News - January

A round up of our news stories for January 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.


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