News - August

Pedestrian seriously injured in Nelson

Pedestrian seriously injured in Nelson

August 01, 2020

Police were called around 12.15pm yesterday (Friday, July 31) to reports of an accident on Broadway.

UPDATE: Appeal to find missing boy

UPDATE: Appeal to find missing boy

August 01, 2020

A missing 16-year-old boy, last seen in Bolton, has now been found safe and well.

Pair charged by police

Pair charged by police

August 02, 2020

Richard Bennett, also known as Richard Shacklady, 29 and Adam Moores, 29, were arrested last week following public appeals for information.

Cyclist injured in Fleetwood incident

Cyclist injured in Fleetwood incident

August 02, 2020

We are appealing for information as part of an attempted murder investigation after a cyclist was seriously injured in Fleetwood today (Sunday, August 2).

Murder enquiry underway after man dies

Murder enquiry underway after man dies

August 03, 2020

Mr Pearson was subjected to an assault on Lytham Road in Blackpool, close to the junction with Bournemouth Road at around 6:45pm on Saturday, July 18th.

Appeal following collision between car and cyclist in Blackpool

Appeal following collision between car and cyclist in Blackpool

August 03, 2020

The incident occurred at around 3.05pm on Devonshire Road, when a silver Ford Ka and a cyclist collided.

The driver of the Ka stopped at the scene and offered assistance to the cyclist but no details were exchanged. The driver then left the scene and the cyclist, a 15-year-old boy, was taken to hospital.

Man charged after cyclist seriously injured in Fleetwood

Man charged after cyclist seriously injured in Fleetwood

August 04, 2020

A MAN has been charged after a cyclist was seriously injured in Fleetwood on Sunday. Gareth Baker is due to appear before Blackpool Magistrates’ Court today.

UPDATE: Wanted Blackburn man arrested

UPDATE: Wanted Blackburn man arrested

August 04, 2020

A man wanted by police for failing to appear on a warrant issued by Blackburn Magistrates Court has been arrested. James Thomas Butterworth, 37, was arrested last week.

Concern for missing man

Concern for missing man

August 04, 2020

Concern is growing for the 23-year-old

Dash cam footage appeal after collision between car and pedestrian

Dash cam footage appeal after collision between car and pedestrian

August 05, 2020

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision between a car and a pedestrian in Kirkham. The teenage pedestrian suffered serious but not life changing injuries as a result.

Gang jailed for nearly 80 years between them for drug dealing in Blackpool.

Gang jailed for nearly 80 years between them for drug dealing in Blackpool.

August 05, 2020

Sixteen members of an organised crime group have been jailed for nearly 80 years between them for supplying drugs in Blackpool and exploiting children.

CCTV and dashcam appeal after Leyland aggravated burglary

CCTV and dashcam appeal after Leyland aggravated burglary

August 06, 2020

Detectives are appealing for CCTV and dashboard mounted camera footage after a car was stolen during an aggravated burglary in Leyland.

Police were called around 10.20am on Friday (July 31) to reports of an incident at an address in Towngate.

Three arrested in Blackpool investigation

Three arrested in Blackpool investigation

August 06, 2020

Officers from Blackpool Police’s Criminal Exploitation Team, supported by Blackpool Council, carried out raids at addresses in the resort as part of Operation Bethnall, a major investigation into drugs supply and human trafficking offences in Grange Park.

Man wanted for absconding

Man wanted for absconding

August 06, 2020

Buckney, 33, is wanted after absconding from HMP Kirkham

HGV driver jailed for causing double fatal M58 crash while on Facebook

HGV driver jailed for causing double fatal M58 crash while on Facebook

August 07, 2020

James Majury, 33, of Milton Road, Coppull, Chorley, was given the sentence today (Friday, August 7) after pleading guilty to two counts of causing death by dangerous driving and a further five counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Nine more people charged as part of operation tackling illegal drug supply in East Lancashire

Nine more people charged as part of operation tackling illegal drug supply in East Lancashire

August 07, 2020

Nine more people have been charged as part of a major operation aimed at tackling illegal drug supply in the North West of England. The latest arrests, as part of Op Florence, also saw drugs and cash seized.

Appeal after motorcyclist dies in collision

Appeal after motorcyclist dies in collision

August 07, 2020

The motorcyclist, a man in his 50s, suffered serious injuries and sadly died a short time later.

Appeal after cyclist injured

Appeal after cyclist injured

August 07, 2020

The man, from Blackburn, suffered some serious injuries

Tribute paid to motorcyclist following fatal collision

Tribute paid to motorcyclist following fatal collision

August 09, 2020

The motorcyclist suffered serious injuries and sadly died a short time later.

Man seriously injured following collision

Man seriously injured following collision

August 09, 2020

The incident happened at about 7.40pm yesterday

Woman arrested in murder probe

Woman arrested in murder probe

August 10, 2020

Police launched a murder inquiry after the death of Matthew Pearson following an assault last month.

Teenager safe and well following reports female had been seen walking into sea

Teenager safe and well following reports female had been seen walking into sea

August 10, 2020

Further to our earlier appeal regarding a teenage girl who had reportedly walked into the sea at Blackpool, she has now spoken to officers and is safe and well.

Cannabis factory uncovered in Preston

Cannabis factory uncovered in Preston

August 11, 2020

Three men have been arrested

Appeal after firearms discharge

Appeal after firearms discharge

August 12, 2020

Luckily noone was injured. An investigation is now underway

Man dies after Blackburn collision

Man dies after Blackburn collision

August 12, 2020

We are appealing for information after a man died following a collision in Blackburn.

Police were called around 11.50pm yesterday (Tuesday, August 11) to reports of an accident at the junction of Yew Tree Drive and Preston New Road.

Man wanted after Poulton aggravated burglary

Man wanted after Poulton aggravated burglary

August 12, 2020

Police were called around 7.45pm yesterday (Tuesday, August 11) to reports a man had been assaulted at an address in Stanley Avenue.

Update: Pensioner found safe and well

Update: Pensioner found safe and well

August 13, 2020

We are becoming increasingly concerned about the welfare of missing 68 year old Terrence Riding from Burnley, last seen at Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Have you seen Sophie?

Have you seen Sophie?

August 13, 2020

Sophie O'Dere, 16 has been missing from her home in Morecambe for a month, after getting on a train from Manchester to London.

Poulton Attack - CCTV

Poulton Attack - CCTV

August 13, 2020

The offender punched the victim, knocking him to the floor, before stabbing the man in the neck and arm

Teenager sentenced to life for murder of Lindsay Birbeck

Teenager sentenced to life for murder of Lindsay Birbeck

August 14, 2020

Rocky Marciano Price (pictured), 17, from Accrington was sentenced to life with a minimum of 16 years at Preston Crown Court today (Friday, August 14th).


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