News - April

A round up of our news stories for April 2018.
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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 cyclist injured in Lancaster collision

Appeal after cyclist injured in Lancaster collision

April 08, 2019

It happened at around 16:45 on 6th April and involved a pedal cycle and a Jaguar F-Type on the A683 close to the junction of Caton Green Road. The rider of the bicycle, a 12 year old girl, suffered a serious leg injury.


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