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Man jailed for ten years for burglary

Man jailed for ten years for burglary

July 01, 2020

These were despicable crimes deliberately targeting the elderly.

Police prepare for reopening of bars and pubs

Police prepare for reopening of bars and pubs

July 02, 2020

A significant policing operation is in place for the weekend as officers prepare for the reopening of pubs and bars in Lancashire.

New initiative aims to get Lancashire Talking

New initiative aims to get Lancashire Talking

July 02, 2020

Lancashire Constabulary is launching a new initiative to get the county talking about how it can improve its services.

UPDATE: Wanted man arrested

UPDATE: Wanted man arrested

July 02, 2020

A man wanted in connection with an incident in which a police officer and member of the public were threatened with a needle has been arrested.

UPDATE: Two charged as part of distraction burglary investigation

UPDATE: Two charged as part of distraction burglary investigation

July 03, 2020

Two people have been charged following a series of distraction burglaries in Rossendale.

Man sentenced after knifepoint shop robbery

Man sentenced after knifepoint shop robbery

July 03, 2020

A man has been jailed for a knifepoint shop robbery in Burnley.

Matthew Whittaker, 25, of no fixed address, was sentenced at Burnley Crown Court yesterday (Thursday, July 2) after the incident earlier this year.

Appeal after attempted robbery

Appeal after attempted robbery

July 03, 2020

The woman was approached as she jogged in the park

Teenager killed in collision

Teenager killed in collision

July 05, 2020

The 19-year-old from Kirkham suffered multiple injuries and despite the efforts of emergency crews sadly died a short time later.

Appeal after two people injured by vehicle

Appeal after two people injured by vehicle

July 05, 2020

The vehicle drove off from the scene and enquiries are on-going

UPDATE: Man charged with attempted murder

UPDATE: Man charged with attempted murder

July 06, 2020

Detectives have charged a man with attempted murder following a stabbing at an address in Blackburn.

Dealer found with Class A drugs is jailed

Dealer found with Class A drugs is jailed

July 06, 2020

A drug dealer responsible for supplying Class A drugs in Chorley has been jailed.

Man arrested as part of Operation Venetic

Man arrested as part of Operation Venetic

July 06, 2020

Officers carried out a warrant at an address on St Anthony’s Place in Blackpool

Wanted: Mohammed Abbas, 31, from Nelson

Wanted: Mohammed Abbas, 31, from Nelson

July 07, 2020

Have you seen this man? He is wanted in connection with three assaults which occurred on June 9th and 10th at an address in Nelson.

Have you seen this wanted man in Preston?

Have you seen this wanted man in Preston?

July 08, 2020

We are issuing a fresh appeal for help to trace a man who has been sentenced in his absence when he failed to appear at court.

CCTV appeal after fan disorder

CCTV appeal after fan disorder

July 09, 2020

Do you recognise this man? We want to speak to him in connection with alleged disorder between Burnley FC and Newcastle United fans at a pub in December.

The incident is believed to have taken place on Saturday, December 14, at around 4.25pm at the Turf Hotel on Yorkshire Street, Burnley.

Man jailed for Blackpool knife attack

Man jailed for Blackpool knife attack

July 09, 2020

A man who stabbed a woman and left her for dead has today (Thursday, July 9) been jailed.

Bartosz Pokorski, 23, of Hornby Road, Blackpool, appeared at Preston Crown Court having previously pleaded guilty to attempted murder, following the incident at an address in Blackpool on January 11th this year.

Appeal and update in Aya murder investigation

Appeal and update in Aya murder investigation

July 10, 2020

Detectives continuing to investigate the death of Aya Hachem have identified a number of people, seen on CCTV near to where she was killed, they would like to speak to. Are you one of these people?

Appeal after Preston collision

Appeal after Preston collision

July 10, 2020

We were called around 10.45am on Wednesday (July 8) to reports of a collision on Ribbleton Lane, close to the junction with Holman Street.

A white Iveco van had been involved in a collision with a stationary Peugeot van, with the Peugeot then colliding with the shop front of Ribble Hardware.

Persistant toilet cubicle voyeur jailed

Persistant toilet cubicle voyeur jailed

July 10, 2020

A man who breached his sexual harm prevention order by committing an act of voyeurism in a shopping centre toilets has been sent to prison. Haben Mihretab has been jailed for 22 months

Man jailed for sex offences against teenagers

Man jailed for sex offences against teenagers

July 10, 2020

Sweeney is a prolific sex offender who presents a very real and significant risk of serious harm to teenage boys.

Witnesses sought after Oswaldtwistle disorder

Witnesses sought after Oswaldtwistle disorder

July 11, 2020

It happened at around 5:30pm yesterday evening after a man was confronted by a group on Haworth Street and has run off in the direction of Paddock Street.

Appeal after boy injured in Lytham St Annes collision

Appeal after boy injured in Lytham St Annes collision

July 12, 2020

It happened on Friday (July 10th) at around 4:10pm when a four-year-old boy from Poulton has entered Victoria Road and was hit by a Volkswagen Transporter van.

Men charged following attempt to steal cash machine

Men charged following attempt to steal cash machine

July 13, 2020

Three men have been charged with burglary following an attempt to steal a cash machine from a convenience store in Preston. They are all due to appear at Preston Magistrates Court.

Man and woman injured in Slaidburn collision

Man and woman injured in Slaidburn collision

July 14, 2020

Police were called around 2.05pm on Sunday (July 12) to reports of an incident in Lythe Fell Road.

Fraudster told to pay back £300,000 or face extra three years in jail

Fraudster told to pay back £300,000 or face extra three years in jail

July 14, 2020

A conman who posed as a bank employee to defraud an elderly couple suffering dementia out of their home and lifesavings has been told to pay back more than £300,000 or face another three years in jail.

UPDATE: Have you seen missing Sophie?

UPDATE: Have you seen missing Sophie?

July 14, 2020

Further to our earlier appeal about missing Sophie, this investigation has now been transferred to the Metropolitan Police as she is believed to be in the London area.

Two men charged with wounding after teenager stabbed

Two men charged with wounding after teenager stabbed

July 15, 2020

Police were called to Talbot Road, Blackpool on April 15th after reports a 17-year-old boy had been stabbed in the stomach.

Appeal to find wanted man

Appeal to find wanted man

July 16, 2020

Have you seen Michael Foster? We want to speak to him in connection with a rape investigation in Preston.

There's no excuse for abuse in Lancashire

There's no excuse for abuse in Lancashire

July 16, 2020

Local councils, Lancashire Police, support agencies, the NHS and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner have come together to create the #noexcuseforabuse campaign.

Woman charged in murder investigation

Woman charged in murder investigation

July 17, 2020

Police were called by the Ambulance Service around 7.30am on November 7, 2018, following reports a baby had been found unresponsive at an address on Frederick Street.

Man wanted after aggravated burglary

Man wanted after aggravated burglary

July 17, 2020

Police were called around 4.25am on Monday, July 6, to reports of an incident in Tennyson Mill Court, Preston,

A man had entered a property and attacked a woman in her 30s causing head and facial injuries.

National statistics show crime has dropped in Lancashire

National statistics show crime has dropped in Lancashire

July 17, 2020

The statistics, published by the Office for National Statistics, present a 13 per cent reduction in all crime - this is the most significant reduction of all North West forces and compares favourably to the national reduction of nine per cent.

Missing Morecambe woman found

Missing Morecambe woman found

July 18, 2020

Further to our earlier appeal, a 49-year-old woman reported missing from Morecambe has been found.

Concern growing for welfare of missing man, 79

Concern growing for welfare of missing man, 79

July 19, 2020

We are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing person. John Nugent was last seen in Tarleton at around 9.30pm yesterday

Appeal after dogwalker attacked from behind

Appeal after dogwalker attacked from behind

July 19, 2020

We are appealing for witnesses after a dog walker was grabbed from behind and assaulted while walking along a footpath in Heysham. She managed to fight off her attacker but suffered significant bruising.

Witness appeal after man suffers significant head injuries in Blackpool assault

Witness appeal after man suffers significant head injuries in Blackpool assault

July 19, 2020

We are appealing for witnesses after a man was found with significant head injuries following a serious assault in Blackpool.

UPDATE: Missing children found safe and well

UPDATE: Missing children found safe and well

July 21, 2020

Further to yesterday's appeal regarding the two children reported missing from Nelson, they have now been found safe and well. Thank you to everybody who supported and shared our appeal.

UPDATE: Concern for missing Alan

UPDATE: Concern for missing Alan

July 22, 2020

Further to our earlier appeal about Alan, missing from Lancaster, the investigation was passed to our colleagues at Cumbria Police.

Two men jailed for a total of 10 years after a series of burglaries

Two men jailed for a total of 10 years after a series of burglaries

July 22, 2020

Two men from Liverpool have been jailed today for a total of 10 years between them after stealing high performance cars from addresses across Lancashire and the North West.

Man injured after Skelmersdale shooting

Man injured after Skelmersdale shooting

July 23, 2020

We are appealing for information after a man was shot in Skelmersdale early this morning (Thursday, July 23rd).

Wanted sex offender found and arrested

Wanted sex offender found and arrested

July 23, 2020

UPDATE: Peter Swan, aka Pat Holland, 64, was arrested this morning in Blackpool town centre.

Arrests as officers target supply of illegal drugs in Chorley and South Ribble

Arrests as officers target supply of illegal drugs in Chorley and South Ribble

July 24, 2020

Officers have made a number of arrests as part of ongoing work to proactively target the supply of illegal drugs in Chorley and South Ribble. A total of 14 people were arrested for various drug-related offences following targetted policing sparked by community feedback received via Lancashire Talking.

Dozens arrested in Blackpool drugs operation

Dozens arrested in Blackpool drugs operation

July 24, 2020

Officers from Lancashire Constabulary carried out a number of raids and executed a series of warrants as part of Operation Enigma, a targeted campaign to disrupt drug-dealing activity by a suspected organised crime group in the resort.

WANTED: Have you seen Curtis Fox?

WANTED: Have you seen Curtis Fox?

July 24, 2020

Officers want to speak to the 24-year-old in connection with several offences – including threats to kill.

Appeal following fatal collision in Brookhouse

Appeal following fatal collision in Brookhouse

July 26, 2020

We were called shortly after 6.25pm yesterday (Saturday, July 25th) to the A683 between Brookhouse and Caton to reports a Honda motorcycle and a Ford Puma car had collided.

Men arrested in connection with Blackpool hotel disorder

Men arrested in connection with Blackpool hotel disorder

July 27, 2020

Further to yesterday's appeal regarding disorder at a Blackpool hotel, the two men we wanted to speak to in connection with the incident have now been arrested.

Six arrested as part of operation targetting drug supply in Accrington

Six arrested as part of operation targetting drug supply in Accrington

July 28, 2020

Six people have been arrested as part of an ongoing operation targeting Class A drug supply and child criminal exploitation in Accrington.

Detectives release images of bookmakers robbery suspect

Detectives release images of bookmakers robbery suspect

July 29, 2020

Detectives investigating a robbery at an Accrington bookmakers have released images of a suspect they want to speak to. The incident happened just before 8.45pm on July 16.

Two men charged following disorder at Blackpool hotel

Two men charged following disorder at Blackpool hotel

July 29, 2020

Two men have been charged with violent disorder at a Blackpool hotel. They were due to appear at Preston Magistrates Court this morning.

CCTV appeal after handbag robbery

CCTV appeal after handbag robbery

July 29, 2020

Around 5pm on July 17 a 63-year-old woman was in the car park of the Mill Hill Community Centre at the rear of Francis Street when she was approached by a man.

Appeal to find wanted man

Appeal to find wanted man

August 02, 2020

We are continuing to appeal for information leading to the whereabouts of wanted man Curtis Fox.

UPDATE: Men wanted as part of major drugs operation

UPDATE: Men wanted as part of major drugs operation

August 06, 2020

Two men wanted by police as part of a major operation investigating the supply and distribution of drugs in Blackpool have been arrested and charged


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