News - February

A round up of our news stories for February 2018.
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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.

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.

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.


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