News - February

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.

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: 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.

Police growing concerned for Carl

Police growing concerned for Carl

February 06, 2019

We are appealing for information about a man missing from Langho.

Carl Barrett, 37, was last seen around 9.15am on Tuesday, February 5 in the Longsight Road area.

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.

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: Appeal launched to find wanted man

UPDATE: Appeal launched to find wanted man

February 14, 2019

A man wanted by police has been arrested.

Mohammed Emdad Ali, 30, from Blackburn, was arrested in the Blackburn area yesterday and is in custody.

Have you seen this man?

Have you seen this man?

February 14, 2019

Foyzul Hoque, 25, from Burnley, is wanted by police for breaching his sex offender notification requirements.

Skelmersdale murder pair jailed

Skelmersdale murder pair jailed

February 15, 2019

Two people who murdered a man in Skelmersdale have today (Friday, February 15) been jailed.

Deborah Andrews, 44, of Elmstead, Skelmersdale and William Vaill, 37, of Evington, Skelmersdale, were given life sentences following the murder of Eamon Brady.

CCTV appeal after Skelmersdale robbery

CCTV appeal after Skelmersdale robbery

February 15, 2019

Detectives investigating a gunpoint robbery in Skelmersdale have released CCTV images of a man they want to identify.

Police were called around 8.50pm on November 21 following reports of a robbery at the Food Store in Bearncroft.

CCTV appeal after Blackpool robberies

CCTV appeal after Blackpool robberies

February 15, 2019

We are appealing for information about three robberies in Blackpool.

Detectives believe the incidents are linked and are appealing for information in identifying these people, pictured, in connection with the offences.


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