News - July

Serious assault in Skelmersdale

Serious assault in Skelmersdale

July 02, 2019

At about 12.30pm today (Tuesday, July 2nd) police were called by the ambulance service

Dispersal order issued in Preston

Dispersal order issued in Preston

July 05, 2019

We are enforcing a dispersal order in the New Hall Lane area of Preston today (Friday, July 5) following recent anti-social behaviour.

Three arrested after police operation

Three arrested after police operation

July 05, 2019

Officers from Lancashire’s Tactical Operations division quickly deployed

Police warning to drug users

Police warning to drug users

July 05, 2019

Officers have received information that the high strength drug known as ‘Punisher’ could be circulating in the Preston area.

Arrests made in Skelmersdale wounding investigation

Arrests made in Skelmersdale wounding investigation

July 05, 2019

At about 12.30pm on Tuesday, July 2nd police were called by the ambulance service

Man jailed for Christmas Day wounding

Man jailed for Christmas Day wounding

July 09, 2019

Warren Givens, 44, was found guilty of Section 18 wounding

Man jailed for brutal assault

Man jailed for brutal assault

July 10, 2019

Bernard Holmes subjected Gemma Hudson to a sustained and violent assault which left her with numerous injuries

Boy dies in tragic accident

Boy dies in tragic accident

July 11, 2019

He can now be named as four-year-old Harry Lee who lived at the farm

Detectives probe attempted ATM thefts

Detectives probe attempted ATM thefts

July 11, 2019

Investigations are now underway into the two incidents

Drug haul recovered from Darwen house

Drug haul recovered from Darwen house

July 12, 2019

The drugs are believed to be ecstasy pills, cannabis and cocaine,

Concern growing for missing man

Concern growing for missing man

July 15, 2019

Geoffrey Burns, 34, was last seen near to the Battery in Morecambe at 3.40pm

UPDATE: Witness appeal following sexual assault in Chorley

UPDATE: Witness appeal following sexual assault in Chorley

July 16, 2019

In our previous post we shared an image of a cyclist who we wanted to speak to as a potential witness. He has now been identified. We would like to thank him for coming forward - he has been very helpful in supporting our investigation. Our investigation is ongoing and we continue to appeal for the public's help.

UPDATE: Section 60 in Nelson following disorder

UPDATE: Section 60 in Nelson following disorder

July 17, 2019

Following last night’s use of Section 60 powers in Nelson after serious disorder we would like to thank the community for their support.

Man charged with attempted murder following Nelson disorder

Man charged with attempted murder following Nelson disorder

July 17, 2019

A man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder following serious disorder in Nelson.

Firearms Surrender 2019

Firearms Surrender 2019

July 18, 2019

The surrender will run for two weeks, during which weapons can be surrendered at six Lancashire Police stations – Blackburn, Burnley, Blackpool, Lancaster, Ormskirk and Preston.

Concern growing for missing woman

Concern growing for missing woman

July 18, 2019

Kimberley Sloan, 22 was last seen at her home address on Berkeley Street at 5pm on July 17th.

UPDATE: Four arrested after fatal collision

UPDATE: Four arrested after fatal collision

July 19, 2019

Police were called around 4.15pm yesterday (Thursday, July 18) after reports of an incident at the junction of Freckleton Street and the A583 Kirkham Bypass.

Officers attended and a man, who can now be named as Andrew Dean, from Wesham, was found in the carriageway with head injuries. Sadly Mr Dean was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two injured in Edenfield collision

Two injured in Edenfield collision

July 19, 2019

It happened at 6:30am on Thursday (18 July) on Rochdale Road and involved a Skoda Octavia and Vauxhall Astra which were travelling in opposite directions.

Man arrested after robberies

Man arrested after robberies

July 19, 2019

The first happened between 3pm and 3:30pm this afternoon

Man charged with attempted robbery

Man charged with attempted robbery

July 20, 2019

Detectives launched an investigation after the two attempted post office robberies

Section 60 in Preston

Section 60 in Preston

July 20, 2019

The powers have been authorised following two incidents of disorder

Investigation launched after serious assault

Investigation launched after serious assault

July 21, 2019

Police were contacted by the ambulance service at shortly after 2am today

Man charged following serious assault in Blackpool

Man charged following serious assault in Blackpool

July 23, 2019

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), William Beattie, 47, of Reads Avenue, Blackpool was charged with Section 18 wounding yesterday (Monday, July 22nd). He made his first appearance at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court this morning (Tuesday, July 23rd).

Appeal after street robbery in Colne

Appeal after street robbery in Colne

July 24, 2019

We were called at 08:45 hours on Tuesday (23 July) to reports a woman had her handbag stolen as she was walking along Keighley Street close to the junction with Clarence Street.

FOUND: appeal to find missing Elizabeth

FOUND: appeal to find missing Elizabeth

July 24, 2019

Missing Elizabeth Gabbett, 89, from Mellor Brook has been found safe and well.

Section 60 powers in place after 17 year old suffers stab wounds in Skelmersdale

Section 60 powers in place after 17 year old suffers stab wounds in Skelmersdale

July 29, 2019

The Section 60 covers the areas of Digmoor, Tanhouse and Birch Green and is in place until 3am tomorrow (30th July).

UPDATE: Concern for 13 year old missing from home

UPDATE: Concern for 13 year old missing from home

July 30, 2019

A 13-year-old boy who was missing from home has been found.

Women and man seriously injured after head-on crash

Women and man seriously injured after head-on crash

July 30, 2019

Three people have been seriously injured following a head-on collision on the A59 Gisburn Road at Whalley yesterday afternoon (Monday, July 29th).

Appeal following serious Blackpool collision

Appeal following serious Blackpool collision

August 28, 2019

We are appealing for information after a collision in Blackpool which has left a man with serious head injuries.


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