News - January

Woman dies following St Annes bus collision

Woman dies following St Annes bus collision

January 01, 2020

Police were called around 6.25pm yesterday (Tuesday, December 31) to reports a double decker bus had been involved in a collision with a pedestrian on Kilnhouse Lane, close to the junction with Derwent Road.

Witness appeal after man injured in Morecambe

Witness appeal after man injured in Morecambe

January 02, 2020

Police were called around 2.35am on Saturday (December 28) to reports two men were fighting at the junction of Marine Road Central and Queen Street.

CCTV released in fail to stop investigation

CCTV released in fail to stop investigation

January 02, 2020

Officers have released CCTV footage as part of their investigation into a fail to stop collision in St Annes in December.

UPDATE: Search to find missing man

UPDATE: Search to find missing man

January 03, 2020

Further to our earlier appeal, missing man Christopher Richards has been found.

Christopher, 32, from Todmorden, had last been seen around 6pm on Tuesday (December 31) in the Leyland Road area of Burnley.

He was found safe and well in the Blackpool area yesterday (Thursday, January 2).

Investigation launched after Padiham robbery

Investigation launched after Padiham robbery

January 03, 2020

We are appealing for information after a man was attacked with a baseball bat and robbed in Padiham.

Appeal for information after Burnley disorder

Appeal for information after Burnley disorder

January 03, 2020

We are appealing for information following an incident of violent disorder in Burnley.

We were called to Hodder Street at 18:47 hours last night (2 January) following reports a group of around 30 youths were wearing balaclavas and in possession of weapons.

UPDATE: Search to find missing Fleetwood woman

UPDATE: Search to find missing Fleetwood woman

January 04, 2020

A woman who went missing from Fleetwood has been found.

Gillian Matthews, also known as Iola Wiggins, 38, was reported as missing earlier today (Saturday, January 4).

She was found in the Dover area this afternoon.

Appeal launched after Fleetwood shop robbery

Appeal launched after Fleetwood shop robbery

January 05, 2020

Around 6pm yesterday (Saturday, January 4) a man wearing a balaclava, dark-coloured parka coat and light grey jogging bottoms entered the One Stop shop at the junction of Lindel Road and Whinfield Avenue.

Man jailed for serious injury collision

Man jailed for serious injury collision

January 06, 2020

Ian Watson’s Ford Fiesta lost control on a bend and was on the wrong side of the road when it collided with a Vauxhall Corsa travelling in the opposite direction.

CCTV appeal after aggravated burglary in Leyland

CCTV appeal after aggravated burglary in Leyland

January 07, 2020

It happened at around 2:50am on Friday 13 December when the victim awoke to hear banging on the front door of his address on Meadowcroft Road.

UPDATE: Concern for missing Burnley man

UPDATE: Concern for missing Burnley man

January 08, 2020

A body has been found in a search for a missing man.

UPDATE: Appeal following assault on homeless man

UPDATE: Appeal following assault on homeless man

January 08, 2020

Further to our earlier appeal about an assault on a homeless man in Blackburn on 5 January, a second arrest has now been made.

Tribute after man dies following bus fall

Tribute after man dies following bus fall

January 08, 2020

Michael Buckley 70, from Longridge, was injured after falling on a stairway on the No.1, Longridge to Preston service, around 9.55am on December 10.

Eight arrested in Blackpool drugs raids

Eight arrested in Blackpool drugs raids

January 09, 2020

Officers from Lancashire Constabulary conducted a number of raids as part of Operation Enigma, a targeted campaign to disrupt drug-dealing activity by an organised crime group in the resort.

Car stolen in Chorley with child on board

Car stolen in Chorley with child on board

January 10, 2020

We are appealing for witnesses after a car was stolen whilst a young child was asleep in the backseat in Chorley.

Motorcyclist injured in Burnley collision

Motorcyclist injured in Burnley collision

January 11, 2020

We were called at 9:10pm to reports of a collision involving a Peugeot 308 car and a motorcycle on Colne Road near to the junction of Bright Street.

Witness appeal after Brierfield attack

Witness appeal after Brierfield attack

January 13, 2020

Police were called around 4pm on Thursday (January 9) to reports a man had been attacked on Colne Road, close to the cenotaph.

UPDATE: Attempted robbery in Colne

UPDATE: Attempted robbery in Colne

January 14, 2020

Detectives have arrested a man as part of a robbery investigation in Colne.

Appeal following collision in Tarleton

Appeal following collision in Tarleton

January 14, 2020

We are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Tarleton.

It happened at around 2:30pm on Friday (10 January) on Bank Bridge and involved a Renault Kangoo and a Ford Transit.

Witnesses sought following Blackpool stabbing

Witnesses sought following Blackpool stabbing

January 14, 2020

We are trying to trace witnesses who saw a man on Hornby Road in Blackpool following the stabbing of a woman in Blackpool.

Appeal after report man was seen entering the sea

Appeal after report man was seen entering the sea

January 14, 2020

We are appealing for help in locating a potential witness following reports a man was seen to enter the sea in Blackpool.

We were called at around 11:30pm on Saturday (11 January) by a concerned member of the public who saw a man enter the sea close to the St Chad’s Road area of Blackpool.

Warning over 'ecstasy' tablets

Warning over 'ecstasy' tablets

January 14, 2020

A small number of people have become ill after taking the tablets

Appeal after car collision in Clayton-le-Moors

Appeal after car collision in Clayton-le-Moors

January 15, 2020

Police were called at 2.33am yesterday (Tuesday, January 14) to reports a Mercedes car travelling on Burnley Road had crossed the roundabout at the junction with Bold Venture Way before colliding with a lamp post.

Appeal to find wanted prisoner

Appeal to find wanted prisoner

January 15, 2020

We are appealing for information about a wanted prison absconder.

Jason Harrison, 49, was released from HMP Kirkham in November on temporary licence. He was due to visit Liverpool but failed to return.

Crackdown on OCGs continues

Crackdown on OCGs continues

January 15, 2020

And the police are warning that they will not tolerate this criminality and are asking for the public’s help.

UPDATE: Pedestrian dies after Great Harwood collision

UPDATE: Pedestrian dies after Great Harwood collision

January 16, 2020

A woman who died following a collision in Great Harwood has been named as Elizabeth Saynor (pictured).

Man seriously injured in road rage attack

Man seriously injured in road rage attack

January 16, 2020

Around 11.35am on Sunday (January 12) a man in his 40s was driving a white Vauxhall Corsa on Stanifield Lane in Farington.

He was dragged from the vehicle and attacked by two men.

Concern for missing man

Concern for missing man

January 16, 2020

He is described as white male, approx 6'2", medium build, with short light brown hair.

Appeal after collision

Appeal after collision

January 17, 2020

An 80-year-old male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and suffered serious leg injuries.

CCTV image released after man glassed in Rawtenstall

CCTV image released after man glassed in Rawtenstall

January 17, 2020

We would like to speak to this man (pictured) in connection with a fight at the Tiger Lounge in Rawtenstall.


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