News - December

UPDATE: Have you seen missing Antony?

UPDATE: Have you seen missing Antony?

December 02, 2021

Good news folks - further to our earlier appeals, Antony, 29, missing from Blackpool has been found safe and well.

Thank you to everyone who shared our appeals to help find him. 🙂

We are taking the fight to criminals as we launch a major new crime crackdown

We are taking the fight to criminals as we launch a major new crime crackdown

December 06, 2021

Operation Vanquish will see us tackle the crime issues that matter most to our communities

Urgent appeal to trace man

Urgent appeal to trace man

December 06, 2021

For any immediate sightings please call 999.

Three arrested and drugs, cash and weapons seized in raids across East Lancashire

Three arrested and drugs, cash and weapons seized in raids across East Lancashire

December 09, 2021

This morning (December 9) officers executed seven warrants at addresses in Blackburn, Darwen, Colne and Nelson as part of Operation Vanquish, aimed at tackling the crime issues that matter most to our communities in a concentrated drive to make the county safer.

Two more arrests in East Lancashire as part of Operation Vanquish

Two more arrests in East Lancashire as part of Operation Vanquish

December 10, 2021

​Officers have this morning (December 10) raided address in Piccadilly Road and Constable Avenue in Burnley, and Barbon Street, Padiham in a series of co-ordinated drugs raids.

Jail for sex offender who shared recording of himself assaulting child

Jail for sex offender who shared recording of himself assaulting child

December 13, 2021

Jay Hamilton, 38, also secretly filmed children getting undressed in Accrington and shared them online.

Man charged with murders

Man charged with murders

December 16, 2021

Lee Tipping, of Cann Bridge Street, Higher Walton is due to appear before Preston Magistrates’ Court today

Appeal after collision

Appeal after collision

December 16, 2021

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 1108 of December 12th

Man jailed for life for the murder of his children and girlfriend

Man jailed for life for the murder of his children and girlfriend

December 17, 2021

Jordan Monaghan has been jailed for at least 40 years

Gabriel's Story: Don't drink or drug drive this Christmas

Gabriel's Story: Don't drink or drug drive this Christmas

December 17, 2021

Gabriel Fields was just 19 when he was killed by a drink driver as he walked back from the shop in Kirkham one evening in July 2020. In this video Gabriel’s mum, Jacque and stepdad, Adam, recall the night their son popped out to the shop to buy snacks and tragically never made it back home.

Two charged with manslaughter following Heysham gas explosion

Two charged with manslaughter following Heysham gas explosion

December 17, 2021

Police investigating a gas explosion at a house in Mallowdale Avenue, Heysham in May in which toddler George Arthur Hinds died have now charged two people with manslaughter.

 Jailed: Sex offender who abused girl in Ormskirk changed his name in attempt to evade justice

Jailed: Sex offender who abused girl in Ormskirk changed his name in attempt to evade justice

December 23, 2021

In April 2019 an investigation into the activities of Donald Maxwell Boyle was launched after a victim came forward to say she had been abused by the defendant in Ormskirk in the 1980s. At that time Boyle went by the name of Donald Maxwell Wells but changed his name by deed pole after being jailed for abusing a child in the late 1980s, later moving to Wales.

Witness appeal after pedestrian dies in collision in Skelmersdale

Witness appeal after pedestrian dies in collision in Skelmersdale

December 27, 2021

The incident occurred at around 9.25pm last night on Southway when a Skoda Octavia entered the dual carriageway from Bone Island. It was then involved in a collision with a man, aged in his 30s who was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Witness appeal following disorder in Nelson

Witness appeal following disorder in Nelson

December 30, 2021

Detectives have launched an investigation after a 39-year-old man was assaulted at around 11.30pm on December 27 at an address on Railway Street. We were called to the same street at around 3.45pm the following day (December 28) to a report of a disorder.

Appeal after serious assault

Appeal after serious assault

December 30, 2021

He was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.


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