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Concern growing for missing teenager

Concern growing for missing teenager

January 02, 2021

James, 19, left his home address in Carnforth at about 10pm on December 31st

Covid 19 - a message from the Deputy Chief Constable

Covid 19 - a message from the Deputy Chief Constable

January 11, 2021

Lancashire Constabulary’s Deputy Chief Constable has today reminded people that the lockdown rules are in place to save lives and stop the NHS being overwhelmed.

Detectives investigating the murder of a teenager in Preston have made a further arrest

Detectives investigating the murder of a teenager in Preston have made a further arrest

January 12, 2021

Enquiries into the death of 16-year-old Sarmad Al-Saidi are continuing

Investigation into drugs death

Investigation into drugs death

January 15, 2021

Officers have today warned other drug users to be aware in case there is a strong or bad batch of drugs in circulation.

Man admits to assault following death of his brother in Lancaster

Man admits to assault following death of his brother in Lancaster

January 18, 2021

A man has admitted to assault following the death of his brother in Lancaster in September. Kieran Cuffe will be sentenced for the assault on Seamus Cuffe next month.

Man charged with murder of children

Man charged with murder of children

January 19, 2021

29-year-old Jordan Monaghan has also been charged with the murder of his girlfriend.

New Lancashire police chief confirmed as he outlines vision for policing

New Lancashire police chief confirmed as he outlines vision for policing

January 20, 2021

The Police and Crime Commissioner's preferred candidate as the next chief constable of Lancashire Constabulary, has been backed by the county's Police and Crime Panel.

Chris Rowley will replace current Chief Constable Andy Rhodes in the spring.

Warning: Telephone fraudsters target Lancashire's elderly residents

Warning: Telephone fraudsters target Lancashire's elderly residents

January 21, 2021

Officers investigating a series of courier frauds in the county have released a recording of an offender on the telephone to an elderly victim from Preston to highlight the tactics used by fraudsters.

Three men jailed after the murder of Robert Beattie while the search continues for two further suspects

Three men jailed after the murder of Robert Beattie while the search continues for two further suspects

January 22, 2021

Three members of a gang who doused a man in petrol and set him ablaze have been jailed for a total of almost 60 years for his murder. And today the officers investigating the murder of Robert Beattie have pledged to continue the search for two men that are still wanted in connection with the incident.

Intensive approach to tackling drugs being trialled in Blackpool

Intensive approach to tackling drugs being trialled in Blackpool

January 25, 2021

Standing for Addiction, Diversion, Disruption, Enforcement and Recovery, Project ADDER sees the police, council and health services working in partnership to address the root causes of drugs misuse and break down supply chains.

Sex offender found sleeping rough in Blackburn park jailed over horrific child abuse images

Sex offender found sleeping rough in Blackburn park jailed over horrific child abuse images

January 28, 2021

A sex offender who was found sleeping rough in a Blackburn park following three days on the run has been jailed after being convicted of possessing hundreds of horrific child abuse images. Sheldon Bateson was sentenced to 49 months.

Taxi driver assaulted and robbed

Taxi driver assaulted and robbed

January 28, 2021

Enquiries are ongoing and police are appealing for witnesses.

Child seriously injured in collision

Child seriously injured in collision

January 29, 2021

A 33-year-old man from Blackburn has been arrested

UPDATE: Do you know this man wanted in connection with a rape investigation?

UPDATE: Do you know this man wanted in connection with a rape investigation?

February 05, 2021

Following our earlier appeal, wanted man Lewis Radcliffe was arrested today and is currently in custody. Thanks to everyone who shared our appeals to find him.

Tributes to pedestrian who died following collision in Burnley

Tributes to pedestrian who died following collision in Burnley

February 05, 2021

Janet Collinge, was taken to Royal Preston Hospital to be treated for her injuries, following the collision in December. She sadly died this week at home in Burnley.

Appeal for information after arson attack at Skelmersdale haulage firm

Appeal for information after arson attack at Skelmersdale haulage firm

February 05, 2021

We are investigating after a report of a fire at Messenger Express, on West Pimbo Industrial Estate, where three heavy goods vehicles suffered substantial damage when they were set alight by two offenders, captured on CCTV.

Tribute to man who died in Bolton le Sands

Tribute to man who died in Bolton le Sands

February 09, 2021

Liam Peck, 23, was killed while carrying out building work at an address on Church Brow

Man convicted of online abuse of doctor

Man convicted of online abuse of doctor

February 11, 2021

Everyone in our county should be allowed to live their lives free from harassment and the fear of hate crime.

Targeted Crime Team - tackling drug dealing in our communities

Targeted Crime Team - tackling drug dealing in our communities

February 11, 2021

With covert operations, early morning raids and specialist canine support, the TCT unit investigate organised crime groups connected to the supply of class A drugs.

Detectives investigating murder of Preston teenager make further arrest

Detectives investigating murder of Preston teenager make further arrest

February 12, 2021

They have now been released under investigation.

Detectives investigating the murder of a mother and daughter have charged a woman

Detectives investigating the murder of a mother and daughter have charged a woman

February 12, 2021

She is due to appear before Blackburn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 4th March 2021

Appeal after break in and indecent exposure - with CCTV

Appeal after break in and indecent exposure - with CCTV

February 22, 2021

We have released an image of a man we want to trace and speak to

UPDATE: Detectives investigating break in and indecent exposure have made an arrest

UPDATE: Detectives investigating break in and indecent exposure have made an arrest

February 25, 2021

Detectives investigating an indecent exposure offence in Burscough have charged a man.

Man admits knifepoint robbery bid

Man admits knifepoint robbery bid

March 01, 2021

Clifford Sculpher went into the Wine Cellar on Parkinson Street on January 3rd but fled empty handed after the shopkeeper fought him off.

Man jailed for attempted murder

Man jailed for attempted murder

March 01, 2021

Alex Lapinski launched an unprovoked attack on his victim

Rural task force teams launched across Lancashire

Rural task force teams launched across Lancashire

March 02, 2021

New rural task force teams have been set up across Lancashire to target the issues that matter most to rural communities including machinery theft, rural, wildlife and heritage crime.

Man bailed in Blackpool hospital inquiry

Man bailed in Blackpool hospital inquiry

March 05, 2021

He has been suspended by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Appeal to trace man in CCTV

Appeal to trace man in CCTV

March 05, 2021

Police were called at shortly after 12.20pm today to the Tesco store, Hill Street,

Investigation after youth dies at Euxton

Investigation after youth dies at Euxton

March 07, 2021

Two other teenagers were not seriously hurt.

Pair jailed for burgling Brierfield house while elderly woman lay dying upstairs

Pair jailed for burgling Brierfield house while elderly woman lay dying upstairs

March 08, 2021

While the male victim went upstairs to sit with his wife, who sadly died later that day, Kelly Cassidy and Steven Morris pretended to call for an ambulance but instead they callously stole a purse and a mobile phone from within the property.

Tribute to teenager killed at Euxton

Tribute to teenager killed at Euxton

March 08, 2021

Luke Bennett, 17, was killed after a metal pole he was holding came into contact with power lines

£710,500 police surge funding secured to tackle serious violence in Lancashire

£710,500 police surge funding secured to tackle serious violence in Lancashire

March 09, 2021

£710,500 has been secured by Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner to tackle serious violence, murder, and knife crime over the next year.

Prolific paedophile jailed

Prolific paedophile jailed

March 09, 2021

Stephen Carr was found guilty following a trial at Preston Crown Court

Man charged with murder

Man charged with murder

March 09, 2021

Tiernan Darnton, 20, is accused of killing Mary Gregory in a fire at her home on Levens Drive

Man arrested after breach of Covid regulations at Preston gym

Man arrested after breach of Covid regulations at Preston gym

March 11, 2021

We were called to Reps Gym in Ribbleton to reports that people were inside the premises despite a closure order having been issued by the courts last month.

Eight arrested after a man and woman were injured in Darwen during a disturbance

Eight arrested after a man and woman were injured in Darwen during a disturbance

March 11, 2021

We are investigating after a woman and a man were injured following reports of disturbances in Darwen in the early hours of this morning. Seven men and a woman were arrested at the scene.

Men jailed for aggravated burglary

Men jailed for aggravated burglary

March 12, 2021

They have been jailed for more than 7 years

Lancashire Talking reaches 30,000 responses

Lancashire Talking reaches 30,000 responses

March 12, 2021

Lancashire Talking asks the county’s residents, via a few simple questions, what it’s like to live in their area.

Police and Crime Commissioner backs #noexcuseforabuse radio campaign

Police and Crime Commissioner backs #noexcuseforabuse radio campaign

March 16, 2021

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw is backing radio adverts raising awareness of domestic abuse.

Airing from the 8th March on Rock FM and Greatest Hits Radio to coincide with No More Week 2021, a week dedicated to saying no more to domestic abuse and sexual violence in the UK, the adverts are part of the county’s domestic abuse campaign #noexcuseforabuse.

Three arrested in connection with fatal collision

Three arrested in connection with fatal collision

March 18, 2021

Lewis Taylor 22, of Burnley sadly died following a collision on December 23rd last year.

Have you seen wanted man David Dunn, from Preston?

Have you seen wanted man David Dunn, from Preston?

March 19, 2021

The 45-year-old, formerly of Centenary Mill Court, Preston, is wanted by police for breaching a restraining order and a community order and for failing to appear at court in January.

Investigation underway after stabbing in Chorley

Investigation underway after stabbing in Chorley

March 22, 2021

An investigation is underway

Two summonsed to court in connection with woman's death

Two summonsed to court in connection with woman's death

March 23, 2021

A Home Office post mortem examination gave a cause of death as severe emaciation and neglect with extensive scabies skin infection

27 arrested in county lines operation

27 arrested in county lines operation

March 23, 2021

The activity was part of ongoing Project Medusa, an operation led by Merseyside Police and set up to tackle County Lines drug dealing and child criminal exploitation.

Appeal after pedestrian hit by car in Preston

Appeal after pedestrian hit by car in Preston

March 25, 2021

We are appealing for information after a man was left with life-threatening injuries following a collision with a car in Mariners Way, Preston at 6.02pm yesterday (March 24).

Man charged after stabbing

Man charged after stabbing

March 25, 2021

Malik Hussain, 19, of Station Road, Bamber Bridge, is charged with attempted murder.

Have you seen missing Shelby?

Have you seen missing Shelby?

March 25, 2021

We’re appealing for help in finding Shelby Wilson, 13 who was last seen yesterday afternoon around 3.30pm walking along Westminster Road, Morecambe.

The High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Young Citizen Award 2021 winners

The High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Young Citizen Award 2021 winners

March 26, 2021

A 14-year-old from Rufford has been named as the High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Young Citizen of the Year 2021 during a special virtual award ceremony, attended remotely by more than 150 people earlier his week.

UPDATE: wanted pair arrested in connection with drug conspiracy offences

UPDATE: wanted pair arrested in connection with drug conspiracy offences

March 30, 2021

Last week we issued an appeal to trace Jordan Kelly, from Blackpool and Carly Kirby, from Freckleton wanted on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs. They have now both been arrested.

Appeal after man dies in collision

Appeal after man dies in collision

April 02, 2021

His next of kin have been identified and spoken to.

Can you help find missing Sophie?

Can you help find missing Sophie?

April 03, 2021

If you have seen Sophie or Steven or have any information about their whereabouts please contact us

Firearms discharge in Preston

Firearms discharge in Preston

April 04, 2021

Fortunately noone was injured

UPDATE Preston firearms discharge - two arrested

UPDATE Preston firearms discharge - two arrested

April 05, 2021

We are continuing to appeal for information following a firearms discharge in Preston at the weekend.

Two men - aged 28 and 22 and from Preston – have since been arrested and both have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Men charged after stabbing in Blackburn

Men charged after stabbing in Blackburn

April 07, 2021

Detectives are continuing to appeal for anyone with information

Man jailed for child sex offences

Man jailed for child sex offences

April 09, 2021

We will continue to target those who seek to abuse children and to put them before the courts.

Serious assault - two arrested

Serious assault - two arrested

April 12, 2021

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 0290 of April 4.

Child injured in collision - appeal

Child injured in collision - appeal

April 12, 2021

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0256 of April 12th.

Witness appeal after a van hit a pedestrian in Preston

Witness appeal after a van hit a pedestrian in Preston

April 21, 2021

We were called to Fishergate Hill, Preston, at 12.36pm yesterday (April 20) following reports a woman in her 50s had been struck by a reversing Renault Master high top van. Officers are now appealing for anyone with information, dashcam, CCTV or mobile phone footage to get in touch.

Lancashire Police take part in national knife crime initiative

Lancashire Police take part in national knife crime initiative

April 26, 2021

Running from 26th April until 2nd May, Operation Sceptre takes place nationally twice a year and supports the work that Lancashire Police does to ensure people across the county feel safe from knife crime.

UPDATE: Can you help us find missing Matthew?

UPDATE: Can you help us find missing Matthew?

April 27, 2021

Matthew has now been located safe and well.

Appeal after body found at scene of fire

Appeal after body found at scene of fire

April 29, 2021

Enquiries are now underway to identify the deceased

Appeal for witnesses after a pedestrian was hit by a car in Blackpool

Appeal for witnesses after a pedestrian was hit by a car in Blackpool

April 29, 2021

We are appealing for witnesses or anybody with dashcam footage to get in touch following a fail-to-stop collision in Blackpool yesterday afternoon when a man was struck by a car as he crossed the road.

Appeal to find missing woman

Appeal to find missing woman

April 30, 2021

Anyone with information should call 999

Man convicted of murder

Man convicted of murder

May 05, 2021

Andrew Claydon, of Lytham Road, Blackpool, admitted manslaughter but denied the murder charge but was convicted after a trial

Operation launched to intercept organised crime in Lancashire

Operation launched to intercept organised crime in Lancashire

May 06, 2021

Residents in Burnley and Pendle were the first to feel the benefit of a new Lancashire Police operation which has been launched to clamp down on organised crime across the county. The day of action was the first to be held as part of Operation Guardian with more planned across the county over the coming months, aimed at disrupting organised criminal activity and stopping those who use Lancashire’s road network to commit offences.

Warning to owners of missing dogs about text message blackmail scam

Warning to owners of missing dogs about text message blackmail scam

May 06, 2021

Dog owners who have posted their contact details online when their pet has gone missing have been contacted by scammers on an unknown number. They have said that the victim has a limited amount of time - usually a day - to transfer bitcoin or the scammers will kill their pet.

Man jailed for 10 years for rape

Man jailed for 10 years for rape

May 06, 2021

Connor Fearon lured the vulnerable woman to a deserted bridleway in the early hours of the morning of December 19th

Appeal after man suffers injury in Blackpool

Appeal after man suffers injury in Blackpool

May 10, 2021

An investigation into the circumstances around the injury is ongoing

Family pay tribute to James Dean after body found

Family pay tribute to James Dean after body found

May 10, 2021

The body has now been formally identified. Our thoughts are with James’ family and friends at this time.

Two charged after fight

Two charged after fight

May 11, 2021

Both will be appearing at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

300 knives taken off Lancashire’s streets during police anti-knife crime week

300 knives taken off Lancashire’s streets during police anti-knife crime week

May 12, 2021

Lancashire Constabulary joined other police forces on the Operation Sceptre national week against knife crime running from April 26th to May 2nd.

Pensioner found guilty of murdering his neighbour

Pensioner found guilty of murdering his neighbour

May 13, 2021

Pensioner Alan Fare, 73, of Victory Close, Nelson has been found guilty of the murder of his neighbour Mandy Houghton, 58, also from Nelson.

Two jailed after investigation into exploitation of young women

Two jailed after investigation into exploitation of young women

May 14, 2021

Operation Command was launched in 2019 following reports of sexual assaults on a number of girls.

Five charged with drug offences

Five charged with drug offences

May 14, 2021

All appeared before Blackpool Magistrates’ Court today (May 14th) and were remanded

Tribute to boy who died in suspected gas explosion

Tribute to boy who died in suspected gas explosion

May 16, 2021

Very sadly George Arthur Hinds, aged two years and 10 months, died as a result of the incident. Our thoughts are with his loved ones at this distressing time.

Enquiries underway into cause of Heysham explosion

Enquiries underway into cause of Heysham explosion

May 17, 2021

Enquiries into the cause of the explosion are now underway and are likely to take some time.

Witness appeal after two pedestrians hit by car in Leyland

Witness appeal after two pedestrians hit by car in Leyland

May 20, 2021

We are appealing for witnesses following a collision between a car and two pedestrians at around 3pm on Tuesday, May 18th at the junction of King Street and Towngate, when a BMW 2 Series collided with a man and woman, both aged in their 50s.

UPDATE: Wanted man Steven Pinington arrested

UPDATE: Wanted man Steven Pinington arrested

May 21, 2021

Further to our earlier appeals, wanted man Steven Pinnington, who has links to Blackpool, has been arrested in Scotland.

Man jailed for life for murder

Man jailed for life for murder

May 21, 2021

Andrew Claydon, 45, was found guilty of the murder of Matthew Pearson following a trial earlier this month.

Man charged after Burnley stabbings

Man charged after Burnley stabbings

May 28, 2021

Munawar Hussain, 57, of Lancashire, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder

Man jailed for trafficking

Man jailed for trafficking

June 08, 2021

Florica Calin arranged and paid for the woman to come to the country on a promise of work in a factory

Witness and dashcam appeal after serious road traffic collision in Blackpool

Witness and dashcam appeal after serious road traffic collision in Blackpool

June 10, 2021

We were called to Whitegate Drive at 10.10am on June 10 following reports of a collision between a Renault Captur and a Honda CBF 125CC motorcycle, close to the health centre.

 Euro 2020: Let’s summer safely

Euro 2020: Let’s summer safely

June 11, 2021

As the UEFA European Football Championships start today Friday (11th June) Lancashire Constabulary are reminding supporters to celebrate safely and responsibly.

Appeal after man injured in fight

Appeal after man injured in fight

June 17, 2021

Detectives are appealing for anyone with information or footage of the incident to come forward.

Appeal after schoolgirl grabbed

Appeal after schoolgirl grabbed

June 25, 2021

The 14-year-old was on her way to school at about 8.30am today

Man charged after collision

Man charged after collision

June 28, 2021

He is due to appear before Blackburn Magistrates’ Court this morning (Monday, June 28th)

Knife Angel coming to Lancashire

Knife Angel coming to Lancashire

June 29, 2021

The Knife Angel, a huge statue made from 100,000 seized knives, will be on display in Lancashire throughout November 2021.

Appeal after man stabbed

Appeal after man stabbed

June 30, 2021

The victim, a man in his 40s. was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital

Serious collision in Burnley

Serious collision in Burnley

July 04, 2021

The road was closed for four hours

Appeal after man and woman seriously injured

Appeal after man and woman seriously injured

July 05, 2021

A man in his 50s was arrested at an address on Heights Road in Nelson a short time later. He remains in custody

Woman dies after Nelson disturbance

Woman dies after Nelson disturbance

July 05, 2021

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after the death of a woman attacked in Nelson.

Operation Hunter: Targeting Lancashire’s most wanted offenders

Operation Hunter: Targeting Lancashire’s most wanted offenders

July 06, 2021

Lancashire Police are targeting some of the county’s most wanted offenders as part of an operation dedicated to finding those trying to evade capture.

Family pay tribute to woman who died after attack in Nelson

Family pay tribute to woman who died after attack in Nelson

July 06, 2021

A 58 year old man remains in custody

Man charged with murder

Man charged with murder

July 07, 2021

He is due to appear before magistrates in Blackburn tomorrow (Thursday, July 8th)

Appeal after man dies following collision

Appeal after man dies following collision

July 09, 2021

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 0803 of July 8th.

Appeal after man shot in Preston

Appeal after man shot in Preston

July 12, 2021

Thankfully his injuries aren't life threatening. A man has been arrested

Dawn arrests following shooting and murder

Dawn arrests following shooting and murder

July 13, 2021

Officers swooped on the addresses in a series of co-ordinated and simultaneous strikes earlier today.

Appeal after Blackpool stabbing

Appeal after Blackpool stabbing

July 13, 2021

The victim’s injuries are thankfully not life threatening

Ban on knives, firearms and offensive weapons comes into force today

Ban on knives, firearms and offensive weapons comes into force today

July 14, 2021

Changes to legislation mean that from 14th July all weapons banned in public by the Criminal Justice Act 1988, including zombie knives, shuriken or death stars and knuckledusters, will now also be banned in private.

Seven charged after Burnley shooting

Seven charged after Burnley shooting

July 15, 2021

All those charged were due to appear before Blackburn Magistrates’ Court today

Appeal after Blackburn collision

Appeal after Blackburn collision

July 15, 2021

No other vehicles are thought to have been involved.

UPDATE: Wanted Blackpool man arrested after he failed to appear at court

UPDATE: Wanted Blackpool man arrested after he failed to appear at court

July 16, 2021

Jordan McManus, 23, of Caunce Street has been arrested as part of Operation Hunter which targets some of the county’s most wanted offenders.

Lifting of restrictions Q&A

Lifting of restrictions Q&A

July 19, 2021

We have answered some questions you may have with the lifting of lockdown restrictions today.

Appeal after arson attack at house in Skelmersdale

Appeal after arson attack at house in Skelmersdale

July 19, 2021

At around 1am on July 10, we were called following reports a petrol bomb had been thrown through the window of an address in Crossfield Road. Thankfully none of the occupants were injured, although there was some smoke damage caused to the property.

Officers armed with new roadside check technology

Officers armed with new roadside check technology

July 21, 2021

The technology can be used by officers when stopping drivers who are suspected of committing offences under the Road Traffic Act and will remove any doubt that a driver is who they say they are. Photographs at the Roadside ([email protected]) has been developed by the DVLA and the Home Office and piloted including Lancashire, ahead of its country-wide roll out over the summer.

Operation Hunter: Result for South Lancashire's most wanted

Operation Hunter: Result for South Lancashire's most wanted

July 21, 2021

Four of the most wanted individuals in South Lancashire have now been arrested as part of Operation Hunter, including long term wanted man Adam Bhamji from Farrington Moss who has been returned to prison to serve the remainder of his sentence.

Man jailed after home intrusion and exposure

Man jailed after home intrusion and exposure

July 22, 2021

He was arrested following a police appeal

Man dies after drowning in the sea at St Anne's

Man dies after drowning in the sea at St Anne's

July 23, 2021

Emergency services were called at around 7.20pm today after reports that a person had got into difficulty in the sea close to the pier at St Anne's.

Man charged after pedestrians hit by car on Blackpool promenade

Man charged after pedestrians hit by car on Blackpool promenade

July 25, 2021

Adam Clarke, 30 of Arnfield Road, Stockport has been charged with attempted murder, common assault, and dangerous driving. He is due to appear at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court in the morning.

Operation Hunter: Result for West Lancashire's most wanted

Operation Hunter: Result for West Lancashire's most wanted

August 03, 2021

Wanted man James Geddes has been arrested this morning in connection with an assault and kidnap in Fleetwood. That's three down, two to go, of the most wanted offenders in West Lancashire.

Seven people found guilty of the murder of Aya Hachem

Seven people found guilty of the murder of Aya Hachem

August 03, 2021

Seven men have been found guilty of murdering 19 year old Aya Hachem in Blackburn, in May last year. One woman has also been found guilty of manslaughter.

Gang Jailed After Stealing Luxury Cars In Organised Crime Spree

Gang Jailed After Stealing Luxury Cars In Organised Crime Spree

August 04, 2021

Three men have been jailed for a total of 25 years for their roles in plotting burglaries across the North West including multiple addresses throughout Lancashire stealing cars, cash and jewellery worth a total of more than half a million pounds.

Seven men jailed for more than 200 years for the murder of Aya Hachem

Seven men jailed for more than 200 years for the murder of Aya Hachem

August 05, 2021

A gunman, driver and business owner, who were part of a group who planned and executed a shooting which killed Aya Hachem, 19, from Blackburn are amongst seven people who have been jailed for more than 200 years today (Thursday, August 5th) for their involvement in her murder.

Operation Hunter: Officers execute more than 200 warrants in July

Operation Hunter: Officers execute more than 200 warrants in July

August 06, 2021

Over the past month we have executed 239 warrants on the streets of Lancashire. It’s all part of Operation Hunter, which launched at the beginning of July, targeting the county's most wanted individuals who try to evade capture.

‘Mia’s Story’ picture book launched to support children with a parent in prison

‘Mia’s Story’ picture book launched to support children with a parent in prison

August 09, 2021

Mia’s Story, a children’s picture book which aims to help youngsters to cope when a parent goes to prison, launches today with Lancashire Violence Reduction Network.

Family pay tribute to woman who sadly died following collision close to Lancaster

Family pay tribute to woman who sadly died following collision close to Lancaster

August 10, 2021

The family of Pauline Edwards from Heysham are also appealing for any witnesses to come forward after her death following a serious collision on the Bay Gate Way around 1pm on Wednesday, August 4.

Do you know these individuals who are wanted from East Lancashire?

Do you know these individuals who are wanted from East Lancashire?

August 11, 2021

Do you know these individuals who are wanted from East Lancashire as part of Operation Hunter targeting the county's most wanted individuals.

Witness appeal after couple sadly die in M6 crash

Witness appeal after couple sadly die in M6 crash

August 13, 2021

We are appealing for witnesses and dash cam footage after a couple sadly died in a collision on the M6 motorway yesterday (August 12).

Man dies after Morecambe collision

Man dies after Morecambe collision

August 16, 2021

We are appealing for information after a man died following a collision in Morecambe.

Police were called around 2.10am yesterday (Sunday, August 15) to a report of an incident involving a car and a pedestrian in Westgate.

Arrests made after firearms discharge

Arrests made after firearms discharge

August 18, 2021

Police were called around 12.35am on Tuesday to a report a gunshot had been heard in Wansbeck Avenue.

Appeal after serious collision

Appeal after serious collision

August 18, 2021

The crash happened at 4.35am today

Man sentenced to 15 years for sexual assault on teenager

Man sentenced to 15 years for sexual assault on teenager

August 18, 2021

McCarren was arrested at his home a short time later after members of the community came forward and identified him following a media appeal

Appeal after indecent exposure

Appeal after indecent exposure

August 19, 2021

The incident happened in the early hours of Tuesday morning. We are doing all we can to identify and arrest the offender

Motorcyclist injured after collision

Motorcyclist injured after collision

August 23, 2021

We are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was injured following a motorway collision.

Police were called around 8.50am yesterday (Sunday, August 22) after a man riding a chopper motorbike northbound on the M61, close to Junction 9, lost control and fell onto the carriageway.

CCTV: Can you help us identify these men following a serious assault in Lancaster?

CCTV: Can you help us identify these men following a serious assault in Lancaster?

August 23, 2021

The incident occurred at around 1am on August 5th on Brock Street in the city centre, close to the Horse and Farrier pub. The victim - a man aged in his 20s - was punched to the face, leaving him with fractures to his jaw which required surgery.

UPDATE: Family pay tribute to Lewis

UPDATE: Family pay tribute to Lewis

August 24, 2021

The family of a man who died following a collision in New Longton have paid tribute to 'caring, thoughtful and beautiful boy'.

Lewis Turner, 20, sadly died after a collision on Saturday (August 21).

New partnership to support victims and survivors of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

New partnership to support victims and survivors of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

August 24, 2021

Lancashire Police and the Pan-Lancashire Anti-Slavery Partnership (PLASP) are working with the Medaille Trust on a new project which seeks to support victims of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.

Man jailed for tying up security guard and burgling Chorley business hub

Man jailed for tying up security guard and burgling Chorley business hub

August 25, 2021

Marvin Grant, 44, of Kingsway South, Warrington, posed as a delivery driver to gain access to the Strawberry Fields Digital Hub off Euxton Lane, Chorley, at around 10.30pm on January 3rd this year.

Ninth person  arrested as part of a targeted operation tackling County Lines drug-dealing in Burnley

Ninth person arrested as part of a targeted operation tackling County Lines drug-dealing in Burnley

August 27, 2021

A ninth person has been arrested as part of a targeted operation tackling County Lines drug-dealing in Burnley. The 26-year-old man was arrested at a property in Burnley yesterday (August 26).

Two charged with trafficking

Two charged with trafficking

August 27, 2021

Lancashire Constabulary is committed to investigating human trafficking and modern slavery

Detectives investigating death of pensioner in Accrington arrest two men on suspicion of murder

Detectives investigating death of pensioner in Accrington arrest two men on suspicion of murder

August 29, 2021

We were called just before 2pm on August 28 to St James Street in the town following reports of a concern for welfare. Emergency services have attended and found a 79-year-old man with serious head injuries. He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. Following a number of enquiries, two men - aged 54 and 58 and both from Accrington - have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Teen left with broken ankle following fail-to-stop collision in Blackpool

Teen left with broken ankle following fail-to-stop collision in Blackpool

August 31, 2021

The incident occurred at around 10.30pm on August 21st on Queen’s Promenade, close to the junction of Red Bank Road. A black vehicle, possibly a Mercedes, was travelling in the direction of Cleveleys when it collided with a 16-year-old girl as she was crossing the road.

UPDATE: Man arrested after child found safe and well

UPDATE: Man arrested after child found safe and well

September 01, 2021

Further to our earlier appeal we can confirm a man wanted by police after flying with a woman and child to Spain has been arrested.

Lee Rogers, 39, was wanted by officers after boarding a flight with a woman and Gracie-May Rogers on August 25.

UPDATE: Wanted Patrick Ronan, 24, from West Midlands

UPDATE: Wanted Patrick Ronan, 24, from West Midlands

September 01, 2021

Ronan has now been located.

Accrington murder - latest update

Accrington murder - latest update

September 01, 2021

Mr Howard’s family are aware of the development and are being supported by officers.

Can you help? We are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Skelmersdale

Can you help? We are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Skelmersdale

September 02, 2021

A man has died following a collision with a HGV in Skelmersdale this morning (Thursday, September 2nd).

Man charged with child abduction

Man charged with child abduction

September 02, 2021

We would like to again thank everybody who shared our appeal and played a key role in helping with our investigation.

Man charged with murder of pensioner

Man charged with murder of pensioner

September 02, 2021

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service John Swannack, 58, of St Leger Court, Accrington, was charged last night with murder

UPDATE: Woman sadly dies following M65 collision

UPDATE: Woman sadly dies following M65 collision

September 03, 2021

We were called at around 12.05pm on Thursday (September 2nd) to a report of a collision involving a Nissan Note and a Fiat 500. The driver of the Nissan was taken to hospital with serious injuries but sadly died on Saturday evening.

Fans sentenced for disorder

Fans sentenced for disorder

September 03, 2021

PC Dan Fish, of Lancashire Police, said: “The actions of these men were violent, aggressive and extremely reckless.

APPEAL: Motorcyclist dies following collision in Slaidburn

APPEAL: Motorcyclist dies following collision in Slaidburn

September 04, 2021

The incident occurred at around 12.30pm yesterday (Friday, September 4th) on Catlow Road, when two men on motorbikes – a Honda CBF 1000-7 and a Yamaha YSF R1 – were travelling together. A collision occurred involving the man on the Honda bike and an agricultural tractor.

CCTV image released after man robbed at Preston hotel

CCTV image released after man robbed at Preston hotel

September 06, 2021

Do you recognise the person in this image? We want to speak to him after a man was attacked during a robbery in a Preston hotel room in June.

Appeal for help locating motorist who helped stop machete attack on man in Preston

Appeal for help locating motorist who helped stop machete attack on man in Preston

September 07, 2021

The incident occurred at around 4.30pm on July 15th on Holme Slack Lane when the victim – a man aged in his 30s - was approached by a group of four or five men. They assaulted him, including with a machete, and left him with a slash wound to his head which required hospital treatment.

Appeal after sexual assault

Appeal after sexual assault

September 08, 2021

The incident happened at about 5.30pm yesterday (Tuesday, September 7th)

CCTV appeal after man attacked outside Blackpool nightclub

CCTV appeal after man attacked outside Blackpool nightclub

September 08, 2021

It happened at around 4:20am on Saturday 24th July outside Flamingos on Queen Street.

Arrest made in sexual assault investigation

Arrest made in sexual assault investigation

September 08, 2021

Following a number of enquiries throughout the day detectives have this evening arrested a boy on suspicion of sex offences. He is currently in custody.

Witness appeal after man in his 90s hit by a car in Blackpool

Witness appeal after man in his 90s hit by a car in Blackpool

September 09, 2021

We are appealing for information following a fail-to-stop collision in Blackpool which injured a pedestrian in his 90s. The incident occurred at around 7.10pm yesterday September 8th on Warbreck Drive, Blackpool, close to the junction with Red Bank Road.

Family pay tribute to grandfather who died following assault

Family pay tribute to grandfather who died following assault

September 12, 2021

The family of Frank Fishwick, 86 who died following an assault outside his home in Preston, have paid tribute to an "adored father and grandfather."

Appeal after Haslingden cash in transit robbery

Appeal after Haslingden cash in transit robbery

September 13, 2021

We are appealing for information and witnesses following a cash in transit robbery in Haslingden today (Monday, September 13).

Police were called around 8.05am following a report of a robbery at Haslingden News in Manchester Road.

UPDATE:  Man charged following report of sexual assault in Lancaster

UPDATE: Man charged following report of sexual assault in Lancaster

September 14, 2021

He has been remanded to appear before magistrates in Preston this morning.

UPDATE: Preston teenager arrested on suspicion of murder after death of elderly man

UPDATE: Preston teenager arrested on suspicion of murder after death of elderly man

September 14, 2021

A teenager has been charged in relation to the death of an elderly man in Preston.

We were called at around 3pm on Friday (September 10th) to The Paddock, Fulwood, to reports of an assault.

Evo-Fit appeal after Blackpool sex assault

Evo-Fit appeal after Blackpool sex assault

September 14, 2021

Detectives investigating the sexual assault of a woman in Blackpool have released an Evo-fit image of a man they want to identify as part of their investigation.

Police were called around 1am on Sunday, June 27, after a woman in her 20s reported being assaulted by a man close to the Queens Promenade area.

Appeal following serious collision in Darwen

Appeal following serious collision in Darwen

September 15, 2021

Officers were called to the A666 Blackburn Road at 1.16am following reports a Toyota Corolla travelling northbound had come off the carriageway on the approach to Stones Bank Road. The driver, a man in his 20s from Brierfield, suffered serious injuries to his head, chest and hip. He is currently in hospital, although his condition is not described as life-threatening.

Appeal after couple assaulted on night out in Preston

Appeal after couple assaulted on night out in Preston

September 15, 2021

We are appealing for information following a serious assault on a man and woman which took at around 12.30am on Sunday September 12th at Hartleys wine bar on Mount Street.

APPEAL: Woman left with potentially life-changing injuries following a collision in Lancaster

APPEAL: Woman left with potentially life-changing injuries following a collision in Lancaster

September 16, 2021

Officers were called to Northgate at 9.55pm on September 9 following a collision involving a Mercedes C220 and a Vauxhall Astra, which happened close to the Bay Gateway. The passenger of the Mercedes, a woman in her 20s from Morecambe, suffered multiple serious injuries. She remains in hospital at this time.

Morecambe man jailed for child sex offences

Morecambe man jailed for child sex offences

September 16, 2021

A man from Morecambe has been jailed for nine years for child sex offences. Lee McNae, 36, groomed his vulnerable teenage victim and subjected her to sexual abuse on numerous occasions during 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Man jailed after taxi driver is assaulted and robbed in Rossendale

Man jailed after taxi driver is assaulted and robbed in Rossendale

September 17, 2021

At around 11.30pm on March 2018, the victim – a man in his 40s – arrived to collect a fare in Lloyd Street. After parking up, he was attacked by four people, including 23-year-old defendant Nathan Scott, who kicked and punched him to the face and body. One of the offenders then brandished a large knife.

New regional forensic science service to be launched

New regional forensic science service to be launched

September 17, 2021

Lancashire Constabulary and the Police and Crime Commissioner have signed a collaboration agreement with four other North West Police forces to provide a new regional forensic science service to help in the fight against crime.

UPDATE: Family issue tribute to Izaak after fatal collision in Grimsargh

UPDATE: Family issue tribute to Izaak after fatal collision in Grimsargh

September 20, 2021

The family of a man who died following a serious road traffic collision in Grimsargh have today (Monday, September 20) paid tribute to him.

Police were called around 9.10pm on Monday, September 13, following a report of an accident in Preston Road.

Appeal following collision between car and cyclist in Blackpool

Appeal following collision between car and cyclist in Blackpool

September 20, 2021

The incident occurred at around 8.25pm on September 3rd at the junction of Devonshire Road and Talbot Road. A cyclist – a 19-year-old man – was travelling along Devonshire Road when a Peugeot 407, travelling in the opposite direction, turned right into Talbot Road and the two collided.

The driver of the Peugeot initially stopped at the scene but handed over false details and then made off.

Appeal for information following assault in Preston

Appeal for information following assault in Preston

September 21, 2021

Do you recognise these men? We want to speak to them after a man was assaulted with a metal bar in Preston.

Appeal to find wanted sex offender

Appeal to find wanted sex offender

September 22, 2021

We are appealing for information to find a sex offender wanted on recall to prison.

Kevin Anthony Wyatt, also known as David Edge, 37, left approved premises in Accrington earlier this month and failed to return.


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