News - 2018

A round up of our news stories for 2018.
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Man jailed for child sex offences

Man jailed for child sex offences

January 05, 2018

Married Michael Wood, 34, travelled from his home address in St Helens to the victim’s home address in Darwen where he had sex with her after initially making contact with the 15 year old on Twitter in December 2015.

Service honours Blackpool Officers

Service honours Blackpool Officers

January 05, 2018

Floral tributes were laid and a service was held to remember PC Angela Bradley, PC Gordon Alexander Connolly and PC Colin Morrison, who all died on 5 January 1983, close to Gynn Square.

Detectives investigate violent robbery in Blackburn

Detectives investigate violent robbery in Blackburn

January 05, 2018

The 51 year old victim was attacked in Belper Street at about 7am today (Friday, January 5th) by an offender armed with a length of wood with nails protruding from it.

Tribute paid after fatal collision

Tribute paid after fatal collision

January 06, 2018

The incident happened at about 4.30pm yesterday (Friday, January 5th) when pedestrian Philip Anderson was involved in a collision with a DAF HGV near Junction 5 at Skelmersdale.

Appeal after New Year’s Day assault

Appeal after New Year’s Day assault

January 08, 2018

We are investigating an unprovoked assault which took place at the Texaco Service Station, Scotland Road, Nelson, on New Year’s Day.

Detectives investigating robbery in Blackburn have arrested a teenager

Detectives investigating robbery in Blackburn have arrested a teenager

January 08, 2018

The 14 year old, from Blackburn, was arrested this morning (Monday, January 8th) on suspicion of burglary and robbery and is currently in custody.

Serious collision on the M65 motorway

Serious collision on the M65 motorway

January 09, 2018

The incident happened at about 1.15pm yesterday (Monday, January 8th) when a Citroen Picasso driving West near to Junction 12 was struck to the rear by a Volvo skip lorry.

Second arrest in Blackburn robbery investigation

Second arrest in Blackburn robbery investigation

January 09, 2018

The 14 year old, from Blackburn, was arrested yesterday (Monday, January 8th) on suspicion of burglary and robbery and is currently in custody.

UPDATE: Boy, 16, missing from Skelmersdale

UPDATE: Boy, 16, missing from Skelmersdale

January 10, 2018

A boy who went missing from Skelmersdale has been found.

Man jailed for possessing firearm and dangerous driving

Man jailed for possessing firearm and dangerous driving

January 10, 2018

Faisal Khan was spotted by police in December last year as he drove his Renault Megane towards Preston.

Teenager charged after robbery in Blackburn

Teenager charged after robbery in Blackburn

January 10, 2018

The 14 year old, from Blackburn, who can’t be named for legal reasons, appeared at Blackburn Magistrates’ Court today (Wednesday, January 10th) charged with robbery and burglary.

Investigation launched after aggravated burglary

Investigation launched after aggravated burglary

January 11, 2018

Police were called at shortly before 3.40am today (Thursday, January 11th) to a report that a 68 year old night porter at The Oaks Hotel, Colne Road, Burnley, had been assaulted and hit over the head.

Appeal after robbery in Blackpool

Appeal after robbery in Blackpool

January 11, 2018

We are appealing for information after a robbery at a shop in Blackpool.

Have you seen Morgan Bradley?

Have you seen Morgan Bradley?

January 12, 2018

Have you seen Morgan Bradley?

Men jailed for killing man in Colne

Men jailed for killing man in Colne

January 16, 2018

Two men, Miles Whitfield and Mark Smith, have been jailed for six years following the death of Steven Pye in July 2017

Man charged with six shop robberies across Lancashire

Man charged with six shop robberies across Lancashire

January 16, 2018

Detectives have charged a man with a string of robberies at convenience stores across Lancashire.

Man, 55, in serious condition after Fleetwood collision

Man, 55, in serious condition after Fleetwood collision

January 16, 2018

A pedestrian has suffered serious injuries following a collision in Fleetwood.

Drugs haul intercepted at HMP Lancaster Farms

Drugs haul intercepted at HMP Lancaster Farms

January 16, 2018

We have today (Tuesday January 16th) intercepted a large haul of drugs and tobacco heading into HMP Lancaster Farms.

Alexa briefings go live

Alexa briefings go live

January 18, 2018

Lancashire Constabulary has launched a new skill on Amazon Alexa to send news and information straight to your smart speaker.

Man jailed for 13 years for child sex offences

Man jailed for 13 years for child sex offences

January 19, 2018

A sex offender has today been jailed for 13 years following historic sex offences.

Appeal following Fleetwood armed robbery

Appeal following Fleetwood armed robbery

January 20, 2018

Police are appealing for information following an armed robbery at a convenience store in Fleetwood.

‘Violent offender’ jailed

‘Violent offender’ jailed

January 23, 2018

A man has been jailed following a string of serious assaults.

Lancashire Constabulary joins child protection charity in campaign to tackle indecent images of children

Lancashire Constabulary joins child protection charity in campaign to tackle indecent images of children

January 24, 2018

Police forces from Lancashire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Cumbria and North Wales are today joining forces with the Lucy Faithfull Foundation to launch a campaign to tackle growing demand for sexual images of children online.

Man sentenced following Clitheroe serious assault

Man sentenced following Clitheroe serious assault

January 25, 2018

A man has today (Thursday 25th January) been sentenced following a serious assault in Clitheroe last year.

Witness appeal launched following Blackburn collision

Witness appeal launched following Blackburn collision

January 26, 2018

We are appealing for information after a pedestrian has been seriously injured in a collision.

UPDATE: Concern growing for missing Burnley man

UPDATE: Concern growing for missing Burnley man

January 28, 2018

A missing Burnley pensioner has been found.

Man sought after burglary in Lancaster

Man sought after burglary in Lancaster

February 01, 2018

We are looking for a man after a violent burglary in Lancaster in which two men were injured.

Appeal following fatal RTC in Larbreck

Appeal following fatal RTC in Larbreck

February 02, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses after a man died following a collision in Larbreck.

Drugs gang behind bars

Drugs gang behind bars

February 02, 2018

Operation Leviathan was an investigation into the supply and trafficking of heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis which was sourced from the Liverpool area and then supplied on to the streets of Blackpool and the Fylde.

Have you seen Mary McKinnon?

Have you seen Mary McKinnon?

February 02, 2018

We are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of 32-year-old Mary McKinnon, who is missing from hospital.

Appeal after motorcyclist injured in collision

Appeal after motorcyclist injured in collision

February 02, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses after a motor cyclist suffered serious leg injuries following a collision in Morecambe.

Have you seen Peter Thurlow?

Have you seen Peter Thurlow?

February 04, 2018

We are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of Peter Thurlow, who has not been seen since he left an address in Bamber Bridge on Wednesday.

Appeal after woman seriously injured in Morecambe

Appeal after woman seriously injured in Morecambe

February 04, 2018

We are appealing for information after a 91-year-old woman was seriously injured in a collision in Morecambe.

UPDATE: Police conduct enquiries following Blackpool death

UPDATE: Police conduct enquiries following Blackpool death

February 05, 2018

Detectives investigating the death of a man in Blackpool have been carrying out enquiries in the area over the last few days.

David Vickers is missing from Preston

David Vickers is missing from Preston

February 05, 2018

We are concerned for the welfare of David Vickers who is missing in Preston.

Man jailed after shots fired at house in Accrington

Man jailed after shots fired at house in Accrington

February 05, 2018

A MAN has been jailed for six and a half years after shots were fired through the window of a house in Accrington.

Tribute for Thornton man following Larbreck collision

Tribute for Thornton man following Larbreck collision

February 06, 2018

The family of a man who died following a collision in Larbreck, have paid tribute to him.

Police officer jailed for misconduct

Police officer jailed for misconduct

February 06, 2018

Ihsan Ali, a Police Officer from Bacup, has been jailed for two years after he was convicted of Misconduct in Public Office.

Teen handed Fylde's first Criminal Behaviour Order

Teen handed Fylde's first Criminal Behaviour Order

February 07, 2018

A teenager from Fylde has become the first in the borough to be issued with the new Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO).

Body found in river confirmed as missing Michael Brooks

Body found in river confirmed as missing Michael Brooks

February 07, 2018

The body has now sadly been confirmed as that of Michael Brooks, 19, who went missing from Avenham Park on January 14th.

Appeal after three injured in Burnley collision

Appeal after three injured in Burnley collision

February 08, 2018

We are appealing for information following a collision in Burnley which has resulted in three people being seriously injured.

Working together to tackle serious crime

Working together to tackle serious crime

February 08, 2018

An event has been held to celebrate the ongoing success of Lancashire’s multi-agency approach to tackling serious and organised crime.

Warning over dangerous batch of cocaine

Warning over dangerous batch of cocaine

February 09, 2018

Drug users in Blackburn are being warned to be vigilant after two men collapsed after taking cocaine.

Three men and a woman have been jailed for almost 40 years after a man was lured to a Blackpool street and attacked with a knife.

Three men and a woman have been jailed for almost 40 years after a man was lured to a Blackpool street and attacked with a knife.

February 09, 2018

Three men and a woman have been jailed for almost 40 years after a man was lured to a Blackpool street and attacked with a knife.

Missing Ormskirk student found

Missing Ormskirk student found

February 13, 2018

Missing Craig Daintry, 19, was found in safe and well in Ormskirk in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday, February 13th).

Woman convicted of murdering baby daughter

Woman convicted of murdering baby daughter

February 14, 2018

A woman has been convicted of murdering her baby daughter.

Do you recognise this man?

Do you recognise this man?

February 15, 2018

We are trying to identify a man we would like to speak to after a doorman was attacked outside a nightclub in Chorley.

Five men sentenced as part of Operation Warrior

Five men sentenced as part of Operation Warrior

February 15, 2018

Five men have been sentenced this week for drugs offences.

Dangerous sex offender sentenced to 26 years

Dangerous sex offender sentenced to 26 years

February 16, 2018

A dangerous sex offender who groomed and abused a girl over a number of years has been sentenced to 26 years.

Man charged with Darwen nightclub wounding

Man charged with Darwen nightclub wounding

February 20, 2018

We have yesterday (Monday19th February) charged a man with wounding after a man suffered a serious head injury at a nightclub in Darwen.

Safe stolen from Burnley golf club

Safe stolen from Burnley golf club

February 20, 2018

We are investigating a burglary at Burnley golf club in which a safe was stolen.

Rishton hit and run driver jailed for eight years

Rishton hit and run driver jailed for eight years

February 21, 2018

A DRIVER who knocked down and killed a mum-of-two, yards from her own front door on Boxing Day has been jailed for eight years.

Man attacked with metal pole in Nelson

Man attacked with metal pole in Nelson

February 22, 2018

We are appealing for information after a man was attacked with a metal pole in Bath Street, Nelson.

Appeal after stabbing in Lancaster

Appeal after stabbing in Lancaster

February 23, 2018

We are appealing for information after an 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl were stabbed at an address in Lancaster on Monday.

Witness appeal following Blackpool robbery

Witness appeal following Blackpool robbery

February 25, 2018

Detectives are appealing for information following a robbery in Blackpool yesterday.

Witness appeal following Poulton-le-Fylde collision

Witness appeal following Poulton-le-Fylde collision

February 26, 2018

We are appealing for information following a collision in Poulton-le-Fylde on Friday (23rd February).

Nelson man jailed for drugs offences

Nelson man jailed for drugs offences

February 27, 2018

A Nelson man has been handed a seven year jail term.

Forklift truck stolen in Oswaldtwistle

Forklift truck stolen in Oswaldtwistle

February 28, 2018

We'd like to speak to the man in the picture after a forklift truck, worth £20k, was stolen in Oswaldtwistle.

Appeal after robbery

Appeal after robbery

February 28, 2018

Police were contacted at shortly after 6pm last night (Tuesday, February 27th) to a report that three men had pulled up at the Santander Bank, Clifton Street, Lytham in a BMW One Series as cash was being delivered to the bank by security guards.

Missing Arthur found safe and well

Missing Arthur found safe and well

March 01, 2018

Arthur Thompson, who was missing from home in Rossendale, has been found safe and well in Manchester this morning.

Men charged as part of investigation into organised crime

Men charged as part of investigation into organised crime

March 02, 2018

Five people have been charged as part of an investigation into organised crime on the Fylde coast.

CCTV released after violent Blackpool robbery

CCTV released after violent Blackpool robbery

March 04, 2018

The 89 year old victim was walking home from the Post Office on Whitegate Drive at about 4pm on February 24th when she was approached by a man on Dutton Road. The attacker grabbed her handbag and pulled it away from her resulting in her falling to the ground.

Week of action to tackle modern slavery

Week of action to tackle modern slavery

March 05, 2018

Officers from Lancashire Constabulary are taking part in a week of action to tackle human trafficking, modern slavery and labour exploitation across the county this week.

Appeal after attempted ATM theft

Appeal after attempted ATM theft

March 05, 2018

We are appealing for information after the attempted theft of a cash machine on the Promenade, Blackpool on Friday 2nd March.

Police officer jailed for assault and indecent assault

Police officer jailed for assault and indecent assault

March 05, 2018

Jonathan Allwright, 49, of Preston, admitted three charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, one count of common assault and one of indecent assault.

Do you recognise this man?

Do you recognise this man?

March 05, 2018

We would like to speak to him following an incident in Blackburn.

Witness appeal after man seriously assaulted in Accrington

Witness appeal after man seriously assaulted in Accrington

March 07, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously assaulted in Accrington last night (Tuesday 6th March).

Constabulary response to HMICFRS report into child protection

Constabulary response to HMICFRS report into child protection

March 08, 2018

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) report into Child Protection, published today, March 8th 2018, makes for difficult reading for Lancashire Constabulary.

Commissioner visits Lancashire Police apprentices to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

Commissioner visits Lancashire Police apprentices to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

March 09, 2018

Clive Grunshaw, has met with Lancashire Constabulary apprentices to recognise the work they do across the organisation, marking National Apprenticeship Week.

Appeal after man seriously injured in Hapton collision

Appeal after man seriously injured in Hapton collision

March 09, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously injured in a collision in Hapton last night (Thursday 8th March).

Man jailed for life for murder of baby son

Man jailed for life for murder of baby son

March 09, 2018

David Christie, 36, was found guilty by a unanimous jury decision after a trial at Preston Crown Court.

Appeal after fatal collision in Bacup

Appeal after fatal collision in Bacup

March 11, 2018

Two people have died following a collision in Bacup in the early hours of this morning (Sunday, March 11th).

APPEAL: Blackburn burglary

APPEAL: Blackburn burglary

March 12, 2018

Do you recognise this man?

Arrests made in human trafficking operation

Arrests made in human trafficking operation

March 12, 2018

A WEEK of action to tackle immigration and modern slavery offences resulted in a number of arrests and enforcement actions.

Appeal after man assaulted in Burnley

Appeal after man assaulted in Burnley

March 12, 2018

We are appealing for information following a serious assault in Burnley.

Man jailed for stabbing ex partner

Man jailed for stabbing ex partner

March 13, 2018

Matthew Greenwood drove from his home in Bolton and lay in wait for his victim in Kirkfield, Chipping.

Appeal after Chorley robbery

Appeal after Chorley robbery

March 13, 2018

We are appealing for information following a robbery at a Chorley convenience store.

Tradesmen urged to guard their tools after a string of van thefts in Lancashire

Tradesmen urged to guard their tools after a string of van thefts in Lancashire

March 13, 2018

Tradesmen in Lancashire are being urged to remove their tools from their vehicles after a spate of high value thefts from works’ vans.

Appeal after serious collision in Gisburn

Appeal after serious collision in Gisburn

March 13, 2018

We are appealing for information following a serious collision on the A682, Gisburn on Sunday (11th March).

Lancaster student racially abused

Lancaster student racially abused

March 13, 2018

We are appealing for information after a student was racially abused in Lancaster.

Woman touched inappropriately in Lancaster

Woman touched inappropriately in Lancaster

March 13, 2018

We are appealing for information after a woman was groped in Lancaster.

Image released after serious Preston assault

Image released after serious Preston assault

March 13, 2018

We have released a CCTV image of a man we would like to speak to in relation to an assault outside a Preston pub.

Appeal after schoolgirl assaulted in Oswaldtwistle

Appeal after schoolgirl assaulted in Oswaldtwistle

March 15, 2018

We are appealing for information after a report a schoolgirl was sexually assaulted in Oswaldwistle.

Nelson drugs gang jailed for 14 years

Nelson drugs gang jailed for 14 years

March 16, 2018

Four members of a Nelson drugs gang have been jailed for a total of 14 years

Seven charged as part of drugs operation

Seven charged as part of drugs operation

March 16, 2018

Seven people have been charged by police in connection with a large-scale criminal conspiracy across the Fylde Coast.

New campaign launched to tackle drugs gangs exploiting children to supply drugs

New campaign launched to tackle drugs gangs exploiting children to supply drugs

March 17, 2018

Awareness event in Morecambe on Saturday 17th March features actors to mark start of campaign to tackle city-based drugs gangs infiltrating Lancashire towns.

Appeal following two attacks in Burnley

Appeal following two attacks in Burnley

March 17, 2018

WE are appealing for information following two attacks in Burnley.

Have you seen Ian Rae

Have you seen Ian Rae

March 18, 2018

We are concerned for the welfare of 52-year-old Ian William Rae, who is missing from Preston area.

Girl, 10, knocked off her bike in Preston

Girl, 10, knocked off her bike in Preston

March 19, 2018

We are appealing for information after a 10-year-old girl was injured in a collision in Ribbleton Lane, Preston.

Witnesses sought following Preston service station burglary

Witnesses sought following Preston service station burglary

March 19, 2018

We are appealing for information after a burglary at a service station in Preston.

Can you help identify this man?

Can you help identify this man?

March 19, 2018

We are trying to identify a man after an attempted robbery at a shop in Preston in which a knife was brandished.

Have you seen Helen Hemmingway?

Have you seen Helen Hemmingway?

March 20, 2018

We are concerned for the welfare of Helen Hemmingway, 60, who has not been been since she left Lancaster Royal Infirmary this afternoon.

Investigation continues into assault on schoolgirl

Investigation continues into assault on schoolgirl

March 21, 2018

At 8.10am on Wednesday 14th March the 14-year-old was walking on a footpath off Broadfield, Oswaldtwistle, when she was approached from behind by a man who put his hand under her skirt.

Five more charged as part of major drugs operation

Five more charged as part of major drugs operation

March 22, 2018

They were arrested on Wednesday after a series of raids as part of Operation Jennet, a thorough and extensive investigation by detectives responsible for tackling serious and organised crime.

Witnesses sought after attack in Blackpool shop

Witnesses sought after attack in Blackpool shop

March 23, 2018

We are appealing for any information following regarding an unprovoked attack at News and Booze off licence on Dickson Road, Blackpool.

Witness appeal following Darwen attack

Witness appeal following Darwen attack

March 23, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses after two men were attacked with knives during a street assault in Darwen.

Arrests made in on-going investigation into drug supply and human trafficking

Arrests made in on-going investigation into drug supply and human trafficking

March 23, 2018

LANCASHIRE police have uncovered a major network of cannabis factories as part of an on-going investigation into alleged drug supply and human trafficking in the north west of England.

Text Giving Campaign launched on the Anniversary of PC Palmer's murder

Text Giving Campaign launched on the Anniversary of PC Palmer's murder

March 23, 2018

The UK Police Arboretum Memorial Trust has asked for support to build a new memorial to honour fallen police officers.

Did you see three men on a scooter?

Did you see three men on a scooter?

March 26, 2018

We are appealing for information after sentimental jewellery and cash was stolen in a burglary in New Longton.

Witness appeal launched after Blackpool collision

Witness appeal launched after Blackpool collision

March 26, 2018

We are appealing for information after a pedestrian was seriously injured in a collision in Blackpool.

Man wanted following attempted sexual assault

Man wanted following attempted sexual assault

March 26, 2018

Detectives have launched an investigation after a man entered a property in Blackburn and attempted to sexually assault a woman.

FOUND: wanted prison absonder

FOUND: wanted prison absonder

March 27, 2018

Wanted Sean Price, 31, formerly of Pickten Avenue, Runcorn, who went missing from HMP Kirkham on 27th August 2017, has been found and arrested.

UPDATE: Appeal following attempted armed robbery

UPDATE: Appeal following attempted armed robbery

March 28, 2018

We are appealing for information after an attempted armed robbery at the Post Office in Digmoor, Skelmersdale yesterday morning (Tuesday 27th March).

UPDATE: Appeal after pedestrian injured in Darwen

UPDATE: Appeal after pedestrian injured in Darwen

March 29, 2018

A woman has been reported for driving without due care following a collision in Darwen.

Appeal after attempted robbery in Blackpool

Appeal after attempted robbery in Blackpool

March 29, 2018

POLICE are appealing for information after an attempted robbery in Blackpool.

Man convicted of savage beating

Man convicted of savage beating

March 29, 2018

Sam Carrington, 22, savagely assaulted the 33 year old woman as she walked along George Street West on Saturday, September 23rd last year.

Man wanted in connection with shooting

Man wanted in connection with shooting

April 01, 2018

Officers want to speak to Daniel Simpson, 25, as part of an investigation into the incident on December 2nd last year.

Man injured in nightclub attack

Man injured in nightclub attack

April 03, 2018

We are appealing for information after a man suffered a serious injury during an attack at a Burnley nightclub.

UPDATE: Lytham glass attack

UPDATE: Lytham glass attack

April 03, 2018

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of Section 18 wounding after a man was attacked with a glass on Easter Monday.

Man found with injuries in Oswaldtwistle

Man found with injuries in Oswaldtwistle

April 03, 2018

The 64 year old man was found at about 10.30pm on Thursday, March 22nd on the floor at the junction of Thwaites Road and Stanhill Lane in Oswaldtwistle.

Man suffered serious head injuries in assault in Blackburn

Man suffered serious head injuries in assault in Blackburn

April 03, 2018

Detectives are appealing for information after a man was seriously assaulted in Blackburn.

Attempted robbery in Blackburn

Attempted robbery in Blackburn

April 04, 2018

WE are appealing for information after an attempted robbery in Blackburn.

Drug dealer jailed for three years

Drug dealer jailed for three years

April 04, 2018

A DRUG dealer has been jailed for three years after a raid at a house in Skelmersdale.

FOUND: Appeal to find missing man

FOUND: Appeal to find missing man

April 04, 2018

A 33-year old man who went missing from Wesham has been found.

Appeal following ATM theft in Carnforth

Appeal following ATM theft in Carnforth

April 05, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses after an ATM was ripped from a shop in Carnforth.

Man attacked with weapons in Lytham St Annes

Man attacked with weapons in Lytham St Annes

April 05, 2018

We are appealing for information after a man was attacked with weapons at a house in St Annes.

Witness appeal after Adlington collision

Witness appeal after Adlington collision

April 05, 2018

Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision in Adlington.

Liam Murray has been found

Liam Murray has been found

April 05, 2018

Liam Murray, 25, who was missing from Preston has been found safe and well in Manchester.

Appeal to find Good Samaritan

Appeal to find Good Samaritan

April 06, 2018

Detectives are trying to identify a Good Samaritan who tried to help a man who was being robbed.

Woman threatened in Blackpool

Woman threatened in Blackpool

April 06, 2018

The incident happened at about 7.40pm yesterday (April 5th) when the men walked through the front door of a house on King Edward Avenue and threatened a 35 year old woman, demanding to know where the safe was.

Witnesses sought after Rossendale collision

Witnesses sought after Rossendale collision

April 09, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses after a collision on Schofield Road in Rossendale on Tuesday 27th March.

FOUND: missing Burnley woman

FOUND: missing Burnley woman

April 11, 2018

Carol Slinger, who was missing from home in Burnley, has been found safely.

Appeal after cyclist seriously injured

Appeal after cyclist seriously injured

April 11, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Wrightington on Sunday (8th April).

Woman jailed for life for murder of baby daughter

Woman jailed for life for murder of baby daughter

April 11, 2018

Jennifer Crichton, 35, of Slater Lane, Leyland, was convicted in February after a trial at Preston Crown Court.

Statement following publication of Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse at Cambridge House, Knowl View and Rochdale

Statement following publication of Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse at Cambridge House, Knowl View and Rochdale

April 12, 2018

Assistant Chief Constable Tim Jacques released a statement following publication of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse at Cambridge House, Knowl View and Rochdale.

CCTV appeal: Blackpool assault

CCTV appeal: Blackpool assault

April 12, 2018

Police are appealing for information in relation to an assault in Blackpool.

FOUND: have you seen Stephen?

FOUND: have you seen Stephen?

April 13, 2018

Stephen Ibrams, 31, who went missing from home in Preston on Friday 13th April, was found safely on Saturday 14th April.

Car collides with pedestrians in Blackpool

Car collides with pedestrians in Blackpool

April 15, 2018

Our officers in Blackpool are investigating an incident involving what is believed to be a drunken driver who has collided with a number of pedestrians in the town centre.

Man in critical condition after falling from a taxi

Man in critical condition after falling from a taxi

April 15, 2018

A man is in a critical condition after falling from a taxi in Burnley in the early hours of this morning.

Pedestrians seriously injured in collision with a car

Pedestrians seriously injured in collision with a car

April 15, 2018

Two people suffered serious injuries when they were struck by a car in Yorkshire Street, Burnley.

Van driver injured in Barnoldswick collision

Van driver injured in Barnoldswick collision

April 15, 2018

A van driver suffered head injuries when the van he was driving collided with a wall in Barnoldswick.

UPDATE: Three injured in Blackpool collision have been released from hospital

UPDATE: Three injured in Blackpool collision have been released from hospital

April 16, 2018

Three people who were injured when a driver collided with pedestrians in Blackpool have now been released from hospital.

Driver charged after pedestrians injured in Blackpool

Driver charged after pedestrians injured in Blackpool

April 16, 2018

Detectives have now charged a man with a number of offences after a Skoda estate was driven at speed towards pedestrians in Blackpool on Saturday.

A man has died after an accident in Burnley

A man has died after an accident in Burnley

April 16, 2018

The incident happened at around 2am on Sunday 15th April 2018 when a man who was travelling in a Toyota Avensis taxi got out from the vehicle whilst it was moving on Church Street and sustained serious injury after landing in the middle of the road.

Detectives appeal for witnesses following Chorley assault

Detectives appeal for witnesses following Chorley assault

April 17, 2018

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following an assault on Mavis Drive in Coppull, Chorley last week.

Do you know this man?

Do you know this man?

April 17, 2018

We are asking for the public's help to identify a man from CCTV footage after a man was seen with a knife in Blackburn town centre on Good Friday.

Men sought after woman attacked in Blackpool

Men sought after woman attacked in Blackpool

April 17, 2018

We are trying to identify two men after a woman was attacked in Blackpool.

Man jailed for breach of Sexual Harm Prevention Order and indecent images

Man jailed for breach of Sexual Harm Prevention Order and indecent images

April 17, 2018

Scott Allan Henderson, 30, was convicted at Preston Crown Court on 13th April 2012 of engaging in sexual activity with two boys under 16 when he contacted them over a webcam and exposed himself to them. He was also found to be in possession of Indecent Images of Children. He was jailed 40 months.

Fatal RTC in County Road, Ormskirk

Fatal RTC in County Road, Ormskirk

April 19, 2018

A motorcyclist has died following a collision on County Road, Ormskirk.

Appeal after truck was raided near Clitheroe beauty spot

Appeal after truck was raided near Clitheroe beauty spot

April 19, 2018

Detectives are appealing for dash cam footage after a lorry was raided in Clitheroe.

Man jailed for brutal rape of teenager

Man jailed for brutal rape of teenager

April 19, 2018

Michael Mackenzie, 69, formerly of Keswick Road, Blackpool admitted one offence of rape and two of indecent assault when he appeared at Preston Crown Court last month.

Woman attacked on her way home from a night out in Rawtenstall

Woman attacked on her way home from a night out in Rawtenstall

April 19, 2018

Detectives have released footage of two men they would like to speak to after a woman was attacked on her way home from a night out in Rawtenstall on Good Friday.

Have you seen ‘Scouse Jay’?

Have you seen ‘Scouse Jay’?

April 19, 2018

Have you seen this man? Jamie Williams, also known as ‘Scouse Jay’, 34, from Accrington is wanted in connection with an aggravated burglary and driving whilst disqualified in Blackpool and failing to appear at court.

CCTV appeal after fire at Preston shed company

CCTV appeal after fire at Preston shed company

April 20, 2018

We are appealing for information after a deliberate fire in Preston.

Have you seen Zoe Hickey?

Have you seen Zoe Hickey?

April 23, 2018

We are trying to trace Zoe Hickey, 29, who has breached her notification requirements.

Man jailed for making and possessing indecent images of children

Man jailed for making and possessing indecent images of children

April 23, 2018

Adrian Eliffe, 63, formerly of Canterbury Drive, Poulton-le-Fylde, admitted three counts of possession of indecent images of children, four counts of making indecent images of children and one of voyeurism.

Former Salvation Army members sentenced for historic sex abuse

Former Salvation Army members sentenced for historic sex abuse

April 23, 2018

THREE members of the Salvation Army have been jailed for 13 years and a fourth handed a suspended sentence for a campaign of sexual abuse against two schoolgirls spanning two decades.

Woman seriously assaulted in Leyland

Woman seriously assaulted in Leyland

April 24, 2018

We have now identified a number of people we want to speak to after a woman was seriously injured at McDonalds in Leyland.

Appeal after man injured in collision

Appeal after man injured in collision

April 26, 2018

WE are appealing for witnesses after a man in his 90s suffered serious injuries in a collision on Albany Rd, Lytham St Annes.

Warning after attempted fraud

Warning after attempted fraud

April 26, 2018

Lancashire Constabulary received a number of reports overnight from people in the Blackpool area saying they had been called by a man purporting to be a Detective Sgt Turner or Detective Sgt Farmer

Appeal after knifepoint robbery in Blackburn

Appeal after knifepoint robbery in Blackburn

April 26, 2018

Detectives are trying to trace three men after an armed robbery in Blackburn.

Investigation underway after incidents in Accrington

Investigation underway after incidents in Accrington

April 26, 2018

At shortly after midnight police received a call to say that a car had been set on fire on Edelston Street and the windows of houses smashed on Hyndburn Street and Countess Street. A second vehicle was also damaged on Countess Street.

Detectives investigating a fight in Accrington have charged a man

Detectives investigating a fight in Accrington have charged a man

April 28, 2018

Detectives investigating reports of a fight on Countess Street, Accrington on Thursday (26th April) have charged a man.

Appeal after Blackpool assault

Appeal after Blackpool assault

May 01, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses after an altercation between a number of men in Blackpool.

Fresh appeal to trace man after Morecambe shooting

Fresh appeal to trace man after Morecambe shooting

May 01, 2018

Detectives have launched a fresh appeal to trace Daniel Simpson, 25, following a shooting in Morecambe.

Appeal to trace Leyland dog walker

Appeal to trace Leyland dog walker

May 01, 2018

Detectives investigating a serious assault in Leyland last week are appealing to trace a dog walker who was in the area and may be able to help with their enquiries.

Have you seen absconded prisoner Paul Anthony Wharton?

Have you seen absconded prisoner Paul Anthony Wharton?

May 01, 2018

We are trying to trace Paul Anthony Wharton, 31, who has absconded from HMP Kirkham.

‘Carlos’ drugs gang sentenced to almost a century in jail

‘Carlos’ drugs gang sentenced to almost a century in jail

May 02, 2018

Members of a Blackpool gang which infiltrated the seaside resort with Class A drugs have been sentenced to almost a century in jail.

Suspicious items found at address in Blackpool

Suspicious items found at address in Blackpool

May 02, 2018

Officers were called at about 8.15am today (Wednesday, May 2nd) and a cordon is currently being established around the property.

Man arrested after suspicious items found at address in Blackpool

Man arrested after suspicious items found at address in Blackpool

May 02, 2018

Officers were called to the property at about 8.15am today (Wednesday, May 2nd) and a cordon was established around the property.

Matthew Moseley found guilty of the murder of Lee Holt

Matthew Moseley found guilty of the murder of Lee Holt

May 04, 2018

An Oswaldtwistle father, who tried to convince his son to take the blame for murder, has been convicted of killing a man outside his home.

Matthew Moseley found guilty of the murder of Lee Holt

Matthew Moseley found guilty of the murder of Lee Holt

May 04, 2018

Matthew Moseley found guilty of the murder of Lee Holt

Investigation into spate of shop robberies in Blackpool

Investigation into spate of shop robberies in Blackpool

May 08, 2018

Detectives are investigating four robberies at convenience stores in Blackpool that happened with twenty minutes of each other.

Former officer ordered to pay back £367,000 following accident fraud

Former officer ordered to pay back £367,000 following accident fraud

May 09, 2018

A former police officer has been ordered to pay back £367,772.50 after he was jailed for selling personal data from traffic accident logs.

West Division Police HQ road named in honour of fallen superintendent

West Division Police HQ road named in honour of fallen superintendent

May 10, 2018

Gerry Richardson Way is the new name for the access road to the newly built West Division Police Headquarters in Blackpool.

Statement following inquest into the death of Louis Simpson

Statement following inquest into the death of Louis Simpson

May 11, 2018

Detective Chief Inspector Geoff Hurst said: "First and foremost my thoughts remain with Louis’ family and friends. His death was a tragedy for them and a sad loss to the wider community.

Motorcycle rider seriously injured in crash

Motorcycle rider seriously injured in crash

May 12, 2018

The 43 year old man, from Skelmersdale, was riding his Kawasaki ZX900cc on Gillibrands Road at about 12.45pm today (Saturday, May 12th) when he lost control of the vehicle and fell off.

Body found in search for missing man

Body found in search for missing man

May 13, 2018

Police looking for a missing man have found a body.

Body found in search for missing Kirsty

Body found in search for missing Kirsty

May 14, 2018

POLICE looking for a woman who has been missing from home for five weeks have found a body.

Appeal to trace wanted man

Appeal to trace wanted man

May 16, 2018

Officers want to find Lee Grogan in connection with an arson incident at an address on Wall Street in the town on Saturday (May 12th) and for making threats to kill.

Driver who injured three women outside Blackpool club jailed for five years

Driver who injured three women outside Blackpool club jailed for five years

May 16, 2018

Jake Hartley, 19, injured three people and caused panic in the town as clubs and bars went into lockdown, shortly before midnight on Saturday April 14th.

Boy injured during M65 collision between car and truck

Boy injured during M65 collision between car and truck

May 19, 2018

We are appealing for information following a serious collision on the M65 on Thursday, May 17th.

Have you seen Christopher Bryson? 

Have you seen Christopher Bryson? 

May 19, 2018

Have you seen absconded prisonerChristopher Bryson, missing from HMP Kirkham?

New safety enforcement vans on Lancashire's roads

New safety enforcement vans on Lancashire's roads

May 21, 2018

A new fleet of road safety enforcement vans are being rolled out across Lancashire.

Appeal after woman seriously injured in RTC in Clifton

Appeal after woman seriously injured in RTC in Clifton

May 21, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses after a collision in Clifton on Sunday (20th May).

Man died when he was trapped under machinery at work

Man died when he was trapped under machinery at work

May 23, 2018

Colin Willoughby, 52, pictured, was working at Graham Engineering Ltd in Edward Street, Nelson, when the accident happened.

Detectives launch inquiry after man dies in Preston

Detectives launch inquiry after man dies in Preston

May 23, 2018

DETECTIVES have launched an investigation into the unexplained death of a 35-year-old man in Preston.

A new initiative has been launched to help safeguard people with dementia

A new initiative has been launched to help safeguard people with dementia

May 23, 2018

The Herbert Protocol is a scheme designed to assist the search process when vulnerable people go missing.

Man injured in collision

Man injured in collision

May 23, 2018

The incident happened at about 11.10am today (Wednesday, May 23rd) when a Yamaha TDM 900 motorbike collided with a Nissan Cabstar on Moss Lane at the junction with Red Cat Lane at Burscough.

Appeal after cyclist injured in collision

Appeal after cyclist injured in collision

May 25, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist suffered serious injuries on the A570 Rainford Road, near Ormskirk.

Man seriously assaulted in Nelson road rage incident

Man seriously assaulted in Nelson road rage incident

May 25, 2018

We are appealing for information after a driver was assaulted during a road rage incident in Nelson.

A MAN has been jailed for 12 years for a brutal assault which left his victim in hospital for almost two weeks.

A MAN has been jailed for 12 years for a brutal assault which left his victim in hospital for almost two weeks.

May 29, 2018

A MAN has been jailed for 12 years for a brutal assault which left his victim in hospital for almost two weeks.

Can you help us identify this man?

Can you help us identify this man?

June 01, 2018

We'd are trying to identify a man following an attempted robbery at Betfred in Ribbleton.

Driver injured after collision with HGV in Wennington

Driver injured after collision with HGV in Wennington

June 01, 2018

A driver was seriously injured following a collision in Wennington last night (Thursday May 31st).

Appeal after Darwen melee

Appeal after Darwen melee

June 06, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses following a Darwen street brawl involving two groups of men.

Appeal after aggravated burglary in Brindle

Appeal after aggravated burglary in Brindle

June 06, 2018

We are appealing for information after an aggravated burglary in Brindle last night (5th June).

Man sentenced for importation of child sex doll

Man sentenced for importation of child sex doll

June 08, 2018

Douglas Charnock, of Greenway Close, Skelmersdale, admitted an offence of improper importation of an indecent / obscene article as well as possession of more than 6,000 indecent images of children.

Man charged in murder investigation

Man charged in murder investigation

June 08, 2018

A man has been charged with the murder of his mother in Preston.

Witness appeal: collision in Churchtown

Witness appeal: collision in Churchtown

June 10, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses after a serious collision involving a car and cyclist in Churchtown today (June 10th).

Appeal after robbery in Penwortham

Appeal after robbery in Penwortham

June 11, 2018

We've released images of a man we'd like to speak to following a robbery at McColls in Penwortham.

Appeal after teenage boy robbed in a Burnley park

Appeal after teenage boy robbed in a Burnley park

June 11, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was robbed at knifepoint in a park in Burnley.

UPDATE: Girl, 12, missing from Chorley

UPDATE: Girl, 12, missing from Chorley

June 11, 2018

The 12-year-old girl who was missing from home in Chorley has been found safe and well in the town tonight (Monday 11th June).

Witness appeal after Blackpool robbery

Witness appeal after Blackpool robbery

June 12, 2018

We are appealing for information following a robbery in Blackpool last month, which resulted in a man losing part of his ear.

Football fans warned 'don't get carried away' during the World Cup

Football fans warned 'don't get carried away' during the World Cup

June 12, 2018

Football fans are being reminded not to get carried away in the heat of the moment as England prepare for their World Cup campaign. Lancashire Constabulary and Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw have teamed up to urge fans to enjoy the games responsibly.

Appeal for information after burglary at Preston shop

Appeal for information after burglary at Preston shop

June 13, 2018

We are appealing for information following a burglary at a Vaping store last month.

Carer jailed for stealing £4,000 from 91-year-old woman

Carer jailed for stealing £4,000 from 91-year-old woman

June 13, 2018

A CARER who stole more than £4,000 from a 91-year-old woman in her care has been jailed for 10 months and two weeks.

FOUND: Concern for missing Fleetwood man

FOUND: Concern for missing Fleetwood man

June 13, 2018

Malcolm Archer, 51, who was missing from home in Fleetwood has been found safe in the Preston area tonight.

Witness appeal after cyclist seriously injured in Silverdale

Witness appeal after cyclist seriously injured in Silverdale

June 14, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses after a man fell from his bicycle in Silverdale, suffering serious injury.

Have you seen Leon Uzan?

Have you seen Leon Uzan?

June 14, 2018

POLICE are appealing for help to trace wanted man Leon Uzon after a woman was assaulted

Can you help us find Aaron Whitney?

Can you help us find Aaron Whitney?

June 15, 2018

We are asking for the public's help to find Aaron Whitney, who is wanted in connection with a serious domestic incident.

Witnesses sought after Chorley distraction burglary

Witnesses sought after Chorley distraction burglary

June 15, 2018

We are appealing for information following a distraction burglary in Chorley this week.

Update: Teenager critical after collision

Update: Teenager critical after collision

June 17, 2018

The collision happened Saturday, June 16th on Springfield Road when a black VW Golf collided with an 18 year old pedestrian who was crossing the road.

Crackdown on domestic abuse offenders

Crackdown on domestic abuse offenders

June 18, 2018

Operation Moorhen is a week-long crackdown across East Division aimed at locating and arresting priority wanted individuals. It is being supported by the Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw.

Man charged with manslaughter

Man charged with manslaughter

June 18, 2018

Officers were called to The Clifton Hotel on Fishergate Hill, Preston at 8.20pm on Sunday, May 20th following a report that a man had collapsed.

Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash

Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash

June 19, 2018

The collision happened at just after 7.20pm yesterday (Monday, June 18th) on the Eastbound carriageway near Junction 2 when a Yamaha R6 motorbike left the carriageway and hit a barrier. No other vehicles are thought to have been involved.

Witness appeal launched after Lancaster collision

Witness appeal launched after Lancaster collision

June 19, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses after a car was seen being driven erratically through Blackpool towards Lancaster.

Trafficking gang jailed for 16 years

Trafficking gang jailed for 16 years

June 19, 2018

On Wednesday 29th November 2017 warrants were executed in Lancashire, Manchester, Northampton and Luton, as part of Operation Magician - an investigation into the trafficking and sexual exploitation of a large number of Romanian women into the UK.

Teenager who died after Burnley collision named

Teenager who died after Burnley collision named

June 20, 2018

A teenager who died after a collision in Burnley has been named.

Witness appeal following village brawl

Witness appeal following village brawl

June 21, 2018

POLICE are appealing for information after a mass brawl outside a village pub left a woman with a fractured hip.

Fraud warning after man conned out of thousands of pounds

Fraud warning after man conned out of thousands of pounds

June 21, 2018

In the latest incident the victim was called by a man who said he was from the fraud squad and to ring back on 999. The line was kept open and the victim was told someone had been fiddling with bank account and he needed to go and withdraw the money and leave it outside his house. The money was collected by a woman described as asian who was driving a grey/silver transit type van with black writing on the side which said super dial.

Appeal for witnesses in firearms investigation

Appeal for witnesses in firearms investigation

June 22, 2018

Lancashire Police are now trying to get in touch with any witnesses and have launched a nationwide appeal as people attended the event from across the country.

Women jailed for fraud

Women jailed for fraud

June 22, 2018

Pauline Peters and Susan Todd befriended the victim, stole his bank card and withdrew £25,000 from his bank account leaving him penniless.

Fire station ransacked while firefighters tackle blaze

Fire station ransacked while firefighters tackle blaze

June 22, 2018

Police are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at Nelson Fire Station.

WANTED: Robert Holding

WANTED: Robert Holding

June 26, 2018

Have you seen Robert Holding, 34, from Bamber Bridge?

Man wanted in connection with assault in Preston

Man wanted in connection with assault in Preston

June 26, 2018

Officers investigating an assault in Ashton on Ribble on Monday (June 25th) have released an image of a man they would like to speak to.

CCTV appeal: Burnley robbery

CCTV appeal: Burnley robbery

June 27, 2018

Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Burnley.

Four charged in Thwaites brewery investigation

Four charged in Thwaites brewery investigation

June 27, 2018

POLICE investigating large scale damage and disruption caused by Travellers at the Thwaites Brewery in Blackburn have today (Wednesday, June 27th) charged four people.

Man convicted of wounding Burnley pensioner

Man convicted of wounding Burnley pensioner

June 28, 2018

Joseph Ormonde, 31, previously of Mitchell Street, Burnley was convicted of section 18 wounding with intent following a trial at Preston Crown Court. He was cleared of attempted murder.

Accrington man wanted after Great Harwood assault

Accrington man wanted after Great Harwood assault

June 29, 2018

Police are continuing to appeal for information about the whereabouts of Daniel Harwood, 27, from Accrington who is wanted in connection with an assault at a bar in Great Harwood.

Joint investigation underway into fire at Winter Hill

Joint investigation underway into fire at Winter Hill

June 29, 2018

Fire crews continue to tackle the blaze which broke out yesterday afternoon (Thursday, June 28th)

Wanted Burnley man

Wanted Burnley man

June 29, 2018

Have you seen Guljamal Din?

Police want to speak to the 34-year-old from Burnley in connection with fraud offences.

UPDATE: Four people arrested in firearms investigation

UPDATE: Four people arrested in firearms investigation

June 30, 2018

A number of people have been charged by detectives in connection with a firearms investigation by Lancashire Police.

Winter Hill fire investigation: Man released

Winter Hill fire investigation: Man released

July 02, 2018

Lancashire Constabulary and Lancashire Fire and Rescue are continuing to investigate the cause of the fire which broke out last Thursday afternoon.

Body found in seach for missing Preston man

Body found in seach for missing Preston man

July 02, 2018

Officers searching for a man from Preston who was missing from home in Fulwood have found a body.

Murder investigation launched in Nelson - man arrested

Murder investigation launched in Nelson - man arrested

July 02, 2018

A murder investigation is underway after the body of a 47-year-old Christopher Moore was found in Derby Street, Nelson

Nelson man charged with murder

Nelson man charged with murder

July 04, 2018

DETECTIVES investigating a murder in Nelson have charged a man.

Man jailed for life for murder of housemate

Man jailed for life for murder of housemate

July 05, 2018

A MAN has today (Thursday 5 July) been jailed for life for the murder of George Crawley in Blackpool.

Man, 20, arrested in Winter Hill investigation

Man, 20, arrested in Winter Hill investigation

July 06, 2018

We have this morning (Friday July 6th) arrested a 20-year-old man from Wigan on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

This arrest relates to our investigation into the fire on Winter Hill, which remains ongoing.

Fresh appeal in hunt for missing expat who vanished in Tenerife on day of England match

Fresh appeal in hunt for missing expat who vanished in Tenerife on day of England match

July 10, 2018

Police investigating the disappearance of Fleetwood man Kevin Ainley over 14 years ago are making a fresh plea for information.

UPDATE: Darren Parry

UPDATE: Darren Parry

July 12, 2018

Darren Parry, who absconded from HMP Kirkham, was found at an address in Lancashire last night. He has now been returned to custody.

Police warning after Lancashire residents scammed out of £100,000

Police warning after Lancashire residents scammed out of £100,000

July 13, 2018

We are warning people to be extra vigilant following reports of fraudsters targeting Lancashire residents purporting to be from a telecommunications company.

Blackburn man robbed Armani watch and stole £35k Range Rover

Blackburn man robbed Armani watch and stole £35k Range Rover

July 20, 2018

A BLACKBURN man has been jailed for five and a half years after he was convicted of robbery, burglary and aggravated vehicle taking.

FOUND: Concern for missing Raymond

FOUND: Concern for missing Raymond

July 25, 2018

Raymond Shaw, who was missing from home in Skelmersdale, has been found.

Witness appeal following Ormskirk collision

Witness appeal following Ormskirk collision

July 31, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Ormskirk on 27th July. The driver of a Ford Fiesta was taken to hospital after the car collided with a stone wall and concrete lamppost.

Advice ahead of Burnley v Aberdeen match

Advice ahead of Burnley v Aberdeen match

August 01, 2018

A large policing operation will be in place for the Burnley FC v Aberdeen football match today.

Man charged with murder

Man charged with murder

August 02, 2018

A man has been charged with murder following the death of 26-year-old Joshua Whitley in Blackpool.

Concern for missing dad-of-three

Concern for missing dad-of-three

August 02, 2018

We are increasingly concerned for the welfare of Craig Robinson, 44, who is missing from a hotel in Blackpool.

Appeal launched to find missing Fulwood man

Appeal launched to find missing Fulwood man

August 03, 2018

Have you seen Andrew Woods? We want to find him after he went missing from Fulwood today (Friday, August 3).

Two women charged with attempted murder after stabbing in Blackburn

Two women charged with attempted murder after stabbing in Blackburn

August 04, 2018

Two women have been charged with attempted murder after a man suffered multiple stab wounds in Blackburn on Thursday (August 2nd).

Taxi driver and passenger injured in collision

Taxi driver and passenger injured in collision

August 05, 2018

A taxi driver and his passenger suffered serious injuries in a collision on the A671 Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors this morning (Sunday August 5).

Driver jailed for death by dangerous driving

Driver jailed for death by dangerous driving

August 07, 2018

Mohmed Salman Patel, 26, of Carham Road, Blackburn, was driving his blue BMW 320 saloon car towards Preston at around 6.40pm on April 20, 2016, when he struck the group close to Lower Brockholes Farm on the A59 Brockholes Brow.

UPDATE: Have you seen Stephen Hopkins?

UPDATE: Have you seen Stephen Hopkins?

August 08, 2018

A 33-year-old man who absconded from prison has been arrested.

UPDATE: Appeal after Nelson sexual assault

UPDATE: Appeal after Nelson sexual assault

August 09, 2018

Following our appeal for information about a sexual assault in Nelson on 16 July, we have now identified the person we wanted to speak to.

Man sentenced for killing motorcyclist

Man sentenced for killing motorcyclist

August 09, 2018

Daanyaal Nasar’s Vauxhall Astra collided with Shaun Mair’s Keeway motorcycle after driving through a red light at the junction of Squire’s Gate Lane and Amy Johnson Way.

Concern growing for missing teenager

Concern growing for missing teenager

August 11, 2018

Concern is growing for Leah Burns, 15, after she was last seen in Lancaster Town Centre at about 3pm yesterday (Friday, August 10th)

Man arrested after violent assault in Blackburn

Man arrested after violent assault in Blackburn

August 12, 2018

Police were called at about 6.20pm yesterday (Saturday, August 11th) to reports that a number of men with weapons were attacking a BMW car in the Queen’s Park Road area of the town.

Appeal to trace prison absconder

Appeal to trace prison absconder

August 12, 2018

Anthony Smith, 38, failed to return to HMP Kirkham on Saturday but has now been found.

Appeal after racist incident in Blackpool

Appeal after racist incident in Blackpool

August 13, 2018

We are trying to identify a man in connection with a racist incident in Blackpool.

Man jailed for over 20 years for historical sex offences

Man jailed for over 20 years for historical sex offences

August 13, 2018

Derek Jessop, 75, of Regent Road East, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court to 22 years in prison with four years extended licence.

Investigation continues into Wesham baby death

Investigation continues into Wesham baby death

August 13, 2018

Police were called around 6pm on Thursday, August 9th to an address on Garstang Road North.

Officers attended and sadly found the body of a baby boy at the address.

Man charged after Blackburn affray

Man charged after Blackburn affray

August 13, 2018

Police were called at about 6.20pm on Saturday, August 11th to reports that a number of men with weapons were attacking a BMW car in the Queen’s Park Road area of the town.

Jail for worker who defrauded employer out of almost £800,000

Jail for worker who defrauded employer out of almost £800,000

August 14, 2018

A woman who stole almost £800,000 from her employer, has been jailed for 28 months.

Have you seen Leon Halsall?

Have you seen Leon Halsall?

August 15, 2018

We are asking for the public's help to find Leon Halsall, who we want to speak to about two violent incidents in June and July.

Winter Hill investigation - do you recognise this man?

Winter Hill investigation - do you recognise this man?

August 16, 2018

We are trying to trace the passenger in a black Peugeot as part of our investigation into the large fire at Winter Hill.

Man jailed for Darwen nightclub attack

Man jailed for Darwen nightclub attack

August 16, 2018

A man who left a club goer with life changing in an unprovoked attack in Darwen has been jailed for three years and eight months.

Man seriously assaulted in Preston

Man seriously assaulted in Preston

August 16, 2018

The victim, 45, was on a night out in Preston when he was punched in The Guildhall.

Serious collision in Haslingden

Serious collision in Haslingden

August 17, 2018

Can you help us with any information of a collision that happened on Roundhill Road, Haslingden, near to the Farmer’s Glory pub on August 16th?

Can you help identify these people?

Can you help identify these people?

August 17, 2018

Can you help us to identify the people in these images?

Two arrested after stabbing in Lancaster

Two arrested after stabbing in Lancaster

August 17, 2018

Police were initially called by the ambulance service to an address on Patterdale Avenue at about 7.25pm yesterday (Thursday, August 16th) where a woman was being treated for a number of stab wounds.

CCTV images released after Blackburn robbery

CCTV images released after Blackburn robbery

August 17, 2018

You may remember a CCTV appeal we asked for your help with last month after a robbery at Nilus Mini Market on Livesey Branch Road on Sunday 5 August. We have now identified four boys and will be speaking to them in due course.

Appeal after 17-year-old stabbed in Lancaster

Appeal after 17-year-old stabbed in Lancaster

August 17, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses after a 17-year-old was stabbed in Lancaster.

Appeal after man attacked with a machete at his home in Nelson

Appeal after man attacked with a machete at his home in Nelson

August 18, 2018

We are appealing for information after a man suffered serious injuries in a raid at his home in Nelson.

Appeal for witnesses after fatal collision near Clitheroe

Appeal for witnesses after fatal collision near Clitheroe

August 18, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses after a collision near Clitheroe in which a motorcyclist sadly died.

Woman from Liverpool killed in Aughton collision

Woman from Liverpool killed in Aughton collision

August 20, 2018

A woman has died following a collision in Aughton, Ormskirk on Sunday.

Arrests made after serious disorder in Blackburn

Arrests made after serious disorder in Blackburn

August 20, 2018

At around 4.15am on Sunday 19th August police attended a report of serious disorder outside a night club on St Peter Street.

Man jailed for life for vicious assault

Man jailed for life for vicious assault

August 20, 2018

Joseph Ormonde, 31, previously of Mitchell Street, Burnley was convicted of section 18 wounding with intent following a trial at Preston Crown Court. He was cleared of attempted murder.

FOUND: Search for woman who walked out of hospital

FOUND: Search for woman who walked out of hospital

August 21, 2018

Missing Lesley Bennett, 41, has been found safe and well in Chorley Town Centre.

Burnley man jailed for attack on partner

Burnley man jailed for attack on partner

August 21, 2018

Michael Singleton, 28, of Mere Court, Burnley, pleaded guilty to wounding at Burnley Crown Court.

Investigation underway after hit and run

Investigation underway after hit and run

August 21, 2018

Police were called by the ambulance service at shortly after 3pm today (Tuesday, August 21st) to reports of a serious collision on Morecambe Road where a woman walking across a pedestrian crossing close to Ryelands Park was struck by a van travelling towards Morecambe.

Dog walker may hold information in hit and run investigation

Dog walker may hold information in hit and run investigation

August 21, 2018

Officers are trying to trace a dog walker who saw two men running from a van, moments after it collided with a young woman in Lancaster.

Detectives investigate rape in Blackpool

Detectives investigate rape in Blackpool

August 22, 2018

The 29 year old victim was on a night out in the town centre and was walking back to a friend’s address at about 10.30pm on Saturday (August 18th) when he was approached by two men on Middle Walk on the ramp area leading to Pleasant Street.

Man jailed for assault

Man jailed for assault

August 22, 2018

Hassan Ali Khan, 19, of Lynwood Road, Blackburn was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment on Friday (August 17th) after the assault on Thursday 19th April.

UPDATE: Have you seen wanted Jed Kane?

UPDATE: Have you seen wanted Jed Kane?

August 23, 2018

A man from Morecambe wanted on suspicion of numerous offences has been arrested and charged by police.

Officers wanted to find Jed Kane, 36, following an incident on July 15 where an Audi A4 collided with a black Volkswagen Golf close to the junction of Lancaster Road and Whitby Road in Morecambe.

Detectives investigating serious collision in Lancaster appeal for driver of red car to come forward

Detectives investigating serious collision in Lancaster appeal for driver of red car to come forward

August 24, 2018

Police were called by the ambulance service at shortly after 3pm on Tuesday, August 21st to reports of a serious collision on Morecambe Road where a woman walking across a pedestrian crossing close to Ryelands Park was struck by a van travelling towards Morecambe.

Blackburn nightclub closed following serious disorder

Blackburn nightclub closed following serious disorder

August 24, 2018

A BLACKBURN nightclub has been closed following a serious incident of disorder.

CCTV appeal after doctors’ surgery assault

CCTV appeal after doctors’ surgery assault

August 29, 2018

We are appealing for information after a doctor was attacked at a medical practice in Blackburn.

Man charged with sexual offences

Man charged with sexual offences

August 29, 2018

Christopher Rixon, 41, of Poplar Grove, Liverpool is accused of 20 sex offences including rape, sexual assault and incitement to engage in sexual activity.

Man charged following serious collision in Lancaster

Man charged following serious collision in Lancaster

August 31, 2018

Police were called by the ambulance service at shortly after 3pm on Tuesday, August 21st to reports of a serious collision on Morecambe Road

UPDATE: Concern for missing man

UPDATE: Concern for missing man

September 01, 2018

A man who went missing from Blackpool has been found. He was found in the resort overnight safe and well.

Assault in Blackburn: Detectives appeal for witnesses

Assault in Blackburn: Detectives appeal for witnesses

September 06, 2018

The victim was left with serious injuries following the assault and is currently receiving treatment in hospital. The injuries are not life threatening.

Concern for missing mother and child

Concern for missing mother and child

September 06, 2018

Missing Brogan Helme, 24 and son Harry, 6, have been found safe and well in Lancaster.

Missing children found safe and well

Missing children found safe and well

September 08, 2018

Following a number of enquiries the children were both found safe and well at an address in Blackpool this afternoon (Saturday, September 8th)

Man suffers stab wounds in assault in Blackpool

Man suffers stab wounds in assault in Blackpool

September 08, 2018

Police were called at about 9.20pm last night (Friday, September 7th) to a report that a 47 year old man had presented at Blackpool Victoria Hospital with two stab wounds. His injuries are not life threatening.

Investigation underway after man stabbed in Preston

Investigation underway after man stabbed in Preston

September 09, 2018

At the same time officers were alerted by the ambulance service that they were attending to a man on Cheapside who had suffered a stab wound.

Concern growing for missing man

Concern growing for missing man

September 09, 2018

Robert Taylor, 29, was last seen at his home address on Bramley Avenue, Fleetwood at about 3.30am on Saturday.

Appeal after fatal collision

Appeal after fatal collision

September 10, 2018

A woman who died in a collision in Edenfield has been identified.

‘Manipulative’ fraudster jailed after conning elderly couple out of their home and life savings

‘Manipulative’ fraudster jailed after conning elderly couple out of their home and life savings

September 10, 2018

A man who posed as a bank employee to defraud an elderly couple suffering dementia, out of their Preston home and life savings has today (Monday, 10th September) been jailed.

UPDATE: Have you seen Robert Ganley?

UPDATE: Have you seen Robert Ganley?

September 11, 2018

A man who was wanted in connection with an attempted robbery on 15th August has been arrested.

Do you know this man?

Do you know this man?

September 11, 2018

We are asking for the public's help to identify a man after a fight outside Ma Kelly's in Blackpool.

Search now on for Lancashire's star citizens

Search now on for Lancashire's star citizens

September 17, 2018

The search is on to find an exceptional young person deserving of the Lancashire Young Citizen of the Year award – and we need your help to find them.

Preston launches city safe scheme

Preston launches city safe scheme

September 18, 2018

City centre community joins together to back ‘Ask for Angela’ initiative

FOUND: Missing Liverpool man believed to be in Blackpool

FOUND: Missing Liverpool man believed to be in Blackpool

September 20, 2018

A missing Liverpool man who was believed to be in Blackpool, has been found.

Appeal following assault in Preston

Appeal following assault in Preston

September 20, 2018

Preston CID are appealing for information in relation to a serious assault that occurred on Meadow Street, Preston.

Man jailed for failing to provide password

Man jailed for failing to provide password

September 21, 2018

A MAN has been jailed for ten months after failing to provide a password to police investigating allegations concerning on-line images of child abuse.

Appeal after pedestrian seriously injured in Bispham

Appeal after pedestrian seriously injured in Bispham

September 23, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses after a 70-year-old man suffered serious injuries in a collision in Bispham.

Have you seen Shane Beevers?

Have you seen Shane Beevers?

September 26, 2018

We are asking for the public's help to find Shane Beevers, 26, who we want to speak to in connection to an assault and threats made to a woman in Preston.

Appeal after fatal RTC in Blackpool

Appeal after fatal RTC in Blackpool

September 26, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision on Newton Drive in Blackpool on Monday (24th September).

UPDATED: Investigation into video which show homeless man being threatened in Preston

UPDATED: Investigation into video which show homeless man being threatened in Preston

September 27, 2018

Officers are investigating a video which is currently circulating on social media which appears to show a homeless man being threatened in Preston.

Former deputy headteacher convicted of historical sex offences

Former deputy headteacher convicted of historical sex offences

September 28, 2018

Grahame Brennand, 71, of Calder Avenue, Preston was found guilty following a trial at Preston Crown Court of 29 offences against a total of 11 victims.

Man seriously injured in collision

Man seriously injured in collision

October 02, 2018

A Peugeot 207 travelling on Longridge Road at Grimsargh left the carriageway and collided with a fixed speed camera.

Detectives probe brutal assault on homeless man

Detectives probe brutal assault on homeless man

October 02, 2018

The victim, 55, suffered some significant facial injuries and was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital for treatment.

CCTV appeal: Darwen burglary

CCTV appeal: Darwen burglary

October 02, 2018

We want to speak to the pictured man as part of our investigation into a burglary in Darwen.

FOUND: Have you seen missing Russell?

FOUND: Have you seen missing Russell?

October 04, 2018

Russell Bland, 36, who was missing from home in Lostock Hall has been found safe.

Detectives identify man’s skeleton over 15 years after discovery

Detectives identify man’s skeleton over 15 years after discovery

October 04, 2018

A man’s skeleton, discovered in Chorley in 2002, has been identified as Darren Carley.

Further arrests in county lines drugs operation

Further arrests in county lines drugs operation

October 04, 2018

A 51 year old man and a 46 year old woman from Blackpool have been arrested and remain in custody.

Appeal after assault and robbery

Appeal after assault and robbery

October 04, 2018

The 18 year old victim was riding his push bike along a path between Birleywood Health Centre and Christ the Servant Church at about 10.15pm on Wednesday (October 4th) when he was approached by three men.

Further arrests made in county lines drugs operation

Further arrests made in county lines drugs operation

October 05, 2018

A 40 year old woman and a 60 year old man, together with an 18 year old man have been arrested.

Search for Leon Langford - update

Search for Leon Langford - update

October 08, 2018

Officers were called to a factory in the Infirmary area of the town at just after 8am today (Monday, October 8th) after members of staff found the boy on the floor of the factory. At this stage it appears he had fallen through a roof.

Appeal launched after teenager sexually assaulted

Appeal launched after teenager sexually assaulted

October 08, 2018

Do you recognise this man? We want to speak to him in connection with a sexual assault in Fulwood.

Operation launched to target wanted domestic abuse offenders

Operation launched to target wanted domestic abuse offenders

October 08, 2018

And officers have warned there will be no hiding place for those people who have committed offences but are evading police.

Police continue to tackle 'County Lines' drugs gangs

Police continue to tackle 'County Lines' drugs gangs

October 10, 2018

And as well as mounting operations such as the current Op Moth in West Division we need the public’s help to recognise the signs and to report any suspicions to the police.

Appeal after Preston arson

Appeal after Preston arson

October 10, 2018

The incident happened on the afternoon of October 5th when offenders approached a doorway of the Onward Homes office, Arundel Court and poured petrol through a letterbox which they then set alight before making off.

Search for man after serious assault

Search for man after serious assault

October 11, 2018

Police were called by the Ambulance Service around 5.45pm yesterday (Wednesday, October 10) following reports a woman had been stabbed outside an address in Ashtrees.

Search continues for man following serious assault

Search continues for man following serious assault

October 11, 2018

Police were called by the Ambulance Service around 5.45pm yesterday (Wednesday, October 10) to reports a woman was being treated for stab injuries.

Stabbing at Skelmersdale

Stabbing at Skelmersdale

October 11, 2018

The incident happened at about 10.45 yesterday (Wednesday, October 11th) at the junction of Birch Green Road and Ferndale.

John Cowley manhunt continues

John Cowley manhunt continues

October 12, 2018

Police were called by the Ambulance Service around 5.45pm on Wednesday (October 10th) to reports a woman was being treated for stab injuries.

Man jailed for historical sex offences

Man jailed for historical sex offences

October 12, 2018

Grahame Brennand, 70, of Calder Avenue, Preston was found guilty following a trial at Preston Crown Court last month of 29 offences against a total of 11 victims. 26 of the offences were sexual assaults on girls and three were cruelty offences against boys.

Missing teenager found

Missing teenager found

October 13, 2018

We would like to thank everyone who helped with our appeal - it is much appreciated.

Investigation underway after man suffers serious injuries

Investigation underway after man suffers serious injuries

October 14, 2018

At about 12.40am police officers came across the man on Northfield Road, close to the junction with King’s Highway, in Accrington.

CCTV appeal as search for John Cowley continues

CCTV appeal as search for John Cowley continues

October 18, 2018

Police investigating a serious assault in Mawdesley have released CCTV footage in a fresh bid for information about the whereabouts of a man they want to speak to.

Body found in search for wanted man

Body found in search for wanted man

October 18, 2018

At shortly after 11:30am today (Thursday 18th October) officers found a body in a lake off Moody Lane in Mawdesley.

Investigation underway after fire in Blackpool

Investigation underway after fire in Blackpool

October 19, 2018

Emergency services attended and remain at the scene today (Friday, October 19th) to try and make the area safe.

Appeal following Blackburn assault

Appeal following Blackburn assault

October 19, 2018

We are appealing for information following a serious assault in Blackburn on 14th October.

UPDATE: Leyland man missing from home

UPDATE: Leyland man missing from home

October 24, 2018

A man who went missing from Leyland has been found.

Man found guilty of Simon Marx’s murder

Man found guilty of Simon Marx’s murder

October 25, 2018

A man has today (25 October) been found guilty of the murder of a Blackpool man who died following an assault at his local pub.

UPDATE: one more arrest following Preston firearms discharge

UPDATE: one more arrest following Preston firearms discharge

October 26, 2018

Five people have now been arrested following a firearms discharge in Preston.

Man’s jaw fractured in Barrowford gang attack

Man’s jaw fractured in Barrowford gang attack

October 26, 2018

A man was left with a fractured jaw after being attacked by a group of men in Barrowford.

Woman sought by police following serious Carnforth assault

Woman sought by police following serious Carnforth assault

October 28, 2018

A woman wanted by police in connection with a serious assault in Carnforth has been arrested.

Man charged following Burnley assault

Man charged following Burnley assault

October 28, 2018

Detectives investigating an assault in Burnley have charged a man.

Man hit to face in Preston City Centre

Man hit to face in Preston City Centre

October 29, 2018

We are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in Preston in the early hours of yesterday morning (Sunday, October 28th).

Police Public Bravery Awards

Police Public Bravery Awards

October 31, 2018

The National Police Public Bravery Awards recognise the assistance provided by members of the public who have intervened to foil criminal acts and come to the assistance of others.

The Association of Chief Police Officers and the Association of Police Authorities, with the kind support of our sponsors, are proud to present the awards each summer to members of the public nominated by the police officers themselves who investigated and dealt with the crimes they intervened in.

Man found in Burnley boating lake in critical condition

Man found in Burnley boating lake in critical condition

October 31, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses after a man was found unconscious in a boating lake in a park in Burnley.

Blackpool man jailed for catalogue of offences against young girls

Blackpool man jailed for catalogue of offences against young girls

November 01, 2018

A man who sexually abused a number of young girls over a two year period, has been jailed for over 12 years.

Man charged with conspiracy to steal

Man charged with conspiracy to steal

November 01, 2018

Tommy Smith, 41, was arrested as part of a pre-planned police operation on Wednesday, October 31st along with a number of other people.

Number of people in the North West seeking help to stop looking at sexual images of children doubles in just six months

Number of people in the North West seeking help to stop looking at sexual images of children doubles in just six months

November 02, 2018

In the six months between July 2017 and January 2018 1,747 people from the North West contacted Stop it Now!

Couple convicted after death of toddler

Couple convicted after death of toddler

November 02, 2018

Ellie May Minshull-Coyle died after she was caged and forcibly restrained inside a cot at her home in Lostock Hall, near Preston.

Driver jailed for leaving man paralysed

Driver jailed for leaving man paralysed

November 02, 2018

Jake Smith was driving his Seat Ibiza at speeds of up to 68mph in a 30mph zone when he collided with Wilf Walker, 70, as he was walking his dog close to his home on Blackburn Road, Great Harwood.

Preston man jailed for murder of Blackpool dad

Preston man jailed for murder of Blackpool dad

November 06, 2018

Steven Lane, 30, has been jailed for the murder of Simon Marx who died in Turkey in October 2017 following an altercation at a Blackpool pub.

UPDATE: Do you recognise this man?

UPDATE: Do you recognise this man?

November 07, 2018

We have now been contacted by someone who believes he is the man in the images and we will be speaking to him in due course.

Boy robbed in Skelmersdale subway

Boy robbed in Skelmersdale subway

November 07, 2018

We are appealing for information following a robbery in Skelmersdale yesterday (Tuesday 6th November).

Man wanted for failing to attend court

Man wanted for failing to attend court

November 09, 2018

We are appealing for help tracing a man who is wanted for failing to attend court.

Man jailed for abusing children

Man jailed for abusing children

November 12, 2018

Robert Ewing subjected his victims to sickening cruelty and one of them to sexual abuse over three years in the 1990s.

FOUND: Man wanted following attempted arson

FOUND: Man wanted following attempted arson

November 12, 2018

Following our appeal to help us find wanted Anthony Wright, 26, from Blackpool, he was arrested and has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life. This is in relation to an incident on Tuesday 30 October where a lit firework was posted through a letterbox on Grosvenor Street in Blackpool.

Woman dies following serious Accrington collision

Woman dies following serious Accrington collision

November 12, 2018

A woman has died following a serious road collision in Accrington.

Appeal following indecent exposure in Burnley

Appeal following indecent exposure in Burnley

November 12, 2018

We are appealing for information after an incident of indecent exposure in Burnley.

Couple named following fatal collision

Couple named following fatal collision

November 12, 2018

Police were called around 9.55pm yesterday (Sunday, November 11), following reports of an accident close to Junction 31a.

Drug gang jailed for more than a century

Drug gang jailed for more than a century

November 13, 2018

Operation Jennet was a Lancashire Constabulary Serious Crime Team investigation into the large scale supply of class A drugs (Cocaine), class B drugs (cannabis) and money laundering in the Fylde Coast and throughout the United Kingdom.

Concern growing for missing woman

Concern growing for missing woman

November 13, 2018

Michelle Hayhurst, 45, was last seen at her home address on Smithy Row, Hurst Green at about 10.15pm yesterday (Monday, November 12th)

Man arrested on suspicion of firearms offences

Man arrested on suspicion of firearms offences

November 13, 2018

Officers attended the property to carry out a pre-planned warrant this morning (Tuesday, November 13th) and a cordon has been established around the property.

Appeal following fatal collision in Fleetwood

Appeal following fatal collision in Fleetwood

November 13, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a collision in Fleetwood yesterday.

Body found in search for missing man

Body found in search for missing man

November 13, 2018

Police looking for missing man Anthony Penny have found a body.

Incident in Burnley - update

Incident in Burnley - update

November 13, 2018

The cordons have been lifted and people allowed back to their homes

UPDATE: Statement from Blackpool Police

UPDATE: Statement from Blackpool Police

November 14, 2018

Following our earlier post regarding an investigation into reports of suspicious activity in Blackpool yesterday, we have an update.

Man charged with murder following Burnley assault

Man charged with murder following Burnley assault

November 14, 2018

A man has been charged with murder following an assault in Burnley.

Have you seen this man?

Have you seen this man?

November 15, 2018

We are appealing for help tracing a man who is wanted on warrant after failing to attend court.

Concern growing for missing teenager

Concern growing for missing teenager

November 16, 2018

Jasmine Dunnett, 15, was last seen at an address on Tarlswood, Sklemersdale at about 5.10pm on November 13th.

Have you seen missing Jasmine, 15?

Have you seen missing Jasmine, 15?

November 16, 2018

We are growing concerned for a missing teenager.

Pair jailed following death of toddler

Pair jailed following death of toddler

November 16, 2018

Ellie May Minshull-Coyle died after she was caged and forcibly restrained inside a cot at her home in Lostock Hall, near Preston.

Concern growing for missing man

Concern growing for missing man

November 17, 2018

Samuel Morgan, 33, was last seen at an address on Nuttall Street, Blackburn at 7am today (Saturday, November 17th)

Cyclist seriously injured in collision

Cyclist seriously injured in collision

November 18, 2018

The cyclist, a 41 year old man from Heysham, was riding his bike along the A5273 Oxcliffe Road towards Lancaster at about 10pm yesterday (Saturday, November 17th) when he was struck from behind by a blue BMW 320 travelling in the same direction.

Prison absconder wanted by police

Prison absconder wanted by police

November 19, 2018

We are appealing for information after a 31-year-old man absconded from prison.

Richard Johnson left HMP Kirkham on Saturday (November 17) and has failed to return.

Investigation underway after healthcare professional arrested

Investigation underway after healthcare professional arrested

November 19, 2018

We are investigating allegations of mistreatment and neglect by a healthcare professional at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Police were contacted by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on November 8 after concerns were raised about the care provided to some patients.

UPDATE: CCTV appeal after Blackpool shop robbery

UPDATE: CCTV appeal after Blackpool shop robbery

November 20, 2018

A man and woman have been charged in connection with a store robbery in Blackpool.

Police were called around 7am on Friday (November 16) following reports of an incident at the Spar store in Dickson Road.

Man jailed for historical sex offences

Man jailed for historical sex offences

November 20, 2018

Paul Whelan, 58, of Maida Vale, Thornton, appeared at Carlisle Crown Court on Thursday 15th November.

Tribute paid to couple who died following M6 collision

Tribute paid to couple who died following M6 collision

November 20, 2018

Pat and David Howard from Lancaster sadly died earlier this month

Man jailed for firearms offence

Man jailed for firearms offence

November 20, 2018

Tommy Smith, 41, admitted possession of a loaded prohibited weapon namely a sawn off single barrelled shotgun.

Appeal continues to find wanted sex offender

Appeal continues to find wanted sex offender

November 20, 2018

We are continuing to appeal for information about a missing sex offender wanted on recall to prison.

Norman Ormerod went missing from an address in Clitheroe on August 2 and has failed to attend probation appointments.

Image released in sex assault investigation

Image released in sex assault investigation

November 20, 2018

We have released an Evofit image of a man we want to speak to following an allegation of a sexual assault in Preston.

VIDEO: CCTV images of missing man released

VIDEO: CCTV images of missing man released

November 21, 2018

We are continuing to appeal for information about a missing Preston man, Steven Durand, a month after he disappeared.

Detectives investigating Nelson burglary

Detectives investigating Nelson burglary

November 21, 2018

We are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary in Nelson.

Body found in search for Aileen Rourke

Body found in search for Aileen Rourke

November 21, 2018

Our thoughts are with Aileen's family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.

UPDATE: Appeal to trace registered sex offender

UPDATE: Appeal to trace registered sex offender

November 22, 2018

A sex offender wanted for breaching his notification requirements and failing to attend court in relation to alleged driving offences, has been found.

Burnley fan handed four year football Banning Order

Burnley fan handed four year football Banning Order

November 22, 2018

A Burnley football fan has received a four year Banning Order after a string of complaints regarding his behaviour and actions during away matches.

Motorcyclist seriously injured after collision

Motorcyclist seriously injured after collision

November 22, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses after a collision between a car and motorcyclist in Whittle-le-Woods.

Police were called around 7.55am yesterday (Wednesday, November 21) following reports of an accident close to the junction of Preston Road (A6) and Cow Well Lane.

Men and teenager convicted after extensive damage and theft at Thwaites site

Men and teenager convicted after extensive damage and theft at Thwaites site

November 22, 2018

Three men and a boy have been convicted of stealing and causing damage to the cost of over £313k at a historic brewery site in Blackburn.

Serious collision at Claughton

Serious collision at Claughton

November 23, 2018

The collision happened at 11.15pm yesterday (Thursday, November 22nd) when a Vauxhall Corsa travelling along the A683 Hornby Road appeared to lose control before colliding with a brick wall and a Seat Ibiza driving in the opposite direction.

Man jailed after attempted sword attack on officer

Man jailed after attempted sword attack on officer

November 23, 2018

A man who tried to attack a police officer with a samurai sword has today (Friday, November 23) been jailed.

Irfaan Ismael, 30, of Warrington Street, Blackburn, was sentenced to 11 years in prison at Preston Crown Court following the attempted assault earlier this year.

Witness appeal launched after Preston disorder

Witness appeal launched after Preston disorder

November 23, 2018

We are appealing for information after a man was seriously assaulted in Preston today (Friday, November 23).

Police were called around 4am after reports of disorder in Derby Square.

Man dies following M55 collision

Man dies following M55 collision

November 24, 2018

It happened at around 5:15pm last night on the Westbound carriageway close to junction 3. Our thoughts are with the man's family and friends.

FOUND: Missing Preston man

FOUND: Missing Preston man

November 25, 2018

Frank Richardson has been found safe and well.

Appeal following serious Accrington collision

Appeal following serious Accrington collision

November 25, 2018

We were called at 15:13 hours on Saturday (24 November) to reports of a two vehicle collision on Manchester Road at the junction of Newton Drive.

Motorcyclist dies following Whittle-le-Woods collision

Motorcyclist dies following Whittle-le-Woods collision

November 25, 2018

A man has died following a serious collision in Whittle-le-Woods on 21st November.

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Preston

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Preston

November 26, 2018

Police were called at 07:50 on Sunday (25 November) to reports a motorcyclist had been found injured on Blackpool Road in Lea.

Appeal after Burnley robbery

Appeal after Burnley robbery

November 26, 2018

We are appealing for information following a robbery in Burnley this weekend.

MAN ARRESTED: Detectives investigate sexual assault on child

MAN ARRESTED: Detectives investigate sexual assault on child

November 26, 2018

A 38 year old man has been arrested after our CCTV appeal following a sexual assault on a seven year old boy in a Burnley supermarket yesterday (Sunday25 November).

Man left with fractured skull after Preston assault

Man left with fractured skull after Preston assault

November 26, 2018

We are appealing for information after a man was violently assaulted in Preston.

Man charged after sexual assault on boy

Man charged after sexual assault on boy

November 27, 2018

Dennis Walsh, 39, of Albert Street, Burnley is charged with sexual assault on a child under 13, false imprisonment and breach of a sexual harm prevention order.

Man wanted after being convicted of damaging and stealing from Thwaites Brewery

Man wanted after being convicted of damaging and stealing from Thwaites Brewery

November 27, 2018

Have you seen wanted man Patrick Ward, 32?

Two men wanted following serious assault

Two men wanted following serious assault

November 27, 2018

Police are trying to trace two men who they want to speak to following a serious assault in Blackpool on Friday 5th October.

Fatal collision in Lancaster

Fatal collision in Lancaster

November 27, 2018

A 27-year-old woman has died following a collision in Lancaster.

Investigation after three men seriously injured in Blackburn

Investigation after three men seriously injured in Blackburn

November 28, 2018

We are investigating an incident in Blackburn which has left three men seriously injured.

Appeal to trace man's next of kin

Appeal to trace man's next of kin

November 28, 2018

Andrew Davie was found collapsed outside Boots on the Townsmoor Retail Park just before 7am on Saturday (November 24th). Police and paramedics attended but he was sadly pronounced dead.

Prisoner absconder wanted

Prisoner absconder wanted

November 28, 2018

A 30-year-old man who absconded from a Lancashire prison is wanted by police.

Wesley Seddon, formerly of Paley Close, Liverpool, left HMP Kirkham yesterday (Tuesday, November 27).

Nelson man jailed for drugs supply

Nelson man jailed for drugs supply

November 28, 2018

A Nelson drug dealer who went on the run after being arrested has today (Wednesday, November 28) been jailed.

Konstantin Cibenko, 35, of Larch Street, was sentenced to five years and three months in prison at Burnley Crown Court.

Witness appeal launched after Preston sex assault

Witness appeal launched after Preston sex assault

November 28, 2018

We are appealing for information after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted in Preston.

Between 10.10pm and 10.15pm yesterday (Tuesday, November 27) a 16-year-old girl was walking on Meadow Street when she was approached by a man close to the Catherine Beckett Community Centre.

Appeal following bakery robbery

Appeal following bakery robbery

November 29, 2018

We were called at 7:50am hours today (29 November) to reports of a robbery at Oddies on Leeds Road in Nelson.

Gang try to steal ATM in Haslingden

Gang try to steal ATM in Haslingden

November 29, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses after an attempted cashpoint theft in Haslingden.

Update after arrests relating to police officer being hit with stolen car

Update after arrests relating to police officer being hit with stolen car

November 30, 2018

Three men arrested in relation to an incident where a police officer was rammed with a stolen car in Accrington have been released under investigation.

Concern for missing teenager

Concern for missing teenager

November 30, 2018

Tyler Parmer-Andrews, 14, was last seen at 12noon on November 26th at Poulton Plaiz Holiday Park, Garstang Road.

Fourth man charged with attempted murder after Blackburn disorder

Fourth man charged with attempted murder after Blackburn disorder

December 02, 2018

At 22:34 hours on Tuesday (27th November), we were called to reports of a large scale disturbance on Rhyl Avenue. Officers and paramedics attended and a number of people were found with significant injuries.

Burnley man wanted

Burnley man wanted

December 03, 2018

Have you seen wanted Kevin King Yates, 25, from Burnley?

We want to speak to him in relation to a burglary at a house on Wensley Close where some car keys and a mountain bike were stolen on Friday, November 9th, as well as dangerous driving and failing to stop in Padiham.

update: Appeal launched to find missing Burnley man

update: Appeal launched to find missing Burnley man

December 03, 2018

Missing David has been found safe and well

Update: Woman sought after racially motivated assault in Nelson

Update: Woman sought after racially motivated assault in Nelson

December 04, 2018

Following our appeal to trace a woman after a Nelson mother was subjected to racist abuse and had a cigarette thrown at her, someone has come forward and we will be speaking to her in due course.

Man jailed for drugs offence

Man jailed for drugs offence

December 04, 2018

On Thursday 2nd August 2018 Officers from the Targeted Crime Team intercepted a vehicle travelling from Bradford into Lancashire believed to be transporting Class A drugs. The vehicle, a black VW Golf, travelled from Bradford through Colne and was eventually located in Townley Park, Burnley.

Detectives investigating series of robberies

Detectives investigating series of robberies

December 04, 2018

Officers are probing four robberies in the town which all took place yesterday (Monday, December 3rd) and they believe at least two of the offences are linked.

Cyclist seriously injured in collision

Cyclist seriously injured in collision

December 05, 2018

The cyclist was riding along Bay Gateway, heading away from Heysham Port, at about 6.30pm yesterday (December 4th) when he was involved in a collision with a Renault flatbed truck.

Man injured in Accrington collision

Man injured in Accrington collision

December 06, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision on the A56 at Accrington yesterday (Wednesday 5 December).

VIDEO: Tackling serious crime in Lancashire

VIDEO: Tackling serious crime in Lancashire

December 06, 2018

A new campaign targeting four areas of serious crime has been launched by Lancashire Police ahead of Christmas.

Operation Sorbus, led by the force’s Tactical Operations (TacOps) team, will focus on tackling cash-in-transit robberies, cash machine thefts, drink and drug drivers and ‘Hanoi’ burglaries, where expensive or high-powered vehicles are stolen from homes.

Investigation underway after man suffers injuries

Investigation underway after man suffers injuries

December 06, 2018

The man, 22, was found at shortly before 2.30pm yesterday (Wednesday, December 5th) by a member of the public

Man who died in M55 collision named

Man who died in M55 collision named

December 07, 2018

A man who sadly died after a collision on the M55 has been named.

Appeal after serious collision

Appeal after serious collision

December 08, 2018

The incident happened at about 9.30pm yesterday (Friday, December 7th) on Crossland Road North, St Annes when a 54 year old man crossing the road was struck by a Ford Focus

Two seriously injured in collision

Two seriously injured in collision

December 08, 2018

The collision happened at about 10.10am today (Saturday, December 8th)

Murder investigation launched

Murder investigation launched

December 09, 2018

Officers were called at about 1.20am today (Sunday, December 9th) to reports of a stabbing on Broomfield Road in the town.

Manhunt underway after murder in Fleetwood

Manhunt underway after murder in Fleetwood

December 09, 2018

Officers are looking for Mr Derbyshire and are appealing for the public’s help to try to find him but are warning he should not be approached.

Detectives investigating a murder have arrested a man

Detectives investigating a murder have arrested a man

December 09, 2018

Stephen Derbyshire, 33, of Fleetwood, was detained this afternoon (Sunday, December 9th) at an address in the town following a public appeal to help trace him. He has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Appeal launched to find wanted man

Appeal launched to find wanted man

December 10, 2018

Have you seen Pappy Connors? We want to speak to him in connection with a rape investigation in Morecambe.

Connors is wanted after a woman reported being sexually assaulted at an address off Oxcliffe Road sometime between April 27 and May 4.

UPDATE: Pair seriously injured in Clitheroe collision

UPDATE: Pair seriously injured in Clitheroe collision

December 11, 2018

A woman has died following a collision in Clitheroe.

Around 2.30pm on December 3 a blue Honda Jazz car and a white Ford Transit van were involved in a collision on Whalley Road.

Arrests and charges in Blackpool ‘county lines’ drugs supply investigation

Arrests and charges in Blackpool ‘county lines’ drugs supply investigation

December 11, 2018

Eight men and two women were arrested in three days of raids aimed at tackling county lines drugs gangs.

Knifepoint robbery at Morecambe garage

Knifepoint robbery at Morecambe garage

December 11, 2018

Detectives have released CCTV images following a knifepoint robbery at a Morecambe fuel station.

Preston man jailed for mother's murder

Preston man jailed for mother's murder

December 11, 2018

A Preston man has been jailed for life for the murder of his mother.

Two further arrests in police investigation

Two further arrests in police investigation

December 11, 2018

Detectives investigating allegations of mistreatment and neglect at Blackpool Victoria Hospital have arrested two more people.

Police were contacted by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on November 8 after concerns were raised about the care provided to some patients.

Garstang man missing

Garstang man missing

December 12, 2018

We are appealing for information about a missing Garstang man.

Thomas Roething-Cook was last seen in the town around 5.30pm yesterday (Tuesday, December 11) and is believed to have travelled to Lancaster.

Vietnamese drugs gang sentenced

Vietnamese drugs gang sentenced

December 12, 2018

Members of a Vietnamese gang which made hundreds of thousands of pounds in a sophisticated cannabis farm operation operating across the north west have been jailed for over 35 years.

Pair wanted in Blackpool county lines drugs investigation

Pair wanted in Blackpool county lines drugs investigation

December 12, 2018

Have you seen these men? We want to speak to Christian Cook, 19 and James Dickson, 29, originally from the Manchester area as part of an on-going investigation into ‘county lines’ drugs gangs operating in Blackpool.

Witness appeal after Burnley robbery

Witness appeal after Burnley robbery

December 12, 2018

We are appealing for information after a man was left with injuries following a robbery in Burnley.

CCTV appeal after police officer hit by car in Accrington

CCTV appeal after police officer hit by car in Accrington

December 13, 2018

Detectives have released CCTV as they continue to investigate an incident in which car rammed a police officer leaving him seriously injured.

Man jailed after stealing mother’s cash to spend on romance scams

Man jailed after stealing mother’s cash to spend on romance scams

December 13, 2018

A man who stole close to £25,000 from his 92-year-old mother to spend on online romance scams has been jailed.

Howard Clark, of Beckdean Avenue, Poulton, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court on Friday (December 7).

CCTV appeal after Preston attacks

CCTV appeal after Preston attacks

December 14, 2018

A man has been arrested following public appeals for information about two assaults in the Deepdale area of Preston last month.

Man dies after Blackburn incident

Man dies after Blackburn incident

December 14, 2018

A man has died following an assault in Blackburn.

Police were called around 10.35pm on November 27 to reports of a large scale disturbance in Rhyl Avenue.

Officers attended and a 43-year-old man, who can now be named as Sajed Choudry (pictured), was found at the scene with a number of serious injuries.

Mr Choudry was taken to hospital for treatment but sadly died from his injuries yesterday (Thursday, December 13).

Appeal after man dies in Lancaster collision

Appeal after man dies in Lancaster collision

December 14, 2018

A man has died following a collision in Lancaster.

It happened at around 3pm on Tuesday (December 11) on the A6 Slyne Road close to the junction with Oxford Street.

Man jailed for attack on Job Centre security guard

Man jailed for attack on Job Centre security guard

December 14, 2018

A Burnley man has been jailed for an attack on a security guard which left him with life changing injuries.

Woman, 89, dies after Burnley collision

Woman, 89, dies after Burnley collision

December 15, 2018

We are appealing for information after a pedestrian died following a collision in Burnley.

We were called at 8.15pm on Thursday (December 13) to reports of a collision involving a Toyota Rav 4 car and a pedestrian on Glen View Road, close to Rossendale Road.


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