News - March

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

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.


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