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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.

Lancashire Constabulary opens new £1.8million force control room

Lancashire Constabulary opens new £1.8million force control room

March 30, 2021

The new £1.8million force control room (FCR) at Lancashire Constabulary’s Hutton Headquarters has officially been opened today (Monday, May 24).

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.

UPDATE: Three teenagers missing from  Withnell area of Chorley found safe

UPDATE: Three teenagers missing from Withnell area of Chorley found safe

April 21, 2021

Thank you to everybody who shared and supported our appeal.

Witness appeal after girl injured in Bacup collision

Witness appeal after girl injured in Bacup collision

April 21, 2021

We are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Bacup which left a girl with serious leg injuries.

Police were called around 8.50pm yesterday (Tuesday, April 20) to the junction of Blackthorn Lane and Gordon Street after a report a Ford Ranger truck had been involved in a collision with a girl riding a kart.

Tribute to Fleetwood man Danny

Tribute to Fleetwood man Danny

April 22, 2021

The family of a murdered Fleetwood man have today (Thursday, April 22) paid tribute to him.

Danny Wise (pictured), 32, sadly died after he was attacked by Rhys Austin, 23, in Fleetwood last year.

Blackburn drug dealer who assaulted police officer is jailed for 42 months

Blackburn drug dealer who assaulted police officer is jailed for 42 months

April 22, 2021

Jordan Gordon, from Blackburn, was convicted of two counts of possessing a Class A drug with intent to supply, two counts of possessing a Class B drug, assaulting an emergency worker and escaping from lawful custody.

Man given life sentence after admitting to Burnley stabbing

Man given life sentence after admitting to Burnley stabbing

April 23, 2021

Dale Fallows, from Burnley, was sentenced to life imprisonment, with a minimum term of eight years and 44 days.

Puppy taken durring  Accrington aggravated burglary found but police continue to appeal for witnesses

Puppy taken durring Accrington aggravated burglary found but police continue to appeal for witnesses

April 24, 2021

Three men have been arrested in connection with the aggravated burglary, while a further four people have been arrested in connection with a later assault. The incidents are being treated as linked.

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.

Man jailed after fatal Kirkham collision

Man jailed after fatal Kirkham collision

April 26, 2021

A motorist who killed a Wesham man in a fatal collision in Kirkham has been jailed.

Jorden Rowbottom, 20, of Manor Road, Denton, Manchester, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court on Friday (April 23).

Body found in search for missing Katie

Body found in search for missing Katie

April 27, 2021

A body found in Merseyside has been confirmed as missing woman Katie Foulds.

Our thoughts are with Katie's family at this sad and difficult time.

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.

UPDATE: Man charged following serious assault in Blackburn

UPDATE: Man charged following serious assault in Blackburn

April 29, 2021

Brendan Duff, 30, of no fixed address was charged with Section 18 Assault with intent to commit GBH and is due to appear before Blackburn magistrates this morning (April 29).

Cyclist seriously ill after Fleetwood collision

Cyclist seriously ill after Fleetwood collision

April 29, 2021

It happened last Thursday (April 23rd) on the Eros Roundabout on Amounderness way / Fleetwood Road.

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

Investigation underway after Fleetwood aggravated burglary

Investigation underway after Fleetwood aggravated burglary

April 30, 2021

Detectives are appealing for information, CCTV and dashcam footage following an aggravated burglary in Fleetwood last night (April 29).

We were called at 9.31pm to reports three masked men had let themselves into a flat in Larkholme Parade ten minutes earlier.

Appeal to trace witness in Preston investigation

Appeal to trace witness in Preston investigation

May 05, 2021

We are continuing to appeal for information to help identify this woman who we want to trace as witness in a rape investigation in Preston.

Police launched an investigation after a woman in her 20s reported she had been raped at an address in the city on April 20.

Six jailed for college disorder

Six jailed for college disorder

May 05, 2021

Six men have been jailed for their part in disorder close to a Leyland college which left a student with arm injuries after a machete attack.

On March 4, 2019, police received information a disturbance was going to take place at Runshaw College on Langdale Road in Leyland.

Witness appeal following robbery at Accrington convenience store

Witness appeal following robbery at Accrington convenience store

May 05, 2021

At 6.34pm officers were contacted to say a hooded man had just threatened staff at the Bargain Booze in Whalley Road with a screwdriver before escaping with a quantity of cash.

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.

Blackpool man jailed for stalking

Blackpool man jailed for stalking

May 06, 2021

A Blackpool man who stalked a woman, entering her home when she was at work, has been jailed.

Stephen Boyne, 55, of St Helens Close, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court on Tuesday (May 4).

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

Officers injured in Blackburn

Officers injured in Blackburn

May 06, 2021

We are appealing for witnesses and video footage after two officers were attacked and injured in Blackburn today (Thursday, May 6).

Couple jailed for their roles in killing of Accrington man Mark Fisher

Couple jailed for their roles in killing of Accrington man Mark Fisher

May 07, 2021

Mark Fisher was stabbed to death after answering the back door of his home address on the afternoon of January 19, 2020. Joseph Hindle has been sentenced to life imprisonment and told he will serve a minimum of 27 years. Louise Henwood was sentenced to 13 years, with an extended licence period of five years.

Man suffers broken leg in Preston attack

Man suffers broken leg in Preston attack

May 08, 2021

We are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked suffering a broken leg in Preston.

Police were called around 11.15pm yesterday (Friday, May 7) to reports of a disturbance between Caroline Street and New Hall Lane.

UPDATE: Search continues for missing James

UPDATE: Search continues for missing James

May 09, 2021

Police searching for a missing man have sadly found a body.

James Dean, 35, went missing from Oswaldtwistle on Wednesday. A body, believed to be Mr Dean, was found today (Sunday, May 9) in the town.

UPDATE: Man charged following  robbery at Accrington convenience store

UPDATE: Man charged following robbery at Accrington convenience store

May 10, 2021

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, Damen Kershaw, 32, of no fixed address, has been charged with robbery. He is due to appear at Blackburn Magistrates Court.

UPDATE: Further CCTV appeal following serious disorder in Burnley

UPDATE: Further CCTV appeal following serious disorder in Burnley

May 10, 2021

A woman we released a CCTV image of, who we wanted to speak to as a potential witness. has now been identified. We are continuing to appeal for help identifying the man, pictured, as part of our enquiries.

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.

Elderly woman dies after collision in Cleveleys

Elderly woman dies after collision in Cleveleys

May 11, 2021

A woman has died following a collision in Cleveleys yesterday (Monday, May 10th).

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.

Man jailed after St Annes hammer attack

Man jailed after St Annes hammer attack

May 12, 2021

A man who carried out a vicious hammer attack in St Annes has been jailed.

Phillip Wrigley, 37, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court on Monday (May 10) after seriously assaulting a man at his flat last year.

Tribute paid to woman who died in fatal Cleveleys collision

Tribute paid to woman who died in fatal Cleveleys collision

May 12, 2021

The family of a Jean Holgate, 89, who was killed in a collision in Cleveleys on Monday, have paid a moving tribute to her.

Tribute to Jordan

Tribute to Jordan

May 12, 2021

The family of Jordan Banks, who sadly died after being struck by lightning in Blackpool, have today paid tribute to him.

Jordan, nine, from Blackpool, was seriously injured on playing fields off School Road around 5.05pm yesterday (Tuesday, May 11).

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.

Common sense and proportionate approach to policing will continue as lockdown measures ease

Common sense and proportionate approach to policing will continue as lockdown measures ease

May 17, 2021

Lancashire Police is reminding residents it will continue to take a common sense and proportionate approach to policing as lockdown measures continue to ease in England. From today (Monday, May 17th), you can socialise indoors in a group of up to six people or two households, including for overnight stays. Up to 30 people can meet outside. Pubs, theatres, and other venues can open indoors. Hotels, hostels and B&Bs can open for people on holiday.

Thieves target Tesco HGV during journey

Thieves target Tesco HGV during journey

May 17, 2021

We are appealing for witnesses after thieves broke into a wagon whilst on its journey to a local supermarket.

Appeal following affray at pub in Chorley

Appeal following affray at pub in Chorley

May 17, 2021

We would like to speak to the two men in these CCTV images in connection with an affray at a pub in Chorley.

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: Man left in serious condition following collision in Preston

Witness appeal: Man left in serious condition following collision in Preston

May 19, 2021

The incident happened at about midday on May 18 close to the junction with Morington Road.

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.

Burglar jailed after breaking into shed and attacking home-owner

Burglar jailed after breaking into shed and attacking home-owner

May 24, 2021

The victim confronted Adrian Snape (pictured) as he tried to burgle his home on Buckshaw Hall Close, Astley Village in November 2019.

As Snape tried to escape he hit the victim on the head and bit his arm through the balaclava he was wearing, leaving a bite mark.

Witness appeal after serious collision

Witness appeal after serious collision

May 24, 2021

We are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered serious head injuries following a collision in Clayton-le-Dale.

The incident occurred at around 2pm on Saturday (May 22nd) on Longsight Road (A59) outside Tiggis restaurant, between a Suzuki motorcycle and a Toyota Prius.

Investigation continuing after Heysham gas explosion

Investigation continuing after Heysham gas explosion

May 24, 2021

Police investigating a gas explosion at a house in Heysham in which a toddler died have identified the source of the blast.

Emergency services were called to the scene on Mallowdale Avenue at about 2.40am on Sunday, May 16th.

Criminal Behaviour Order for animal poacher

Criminal Behaviour Order for animal poacher

May 26, 2021

A Wigan dog owner has been given a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) after being sentenced for offences including animal poaching.

CCTV appeal in Skelmersdale assault investigation

CCTV appeal in Skelmersdale assault investigation

May 27, 2021

Detectives have released CCTV images as part of investigation into the assault of a man on his way into work on Easter Sunday (Sunday 4 April) in Skelmersdale.

Appeal following road rage attack on M55

Appeal following road rage attack on M55

May 27, 2021

Police were called around 6.55pm on Sunday (May 23) to a report a man had been attacked in Fleetwood Road, close to Junction 3 of the motorway.

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

Driver sought after serious M65 collision

Driver sought after serious M65 collision

May 31, 2021

We are appealing for witnesses and are seeking the driver of a vehicle after a serious collision on the M65 yesterday afternoon (Sunday, May 30th).

COMPETITION: Our drone team needs your help!

COMPETITION: Our drone team needs your help!

June 01, 2021

Our drone team officers have a brand new colleague – but unfortunately it doesn’t have a name yet!

Man charged in assault investigation

Man charged in assault investigation

June 01, 2021

A man has been charged by police investigating a serious assault in Blackpool.

Around 9.30pm on Friday (May 28) police were called to a report a woman was being attacked in Lytham Road.

Witness appeal after four arrested following disorder in Blackburn

Witness appeal after four arrested following disorder in Blackburn

June 01, 2021

Four people have been arrested in connection with the incidents and there is not thought to be any wider threat to the public.

Appeal after fatal collision in Colne

Appeal after fatal collision in Colne

June 02, 2021

We are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Colne.

We were called at around 1.05pm yesterday (Tuesday, June 1) to reports of a collision on Regent Street between a van and a pedestrian.

Witness appeal after firearms discharge

Witness appeal after firearms discharge

June 02, 2021

We are appealing for witnesses and CCTV footage after a man was threatened with a knife and a firearm discharged in Preston.

Police were called around 11.30pm on Wednesday, May 19, to a report of a firearms discharge on Goldfinch Street.

Appeal following serious collision in Bacup

Appeal following serious collision in Bacup

June 02, 2021

The incident occurred at around 5.45am today (Wednesday, June 2nd) at the junction of Newchurch Road and New Line, when a Ford Ranger pick-up vehicle and a bike collided.

Man who stabbed woman multiple times in Blackburn house given a sentence totalling 19 years

Man who stabbed woman multiple times in Blackburn house given a sentence totalling 19 years

June 07, 2021

Levi Davidson was given a 16-year custodial sentence, with a three-year extended licence period.

Appeal as man left with serious head injuries after coming off a quad bike in Kirkham

Appeal as man left with serious head injuries after coming off a quad bike in Kirkham

June 08, 2021

We were called to Treales Road at 5.14pm on May 25 following reports of a single-vehicle road traffic collision involving a Can-Am Outlander. The rider, a man in his 30s, was found laying injured on the road by a passing cyclist and was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

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

UPDATE: Witness appeal after fatal collision in Whalley

UPDATE: Witness appeal after fatal collision in Whalley

June 09, 2021

The family of a man who sadly died in a collision in Whalley have paid tribute to him.

Police were called around 2pm on Sunday (June 6) to a report of an accident on the A59.

Appeal for witnesses after motorcyclist left seriously injured in Blackpool collision

Appeal for witnesses after motorcyclist left seriously injured in Blackpool collision

June 09, 2021

The motorcyclist, a 19-year-old man, suffered a number of broken bones and was taken to hospital where his condition is described as serious but stable.

UPDATE: Officers release images of man they want to speak to following road rage incident in Preston

UPDATE: Officers release images of man they want to speak to following road rage incident in Preston

June 10, 2021

Thank you to everybody who shared and supported our appeal.

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.

Family tribute to Nelson cyclist

Family tribute to Nelson cyclist

June 12, 2021

The family of Mohammed Ali Minhas, 18, from Nelson who sadly died following a bicycle accident have paid tribute to "a precious brother, son and friend."

Man who lied after racking up nearly 30 speeding offences in Blackpool banned from driving

Man who lied after racking up nearly 30 speeding offences in Blackpool banned from driving

June 14, 2021

Ionut Iosup, 19, committed the speeding offences between July 2020 and September 2020 but fraudulently filled in documentation relating to the identity of the driver, claiming he had sold the offending vehicle months earlier.

Appeal after Billington disturbance

Appeal after Billington disturbance

June 14, 2021

We are appealing for information after a disturbance in Billington.

Police were contacted following reports that a number of Asian men and several vehicles were involved in disorder on Whalley Road.

WANTED: Have you seen Kingsley Cairns, 22, from Preston?

WANTED: Have you seen Kingsley Cairns, 22, from Preston?

June 15, 2021

We need to trace him in connection with an incident on Cambridge Street, Preston in the early hours of Sunday (June 13th) where a woman’s car and living room window were smashed with a baseball bat.

UPDATE: CCTV appeal after Blackpool assault

UPDATE: CCTV appeal after Blackpool assault

June 16, 2021

Further to our earlier appeal, a man and woman we wanted to speak to in connection with an assault in Gorton Street, Blackpool, in January, have now been identified.

Five jailed as part of major investigation into cannabis production and human trafficking in East Lancashire

Five jailed as part of major investigation into cannabis production and human trafficking in East Lancashire

June 16, 2021

Appearing at Preston Crown Court yesterday (June 15) Dieu Van Le was jailed for six years and eight months, Thuong Ha was jailed for three years and nine months, Dat Trong Le was jailed for two years and 10 months, Dang Bui was jailed for two years and five months and Ha Van Lee was jailed for two years and four months.

WANTED - Have you seen Jordan Bailey

WANTED - Have you seen Jordan Bailey

June 16, 2021

We want to speak to him after a stabbing in Preston

Major cannabis farm found in Blackpool

Major cannabis farm found in Blackpool

June 16, 2021

A major cannabis farm with a street value of more than £1m has been uncovered by police in Blackpool.

Around 1pm on Friday (June 11) officers, with assistance from Lancashire Fire and Rescue, entered the former Central Club in Kent Road, after concerns about possible structural issues.

Sentence increased after Court of Appeal hearing

Sentence increased after Court of Appeal hearing

June 16, 2021

A mother jailed for the manslaughter of her baby daughter has had her sentence increased.

Caitlin Jones, 21, had her sentence increased at the Court of Appeal.

Concern for missing teenager

Concern for missing teenager

June 17, 2021

Fay went missing between 2am and 6.50am on Wednesday

Appeal after Haslingden motorcyclist collides with lamp post

Appeal after Haslingden motorcyclist collides with lamp post

June 17, 2021

It happened at around 4pm yesterday (Wednesday, June 16th) when the rider had been travelling along Grane Road before turning left onto Holcombe Road.

Officers release image of man they want to speak to after racist graffiti sprayed on wall in Fleetwood

Officers release image of man they want to speak to after racist graffiti sprayed on wall in Fleetwood

June 17, 2021

We were called to Chatsworth Avenue at 5.46pm on June 10 following reports a man had sprayed offensive language on an exterior wall.

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.


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