News - August

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.

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.

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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.


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