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.

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).

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: 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).

Couple attacked in own home

Couple attacked in own home

January 28, 2020

Police were called to the address on Marlborough Road in Accrington

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Man charged with murder

Man charged with murder

February 14, 2020

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

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).

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 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.

Two more arrested in death probe

Two more arrested in death probe

February 25, 2020

Police launched an inquiry after attending an address on Fir Trees Avenue, in the Grange area of the city

Appeal after large scale fight between football fans

Appeal after large scale fight between football fans

February 26, 2020

We need to speak to these men after a large-scale fight between Burnley FC and Newcastle United fans at a pub in December.

It happened on Saturday 14th December, at around 4:25pm at the Turf Hotel on Yorkshire Street, Burnley.

Dash cam appeal after a 10 man fight in Brierfield

Dash cam appeal after a 10 man fight in Brierfield

April 02, 2020

We are appealing for information and dash cam footage after two men were injured following a 10 man fight in Burnley Road, Brierfield.

Former police officer sentenced for misconduct

Former police officer sentenced for misconduct

April 06, 2020

Stuart Lunt, who worked as a Detective Constable in South division, pleaded guilty to Misconduct in a Public Office in February

UPDATE: Appeal after food contaminated

UPDATE: Appeal after food contaminated

April 08, 2020

Following our earlier appeal for information about food contamination in a Morecambe supermarket we have arrested two people.

Police reminder to ‘Stay Home and Save Lives’ as Easter approaches

Police reminder to ‘Stay Home and Save Lives’ as Easter approaches

April 09, 2020

We are reminding people ahead of the Easter weekend of the importance of staying at home to save lives and protect the NHS.

Tribute after Kirkham death

Tribute after Kirkham death

April 14, 2020

Lee Walker, 47, was found at an address on Chestnut Close in the town

Appeal for information following Fleetwood crime spree

Appeal for information following Fleetwood crime spree

April 17, 2020

We are appealing for information following a series of public order and criminal damage incidents in Fleetwood.

Roof of children’s hospice shop damaged in break-in

Roof of children’s hospice shop damaged in break-in

April 17, 2020

We are appealing for information after a Derian House charity shop was broken into in Chorley.

Seeing stalking clearly - National Stalking Awareness Week

Seeing stalking clearly - National Stalking Awareness Week

April 23, 2020

Lancashire Police is marking National Stalking Awareness Week (Monday 20th April until Friday 24th April 2020) by encouraging people who are being stalked to continue to report incidents of stalking to them.

Eight charged as part of trafficking investigation

Eight charged as part of trafficking investigation

April 24, 2020

Lancashire Constabulary is committed to investigating human trafficking and modern slavery

Death of woman no longer unexplained

Death of woman no longer unexplained

April 24, 2020

Three people arrested on suspicion of murder have been released without charge.

Detectives investigating rape at Blackpool

Detectives investigating rape at Blackpool

April 25, 2020

It happened at about 10.30pm on Thursday, April 23rd

Blackpool rape investigation - update

Blackpool rape investigation - update

April 25, 2020

Two women we wanted to trace have come forward. We would like to thank them and everyone who has helped so far with our enquiry and we continue to appeal to anyone else who may have information which could assist.

Man charged with Blackpool rape

Man charged with Blackpool rape

April 25, 2020

David Dara, 28, of no fixed address, is charged with rape and will appear before magistrates in the town on Monday

Appeal to find missing man

Appeal to find missing man

April 26, 2020

Daniel Gillespie is described as white, slim, 5ft 7ins, light brown short hair.

High value electronic equipment stolen from Currys PC World

High value electronic equipment stolen from Currys PC World

April 29, 2020

We are appealing for information after thousands of pounds worth of electronic equipment was stolen from Currys PC World in Ribbleton.

Missing teenager found

Missing teenager found

April 30, 2020

The 15-year-old girl missing from Darwen but believed to be in Preston has been found.

Wanted Preston man found

Wanted Preston man found

May 01, 2020

Ian Fairley, 31, from Preston who was wanted in connection with a knifepoint robbery has been found and arrested.

Home Secretary Praises Our Latest Police Recruits

Home Secretary Praises Our Latest Police Recruits

May 01, 2020

Home Secretary Priti Patel paid a virtual visit to the Constabulary this week to meet some of our newest police recruits as we exceed our recruitment target.

Motorcyclist who died in Morecambe collision named

Motorcyclist who died in Morecambe collision named

May 02, 2020

A man who died following a collision in Morecambe yesterday (Saturday, May 2nd) has been named as Mark Knowler, 34, from the town. His family have paid tribute to him.

Appeal following burglary in Leyland

Appeal following burglary in Leyland

May 05, 2020

Detectives have launched an investigation after a burglary in Leyland.

A man has been jailed for coughing at a police officer while claiming they had Coronavirus

A man has been jailed for coughing at a police officer while claiming they had Coronavirus

May 05, 2020

Christopher Plumb, 54, of no fixed address, was arrested on Saturday (May 2nd)

Man charged in connection with burglary at Blackburn pharmacy

Man charged in connection with burglary at Blackburn pharmacy

May 06, 2020

A man is due to appear before Blackburn Magistrates' Court this morning charged with burglary.

Man charged with attempted murder

Man charged with attempted murder

May 06, 2020

Detectives investigating an attempted murder in Blackburn have charged a man.

Missing Accrington teenager found safe

Missing Accrington teenager found safe

May 06, 2020

The 14-year-old who went missing from Accrington last night has been found safe and well.

Appeal after Lancaster disorder

Appeal after Lancaster disorder

May 06, 2020

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and any potential footage of a collision and subsequent street brawl in Lancaster.

Man sentenced for manslaughter

Man sentenced for manslaughter

May 07, 2020

Conor Clarkson, 26, of West Park Drive, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court

UPDATE: Appeal after collision

UPDATE: Appeal after collision

May 08, 2020

A man has sadly died today (Friday, May 8) following a collision in Preston.

Cyclist injured in Chorley collision

Cyclist injured in Chorley collision

May 09, 2020

We are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was seriously injured following a collision in Chorley today (Saturday, May 9).

Investigation after drugs and drone find

Investigation after drugs and drone find

May 11, 2020

Officers were on patrol near the perimeter of HMP Wymott

CCTV appeal after Skelmersdale shooting

CCTV appeal after Skelmersdale shooting

May 11, 2020

Detectives want to identify a number of people who could provide vital information in connection with a shooting in Skelmersdale.

UPDATE: CCTV: Can you help us identify this man?

UPDATE: CCTV: Can you help us identify this man?

May 12, 2020

We have now identified a man we would like to speak to following a burglary at an amusement arcade in Blackpool.

Appeal following fail-to-stop collision in Blackburn

Appeal following fail-to-stop collision in Blackburn

May 12, 2020

Police were called to Preston New Road, Blackburn, just after 10pm yesterday (Monday, May 11th) following a collision involving a distinctive blue BMW M5 and a blue Hyundai i30 near to Kaspa’s Desserts.

Warning after bogus official targets pensioner

Warning after bogus official targets pensioner

May 12, 2020

The woman, aged in her 90s. was approached in the Ashton area of the city

Clampdown on speeding drivers launched in Lancashire

Clampdown on speeding drivers launched in Lancashire

May 12, 2020

With less traffic currently on the roads we have unfortunately seen an increase in vehicles traveling above the speed limit.

Over the next few weeks the force will be stepping up patrols in key hotspot areas all over the county in a bid to crackdown on those individuals flouting the rules of the road.

Dash cam appeal after collision between bicycle and van in Chorley

Dash cam appeal after collision between bicycle and van in Chorley

May 13, 2020

A man suffered serious injuries after the collision on New Lane, Anderton

Found: Woman missing from Royal Preston Hospital.

Found: Woman missing from Royal Preston Hospital.

May 14, 2020

The 45-year-old who went missing this morning from Royal Preston Hospital is now back at the hospital.

Advice on doorstep crime following two arrests

Advice on doorstep crime following two arrests

May 14, 2020

We are offering advice on how people can protect themselves after two men were arrested in connection with a burglary at an elderly woman’s home in Blackburn.

Appeal after puppies stolen

Appeal after puppies stolen

May 14, 2020

The theft was discovered at 7am this morning

Teenagers arrested following Darwen moorland fire

Teenagers arrested following Darwen moorland fire

May 14, 2020

Officers investigating a fire near Darwen Tower have arrested three teenagers and interviewed a fourth boy in connection with the incident.

UPDATE: Murder investigation launched following death of woman in Blackburn

UPDATE: Murder investigation launched following death of woman in Blackburn

May 18, 2020

Detectives are urging anyone with information to search their consciences and come forwards after a 19-year-old woman was killed in broad daylight in Blackburn yesterday (Sunday).

Emergency services attended and the woman was taken to hospital, where she was sadly pronounced dead a short time later. She has since been named as 19-year-old Aya Hachem (pictured) from Blackburn.

Men arrested in investigation into shooting of Blackburn woman

Men arrested in investigation into shooting of Blackburn woman

May 18, 2020

Detectives investigating the death of Aya Hachem, 19, from Blackburn have made three arrests on suspicion of murder.

Appeal for information following death of woman in Blackburn

Appeal for information following death of woman in Blackburn

May 19, 2020

Any information or footage can be sent in to us via the major incident portal here.

Murder investigation continues

Murder investigation continues

May 19, 2020

Aya Hachem, 19, was shot in broad daylight on Sunday (May 17th) as she was out shopping

Have you seen this woman?

Have you seen this woman?

May 19, 2020

We are extremely concerned for the welfare of a 40-year-old woman who is missing from home in Morecambe.

Further arrests in Aya Hachem murder investigation

Further arrests in Aya Hachem murder investigation

May 20, 2020

Police launched a major investigation after Aya, 19, was shot in broad daylight on Sunday (May 17th) as she was out shopping

Witnesses sought following serious collision

Witnesses sought following serious collision

May 20, 2020

We are appealing for witnesses following a three-vehicle collision in Bolton by Bowland which has left a man with serious injuries.

Further  arrests in Aya Hachem murder enquiry

Further arrests in Aya Hachem murder enquiry

May 20, 2020

Two more people have been arrested in relation to the death of Aya Hachem, 19, raising the total in police custody now to 13.

Man charged after shooting at caravan site

Man charged after shooting at caravan site

May 20, 2020

Police were called to Longsight Road, Clayton le Dale, just after 9pm on May 14th, to reports a man had been shot with an air rifle.

Man from Oswaldtwistle charged with arson

Man from Oswaldtwistle charged with arson

May 21, 2020

An investigation was launched after a fire at a terraced house on Queens Street

Police given more time to question men in Blackburn murder enquiry

Police given more time to question men in Blackburn murder enquiry

May 21, 2020

Police launched a major investigation after Aya, 19, was shot in broad daylight on Sunday

Witness and dash cam appeal after 14-year-old boy attacked

Witness and dash cam appeal after 14-year-old boy attacked

May 21, 2020

We are investigating after a report that a group of 10 youths attacked the boy while he was out on his bike in Garstang.

Appeal launched after fatal Forton collision

Appeal launched after fatal Forton collision

May 22, 2020

We were called around 2.40pm yesterday (Thursday, May 21) to reports of a serious collision on Hollins Lane.

Man jailed for spitting at officer

Man jailed for spitting at officer

May 22, 2020

Lee Howell, 31, was arrested around 5.45pm on Wednesday (May 20) after police were called to a report of an altercation close to Jemmet Street.

Have you seen this man wanted in connection with a Darwen haulage theft?

Have you seen this man wanted in connection with a Darwen haulage theft?

May 22, 2020

We are appealing for dash cam footage following the theft of £20,000 worth of horticultural goods.

Two men charged in Blackburn murder investigation

Two men charged in Blackburn murder investigation

May 22, 2020

Detectives investigating the murder of Aya Hachem in Blackburn have today (Friday, May 22nd) charged two people.

Three more charged in Blackburn murder investigation

Three more charged in Blackburn murder investigation

May 22, 2020

All those charged are due to appear before magistrates in Preston tomorrow

Tribute paid to man who died in Forton collision

Tribute paid to man who died in Forton collision

May 23, 2020

Anthony Hindle, known as Tony, 79, from Cabus (pictured with his wife Christine), sadly died after his Suzuki motorbike was involved in a collision with a JCB Telehander on Hollins Lane in Forton on Thursday afternoon (May 21st).

Murder inquiry underway in Nelson

Murder inquiry underway in Nelson

May 23, 2020

Anyone with information can contact police on 101

Latest arrest update and dash cam appeal in Aya murder investigation

Latest arrest update and dash cam appeal in Aya murder investigation

May 23, 2020

Detectives investigating the murder of Aya Hachem, 19, in Blackburn have been given extra time to question a man arrested on Thursday. He was the twelfth person to be arrested out of a total of 14.

Sixth person charged in Aya murder investigation

Sixth person charged in Aya murder investigation

May 24, 2020

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Srvice (CPS), Ayaz Hussain, 34, of, Calgary Avenue, Blackburn has been charged with Aya’s murder and the attempted murder of who officers think was the intended target of the shooting which sadly killed her.

Further update on Nelson murder inquiry

Further update on Nelson murder inquiry

May 24, 2020

Detectives have charged a man with murder in relation to the death of Thomas Walker, 65 (pictured), from Nelson.

Indecent assault at Blackpool

Indecent assault at Blackpool

May 26, 2020

The incident happened at about 10.25pm yesterday (Monday, May 25th)

Man's death ruled as accident

Man's death ruled as accident

May 27, 2020

An inquest into the death of a Blackpool man whose body was recovered from the sea close to Barrow-in-Furness has concluded.

Jason Goldrick, 50, of Park Road, went missing from Blackpool Victoria Hospital around 11.30pm on November 1.

Investigation launched following sexual assault in Burnley

Investigation launched following sexual assault in Burnley

May 27, 2020

At around 4pm yesterday (Tuesday, May 26th) the victim had been walking along the canal path from Westgate, and was entering the steps adjacent to Cooper Street, when she was approached from behind by a male. He subjected her to a violent assault before touching her inappropriately.

Witness appeal after collision

Witness appeal after collision

May 27, 2020

We are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision in Osbaldeston today (Wednesday, May 27).

Police were called around 2.50am to a report of a collision in Longsite Road.

Man dies after motorway collision

Man dies after motorway collision

May 27, 2020

We are appealing for witnesses after a man died following a motorway collision.

Police were called around 5.20pm yesterday (Tuesday, May 26) to reports of an accident at Junction 35 of the M6.

Fifteenth person arrested in Aya Hachem murder investigation

Fifteenth person arrested in Aya Hachem murder investigation

May 27, 2020

The 33-year-old woman from Bolton was detained in the area this afternoon on suspicion of Aya’s murder and the attempted murder of who police believe was the intended target of the shooting which killed her.

Appeal to identify man

Appeal to identify man

May 28, 2020

Police were called by the Ambulance Service around 8.40pm on May 22

Man arrested after sexual assault

Man arrested after sexual assault

May 28, 2020

Police launched an investigation after the incident which happened at about 10.25pm on Monday

Investigation continues into sexual assault - man arrested

Investigation continues into sexual assault - man arrested

May 28, 2020

Officers today stressed that their enquiries were on-going

Man dies in motorcycle crash - appeal for witnesses

Man dies in motorcycle crash - appeal for witnesses

May 31, 2020

The incident happened at 4pm yesterday

Man dies after boat sinks off Fleetwood

Man dies after boat sinks off Fleetwood

May 31, 2020

Emergency services were called at shortly before 8am

Man jailed for sex offences

Man jailed for sex offences

June 01, 2020

A man who committed a number of historical sex offences has today (Monday, June 1) been jailed for 11 years.

Richard McAdam, of Rixton Grove, Thornton, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court for offences against two girls in Blackpool.

Tribute paid to motorcyclist who died in collision in Cockerham

Tribute paid to motorcyclist who died in collision in Cockerham

June 01, 2020

The rider, who has since been named as Paul Philip Hardcastle, sadly died at the scene.

His family, who are now being supported by specially-trained officers, have paid tribute to a 'loving father and grandfather'.


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