News - May

Man charged with murder after disappearance of Darwen woman

Man charged with murder after disappearance of Darwen woman

May 01, 2020

Detectives investigating the disappearance of a Darwen woman have charged a man with her murder.

Susan Waring, 45, went missing in January 2019 and police confirmed in March last year her disappearance was a murder investigation.

Motorcyclist who died in Morecambe collision named

Motorcyclist who died in Morecambe collision named

May 02, 2020

A man who died following a collision in Morecambe yesterday (Saturday, May 2nd) has been named as Mark Knowler, 34, from the town. His family have paid tribute to him.

Appeal following burglary in Leyland

Appeal following burglary in Leyland

May 05, 2020

Detectives have launched an investigation after a burglary in Leyland.

A man has been jailed for coughing at a police officer while claiming they had Coronavirus

A man has been jailed for coughing at a police officer while claiming they had Coronavirus

May 05, 2020

Christopher Plumb, 54, of no fixed address, was arrested on Saturday (May 2nd)

Man charged in connection with burglary at Blackburn pharmacy

Man charged in connection with burglary at Blackburn pharmacy

May 06, 2020

A man is due to appear before Blackburn Magistrates' Court this morning charged with burglary.

Man charged with attempted murder

Man charged with attempted murder

May 06, 2020

Detectives investigating an attempted murder in Blackburn have charged a man.

Missing Accrington teenager found safe

Missing Accrington teenager found safe

May 06, 2020

The 14-year-old who went missing from Accrington last night has been found safe and well.

Appeal after Lancaster disorder

Appeal after Lancaster disorder

May 06, 2020

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and any potential footage of a collision and subsequent street brawl in Lancaster.

Man sentenced for manslaughter

Man sentenced for manslaughter

May 07, 2020

Conor Clarkson, 26, of West Park Drive, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court

UPDATE: Appeal after collision

UPDATE: Appeal after collision

May 08, 2020

A man has sadly died today (Friday, May 8) following a collision in Preston.

Cyclist injured in Chorley collision

Cyclist injured in Chorley collision

May 09, 2020

We are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was seriously injured following a collision in Chorley today (Saturday, May 9).

Investigation after drugs and drone find

Investigation after drugs and drone find

May 11, 2020

Officers were on patrol near the perimeter of HMP Wymott

CCTV appeal after Skelmersdale shooting

CCTV appeal after Skelmersdale shooting

May 11, 2020

Detectives want to identify a number of people who could provide vital information in connection with a shooting in Skelmersdale.

UPDATE: CCTV: Can you help us identify this man?

UPDATE: CCTV: Can you help us identify this man?

May 12, 2020

We have now identified a man we would like to speak to following a burglary at an amusement arcade in Blackpool.

Appeal following fail-to-stop collision in Blackburn

Appeal following fail-to-stop collision in Blackburn

May 12, 2020

Police were called to Preston New Road, Blackburn, just after 10pm yesterday (Monday, May 11th) following a collision involving a distinctive blue BMW M5 and a blue Hyundai i30 near to Kaspa’s Desserts.

Warning after bogus official targets pensioner

Warning after bogus official targets pensioner

May 12, 2020

The woman, aged in her 90s. was approached in the Ashton area of the city

Clampdown on speeding drivers launched in Lancashire

Clampdown on speeding drivers launched in Lancashire

May 12, 2020

With less traffic currently on the roads we have unfortunately seen an increase in vehicles traveling above the speed limit.

Over the next few weeks the force will be stepping up patrols in key hotspot areas all over the county in a bid to crackdown on those individuals flouting the rules of the road.

Dash cam appeal after collision between bicycle and van in Chorley

Dash cam appeal after collision between bicycle and van in Chorley

May 13, 2020

A man suffered serious injuries after the collision on New Lane, Anderton

Found: Woman missing from Royal Preston Hospital.

Found: Woman missing from Royal Preston Hospital.

May 14, 2020

The 45-year-old who went missing this morning from Royal Preston Hospital is now back at the hospital.

Advice on doorstep crime following two arrests

Advice on doorstep crime following two arrests

May 14, 2020

We are offering advice on how people can protect themselves after two men were arrested in connection with a burglary at an elderly woman’s home in Blackburn.

Appeal after puppies stolen

Appeal after puppies stolen

May 14, 2020

The theft was discovered at 7am this morning

Teenagers arrested following Darwen moorland fire

Teenagers arrested following Darwen moorland fire

May 14, 2020

Officers investigating a fire near Darwen Tower have arrested three teenagers and interviewed a fourth boy in connection with the incident.

UPDATE: Murder investigation launched following death of woman in Blackburn

UPDATE: Murder investigation launched following death of woman in Blackburn

May 18, 2020

Detectives are urging anyone with information to search their consciences and come forwards after a 19-year-old woman was killed in broad daylight in Blackburn yesterday (Sunday).

Emergency services attended and the woman was taken to hospital, where she was sadly pronounced dead a short time later. She has since been named as 19-year-old Aya Hachem (pictured) from Blackburn.

Men arrested in investigation into shooting of Blackburn woman

Men arrested in investigation into shooting of Blackburn woman

May 18, 2020

Detectives investigating the death of Aya Hachem, 19, from Blackburn have made three arrests on suspicion of murder.

Appeal for information following death of woman in Blackburn

Appeal for information following death of woman in Blackburn

May 19, 2020

Any information or footage can be sent in to us via the major incident portal here.

Murder investigation continues

Murder investigation continues

May 19, 2020

Aya Hachem, 19, was shot in broad daylight on Sunday (May 17th) as she was out shopping

Have you seen this woman?

Have you seen this woman?

May 19, 2020

We are extremely concerned for the welfare of a 40-year-old woman who is missing from home in Morecambe.

Further arrests in Aya Hachem murder investigation

Further arrests in Aya Hachem murder investigation

May 20, 2020

Police launched a major investigation after Aya, 19, was shot in broad daylight on Sunday (May 17th) as she was out shopping

Witnesses sought following serious collision

Witnesses sought following serious collision

May 20, 2020

We are appealing for witnesses following a three-vehicle collision in Bolton by Bowland which has left a man with serious injuries.

Further  arrests in Aya Hachem murder enquiry

Further arrests in Aya Hachem murder enquiry

May 20, 2020

Two more people have been arrested in relation to the death of Aya Hachem, 19, raising the total in police custody now to 13.

Man charged after shooting at caravan site

Man charged after shooting at caravan site

May 20, 2020

Police were called to Longsight Road, Clayton le Dale, just after 9pm on May 14th, to reports a man had been shot with an air rifle.

Man from Oswaldtwistle charged with arson

Man from Oswaldtwistle charged with arson

May 21, 2020

An investigation was launched after a fire at a terraced house on Queens Street

Police given more time to question men in Blackburn murder enquiry

Police given more time to question men in Blackburn murder enquiry

May 21, 2020

Police launched a major investigation after Aya, 19, was shot in broad daylight on Sunday

Witness and dash cam appeal after 14-year-old boy attacked

Witness and dash cam appeal after 14-year-old boy attacked

May 21, 2020

We are investigating after a report that a group of 10 youths attacked the boy while he was out on his bike in Garstang.

Appeal launched after fatal Forton collision

Appeal launched after fatal Forton collision

May 22, 2020

We were called around 2.40pm yesterday (Thursday, May 21) to reports of a serious collision on Hollins Lane.

Man jailed for spitting at officer

Man jailed for spitting at officer

May 22, 2020

Lee Howell, 31, was arrested around 5.45pm on Wednesday (May 20) after police were called to a report of an altercation close to Jemmet Street.

Have you seen this man wanted in connection with a Darwen haulage theft?

Have you seen this man wanted in connection with a Darwen haulage theft?

May 22, 2020

We are appealing for dash cam footage following the theft of £20,000 worth of horticultural goods.

Two men charged in Blackburn murder investigation

Two men charged in Blackburn murder investigation

May 22, 2020

Detectives investigating the murder of Aya Hachem in Blackburn have today (Friday, May 22nd) charged two people.

Three more charged in Blackburn murder investigation

Three more charged in Blackburn murder investigation

May 22, 2020

All those charged are due to appear before magistrates in Preston tomorrow

Tribute paid to man who died in Forton collision

Tribute paid to man who died in Forton collision

May 23, 2020

Anthony Hindle, known as Tony, 79, from Cabus (pictured with his wife Christine), sadly died after his Suzuki motorbike was involved in a collision with a JCB Telehander on Hollins Lane in Forton on Thursday afternoon (May 21st).

Murder inquiry underway in Nelson

Murder inquiry underway in Nelson

May 23, 2020

Anyone with information can contact police on 101

Latest arrest update and dash cam appeal in Aya murder investigation

Latest arrest update and dash cam appeal in Aya murder investigation

May 23, 2020

Detectives investigating the murder of Aya Hachem, 19, in Blackburn have been given extra time to question a man arrested on Thursday. He was the twelfth person to be arrested out of a total of 14.

Sixth person charged in Aya murder investigation

Sixth person charged in Aya murder investigation

May 24, 2020

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Srvice (CPS), Ayaz Hussain, 34, of, Calgary Avenue, Blackburn has been charged with Aya’s murder and the attempted murder of who officers think was the intended target of the shooting which sadly killed her.

Further update on Nelson murder inquiry

Further update on Nelson murder inquiry

May 24, 2020

Detectives have charged a man with murder in relation to the death of Thomas Walker, 65 (pictured), from Nelson.

Indecent assault at Blackpool

Indecent assault at Blackpool

May 26, 2020

The incident happened at about 10.25pm yesterday (Monday, May 25th)


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