News - March

Former Army Cadet Captain jailed for child sex abuse

Former Army Cadet Captain jailed for child sex abuse

March 01, 2019

George Walker, 80, was a Lieutenant and later a Captain in the Army Cadets in Burnley and Haslingden in the 1970s.

Appeal after service station robbery

Appeal after service station robbery

March 01, 2019

We were called at around 8pm on 25th February to reports of the incident at the Gulf Best One Service Station on Tag Lane.

Two men entered the store and made demands for money from the lone shop worker.

Teenager stabbed in Preston - Appeal

Teenager stabbed in Preston - Appeal

March 02, 2019

At that location a 17 year old girl was found with puncture wounds to her back.

Explosion at Fleetwood Nursing Home

Explosion at Fleetwood Nursing Home

March 02, 2019

Police, fire and the ambulance service are at the scene

Explosion at Fleetwood - Update

Explosion at Fleetwood - Update

March 02, 2019

Emergency services responded to reports of an explosion at the home on Grange Road

Fleetwood Nursing Home explosion - appeal for information

Fleetwood Nursing Home explosion - appeal for information

March 03, 2019

Emergency services responded to reports of an explosion at the home on Grange Road yesterday afternoon

Appeal to trace missing woman

Appeal to trace missing woman

March 03, 2019

Elsie Nutter, 85, was last seen at her home address off Moor Lane at about 10.30am

UPDATE: Appeal following broad daylight assault in Blackburn park

UPDATE: Appeal following broad daylight assault in Blackburn park

March 04, 2019

Further to our earlier appeal for information, following an assault at Corporation Park, we have now received several names.

CCTV appeal after pub assault

CCTV appeal after pub assault

March 04, 2019

Do you recognise these men? We want to identify them following a serious assault in Darwen.

Between 11pm and midnight on February 23, a 26-year-old man was attacked and punched by three men in the Bridgewater pub in Church Street.

Appeal after Blackburn robbery

Appeal after Blackburn robbery

March 05, 2019

At around 05:40 on Monday (4 March), a 33 year old man was robbed by two men while walking in an alleyway at the rear of Infirmary Street.

Appeal following barn fire in St Annes

Appeal following barn fire in St Annes

March 05, 2019

We were called, along with the fire service, at around 6.50pm on Sunday (March 3rd) to West Moss Lane to reports an outbuilding was alight.

Appeal following fatal collision in Halsall

Appeal following fatal collision in Halsall

March 05, 2019

A man has sadly died following a collision on Renacres Lane.

Appeal following Runshaw College disorder

Appeal following Runshaw College disorder

March 05, 2019

Around 4pm yesterday (Monday, March 4) a group of young men confronted a rival group in relation to a prearranged fight.

Man missing from home

Man missing from home

March 06, 2019

Jonathan Cudworth, 50, was last seen at his home address on St Andrews Road South, St Annes

Appeal launched after Lancaster robbery

Appeal launched after Lancaster robbery

March 06, 2019

We are appealing for witnesses after a 64-year-old man was robbed in Lancaster near Riverview Close between 6am and 7am on Tuesday March 5th.

Cyclist injured in collision

Cyclist injured in collision

March 06, 2019

We are appealing for information following a serious collision in Clitheroe yesterday on the A59 at the junction with Sawley.

Update on body found in Darwen yesterday

Update on body found in Darwen yesterday

March 07, 2019

Detectives investigating the discovery of the body of a woman in Darwen are not treating her death as suspicious.

Body found in Darwen confirmed as missing woman

Body found in Darwen confirmed as missing woman

March 09, 2019

Police searching for missing Sandra Chadwick have confirmed that a body found in Darwen on Wednesday is her.

Investigation underway after Preston stabbing

Investigation underway after Preston stabbing

March 11, 2019

The incident in Preston comes as Lancashire Constabulary supports a week of action aimed at reducing knife crime.

UPDATE: Section 60 in place in Preston

UPDATE: Section 60 in place in Preston

March 12, 2019

Section 60 powers were again put in place last night (Tuesday, March 12th) as part of our on-going response to the stabbing of a 14-year-old boy on Sunday evening.

UPDATE: Investigation after Preston stabbing

UPDATE: Investigation after Preston stabbing

March 12, 2019

Detectives are continuing their investigation after a teenager was seriously injured in a knife attack in Preston at the weekend.

Robbery at Lancaster shop

Robbery at Lancaster shop

March 13, 2019

We have released CCTV images of two men we would like to trace in connection with a knifepoint robbery in Lancaster.

Concern growing for missing Susan

Concern growing for missing Susan

March 13, 2019

We are continuing to appeal for information about a missing woman from Darwen who we believe may have travelled to Scotland. Susan Waring, 45, was last seen on January 30th 2019 at around 10pm, leaving an address on Blackburn Road, Darwen.

Section 60 in place in Preston

Section 60 in place in Preston

March 13, 2019

This follows an incident on Sunday where a 14 year old boy suffered knife wounds

UPDATE: Concern for missing Amanda

UPDATE: Concern for missing Amanda

March 14, 2019

Thanks to everyone who shared our appeal for Amanda Small, 44, who was missing.

She has been found safe and well this afternoon (14 March).

Man jailed for life for brutal murder

Man jailed for life for brutal murder

March 14, 2019

Atif Muhmood will serve at least 32 years in prison.

Our response to the terrorism attack in New Zealand

Our response to the terrorism attack in New Zealand

March 15, 2019

Our thoughts are with all of those affected by the tragic events in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Gang members jailed for drugs supply offences

Gang members jailed for drugs supply offences

March 15, 2019

Six people have been sentenced to a total of more than 25 years in prison for offences including drugs supply and money laundering.

UPDATE: Teenager missing from home

UPDATE: Teenager missing from home

March 15, 2019

Further to our earlier appeal, a 15-year-old girl who was missing from home in Preston has now been located.

Appeal following fatal collision in Cliviger

Appeal following fatal collision in Cliviger

March 17, 2019

The incident occurred at around 5.10pm yesterday (Saturday) on Burnley Road, when a Nissan Qashqai, travelling in the direction of Todmorden, hit a stone wall on the opposite side of the carriageway.

UPDATE: Man arrested in connection with Blackpool stabbings

UPDATE: Man arrested in connection with Blackpool stabbings

March 18, 2019

A man wanted by police after two stabbings in Blackpool has been arrested.

Robert Heslop, 22, from Blackpool was arrested today (Monday, March 18) on suspicion of assault.

Man arrested after serious collision

Man arrested after serious collision

March 18, 2019

The 38-year-old man was arrested at an address in Accrington

Preston man wanted by police

Preston man wanted by police

March 18, 2019

Police are looking for Richard Watkins, 25, whose last known address was Merrick Avenue in Preston in connection with an incident on March 11th.

Appeal after man abducted and assaulted in Preston

Appeal after man abducted and assaulted in Preston

March 18, 2019

The incident began on Walton Avenue, Penwortham, at about 10.15pm on February 28th. It is believed the 18-year-old victim was forced into the back of a silver BMW estate car at knifepoint before being driven to an industrial estate off Longridge Road.

Drug dealer jailed

Drug dealer jailed

March 18, 2019

32 year old Lee Anthony Gowan of Lydgate, Chorley, admitted possession with intent to supply class A controlled drugs.

Man wanted following assault and theft in Preston

Man wanted following assault and theft in Preston

March 18, 2019

Stuart Taylor, 35, from the Trafford area of Manchester, is wanted in connection with an incident which occurred on January 13th at an address on Samuel Street, when a woman was assaulted and a mobile phone was stolen.

Man wanted following aggravated burglary in St Annes

Man wanted following aggravated burglary in St Annes

March 18, 2019

Thomas Griffith, 30, is wanted in connection with an aggravated burglary which occurred at an address on St Davids Grove in St Annes on January 16th.


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