News - December 2019

Man given life sentence for brutal killing

Man given life sentence for brutal killing

December 02, 2019

Shaun Sanders struck Leanne Unsworth multiple times about the head with a hammer,

Watches stolen in Poulton aggravated burglary

Watches stolen in Poulton aggravated burglary

December 03, 2019

It was reported that two offenders have forced entry to an address on Garstang Road West. Once inside, they have assaulted the victim, a man in his 70s. Fortunately he wasn’t injured.

They then stole a number of expensive watches, including a Rolex, Corum and Omega.

Former teacher jailed for abuse

Former teacher jailed for abuse

December 04, 2019

His five victims were all girls and the abuse spanned three decades between the 1970s and 1990s.

Appeal following aggravated burglary in Chorley

Appeal following aggravated burglary in Chorley

December 04, 2019

We were called at around 23:20 hours on Friday 22 November to reports of the incident on Buckshaw Hall Close, Astley Village.

A man has seen two men in his garden attempting to gain access to his property

Man arrested after robbery and assault

Man arrested after robbery and assault

December 04, 2019

A man aged 28 and from Liverpool was arrested a short time later on suspicion Robbery, Criminal damage and Assault . He remains in custody.

Second arrest in fatal collision investigation

Second arrest in fatal collision investigation

December 05, 2019

A second man has been arrested as part of an investigation into the deaths of two men following a collision in Burscough.

Man convicted of multiple sexual offences

Man convicted of multiple sexual offences

December 06, 2019

Joseph McCann (08.02.85), from Aylesbury, was convicted of 37 offences relating to 11 victims aged between 11 and 71.

Appeal after assault

Appeal after assault

December 06, 2019

The victim, 37, had filled up his car at the Texaco garage on Garstang Road in Preston

Appeal after assault

Appeal after assault

December 06, 2019

The victim, 37, had filled up his car at the Texaco garage on Garstang Road in Preston

Appeal after robbery

Appeal after robbery

December 09, 2019

We were called at shortly before 11pm on Sunday (8 December)

Appeal after man found with injuries

Appeal after man found with injuries

December 09, 2019

Police were called around 12.20am after a man was taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Four charges in regional illegal immigration investigation

Four charges in regional illegal immigration investigation

December 11, 2019

Four people have now each been charged with conspiracy to produce cannabis, four counts of assisting in unlawful immigration, and possession of a false identification document with improper intention.

Impact of road tragedies highlighted in new exhibition

Impact of road tragedies highlighted in new exhibition

December 11, 2019

Lancashire Road Safety Partnership and Lancashire Constabulary are highlighting the impact of lives lost on the county’s roads in a new exhibition which will tour the county.

UPDATE: Appeal to trace wanted sex offender

UPDATE: Appeal to trace wanted sex offender

December 13, 2019

Further to our earlier appeal, wanted sex offender Lee Cottam was arrested last night (Thursday, December 12) in the Blackburn area.

Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal for information.

Man convicted of murder

Man convicted of murder

December 16, 2019

Andrew Tate, 22, of Brownbirks Road, Huncoat, was found guilty after a week-long trial

Ninth man arrested in connection with Skelmersdale murder investigation

Ninth man arrested in connection with Skelmersdale murder investigation

December 17, 2019

A 25 year old man from Liverpool was arrested yesterday (16 December) on suspicion of wounding, arson with intent to endanger life and murder. He has since been bailed pending further enquiries.

The investigation relates to the death of Robert Beattie, 48, who was found with serious burns at his home on Waverley on September 26th this year.

Fourth person charged in connection with Blackburn murder investigation

Fourth person charged in connection with Blackburn murder investigation

December 17, 2019

A fourth person has been charged today (Tuesday, December 17th) as part of the investigation into the murder of Blackburn mum Alison McBlain.

Gang sentenced for kidnap plot

Gang sentenced for kidnap plot

December 19, 2019

The gang launched an elaborate plan to snatch Hassan Akhtar in revenge after he stole cash from the crime gang’s kingpin

Men sentenced for murder

Men sentenced for murder

December 19, 2019

A Home Office post mortem examination showed he died from significant head injuries.

Appeal after street robbery in Appley Bridge

Appeal after street robbery in Appley Bridge

December 19, 2019

We are appealing for information following a robbery in Appley Bridge.

It was reported that a man had completed a takeaway delivery on Finch Lane when he was threatened by two men.

Man charged following shooting

Man charged following shooting

December 20, 2019

Thomas Anderson, 21, of no fixed address, has been charged with Attempted Murder X3 and Possession of a firearm

Man jailed for child sex offences

Man jailed for child sex offences

December 20, 2019

Colin Mooney, 31, arranged online to carry out the sickening abuse but was arrested

Appeal: man found with head injuries in Burnley

Appeal: man found with head injuries in Burnley

December 20, 2019

We were called at 9:45am today (Friday 20 December) to reports a man in his 30s has been found unresponsive at the corner of Grain Street and Queensberry Street.

Detectives are trying to establish how the man came to be injured.

Longridge man, 70, dies following bus fall

Longridge man, 70, dies following bus fall

December 22, 2019

We are appealing for witnesses after an elderly man died following a fall on a bus in Longridge.

Body found in search for missing man

Body found in search for missing man

December 24, 2019

Jason Goldrick, 50, of Park Road, went missing from Blackpool Victoria Hospital


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