News - 2017

A round up of our news stories for 2017.
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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.

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.

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.

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).

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)

Woman charged with murder of Blackburn man

Woman charged with murder of Blackburn man

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).

Missing Preston woman found

Missing Preston woman found

January 21, 2017

Virginia Jayne Moss, 32, was found in Blackpool this afternoon.

Man found in canal identified

Man found in canal identified

January 23, 2017

Following our appeal earlier this week about the body found in the Leeds-Liverpool Canal in Blackburn last weekend, the man has been identified as Joseph Doherty, 31, from Blackburn.

Man has part of ear bitten off in Lancaster

Man has part of ear bitten off in Lancaster

January 23, 2017

Detectives are appealing for information after a man had part of his ear bitten off in Lancaster.

Body found in search for missing Blackpool man

Body found in search for missing Blackpool man

January 23, 2017

Police searching for a missing man have found a body.

Search to find missing Preston woman

Search to find missing Preston woman

January 24, 2017

A woman who was missing from Preston has been located.

Man missing from Heysham found safe and well

Man missing from Heysham found safe and well

January 24, 2017

A 76-year-old man who was reported missing from home in Heysham has been located.

Fatal collision on M61 motorway

Fatal collision on M61 motorway

January 24, 2017

The incident happened at about 10.30pm yesterday (Monday, January 23rd) approximately half a mile before Junction 9. A Renault Clio travelling southbound was involved in a collision with a VW Sharan travelling in the same direction. A Volvo HGV also travelling southbound then collided with both vehicles.

Appeal after pedestrian injured in Accrington collision

Appeal after pedestrian injured in Accrington collision

January 24, 2017

We are appealing for information after an elderly female pedestrian suffered serious injuries during a collision in Accrington.

Appeal following deliberate car fire in Blackburn

Appeal following deliberate car fire in Blackburn

January 24, 2017

We are trying to identify two men after a car was deliberately set alight on Whalley New Road in Blackburn.

Investigation continues into fail to stop collision in Fleetwood

Investigation continues into fail to stop collision in Fleetwood

January 25, 2017

Detectives are continuing their investigation into a fail to stop collision in Fleetwood where a man sadly died.

Shed set on fire in Blackpool garden

Shed set on fire in Blackpool garden

January 25, 2017

We are trying to trace witnesses after a shed fire in Blackpool.

A man has been sentenced for sex offences

A man has been sentenced for sex offences

January 25, 2017

Darren Carter, 45, of Accrington Road, Burnley, was convicted of a catalogue of offences against the youngster following a trial at Preston Crown Court in December.

Man wanted in connection with burglaries in Preston

Man wanted in connection with burglaries in Preston

January 25, 2017

We are appealing for help to trace a man from Preston who is wanted in connection with two burglaries.

Update: CCTV released following break-in at Great Harwood

Update: CCTV released following break-in at Great Harwood

January 25, 2017

A man has been arrested following our appeal about an attempted break-in at the presbytery of St Wulstan RC Church on Rushton Street in Great Harwood.

Knifepoint robbery at Preston convenience store

Knifepoint robbery at Preston convenience store

January 25, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a convenience store was robbed in Preston last night.

Passengers injured on bus in Lancaster

Passengers injured on bus in Lancaster

January 25, 2017

The incident happened at about 1.10pm today (Wednesday, January 25th) when the Stagecoach PSV was forced to brake suddenly on Tall Trees Road as the vehicle approached a bus stop.

Man missing from Rossendale found

Man missing from Rossendale found

January 26, 2017

Following our appeal, Robert Rollo, 35, who was missing from Rossendale has been located this morning.

Detectives investigating a murder in Preston are appealing for help

Detectives investigating a murder in Preston are appealing for help

January 26, 2017

Officers believe the men could have witnessed an assault on Wenqing Xu during which he suffered injuries from which he later died.

Lancaster man wanted after thefts and stabbing

Lancaster man wanted after thefts and stabbing

January 26, 2017

Have you seen this man? Gareth Hunt, 37, of no fixed address is wanted in relation to his alleged involvement in three burglaries and a stabbing incident in Lancaster.

Investigation following firearm discharge in Oswaldtwistle

Investigation following firearm discharge in Oswaldtwistle

January 26, 2017

The incident happened at shortly before 9pm yesterday (Wednesday, January 25th) in Stanhill Street when a firearm appears to have been discharged from a vehicle. The discharge of the weapon caused damage to a parked vehicle and a nearby house but thankfully no-one was injured.

UPDATE: Concern growing for man, 53, missing from Lancaster hospital

UPDATE: Concern growing for man, 53, missing from Lancaster hospital

January 26, 2017

A missing man, 53, who had gone missing from the Royal Lancaster Infirmary has been located in Lancaster.

CCTV appeal following fire at flat in Brierfield

CCTV appeal following fire at flat in Brierfield

January 26, 2017

We have released a CCTV image of a man we would like to speak to following a fire which was started at a flat in Brierfield.

Appeal for help tracing wanted Blackpool man

Appeal for help tracing wanted Blackpool man

January 26, 2017

We are appealing for the public’s help tracing a wanted man from Blackpool.

Missing sex offender from Burnley found

Missing sex offender from Burnley found

January 26, 2017

Wanted registered sex offender Dylan Mawdsley, 21, has been found.

Blackpool house burgled just hours after owner dies

Blackpool house burgled just hours after owner dies

January 27, 2017

We are appealing for information after a house was burgled less than 24 hours after its occupant died.

Appeal for help after man kidnapped

Appeal for help after man kidnapped

January 27, 2017

At about 8pm on Wednesday (January 25th) the 36 year old victim was taken from outside his address in the Frenchwood area of the town.

Men jailed for causing death of girl, 9, by dangerous driving

Men jailed for causing death of girl, 9, by dangerous driving

January 27, 2017

Two men who were convicted of causing the death of a nine year old girl by dangerous driving in Rawtenstall have today (Friday, January 27) been jailed.

Fire at house in Chorley

Fire at house in Chorley

January 28, 2017

A joint investigation with the Fire Service is underway following a fire at a house in Chorley this morning (Tuesday, January 31).

FOUND: Concern grows for missing woman

FOUND: Concern grows for missing woman

January 29, 2017

Zaneta Pasevica, 50 years old, who was last seen at her home address on Arneside Crescent at shortly before 8.20pm on Friday has now been found.

A woman has died in a collision

A woman has died in a collision

January 29, 2017

The collision happened at shortly before 5.30am today (Sunday, January 29th) at the junction of Southport New Road and Blackgate Lane on the A556.

CCTV image released after woman touched inappropriately in Bamber Bridge

CCTV image released after woman touched inappropriately in Bamber Bridge

January 30, 2017

Following our CCTV appeal to trace a man we wanted to speak to after a woman was touched inappropriately on a bus in Bamber Bridge in August last year, a man has now been traced and will attend for an interview in due course.

Man missing from home in Blackpool

Man missing from home in Blackpool

January 30, 2017

We are trying to trace a missing man from Blackpool.

Motorbikes stolen from garage in Chipping

Motorbikes stolen from garage in Chipping

January 30, 2017

We are appealing for information after three motorbikes were stolen from a garage in Chipping.

Investigation continues after man stabbed in Padiham

Investigation continues after man stabbed in Padiham

January 30, 2017

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information after a 19-year-old man was injured following a serious assault in Padiham.

UPDATE: Body found in search for missing boy

UPDATE: Body found in search for missing boy

January 31, 2017

Police searching for a missing boy following a fire in Parbold have found a body.

Boy, 9, seriously injured after Morecambe collision

Boy, 9, seriously injured after Morecambe collision

January 31, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Morecambe which left a nine-year-old boy with serious injuries.

Christmas drink and drug-driving results revealed

Christmas drink and drug-driving results revealed

January 31, 2017

More than 130 people were caught drink driving as part of Lancashire Constabulary’s Christmas drink drive campaign.

Takeaway delivery drivers robbed twice in same day

Takeaway delivery drivers robbed twice in same day

January 31, 2017

We are appealing for information after two takeaway delivery drivers were robbed in Preston on Sunday (29 January).

Would-be thieves cut through wall of Fleetwood supermarket

Would-be thieves cut through wall of Fleetwood supermarket

January 31, 2017

We are investigating a break-in at a Fleetwood supermarket that happened in the early hours of Tuesday 31 January.

Man summonsed for sex offences

Man summonsed for sex offences

February 10, 2017

Christopher Hartley, 56, of Denham Avenue, Warrington, is accused of a catalogue of historic offences which allegedly occurred at the Harris Children’s Home in Preston.

A man has been jailed for historical sex offences

A man has been jailed for historical sex offences

February 13, 2017

Nigel Lloyd, 51, of no fixed address, earlier this year admitted four counts of indecent assault and one of gross indecency.

Man jailed for historical sex offences

Man jailed for historical sex offences

February 16, 2017

Kashif Gul, 39, of Foxhall Road, Blackpool was found guilty of two offences of indecency with a child following a trial at Preston Crown Court in December last year.

Workshop to support Blackburn faith charities

Workshop to support Blackburn faith charities

February 21, 2017

Over 40 people from different faith groups attended a two hour workshop which was designed to offer information and guidance to local faith charities.

Witness appeal after serious collision

Witness appeal after serious collision

February 23, 2017

The incident happened at shortly before 8pm yesterday (Wednesday, February 22nd) when a pedestrian crossing the road at Church Road, Skelmersdale was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Corsa

National Day of anti-fracking action - statement

National Day of anti-fracking action - statement

February 24, 2017

We will provide an appropriate policing response to today’s event. Our intention is to ensure a consistent and coordinated policing response and ensure a balance between the rights of people to lawfully protest, together with the rights of the wider public, including local businesses, to go about their lawful activities.

A man has been convicted of killing Michael Keen in Darwen

A man has been convicted of killing Michael Keen in Darwen

February 24, 2017

Daniel Bamford, 18, of Harvey Lane, Warrington, was found guilty of manslaughter following a trial at Preston Crown Court.

Appeal after serious collision

Appeal after serious collision

February 25, 2017

The incident happened at shortly after 9pm yesterday (Friday, February 24th) on the A59.

A body has been found in a search for a missing man

A body has been found in a search for a missing man

February 25, 2017

The body was found at shortly before midday today (Saturday, February 25th) on Centurion Way at Farington.

National Day of anti-fracking action - police statement

National Day of anti-fracking action - police statement

February 25, 2017

Following an earlier event at Maple Farm badged as a national day of anti fracking action, a significant number of protestors made to the Cuadrilla site on Preston New Road.

Don’t use you mobile phone when driving – the message is clear

Don’t use you mobile phone when driving – the message is clear

February 28, 2017

We are supporting a national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of using a mobile phone behind the wheel and the tough new penalties for those who flout the law.

Man charged following three serious assaults in Burnley

Man charged following three serious assaults in Burnley

March 02, 2017

A man has been charged with attempted murder after three serious assaults in Burnley on Wednesday (March 1).

An investigation is underway after a boy was attacked by a dog in Skelmersdale

An investigation is underway after a boy was attacked by a dog in Skelmersdale

March 03, 2017

Police were contacted by the ambulance service at shortly before 5.30pm yesterday (Thursday, March 2nd) to an address on Firbeck in Skelmersdale to a report that a five year old boy had been attacked by a family dog.

Three men jailed for human trafficking in victimless prosecution

Three men jailed for human trafficking in victimless prosecution

March 09, 2017

Three men have been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison at Preston Crown Court in an East Lancashire modern slavery case.

77 drivers handed new penalties for using a phone behind the wheel

77 drivers handed new penalties for using a phone behind the wheel

March 10, 2017

A total of 77 drivers were stopped and handed tough new penalties as part of a week of action to catch motorists using mobile phones behind the wheel.

Average speed cameras to be enforced – A6 London Road

Average speed cameras to be enforced – A6 London Road

March 20, 2017

New average speed cameras will be enforced from Thursday 23 March on the A6 London Road, Preston, it has been confirmed.

Average speed camera installation A565 Southport New Road

Average speed camera installation A565 Southport New Road

March 21, 2017

Installation work has now begun on the third average speed route, A565 Southport New Road between the B5246 at Mere Brow and the Gravel Lane roundabout at Banks.

A man has been jailed for manslaughter

A man has been jailed for manslaughter

March 30, 2017

In the early hours of Saturday 22nd November 2014 police responded to reports of a fight in Yorkshire Street, Bacup. Jamie Mulcahy received a stab wound to the chest during the incident and collapsed a short time later.

Ground-breaking Forensic Academy to be launched in Lancashire

Ground-breaking Forensic Academy to be launched in Lancashire

April 06, 2017

Lancashire Constabulary and the University of Central Lancashire have this week officially entered into a strategic partnership that will enhance forensic science services in Lancashire.

Burglary at Rossendale

Burglary at Rossendale

April 07, 2017

At shortly before 5pm yesterday (Thursday, April 6th) the victim returned to his home on Newchurch Road to find two men in his kitchen.

Motorcycle initiative aims to keep bikers on the right track

Motorcycle initiative aims to keep bikers on the right track

April 12, 2017

A new motorcycle safety initiative ‘Are you on the right track?’ is being launched this Easter to encourage bikers to ride safely on Lancashire’s roads.

Eight charged as part of major human trafficking operation

Eight charged as part of major human trafficking operation

April 19, 2017

The seven men and one woman were arrested following a series of early morning raids at addresses in Blackburn, Preston and Blackpool in Lancashire, Gateshead in Northumbria and Evesham, near Worcester.

Operation Hawk – Disrupting Drug Dealing in Chorley

Operation Hawk – Disrupting Drug Dealing in Chorley

April 19, 2017

TODAY, a number of warrants have been carried out across Chorley as part of Operation Hawk - an intelligence-led operation targeting Organised Crime Groups who are operating in the area.

Appeal after indecent exposure

Appeal after indecent exposure

April 22, 2017

The incident happened at around 11.35am on Thursday April 20 when a man exposed himself to the victim in a wooded area on Kiddrow Lane.

Appeal following collision

Appeal following collision

April 23, 2017

The incident happened at shortly after 6.30pm on Saturday (April 22nd) when a red VW Scirocco was seen by a police officer driving at speed along Long Lane.

Investigation launched after man seriously injured in Lancaster park

Investigation launched after man seriously injured in Lancaster park

April 23, 2017

The man, 50, was out walking with his family near to the duck pond in Williamson Park when he was hit by what appears to have been a falling rock.

Three arrested on suspicion of human trafficking

Three arrested on suspicion of human trafficking

April 27, 2017

The two men and one woman were arrested after a Vauxhall Corsa was stopped on New Hall Lane in Preston in the early hours.

Woman charged with murder of baby

Woman charged with murder of baby

April 27, 2017

Police were called by the Ambulance Service in the early hours of Wednesday, April 19th after they attended an address on Slater Lane where a seven month old child had been found unresponsive.

Men charged with criminal damage

Men charged with criminal damage

April 27, 2017

Daniel Woodhouse, 29, of Armley Grange Drive, Leeds and Samuel Walton, 31, of Cromwell Road, Lambeth, are both charged with two counts of criminal damage under £5000.

Police officer sentenced for possession of indecent images

Police officer sentenced for possession of indecent images

April 28, 2017

PC Andrew Birch, 54, of Blackpool, was summonsed to court in June last year after police received information he was in possession of a number of indecent images of children.

Tackling knife crime on Lancashire’s streets

Tackling knife crime on Lancashire’s streets

April 28, 2017

Lancashire Constabulary is supporting a week of action aimed at reducing knife crime.

 Man charged with Darwen stabbing

Man charged with Darwen stabbing

April 30, 2017

A man has been charged with S18 assault and possession of a bladed article following a stabbing in Darwen on Saturday afternoon (April 29th).

Cheshire man dies after parachute jump in Cockerham

Cheshire man dies after parachute jump in Cockerham

April 30, 2017

A man has died following an incident at a parachuting centre near Lancaster.

Average speed camera installation A588 Head Dyke Lane

Average speed camera installation A588 Head Dyke Lane

May 02, 2017

Installation work has now begun on the fourth route, A588 Head Dyke Lane, Pilling between Fold House Caravan Park and Bourbles Lane.

Witness appeal following fatal collision on M55

Witness appeal following fatal collision on M55

May 02, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision which occurred on the M55 this morning (Tuesday).

UPDATE: Concern increasing for missing Skelmersdale woman

UPDATE: Concern increasing for missing Skelmersdale woman

May 03, 2017

A woman who has been missing for four days has been found.

Pair jailed for Chorley assault

Pair jailed for Chorley assault

May 03, 2017

Two men have jailed for the brutal assault of a 33-year-old man in Chorley.

CCTV appeal following knifepoint robbery at Preston Spar shop

CCTV appeal following knifepoint robbery at Preston Spar shop

May 03, 2017

We have released CCTV images of three men we would like to trace following a robbery at a store in Preston.

Wanted Blackburn sex offender caught

Wanted Blackburn sex offender caught

May 03, 2017

Wanted sex offender Ashley Barratt, 28, has been traced to an address in Blackburn and subsequently arrested.

Man wanted after failing to return to prison

Man wanted after failing to return to prison

May 03, 2017

We are appealing for help to find a man who has absconded from prison.

Residents warned over telephone scam

Residents warned over telephone scam

May 04, 2017

We are warning people to be vigilant following reports of a telephone scam being targeted at elderly residents.

Missing Ashton-on-Ribble woman could be in Blackpool

Missing Ashton-on-Ribble woman could be in Blackpool

May 04, 2017

We are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 60-year-old woman who has gone missing from home in Ashton-on-Ribble.

Man, 23, missing from St Annes

Man, 23, missing from St Annes

May 04, 2017

We are appealing for help to find a man who is missing from home in St Annes.

Investigation underway following Nelson exposure

Investigation underway following Nelson exposure

May 04, 2017

We are appealing for information after a report of indecent exposure in the Nelson area.

Trio charged after Blackburn robberies

Trio charged after Blackburn robberies

May 04, 2017

We are continuing to appeal for information after three men were charged by police in connection with several robberies in the Blackburn area.

Man suffers serious injuries following collision in Longridge

Man suffers serious injuries following collision in Longridge

May 05, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Longridge.

Man dies after car collides with lamp post in Chorley

Man dies after car collides with lamp post in Chorley

May 05, 2017

Officers investigating a fatal collision in Chorley are asking any witnesses to come forward.

Lancashire Police appoint new Deputy Chief Constable

Lancashire Police appoint new Deputy Chief Constable

May 05, 2017

Lancashire Constabulary has today appointed a new Deputy Chief Constable.

Missing man found

Missing man found

May 07, 2017

Keith Teague, 43, went missing at about 2.30pm on Saturday, May 6th from his home address on Turnfield, Ingol, Preston but has now been found.

Man arrested following firearms discharge

Man arrested following firearms discharge

May 08, 2017

Police were called at around 1.20am on Sunday (May 7th) after a man returned home to find very recent damage to the front door and windows of his house on Beaconsfield Street.

Man, 32, dies after Preston collision

Man, 32, dies after Preston collision

May 09, 2017

We are appealing for information after a 32-year-old man died following a collision in Preston.

Student targeted in attempted robbery

Student targeted in attempted robbery

May 09, 2017

An investigation is underway following an attempted knifepoint robbery in Preston.

Witness appeal following Accrington incident

Witness appeal following Accrington incident

May 11, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses in connection with an alleged attempted wounding in Accrington.

Motorcyclist injured in Thornton collision

Motorcyclist injured in Thornton collision

May 12, 2017

We are appealing for information after a motorcyclist was injured following a collision in Thornton.

Police investigate Lancaster swan killing

Police investigate Lancaster swan killing

May 12, 2017

An investigation is underway after a swan was found with a suspected gunshot wound in Lancaster.

Woman, 36, missing from Preston

Woman, 36, missing from Preston

May 12, 2017

We are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing Preston woman.

Man wanted for failing to appear at court

Man wanted for failing to appear at court

May 12, 2017

We are appealing for help to find a man who is wanted for failing to appear at court and thought to be in the Blackpool area.

Boy, 6, injured following collision in Bacup ‎

Boy, 6, injured following collision in Bacup ‎

May 14, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a six year old boy was involved in a collision in Bacup.

Woman robbed in Blackburn

Woman robbed in Blackburn

May 14, 2017

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

UPDATE: Man, 43, missing from Bamber Bridge

UPDATE: Man, 43, missing from Bamber Bridge

May 15, 2017

A man who went missing from Bamber Bridge has been found.

Cyclist, 23, dies following Quernmore collision

Cyclist, 23, dies following Quernmore collision

May 15, 2017

A 23-year-old man has died after a serious collision in Quernmore.

Update: Average speed camera scheme

Update: Average speed camera scheme

May 15, 2017

Whilst work has progressed this year, some changes to the initial plans for two of the routes have been reviewed and will now be carried out.

Blackpool man wanted by police

Blackpool man wanted by police

May 15, 2017

We are appealing for information about a 20-year-old man wanted in connection with a robbery in Blackpool.

Witness appeal launched after car overturns

Witness appeal launched after car overturns

May 15, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after three people were injured when a car overturned close to Chorley.

Appeal following Blackburn collision

Appeal following Blackburn collision

May 15, 2017

We are appealing for information following a collision in Blackburn which has left a 31-year-old motorcyclist with a fractured wrist.

CCTV appeal following Blackburn burglary

CCTV appeal following Blackburn burglary

May 15, 2017

We have released CCTV footage of two men we are trying to trace following a burglary at a house in Blackburn.

UPDATE: Appeal to trace ‘John’ after man seen walking into sea at Fleetwood

UPDATE: Appeal to trace ‘John’ after man seen walking into sea at Fleetwood

May 16, 2017

We have now located a missing man believed to have walked into the sea at Fleetwood.

Appeal to trace ‘John’ after man seen walking into sea at Fleetwood

Appeal to trace ‘John’ after man seen walking into sea at Fleetwood

May 16, 2017

Appeal to trace ‘John’ after man seen walking into sea at Fleetwood

Appeal following Oswaldtwistle collision

Appeal following Oswaldtwistle collision

May 16, 2017

We are appealing for information following a collision in Oswaldtwistle last night (Monday).

Detectives investigate Blackburn sexual assault

Detectives investigate Blackburn sexual assault

May 16, 2017

Detectives have launched an investigation after a report of sexual assault in Blackburn.

Renewed appeal to find man who exposed himself to boys

Renewed appeal to find man who exposed himself to boys

May 16, 2017

We are continuing to appeal for information after a man indecently exposed himself in the Nelson area.

UPDATE: Concern mounting for missing Great Harwood woman, 45

UPDATE: Concern mounting for missing Great Harwood woman, 45

May 17, 2017

We are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a woman who has gone missing from home in Great Harwood.

UPDATE: Concern for woman who left hospital in Blackpool

UPDATE: Concern for woman who left hospital in Blackpool

May 17, 2017

A missing Blackpool woman has been found.

Woman dies following collision in Carnforth

Woman dies following collision in Carnforth

May 17, 2017

We are appealing for information after a woman has died following a collision in Carnforth.

Man, 72, robbed at home in Great Harwood

Man, 72, robbed at home in Great Harwood

May 18, 2017

We are appealing for information after an elderly man was robbed at his home in Great Harwood.

UPDATE: Concern growing for missing 17-year-old boy

UPDATE: Concern growing for missing 17-year-old boy

May 19, 2017

UPDATE: The 17-year-old boy missing from home in Blackburn has been found safe and well.

Fail to stop collision in Blackburn

Fail to stop collision in Blackburn

May 19, 2017

A woman has been injured following a fail to stop collision in Blackburn.

Man suffers knife wound in Blackpool

Man suffers knife wound in Blackpool

May 19, 2017

We are appealing for information after a man suffered a knife wound to his leg in Blackpool.

Student robbed in Preston

Student robbed in Preston

May 19, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a student was robbed in Preston last night (Thursday, May 18th).

Teenager, 15, attacked in Preston park

Teenager, 15, attacked in Preston park

May 19, 2017

An investigation is underway after a teenager was attacked with a wrench and robbed in Preston.

Pair wanted after bike robbery

Pair wanted after bike robbery

May 19, 2017

We are appealing for information following a robbery in Burnley.

Appeal following serious assault in Blackpool

Appeal following serious assault in Blackpool

May 21, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Blackpool which has left a 47-year-old man with significant head injuries.

UPDATE: Cyclist sought after woman grabbed in Preston

UPDATE: Cyclist sought after woman grabbed in Preston

May 22, 2017

A man has been charged following our CCTV appeal about an incident where a woman was allegedly grabbed while she was out running in Preston.

Former deputy head teacher summonsed for historical sex offences and child cruelty

Former deputy head teacher summonsed for historical sex offences and child cruelty

May 22, 2017

A former deputy head teacher has today (Monday, May 22nd) been summonsed for historical sex offences and child cruelty.

Witness appeal launched after Blackburn incident

Witness appeal launched after Blackburn incident

May 22, 2017

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after three men were injured following an alleged assault in Blackburn.

Investigation underway after bookmaker raid

Investigation underway after bookmaker raid

May 22, 2017

Detectives are appealing for information after a bookmakers was robbed in Bispham today (Monday, May 22).

Teenager, 15, missing from Blackburn

Teenager, 15, missing from Blackburn

May 22, 2017

We are appealing for information after a Blackburn teenager went missing in Blackpool.

Latest statement from Greater Manchester Police on the incident at Manchester Arena

Latest statement from Greater Manchester Police on the incident at Manchester Arena

May 23, 2017

Emergency number has been established for anyone who is concerned for loved ones who may not have returned home 0800 096 0095 .

Appeal launched to find missing man

Appeal launched to find missing man

May 23, 2017

Have you seen this man? We are appealing for information after he disappeared from the Ribbleton area.

Message from the Chief Constable of Lancashire

Message from the Chief Constable of Lancashire

May 23, 2017

Our thoughts first and foremost today are with all of those affected by the tragic events in Manchester last night.

Witnesses sought following Preston robberies

Witnesses sought following Preston robberies

May 23, 2017

We are appealing for information following two robberies which occurred in Preston last week.

Trio charged after human trafficking arrests

Trio charged after human trafficking arrests

May 24, 2017

Three people have been charged by police in connection with human trafficking offences.

Man seriously injured in Morecambe

Man seriously injured in Morecambe

May 24, 2017

Detectives have launched an investigation after a man was found with serious head injuries in Morecambe.

CCTV appeal launched after Preston robbery

CCTV appeal launched after Preston robbery

May 25, 2017

Two people have appeared in court following a CCTV appeal we released in April about a woman who was robbed in Preston.

Man suffers head injuries following collision in Helmshore

Man suffers head injuries following collision in Helmshore

May 25, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered serious head injuries following a collision in Helmshore.

Appeal following collision in Much Hoole

Appeal following collision in Much Hoole

May 25, 2017

We are appealing for information following a collision in Much Hoole between a car and a cyclist.

UPDATE: Man charged with murder of woman in Chorley

UPDATE: Man charged with murder of woman in Chorley

May 25, 2017

A man has been charged with the murder of a woman in Chorley.

Girl, 16, missing from Preston

Girl, 16, missing from Preston

May 25, 2017

We are appealing for help to find a missing 16 year old girl.

Motorcycle collision in Gisburn

Motorcycle collision in Gisburn

May 26, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after a motorcycle collision in Gisburn.

Blackburn man jailed for serious assault on ex-partner

Blackburn man jailed for serious assault on ex-partner

May 26, 2017

A 55-year-old man has been jailed for nine years and seven months after carrying out a vicious attack on his ex-partner last year.

Witness appeal launched in Burnley

Witness appeal launched in Burnley

May 28, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses following an alleged kidnap in Burnley.

Appeal launched to find Blackpool pair

Appeal launched to find Blackpool pair

May 29, 2017

We are appealing for information after a woman and a man went missing from Blackpool.


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