News - December

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).

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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