News - April

CCTV: Enquiries continue following Skelmersdale petrol station robbery

CCTV: Enquiries continue following Skelmersdale petrol station robbery

April 01, 2019

We are continuing to appeal for information following a petrol station robbery in Skelmersdale, and have now released CCTV images of a man we would like to speak to.

Preston man wanted in connection with wounding

Preston man wanted in connection with wounding

April 01, 2019

Have you seen Michael Hickson, 35, from Preston?

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

Further properties to be searched as part of Susan Waring murder investigation

Further properties to be searched as part of Susan Waring murder investigation

April 02, 2019

As part of our enquiries detectives have carried out a search of a property in the Blackburn Road area of the town and will also be conducting searches at two further properties, also in the Darwen area, from today (Tuesday).

Elderly man robbed at knifepoint in Blackpool

Elderly man robbed at knifepoint in Blackpool

April 02, 2019

Do you recognise the men pictured in this image? We want to speak to them following a knifepoint robbery at a Blackpool hotel.

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.

Update following arrests in Blackpool Victoria Hospital investigation

Update following arrests in Blackpool Victoria Hospital investigation

April 04, 2019

Four people arrested in connection with allegations of mistreatment and neglect at Blackpool Victoria Hospital have been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

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.

CCTV: Appeal following high-value burglary in Burnley

CCTV: Appeal following high-value burglary in Burnley

April 05, 2019

The incident occurred sometime between 9.45am and 9.53am yesterday (Thursday) at an address on Cog Lane. A man entered the address from a gate on Plane Tree Close and conducted a search of the property before making off with several items, including watches and rings.

Boy, 17, stabbed in ‘targeted’ attack in Preston

Boy, 17, stabbed in ‘targeted’ attack in Preston

April 07, 2019

We are appealing for information following a stabbing in Preston.

Arrest made following racially offensive Twitter message

Arrest made following racially offensive Twitter message

April 08, 2019

Following a racially offensive message being sent to a Wigan Athletic footballer on Twitter, a 20-year-old man from Sheffield handed himself into Blackpool Police Station on Saturday evening (April 6th). He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence and malicious communications.

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).

Pensioner sentenced for sex offences

Pensioner sentenced for sex offences

April 08, 2019

A Chorley pensioner has been jailed for historical sex abuse offences.

Alan Ogden, of Queensway, was sentenced to 12 years and six months in prison at Preston Crown Court on Friday (April 5).

UPDATE: CCTV appeal following inappropriate touching in Fleetwood

UPDATE: CCTV appeal following inappropriate touching in Fleetwood

April 09, 2019

We now have a name for the man in the CCTV image that we would like to speak to as part of our enquiries

Former youth club director jailed for sexually abusing teenage girl

Former youth club director jailed for sexually abusing teenage girl

April 09, 2019

Christopher Rixon, 42, of Holmfield Road, Blackpool, was sentenced today (Tuesday) at Preston Crown Court having previously been found guilty of eight counts of rape, six counts of sexual assault and two counts of inciting a girl aged 13-15 to engage in sexual activity.

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.

Woman dies following collision in Morecambe

Woman dies following collision in Morecambe

April 10, 2019

A woman has died following a collision on Lancaster Road in Morecambe on 10 April.

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 for information about wanted man

Appeal for information about wanted man

April 12, 2019

We are continuing to appeal for information about a man wanted in connection with a wounding offence and an assault.

Kyle Jordan, 25, of Derwent Road, Chorley, is wanted by police after two females were assaulted at a hotel in Charnock Richard on January 29.

Skelmersdale man jailed for online sex offences

Skelmersdale man jailed for online sex offences

April 12, 2019

A 28-year-old man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison after admitting inciting children to perform sexual acts online.

Mark Hughes, of Windrows, Skelmersdale, was jailed at Preston Crown Court yesterday (Thursday, April 11).

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,

Appeal following collision in Earby

Appeal following collision in Earby

April 16, 2019

The incident occurred at around 4.05pm on Saturday (April 13th) on Salterforth Road, when a Vauxhall Astra collided with a tree and then overturned.

Appeal following collision between pedestrian and car on M65

Appeal following collision between pedestrian and car on M65

April 16, 2019

We were called at around 10.30pm yesterday (Monday) to reports a woman had been involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Corsa on the exit slip road at junction 12 on the westbound carriageway.

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 missing from Burnley

UPDATE: Man missing from Burnley

April 17, 2019

A man who went missing from Burnley has sadly died.

Petar Elenkov went missing on April 6 but sadly died on Saturday (April 13).

Man wanted after exposure

Man wanted after exposure

April 17, 2019

Detectives are appealing for information after an allegation of indecent exposure in Haslingden.

Police were called around 6.35pm on Friday (April 12) following reports of an incident in Blackburn Road.

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.

Police appeal after football disorder

Police appeal after football disorder

April 18, 2019

We are appealing for information following an incident of disorder after the Burnley FC vs Cardiff FC football match at Turf Moor.

Around 5pm on Saturday (April 13) an altercation between more than a dozen supporters took place close to the main entrance of the stadium in Harry Potts Way.

UPDATE: Appeal for help tracing next of kin following death of Accrington man

UPDATE: Appeal for help tracing next of kin following death of Accrington man

April 18, 2019

Following an earlier appeal, we have now traced the next of kin of a man from Accrington who died earlier this month.

Appeal following collision in Bolton-le-Sands

Appeal following collision in Bolton-le-Sands

April 18, 2019

The incident occurred at around 3.20pm yesterday (Wednesday) on the pedestrian crossing close to the junction of Bye Pass Road and St Michael’s Lane, when a Toyota Aygo collided with a man aged in his 80s and a woman aged in her 70s.

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).

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


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