News - November

Blackpool man jailed for catalogue of offences against young girls

Blackpool man jailed for catalogue of offences against young girls

November 01, 2018

A man who sexually abused a number of young girls over a two year period, has been jailed for over 12 years.

Man charged with conspiracy to steal

Man charged with conspiracy to steal

November 01, 2018

Tommy Smith, 41, was arrested as part of a pre-planned police operation on Wednesday, October 31st along with a number of other people.

Number of people in the North West seeking help to stop looking at sexual images of children doubles in just six months

Number of people in the North West seeking help to stop looking at sexual images of children doubles in just six months

November 02, 2018

In the six months between July 2017 and January 2018 1,747 people from the North West contacted Stop it Now!

Couple convicted after death of toddler

Couple convicted after death of toddler

November 02, 2018

Ellie May Minshull-Coyle died after she was caged and forcibly restrained inside a cot at her home in Lostock Hall, near Preston.

Driver jailed for leaving man paralysed

Driver jailed for leaving man paralysed

November 02, 2018

Jake Smith was driving his Seat Ibiza at speeds of up to 68mph in a 30mph zone when he collided with Wilf Walker, 70, as he was walking his dog close to his home on Blackburn Road, Great Harwood.

Preston man jailed for murder of Blackpool dad

Preston man jailed for murder of Blackpool dad

November 06, 2018

Steven Lane, 30, has been jailed for the murder of Simon Marx who died in Turkey in October 2017 following an altercation at a Blackpool pub.

Boy robbed in Skelmersdale subway

Boy robbed in Skelmersdale subway

November 07, 2018

We are appealing for information following a robbery in Skelmersdale yesterday (Tuesday 6th November).

Man wanted for failing to attend court

Man wanted for failing to attend court

November 09, 2018

We are appealing for help tracing a man who is wanted for failing to attend court.

Man jailed for abusing children

Man jailed for abusing children

November 12, 2018

Robert Ewing subjected his victims to sickening cruelty and one of them to sexual abuse over three years in the 1990s.

Woman dies following serious Accrington collision

Woman dies following serious Accrington collision

November 12, 2018

A woman has died following a serious road collision in Accrington.

Appeal following indecent exposure in Burnley

Appeal following indecent exposure in Burnley

November 12, 2018

We are appealing for information after an incident of indecent exposure in Burnley.

Couple named following fatal collision

Couple named following fatal collision

November 12, 2018

Police were called around 9.55pm yesterday (Sunday, November 11), following reports of an accident close to Junction 31a.

Drug gang jailed for more than a century

Drug gang jailed for more than a century

November 13, 2018

Operation Jennet was a Lancashire Constabulary Serious Crime Team investigation into the large scale supply of class A drugs (Cocaine), class B drugs (cannabis) and money laundering in the Fylde Coast and throughout the United Kingdom.

Concern growing for missing woman

Concern growing for missing woman

November 13, 2018

Michelle Hayhurst, 45, was last seen at her home address on Smithy Row, Hurst Green at about 10.15pm yesterday (Monday, November 12th)

Man arrested on suspicion of firearms offences

Man arrested on suspicion of firearms offences

November 13, 2018

Officers attended the property to carry out a pre-planned warrant this morning (Tuesday, November 13th) and a cordon has been established around the property.

Appeal following fatal collision in Fleetwood

Appeal following fatal collision in Fleetwood

November 13, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses after a man died in a collision in Fleetwood yesterday.

Body found in search for missing man

Body found in search for missing man

November 13, 2018

Police looking for missing man Anthony Penny have found a body.

Incident in Burnley - update

Incident in Burnley - update

November 13, 2018

The cordons have been lifted and people allowed back to their homes

UPDATE: Statement from Blackpool Police

UPDATE: Statement from Blackpool Police

November 14, 2018

Following our earlier post regarding an investigation into reports of suspicious activity in Blackpool yesterday, we have an update.

Man charged with murder following Burnley assault

Man charged with murder following Burnley assault

November 14, 2018

A man has been charged with murder following an assault in Burnley.

Have you seen this man?

Have you seen this man?

November 15, 2018

We are appealing for help tracing a man who is wanted on warrant after failing to attend court.

Concern growing for missing teenager

Concern growing for missing teenager

November 16, 2018

Jasmine Dunnett, 15, was last seen at an address on Tarlswood, Sklemersdale at about 5.10pm on November 13th.

Have you seen missing Jasmine, 15?

Have you seen missing Jasmine, 15?

November 16, 2018

We are growing concerned for a missing teenager.

Pair jailed following death of toddler

Pair jailed following death of toddler

November 16, 2018

Ellie May Minshull-Coyle died after she was caged and forcibly restrained inside a cot at her home in Lostock Hall, near Preston.

Concern growing for missing man

Concern growing for missing man

November 17, 2018

Samuel Morgan, 33, was last seen at an address on Nuttall Street, Blackburn at 7am today (Saturday, November 17th)

Cyclist seriously injured in collision

Cyclist seriously injured in collision

November 18, 2018

The cyclist, a 41 year old man from Heysham, was riding his bike along the A5273 Oxcliffe Road towards Lancaster at about 10pm yesterday (Saturday, November 17th) when he was struck from behind by a blue BMW 320 travelling in the same direction.

Man jailed for historical sex offences

Man jailed for historical sex offences

November 20, 2018

Paul Whelan, 58, of Maida Vale, Thornton, appeared at Carlisle Crown Court on Thursday 15th November.

Tribute paid to couple who died following M6 collision

Tribute paid to couple who died following M6 collision

November 20, 2018

Pat and David Howard from Lancaster sadly died earlier this month

Man jailed for firearms offence

Man jailed for firearms offence

November 20, 2018

Tommy Smith, 41, admitted possession of a loaded prohibited weapon namely a sawn off single barrelled shotgun.

Body found in search for Aileen Rourke

Body found in search for Aileen Rourke

November 21, 2018

Our thoughts are with Aileen's family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.

Serious collision at Claughton

Serious collision at Claughton

November 23, 2018

The collision happened at 11.15pm yesterday (Thursday, November 22nd) when a Vauxhall Corsa travelling along the A683 Hornby Road appeared to lose control before colliding with a brick wall and a Seat Ibiza driving in the opposite direction.

Man dies following M55 collision

Man dies following M55 collision

November 24, 2018

It happened at around 5:15pm last night on the Westbound carriageway close to junction 3. Our thoughts are with the man's family and friends.

FOUND: Missing Preston man

FOUND: Missing Preston man

November 25, 2018

Frank Richardson has been found safe and well.

Appeal following serious Accrington collision

Appeal following serious Accrington collision

November 25, 2018

We were called at 15:13 hours on Saturday (24 November) to reports of a two vehicle collision on Manchester Road at the junction of Newton Drive.

Motorcyclist dies following Whittle-le-Woods collision

Motorcyclist dies following Whittle-le-Woods collision

November 25, 2018

A man has died following a serious collision in Whittle-le-Woods on 21st November.

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Preston

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Preston

November 26, 2018

Police were called at 07:50 on Sunday (25 November) to reports a motorcyclist had been found injured on Blackpool Road in Lea.

Appeal after Burnley robbery

Appeal after Burnley robbery

November 26, 2018

We are appealing for information following a robbery in Burnley this weekend.

Man charged after sexual assault on boy

Man charged after sexual assault on boy

November 27, 2018

Dennis Walsh, 39, of Albert Street, Burnley is charged with sexual assault on a child under 13, false imprisonment and breach of a sexual harm prevention order.

Two men wanted following serious assault

Two men wanted following serious assault

November 27, 2018

Police are trying to trace two men who they want to speak to following a serious assault in Blackpool on Friday 5th October.

Fatal collision in Lancaster

Fatal collision in Lancaster

November 27, 2018

A 27-year-old woman has died following a collision in Lancaster.

Investigation after three men seriously injured in Blackburn

Investigation after three men seriously injured in Blackburn

November 28, 2018

We are investigating an incident in Blackburn which has left three men seriously injured.

Appeal to trace man's next of kin

Appeal to trace man's next of kin

November 28, 2018

Andrew Davie was found collapsed outside Boots on the Townsmoor Retail Park just before 7am on Saturday (November 24th). Police and paramedics attended but he was sadly pronounced dead.

Appeal following bakery robbery

Appeal following bakery robbery

November 29, 2018

We were called at 7:50am hours today (29 November) to reports of a robbery at Oddies on Leeds Road in Nelson.

Update after arrests relating to police officer being hit with stolen car

Update after arrests relating to police officer being hit with stolen car

November 30, 2018

Three men arrested in relation to an incident where a police officer was rammed with a stolen car in Accrington have been released under investigation.

Concern for missing teenager

Concern for missing teenager

November 30, 2018

Tyler Parmer-Andrews, 14, was last seen at 12noon on November 26th at Poulton Plaiz Holiday Park, Garstang Road.

CCTV appeal after Preston attacks

CCTV appeal after Preston attacks

December 14, 2018

A man has been arrested following public appeals for information about two assaults in the Deepdale area of Preston last month.


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