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

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 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

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: 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.

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.

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

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 and boy suffer serious injuries in Burnley collision

Man and boy suffer serious injuries in Burnley collision

March 19, 2019

The incident occurred at around 2.45pm on Friday (March 15th) on Padiham Road at the junction with Barry Street, when a Ford Fiesta collided with a motorcycle.

Missing person search now being treated as murder

Missing person search now being treated as murder

March 20, 2019

Police searching for missing Susan Waring, 45, from Darwen have arrested a man on suspicion of her murder.

Seven arrested after assault

Seven arrested after assault

March 20, 2019

Officers were called at about 3.30pm yesterday (Tuesday, March 19th) to Fishwick Parade, Preston, to reports of a stabbing.

UPDATE: 15 year old missing from home

UPDATE: 15 year old missing from home

March 20, 2019

The missing 15 year old boy who was last seen in Cleveleys has been found safe and well.

Public order incident in Blackburn

Public order incident in Blackburn

March 21, 2019

We were called at 16:33 hours today (21 March) to the report of an altercation between a group of people on New Chapel Street.

High Sheriff’s Young Citizen of the Year winner announced

High Sheriff’s Young Citizen of the Year winner announced

March 22, 2019

A 21 year old from Lancaster has been named as the High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Young Citizen of the Year 2019.

Sophie Burba topped a list of more than 38 young and inspiring people from across the county who have made a real difference in their community.

UPDATE: Missing 16 year old girl found

UPDATE: Missing 16 year old girl found

March 24, 2019

The 16 year old girl who was missing from home in Lancaster has been found safe and well.

UPDATE: CCTV images released in Susan Waring investigation

UPDATE: CCTV images released in Susan Waring investigation

March 25, 2019

Police investigating the disappearance of Darwen woman Susan Waring, 45, have released a CCTV image of a woman they believe could be her.

Ormskirk man jailed after driving car at his estranged wife

Ormskirk man jailed after driving car at his estranged wife

March 25, 2019

Mark Gibbons, 62, of Bold Lane, Ormskirk, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after he admitted to deliberately driving a vehicle at his estranged partner in July last year.

Appeal after Leyland college disorder

Appeal after Leyland college disorder

March 25, 2019

Detectives investigating disorder close to a Leyland college are appealing for information to identify this man.

Around 4pm on March 4, a group of young men confronted a rival group in relation to a prearranged fight near Runshaw College.

Man jailed for manslaughter

Man jailed for manslaughter

March 25, 2019

Dylan Slater, 27, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Tarro Grogan

Appeal to trace man's final movements

Appeal to trace man's final movements

March 26, 2019

Detectives are appealing for the public’s help in tracing a Burnley man’s final movements. Emergency services were called to an address on Florence Street at around 15:15 on Tuesday 19 March after the body of Andrew Forrest,49, had been found.

Man jailed for Accrington attack

Man jailed for Accrington attack

March 26, 2019

A man has been jailed after assaulting a man with a baseball bat.

Daniel Halstead, 32, admitted wounding Paul Sanderson during an incident in Accrington in January.

Appeal after Lancaster collision

Appeal after Lancaster collision

March 26, 2019

We were called at 08:50 on Monday 25 March to reports of the collision involving a Skoda Octavia and Mercedes Sprinter on Hornby Road.

A passenger in the Skoda – a 23 year old woman – was taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary with serious chest and back injuries.

Missing woman found

Missing woman found

March 26, 2019

Missing Grace Parker, 22, from West Yorkshire, has been found safe and well in Blackpool this afternoon.

Four arrested after Penwortham disorder

Four arrested after Penwortham disorder

March 26, 2019

Four people have been arrested following a public order incident in Penwortham today (Tuesday, March 26).

Six arrested as part of investigation into Organised Criminal Gang

Six arrested as part of investigation into Organised Criminal Gang

March 27, 2019

The men, aged between 18 and 31, were arrested in a series of dawn raids

UPDATE: Have you seen missing Courtney?

UPDATE: Have you seen missing Courtney?

March 28, 2019

A teenager who went missing from Chorley has been found.

Courtney Ambrose was found safe and well today (Thursday, March 28) in the Chorley area.

Six charged in connection with investigation into Organised Criminal Gang

Six charged in connection with investigation into Organised Criminal Gang

March 28, 2019

The men, aged between 18 and 32, were arrested in a series of dawn raids at address in Preston, Penwortham and Longridge yesterday

Two arrested following death of Burnley man

Two arrested following death of Burnley man

March 29, 2019

Two people have been arrested as part of an investigation into the death of a Burnley man.

Knives taken off Lancashire’s streets

Knives taken off Lancashire’s streets

March 29, 2019

More than 180 knives have been handed into police in Lancashire as part of a major national campaign aimed at tackling knife crime.

Operations Sceptre, which took place between March 11 and March 15, saw dozens of weapons handed into police stations across the county.

Cyclist injured in collision

Cyclist injured in collision

March 29, 2019

The man, 69, from Rishton, was riding his Cannondale Synapse along Stonygate Lane, Ribchester

Two men stabbed in Skelmersdale

Two men stabbed in Skelmersdale

March 30, 2019

We are appealing for information after two men were stabbed in Skelmersdale today (Saturday, March 30).

Police were called around 12.45pm after two men were found with stab wounds in Southway close to the job centre.

UPDATE: Search for missing Burnley woman

UPDATE: Search for missing Burnley woman

March 31, 2019

A woman who went missing from Burnley has been found.

Hannah Wilkinson was found overnight in the Nelson area.

Motorist injured in Bamber Bridge collision

Motorist injured in Bamber Bridge collision

March 31, 2019

A man has been seriously injured following a collision in Bamber Bridge today (Sunday, March 31).

Around 2.20am today a black Mercedes C180 car was involved in a collision at the junction with Chorley Road and Renshaw Drive.

Appeal launched to find missing Darwen man

Appeal launched to find missing Darwen man

March 31, 2019

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

Christopher Ashworth, 33, was last seen around 7.30am today (Sunday, March 31) in the Birch Hall Avenue area.


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