News - West Division
11 arrests made during local operation in Blackpool
May 17, 2022
A local operation in Blackpool has resulted in eleven arrests over the weekend of Friday 6th May to Sunday 8th May 2022.
Police operation supporting domestic violence victims reaches two-year anniversary
May 17, 2022
A police operation which sees police officers responding to domestic abuse reports alongside a trained NHS domestic abuse specialist has been successfully running for two years.
Great results for Lancashire as part of national anti-knife campaign, Operation Sceptre
May 23, 2022
Lancashire Constabulary took part in Operation Sceptre, from 16th May to 22nd May, a national week of intense action again knife crime.
Blackpool and Fylde Police Cadets raise over £1,000 for Streetlife in 30-hour cyclethon
June 09, 2022
Police Cadets in Blackpool and Fylde have raised a total of £1,356.57 for Streetlife in Blackpool after they took part in a 30-hour cyclethon at Tesco on Clifton Retail Park.
New Chief Inspector lands in West Division
June 21, 2022
Lancaster, Morecambe and Wyre have welcomed a new Chief Inspector. CI Dave Britton, who will be responsible for Lancaster, Morecambe and Wyre Neighbourhood Policing and Partnerships, joined Lancashire Constabulary in 1994 and was first posted to Blackpool.
Blackpool Police re-launch missing children operation ready for the Summer months
June 27, 2022
Operation Nemo, which focuses on the safeguarding of missing children along the Fylde Coast, was set up in 2021 after an influx of holidaymakers headed to local beaches. With the Covid-19 pandemic restricting international travel, crowds were estimated at tens of thousands.
Lancashire Police Support National Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness Week
July 14, 2022
Police Officers across Lancashire will be highlighting the work they do, day in day out, to tackle anti-social behaviour as part of a national awareness week.
Fourteen people arrested as a result of County Lines operation
July 20, 2022
Fourteen people have been arrested in connection with drugs offences after strikes under the name Operation Banshee.
Operation Banshee is a Lancashire Police investigation into the supply of Class A drugs, including heroin and crack cocaine, into the Blackpool area.
Blackpool Police target ASB in joint operation with British Transport Police
August 24, 2022
Officers from Blackpool Police and British Transport Police (BTP) have joined forces to launch an operation which tackles anti-social behaviour in Blackpool.
Blackpool Police launch E-Bikes on the path to going green
September 01, 2022
Blackpool Police launched the introduction of brand-new E-Bikes at last nights (30th August 2022) ‘Ride The Lights’ event in Blackpool.
Celebrating success at West Division Policing Award Ceremony
September 08, 2022
Almost 200 police officers, staff and members of the public were recognised for their outstanding contribution to Lancashire Constabulary’s West Division at the Divisional Commanders Commendation Ceremony on Tuesday 6th September.
Chief Superintendent Karen Edwards gives a busy-weekend update
October 11, 2022
Chief Superintendent Karen Edwards gives an update after a busy weekend across West Division.
Police take action against crime spike in Lancaster
October 14, 2022
Following an increase in reports made to the area, Lancaster Police are carrying out a targeted plan to rid the area of crime.
Police raise awareness of Hate Crime during National Hate Crime Awareness Week
October 17, 2022
National Hate Crime Awareness Week took place last week between 8th October to 16th October 2022, which sees action all over the country to put a stop to hate crime.
Eight Blackpool and Fylde Police Cadets celebrate success as they are accepted into police forces around the UK
October 18, 2022
Eight Police Cadets from the Blackpool and Fylde unit have been accepted into four different police forces across the UK.
Blackpool Police celebrate huge results from drug tackling project
October 20, 2022
Police officers and staff from the dedicated Project ADDER team recently got together with Blackpool Council, health services and youth support groups to celebrate the success of the launch of the project in Blackpool.
Look Closer – Lancashire Police to take part in roadshow to support Anti-Slavery Day
October 20, 2022
Anti-Slavery Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the warning signs that a person is at risk of modern slavery and educate people as to how to report their concerns.
Blackpool Police launch 12-week targeted burglary patrol
October 24, 2022
Neighbourhood police in Blackpool have launched a weekly patrol focusing on residential burglary.
Do you know where your children are? Lancashire Police ask residents to enjoy Halloween responsibly
October 24, 2022
Lancashire Police are asking residents to enjoy Halloween responsibly as the holiday gets closer.
Blackpool Police help children to ‘Be Safe, Be Seen’ at local safety half-term events
October 25, 2022
Blackpool Police are holding three events in the local area over the half-term break and will be giving away free reflective high-visibility items for children to wear, funded by Blackpool Council’s Community Safety Team. These include large stickers, keyrings and snap bands.
Brunswick operation leads to reduction in reported incidents
November 02, 2022
Police officers in Blackpool have recently run a 10-day operation over the October 2022 half term, focusing on anti-social behaviour (ASB) in the Brunswick area.
Fleetwood Police continue their search for Community Champions
November 03, 2022
Neighbourhood Police Officers in Fleetwood are on the hunt for Community Champions.
Two arrested in Blackpool following community intelligence
November 11, 2022
A 22-year-old male and a 40-year-old male have been arrested on suspicion of Possession with Intent to Supply Class A drugs after a member of the community reported information.
Wyre Police engage with over 100 young people in local safeguarding operation
November 14, 2022
Operation Lighthouse is a joint initiative between Wyre Police and their exploitation team, Wyre Community Partnership, Lancashire Children’s Social Care, Lancashire Contextual Health Team and Targeted Youth.
The non-enforcement operation promotes the safeguarding of young people on the streets or public areas who may be classed as vulnerable or at risk of significant harm. This includes young people who may be consuming alcohol or other intoxicants and engaging in anti-social behaviour.
Tackling Knife Crime – Lancashire Police support national campaign Operation Sceptre
November 14, 2022
From today (Monday 14th November), officers from Lancashire Police will be joining other forces across the UK in the national Operation Sceptre week of intensive action to tackle knife crime.
Man jailed for Blackpool burglaries
November 17, 2022
A man has been sentenced after stealing jewellery and other high value items from people’s homes.
Licensing operation in Lancaster finds breaches in local food premises
November 22, 2022
Officers from Lancaster Police’s licensing and exploitation teams visited a total of 21 businesses in Lancaster and Morecambe over three evenings (26th, 27th and 28th October 2022), after receiving intelligence about the poor running of various premises.
Lancaster police launch shoplifting operation for the festive period
November 28, 2022
Lancaster Police have launched Operation Jingle Bells, to deter shoplifting and anti-social behaviour in Lancaster's retail areas.
Almost 600 knives recovered in West Division during police operation
November 29, 2022
594 knives have been recovered across West Division as part of Operation Sceptre, a national week-long initiative to tackle knife crime.
It’s competition time! Blackpool Police launch ‘act of kindness’ Christmas competition
November 30, 2022
Blackpool Police have launched a festive Christmas competition, encouraging young people to show acts of kindness within their community.
It’s snow joke - Blackpool Police launch festive operation to target criminality in town centre
December 01, 2022
Blackpool Police have launched Op Advent to provide a reassuring presence, all whilst targeting the most prolific shoplifting offenders in the town centres.
Blackpool volunteer wins Special Constable of the Year award
December 06, 2022
A Special Constable, based in Blackpool, has been awarded the Special Constable of the Year award at a ceremony at Lancashire Constabulary’s Headquarters.
Police in Bispham to tackle drugs and ASB
December 13, 2022
Police in Blackpool are working in the Bispham area to tackle drug related activity and anti-social behaviour (ASB), after some community frustrations have been raised.
Blackpool Police raise awareness of fraud during Christmas period
December 19, 2022
NatWest Bank in Blackpool recently held an anti-fraud event, aimed at safeguarding its customers during the Christmas period.
Blackpool Police announce Christmas competition winner
December 20, 2022
A six-year-old from Blackpool has won a Christmas competition held by Blackpool police.
New Chief Inspector for Lancaster, Morecambe and Wyre
January 05, 2023
Lancaster, Morecambe and Wyre have welcomed a new Chief Inspector, Dave Hannan, who will be responsible for Lancaster, Morecambe and Wyre Neighbourhood Policing and Partnerships.
New Chief Inspector takes over at Blackpool and Fylde
January 05, 2023
Blackpool and Fylde have welcomed a new Chief Inspector. CI John Jennings-Wharton will be responsible for Response Policing across Blackpool and Fylde.
Man charged with Wyre burglaries
January 05, 2023
A 28-year-old has been charged with burglary offences in the Wyre area.
Memorial service marks 40th anniversary of Blackpool sea tragedy
January 06, 2023
A memorial service was held to mark the 40th anniversary of three Blackpool police officers, who lost their lives during a tragic attempted sea rescue on 5th January 1983.
Two charged after drugs warrant in Fleetwood
January 06, 2023
Yesterday, 5th January 2023, Wyre’s Neighbourhood Task Force executed a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant at an address in Fleetwood.
New County Lines Disruption Team to launch in Blackpool
January 09, 2023
Blackpool Police have received funding from the Home Office to form a new policing team, responsible for the identification and disruption of those involved in county lines criminality.
Man arrested for drug offences
January 12, 2023
Yesterday, 11th January 2023, a 57-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drug offences.
New Neighbourhood Inspector lands in Blackpool
January 16, 2023
Blackpool South have welcomed a new Neighbourhood Inspector, Nat Harper. Inspector Harper will be responsible for Neighbourhood policing in Blackpool South.
Man arrested following Thornton warrant
January 19, 2023
Yesterday, Wednesday 18th January 2023, Wyre Neighbourhood Task Force executed a warrant under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 at an address in Thornton.
Man arrested after large cannabis grow found in Thornton
January 20, 2023
A man has been arrested after officers uncovered a substantial cannabis grow in Thornton.
Blackpool event allows local children to become cops for the day
January 23, 2023
As part of the national Neighbourhood Policing Week, Blackpool Police are launching an exciting opportunity for young people of primary school age in the local community to experience what it is like to be a police officer.
Operation Grip results in crime decreases for West Division
January 24, 2023
Led by the Lancashire Violence Reduction Network (VRN), Operation Grip delivers a combination of knife crime education, community engagement and enforcement activity to reduce and prevent knife and violent crime across Lancashire.
Two arrested after warrants in Blackpool and Fylde
January 25, 2023
Two people have been arrested after drugs warrants were executed in the Blackpool and Fylde areas.
Blackpool Police welcome over 250 children to local operation
January 30, 2023
On Saturday 28th January 2023, over 250 children became police officers for the day in an initiative run by Blackpool Police.
Neighbourhood policing success for West Division
January 31, 2023
From 23rd to 29th January 2023, Lancashire Police’s West Division took part in the National Neighbourhood Policing Week of Action.
Three arrested following Blackpool drugs warrant
February 01, 2023
Three people have been arrested after a drugs warrant was executed in the Blackpool area.
Man charged following cannabis grow discovery in Blackpool
February 14, 2023
A man has been charged after officers executed a misuse of drugs warrant at an address in Blackpool.
Mini Police returns to Lancashire Police's West Division
February 24, 2023
Police from Lancashire’s West Division have relaunched the ‘Mini Police’ initiative.
Two charged with robbery in Blackpool
February 28, 2023
Two people have been charged with robbery after a man was assaulted in Blackpool.
Operation Vanquish strikes again in Lancashire
March 02, 2023
Lancashire Police have been cracking down on crime and taking the fight to criminals as part of Operation Vanquish.
Operation Night Guardian continues to protect revellers in Blackpool
March 07, 2023
Officers recently took to the streets of Blackpool as part of Operation Night Guardian.
30 arrested in County Lines crackdown in West Division
March 09, 2023
Lancashire Police’s West Division have generated significant results after taking part in the national County Lines Intensification Week.
Police Cadets take the lead on burglary operation
March 13, 2023
On Saturday 11th March, 30 volunteer Police Cadets from Blackpool and Fylde took to the streets for an operation surrounding commercial burglaries.
Operation Warrior arrests in Blackpool and Poulton
March 15, 2023
Three males have been arrested for drug offences in Blackpool and Poulton.
Plain-clothed shoplifting operation in Blackpool
March 16, 2023
Officers from Blackpool Police recently carried out a plain-clothed operation in the Blackpool South area, focusing on shoplifting.
New initiative in Blackpool saves 274 hours of police time
March 31, 2023
A new initiative in Blackpool, focused on releasing officers to front line duties, has saved 274 hours of policing time within the first month.
Police tackling anti-social behaviour in Lancaster and Morecambe
April 05, 2023
Neighbourhood Policing Teams in Lancaster and Morecambe are tackling anti-social behaviour (ASB) during the Easter school holidays.
OP WARRIOR: Man arrested in Fleetwood
April 06, 2023
A man has been arrested after he was stopped in a vehicle in Fleetwood.
Mini Police training in progress!
April 13, 2023
Police from Lancashire’s West Division recently relaunched the ‘Mini Police’ initiative.
Mini Police get to work in Lancaster!
May 17, 2023
Police officers from the Lancaster area have launched a ‘Mini Police’ initiative.
Two arrested after plain-clothed operation in Blackpool
May 18, 2023
Officers from Blackpool Neighbourhood Police recently carried out a plain-clothed operation in the Blackpool South area, focusing on drug dealing.
Cannabis farm discovery in Blackpool
May 19, 2023
A cannabis farm has been discovered within a disused hotel premise in Blackpool Town Centre.
Op Warrior: Three charged in Blackpool
May 22, 2023
On 17th May 2023, officers were in the Blackpool South area targeting drug activity.
Summer safety operation re-launches in Blackpool
May 25, 2023
An award-winning police operation is returning to the Fylde coast for the third year.
Over 350 knives recovered in Lancashire’s West Division during knife crime crackdown
May 30, 2023
A total of 368 knives have been recovered across Lancashire’s West Division as part of Operation Sceptre, a national week-long initiative to tackle knife crime.
Lancashire Police Museum celebrates its first anniversary
June 02, 2023
Lancashire Police Museum has celebrated its first anniversary this week.