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.

Wanted Preston man

Wanted Preston man

January 04, 2019

A wanted Preston man has been arrested.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Teenager seriously assaulted in Blackpool

Teenager seriously assaulted in Blackpool

January 22, 2019

The 16-year-old victim, a trainee soldier with the British Army was visiting from Scotland and was out with friends in Blackpool Town Centre when the suspect approached him

Arrest made in aggravated burglary enquiry

Arrest made in aggravated burglary enquiry

January 22, 2019

The 25-year-old was arrested at an address in Rochdale this morning

Appeal after collision in Church

Appeal after collision in Church

January 23, 2019

It happened at around 16:35 hours on 22 January on Henry Street and involved a police car and a Toyota Aygo.

UPDATE: CCTV appeal following Burnley assault

UPDATE: CCTV appeal following Burnley assault

January 23, 2019

Detectives investigating an assault in Burnley have arrested a man.

Appeal after man has ear bitten in Preston assault

Appeal after man has ear bitten in Preston assault

January 24, 2019

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man had part of his ear bitten off in an assault in Preston on New Year's Day.

Man charged following assault in Accrington

Man charged following assault in Accrington

January 25, 2019

A man has been charged following an incident in Accrington.

Arrests made following disorder

Arrests made following disorder

January 25, 2019

At about 11.20pm last Saturday (January 19th) police were called after a fight broke out between two groups of men

Body found on beach

Body found on beach

January 26, 2019

Enquiries are now underway to identify the man.

Appeal after robbery

Appeal after robbery

January 27, 2019

The robbery took place at an address on Mossy Lea Road, Wrightington between 8.15pm and 8.40pm on Saturday (Jan 26th).

Do you recognise this man?

Do you recognise this man?

January 29, 2019

Police want to speak to the pictured man as part of their investigation into a serious fail to stop collision in Adlington. An 18 year old woman was seriously injured on Church Street on New Year's Eve.

Man seriously assaulted in Blackburn

Man seriously assaulted in Blackburn

February 01, 2019

We were called shortly before midnight on Wednesday (30 January) to reports a man had been attacked at the rear of Westbury Gardens and Audley Range.

Appeal after Preston altercation

Appeal after Preston altercation

February 05, 2019

We are appealing for information following reports of an altercation in Preston. We attended the scene on East Street at around 12.35am yesterday (Monday) after a witness reported the incident to us.

UPDATE: Report of person seen with firearm in Blackpool

UPDATE: Report of person seen with firearm in Blackpool

February 06, 2019

We have been making a number of extensive enquiries since the report and have now established that this was the case of a boy carrying a toy gun

Preston murder investigation: Latest update

Preston murder investigation: Latest update

February 07, 2019

A woman who was sadly found dead in Preston has been named. We were called at 2am on Thursday, February 7th to the report of an altercation on Pope Lane. Emergency Services attended and found the body of Rosie Darbyshire, 27, from Ribbleton on a pavement close to junction with Village Drive.

Man jailed for sexual abuse of teenage girl

Man jailed for sexual abuse of teenage girl

February 07, 2019

Andrew Sellen, 37, admitted 9 offences of indecent assault and gross indecency

UPDATE: Concern for missing Marcus Smith

UPDATE: Concern for missing Marcus Smith

February 08, 2019

A 27-year-old man who went missing from Preston on February 1 has been found.

Appeal after serious collision in Fleetwood

Appeal after serious collision in Fleetwood

February 08, 2019

Police were called shortly after 7am on 6 February to reports of a collision involving a Ford Transit and a pedestrian. It happened on Manor Road at the junction with Macbeth Road.

UPDATE: death of baby in Blackpool

UPDATE: death of baby in Blackpool

February 09, 2019

We were called around 8am yesterday (Friday, February 8th) to reports a 13-month old baby had been found unresponsive at an address in Marton Drive, Blackpool.

Investigation after serious assault in Skelmersdale

Investigation after serious assault in Skelmersdale

February 10, 2019

Detectives are investigating a serious assault that took place earlier this morning at an address in Skelmersdale.

UPDATE: CCTV images released after Rishton pub attack leaves woman with broken jaw

UPDATE: CCTV images released after Rishton pub attack leaves woman with broken jaw

February 11, 2019

Following our earlier CCTV appeal about an unprovoked attack on New Year’s Day in Rishton, we have now identified the people we wanted to speak to.

Appeal after girl grabbed in Lancaster

Appeal after girl grabbed in Lancaster

February 11, 2019

It happened at around 3pm as the 12 year old walked along the pathway at the back of Lancaster Priory.

The man grabbed the girl by the arm and tried to pull her from the pathway she was walking on.

Appeal after Blackpool disorder

Appeal after Blackpool disorder

February 12, 2019

Police were called at around 2:20am on Sunday (10th February) to the Lytham Road area of the town. Emergency services attended and two men in their 20s were found with facial injuries.

UPDATE: Woman racially abused in Burnley supermarket

UPDATE: Woman racially abused in Burnley supermarket

February 12, 2019

Following our appeal this morning in relation to a woman being racially abused in Sainsbury’s, we have received information as to the identity of the woman we wanted to speak to.

Serious collision in Preston

Serious collision in Preston

February 13, 2019

Police were called at 20:36 hours on Sunday (10th February) to reports of a collision involving a DNA off road motorcycle and a Mercedes Sprinter.

It happened on Roebuck Street at the junction with Stocks Road.

UPDATE: Have you seen this man?

UPDATE: Have you seen this man?

February 14, 2019

A wanted Burnley man has been arrested.

Man injured in Accrington aggravated burglary

Man injured in Accrington aggravated burglary

February 18, 2019

We are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary in Accrington where a man was assaulted.

Investigation underway after Chorley phone shop robbery

Investigation underway after Chorley phone shop robbery

February 19, 2019

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a robbery at a mobile phone shop in Chorley on 18th February.

UPDATE: Missing Accrington teenager

UPDATE: Missing Accrington teenager

February 19, 2019

A teenager missing from home in Accrington has been found safe and well.

UPDATE: Re-appeal for information after man suffers broken jaw in Blackburn

UPDATE: Re-appeal for information after man suffers broken jaw in Blackburn

February 20, 2019

Thank you to everyone who shared our CCTV appeal for information in relation to an assault on Queen Victoria Street in Blackburn in October.

Dash cam plea after man suffers head injuries in Preston

Dash cam plea after man suffers head injuries in Preston

February 21, 2019

We were called at 8:25pm on Tuesday (19th February) to reports a cyclist had been pushed from his bike on Garstang Road at the junction with Aqueduct Street.

Men sentenced after extensive damage and theft at Thwaites site

Men sentenced after extensive damage and theft at Thwaites site

February 21, 2019

Two men have today (Thursday, February 21st) been jailed for stealing and causing damage to the cost of over £313k at a historic brewery site in Blackburn.

Thomas Ward and John Ward were jailed for the offences committed at the Thwaites Brewery site on Penny Street, last year.

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Blackpool collision

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Blackpool collision

February 22, 2019

We were called at 12:15 hours on Thursday (21 February) to reports of the two vehicle collision on Newton Drive at the junction with Heron Way in Blackpool.

Women jailed for brutal meat cleaver assault

Women jailed for brutal meat cleaver assault

February 26, 2019

Rhea Parker, 23 and Joanne McNally, 41, assaulted 56-year-old Phillip Preece with a meat cleaver and left him for dead

Man jailed for drug offences

Man jailed for drug offences

February 27, 2019

Babbar Baig, 32, of Howard Close, Accrington, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply cocaine and heroin

Appeal after Blackpool robbery

Appeal after Blackpool robbery

February 28, 2019

At around 8pm on 25th February an elderly man was withdrawing cash from an ATM machine on Tyldesley Road when he was approached by an unknown man.

Pioneering Lancashire Forensic Science Academy Launched

Pioneering Lancashire Forensic Science Academy Launched

February 28, 2019

Today saw the launch of the Lancashire Forensic Science Academy with an event attended by experts in forensic science.

UPDATE: Wanted Preston man

UPDATE: Wanted Preston man

March 01, 2019

Miguel Di Palma, 21, from Preston was arrested on Sunday (3 March) and is currently in police custody.

Former Army Cadet Captain jailed for child sex abuse

Former Army Cadet Captain jailed for child sex abuse

March 01, 2019

George Walker, 80, was a Lieutenant and later a Captain in the Army Cadets in Burnley and Haslingden in the 1970s.

Appeal after service station robbery

Appeal after service station robbery

March 01, 2019

We were called at around 8pm on 25th February to reports of the incident at the Gulf Best One Service Station on Tag Lane.

Two men entered the store and made demands for money from the lone shop worker.

Teenager stabbed in Preston - Appeal

Teenager stabbed in Preston - Appeal

March 02, 2019

At that location a 17 year old girl was found with puncture wounds to her back.

Explosion at Fleetwood Nursing Home

Explosion at Fleetwood Nursing Home

March 02, 2019

Police, fire and the ambulance service are at the scene

Explosion at Fleetwood - Update

Explosion at Fleetwood - Update

March 02, 2019

Emergency services responded to reports of an explosion at the home on Grange Road

Fleetwood Nursing Home explosion - appeal for information

Fleetwood Nursing Home explosion - appeal for information

March 03, 2019

Emergency services responded to reports of an explosion at the home on Grange Road yesterday afternoon

Appeal to trace missing woman

Appeal to trace missing woman

March 03, 2019

Elsie Nutter, 85, was last seen at her home address off Moor Lane at about 10.30am

Appeal after Blackburn robbery

Appeal after Blackburn robbery

March 05, 2019

At around 05:40 on Monday (4 March), a 33 year old man was robbed by two men while walking in an alleyway at the rear of Infirmary Street.

Appeal following Runshaw College disorder

Appeal following Runshaw College disorder

March 05, 2019

Around 4pm yesterday (Monday, March 4) a group of young men confronted a rival group in relation to a prearranged fight.

Man missing from home

Man missing from home

March 06, 2019

Jonathan Cudworth, 50, was last seen at his home address on St Andrews Road South, St Annes

Investigation underway after Preston stabbing

Investigation underway after Preston stabbing

March 11, 2019

The incident in Preston comes as Lancashire Constabulary supports a week of action aimed at reducing knife crime.

UPDATE: Investigation after Preston stabbing

UPDATE: Investigation after Preston stabbing

March 12, 2019

Detectives are continuing their investigation after a teenager was seriously injured in a knife attack in Preston at the weekend.

Robbery at Lancaster shop

Robbery at Lancaster shop

March 13, 2019

We have released CCTV images of two men we would like to trace in connection with a knifepoint robbery in Lancaster.

Section 60 in place in Preston

Section 60 in place in Preston

March 13, 2019

This follows an incident on Sunday where a 14 year old boy suffered knife wounds

UPDATE: Concern for missing Amanda

UPDATE: Concern for missing Amanda

March 14, 2019

Thanks to everyone who shared our appeal for Amanda Small, 44, who was missing.

She has been found safe and well this afternoon (14 March).

Man jailed for life for brutal murder

Man jailed for life for brutal murder

March 14, 2019

Atif Muhmood will serve at least 32 years in prison.

Man arrested after serious collision

Man arrested after serious collision

March 18, 2019

The 38-year-old man was arrested at an address in Accrington

Appeal after man abducted and assaulted in Preston

Appeal after man abducted and assaulted in Preston

March 18, 2019

The incident began on Walton Avenue, Penwortham, at about 10.15pm on February 28th. It is believed the 18-year-old victim was forced into the back of a silver BMW estate car at knifepoint before being driven to an industrial estate off Longridge Road.

Drug dealer jailed

Drug dealer jailed

March 18, 2019

32 year old Lee Anthony Gowan of Lydgate, Chorley, admitted possession with intent to supply class A controlled drugs.

Man and boy suffer serious injuries in Burnley collision

Man and boy suffer serious injuries in Burnley collision

March 19, 2019

The incident occurred at around 2.45pm on Friday (March 15th) on Padiham Road at the junction with Barry Street, when a Ford Fiesta collided with a motorcycle.

Missing person search now being treated as murder

Missing person search now being treated as murder

March 20, 2019

Police searching for missing Susan Waring, 45, from Darwen have arrested a man on suspicion of her murder.

Seven arrested after assault

Seven arrested after assault

March 20, 2019

Officers were called at about 3.30pm yesterday (Tuesday, March 19th) to Fishwick Parade, Preston, to reports of a stabbing.

UPDATE: 15 year old missing from home

UPDATE: 15 year old missing from home

March 20, 2019

The missing 15 year old boy who was last seen in Cleveleys has been found safe and well.

Public order incident in Blackburn

Public order incident in Blackburn

March 21, 2019

We were called at 16:33 hours today (21 March) to the report of an altercation between a group of people on New Chapel Street.

High Sheriff’s Young Citizen of the Year winner announced

High Sheriff’s Young Citizen of the Year winner announced

March 22, 2019

A 21 year old from Lancaster has been named as the High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Young Citizen of the Year 2019.

Sophie Burba topped a list of more than 38 young and inspiring people from across the county who have made a real difference in their community.

UPDATE: Missing 16 year old girl found

UPDATE: Missing 16 year old girl found

March 24, 2019

The 16 year old girl who was missing from home in Lancaster has been found safe and well.

UPDATE: CCTV images released in Susan Waring investigation

UPDATE: CCTV images released in Susan Waring investigation

March 25, 2019

Police investigating the disappearance of Darwen woman Susan Waring, 45, have released a CCTV image of a woman they believe could be her.

Man jailed for manslaughter

Man jailed for manslaughter

March 25, 2019

Dylan Slater, 27, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Tarro Grogan

Appeal to trace man's final movements

Appeal to trace man's final movements

March 26, 2019

Detectives are appealing for the public’s help in tracing a Burnley man’s final movements. Emergency services were called to an address on Florence Street at around 15:15 on Tuesday 19 March after the body of Andrew Forrest,49, had been found.

Appeal after Lancaster collision

Appeal after Lancaster collision

March 26, 2019

We were called at 08:50 on Monday 25 March to reports of the collision involving a Skoda Octavia and Mercedes Sprinter on Hornby Road.

A passenger in the Skoda – a 23 year old woman – was taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary with serious chest and back injuries.

Six arrested as part of investigation into Organised Criminal Gang

Six arrested as part of investigation into Organised Criminal Gang

March 27, 2019

The men, aged between 18 and 31, were arrested in a series of dawn raids

Six charged in connection with investigation into Organised Criminal Gang

Six charged in connection with investigation into Organised Criminal Gang

March 28, 2019

The men, aged between 18 and 32, were arrested in a series of dawn raids at address in Preston, Penwortham and Longridge yesterday

Cyclist injured in collision

Cyclist injured in collision

March 29, 2019

The man, 69, from Rishton, was riding his Cannondale Synapse along Stonygate Lane, Ribchester

A man has died following a collision

A man has died following a collision

April 01, 2019

Around 2.20am on Sunday (March 31st) a black Mercedes C180 car was involved in a collision at the junction with Chorley Road and Renshaw Drive.

Two arrested as part of modern slavery investigation

Two arrested as part of modern slavery investigation

April 02, 2019

Officers from Lancashire Constabulary’s Serious Crime Team, assisted by the National Crime Agency, executed a series of warrants

Tribute to man who died following Bamber Bridge collision

Tribute to man who died following Bamber Bridge collision

April 02, 2019

The family of a man who died following a collision in Bamber Bridge on Sunday, have paid tribute to him.

Appeal after Blackburn collision

Appeal after Blackburn collision

April 04, 2019

A man has suffered a leg injury following a collision in Blackburn. It happened at around 12:45am today (Thursday, April 4th)

Burglary at Carnforth supermarket

Burglary at Carnforth supermarket

April 04, 2019

We were called at 01:16 hours today (Thursday 4 April) to reports of the incident at Booths supermarket on Scotland Road in Carnforth.

Appeal after cyclist injured in Lancaster collision

Appeal after cyclist injured in Lancaster collision

April 08, 2019

It happened at around 16:45 on 6th April and involved a pedal cycle and a Jaguar F-Type on the A683 close to the junction of Caton Green Road.

The rider of the bicycle, a 12 year old girl, suffered a serious leg injury.

‘Make Yourself Heard’ campaign launched to raise awareness of silent 999 system

‘Make Yourself Heard’ campaign launched to raise awareness of silent 999 system

April 08, 2019

A national campaign to raise awareness of a system to help people alert police when in imminent danger but unable to speak, is being launched today (8th April 2019).

Woman injured in motorway collision

Woman injured in motorway collision

April 10, 2019

We were called at around 21:40 on Tuesday 9th April to reports of a collision involving three vehicles on the entry slip road at junction 8 of the eastbound carriageway of the M65. A 79 year old woman suffered a serious injury to her chest.

Concern for missing man

Concern for missing man

April 10, 2019

Darryl Watts was last seen yesterday

Significant improvements in child protection

Significant improvements in child protection

April 11, 2019

The inspectorate found the force had taken significant steps to address the issues and to improve the protection of children

Trio of drug dealers jailed

Trio of drug dealers jailed

April 12, 2019

Brothers Zeeshan and Adnan Khan and their cousin Hamza Khan exploited a number of vulnerable youngsters to run the drugs as part of the ‘Tigerline’ conspiracy.

Appeal after serious collision

Appeal after serious collision

April 15, 2019

Police were called at shortly before 11am after a Mercedes C220 collided with the rear of a VW Passat,

Police officer seriously injured

Police officer seriously injured

April 16, 2019

A number of officers had forced entry to an address on Ash Grove in Darwen following a call reporting a domestic incident

Investigation after series of robberies in Blackpool

Investigation after series of robberies in Blackpool

April 16, 2019

An investigation is underway following four robberies in Blackpool over a two week period.

The incidents occurred between 1st and 14th April and we are now appealing for information.

Update: man charged in connection with police officer assaults

Update: man charged in connection with police officer assaults

April 17, 2019

Detectives investigating an assault on police officers have charged a man.

Two people charged following fatal collision

Two people charged following fatal collision

April 18, 2019

Jackson Pickering, 18, was crossing Springfield Road in Burnley last June when he was struck by a black VW Golf near the junction with Hollingreave Road.

Three men convicted of firearms offences

Three men convicted of firearms offences

April 18, 2019

Three men have today (18 April) been convicted of firearms offences following a six week trial at Preston Crown Court.

Witness appeal after girl injured in Morecambe collision

Witness appeal after girl injured in Morecambe collision

April 19, 2019

We were called at 12:25 on Thursday (18 April) to reports of a collision involving a double decker bus and a 12 year old girl.

It happened on Marine Road Central at the junction with Green Street.

FOUND: Missing teenager

FOUND: Missing teenager

April 20, 2019

The 17 year old boy missing from home in Bamber Bridge has been found safe and well.

Man arrested in connection with graffiti outside mosque

Man arrested in connection with graffiti outside mosque

April 21, 2019

Officers investigating reports of racist graffiti outside a mosque in Preston have arrested a man.

Body found in canal

Body found in canal

April 21, 2019

We were called shortly before 11pm on Saturday (20th April) to reports a car had been seen in the canal off Appley Lane in Appley Bridge.

Woman suffers broken wrist in Blackburn burglary

Woman suffers broken wrist in Blackburn burglary

April 21, 2019

We are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary on Grasmere Avenue in Blackburn last night (20th April).

Police horse Morecambe has died

Police horse Morecambe has died

April 22, 2019

Police horse Morecambe died after becoming injured on duty in Blackpool today (22 April).

Man charged in connection with graffiti outside mosque

Man charged in connection with graffiti outside mosque

April 22, 2019

Officers investigating reports of racist graffiti outside a mosque in Preston have charged a man.

Car theft gang jailed

Car theft gang jailed

April 23, 2019

In total the gang are believed to have been responsible for 42 domestic burglaries during which 60 vehicles valued at almost half a million pounds were stolen.

Man admits hate graffiti

Man admits hate graffiti

April 23, 2019

Police launched an investigation following three separate reports of graffiti

Teenager convicted of killing man in Burnley

Teenager convicted of killing man in Burnley

May 01, 2019

Drew Wilkinson, 18, punched the 32-year-old Slovakian in the head during an altercation

Appeal after man dies following Darwen collision

Appeal after man dies following Darwen collision

May 07, 2019

We are appealing for information after a man died following a collision in Darwen.

Around 1pm on March 4 a 71-year-old man was riding a mobility scooter on Blackburn Road when he approached the pelican crossing between Milner Road and Anchor Road.

Appeal after robbery in Blackpool

Appeal after robbery in Blackpool

May 11, 2019

The 77-year-old woman had her bag snatched

Robbery in Accrington

Robbery in Accrington

May 11, 2019

Police were called at around 5.30pm yesterday

Appeal to trace Jack Slaven

Appeal to trace Jack Slaven

May 11, 2019

We are trying to trace Jack, 26, as we need to speak to him about a robbery in Blackpool.

Appeal to trace missing teenager

Appeal to trace missing teenager

May 11, 2019

Kristina is missing from Blackburn

Man arrested on suspicion of robbery

Man arrested on suspicion of robbery

May 12, 2019

Police issued an appeal to trace 26-year-old Jack Slaven

Man charged with robbery

Man charged with robbery

May 13, 2019

Jack Slaven, 26, of Talbot Road in the town is accused of one count of robbery, one count of possession of an offensive weapon and affray.

Fatal collision in Walton-le-Dale

Fatal collision in Walton-le-Dale

May 14, 2019

We were called at 7:24am today (14 May) to the report of a two vehicle collision on Duddle Lane near to the junction with Severn Drive.

Arrests made in County Lines crackdown

Arrests made in County Lines crackdown

May 14, 2019

Three people have been arrested this morning (Tuesday, May 14th) in a series of dawn raids

Man suffers fractured jaw in Accrington assault

Man suffers fractured jaw in Accrington assault

May 15, 2019

The victim, 22, was walking along Church Street with two friends at around 4am on Monday 6th May when he was assaulted.

Tribute paid to Walton-le-Dale woman

Tribute paid to Walton-le-Dale woman

May 15, 2019

Connie Sharples, 94, from Walton-le-Dale was found with serious injuries and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Appeal after car arson in Skelmersdale

Appeal after car arson in Skelmersdale

May 15, 2019

We were called at 00:04 yesterday (14 May) to reports a car had been set on fire outside a residential garage on Ormskirk Road.

Constabulary improves crime recording

Constabulary improves crime recording

May 16, 2019

In a re-inspection report published today (Thursday, May 16th) the inspectors found Lancashire Constabulary has significantly improved our crime-recording arrangements and is now graded as ‘good’.

Ten charged after drugs crackdown

Ten charged after drugs crackdown

May 16, 2019

Officers from two forces carried out a series of dawn raids

UPDATE: Appeal after Haslingden collision

UPDATE: Appeal after Haslingden collision

May 17, 2019

Following an appeal earlier today about a collision in Haslingden, we have now traced the van driver we wanted to speak to.

Motorcyclist dies in Burnley collision

Motorcyclist dies in Burnley collision

May 20, 2019

We are appealing for witnesses following a collision on New Road, Burnley in which a man sadly died.

Arrests made in County Lines investigation

Arrests made in County Lines investigation

May 22, 2019

The arrests today conclude a complex investigation into an organised crime group allegedly responsible for the exploitation of adults and children using the county lines model

Family pay triute to motorcyclist who died in Burnley collision

Family pay triute to motorcyclist who died in Burnley collision

May 22, 2019

The family of a man who died in a collision in Burnley on Sunday have paid tribute to him.

Further charges in OCG crackdown

Further charges in OCG crackdown

May 23, 2019

Police arrested five people yesterday (Wednesday, May 22nd) in a series of dawn raids as part of Operation Ullswater.

Teenager jailed for manslaughter

Teenager jailed for manslaughter

May 24, 2019

Drew Wilkinson, 18, was convicted of the manslaughter of Marek Krivak earlier this month

Woman seriously injured in collision

Woman seriously injured in collision

May 24, 2019

We were called at shortly before 6:25am this morning (Friday, May 24th) by the Ambulance Service

Man charged with murder

Man charged with murder

May 28, 2019

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Darren Taylor, 44, of no fixed address has been charged

Collision in Blackburn

Collision in Blackburn

May 29, 2019

Police were called following the collision on Preston New Road at the junction with Beardwood

Appeal after Blackburn shop robbery

Appeal after Blackburn shop robbery

May 29, 2019

Two people have been arrested after a robbery in Blackburn today (29 May).

Man dies in Scarisbrick collision

Man dies in Scarisbrick collision

May 30, 2019

We are appealing for information after a man died in a collision in Scarisbrick last night.

We were called at 21:50 on 29 May to reports of a one vehicle collision on Southport Road.

Image appeal after shop thefts in Preston and Blackburn

Image appeal after shop thefts in Preston and Blackburn

May 30, 2019

We have released images of three people we would like to speak to in relation to several thefts which occurred in Blackburn and Preston.

Trio sentenced to 36 years in jail for firearms offences

Trio sentenced to 36 years in jail for firearms offences

May 31, 2019

Three men have been sentenced for a total of 36 years in prison after being found guilty of firearms offences.

Arrests made in sexual exploitation investigation

Arrests made in sexual exploitation investigation

May 31, 2019

They were detained in a series of dawn raids in Blackpool

Appeal after serious assault in Blackpool

Appeal after serious assault in Blackpool

May 31, 2019

We were called at 15:15hours on Wednesday (29 May) to reports of an altercation outside the Clifton Christian Centre on Langdale Road.

Emergency services attended and found a 22 year old man lying on the ground with a head injury.

Concern for man missing from Skelmersdale

Concern for man missing from Skelmersdale

May 31, 2019

We’re growing concerned for the welfare of Chris Forshaw, 59, who is missing from home in Skelmersdale.

Missing boys found safe

Missing boys found safe

June 04, 2019

We would like to thank everyone who shared our appeal

Man suffers serious injuries - appeal for information

Man suffers serious injuries - appeal for information

June 05, 2019

Police were called at about 10am yesterday

Woman charged in connection with Earby assault

Woman charged in connection with Earby assault

June 06, 2019

Police were called at about 10am on Tuesday, June 4th to Peate SB Fruits on Water Street in Earby after the 67-year-old victim was found unconscious inside the shop.

UPDATE: Concern growing for missing teenager

UPDATE: Concern growing for missing teenager

June 07, 2019

Following our earlier appeal, a 14-year-old boy last seen in the Rufford area has now been located.

Appeal after collision

Appeal after collision

June 07, 2019

The collision happened shortly before 2pm yesterday

Woman poorly after dog bite - appeal for information

Woman poorly after dog bite - appeal for information

June 07, 2019

The woman, 55, was walking her own dog on the old railway lines in Brookfield, Preston

Man jailed for sex offence

Man jailed for sex offence

June 07, 2019

David Aspden, 33, of Goldburn Close, was jailed at Burnley Crown Court

FOUND: Missing 8 year old girl

FOUND: Missing 8 year old girl

June 07, 2019

The 8 year old girl missing from Lancaster has been found safe and well this evening (7 June).

Woman dies following dog bite incident

Woman dies following dog bite incident

June 08, 2019

A woman who had been bitten by a dog in Preston, has died.

Appeal after Lancaster collision

Appeal after Lancaster collision

June 08, 2019

It happened at around 13:30 on 7 June when a Peugeot 206 travelling on Bowerham Road collided with an unknown black vehicle which was parked up on the nearside.

Man seriously injured in collision on M58

Man seriously injured in collision on M58

June 08, 2019

We are appealing for information after a man was seriously injured in a collision near Bickerstaffe.

Witness appeal: collision on Centenary Way, Burnley

Witness appeal: collision on Centenary Way, Burnley

June 09, 2019

The collision occurred around 17:42 hours on 8th June and involved a red Mini Cooper. The vehicle was travelling Westbound on Centenary Way, when it left the dual carriageway, colliding with a tree on the nearside before coming to rest.

UPDATE: Investigation into dog bite incident

UPDATE: Investigation into dog bite incident

June 10, 2019

Enquiries are continuing into the circumstances surrounding a dog bite incident in Preston.

A man found with serious injuries has died in hospital

A man found with serious injuries has died in hospital

June 10, 2019

Harry Morris sadly died in hospital on Friday

Murder investigation underway in Blackburn

Murder investigation underway in Blackburn

June 11, 2019

We were called at around 12.50am on Monday (June 10th) to an address on Sussex Drive

Concern for missing Daisy

Concern for missing Daisy

June 11, 2019

She is described as 5ft 5ins tall, of slight build, with a pale complexion and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a pastel pink puffa jacket, a white crop top, grey leggings, white trainers and carrying a pink carry-on suitcase.

Blackburn murder enquiry: Arrests made

Blackburn murder enquiry: Arrests made

June 11, 2019

The men, one aged 22 from Accrington and the other aged 30 from Blackburn, have both been detained on suspicion of murder.

Urgent appeal to find missing man

Urgent appeal to find missing man

June 12, 2019

The last contact with Peter Stead, 31, was at about 6.30pm yesterday

Fresh appeal to find missing Steven Durand who was last seen in Manchester

Fresh appeal to find missing Steven Durand who was last seen in Manchester

June 12, 2019

Police are making a fresh bid for information, eight months on from the last sighting of Preston man Steven Durand.

Two men charged with murder of Steven Thurston

Two men charged with murder of Steven Thurston

June 12, 2019

George Preshur, 30, of Keele Walk, Blackburn and Andrew Tate, 22, of Brownbirks Road, Huncoat are due to appear at court tomorrow

Appeal after serious collision in Preston

Appeal after serious collision in Preston

June 13, 2019

We were called at 08:17 hours on 13 June to reports of a collision involving a Renault Megane and a pedestrian on Deepdale Road.

Man jailed for 7 years for sexual assault

Man jailed for 7 years for sexual assault

June 14, 2019

Colin Evans, 32, of Fielding Lane, Oswaldtwistle was convicted of one count of sexual assault following a trial at Burnley Crown Court.

Runner injured in collision

Runner injured in collision

June 15, 2019

The collision happened at just after 7.20pm on Thursday (June 13th)

Man dies following Bacup collision

Man dies following Bacup collision

June 17, 2019

Police were called at around 01:10am today (June 17th) following reports of a serious collision on Market Street adjacent to the Texaco service station.

Statement in response to claims of an abduction

Statement in response to claims of an abduction

June 17, 2019

Following our earlier post, responding to claims of an abduction in Preston, we have now been able to clarify exactly what occurred and can confirm that no abduction has occurred.

UPDATE: Man wanted after being convicted of firearms offence

UPDATE: Man wanted after being convicted of firearms offence

June 18, 2019

Hasriat Omar Khan, 32, formerly of Moorlands View, Ramsbottom, was arrested last night (17 June) in the Blackburn area.

UPDATE: Man jailed after woman's handbag stolen

UPDATE: Man jailed after woman's handbag stolen

June 19, 2019

We subsequently arrested and charged Edward Plumb, 28, of no fixed address with theft from the person and fraud by false representation.

Boy injured in collision

Boy injured in collision

June 19, 2019

The incident happened on Pennine Road

Man jailed for knife attack

Man jailed for knife attack

June 20, 2019

David Heaton stabbed Connor Horne multiple times

Elderly man injured in Lancaster robbery

Elderly man injured in Lancaster robbery

June 21, 2019

It happened at around 9am on Monday (17 June) at the junction of Shakespeare Road and Barley Cop Lane.

Detectives investigate altercation in Burnley

Detectives investigate altercation in Burnley

June 21, 2019

Police were called to a disturbance on Harold Street in the town at shortly before 7.30pm yesterday

Investigation after assault

Investigation after assault

June 21, 2019

We were called at around 9:25pm on Thursday evening

A woman injured in a collison has died

A woman injured in a collison has died

June 21, 2019

Police were called at shortly before 6:25am on Friday, May 24th

Police raids in £1/2m benefits fraud investigation

Police raids in £1/2m benefits fraud investigation

June 26, 2019

A team of police officers arrested the four women and eight men at seven addresses in relation to the suspected fraudulent payment of around half a million pounds in disability benefits.

West Division Police Headquarters officially opened in memory of fallen officers

West Division Police Headquarters officially opened in memory of fallen officers

June 26, 2019

The National Association of Retired Police Officers (NARPO) was joined by families of fallen officers when they announced the building open.

UPDATE: attempt armed robbery in Great Harwood

UPDATE: attempt armed robbery in Great Harwood

June 27, 2019

A 39 year old man from Manchester was arrested last night (26 June) on suspicion of robbery. He is currently in police custody.

Appeal after aggravated burglary

Appeal after aggravated burglary

June 27, 2019

At about 11.15pm on Tuesday 25th June 2019 the 69 year old victim answered the door of her home on Dryden street in Padiham.

Charges in benefits fraud investigation

Charges in benefits fraud investigation

June 27, 2019

‘Operation Cactus’ is also looking at the alleged exploitation of vulnerable tenants

UPDATE: Appeal to find missing children

UPDATE: Appeal to find missing children

June 27, 2019

The boy and girl, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, were found in the Merseyside area this evening (27 June) following an appeal.

Accrington altercation

Accrington altercation

June 29, 2019

We were called by the Ambulance Service at 00:35 hours today (29 June) to reports a man in his 20s had been found unconscious on Edgar St, Accrington.

Appeal following serious collision in Earby

Appeal following serious collision in Earby

June 30, 2019

We were called at 17:15 hours on Friday 28 June to reports of a collision involving a Kia Sportage and a Kawasaki ZX 750. It happened on Skipton Road at the junction with Albion Street.

Man jailed following Pleasure Beach robbery

Man jailed following Pleasure Beach robbery

July 02, 2019

Thomas Walker, 28, of no fixed address, Manchester, was handed the prison term and an extended two year licence at Preston Crown Court on Monday 1 July.

Serious assault in Skelmersdale

Serious assault in Skelmersdale

July 02, 2019

At about 12.30pm today (Tuesday, July 2nd) police were called by the ambulance service

Dispersal order issued in Preston

Dispersal order issued in Preston

July 05, 2019

We are enforcing a dispersal order in the New Hall Lane area of Preston today (Friday, July 5) following recent anti-social behaviour.

Three arrested after police operation

Three arrested after police operation

July 05, 2019

Officers from Lancashire’s Tactical Operations division quickly deployed

Police warning to drug users

Police warning to drug users

July 05, 2019

Officers have received information that the high strength drug known as ‘Punisher’ could be circulating in the Preston area.

Arrests made in Skelmersdale wounding investigation

Arrests made in Skelmersdale wounding investigation

July 05, 2019

At about 12.30pm on Tuesday, July 2nd police were called by the ambulance service

Man jailed for Christmas Day wounding

Man jailed for Christmas Day wounding

July 09, 2019

Warren Givens, 44, was found guilty of Section 18 wounding

Man jailed for brutal assault

Man jailed for brutal assault

July 10, 2019

Bernard Holmes subjected Gemma Hudson to a sustained and violent assault which left her with numerous injuries

Boy dies in tragic accident

Boy dies in tragic accident

July 11, 2019

He can now be named as four-year-old Harry Lee who lived at the farm

Detectives probe attempted ATM thefts

Detectives probe attempted ATM thefts

July 11, 2019

Investigations are now underway into the two incidents

Drug haul recovered from Darwen house

Drug haul recovered from Darwen house

July 12, 2019

The drugs are believed to be ecstasy pills, cannabis and cocaine,

Concern growing for missing man

Concern growing for missing man

July 15, 2019

Geoffrey Burns, 34, was last seen near to the Battery in Morecambe at 3.40pm

UPDATE: Witness appeal following sexual assault in Chorley

UPDATE: Witness appeal following sexual assault in Chorley

July 16, 2019

In our previous post we shared an image of a cyclist who we wanted to speak to as a potential witness. He has now been identified. We would like to thank him for coming forward - he has been very helpful in supporting our investigation. Our investigation is ongoing and we continue to appeal for the public's help.

UPDATE: Section 60 in Nelson following disorder

UPDATE: Section 60 in Nelson following disorder

July 17, 2019

Following last night’s use of Section 60 powers in Nelson after serious disorder we would like to thank the community for their support.

Man charged with attempted murder following Nelson disorder

Man charged with attempted murder following Nelson disorder

July 17, 2019

A man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder following serious disorder in Nelson.

Firearms Surrender 2019

Firearms Surrender 2019

July 18, 2019

The surrender will run for two weeks, during which weapons can be surrendered at six Lancashire Police stations – Blackburn, Burnley, Blackpool, Lancaster, Ormskirk and Preston.

Concern growing for missing woman

Concern growing for missing woman

July 18, 2019

Kimberley Sloan, 22 was last seen at her home address on Berkeley Street at 5pm on July 17th.

UPDATE: Four arrested after fatal collision

UPDATE: Four arrested after fatal collision

July 19, 2019

Police were called around 4.15pm yesterday (Thursday, July 18) after reports of an incident at the junction of Freckleton Street and the A583 Kirkham Bypass.

Officers attended and a man, who can now be named as Andrew Dean, from Wesham, was found in the carriageway with head injuries. Sadly Mr Dean was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two injured in Edenfield collision

Two injured in Edenfield collision

July 19, 2019

It happened at 6:30am on Thursday (18 July) on Rochdale Road and involved a Skoda Octavia and Vauxhall Astra which were travelling in opposite directions.

Man arrested after robberies

Man arrested after robberies

July 19, 2019

The first happened between 3pm and 3:30pm this afternoon

Man charged with attempted robbery

Man charged with attempted robbery

July 20, 2019

Detectives launched an investigation after the two attempted post office robberies

Section 60 in Preston

Section 60 in Preston

July 20, 2019

The powers have been authorised following two incidents of disorder

Investigation launched after serious assault

Investigation launched after serious assault

July 21, 2019

Police were contacted by the ambulance service at shortly after 2am today

Man charged following serious assault in Blackpool

Man charged following serious assault in Blackpool

July 23, 2019

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), William Beattie, 47, of Reads Avenue, Blackpool was charged with Section 18 wounding yesterday (Monday, July 22nd). He made his first appearance at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court this morning (Tuesday, July 23rd).

Appeal after street robbery in Colne

Appeal after street robbery in Colne

July 24, 2019

We were called at 08:45 hours on Tuesday (23 July) to reports a woman had her handbag stolen as she was walking along Keighley Street close to the junction with Clarence Street.

FOUND: appeal to find missing Elizabeth

FOUND: appeal to find missing Elizabeth

July 24, 2019

Missing Elizabeth Gabbett, 89, from Mellor Brook has been found safe and well.

Section 60 powers in place after 17 year old suffers stab wounds in Skelmersdale

Section 60 powers in place after 17 year old suffers stab wounds in Skelmersdale

July 29, 2019

The Section 60 covers the areas of Digmoor, Tanhouse and Birch Green and is in place until 3am tomorrow (30th July).

UPDATE: Concern for 13 year old missing from home

UPDATE: Concern for 13 year old missing from home

July 30, 2019

A 13-year-old boy who was missing from home has been found.

Women and man seriously injured after head-on crash

Women and man seriously injured after head-on crash

July 30, 2019

Three people have been seriously injured following a head-on collision on the A59 Gisburn Road at Whalley yesterday afternoon (Monday, July 29th).

Man charged following fatal house fire in Colne

Man charged following fatal house fire in Colne

August 01, 2019

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Carl Salt, 44, of Burnley Road, Colne has now been charged with manslaughter and arson – being reckless as to endanger life. He is due to appear at Blackburn Magistrates’ Court this morning. (Thursday, August 1st).

Appeal after cyclist dies in Lea

Appeal after cyclist dies in Lea

August 09, 2019

We were called at 12:14 on 8th August to reports a cyclist had fallen from his bike on Sidegreaves Lane.

UPDATE: Woman, 19, assaulted in street

UPDATE: Woman, 19, assaulted in street

August 13, 2019

A man has been charged following our earlier appeal after a woman was assaulted in Blackpool.

Guilty verdicts in Blackburn murder trial

Guilty verdicts in Blackburn murder trial

August 14, 2019

Four men and a boy have been convicted of their involvement in a large scale disturbance which resulted in the death of a Blackburn father of four.

New images in search for missing Lindsay

New images in search for missing Lindsay

August 16, 2019

Lindsay Birbeck, from Huncoat, was last seen on CCTV around 4.10pm on Monday (August 12) in the Burnley Road area walking in the direction of Accrington.

Lindsay Birbeck investigation: Appeal to find dog walker

Lindsay Birbeck investigation: Appeal to find dog walker

August 17, 2019

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Lindsay Birbeck are appealing for information to find a dog walker who was in the area she was last seen.

Lindsay Birbeck investigation: Search continues

Lindsay Birbeck investigation: Search continues

August 18, 2019

Police are continuing their search for missing woman Lindsay Birbeck.

Lindsay, from Huncoat, has been missing since Monday (August 12) and her family describe the disappearance as completely out of character.

Appeal to identify woman found on Morecambe beach

Appeal to identify woman found on Morecambe beach

August 19, 2019

Police were called around 7am on Thursday (August 15) by the Ambulance Service after reports a woman had been found unresponsive on Morecambe beach, close to Battery car park.

Four men jailed for 100 years for murder of Blackburn dad

Four men jailed for 100 years for murder of Blackburn dad

August 19, 2019

The heartbroken family of a ‘well loved and respected’ Blackburn dad has paid tribute to him, as four men are jailed for his murder.

Search continues for missing Lindsay

Search continues for missing Lindsay

August 19, 2019

Officers believe Lindsay may have walked from Burnley Road on to Peel Park Avenue and from there into a wooded area known as The Coppice.

UPDATE: CCTV appeal following violent disorder in Great Harwood

UPDATE: CCTV appeal following violent disorder in Great Harwood

August 20, 2019

Further to our earlier CCTV appeal following violent disorder in Great Harwood, we have now identified the men we want to speak to.

Investigation following toddler fall

Investigation following toddler fall

August 20, 2019

Officers were called by the ambulance service

Search widened for missing Lindsay

Search widened for missing Lindsay

August 20, 2019

Searches have today (20 August) been taking place at Huncoat Quarry and the surrounding area, in addition to The Coppice.

Blackpool man charged by detectives

Blackpool man charged by detectives

August 21, 2019

Detectives have charged a man with murder following an investigation in Blackpool.

Investigation launched after attempted abduction

Investigation launched after attempted abduction

August 22, 2019

We were contacted after a 16-year-old girl reported that she had been approached by two men

Search for Lindsay - latest update

Search for Lindsay - latest update

August 22, 2019

Lindsay, 47, a teacher has been missing since last Monday (12 August)

Witness appeal after attempted robbery

Witness appeal after attempted robbery

August 23, 2019

Police were called around 8.40pm yesterday (Thursday, August 22) to reports of an incident at Food and Booze in Lyndhurst Road.

Two arrested after Aughton shooting

Two arrested after Aughton shooting

August 23, 2019

Detectives have arrested two people in connection with an armed robbery in Aughton.

Police were called around 9.40pm on July 28 to a report a man had been injured during a robbery at a farm on Back Lane.

Lindsay Birbeck appeal: attention all walkers and dash cam owners

Lindsay Birbeck appeal: attention all walkers and dash cam owners

August 23, 2019

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Lindsay Birbeck would like to identify a potential witness seen in the area at the time Lindsay was last seen. We're also renewing our appeal for dash cam footage and would like to speak to anyone in the vicinity of The Coppice or Peel Park Avenue between 4 and 5pm on 12 August.

Man charged after attempted robbery

Man charged after attempted robbery

August 24, 2019

Police were called around 8.40pm on Thursday

Serious assault in Preston

Serious assault in Preston

August 24, 2019

Police were called at shortly after 2am today (Saturday August 24th)

Serious collision - appeal for witnesses

Serious collision - appeal for witnesses

August 25, 2019

We were called at 4.10pm yesterday

Discovery at Accrington Cemetery - a statement

Discovery at Accrington Cemetery - a statement

August 25, 2019

Officers attended the scene and there is a concern this could be the body of a person.

Discovery at Accrington Cemetery - update

Discovery at Accrington Cemetery - update

August 25, 2019

we can now sadly confirm that the find is that of the body of a woman.

Murder inquiry launched after woman's body found

Murder inquiry launched after woman's body found

August 26, 2019

While formal identification has yet to be carried out at this stage we believe the body to be that of Lindsay Birbeck.

UPDATE: Pair charged in Haslingden murder investigation

UPDATE: Pair charged in Haslingden murder investigation

August 27, 2019

Two men have this evening (Wednesday, August 28th) been charged by detectives with the murder of Barry Tyrie (pictured).

Body found at Accrington confirmed as missing Lindsay Birbeck

Body found at Accrington confirmed as missing Lindsay Birbeck

August 27, 2019

Her family have been informed and continue to be supported by family liaison officers. Our thoughts remain with them at this time.

Appeal after several people injured when tractor sheds load

Appeal after several people injured when tractor sheds load

August 27, 2019

The incident occurred on Main Street, Cockerham, at around 2.35pm on Sunday (August 25th), as the Zetor tractor was travelling in the direction of Cabus carrying haybales. As it passed The Manor Inn pub several of the bales fell onto members of the public sitting outside.

Pair arrested after Preston firearms discharge

Pair arrested after Preston firearms discharge

August 27, 2019

The pair, aged 20 and 23, were arrested in the city in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday, August 28th) on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent

Appeal following serious Blackpool collision

Appeal following serious Blackpool collision

August 28, 2019

We are appealing for information after a collision in Blackpool which has left a man with serious head injuries.

Cyclist, 80, seriously injured in Cleveleys collision

Cyclist, 80, seriously injured in Cleveleys collision

August 28, 2019

Police were called around 10.40am yesterday (Tuesday, August 27) to reports of a collision involving a cyclist and Vauxhall Corsa car in Princes Way.

Teenager seriously injured in collision with tram

Teenager seriously injured in collision with tram

August 28, 2019

The 14 year old boy was riding along the tramway that runs adjacent to the Promenade when he was involved in a collision with a Bombardier tram.

Have you seen Paul Hope, 39, from Preston?

Have you seen Paul Hope, 39, from Preston?

August 28, 2019

He is wanted on recall to prison for a breach of his licence.

He was jailed in July 2018 for causing actual bodily harm.

Gang sentenced in £1m stolen goods operation

Gang sentenced in £1m stolen goods operation

August 28, 2019

In 2017 Lancashire Police launched Operation Redmill, a covert investigation which targeted high-value thefts and the handling of stolen goods by Tommy Smith (pictured), Mary Smith, Scott Paton and their associates in Great Harwood and Rishton.

New scheme hopes to keep people with dementia safe

New scheme hopes to keep people with dementia safe

August 29, 2019

A new scheme aimed at keeping people with dementia, Alzheimer’s and mental health conditions safe will be trialled in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre from September.

Teenager attacked in Blackpool

Teenager attacked in Blackpool

August 29, 2019

A 16-year-old holidaymaker has suffered a fractured jaw after being punched in an unprovoked attack in Blackpool.

Tribute paid to Lancaster murder victim

Tribute paid to Lancaster murder victim

August 30, 2019

The family of Lancaster man Lee Farrington (pictured), have paid tribute to him.

'Dangerous' items stolen in paintballing business theft

'Dangerous' items stolen in paintballing business theft

August 31, 2019

We are appealing for information after a burglary at a paintballing business where a number of potentially dangerous items were stolen.

Boy, 16, charged with Lindsay Birbeck murder

Boy, 16, charged with Lindsay Birbeck murder

August 31, 2019

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service detectives have today (Saturday, August 31st) charged a teenage boy with the murder of Lindsay Birbeck (pictured).

Police warning after three arrests in Lancaster murder inquiry

Police warning after three arrests in Lancaster murder inquiry

September 01, 2019

Detectives have issued a warning to anyone who may be involved in helping the killers of Lee Farrington (pictured), who was stabbed in Lancaster last Tuesday (August 27th).

More arrests in Lancaster murder investigation

More arrests in Lancaster murder investigation

September 04, 2019

Detectives investigating the murder of Lee Farrington in Lancaster have made two further arrests.

Man jailed for post office raids

Man jailed for post office raids

September 04, 2019

Adam Jones, 21, from Ormskirk, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday, September 3) after admitting to the offences in Ormskirk and Burscough earlier this year.

UPDATE: Murder investigation launched in Blackpool

UPDATE: Murder investigation launched in Blackpool

September 05, 2019

Police were called around 6pm yesterday (Wednesday, September 4) to an address on West Park Drive.

Emergency services attended with the body of a woman found inside the property. The woman, who had suffered serious head and facial injuries, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene

CCTV appeal after two men injured in Preston assault

CCTV appeal after two men injured in Preston assault

September 05, 2019

One of the men was seriously injured – suffering a broken jaw and leg, and an injury to his mouth.

Woman missing from home

Woman missing from home

September 06, 2019

The 67-year-old has been found safe. Thanks to everyone who shared our appeal.

Murder investigation in Blackpool: tribute from Marlene's family

Murder investigation in Blackpool: tribute from Marlene's family

September 06, 2019

The family of Marlene McCabe have paid tribute to her.

Teenager missing from home

Teenager missing from home

September 06, 2019

Kaitlyn Stones, 15, was last seen yesterday evening

Man charged in Lancaster murder investigation

Man charged in Lancaster murder investigation

September 06, 2019

Connor Reece, 24, of no fixed address, has tonight been charged with murder. He has been remanded to appear before Preston Magistrates’ Court tomorrow morning (7 September).

Blackpool murder investigation: man charged

Blackpool murder investigation: man charged

September 07, 2019

A man has been charged by detectives with the murder of Marlene McCabe.

Two men seriously hurt in Burnley collision

Two men seriously hurt in Burnley collision

September 07, 2019

We were called at 00:05 hours on Saturday, 7 September, to reports of the incident on Colne Road, Burnley.

Witness appeal following fatal collision in Samlesbury

Witness appeal following fatal collision in Samlesbury

September 08, 2019

A 65 year old pedestrian was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Appeal after serious collision on M55

Appeal after serious collision on M55

September 09, 2019

We were called at 03:35 hours on Sunday 8th September to reports a Vauxhall Mokka had collided with the central reservation, before colliding with a tree between junctions 1 and 3.

Pensioner robbed in Preston

Pensioner robbed in Preston

September 09, 2019

The 82-year-old victim was walking to her car on Sulby Drive, Preston at about 11am on Thursday, August 29th

Appeal following attempted abduction in Blackburn

Appeal following attempted abduction in Blackburn

September 09, 2019

We were called at around 8:30am on Friday 6 September to the report a 12 year old boy was walking through Corporation Park when he was approached from behind by a man. He grabbed the boy around the neck and attempted to take him away.

CCTV appeal after Blackpool robbery

CCTV appeal after Blackpool robbery

September 10, 2019

Around 12.30am on August 9, a 21-year-old man was walking with another man and three women on Devonshire Road. As the group turned towards a cut-through leading to the junction of Enfield Road and Fielding Road, the victim was attacked and punched to the back of the head.

UPDATE: Prison absconder wanted by police

UPDATE: Prison absconder wanted by police

September 11, 2019

A man who absconded from prison has been arrested.

Nathan Alan Stewart absconded from HMP Kirkham on 16th August.

He was arrested in the Lancaster area earlier today (Wednesday, September 11).

Girl, 5, injured in Lancaster collision

Girl, 5, injured in Lancaster collision

September 11, 2019

The incident occurred on Saturday (September 7th) at around 6.30pm on Thirlmere Road, when the pitbike-style vehicle collided with a five-year-old girl.

Cyclist injured in Blackpool

Cyclist injured in Blackpool

September 11, 2019

Around 7.35am yesterday (Tuesday, September 10) a 52-year-old man was riding his bike on East Park Drive when he fell, colliding with the road.

Appeal following collision in Lancaster

Appeal following collision in Lancaster

September 11, 2019

We are appealing for information following a collision in Lancaster in which a motorbike collided with a child.

Witness appeal after fatal collision

Witness appeal after fatal collision

September 12, 2019

The incident happened at just after 2pm yesterday (Wednesday, September 11) when a Nissan Micra was involved in a collision with a DAF truck on the A674 Chorley Road at the junction with Bury Lane.

Fourth arrest in Aughton armed robbery investigation

Fourth arrest in Aughton armed robbery investigation

September 13, 2019

Detectives are continuing their appeal for information as a fourth person is arrested in connection with an armed robbery in Aughton.

Appeal launched to find wanted prisoner

Appeal launched to find wanted prisoner

September 13, 2019

Lewis Aspinwall, 24, formerly of Marmion Road, Aigburth, Liverpool, absconded from HMP Kirkham on Tuesday (September 10).

Update following fatal house fire in Blackpool

Update following fatal house fire in Blackpool

September 14, 2019

We are satisfied that the fatal house fire which occurred yesterday (Saturday) in Blackpool is not suspicious.

We remained at the scene overnight and into this morning carrying out an investigation with colleagues from the Fire Service, and the incident is now being treated as accidental.

Witnesses sought following fail to stop collision in St Annes

Witnesses sought following fail to stop collision in St Annes

September 16, 2019

We were called at 21:05 hours on Sunday (15 September) to reports a pedestrian had been seriously injured on St Annes Road West.

Week of action to tackle knife crime - Op Sceptre

Week of action to tackle knife crime - Op Sceptre

September 16, 2019

Lancashire Constabulary is committed to protecting the community from the potentially devastating consequences of knife crime

The search is now on for the 2020 Young Citizen of the Year

The search is now on for the 2020 Young Citizen of the Year

September 16, 2019

The search is now on to find someone deserving of the Lancashire Young Citizen of the Year award – and we are asking you to help us find them.

If you know someone aged under 21 who has done something selfless for another person, organisation or their local community we want to hear from you.

Investigation underway after Blackpool robbery

Investigation underway after Blackpool robbery

September 17, 2019

Police were called around 3.20pm on Friday (September 13) to reports of an incident at an address in Wilford Street.

Man injured in Skelmersdale street assault

Man injured in Skelmersdale street assault

September 17, 2019

happened at around 9pm on Saturday 7 September, when a man in his 40s was assaulted as he walked along Flaxton.

Boy sentenced for role in violent disorder

Boy sentenced for role in violent disorder

September 17, 2019

A youth has been sentenced to six years detention in a Young Offenders' Institution for his role in an incident of violent disorder which resulted in the death of a Blackburn dad.

Mobile exhibition to inform of signs of modern day slavery

Mobile exhibition to inform of signs of modern day slavery

September 17, 2019

A mobile exhibition which highlights the signs of modern day slavery will be in Lancaster on Saturday (21 September).

Appeal to find teenager, 15, from Blackpool

Appeal to find teenager, 15, from Blackpool

September 18, 2019

The 15 year old girl missing from home in Blackpool has been found.

Seven arrested in Fleetwood drugs raids

Seven arrested in Fleetwood drugs raids

September 18, 2019

Seven men have today (Wednesday, September 18) been arrested by police following a series of dawn raids in the Fleetwood area.

Appeal to trace two people following collision in Lea

Appeal to trace two people following collision in Lea

September 18, 2019

We are asking for the public’s help tracing two people who made off from the scene following a collision in Lea.

Offensive video - statement

Offensive video - statement

September 18, 2019

As soon as this video came to our attention we launched an investigation

UPDATE: Sex offender wanted by police

UPDATE: Sex offender wanted by police

September 20, 2019

Further to our earlier appeal, Hassan Ali was arrested earlier today (September 20) in the Blackburn area.

Sex offender wanted

Sex offender wanted

September 20, 2019

We are appealing for information about a wanted sex offender.

Kenny Dickson, 26, from Blackpool, is wanted for breaching his sex offender notification requirements and on prison recall.

Blackpool man wanted on prison recall

Blackpool man wanted on prison recall

September 20, 2019

Have you seen registered sex offender Red O’Connor, also known as Red Vaughan, 30, wanted on recall to prison?

Witness appeal after Chaigley collision

Witness appeal after Chaigley collision

September 22, 2019

Police were called around 3.20pm on Saturday (September 21) to reports of an accident on Chipping Road, close to the junction with Mitton Road.

Appeal underway to find missing man

Appeal underway to find missing man

September 22, 2019

Judd Pollard, 73, of Newchurch Road, was last seen in Yorkshire Street, Oldham, around midday yesterday (Saturday, September 21).


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