News - September

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.

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

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 after sexual assault

Appeal after sexual assault

September 08, 2021

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

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."

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.

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.

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.

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 after woman dies in collision

Appeal after woman dies in collision

September 22, 2021

Despite the best efforts of emergency services the driver, a woman in her 50s, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Operation Hunter: Fourth man arrested following our wanted appeal

Operation Hunter: Fourth man arrested following our wanted appeal

September 22, 2021

If you have information on any of these individuals who are wanted from all over Lancashire please make contact with us. They are all wanted as part of our ongoing operation to trace outstanding offenders.

Drug gang jailed for over 60 years

Drug gang jailed for over 60 years

September 22, 2021

The gang’s head Usman Akhter controlled a sophisticated network bringing hundreds of kilos of cocaine and cannabis into the region.

Man charged after investigation into Fleetwood robberies

Man charged after investigation into Fleetwood robberies

September 27, 2021

A man has been charged by detectives investigating two robberies at a Fleetwood travel company.

Police were called to the World Travel Lounge, Lord Street, on Tuesday (September 21) and Wednesday (September 22) after reports of two robberies where cash was stolen.

Man jailed for historical sexual abuse

Man jailed for historical sexual abuse

September 28, 2021

He appeared at Preston Crown Court on Monday, Sept 27th where he was jailed for five years and two months

Nine arrested after teenager stabbed in Blackpool

Nine arrested after teenager stabbed in Blackpool

September 29, 2021

Police were called at about midnight to a report of a fight outside Ma Kelly’s on Talbot Road in the resort.

Witness appeal after man dies in collision on the M65

Witness appeal after man dies in collision on the M65

September 29, 2021

Do you have dashcam footage or any information about the collision which happened at around 1.30am this morning (September 29) between junction 11 and 12.

Two arrested after robbery of Nelson pensioner

Two arrested after robbery of Nelson pensioner

September 30, 2021

A man and a woman from Nelson have been arrested on suspicion of robbery after the incident last month.

Eight charged in connection with serious crime probe

Eight charged in connection with serious crime probe

September 30, 2021

These arrests and charges are a result of months of meticulous police work

Two teenagers jailed for life for murder

Two teenagers jailed for life for murder

September 30, 2021

The sentencing judge praised Lancashire Constabulary saying the officers who investigated the murder had gone ‘above and beyond’ in bringing Sarmad’s killers to justice.

EVOFIT: Appeal after woman sexually assaulted by teen boy in Bamber Bridge

EVOFIT: Appeal after woman sexually assaulted by teen boy in Bamber Bridge

October 04, 2021

Detectives investigating an exposure and sexual assault incident in Bamber Bridge have released an EvoFIT image of a person they want to identify.


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