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

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.

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.

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)

We are one of the UK's best employers for diversity and LGBT acceptance - officially!

We are one of the UK's best employers for diversity and LGBT acceptance - officially!

January 21, 2019

Lancashire Police has jumped 38 places from last year’s results to be named 36th on the Stonewall 2019 Top 100 Employers list for our work to promote inclusivity and difference across the force.

UPDATE: Have you seen this man?

UPDATE: Have you seen this man?

January 21, 2019

A man wanted by police after failing to appear at court has been arrested

Abdulah Husseini, 36, was due to appear at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court on December 18 accused of theft and four counts of fraud.

Husseini was arrested on Thursday (January 17) in Wimbledon by the Metropolitan Police. He has been remanded to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on January 23.

UPDATE: Appeal launched to find van driver after motorway collision

UPDATE: Appeal launched to find van driver after motorway collision

January 21, 2019

We have identified a van driver we wanted to speak to following a fatal collision on the M58.

Police were called around 9am on January 8 after reports of a serious incident on the M58 motorway.

Appeal following collision in Blackburn in which woman suffered serious injuries

Appeal following collision in Blackburn in which woman suffered serious injuries

January 21, 2019

The incident occurred at around 5.50pm on January 16th when a silver Volkswagen Golf collided with a 62-year-old woman as she crossed the bottom of Livesey Branch Road at the junction with Bolton Road.

Trio wanted after Padiham burglary

Trio wanted after Padiham burglary

January 21, 2019

We are appealing for information about three men after an aggravated burglary in Padiham where a teenager was assaulted.

Police were called around 8.20pm on Friday (January 18) after reports several men wearing masks had broken into a property in Russell Terrace.

Appeal after man injured in Preston assault

Appeal after man injured in Preston assault

January 22, 2019

A man has been left with a head injury following an attack in Preston.

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

Seven years in prison for woman who stabbed partner 14 times

Seven years in prison for woman who stabbed partner 14 times

January 22, 2019

Claire Duckworth, 32, of HMP Styal, was sentenced yesterday (Monday) at Preston Crown Court for the attack she carried out on June 23rd 2017 at an address on Richmond Street, Burnley.

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.

Man assaulted by teens in Blackburn

Man assaulted by teens in Blackburn

January 24, 2019

A Blackburn man has been left with a head injury after being assaulted by a group of teenagers.

Man wanted after harassment, criminal damage and assault

Man wanted after harassment, criminal damage and assault

January 24, 2019

Have you seen David Walsh, 54, originally from Morecambe?

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.

Family pay tribute to 12-year-old girl who died in M61 collision

Family pay tribute to 12-year-old girl who died in M61 collision

January 27, 2019

The family of a 12 year-old girl who died following a collision on the M61 have paid tribute to her.

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).

UPDATE: CCTV appeal after Ormskirk assault

UPDATE: CCTV appeal after Ormskirk assault

January 28, 2019

Following our CCTV appeal last week about an assault in Ormskirk, we have now identified the person we wanted to speak to.

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.

Dashcam plea after Wrightington robbery

Dashcam plea after Wrightington robbery

January 29, 2019

We are continuing to appeal for witnesses following a robbery in Wrightington, and in particular would like to hear from people who were in the area and have dashcam footage.

Search for men who may have witnessed fatal M61 collision

Search for men who may have witnessed fatal M61 collision

January 29, 2019

We are appealing for information about the identity of two men involved in a collision on the M61 on Saturday who could be key witnesses. We think they were in the Audi pictured.

Witnesses sought after Blackburn disorder

Witnesses sought after Blackburn disorder

January 30, 2019

We are appealing for witnesses after a disorder incident in Blackburn.

UPDATE: Investigation launched into sexual assault in Lancaster

UPDATE: Investigation launched into sexual assault in Lancaster

January 31, 2019

A man has been arrested in connection with a sexual assault in Lancaster.

Witness appeal launched after Rawtenstall collision

Witness appeal launched after Rawtenstall collision

January 31, 2019

We are appealing for witnesses after a car collided with a lamppost in Rawtenstall.

It happened at just before 12.15am on January 24 close to the junction of Bocholt Way on Bacup Road. A red Volkswagen Polo has been travelling in the direction of Rawtenstall when it has gone into a lamppost on the opposite side of the road.

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.

UPDATE: Concern for missing teenager

UPDATE: Concern for missing teenager

February 01, 2019

A 17-year-old girl missing from home in Blackburn has been found.

Pair convicted of Skelmersdale murder

Pair convicted of Skelmersdale murder

February 01, 2019

A man and woman have been convicted of murder following the death of a man in Skelmersdale.

Deborah Andrews, 44, of Elmstead, Skelmersdale, was found guilty of murdering Eamon Brady at Preston Crown Court today (Friday, February 1) following a trial. William Vaill, 37, of Evington, Skelmersdale, had pleaded guilty to the same offence last month.

CCTV appeal: man sought following assault on teenage boy in Blackpool

CCTV appeal: man sought following assault on teenage boy in Blackpool

February 01, 2019

We have released CCTV images of a man we would like to identify in connection with an assault on a 14-year-old boy on Christmas Day.

Police investigating firearms discharge in Preston

Police investigating firearms discharge in Preston

February 01, 2019

We were contacted at around 4.40pm today (Friday) to reports shots had been fired in the direction of a group of young men on Skeffington Road.

UPDATE: Appeal launched to find missing Ormskirk man

UPDATE: Appeal launched to find missing Ormskirk man

February 04, 2019

Alistair Stott who was missing from Ormskirk has been found safe in the Lancaster area.

UPDATE: Woman dies after Fleetwood collision

UPDATE: Woman dies after Fleetwood collision

February 04, 2019

A woman has died following a serious collision in Fleetwood.

Lynne McDermott (pictured), 56, from Preston, sadly died on Sunday (February 3) following a serious collision in Station Road on Saturday.

UPDATE: Investigation continuing following report of man with firearm in Blackpool

UPDATE: Investigation continuing following report of man with firearm in Blackpool

February 05, 2019

We continue to have visible patrols in the area as reassurance and our investigation is very much on-going, following reports a man was seen by a member of the public in possession of a firearm in Blackpool last night (Monday).

Woman sentenced for baby murder after guilty retrial verdict

Woman sentenced for baby murder after guilty retrial verdict

February 05, 2019

A mother has been sentenced today (Wednesday, February 6th) for the murder of her newborn baby girl. Rachel Tunstill, 28, of HMP Styal, was given a life sentence with a minimum of 17 years.

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: Police growing concerned for Carl

UPDATE: Police growing concerned for Carl

February 06, 2019

A man missing from home in Langho has been found.

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.

Family appeal for information to find missing woman

Family appeal for information to find missing woman

February 07, 2019

The family of a woman missing from Darwen are appealing for information to help find her.

Sandra Chadwick, 64, was last seen at about 4pm on January 12 at her home address on Hilton Road and there has been no contact since.

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.

Man charged with murder of Rosie Darbyshire, 27

Man charged with murder of Rosie Darbyshire, 27

February 08, 2019

A man has this afternoon (Friday, February 8th) been charged with the murder of Rosie Darbyshire (pictured) in Preston.

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.

Appeal following report of sexual assault in Blackpool

Appeal following report of sexual assault in Blackpool

February 12, 2019

The incident occurred shortly after midnight, when a 19-year-old woman was approached by a lone male as she walked along Talbot Road.

Motorcyclist injured in Chorley collision

Motorcyclist injured in Chorley collision

February 12, 2019

We are appealing for information following a collision in Chorley which left a motorcyclist with a broken collarbone.

The incident occurred at around 6.25pm yesterday (Monday) on Bolton Road, at the junction of Worcester Place, when a Volkswagen Beetle collided with a Yamaha FZ1 motorbike.

Search for wanted man from Shipley

Search for wanted man from Shipley

February 12, 2019

We are appealing for help locating a man who is wanted in relation to a firearms discharge in Haslingden.

Appeal launched to find wanted man

Appeal launched to find wanted man

February 12, 2019

Have you seen Mohammed Emdad Ali? He is wanted by police.

Ali, 30, from Blackburn, is wanted by officers for breaching his sex offender notification requirements. He was last seen at Royal Blackburn Hospital earlier today (Tuesday, February 12).

UPDATE: Have you seen this man?

UPDATE: Have you seen this man?

February 14, 2019

A wanted Burnley man has been arrested.

UPDATE: CCTV appeal after Blackpool robberies

UPDATE: CCTV appeal after Blackpool robberies

February 18, 2019

We have arrested a boy in connection with three robbery offences in Blackpool.

UPDATE: 13-year-old boy stabbed in Blackpool

UPDATE: 13-year-old boy stabbed in Blackpool

February 18, 2019

A 14-year-old, from Blackpool, has been charged.

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.

Staff threatened in Morecambe robberies

Staff threatened in Morecambe robberies

February 18, 2019

Detectives are investigating two robberies within a three-day period where people have been threatened with weapons.

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.

CCTV appeal after Blackburn attack

CCTV appeal after Blackburn attack

February 19, 2019

We want to identify these men after a man was seriously assaulted in Blackburn.

Around 11.30pm on January 30 a 38-year-old man was walking on Shadsworth Road when he was approached by a dark-coloured vehicle.

CCTV and dash cam plea in Rosie murder investigation

CCTV and dash cam plea in Rosie murder investigation

February 19, 2019

Detectives piecing together the last movements of a woman who was murdered in Preston are appealing for anyone with CCTV or dash cam footage to come forward.

UPDATE: Concern growing for missing 13-year-old from Freckleton

UPDATE: Concern growing for missing 13-year-old from Freckleton

February 19, 2019

The 13 year old girl who was missing from Freckleton yesterday was found safe and well in Preston last night (19 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.

CCTV: Appeal following assault in Preston pub

CCTV: Appeal following assault in Preston pub

February 20, 2019

The incident occurred at around 7.30pm on February 8th at the Eldon Street Hotel, when a 40-year-old man was punched to the face by another unknown male. The victim received a serious head injury and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

UPDATE: Sex offender wanted on prison recall

UPDATE: Sex offender wanted on prison recall

February 20, 2019

A sex offender wanted on recall to prison has been arrested.

Christopher Wright was arrested in Scotland yesterday (February 23).

Appeal after pedestrian injured in Preston collision

Appeal after pedestrian injured in Preston collision

February 20, 2019

Around 6.30pm yesterday (Tuesday, February 19) a Peugeot car was involved in a collision with a pedestrian on Garstang Road, close to the junction with Ripon Street.

Investigation underway after death of woman

Investigation underway after death of woman

February 20, 2019

We are investigating the death of a woman in Blackpool.

The investigation relates to the stroke unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

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.

UPDATE: Concern growing for missing Preston woman

UPDATE: Concern growing for missing Preston woman

February 22, 2019

A 59-year-old woman who went missing has been found.

Celia Newsham had last been seen on Lytham Road, Preston, at around 4.30pm on Wednesday.

She was found safe and well earlier today (Friday, February 22) in the Preston area.

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.

Two charged after Morecambe robberies

Two charged after Morecambe robberies

February 22, 2019

Detectives investigating three robberies in Morecambe have charged two men.

Two men aged 29 and 41 were arrested on suspicion of robbery on Wednesday (February 20).

Schoolgirl assaulted in Penwortham

Schoolgirl assaulted in Penwortham

February 25, 2019

Police are appealing for information after a schoolgirl was assaulted in Penwortham.

UPDATE: Motorcyclist dies after collision

UPDATE: Motorcyclist dies after collision

February 26, 2019

A motorcyclist who sadly died following a serious collision in Bacup has been named.

Alan Jennings, pictured, was seriously injured after a collision close to the Deerplay Pub on Saturday.

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

Woman injured in Chatburn collision

Woman injured in Chatburn collision

February 28, 2019

We are appealing for witnesses after a woman suffered serious injuries following a collision in Chatburn.

Around 1.30pm on Tuesday (February 26) a Vauxhall Astra was involved in a collision with a heavy goods vehicle on the A59 at the junction with Sawley Road.

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

UPDATE: Appeal following broad daylight assault in Blackburn park

UPDATE: Appeal following broad daylight assault in Blackburn park

March 04, 2019

Further to our earlier appeal for information, following an assault at Corporation Park, we have now received several names.

CCTV appeal after pub assault

CCTV appeal after pub assault

March 04, 2019

Do you recognise these men? We want to identify them following a serious assault in Darwen.

Between 11pm and midnight on February 23, a 26-year-old man was attacked and punched by three men in the Bridgewater pub in Church Street.

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 barn fire in St Annes

Appeal following barn fire in St Annes

March 05, 2019

We were called, along with the fire service, at around 6.50pm on Sunday (March 3rd) to West Moss Lane to reports an outbuilding was alight.

Appeal following fatal collision in Halsall

Appeal following fatal collision in Halsall

March 05, 2019

A man has sadly died following a collision on Renacres Lane.

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

Appeal launched after Lancaster robbery

Appeal launched after Lancaster robbery

March 06, 2019

We are appealing for witnesses after a 64-year-old man was robbed in Lancaster near Riverview Close between 6am and 7am on Tuesday March 5th.

Cyclist injured in collision

Cyclist injured in collision

March 06, 2019

We are appealing for information following a serious collision in Clitheroe yesterday on the A59 at the junction with Sawley.

Update on body found in Darwen yesterday

Update on body found in Darwen yesterday

March 07, 2019

Detectives investigating the discovery of the body of a woman in Darwen are not treating her death as suspicious.

Further arrest in Runshaw College disorder investigation

Further arrest in Runshaw College disorder investigation

March 07, 2019

A seventh person has been arrested as part of the investigation into a disorder incident at Runshaw College.

Body found in Darwen confirmed as missing woman

Body found in Darwen confirmed as missing woman

March 09, 2019

Police searching for missing Sandra Chadwick have confirmed that a body found in Darwen on Wednesday is her.

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: Section 60 in place in Preston

UPDATE: Section 60 in place in Preston

March 12, 2019

Section 60 powers were again put in place last night (Tuesday, March 12th) as part of our on-going response to the stabbing of a 14-year-old boy on Sunday evening.

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.

Concern growing for missing Susan

Concern growing for missing Susan

March 13, 2019

We are continuing to appeal for information about a missing woman from Darwen who we believe may have travelled to Scotland. Susan Waring, 45, was last seen on January 30th 2019 at around 10pm, leaving an address on Blackburn Road, Darwen.

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.

Our response to the terrorism attack in New Zealand

Our response to the terrorism attack in New Zealand

March 15, 2019

Our thoughts are with all of those affected by the tragic events in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Gang members jailed for drugs supply offences

Gang members jailed for drugs supply offences

March 15, 2019

Six people have been sentenced to a total of more than 25 years in prison for offences including drugs supply and money laundering.

UPDATE: Teenager missing from home

UPDATE: Teenager missing from home

March 15, 2019

Further to our earlier appeal, a 15-year-old girl who was missing from home in Preston has now been located.

Appeal following fatal collision in Cliviger

Appeal following fatal collision in Cliviger

March 17, 2019

The incident occurred at around 5.10pm yesterday (Saturday) on Burnley Road, when a Nissan Qashqai, travelling in the direction of Todmorden, hit a stone wall on the opposite side of the carriageway.

UPDATE: Man arrested in connection with Blackpool stabbings

UPDATE: Man arrested in connection with Blackpool stabbings

March 18, 2019

A man wanted by police after two stabbings in Blackpool has been arrested.

Robert Heslop, 22, from Blackpool was arrested yesterday (Monday, March 18) on suspicion of assault.

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

UPDATE: Preston man wanted by police

UPDATE: Preston man wanted by police

March 18, 2019

A wanted Preston man has been arrested.

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 wanted following assault and theft in Preston

Man wanted following assault and theft in Preston

March 18, 2019

Stuart Taylor, 35, from the Trafford area of Manchester, is wanted in connection with an incident which occurred on January 13th at an address on Samuel Street, when a woman was assaulted and a mobile phone was stolen.

Man wanted following aggravated burglary in St Annes

Man wanted following aggravated burglary in St Annes

March 18, 2019

Thomas Griffith, 30, is wanted in connection with an aggravated burglary which occurred at an address on St Davids Grove in St Annes on January 16th.

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.

Leyland man sought following fail-to-stop collision

Leyland man sought following fail-to-stop collision

March 19, 2019

Peter Hull (pictured), 30, is wanted in connection with a fail-to-stop collision which occurred on February 25th on Corporation Street in Preston, where a pedestrian suffered serious chest injuries.

UPDATE: Nelson man wanted in connection with harassment, stalking and burglary

UPDATE: Nelson man wanted in connection with harassment, stalking and burglary

March 19, 2019

A man wanted by police has been arrested.

Investigation underway after Blackburn collision

Investigation underway after Blackburn collision

March 20, 2019

We are appealing for witnesses following a multi-vehicle collision in Blackburn on Monday (March 18) in which several people have been injured.

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.

Have you seen missing Courtney Ambrose, 17, from Chorley?

Have you seen missing Courtney Ambrose, 17, from Chorley?

March 22, 2019

She was last seen in the Co-Op store on Moore Road in the town at around 5:30pm yesterday (March 21st) but has not returned home.

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.

Ormskirk man jailed after driving car at his estranged wife

Ormskirk man jailed after driving car at his estranged wife

March 25, 2019

Mark Gibbons, 62, of Bold Lane, Ormskirk, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after he admitted to deliberately driving a vehicle at his estranged partner in July last year.

Appeal after Leyland college disorder

Appeal after Leyland college disorder

March 25, 2019

Detectives investigating disorder close to a Leyland college are appealing for information to identify this man.

Around 4pm on March 4, a group of young men confronted a rival group in relation to a prearranged fight near Runshaw College.

Man jailed for manslaughter

Man jailed for manslaughter

March 25, 2019

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


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