who saw a man on Hornby Road in Blackpool following the stabbing of a woman in Blackpool.

Appeal after report man was seen entering the sea

Appeal after report man was seen entering the sea

January 14, 2020

We are appealing for help in locating a potential witness following reports a man was seen to enter the sea in Blackpool.

We were called at around 11:30pm on Saturday (11 January) by a concerned member of the public who saw a man enter the sea close to the St Chad’s Road area of Blackpool.

Warning over 'ecstasy' tablets

Warning over 'ecstasy' tablets

January 14, 2020

A small number of people have become ill after taking the tablets

Crackdown on OCGs continues

Crackdown on OCGs continues

January 15, 2020

And the police are warning that they will not tolerate this criminality and are asking for the public’s help.

Concern for missing man

Concern for missing man

January 16, 2020

He is described as white male, approx 6'2", medium build, with short light brown hair.

Appeal after collision

Appeal after collision

January 17, 2020

An 80-year-old male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and suffered serious leg injuries.

Murder inquiry underway after stabbing - man arrested

Murder inquiry underway after stabbing - man arrested

January 19, 2020

Sadly a man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Murder inquiry continues

Murder inquiry continues

January 20, 2020

We are appealing for any witnesses or anyone who may have information to get in touch.

Two charged in Accrington murder investigation

Two charged in Accrington murder investigation

January 21, 2020

Joseph Hindle, 45, of Woodside Road, Accrington is due to appear before Blackburn Magistrates’ Court this morning (Friday, January 24th) charged with the robbery and the murder of Mark Fisher, 33.

Wanted prison absconder

Wanted prison absconder

January 23, 2020

Daniel Milburn, 35, formerly of Gloucestershire, is wanted for absconding from HMP Kirkham yesterday (22 January).

Appeal for witnesses after Walton-le-Dale aggravated burglary

Appeal for witnesses after Walton-le-Dale aggravated burglary

January 24, 2020

Around 7.40pm on January 15, a woman in her 30s was at home in Hennel Lane when she saw three masked men close to a car parked outside. She challenged the group, who then entered her property carrying bats.

Drugs gang jailed

Drugs gang jailed

January 24, 2020

Four men have been sentenced to a total of more than 15 years in prison today (Friday, January 24) for supplying Class A drugs in Preston.

UPDATE: Assault on Cleaver Street, Burnley

UPDATE: Assault on Cleaver Street, Burnley

January 26, 2020

A man has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing in Burnley on Friday night.

Investigation underway following three serious incidents in Preston

Investigation underway following three serious incidents in Preston

January 26, 2020

An investigation is underway following three serious incidents in Preston this afternoon (Sunday 26 January).

UPDATE: Appeal launched after Fleetwood shop robbery

UPDATE: Appeal launched after Fleetwood shop robbery

January 27, 2020

Detectives investigating a knifepoint shop robbery in Fleetwood have released CCTV images of a man they want to identify.

UPDATE: Woman charged in Alison McBlaine murder investigation

UPDATE: Woman charged in Alison McBlaine murder investigation

January 27, 2020

Karis Poynton, 27, of Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors, has also been charged with the attempted murder of a 26-year-old man. She is due to appear at Blackburn Magistrates Court tomorrow (Tuesday).

Have you seen Connor Troy McKevitt, 25, from Liverpool?

Have you seen Connor Troy McKevitt, 25, from Liverpool?

January 27, 2020

We are appealing for help to trace a prisoner who absconded from HMP Kirkham on Sunday 26th January.

UPDATE: Boy arrested while section 60 remains in place in Fulwood

UPDATE: Boy arrested while section 60 remains in place in Fulwood

January 27, 2020

We were called at around 4.55pm today (Monday, January 27th) to reports the man had been seen on Blackpool Road, before making off in the direction of Plungington Road.

UPDATE: Concern for missing Aaron

UPDATE: Concern for missing Aaron

January 28, 2020

Further to our earlier appeal, Aaron Mohammed was found earlier today (Tuesday, January 28) in the Burnley area.

Thanks to everyone who shared our appeals to find him.

Couple attacked in own home

Couple attacked in own home

January 28, 2020

Police were called to the address on Marlborough Road in Accrington

Elderly people targeted in bogus official burglaries

Elderly people targeted in bogus official burglaries

January 28, 2020

We are appealing for information following eight incidents in Preston and South Ribble where men posing as bogus officials have got into the homes of elderly people and stole money.

Witness appeal after Carnforth collision

Witness appeal after Carnforth collision

January 29, 2020

We are appealing for witnesses after a driver hit a tree at Pine Lake Resort, Carnforth.

Appeal to trace woman

Appeal to trace woman

January 29, 2020

Police need to speak to the woman, pictured here on CCTV

Wanted Lancaster man

Wanted Lancaster man

January 29, 2020

Police want to speak to 35 year old Sean Corless from Lancaster in connection with alleged offences of kidnap and threats to kill relating to an incident on 20th January.

Appeal following stabbings in Morecambe

Appeal following stabbings in Morecambe

January 30, 2020

We are appealing for information following a street disturbance in Morecambe in which four men received stab wounds.

We were called at around 3:20am today (Thursday 30 January) to reports of the incident on Queen Street.

We believe the incident could be linked to a previous altercation at PopWorld shortly before 3am.

Man charged after stabbing

Man charged after stabbing

January 31, 2020

We were called at around 3:20am today (Thursday 30 January) to reports of the incident on Queen Street.

Appeal to trace missing man

Appeal to trace missing man

February 03, 2020

Shaun, 48, was last seen at Mariner's Way in Preston this morning

Teenager jailed following series of thefts in Accrington

Teenager jailed following series of thefts in Accrington

February 03, 2020

Wesley Powell, 18, of Spring Street, Accrington, appeared at Burnley Crown Court on Friday (January 31st), where he was sentenced to 45 months in prison. He had previously pleaded guilty to four counts of robbery, four counts of attempted robbery, one count of theft and two counts of assault with intent to rob.

New safe places to bin unwanted knives

New safe places to bin unwanted knives

February 03, 2020

Knife bins are being installed across Lancashire to give people a safe place to dispose of unwanted knives and sharp items.

UPDATE: Penwortham Bar Burglary - Two Men Wanted

UPDATE: Penwortham Bar Burglary - Two Men Wanted

February 03, 2020

As a result of our social media appeal, a man wanted in connection with a burglary in Penwortham has handed himself in.

UPDATE: Have you seen missing William?

UPDATE: Have you seen missing William?

February 03, 2020

Following our earlier appeal about a missing Blackpool man, we are glad to say he has now been found.

Appeal and tribute following fatal collision

Appeal and tribute following fatal collision

February 03, 2020

He can now be named as Umran Hussain Sodagar, 40, who was from Accrington.

Search for missing Shaun continues

Search for missing Shaun continues

February 05, 2020

We have released a new photo in our search for missing Shaun Horan, 48, from Preston.

CCTV appeal after Darwen sex assault

CCTV appeal after Darwen sex assault

February 05, 2020

Around 3am on January 1, an 18-year-old woman was in the women’s toilets at Level One Live nightclub in Darwen.

A man entered the toilets and approached the victim from behind, before grabbing and sexually assaulting her.

Lancashire Constabulary rated as ‘outstanding for efficiency’ by Inspectorate

Lancashire Constabulary rated as ‘outstanding for efficiency’ by Inspectorate

February 07, 2020

We have been rated as outstanding for efficiency following an inspection.

UPDATE: Appeal to find missing boy from Blackpool

UPDATE: Appeal to find missing boy from Blackpool

February 07, 2020

Ben Wood, 16, from Blackpool has been found safe and well.

Delivery driver robbed in Skelmersdale

Delivery driver robbed in Skelmersdale

February 07, 2020

We are appealing for witnesses after a delivery driver was robbed at knife-point in Skelmersdale.

The incident happened while the female employee was making a delivery on Alderley, at around 8.45pm on January 31.

Man, 28, missing from Blackpool

Man, 28, missing from Blackpool

February 07, 2020

Have you seen David Dickson? We are appealing for information after he went missing from Blackpool.

It is believed he may have travelled to the Bacup area.

UPDATE: Three arrested after death of man in Preston

UPDATE: Three arrested after death of man in Preston

February 09, 2020

The death of a man in Preston is not believed to be suspicious.

Police were called around 7.45am yesterday (Saturday, February 8) to a report a man had been found unresponsive at an address in Balfour Road.

Two charged and further arrests made following Morecambe street disturbance

Two charged and further arrests made following Morecambe street disturbance

February 10, 2020

Eleven people in total have now been arrested in connection with the investigation.

It follows a street disturbance which occurred shortly before 3:20am on Thursday 30th January on Queen Street.

UPDATE: Appeal to identify man

UPDATE: Appeal to identify man

February 11, 2020

Further to our earlier appeal about an assault in Brierfield, we have now identified a man we believe who witnessed the incident.

Thanks to everyone who shared our appeal to find him.

Pair jailed for Ormskirk burglaries

Pair jailed for Ormskirk burglaries

February 11, 2020

Lee Brown, 26, of Muirhead Avenue, Liverpool and Kurtis Nelson, 26, of Kemsley Road, Liverpool, were arrested in January after raiding a number of addresses across Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

Four charged and another man arrested following armed robbery in Aughton

Four charged and another man arrested following armed robbery in Aughton

February 11, 2020

Today officers have further arrested a 47-year-old man from Kirkby on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery. He remains in police custody. Four people have also been charged and appeared at Preston Magistrates Court today.

UPDATE: Concern for missing James

UPDATE: Concern for missing James

February 12, 2020

A 32-year-old man who went missing from Lancaster yesterday (February 11) has been found.

He was found in the Preston area today (Wednesday, February 12).

Fleetwood bank robber jailed

Fleetwood bank robber jailed

February 13, 2020

Gary Roberts, 40, of Rutland Avenue, Fleetwood, was jailed for 40 months at Preston Crown Court yesterday (Wednesday, February 12).

Man sentenced after Nelson disorder attacks

Man sentenced after Nelson disorder attacks

February 13, 2020

Nasar Ahmed, 19, of Reedyford Road, Nelson, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court following a violent attack last year.

Man charged with murder

Man charged with murder

February 14, 2020

Joshua Titterington, 26, of Scotland Bank Terrace, Blackburn has been charged

Thieves target Lancaster pawnbrokers

Thieves target Lancaster pawnbrokers

February 14, 2020

We are appealing for information after thieves broke into a Lancaster pawnbrokers via the ceiling and stole approximately £32,000 worth of jewellery.

Woman's bag snatched in Burnley knifepoint robbery

Woman's bag snatched in Burnley knifepoint robbery

February 14, 2020

It happened between 9:30pm and 9:45pm on Wednesday (February 12th) on Todmorden Road on the footpath outside the registry office.

Witnesses sought following serious collision in Preston

Witnesses sought following serious collision in Preston

February 15, 2020

We were called at 00:24 hours on Saturday 15 February to Tag Lane at the junction with Mayfield Avenue. The collision involved a Vauxhall Astra and a Citroen C1.

Update following M6 closure

Update following M6 closure

February 16, 2020

We were called by Cumbria Police at 5:35 hours today (16 February) after a vehicle failed to stop for their officers. The vehicle later entered the M6 in Lancashire and travelled the wrong way down the northbound carriageway.

UPDATE: Investigation underway after man dies in Oswaldtwistle

UPDATE: Investigation underway after man dies in Oswaldtwistle

February 17, 2020

A man has been charged in connection with a murder investigation in Oswaldtwistle.

Nathan Scott Williams, 30, of Mount Pleasant Rd, Oswaldtwistle appeared before Blackburn Magistrates' Court this morning (17 February).

Witness appeal after Preston assault

Witness appeal after Preston assault

February 19, 2020

Around 2.40am on Sunday (February 16) a 20-year-old man was seriously assaulted at the junction with Church Street and Avenham Street, close to the Co-Op bank.

Man injured in Higher Walton collision

Man injured in Higher Walton collision

February 19, 2020

Police were called around 1.10pm yesterday (Tuesday, February 18) to reports of an accident on Kittlingbourne Brow.

Fresh appeal for help locating missing Shaun Horan

Fresh appeal for help locating missing Shaun Horan

February 19, 2020

Shaun, 48, was last seen at Mariner’s Way in Preston on Monday, February 3rd and we are extremely concerned for his welfare.

UPDATE: Investigation continues after death of woman in Preston

UPDATE: Investigation continues after death of woman in Preston

February 20, 2020

A 26-year-old man from Chesterfield was arrested on Monday (February 17) on suspicion of murder. He has since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Appeal to trace wanted Blackburn man

Appeal to trace wanted Blackburn man

February 20, 2020

Mohammed Rehan Awan, also known as Ronnie, is wanted by police in connection with an aggravated burglary on Devon Road, Blackburn on January 29.

Appeal for witnesses after Blackpool assault

Appeal for witnesses after Blackpool assault

February 20, 2020

We are appealing for information after a 40-year-old man was assaulted and robbed in Blackpool.

The incident happened on Topping Street around 11.30pm on February 13.

Witness appeal after fatal collision in Bacup

Witness appeal after fatal collision in Bacup

February 21, 2020

We are appealing for witnesses after a woman died following a serious collision in Bacup.

A red Vauxhall Crossland X motor vehicle collided with the wall of the Swan Hotel yesterday (February 20). The driver of the vehicle, later named as Celia Lynch (pictured), 41, from Bacup, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Woman dies after Whalley collision

Woman dies after Whalley collision

February 21, 2020

We are appealing for witnesses and dash cam footage after a fatal road traffic collision on the A59 at Whalley.

Officers were called to reports of a collision involving a Citroen C3 and a Volvo HGV at around 1.45pm yesterday (Thursday February 20).

Young woman dies after Belthorn collision

Young woman dies after Belthorn collision

February 21, 2020

We were called around 10.40am yesterday (Thursday, February 20th) to a report of a collision involving a Mini and Audi Q3 on Elton Road in Belthorn.

Megan Byrne (pictured), 22, from Blackburn, sadly died at the scene.

Appeal after two robberies at Fleetwood shop

Appeal after two robberies at Fleetwood shop

February 21, 2020

We are appealing for information following two robberies at a shop in Fleetwood in the last week.

Both took place at the Spar on Blakiston Street.

Gang jailed for 29 years after major thefts across Lancashire

Gang jailed for 29 years after major thefts across Lancashire

February 21, 2020

Six members of an organised crime group, which operated mainly in north Lancashire and south Cumbria, appeared at Preston Crown Court this week (February 20th and 21st) to be sentenced for the parts they each played in a series of thefts carried out between April and September 2018.


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