News - October

Pensioner injured in Accrington robbery

Pensioner injured in Accrington robbery

October 03, 2019

We are appealing for information after an 81-year-old woman was left injured after being robbed of her handbag in broad daylight.

The incident occurred at around 2.50pm on Sunday, September 8, at the bottom of Eastgate in Accrington.

Assault investigation underway in Preston

Assault investigation underway in Preston

October 03, 2019

We have been made aware that a video of the incident is in circulation on social media. We would encourage people not to share this video out of respect and consideration for the victim.

Pair wanted by police after Skelmersdale offences

Pair wanted by police after Skelmersdale offences

October 03, 2019

Have you seen Stephen Grimes and Joel Dowling? Both are wanted by police in connection with serious offences in Skelmersdale.

UPDATE: Appeal after incidents in Blackpool park

UPDATE: Appeal after incidents in Blackpool park

October 04, 2019

Detectives have arrested a man in connection with an indecent exposure offence in Blackpool.

Update: Arrest made in hunt for Preston rapist

Update: Arrest made in hunt for Preston rapist

October 04, 2019

The 35-year-old from Salford was arrested on suspicion of rape in the Broughton area of Manchester this morning (Tuesday, October 8th) and remains in police custody.

FOUND: Missing Blackburn teen

FOUND: Missing Blackburn teen

October 04, 2019

The 19 year old man missing from home in Blackburn has been found safe and well this morning (4 October).

Man jailed for aggravated burglary

Man jailed for aggravated burglary

October 04, 2019

A man has been jailed for 12 years following an aggravated burglary where two people were attacked with a baseball bat.

Appeal after motorbike rider injured in Freckleton

Appeal after motorbike rider injured in Freckleton

October 04, 2019

We were called at 11:45 hours on Thursday (3 October) to reports of the collision on Preston New Road. It involved a Vauxhall Insignia and a Honda CBR 600F motorbike.

Man dies after coming off motorbike in Carnforth

Man dies after coming off motorbike in Carnforth

October 07, 2019

Our thoughts are with the man's family and friends at this distressing time.

Appeal after pedestrian injured in Blackpool collision

Appeal after pedestrian injured in Blackpool collision

October 07, 2019

We are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was seriously injured following a collision in Blackpool.

Police were called around 12.10pm on Thursday (October 3) to reports of a collision on Westcliffe Drive.

Appeal after Lancaster robbery

Appeal after Lancaster robbery

October 07, 2019

We are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Lancaster which left a man seriously injured.

Prolific burglar who stole from elderly woman sentenced

Prolific burglar who stole from elderly woman sentenced

October 07, 2019

Stuart Smith (pictured) posed as a builder and defrauded his 92-year-old victim before going on to steal her bank cards and withdrawing more cash.

Man charged after Aughton shooting

Man charged after Aughton shooting

October 07, 2019

A man has been charged by police investigating an armed robbery in Aughton.

Police were called around 9.40pm on July 28 to a report a man had been injured during a robbery at a farm on Back Lane.

Have you seen Ryan Murrayland?

Have you seen Ryan Murrayland?

October 07, 2019

The 30 year old from Manchester is wanted for breaching his sex offender notification requirements and on recall to prison for breaching his bail conditions.

Prisoner wanted by police

Prisoner wanted by police

October 07, 2019

Kearon Tyrone Hunte, 31, formerly of Roundhay Road, Leeds, made off from HMP Kirkham after climbing the perimeter fence on Saturday (October 5).

Man wanted after prison escape

Man wanted after prison escape

October 08, 2019

Kerrigan, 22, from Colwyn Bay, climbed the perimeter fence at HMP Kirkham around 7.30pm on Saturday (October 5).

Woman dies after Blackburn collision

Woman dies after Blackburn collision

October 08, 2019

A woman has died following a serious collision in Blackburn.

Police were called around 7.15pm yesterday (Monday, October 7) to reports of an accident in St James Road.

Family tribute to motorcycle rider

Family tribute to motorcycle rider

October 08, 2019

The family of a man who died after coming off his motorbike have paid tribute to him.

Body found in search for missing man

Body found in search for missing man

October 09, 2019

Police looking for a missing man have found a body.

Fan banned after racist abuse

Fan banned after racist abuse

October 09, 2019

Christopher Crawford, 29, of Venice Avenue, Burnley, was banned from football for three years after pleading guilty to committing a racially aggravated offence at the Burnley FC vs Olympiakos fixture at Turf Moor in August 2018.

Investigation following fatal fire in Morecambe

Investigation following fatal fire in Morecambe

October 09, 2019

Emergency services were called to a report of a fire at the Gordon Working Men’s Club on Springfield Street at about 3.50pm today (Wednesday, October 9th)

Two men were rescued from the building by firefighters but sadly died a short time later.

UPDATE: Huge cannabis farm found in Darwen

UPDATE: Huge cannabis farm found in Darwen

October 10, 2019

Three men have been charged after the discovery of what is believed to be one of the biggest ever cannabis farms found in Lancashire.

Man charged in connection with Preston rape investigation

Man charged in connection with Preston rape investigation

October 11, 2019

A man has been charged with the rape of an 18-year-old woman in Preston.

Four charged as part of county lines investigation

Four charged as part of county lines investigation

October 11, 2019

All four have been remanded in custody

Father and son jailed for Darwen attack

Father and son jailed for Darwen attack

October 11, 2019

A father and son from Darwen have been jailed following an attack on two men which left one of them with life-changing injuries.

Men who died in Morecambe fire named

Men who died in Morecambe fire named

October 11, 2019

John McCartney, 60 and Philip Townsend, known locally as Tony, 70, were rescued from the Gordon Working Men’s Club on Wednesday but sadly died a short time later.

FOUND: Urgent appeal to find Blackburn man

FOUND: Urgent appeal to find Blackburn man

October 12, 2019

A missing Blackburn man has been found.

Concern for missing Preston woman

Concern for missing Preston woman

October 12, 2019

Brenda was last seen in the Marl Hill Crescent area of Preston at around 2am on Friday 11th October.

Body found on beach at Blackpool

Body found on beach at Blackpool

October 12, 2019

Emergency services attended the scene and enquiries are ongoing to identify the man.

FOUND: Concern for missing teen

FOUND: Concern for missing teen

October 13, 2019

The 19 year old who was missing from home in Heysham has been found safe and well.

Investigation underway in Burnley

Investigation underway in Burnley

October 13, 2019

We were called at shortly after 9pm to reports shots had been fired at a property on Colne Road.

Two charged in Fleetwood murder investigation

Two charged in Fleetwood murder investigation

October 14, 2019

Two people have been charged with murder following the death of a man in Fleetwood.

They are due to appear at Blackpool Magistrates' Court tomorrow morning (Tuesday, October 15th).

Lancashire Police cyber volunteers shortlisted for prestigious award

Lancashire Police cyber volunteers shortlisted for prestigious award

October 14, 2019

The force’s 20 Cyber Volunteers have been nominated for a Lord Ferrers Award, which honours those who provide an outstanding contribution to policing through volunteer work.

In the 18 months since the team was set up, the Cyber Volunteers have delivered online safety training to 17,000 people across Lancashire.

The awards ceremony will be held tomorrow (Tuesday) in London.

Detectives probe firearms discharge in Burnley

Detectives probe firearms discharge in Burnley

October 14, 2019

Police were called at shortly after 9pm yesterday (Sunday, October13th)

Appeal after collision in Blackburn

Appeal after collision in Blackburn

October 14, 2019

It happened around 3pm yesterday (13 October) when a Ford Fiesta being pursued by a police car, left the carriageway. It collided with the corner of a building on Bennington Street at the junction of Dickens Street.

Four people seriously injured in Cliviger collision

Four people seriously injured in Cliviger collision

October 14, 2019

It happened at shortly after 11:05pm last night (Sunday, October 13th) on Burnley Road at the junction with Crown Point when a Vauxhall Corsa has come off the road and travelled down a steep embankment.

Man jailed after Blackpool car robbery

Man jailed after Blackpool car robbery

October 15, 2019

A man who robbed a woman and stole her car, later crashing the vehicle on a busy Blackpool road, has been jailed.

Richard Mullen, 28, of Harriet Row, Blairgowrie, Scotland, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court on Thursday (October 10).

Witness appeal after Blackpool robbery

Witness appeal after Blackpool robbery

October 15, 2019

It happened at 19:39hours on Saturday 12th October as the victim, a 14 year old boy, was cycling along Briarwood Drive.

Witness appeal in Lancaster assault investigation

Witness appeal in Lancaster assault investigation

October 15, 2019

We are appealing for information to help trace a woman in connection with an assault investigation in Lancaster.

Tribute paid to girl who died after falling from Haslingden bridge

Tribute paid to girl who died after falling from Haslingden bridge

October 15, 2019

The family of a girl who died after falling from a bridge over the A56 in Haslingden have paid tribute to her.

The girl has now been named as Rachel Collins, from Rawtenstall.

Appeal for CCTV footage in search for missing Brenda

Appeal for CCTV footage in search for missing Brenda

October 15, 2019

We are continuing to appeal for help to trace Brenda Wignall who is missing from home in Preston.

APPEAL: Three people shot in Skelmersdale

APPEAL: Three people shot in Skelmersdale

October 15, 2019

Police were called to an address on Belfield at about 1.30pm today (Tuesday, October 15th) following the report that shots had been fired. Officers attended and three men aged 46, 45 and 21 were treated for gunshot wounds.

No place for hate in Lancashire

No place for hate in Lancashire

October 16, 2019

To mark Hate Crime Awareness Week (12th – 19th October 2019) Lancashire Constabulary has partnered with Lancashire County Council, colleges and universities across Lancashire to highlight the importance of understanding what hate crime is and the impact it can have.


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