News - June

Vehicle seized after owner posts 160mph speeding video on Facebook

Vehicle seized after owner posts 160mph speeding video on Facebook

June 03, 2020

The Mercedes A35 AMG was intercepted by officers investigating the incident when it activated the automated number plate recognition technology.

UPDATE: Man charged with murder following death of Mandy Houghton in Nelson

UPDATE: Man charged with murder following death of Mandy Houghton in Nelson

June 04, 2020

Alan Fare, 72, of Victory Close, Nelson, was charged following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service and is due to appear at Preston Magistrates' Court tomorrow (Friday) morning.

Family pay tribute to cyclist who died after Altcar collision

Family pay tribute to cyclist who died after Altcar collision

June 04, 2020

Greame Rooney, a police officer in Merseyside, sadly died after being involved in a collision with a van on Tuesday.

Have you seen wanted man Richard Shacklady?

Have you seen wanted man Richard Shacklady?

June 05, 2020

We are sending out a fresh appeal to locate Shacklady in relation to a shooting in February where a shotgun was fired outside an address in Skelmersdale.

UPDATE: Further arrest made as part of Aya Hachem murder investigation

UPDATE: Further arrest made as part of Aya Hachem murder investigation

June 07, 2020

The man, aged 32 and from Manchester, was arrested yesterday (Saturday, June 6th) in London on suspicion of murder and attempted murder. He remains in police custody.

Have you seen missing Andrew Harris, from Langho?

Have you seen missing Andrew Harris, from Langho?

June 07, 2020

Andrew, 39, has not been seen or heard from since 1pm yesterday (Saturday, June 6th). He was last seen in the Langho area.

Man jailed after fatal house fire

Man jailed after fatal house fire

June 08, 2020

Carl Salt, 45, of Burnley Road, Colne, was handed an extended determinate sentence of 14 years at Preston Crown Court.

Seventh person charged in Aya Hachem murder investigation

Seventh person charged in Aya Hachem murder investigation

June 08, 2020

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, Zamir Raja, 32, of no fixed address, has now been charged with the murder of Aya and the attempted murder of the person believed to be the intended target of the shooting in Blackburn last month.

Speeding clampdown results: 120 cars seized and 142 people fined or summoned to court

Speeding clampdown results: 120 cars seized and 142 people fined or summoned to court

June 10, 2020

‘Operation Mantaray’ ran throughout May targeting every area of Lancashire, with officers stopping motorists flouting the speed limit as well as those committing other driving offences such as driving without insurance.

UPDATE: Investigation launched after death of man

UPDATE: Investigation launched after death of man

June 10, 2020

A post mortem examination has revealed that the man, found at an address on Talbot Road, Blackpool, died of natural causes and so his death is no longer being treated as suspicious.

Appeal after park assault

Appeal after park assault

June 11, 2020

We were called at around 6.30pm on Monday

Man wanted in connection with an assault while out of prison on licence.

Man wanted in connection with an assault while out of prison on licence.

June 12, 2020

Can you help us locate 37-year-old Adam Yusif Bhamji from Bamber Bridge who is wanted on recall to prison after it is suspected he has breached the terms of his release.

Wanted man

Wanted man

June 12, 2020

We want to speak to Reece Cartledge in connection with a number of domestic violence offences,

Wanted man from Oldham found

Wanted man from Oldham found

June 12, 2020

Yesterday, we put out an appeal for wanted man Brian Threadgale, 33, from Oldham. He was arrested in the town this morning.

Arson at Blackpool

Arson at Blackpool

June 12, 2020

We are trying to trace these men after an arson

Urgent appeal to find man

Urgent appeal to find man

June 12, 2020

The man was disturbed by police at the scene of a burglary

Witnesses sought after Cleveleys collision

Witnesses sought after Cleveleys collision

June 14, 2020

A woman is in a serious condition following a collision on North Drive, Cleveleys yesterday (Saturday, June 13th).

Appeal after women racially abused

Appeal after women racially abused

June 15, 2020

The women, aged 53 and 18 from Blackburn, were going for a walk near to Brockholes nature reserve

UPDATE: Have you seen this man?

UPDATE: Have you seen this man?

June 15, 2020

Yesterday we put out an appeal for help locating Ben Brindle, 26, from Preston, in relation to an assault at the Lane Ends pub on Blackpool Road, in December last year.

Woman jailed after causing death of pedestrian

Woman jailed after causing death of pedestrian

June 16, 2020

Emily Rogers, 20, was over the drink drive limit

Updated: Wanted Garstang man found

Updated: Wanted Garstang man found

June 17, 2020

Kenneth Dickson, 27, from Garstang, who was wanted since June 8th for breaching his sex offender notification requirements has been found.

Appeal after petrol bombs thrown at apartments in Padiham

Appeal after petrol bombs thrown at apartments in Padiham

June 17, 2020

We were called at around 1.10am yesterday (Tuesday, June 16th) to reports of a fire at an apartment at Riverside Mill, Lune Street.

Two men approached the building and deliberately attempted to smash a window, before throwing two petrol bomb-type devices at it.

Have you seen this wanted man hiding out by the canal?

Have you seen this wanted man hiding out by the canal?

June 17, 2020

Mohammed Rehan Awan, who goes by the name Ronnie, is believed to be using the canal paths, to get around East Lancashire, in order to avoid detection.

Two charged in connection with sexual assault investigation

Two charged in connection with sexual assault investigation

June 18, 2020

Police launched an investigation in 2019

A 22-year-old missing from Clayton-le-Moors has been found

A 22-year-old missing from Clayton-le-Moors has been found

June 18, 2020

The man, who was reported missing from Clayton-le-Moors yesterday, has been found safe and well and returned to his home address.

UPDATE: Concern for missing man

UPDATE: Concern for missing man

June 19, 2020

A man who went missing from hospital today (Friday, June 19) has been found.

Michael Whitaker, 57, from Nelson, was seen leaving Royal Blackburn Hospital around 8.10am and walking on Old Bank Lane towards Shadsworth.

Have you seen this wanted man who failed to appear at court?

Have you seen this wanted man who failed to appear at court?

June 19, 2020

Mohammed Saleem Khan, 47, is wanted after failing to appear at Preston Crown Court where he was given 66 months for conspiring/ handling stolen goods (receiving).

Man injured after falling on bus in Preston

Man injured after falling on bus in Preston

June 22, 2020

The incident occurred at around 1.10pm on Thursday (June 18th), when the man was on the number 9 bus on New Hall Lane, travelling in the direction of Preston city centre.

Man jailed for Lancaster murder

Man jailed for Lancaster murder

June 22, 2020

Connor Reece, 24, of West Road, Lancaster, was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 21 years at Preston Crown Court after stabbing Lee Farrington last year.

Appeal following collision in Accrington

Appeal following collision in Accrington

June 22, 2020

It happened on Friday (June 19th) at around 5:10pm at the junction of Burnley Road and Wedgewood Road, when a Vauxhall Astra has collided with a Yahama motorbike as it was turning onto Burnley Road.

UPDATE: Banner flown over Etihad stadium - a statement

UPDATE: Banner flown over Etihad stadium - a statement

June 23, 2020

Following last night's incident where a banner was flown over The Etihad Stadium in Manchester at the Manchester City vs Burnley FC match we have issued an updated statement.

UPDATE: Concern for missing Emily

UPDATE: Concern for missing Emily

June 23, 2020

A teenage girl missing from Preston has been found.

Emily Bannister, 18, was last seen in the Brindle Road area of the city at 10.15pm yesterday (June 22).

She was found earlier today (Tuesday, June 23).

Woman summoned to appear at court

Woman summoned to appear at court

June 23, 2020

A woman has been summoned to appear at court after an incident outside a school in Upholland where several children were injured.

UPDATE: Appeal to find missing man

UPDATE: Appeal to find missing man

June 24, 2020

A man who went missing from Poulton-le-Fylde has been found.

Jaymie Kelshaw, 30, was last seen in the Carr Road area of the town at 8.30pm on Monday (June 22).

He was found safe and well yesterday (June 23).

Appeal for information after Preston assault

Appeal for information after Preston assault

June 24, 2020

It was reported to us that sometime between 8pm and 8.30pm on Friday, June 12th a group of young men – three on foot and two in a car - had been seen interacting on the corner of Muncaster Road and Lovat Road, before one of the men in the car, described as young and Asian, was pulled from the vehicle and assaulted.

CCTV appeal in Accrington assault investigation

CCTV appeal in Accrington assault investigation

June 24, 2020

Do you recognise these men (pictured)? We need to speak to them following an assault in Accrington in March.

UPDATE: Investigation underway in Fleetwood

UPDATE: Investigation underway in Fleetwood

June 25, 2020

Detectives investigating the death of a man in Fleetwood have today (Thursday, June 25) charged a man with murder.

Investigation into threatening letters sent to post offices

Investigation into threatening letters sent to post offices

June 25, 2020

Detectives are investigating a number of threatening letters received by post offices in the East Lancashire area. The letters, which contain racist content, were received yesterday (Wednesday, June 24th) at post offices in Burnley and elsewhere.

Arson investigation in Blackpool

Arson investigation in Blackpool

June 25, 2020

Police were called around 5.05am by Lancashire Fire and Rescue to reports of an incident in Alfred Street.

Anti social behaviour at Lytham

Anti social behaviour at Lytham

June 25, 2020

We will continue to engage with people and will take a proportionate policing approach

£20,000 cash seized in Blackburn drugs raids

£20,000 cash seized in Blackburn drugs raids

June 25, 2020

Police attended and executed warrants at two properties after intelligence suggested a number of individuals may be dealing drugs from within the premises.

UPDATE: Appeal after cyclist dies in collision

UPDATE: Appeal after cyclist dies in collision

June 26, 2020

The family of a man who died following a collision have paid tribute to him.

Christopher Lees (pictured), 53, of Wrea Green, was riding along Garstang Road at Pilling on Thursday (June 25) when for an unknown reason he left the road. He sadly died a short time later.

Eighteen people charged in drugs supply investigation

Eighteen people charged in drugs supply investigation

June 26, 2020

A number of people have been charged as part of a drugs operation aimed at tackling illegal drug supply in the North West of England.

Economic Crime Unit seize two high value cars

Economic Crime Unit seize two high value cars

June 26, 2020

A Range Rover Sport SVR V8 was amongst items seized from an address in Lytham, after officers executed a search warrant in connection with fraud and money laundering.

UPDATE: Have you seen this missing man?

UPDATE: Have you seen this missing man?

June 29, 2020

Missing Ashley Carlton, 37, has now been located safe and well in the Preston area.

Witness appeal after woman sexually assaulted

Witness appeal after woman sexually assaulted

June 29, 2020

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted in Nelson.

Appeal after woman forced into van

Appeal after woman forced into van

June 30, 2020

We are appealing for witnesses as part of an investigation into a woman being dragged into a van in Lancaster.

UPDATE: Appeal after fatal motorway collision

UPDATE: Appeal after fatal motorway collision

July 01, 2020

The family of a woman who died following a collision on the M61 have paid tribute to her.

UPDATE: Appeal after van containing hazardous material is stolen

UPDATE: Appeal after van containing hazardous material is stolen

July 02, 2020

A van stolen from an address in Darwen has been recovered in Greater Manchester.

On Saturday (June 27) we appealed for information about a Ford Transit van containing hazardous materials was stolen from the Elswick Street area on June 22.

UPDATE: Man, 29, wanted by police

UPDATE: Man, 29, wanted by police

July 03, 2020

A man wanted in connection with a serious sexual offence will be interviewed in due course.


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