News - May

A round up of our news stories for May 2018.
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Appeal after Blackpool assault

Appeal after Blackpool assault

May 01, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses after an altercation between a number of men in Blackpool.

Fresh appeal to trace man after Morecambe shooting

Fresh appeal to trace man after Morecambe shooting

May 01, 2018

Detectives have launched a fresh appeal to trace Daniel Simpson, 25, following a shooting in Morecambe.

Appeal to trace Leyland dog walker

Appeal to trace Leyland dog walker

May 01, 2018

Detectives investigating a serious assault in Leyland last week are appealing to trace a dog walker who was in the area and may be able to help with their enquiries.

Have you seen absconded prisoner Paul Anthony Wharton?

Have you seen absconded prisoner Paul Anthony Wharton?

May 01, 2018

We are trying to trace Paul Anthony Wharton, 31, who has absconded from HMP Kirkham.

‘Carlos’ drugs gang sentenced to almost a century in jail

‘Carlos’ drugs gang sentenced to almost a century in jail

May 02, 2018

Members of a Blackpool gang which infiltrated the seaside resort with Class A drugs have been sentenced to almost a century in jail.

Suspicious items found at address in Blackpool

Suspicious items found at address in Blackpool

May 02, 2018

Officers were called at about 8.15am today (Wednesday, May 2nd) and a cordon is currently being established around the property.

Man arrested after suspicious items found at address in Blackpool

Man arrested after suspicious items found at address in Blackpool

May 02, 2018

Officers were called to the property at about 8.15am today (Wednesday, May 2nd) and a cordon was established around the property.

Matthew Moseley found guilty of the murder of Lee Holt

Matthew Moseley found guilty of the murder of Lee Holt

May 04, 2018

An Oswaldtwistle father, who tried to convince his son to take the blame for murder, has been convicted of killing a man outside his home.

Matthew Moseley found guilty of the murder of Lee Holt

Matthew Moseley found guilty of the murder of Lee Holt

May 04, 2018

Matthew Moseley found guilty of the murder of Lee Holt

Investigation into spate of shop robberies in Blackpool

Investigation into spate of shop robberies in Blackpool

May 08, 2018

Detectives are investigating four robberies at convenience stores in Blackpool that happened with twenty minutes of each other.

Former officer ordered to pay back £367,000 following accident fraud

Former officer ordered to pay back £367,000 following accident fraud

May 09, 2018

A former police officer has been ordered to pay back £367,772.50 after he was jailed for selling personal data from traffic accident logs.

West Division Police HQ road named in honour of fallen superintendent

West Division Police HQ road named in honour of fallen superintendent

May 10, 2018

Gerry Richardson Way is the new name for the access road to the newly built West Division Police Headquarters in Blackpool.

Statement following inquest into the death of Louis Simpson

Statement following inquest into the death of Louis Simpson

May 11, 2018

Detective Chief Inspector Geoff Hurst said: "First and foremost my thoughts remain with Louis’ family and friends. His death was a tragedy for them and a sad loss to the wider community.

Motorcycle rider seriously injured in crash

Motorcycle rider seriously injured in crash

May 12, 2018

The 43 year old man, from Skelmersdale, was riding his Kawasaki ZX900cc on Gillibrands Road at about 12.45pm today (Saturday, May 12th) when he lost control of the vehicle and fell off.

Body found in search for missing man

Body found in search for missing man

May 13, 2018

Police looking for a missing man have found a body.

Body found in search for missing Kirsty

Body found in search for missing Kirsty

May 14, 2018

POLICE looking for a woman who has been missing from home for five weeks have found a body.

Appeal to trace wanted man

Appeal to trace wanted man

May 16, 2018

Officers want to find Lee Grogan in connection with an arson incident at an address on Wall Street in the town on Saturday (May 12th) and for making threats to kill.

Driver who injured three women outside Blackpool club jailed for five years

Driver who injured three women outside Blackpool club jailed for five years

May 16, 2018

Jake Hartley, 19, injured three people and caused panic in the town as clubs and bars went into lockdown, shortly before midnight on Saturday April 14th.

Boy injured during M65 collision between car and truck

Boy injured during M65 collision between car and truck

May 19, 2018

We are appealing for information following a serious collision on the M65 on Thursday, May 17th.

Have you seen Christopher Bryson? 

Have you seen Christopher Bryson? 

May 19, 2018

Have you seen absconded prisoner Christopher Bryson, missing from HMP Kirkham?

New safety enforcement vans on Lancashire's roads

New safety enforcement vans on Lancashire's roads

May 21, 2018

A new fleet of road safety enforcement vans are being rolled out across Lancashire.

Appeal after woman seriously injured in RTC in Clifton

Appeal after woman seriously injured in RTC in Clifton

May 21, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses after a collision in Clifton on Sunday (20th May).

Man died when he was trapped under machinery at work

Man died when he was trapped under machinery at work

May 23, 2018

Colin Willoughby, 52, pictured, was working at Graham Engineering Ltd in Edward Street, Nelson, when the accident happened.

Detectives launch inquiry after man dies in Preston

Detectives launch inquiry after man dies in Preston

May 23, 2018

DETECTIVES have launched an investigation into the unexplained death of a 35-year-old man in Preston.

A new initiative has been launched to help safeguard people with dementia

A new initiative has been launched to help safeguard people with dementia

May 23, 2018

The Herbert Protocol is a scheme designed to assist the search process when vulnerable people go missing.

Man injured in collision

Man injured in collision

May 23, 2018

The incident happened at about 11.10am today (Wednesday, May 23rd) when a Yamaha TDM 900 motorbike collided with a Nissan Cabstar on Moss Lane at the junction with Red Cat Lane at Burscough.

Appeal after cyclist injured in collision

Appeal after cyclist injured in collision

May 25, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist suffered serious injuries on the A570 Rainford Road, near Ormskirk.

Man seriously assaulted in Nelson road rage incident

Man seriously assaulted in Nelson road rage incident

May 25, 2018

We are appealing for information after a driver was assaulted during a road rage incident in Nelson.

A MAN has been jailed for 12 years for a brutal assault which left his victim in hospital for almost two weeks.

A MAN has been jailed for 12 years for a brutal assault which left his victim in hospital for almost two weeks.

May 29, 2018

A MAN has been jailed for 12 years for a brutal assault which left his victim in hospital for almost two weeks.


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