News - October

Man seriously injured in collision

Man seriously injured in collision

October 02, 2018

A Peugeot 207 travelling on Longridge Road at Grimsargh left the carriageway and collided with a fixed speed camera.

Detectives probe brutal assault on homeless man

Detectives probe brutal assault on homeless man

October 02, 2018

The victim, 55, suffered some significant facial injuries and was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital for treatment.

CCTV appeal: Darwen burglary

CCTV appeal: Darwen burglary

October 02, 2018

We want to speak to the pictured man as part of our investigation into a burglary in Darwen.

FOUND: Have you seen missing Russell?

FOUND: Have you seen missing Russell?

October 04, 2018

Russell Bland, 36, who was missing from home in Lostock Hall has been found safe.

Detectives identify man’s skeleton over 15 years after discovery

Detectives identify man’s skeleton over 15 years after discovery

October 04, 2018

A man’s skeleton, discovered in Chorley in 2002, has been identified as Darren Carley.

Further arrests in county lines drugs operation

Further arrests in county lines drugs operation

October 04, 2018

A 51 year old man and a 46 year old woman from Blackpool have been arrested and remain in custody.

Appeal after assault and robbery

Appeal after assault and robbery

October 04, 2018

The 18 year old victim was riding his push bike along a path between Birleywood Health Centre and Christ the Servant Church at about 10.15pm on Wednesday (October 4th) when he was approached by three men.

Further arrests made in county lines drugs operation

Further arrests made in county lines drugs operation

October 05, 2018

A 40 year old woman and a 60 year old man, together with an 18 year old man have been arrested.

Search for Leon Langford - update

Search for Leon Langford - update

October 08, 2018

Officers were called to a factory in the Infirmary area of the town at just after 8am today (Monday, October 8th) after members of staff found the boy on the floor of the factory. At this stage it appears he had fallen through a roof.

Appeal launched after teenager sexually assaulted

Appeal launched after teenager sexually assaulted

October 08, 2018

Do you recognise this man? We want to speak to him in connection with a sexual assault in Fulwood.

Operation launched to target wanted domestic abuse offenders

Operation launched to target wanted domestic abuse offenders

October 08, 2018

And officers have warned there will be no hiding place for those people who have committed offences but are evading police.

Police continue to tackle 'County Lines' drugs gangs

Police continue to tackle 'County Lines' drugs gangs

October 10, 2018

And as well as mounting operations such as the current Op Moth in West Division we need the public’s help to recognise the signs and to report any suspicions to the police.

Appeal after Preston arson

Appeal after Preston arson

October 10, 2018

The incident happened on the afternoon of October 5th when offenders approached a doorway of the Onward Homes office, Arundel Court and poured petrol through a letterbox which they then set alight before making off.

Search for man after serious assault

Search for man after serious assault

October 11, 2018

Police were called by the Ambulance Service around 5.45pm yesterday (Wednesday, October 10) following reports a woman had been stabbed outside an address in Ashtrees.

Search continues for man following serious assault

Search continues for man following serious assault

October 11, 2018

Police were called by the Ambulance Service around 5.45pm yesterday (Wednesday, October 10) to reports a woman was being treated for stab injuries.

Stabbing at Skelmersdale

Stabbing at Skelmersdale

October 11, 2018

The incident happened at about 10.45 yesterday (Wednesday, October 11th) at the junction of Birch Green Road and Ferndale.

John Cowley manhunt continues

John Cowley manhunt continues

October 12, 2018

Police were called by the Ambulance Service around 5.45pm on Wednesday (October 10th) to reports a woman was being treated for stab injuries.

Man jailed for historical sex offences

Man jailed for historical sex offences

October 12, 2018

Grahame Brennand, 70, of Calder Avenue, Preston was found guilty following a trial at Preston Crown Court last month of 29 offences against a total of 11 victims. 26 of the offences were sexual assaults on girls and three were cruelty offences against boys.

Missing teenager found

Missing teenager found

October 13, 2018

We would like to thank everyone who helped with our appeal - it is much appreciated.

Investigation underway after man suffers serious injuries

Investigation underway after man suffers serious injuries

October 14, 2018

At about 12.40am police officers came across the man on Northfield Road, close to the junction with King’s Highway, in Accrington.

CCTV appeal as search for John Cowley continues

CCTV appeal as search for John Cowley continues

October 18, 2018

Police investigating a serious assault in Mawdesley have released CCTV footage in a fresh bid for information about the whereabouts of a man they want to speak to.

Body found in search for wanted man

Body found in search for wanted man

October 18, 2018

At shortly after 11:30am today (Thursday 18th October) officers found a body in a lake off Moody Lane in Mawdesley.

Investigation underway after fire in Blackpool

Investigation underway after fire in Blackpool

October 19, 2018

Emergency services attended and remain at the scene today (Friday, October 19th) to try and make the area safe.

Appeal following Blackburn assault

Appeal following Blackburn assault

October 19, 2018

We are appealing for information following a serious assault in Blackburn on 14th October.

UPDATE: Leyland man missing from home

UPDATE: Leyland man missing from home

October 24, 2018

A man who went missing from Leyland has been found.

Man found guilty of Simon Marx’s murder

Man found guilty of Simon Marx’s murder

October 25, 2018

A man has today (25 October) been found guilty of the murder of a Blackpool man who died following an assault at his local pub.

UPDATE: one more arrest following Preston firearms discharge

UPDATE: one more arrest following Preston firearms discharge

October 26, 2018

Five people have now been arrested following a firearms discharge in Preston.

Man’s jaw fractured in Barrowford gang attack

Man’s jaw fractured in Barrowford gang attack

October 26, 2018

A man was left with a fractured jaw after being attacked by a group of men in Barrowford.

Woman sought by police following serious Carnforth assault

Woman sought by police following serious Carnforth assault

October 28, 2018

A woman wanted by police in connection with a serious assault in Carnforth has been arrested.

Man charged following Burnley assault

Man charged following Burnley assault

October 28, 2018

Detectives investigating an assault in Burnley have charged a man.

Man hit to face in Preston City Centre

Man hit to face in Preston City Centre

October 29, 2018

We are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in Preston in the early hours of yesterday morning (Sunday, October 28th).

Police Public Bravery Awards

Police Public Bravery Awards

October 31, 2018

The National Police Public Bravery Awards recognise the assistance provided by members of the public who have intervened to foil criminal acts and come to the assistance of others.

The Association of Chief Police Officers and the Association of Police Authorities, with the kind support of our sponsors, are proud to present the awards each summer to members of the public nominated by the police officers themselves who investigated and dealt with the crimes they intervened in.

Man found in Burnley boating lake in critical condition

Man found in Burnley boating lake in critical condition

October 31, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses after a man was found unconscious in a boating lake in a park in Burnley.

UPDATE: Do you recognise this man?

UPDATE: Do you recognise this man?

November 07, 2018

We have now been contacted by someone who believes he is the man in the images and we will be speaking to him in due course.


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