News - December

Police launch Christmas drink and drug driving campaign

Police launch Christmas drink and drug driving campaign

December 01, 2017

The festive crackdown, aims to educate drivers about the dangers of drinking and taking drugs before driving and asks them to think about how they will get home after a night out.

Major investigation underway after shooting in Morecambe

Major investigation underway after shooting in Morecambe

December 02, 2017

Officers were called by the ambulance service at shortly after 12.30am today (Saturday, December 2nd) to an address on Buttermere Avenue where paramedics were treating a woman with facial injuries.

Teenager grabbed in Preston

Teenager grabbed in Preston

December 02, 2017

The 16 year old girl was walking through Smiths recreational ground between Selbourne Street and George Street at about 5.10am yesterday (Friday, December 1st) when she was approached by man who grabbed her arm.

Update: Man seriously assaulted in Burnley

Update: Man seriously assaulted in Burnley

December 03, 2017

At around 6.10pm on Friday, December 1st the victim, 72, answered the door of his home on Rossetti Avenue in Burnley where he was seriously assaulted to the head.

Paramotor pilot killed

Paramotor pilot killed

December 03, 2017

Emergency services were called to the scene, off Garstang Road, at about 1pm today (Sunday, December 3rd) and the pilot, a man in his 50s, was taken by ambulance to the Royal Preston Hospital where he sadly died a short time later.

Investigation continues into serious assault at Burnley

Investigation continues into serious assault at Burnley

December 05, 2017

At or around 6pm on Friday, December 1st the victim, 73, answered the door of his home on Rossetti Avenue in Burnley where he was seriously assaulted to the head, possibly with a hammer.

Man charged with terrorism offences

Man charged with terrorism offences

December 06, 2017

Husnain Rashid (30/04/1986) of Leonard Street in Nelson, Lancashire has been charged with two offences under section 5 of the terrorism act 2006 (engaging in conduct in preparation for terrorist acts).

Witness appeal after Burnley collision

Witness appeal after Burnley collision

December 06, 2017

We are appealing for witnesses after two people have been seriously injured in a collision in Burnley.

Appeal for information after man stabbed in Preston

Appeal for information after man stabbed in Preston

December 06, 2017

Police are appealing for information after a man was stabbed in Preston on Sunday (3rd December).

Appeal after third robbery at Penwortham shop

Appeal after third robbery at Penwortham shop

December 07, 2017

We are appealing for information after a convenience store in Penwortham was robbed for the third time.

Detectives investigating assault appeal for potentially key witness

Detectives investigating assault appeal for potentially key witness

December 07, 2017

At or around 6-6.15pm on Friday, December 1st the victim, 73, answered the door of his home on Rossetti Avenue in Burnley where he was seriously assaulted to the head, possibly with a hammer.

UPDATE: Witness appeal after Clitheroe attack

UPDATE: Witness appeal after Clitheroe attack

December 10, 2017

Detectives investigating a serious assault in Clitheroe have charged a man.

Constabulary graded good in HMICFRS inspection

Constabulary graded good in HMICFRS inspection

December 12, 2017

The grading is outlined in a report published today which explores how legitimate the Constabulary is at keeping people safe and reducing crime.

Average speed cameras to be enforced – A59 Brockholes Brow

Average speed cameras to be enforced – A59 Brockholes Brow

December 12, 2017

A new set of average speed cameras will go live from Thursday 14th of December on the A59 Brockholes Brow at Preston, it has been confirmed.

UPDATE: Four charged following Morecambe shooting

UPDATE: Four charged following Morecambe shooting

December 13, 2017

Detectives investigating a shooting in Morecambe have charged four men.

Wanted man found

Wanted man found

December 13, 2017

Have you seen this man? We want to speak to him after the knifepoint robbery of a bookmakers in Blackpool.

Appeal after armed robbery at pub

Appeal after armed robbery at pub

December 18, 2017

The robbery happened at just before 2am today (Monday, December 18th) when two men broke in through the rear door of The Sea View, Preston Road at Whittle le Woods.

Appeal after serious RTC in Burnley

Appeal after serious RTC in Burnley

December 18, 2017

We are appealing for information after a serious collision in Burnley.

Evofit released in indecent exposure investigation

Evofit released in indecent exposure investigation

December 18, 2017

Officers investigating a string of indecent exposures have released an Evofit of a man they would like to speak to.

Man charged with two counts of robbery

Man charged with two counts of robbery

December 20, 2017

A man has been charged with two counts of robbery following incidents at McColls convenience store in Penwortham.

Appeal after fatal RTC in Ormskirk

Appeal after fatal RTC in Ormskirk

December 22, 2017

We are appealing for information after a man has died following a collision in Ormskirk this morning (Friday 22nd December).

Have you seen Peter Marron?

Have you seen Peter Marron?

December 23, 2017

We are still appealing to trace Peter Marron who absconded from HMP Kirkham on Friday December 22.

Serious collision in Rishton

Serious collision in Rishton

December 26, 2017

We are currently at the scene of a serious collision involving a car and a pedestrian in High Street, Rishton.

UPDATE: Woman dies following collision in Rishton

UPDATE: Woman dies following collision in Rishton

December 30, 2017

Detectives investigating the death of a woman in Rishton have today (Saturday, December 30) arrested a man.

Man charged with causing death by dangerous driving following Boxing Day collision

Man charged with causing death by dangerous driving following Boxing Day collision

December 31, 2017

We have tonight (Sunday December 31) charged a man with causing death by dangerous driving following the death of a woman in Rishton on Boxing Day.


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