News - March

Most wanted

Most wanted

March 02, 2022

Earlier this month we asked for your help in tracing some of our most wanted individuals.

And we are now asking for your assistance again as we try and find five more people we want to speak to.

Two charged with attempted murder after shooting

Two charged with attempted murder after shooting

March 02, 2022

Both due to appear before Preston Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Thursday, March 3rd)

Two jailed for drug offences

Two jailed for drug offences

March 03, 2022

All three pleaded guilty and were sentenced this week at Preston Crown Court.

JCB driver jailed for causing man's death

JCB driver jailed for causing man's death

March 04, 2022

Joshua Whittaker has been jailed for causing the death of Dr Anthony Hindle after his JCB collided with Anthony's motorcycle in May 2020 in the Trough of Bowland.

Whittaker, now 24, was arrested and subsequently charged with Causing death by driving without due care / consideration while over specified limit - specified controlled drug and today he was jailed for 42 months and given a five year driving ban.

Appeal for information after serious collision in Weeton

Appeal for information after serious collision in Weeton

March 08, 2022

We are appealing for information after a man was seriously injured as a result of the collision which happened at around 10.15am to a report of a two vehicle collision involving a BMW Z3 and a DAF Box Truck on Mythop Road.

Appeal for information after attempted robbery near Lytham

Appeal for information after attempted robbery near Lytham

March 10, 2022

We are appealing for witnesses following the attempted robbery of a pensioner as she was walking home along Pembroke Road in Ansdell. We were called around 10.15am on March 7th to a report of an incident where a man attempted to steal a 75-year-old woman’s handbag.

Appeal after man dies in collison

Appeal after man dies in collison

March 16, 2022

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting log 1348 of March 15th.

Five jailed after major drugs operation

Five jailed after major drugs operation

March 16, 2022

Operation Marigold started in March last year and resulted in the recovery of over a kilo of cocaine and heroin.

Teenager jailed for manslaughter following fatal punch to pensioner

Teenager jailed for manslaughter following fatal punch to pensioner

March 16, 2022

Mohammed Al Aaraj, 19, of Sheffield Drive, Preston was sentenced today at Preston Crown Court after pleading guilty to manslaughter following the assault on Frank Fishwick, 86, in September last year.

Appeal after man dies in collision

Appeal after man dies in collision

March 17, 2022

The pedestrian, a man in his 80s, suffered serious injuries and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene

Major arrests as part of County Lines operation

Major arrests as part of County Lines operation

March 18, 2022

Close to 50 people have been arrested, weapons seized and suspected Class A drugs recovered as part of a major operation to tackle County Lines offenders.

Witness appeal after motorcyclist dies in collision in Cliviger

Witness appeal after motorcyclist dies in collision in Cliviger

March 26, 2022

We are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage following the fatal collision which happened shortly after 3pm yesterday, on The Long Causeway, Cliviger. The rider of the motorbike, a 20-year-old man from Burnley, suffered fatal injuries and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

UPDATE: Boy charged following robbery at Burnley shop

UPDATE: Boy charged following robbery at Burnley shop

March 28, 2022

A teenage boy has been charged following a robbery at the Spar shop on Todmorden Road, Burnley.

Organised Criminal Group jailed for almost 60 years

Organised Criminal Group jailed for almost 60 years

March 30, 2022

Operation Whistler was an investigation into the supply of huge quantities of Class A drugs


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