News - January

A round up of our news stories for January 2019.
If you want to see our current stories please head to the News page.
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.

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: 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.


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