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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Indecent assault at Blackpool

Indecent assault at Blackpool

May 26, 2020

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

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

Vehicle seized after owner posts 160mph speeding video on Facebook

Vehicle seized after owner posts 160mph speeding video on Facebook

June 03, 2020

The Mercedes A35 AMG was intercepted by officers investigating the incident when it activated the automated number plate recognition technology.

UPDATE: Man charged with murder following death of Mandy Houghton in Nelson

UPDATE: Man charged with murder following death of Mandy Houghton in Nelson

June 04, 2020

Alan Fare, 72, of Victory Close, Nelson, was charged following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service and is due to appear at Preston Magistrates' Court tomorrow (Friday) morning.

Family pay tribute to cyclist who died after Altcar collision

Family pay tribute to cyclist who died after Altcar collision

June 04, 2020

Greame Rooney, a police officer in Merseyside, sadly died after being involved in a collision with a van on Tuesday.

Have you seen wanted man Richard Shacklady?

Have you seen wanted man Richard Shacklady?

June 05, 2020

We are sending out a fresh appeal to locate Shacklady in relation to a shooting in February where a shotgun was fired outside an address in Skelmersdale.

Appeal after park assault

Appeal after park assault

June 11, 2020

We were called at around 6.30pm on Monday

Man wanted in connection with an assault while out of prison on licence.

Man wanted in connection with an assault while out of prison on licence.

June 12, 2020

Can you help us locate 37-year-old Adam Yusif Bhamji from Bamber Bridge who is wanted on recall to prison after it is suspected he has breached the terms of his release.

Wanted man

Wanted man

June 12, 2020

We want to speak to Reece Cartledge in connection with a number of domestic violence offences,

Arson at Blackpool

Arson at Blackpool

June 12, 2020

We are trying to trace these men after an arson

Urgent appeal to find man

Urgent appeal to find man

June 12, 2020

The man was disturbed by police at the scene of a burglary

Appeal after women racially abused

Appeal after women racially abused

June 15, 2020

The women, aged 53 and 18 from Blackburn, were going for a walk near to Brockholes nature reserve

Woman jailed after causing death of pedestrian

Woman jailed after causing death of pedestrian

June 16, 2020

Emily Rogers, 20, was over the drink drive limit

Have you seen this wanted man hiding out by the canal?

Have you seen this wanted man hiding out by the canal?

June 17, 2020

Mohammed Rehan Awan, who goes by the name Ronnie, is believed to be using the canal paths, to get around East Lancashire, in order to avoid detection.

Two charged in connection with sexual assault investigation

Two charged in connection with sexual assault investigation

June 18, 2020

Police launched an investigation in 2019

A 22-year-old missing from Clayton-le-Moors has been found

A 22-year-old missing from Clayton-le-Moors has been found

June 18, 2020

The man, who was reported missing from Clayton-le-Moors yesterday, has been found safe and well and returned to his home address.

Have you seen this wanted man who failed to appear at court?

Have you seen this wanted man who failed to appear at court?

June 19, 2020

Mohammed Saleem Khan, 47, is wanted after failing to appear at Preston Crown Court where he was given 66 months for conspiring/ handling stolen goods (receiving).

UPDATE: Banner flown over Etihad stadium - a statement

UPDATE: Banner flown over Etihad stadium - a statement

June 23, 2020

Following last night's incident where a banner was flown over The Etihad Stadium in Manchester at the Manchester City vs Burnley FC match we have issued an updated statement.

Anti social behaviour at Lytham

Anti social behaviour at Lytham

June 25, 2020

We will continue to engage with people and will take a proportionate policing approach

£20,000 cash seized in Blackburn drugs raids

£20,000 cash seized in Blackburn drugs raids

June 25, 2020

Police attended and executed warrants at two properties after intelligence suggested a number of individuals may be dealing drugs from within the premises.

Economic Crime Unit seize two high value cars

Economic Crime Unit seize two high value cars

June 26, 2020

A Range Rover Sport SVR V8 was amongst items seized from an address in Lytham, after officers executed a search warrant in connection with fraud and money laundering.

Murder enquiry underway after man dies

Murder enquiry underway after man dies

August 03, 2020

Mr Pearson was subjected to an assault on Lytham Road in Blackpool, close to the junction with Bournemouth Road at around 6:45pm on Saturday, July 18th.

Concern for missing man

Concern for missing man

August 04, 2020

Concern is growing for the 23-year-old

Gang jailed for nearly 80 years between them for drug dealing in Blackpool.

Gang jailed for nearly 80 years between them for drug dealing in Blackpool.

August 05, 2020

Sixteen members of an organised crime group have been jailed for nearly 80 years between them for supplying drugs in Blackpool and exploiting children.

Man wanted for absconding

Man wanted for absconding

August 06, 2020

Buckney, 33, is wanted after absconding from HMP Kirkham

Appeal after motorcyclist dies in collision

Appeal after motorcyclist dies in collision

August 07, 2020

The motorcyclist, a man in his 50s, suffered serious injuries and sadly died a short time later.

Appeal after cyclist injured

Appeal after cyclist injured

August 07, 2020

The man, from Blackburn, suffered some serious injuries

Tribute paid to motorcyclist following fatal collision

Tribute paid to motorcyclist following fatal collision

August 09, 2020

The motorcyclist suffered serious injuries and sadly died a short time later.

Man seriously injured following collision

Man seriously injured following collision

August 09, 2020

The incident happened at about 7.40pm yesterday

Woman arrested in murder probe

Woman arrested in murder probe

August 10, 2020

Police launched a murder inquiry after the death of Matthew Pearson following an assault last month.

Cannabis factory uncovered in Preston

Cannabis factory uncovered in Preston

August 11, 2020

Three men have been arrested

Appeal after firearms discharge

Appeal after firearms discharge

August 12, 2020

Luckily noone was injured. An investigation is now underway

Update: Pensioner found safe and well

Update: Pensioner found safe and well

August 13, 2020

We are becoming increasingly concerned about the welfare of missing 68 year old Terrence Riding from Burnley, last seen at Royal Blackburn Hospital.

UPDATE: Man wanted for drugs and trafficking offences

UPDATE: Man wanted for drugs and trafficking offences

August 18, 2020

We recently appealed for help locating Jack Sanderson, 20, of Larbreck Avenue, in connection with drug and modern slavery offences.

He has today been located and charged with arranging or facilitating travel of another person with a view to exploitation, being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine, being concerned in supply of heroin and being concerned in the supply of Class B drugs - cannabis.

Appeal after arson

Appeal after arson

August 18, 2020

And police say it is only a matter of chance there were no fatalities

Man charged in connection with Poulton incidents

Man charged in connection with Poulton incidents

August 19, 2020

A man has been charged by police investigating two aggravated burglaries in Poulton.

Men charged with robbery following incident at Bacup home

Men charged with robbery following incident at Bacup home

August 20, 2020

Two men have been charged with robbery after a man had been badly beaten in his own home in Bacup. Matthew Grimshaw, 37, of Fenwick Street, Burnley, and Aaron Alston, 35, of Laithe Street, Burnley, have both been charged with robbery.

Man wanted in connection with aggravated burglary

Man wanted in connection with aggravated burglary

August 23, 2020

Officers are appealing for help in finding a man wanted in connection with an aggravated burglary. Joe Morris, 24, is wanted following the incident in Colne on August 12 in which the occupant suffered a broken jaw.

Appeal after death of cyclist in Gisburn

Appeal after death of cyclist in Gisburn

August 24, 2020

The man, aged in his 50s, was discovered unresponsive near a farm entrance off the A682 at around 12.50pm on Sunday (August 23rd), by a motorist who was travelling along the road. He sadly died a short time later.

Burnley man who illegally traded in critically endangered species is jailed

Burnley man who illegally traded in critically endangered species is jailed

August 24, 2020

A taxidermy dealer who illegally traded in critically endangered species has been sentenced to 56 weeks in jail. Aaron Halstead, from Burnley, pleaded guilty to nine offences, following a complex investigation by Lancashire Police and the National Wildlife Crime Unit.

UPDATE: Have you seen missing Sophie?

UPDATE: Have you seen missing Sophie?

August 28, 2020

Further to our earlier appeals, Sophie, 16, missing from the Longridge area, was found safe and well earlier today (Friday, August 28).

Thanks to everyone who shared our appeals to find her.

Investigation underway after Heysham fire

Investigation underway after Heysham fire

August 28, 2020

Around 10.55pm on Sunday (August 23) a fire started in a flat on Heysham Road.

SPAR stores in Lancashire pledge their support to #noexcuseforabuse campaign

SPAR stores in Lancashire pledge their support to #noexcuseforabuse campaign

August 28, 2020

James Hall & Co Ltd, SPAR wholesaler for the north of England, has joined forces with the Lancashire Resilience Forum to back the countywide #noexcuseforabuse domestic abuse awareness campaign.

Police uncover drugs operation with estimated street value of £4.5million in Oswaldtwistle warehouse

Police uncover drugs operation with estimated street value of £4.5million in Oswaldtwistle warehouse

August 28, 2020

Police have uncovered a drugs operation in a warehouse in Oswaldtwistle with an estimated street value of £4.5million. It is thought to be one of the biggest ever drugs seizures in Lancashire

Toddler injured in Accrington collision

Toddler injured in Accrington collision

August 30, 2020

Police were called around 3pm yesterday (Saturday, August 29) to reports of an incident at the junction of Eastgate and the exit to Eastgate Retail Park.

UPDATE: Urgent appeal to find missing Reece

UPDATE: Urgent appeal to find missing Reece

August 31, 2020

Good news, Reece, 16, believed to be missing in the Morecambe or Lancaster area, has been found.

He was found in the Blackpool area last night (Saturday, August 30).

UPDATE: Witness appeal after Preston firearms discharge

UPDATE: Witness appeal after Preston firearms discharge

August 31, 2020

Police were called around 3.30pm yesterday (Sunday, August 30) to reports a firearm, believed to be a shotgun, had been discharged twice in Elcho Street. No-one was injured.

Appeal after cyclist suffers life-threatening injuries in Skelmersdale

Appeal after cyclist suffers life-threatening injuries in Skelmersdale

September 01, 2020

The incident occurred at around 1.30pm yesterday (Monday, August 31st) on Tanhouse Road, at the junction with Elmstead, when the cyclist - a 42-year-old man from Burscough - came off his Dawes mountain bike.

Thank you from family of brothers who sadly died

Thank you from family of brothers who sadly died

September 01, 2020

The family of Muhammad Azhar Shabbir, 18, and Ali-Athar Shabbir, 16, two brothers who sadly drowned off the coast of St Annes, have paid a heartfelt thank you to the community for their support.

Woman suffers serious injuries in collision

Woman suffers serious injuries in collision

September 01, 2020

The incident happened on Garstang Road near Little Eccleston.

Dealer who travelled from Liverpool to sell drugs in Chorley jailed

Dealer who travelled from Liverpool to sell drugs in Chorley jailed

September 02, 2020

A man who travelled from Merseyside to Chorley to deal Class A drugs has been jailed for 30 months. Paul Bolton was found in possession of crack cocaine by the South Divisional Target Team.

Pair charged in Blackpool investigation

Pair charged in Blackpool investigation

September 02, 2020

A man and woman have been charged by police investigating a stabbing in Blackpool.

Police were called around 7pm on Monday (August 31) to reports a man had been injured at an address in Egerton Road.

Man extradited from US to serve jail term

Man extradited from US to serve jail term

September 04, 2020

The US Marshal Service facilitated the extradition and he appeared at Preston Crown Court

Update: Search for car after Blackpool collision

Update: Search for car after Blackpool collision

September 05, 2020

Officers investigating a collision in Blackpool have traced a vehicle that is believed to have been involved.

Motorcyclist dies in collision

Motorcyclist dies in collision

September 07, 2020

Sadly, the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene

Updated: Third arrest after man shot in leg in Skelmersdale

Updated: Third arrest after man shot in leg in Skelmersdale

September 07, 2020

A third man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was shot in the leg in Skelmersdale. Meanwhile, two men, also arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, have been released on bail until October 6.

Appeal after boys attacked and robbed of £3,500 bike in Ramsbottom

Appeal after boys attacked and robbed of £3,500 bike in Ramsbottom

September 07, 2020

We are appealing for information after two boys were attacked and a bike worth £3,500 was stolen during a robbery in Ramsbottom. It happened on the footbridge over Wood Lane on September 3.

Appeal after motorcyclist dies in collision

Appeal after motorcyclist dies in collision

September 08, 2020

The crash happened at 9pm on Sunday (September 6th)

Appeal following death of cyclist in Cliviger

Appeal following death of cyclist in Cliviger

September 08, 2020

The man, aged in his 70s and from Halifax, was found unresponsive at the side of Burnley Road, Cliviger, at around 12.05pm. Emergency services attended but the man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

Three men jailed after £2.6 million cannabis factory found in Darwen

Three men jailed after £2.6 million cannabis factory found in Darwen

September 08, 2020

Three men have been sent to prison after the discovery of one of the largest cannabis set-ups ever found in Lancashire - worth £2.6million. Aurel Gjuzi, Sulejman Lloni and Jacek Pieczur have been jailed for a combined total of more than 10 years.

Large cannabis set up found in Blackpool

Large cannabis set up found in Blackpool

September 09, 2020

A large cannabis factory, estimated to be worth millions of pounds, has been found during a raid in Blackpool.

Have you seen wanted Paddy Coyle?

Have you seen wanted Paddy Coyle?

September 09, 2020

Coyle, who also uses the name Desmond Kirwan, is wanted in connection with a theft offence and a rape investigation in Blackpool.

Appeal after boy 9, injured in Nelson collision

Appeal after boy 9, injured in Nelson collision

September 09, 2020

It happened at around 4:45pm on Sunday (September 6th) at the junction of Barkerhouse Road with Vincent Road.

Have you seen Richard Redmond, 22?

Have you seen Richard Redmond, 22?

September 09, 2020

We want to speak to him after serious threats to kill were made by a man asked to leave a property in Blackpool in July.

Man charged with Lancaster murder

Man charged with Lancaster murder

September 10, 2020

Kieran Cuffe, 48, of Dunkeld Street, Lancaster was charged with the murder of his brother Seamus Cuffe yesterday evening (September 9th), which follows an altercation in the city on Saturday.

Appeal after man suffers broken jaw in Clitheroe night out attack

Appeal after man suffers broken jaw in Clitheroe night out attack

September 10, 2020

We are appealing for information after a man was assaulted and had his jaw broken on a night out in Clitheroe. It happened just before midnight on Saturday, September 5th, outside the White Lion pub on Market Place.

Did you witness an assault outside Mimi's Takeway?

Did you witness an assault outside Mimi's Takeway?

September 10, 2020

We are appealing for information following a serious assault which took place on Burnley Road, Rawtenstall in the early hours of August Bank Holiday Monday.

Six arrested as Lancashire Police and banks work together to prevent £250,000 of fraud

Six arrested as Lancashire Police and banks work together to prevent £250,000 of fraud

September 11, 2020

A total of £259,067 of fraud in Lancashire was stopped by police and bank branch staff in the first half of 2020 through the Banking Protocol. It has resulted in six arrests.

Two men jailed for more than 10 years after Blackburn revenge arson attack

Two men jailed for more than 10 years after Blackburn revenge arson attack

September 11, 2020

Lewis Clough, 33 and Thomas Bank, 25, were sentenced yesterday at Preston Crown Court after pleading guilty to arson with intent to endanger life after setting fire to the flats on Rothesay Road, last November.

Man arrested in Preston firearm discharge investigation

Man arrested in Preston firearm discharge investigation

September 11, 2020

A 28-year-old man has been arrested following a firearm discharge in Preston last month.

Further appeal for CCTV of car following firearm discharge in Preston

Further appeal for CCTV of car following firearm discharge in Preston

September 12, 2020

We are asking for CCTV/dashcam showing a silver Land Rover as part of our investigation into an incident on August 30th when two shots, believed to be from a shotgun, were discharged on Elcho Street in Preston.

Detectives release CCTV stills after man suffers fractured jaw in Blackpool attack

Detectives release CCTV stills after man suffers fractured jaw in Blackpool attack

September 14, 2020

Detectives have released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to following an assault in Blackpool, which left a man with a fractured jaw. The 18-year-old victim was attacked in Queen Street at 2.25am on September 3.

Appeal after Chorley assault

Appeal after Chorley assault

September 15, 2020

We attended and found two men with injuries

Shotgun found in Skelmersdale shooting investigation

Shotgun found in Skelmersdale shooting investigation

September 15, 2020

Officers have been carrying out a systematic open area search of a vast area of open land off Stannought Road as part of their enquiries into the firearm discharge, which happened on September 6th.

Teenager who racially abused steward given three-year football banning order

Teenager who racially abused steward given three-year football banning order

September 16, 2020

A 16-year-old boy has been given a three-year football banning order after racially abusing a steward. The incident happened at Blackburn Rovers Ewood Park stadium on Boxing Day 2019.

Three teenagers arrested after fire at derelict building

Three teenagers arrested after fire at derelict building

September 18, 2020

A boy and girl, both aged 13, and a 14-year-old boy, were arrested after the fire at the former Co-op bank, on Westgate, Skelmersdale on Tuesday night.

Concern for missing man

Concern for missing man

September 18, 2020

We are growing increasingly concerned about Mark

Appeal after teenage girl led into Chorley woods by man and made to remove items of clothing

Appeal after teenage girl led into Chorley woods by man and made to remove items of clothing

September 18, 2020

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a 15-year-old girl was led into some woods off Stonyhurst, Chorley by an unknown man and made to remove items of clothing. It happened between 8.45am and 9.15am yesterday (September 17th).

Arrest made after teenager led into woods

Arrest made after teenager led into woods

September 20, 2020

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information and witnesses.

Witness appeal after cyclist seriously injured in Chorley

Witness appeal after cyclist seriously injured in Chorley

September 21, 2020

Officers are appealing for information following a collision between a teenage cyclist and car in Chorley. It happened in Harpers Lane on Sunday.

Appeal after car rammed into Morecambe home

Appeal after car rammed into Morecambe home

September 21, 2020

We are appealing for information after a vehicle was used to ram a property in Morecambe.

Dashcam appeal after police car significantly damaged during pursuit on M55

Dashcam appeal after police car significantly damaged during pursuit on M55

September 22, 2020

We are appealing for information and dashcam footage after a police vehicle was forced off the carriageway and significantly damaged during a pursuit of a stolen Range Rover. The incident happened at the end of the M55 heading into Blackpool at 12.55pm on September 19.

UPDATE: Eight arrested in human trafficking and drugs investigation

UPDATE: Eight arrested in human trafficking and drugs investigation

September 23, 2020

Six people have now been charged by police investigating drugs and human trafficking offences after a warrant was executed in Bispham.

CCTV appeal after Preston wounding

CCTV appeal after Preston wounding

September 23, 2020

It happened on Wednesday, September 9th at just after 4pm when the victim, 23, was approached by a man who had been travelling on a motorcycle with a second man, outside the Co-op shop on Plungington Road.

CBO for Preston woman targeting vulnerable and elderly man

CBO for Preston woman targeting vulnerable and elderly man

September 23, 2020

A three-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) has been given to a Preston woman who persistently targeted an 81 year old male with dementia at his home address.

Man convicted of murdering friend in Skelmersdale

Man convicted of murdering friend in Skelmersdale

September 24, 2020

A man has been convicted of murdering his friend by stabbing him as the pair celebrated a birthday in Skelmersdale. Kristaps Muzikants will be sentenced at a later date.

Man jailed after stalking a police officer

Man jailed after stalking a police officer

September 24, 2020

Jack Jones, from Fleetwood, has been jailed for 16 weeks and given a restraining order, after he made threats to a female PC while she was on duty and loitered around the police station, waiting for her to finish her shift.

'Distracted' lorry driver sentenced after death of elderly woman on M58

'Distracted' lorry driver sentenced after death of elderly woman on M58

September 24, 2020

Leon Stott, 35, from Leyland was distracted whilst changing the heat levels and radio controls in his vehicle whilst at the wheel, which resulted in the death of Margaret Harrison, 91, and serious injuries to three other people.

Gang who used children to flood streets of Burnley with Class A drugs jailed for nearly 60 years

Gang who used children to flood streets of Burnley with Class A drugs jailed for nearly 60 years

September 25, 2020

Eight members of an organised crime gang who conspired to supply Class A drugs in Burnley and exploit vulnerable children into selling drugs have been jailed for a combined total of nearly 60 years. The sentences came after the East Targeted Crime Unit launched Operation Croatia in 2019, which specifically looked at disrupting the activities of the gang members associated with the ‘AK line’.

Appeal after one dog stabbed and second badly beaten in Hambleton

Appeal after one dog stabbed and second badly beaten in Hambleton

September 25, 2020

Officers are appealing for witnesses after a dog was stabbed multiple times at stables in Hambleton in what is believed to be a targeted attack. A second dog also suffered leg and hip injuries in the incident which happened at stables on Shard Road between 8pm on September 16th and 10am on September 17th

Investigation underway after assault

Investigation underway after assault

September 30, 2020

We have launched an investigation after a man was attacked outside a pub in Rawtenstall today (Sunday, August 30).

Around 1.35am a 32-year-old man was assaulted close to the Ugly Duckling on Bacup Road.


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