News - 2019

A round up of our news stories for 2019.
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Appeal after fail to stop collision in Adlington

Appeal after fail to stop collision in Adlington

January 01, 2019

We were called at around 10pm on 31 December to reports an 18 year old woman had been involved in a collision on Church Street, Adlington.

Pedestrian injured in Leyland collision

Pedestrian injured in Leyland collision

January 02, 2019

We are appealing for information following a collision in Leyland.

It happened at just before 6:35pm on Friday (December 28th) close to the Shell Garage on the A49 Wigan Road when a 67-year-old man has been crossing the road and has been in a collision with a BMW 318D.

Man charged in connection with rape investigation

Man charged in connection with rape investigation

January 03, 2019

A man has been charged in connection with a rape investigation in Burnley.

Appeal following fatal collision in Blackburn

Appeal following fatal collision in Blackburn

January 03, 2019

We are appealing for information following a collision on Wainwright Way in which a 38-year-old man sadly died.

CCTV appeal after supermarket burglary

CCTV appeal after supermarket burglary

January 04, 2019

We want to identify these people after a high-value theft from a Burnley supermarket.

Around 10.45pm on December 15, four males approached Sainsbury’s in Active Way. The group broke into the rear of the store and used a samurai sword to break into a secure locker.

Detectives investigating firearms discharge

Detectives investigating firearms discharge

January 04, 2019

Detectives are investigating a firearms discharge in Preston.

Wanted Preston man

Wanted Preston man

January 04, 2019

Police want to speak to Miguel Di Palma, 21, after a report of violent disorder in Preston on 23rd December.

UPDATE: Concern for missing Preston man

UPDATE: Concern for missing Preston man

January 04, 2019

A missing Preston man has been found safe.

UPDATE: Appeal for missing mum and baby

UPDATE: Appeal for missing mum and baby

January 06, 2019

We believe the 17 year old girl missing from Blackpool is in the Merseyside area and our colleagues at Merseyside Police are leading enquiries to find her.

Pensioner injured after Church collision

Pensioner injured after Church collision

January 07, 2019

We are appealing for witnesses after an 86-year-old man was injured following a collision in Church at around 2pm on December 29.

Motorway closed after serious collision

Motorway closed after serious collision

January 08, 2019

A full closure is in place between J3 at Bickerstaffe and J4 at Skelmersdale in both directions

UPDATE: Missing 89-year-old found

UPDATE: Missing 89-year-old found

January 08, 2019

A missing 89-year-old man from Ingol has been found safe and well in Preston.

Update on M58 collisions

Update on M58 collisions

January 08, 2019

Read the latest on the collisions on two collisions that have happened on the M58 today (Tuesday, January 8th).

CCTV appeal after Accrington burglary

CCTV appeal after Accrington burglary

January 09, 2019

We are appealing for information following a high value theft in Accrington.

Police were called around 1.05am on November 18 following reports of a burglary in Whalley Road.

Investigation continues into M58 collisions

Investigation continues into M58 collisions

January 09, 2019

Officers are continuing their investigation into two collisions on the M58 and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Missing woman found

Missing woman found

January 09, 2019

Missing Stacy Doherty, 35, with links to Preston, Blackburn and Blackpool has been found in Blackpool.

Man beaten with hammer in Accrington

Man beaten with hammer in Accrington

January 09, 2019

We are appealing for information after a man was attacked in front of his wife and child in Accrington.

UPDATE: CCTV released after girl touched inappropriately on bus

UPDATE: CCTV released after girl touched inappropriately on bus

January 11, 2019

Following our CCTV appeal to trace a man after a girl was touched inappropriately on a bus from Accrington to Burnley this morning, a 65-year-old man from Accrington has been arrested.

CCTV released following Blackburn robbery

CCTV released following Blackburn robbery

January 14, 2019

We have released CCTV footage following a robbery at Domino's Pizza in Blackburn on 13 January.

CCTV appeal: Man stabbed during disorder in Preston

CCTV appeal: Man stabbed during disorder in Preston

January 14, 2019

We have released CCTV images and are appealing for information following an incident of disorder which resulted in a man receiving a stab wound.

Chorley man jailed for drugs offences

Chorley man jailed for drugs offences

January 14, 2019

A Chorley drug dealer has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Carl Gaskell, 38, of Princess Street, was jailed at Preston Crown Court on Tuesday (January 8).

UPDATE: wanted James Lowry

UPDATE: wanted James Lowry

January 15, 2019

Further to our earlier appeal, wanted man James Lowry, 29, from Preston, was arrested last night (15 January) on suspicion of assault and is currently in custody.

Man attacked by motorcyclists in Penwortham

Man attacked by motorcyclists in Penwortham

January 16, 2019

A dog walker suffered a broken jaw after being assaulted in Penwortham.

Two women charged in connection with Blackburn investigation

Two women charged in connection with Blackburn investigation

January 17, 2019

Two women have been charged with perverting the course of justice as detectives continue to investigate a large scale disturbance on Rhyl Avenue, Blackburn.

Woman, 91, dies after motorway collision

Woman, 91, dies after motorway collision

January 17, 2019

A woman has sadly died following a serious collision on the M58.

Police were called around 10.10am on January 8 following reports of an accident involving a Mercedes lorry, a Ford Transit van and two cars, an Audi and a Ford Fiesta.

Witness appeal launched after M6 collision

Witness appeal launched after M6 collision

January 17, 2019

We are appealing for information following a collision on the M6 which left a man with serious injuries.

Police were called around 3pm yesterday (Wednesday, January 16) after receiving reports of a number of accidents close to Junction 35.

Blackpool man guilty of manslaughter

Blackpool man guilty of manslaughter

January 17, 2019

A man has been convicted of the manslaughter of Joshua Whitley in Blackpool. Joshua, 26 (pictured), died of a single stab wound to the chest on 27 July.

Investigation underway after cash machine theft

Investigation underway after cash machine theft

January 17, 2019

Detectives have launched an investigation after a cash machine theft in Preston.

Police were called around 11.40pm yesterday (Wednesday, January 16) following reports of an incident in Garstang Road.

Woman attacked in her own home

Woman attacked in her own home

January 17, 2019

We were called at shortly before 1pm today (Thursday, January 17th) after the men forced their way into the home of the 73 year old victim on Southwood Drive, Accrington.

Woman dies after collision in Scarisbrick

Woman dies after collision in Scarisbrick

January 17, 2019

It happened on New Year’s Day at around 3:30pm on Heaton Bridge Road when an Audi SQ5 has collided with some bridge railings.

UPDATE: ATM theft in Goosnargh

UPDATE: ATM theft in Goosnargh

January 18, 2019

We are continuing to appeal for information after an ATM theft in Goosnargh.

Around 12.45am on January 8 it was reported a number of men had forced entry to the Londis/Post Office on Whittingham Lane.

A man has since been arrested in connection with the incident.

Update: Man charged in Burnley murder investigation

Update: Man charged in Burnley murder investigation

January 18, 2019

A MAN has this evening (Friday, January 18th) been charged with the murder of Leanne Unsworth in Burnley.

Shaun Sanders, 39, of no fixed address, was charged following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service and will appear before Preston Magistrates' Court tomorrow (Saturday, January 19th)

Search for Burnley's most wanted man continues

Search for Burnley's most wanted man continues

January 18, 2019

We want to speak to Kevin King Yates, 25, following a string of burglaries since November across East Lancashire, as well threats of violence, cars being stolen, dangerous driving and failing to stop offences.

Police appeal and advice following assault in Chorley

Police appeal and advice following assault in Chorley

January 18, 2019

We are aware of rumours circulating on social media about an incident in Chorley.

Arrest in Preston firearm discharge investigation

Arrest in Preston firearm discharge investigation

February 07, 2019

Detectives investigating a firearms discharge in Preston have made an arrest.


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