News - January 2017

A round up of our news stories for January 2017.
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Pair charged following Preston New Year death

Pair charged following Preston New Year death

January 01, 2017

Detectives have charged a man with murder following the death of a 67-year-old man in Preston on New Year’s Day.

Brierfield shop robbed on New Year’s Day

Brierfield shop robbed on New Year’s Day

January 02, 2017

We are appealing for information after a robbery at Brierfield shop on New Year’s Day (Sunday, January 1st).

UPDATE: Concern for missing Preston man

UPDATE: Concern for missing Preston man

January 03, 2017

A missing Preston man has been found safe and well.

Teenager seriously injured in Blackpool collision

Teenager seriously injured in Blackpool collision

January 03, 2017

We are appealing for information after an 18-year-old man was seriously injured following a collision in Blackpool today (January 3).

Update: CCTV released after Accrington coach depot damage

Update: CCTV released after Accrington coach depot damage

January 03, 2017

Two boys Accrington have come forward following our CCTV appeal after vehicles were driven and damaged at a coach yard on Crown Street, Accrington on Sunday 6 November.

Appeal to trace two youths following burglaries in Lancaster

Appeal to trace two youths following burglaries in Lancaster

January 03, 2017

We have released an image of two people we would like to speak to in connection with two burglaries in Lancaster.

UDPATE: CCTV appeal following Bilsborrow restaurant assault

UDPATE: CCTV appeal following Bilsborrow restaurant assault

January 04, 2017

A man has been identified following an assault at a pub in Bilsborrow.

Six North West men handed Gang Injunction Orders

Six North West men handed Gang Injunction Orders

January 04, 2017

SIX MEN from across the North West have been given tough banning orders after a court ruled that they had engaged in, encouraged or assisted in gang related violence and drug dealing in Preston.

Police re-appeal after Blackpool street assault

Police re-appeal after Blackpool street assault

January 04, 2017

We are continuing to appeal for information after a man was attacked outside a bar in Blackpool.

Lancashire Police leaders pledge to end mental health stigma and discrimination at work

Lancashire Police leaders pledge to end mental health stigma and discrimination at work

January 05, 2017

LANCASHIRE Constabulary has joined other emergency services and associations in signing up to a campaign against mental health stigma and discrimination in the workplace.

Man injured in attempted car theft

Man injured in attempted car theft

January 06, 2017

We are appealing for information after a man was attacked during the attempted theft of his car on the A59 near Clitheroe.

Truck hijacked in laptop robbery

Truck hijacked in laptop robbery

January 06, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after thousands of new laptops were stolen and a driver assaulted in a truck robbery yesterday morning (Thursday, January 5th).

Man, 28, wanted in connection with Darwen burglary

Man, 28, wanted in connection with Darwen burglary

January 06, 2017

We are appealing for help to find a man who is wanted in connection with a burglary in Darwen.

Man jailed over death of St Annes man

Man jailed over death of St Annes man

January 06, 2017

A man has been jailed for manslaughter following the death of a man in St Annes.

UPDATE: Woman, 29, missing from home in Chorley

UPDATE: Woman, 29, missing from home in Chorley

January 07, 2017

We have thankfully located the 29-year-old woman who was missing from home in Chorley.

Road casualties to be tackled with average speed cameras

Road casualties to be tackled with average speed cameras

January 09, 2017

Eight routes across Lancashire have been chosen by the Lancashire Road Safety Partnership for new average speed enforcement camera systems, in a bid to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on Lancashire’s roads.

Appeal following serious collision in Haslingden

Appeal following serious collision in Haslingden

January 09, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Haslingden which has left a motorcyclist with life-changing injuries.

Men bailed in investigation into sudden death of Oswaldtwistle teenager

Men bailed in investigation into sudden death of Oswaldtwistle teenager

January 09, 2017

Two men who were arrested yesterday (Monday, January 9th) in connection to the sudden death of a girl from Oswaldtwistle have been released on bail.

Stolen bank cards used in Preston

Stolen bank cards used in Preston

January 09, 2017

Do you recognise these people? We want to speak to them after a stolen credit card and bank card were used to make payments at various stores in Preston City Centre last month.

CCTV appeal launched after Preston bar assaults

CCTV appeal launched after Preston bar assaults

January 09, 2017

Detectives are appealing for information following a double assault at a Preston bar.

Investigation launched after Darwen skate park assault

Investigation launched after Darwen skate park assault

January 11, 2017

Detectives are appealing for information after two teenagers were injured – one seriously – following an assault in Darwen.

Man arrested for public order offences bailed

Man arrested for public order offences bailed

January 11, 2017

A 21-year-old man who was arrested by officers from the North West Counter Terrorism Unit and Lancashire Constabulary in Blackpool earlier today (Wednesday 11 January 2017) has been bailed.

Man jailed following death of cyclist

Man jailed following death of cyclist

January 11, 2017

A 22-year-old man has been jailed for causing the death of a cyclist in Belmont.

Teenager assaulted on Christmas night out

Teenager assaulted on Christmas night out

January 12, 2017

We are appealing for information after an assault at a Lancaster pub just before Christmas.

Witness appeal after cyclist injured in Weeton

Witness appeal after cyclist injured in Weeton

January 12, 2017

Did you help an injured cyclist in Weeton? We are appealing for information after a 47-year-old man was seriously hurt last night (January 11).

Wanted man believed to be in Blackpool

Wanted man believed to be in Blackpool

January 13, 2017

A wanted man from Accrington is believed to be in the Blackpool area.

Preston man jailed for conspiracy to supply cocaine

Preston man jailed for conspiracy to supply cocaine

January 13, 2017

A 26 year old man from Preston has today been sentenced to over six years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine.

Man, 35, attacked in Bamber Bridge group robbery

Man, 35, attacked in Bamber Bridge group robbery

January 13, 2017

Detectives are appealing for information after a man was robbed in Bamber Bridge today (January 13).

Woman, 66, in hospital following collision in Chorley

Woman, 66, in hospital following collision in Chorley

January 13, 2017

We are appealing for information following a collision in Chorley which has left a 66-year-old pedestrian with serious injuries.

Man dies following collision on M6

Man dies following collision on M6

January 13, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a man sadly died following a collision on the M6 near Broughton.

UPDATE: Burnley man wanted after house fire

UPDATE: Burnley man wanted after house fire

January 14, 2017

A wanted man from Burnley has been found.

Serious collision on M58

Serious collision on M58

January 14, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses following a collision on the M58.

Witness appeal after Padiham cash-in-transit raid

Witness appeal after Padiham cash-in-transit raid

January 14, 2017

Detectives are appealing for information following a cash-in-transit robbery at a Padiham bank.

UPDATE: Man charged following death of Blackburn woman

UPDATE: Man charged following death of Blackburn woman

January 15, 2017

A man has today (January 15) been charged after the death of a woman in Blackburn.

Teenager, 18, dies following Chorley collision

Teenager, 18, dies following Chorley collision

January 15, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a teenager died following a collision in Chorley today (January 15).

Appeal for information after Preston bar attack

Appeal for information after Preston bar attack

January 16, 2017

Do you recognise this man? We want to speak to him after an assault at a Preston bar.

Skelmersdale man jailed for sex offences

Skelmersdale man jailed for sex offences

January 16, 2017

A 24-year-old man from Skelmersdale has today (January 16) been jailed for inciting a girl to engage in sexual activity.

Witness appeal following Accrington incident

Witness appeal following Accrington incident

January 17, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Accrington.

Update - Suspicious package in Thornton

Update - Suspicious package in Thornton

January 17, 2017

A package found at a building in Thornton is no longer being treated as suspicious.

Pensioner targeted in attempted robbery

Pensioner targeted in attempted robbery

January 18, 2017

We are investigating after a woman in her 70s was the victim of an attempted robbery in Whitworth.

Man wanted in connection with assault in Skelmersdale

Man wanted in connection with assault in Skelmersdale

January 18, 2017

A 24-year-old man is wanted by police in connection with an allegation of assault.

Woman robbed of jewellery at home in Blackburn

Woman robbed of jewellery at home in Blackburn

January 18, 2017

We are appealing for information after a woman was robbed at her home in Blackburn.

Woman charged with murder of baby in Burnley

Woman charged with murder of baby in Burnley

January 18, 2017

A woman has this evening been charged with the murder of her newborn baby.

Girl, 15, missing from Chorley

Girl, 15, missing from Chorley

January 19, 2017

A 15 year old girl who was missing from Chorley was found safe and well in Morecambe last night. Thanks for your help with our appeal.

Lancashire Constabulary rise up the ranks

Lancashire Constabulary rise up the ranks

January 19, 2017

Lancashire Constabulary has gained 135 places after ranking 116, achieving 117 points in this year’s Stonewall Workplace Equality Index (WEI).

‘Disturbing’ robbery at Blackburn home

‘Disturbing’ robbery at Blackburn home

January 19, 2017

A car and a quantity of cash were stolen in Blackburn during a robbery in the early hours of this morning (Thursday, January 19th).

A man has been charged with the attempted murder of a police officer

A man has been charged with the attempted murder of a police officer

January 20, 2017

William Ashton, 39, formerly of Briarwood Drive, Blackpool, will appear before Blackpool Magistrates’ Court this morning (Friday, January 20th)

Detectives launch Blackburn murder investigation

Detectives launch Blackburn murder investigation

January 20, 2017

A murder investigation is underway after the body of a man was found in Blackburn.

Firearms stolen from Great Harwood house

Firearms stolen from Great Harwood house

January 20, 2017

We are appealing for information after some firearms and ammunition were stolen from a house in Great Harwood yesterday (Thursday January 19th).

Update after woman found with head injuries in Blackpool

Update after woman found with head injuries in Blackpool

January 20, 2017

We are appealing for information after a woman suffered head injuries during a suspected assault in Blackpool this morning (Friday January 20th).

Search to find missing Preston woman

Search to find missing Preston woman

January 21, 2017

We are appealing for information to find a Preston woman who left a Blackpool hospital almost a week ago.

Concern for woman missing from Preston home

Concern for woman missing from Preston home

January 21, 2017

We are appealing for help to find a missing woman from Preston.


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