News - November

Search continues to find missing Stuart

Search continues to find missing Stuart

November 03, 2020

We are issuing a renewed appeal for information to help find missing Burnley man Stuart Metcalfe.

Elderly couple's home raided in Aughton

Elderly couple's home raided in Aughton

November 03, 2020

We are appealing for information after an elderly couple’s home was raided by a group of men in Aughton last night (November 2nd).

Open letter from Chief Constables of the five North West police forces ahead of implementation of latest COVID restrictions

Open letter from Chief Constables of the five North West police forces ahead of implementation of latest COVID restrictions

November 03, 2020

Open letter from Chief Constables of the five North West police forces ahead of implementation of latest COVID restrictions.

UPDATE: Have you seen missing Chloe?

UPDATE: Have you seen missing Chloe?

November 04, 2020

Further to our earlier appeals, Chloe, 17, missing from Blackpool, was found safe and well in the resort today (Wednesday, November 4).

Thanks to everyone who shared our messages on social media to help find her.

UPDATE: Liverpool woman believed to be missing in Blackpool

UPDATE: Liverpool woman believed to be missing in Blackpool

November 05, 2020

Further to our earlier appeals missing woman Nikisha, 38, from Liverpool, was found safe and well in Blackpool today.

Thanks to everyone who shared our appeals to find her.

Teenager jailed for stabbing two boys

Teenager jailed for stabbing two boys

November 05, 2020

A 17-year-old boy has been sentenced at court after attacking two teenagers with a knife during an altercation in Blackburn.

Man, 18, jailed for robberies and sexual assaults

Man, 18, jailed for robberies and sexual assaults

November 06, 2020

Daniel Swarbrick, of Oxford Road, Burnley, was given a six and a half year custodial sentence, with an extended licence of one and a half years, at Preston Crown Court yesterday (Thursday, November 5).

Taxi driver robbed at knifepoint

Taxi driver robbed at knifepoint

November 06, 2020

Detectives have launched an investigation after a taxi driver was robbed at knifepoint in Burnley today (Friday, November 6).

Police were called around 12.40am to Colne Road after a report a driver had been attacked.

Commissioner joins police celebrating anniversary of dedicated local taskforces

Commissioner joins police celebrating anniversary of dedicated local taskforces

November 06, 2020

Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner has praised the impact that local taskforces have had in keeping communities safe and tackling crime, marking twelve months since they were rolled out across the county.

Appeal following collision between car and mum with pram

Appeal following collision between car and mum with pram

November 09, 2020

The incident occurred at around 3.30pm yesterday (Friday, November 6th) on Lyons Lane South in Chorley, when a Mercedes A180 collided with the woman, aged in her 30s. The woman was pushing a pram with an two year-old girl in.

Putting a stop to knife crime in Lancashire

Putting a stop to knife crime in Lancashire

November 09, 2020

Operation Sceptre runs from 9th to 15th November and will see increased police activity across the county including weapon sweeps, knife arches, and test purchasing in shops that sell knives.

Missing Stuart could be in Yorkshire

Missing Stuart could be in Yorkshire

November 09, 2020

Detectives searching for a missing Burnley man now believe he could be staying in a tent in North Yorkshire or West Yorkshire.

Stuart Metcalfe, 47, of Fair View Road, was last seen in the town at the end of August.

Dangerous man who robbed elderly couple in their Accrington home given 15 year sentence

Dangerous man who robbed elderly couple in their Accrington home given 15 year sentence

November 10, 2020

A man who robbed and attacked an elderly couple in their Accrington home has been sent to prison for 12 years. Jason McCash was also given an extended licence period of three years after Judge Beverley Lunt, sitting at Preston Crown Court, deemed him to be a dangerous offender.

UPDATE: Motorcyclist seriously injured after collision

UPDATE: Motorcyclist seriously injured after collision

November 12, 2020

A man has sadly died following a serious collision in Hapton.

Police had been called around 11.15am on November 4 to reports a man riding a Yamaha motorbike had been involved in a collision with a white coloured Vauxhall Combo van on Burnley Road.

Registered sex offender is jailed for two years

Registered sex offender is jailed for two years

November 12, 2020

David Ashley, 58, of Brentwood Road, Nelson has been sent to prison for downloading indecent images of children and animals.

Woman jailed after being convicted of burglary and perverting the course of justice

Woman jailed after being convicted of burglary and perverting the course of justice

November 12, 2020

A woman has been sentenced to three years and three months in prison after being convicted of burglary and perverting the course of justice. Naomi Haworth, 36, committed the offences over two days in January.

UPDATE: Appeal to find missing Blackpool teenager

UPDATE: Appeal to find missing Blackpool teenager

November 12, 2020

Further to our earlier appeal, Mary, 14, missing from Blackpool, was found in the resort this evening (Thursday, November 12).

Thanks to everyone who shared our appeal to find her.

UPDATE: Wanted man located and arrested in Blackpool

UPDATE: Wanted man located and arrested in Blackpool

November 13, 2020

Steven Pinnington, who was wanted on suspicion of breaching the registered sex offender notification requirements, was found following vital information from the public.

UPDATE: Do you recognise these two men?

UPDATE: Do you recognise these two men?

November 14, 2020

Further to our earlier appeal, two men we wanted to speak to in connection with violent disorder outside the Commerical Pub in Burnley in August have now been identified.

UPDATE: Murder investigation underway in Preston

UPDATE: Murder investigation underway in Preston

November 16, 2020

The family of a man who died following a stabbing in Preston have paid an emotional tribute to him.

Adam Le Roi (pictured), 25, died after an assault at an address in New Hall Lane yesterday (Sunday, November 15).

A murder investigation is underway with two men in custody.

Two charged with murder

Two charged with murder

November 16, 2020

They are due to appear at Preston Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Tuesday, November 17th)

Appeal following burglaries and attempted break-ins in Pendle and Burnley

Appeal following burglaries and attempted break-ins in Pendle and Burnley

November 17, 2020

We are appealing for information and CCTV footage following a number of burglaries and attempted break-ins in Pendle and Burnley. Officers have been called to six separate incidents since last Thursday which are all being treated as linked at this stage.

Have you seen missing teen Leigha Birkett?

Have you seen missing teen Leigha Birkett?

November 17, 2020

She was last seen at an address on Brodick Road, Blackburn last night (Monday, November 16th) at around 8:30pm.

Elderly Clitheroe couple conned in telephone scam by man acting as police officer

Elderly Clitheroe couple conned in telephone scam by man acting as police officer

November 17, 2020

On Wednesday 28 October, the man and woman, in their eighties and nineties, were called by a fraudster, acting as a police officer from Scotland Yard, purporting he was investigating the conduct of staff from a bank.

Two arrested after police find £120k cannabis farm in Burnley

Two arrested after police find £120k cannabis farm in Burnley

November 18, 2020

Two men have been arrested after officers uncovered a sophisticated cannabis set-up with an estimated street value of up to £120,000 at a property in Burnley. Police executed a search warrant at the address in Bank Parade at 8.30am today and found around 170 cannabis plants in three rooms at the property.

UPDATE: Men wanted after Lancaster attack

UPDATE: Men wanted after Lancaster attack

November 19, 2020

Three men wanted by police in connection with a serious assault in Lancaster have been arrested.

Paul Harrison, 38, Michael Dempsey, 32 and Jason Corless, 39, were wanted by police in connection with an incident on November 6, where a woman was slashed in the face with a knife and beaten with a bat in Longlands Road around 9.50pm.

Witness appeal following assault on 16-year-old schoolboy

Witness appeal following assault on 16-year-old schoolboy

November 19, 2020

At around 3.30pm on Friday November 13th a teenager was assaulted as he walked home from school in Blackburn. Did you see anything?

Woman robbed while carrying baby in Old Langho

Woman robbed while carrying baby in Old Langho

November 20, 2020

Around 5.10pm yesterday (Thursday, November 19) the victim, a woman in her 20s, was walking on Old Langho Road towards Salesbury Hall Road when she was approached by a man riding a bike and another man walking.

Woman robbed while carrying baby - detectives release CCTV

Woman robbed while carrying baby - detectives release CCTV

November 22, 2020

The baby, a boy, was not injured. The victim later noticed her Bose headphones were missing.

Blackpool man jailed for assaulting woman

Blackpool man jailed for assaulting woman

November 23, 2020

A man who physically and sexually assaulted a woman has been given a sentence totalling 12 years.

Joshua Martin Brodie, 26, kicked, punched, strangled and burnt the victim, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, as well as seriously sexually assaulting her.

Arrests in Preston dawn raids

Arrests in Preston dawn raids

November 24, 2020

The three men and a woman were detained in raids across the city early this morning in relation to drugs and money laundering offences. They are currently in police custody.

More than 350 knives taken off streets in week of intense action on knife crime

More than 350 knives taken off streets in week of intense action on knife crime

November 24, 2020

Over 350 knives have been taken off the streets during Op Sceptre national week of intense action on knife crime.

Men jailed for Blackpool manslaughter

Men jailed for Blackpool manslaughter

November 24, 2020

Christopher Carrington, 26, of no fixed address and Kevin Gracia, 26, of Hilltop Avenue, London were found guilty by the jury at Preston Crown Court of the manslaughter of Kris Kam. Carrington and a third man, Shaquille Cumberbatch, were also sentenced for an earlier attack.

Ten arrested in joint police operation

Ten arrested in joint police operation

November 25, 2020

On Friday (November 20) officers from Lancashire Police and Merseyside Police took part in Operation Medusa, aimed at disrupting the supply of drugs by organised criminal groups.

Romanian brothel gang jailed

Romanian brothel gang jailed

November 25, 2020

The racket was uncovered after people living in a street in Blackburn raised concerns

Cyclist injured in hit and run

Cyclist injured in hit and run

November 26, 2020

We are appealing for information after a cyclist was seriously injured following a hit and run in Padiham.

Police were called around 5.50pm on Monday (November 23) to a report of a collision on Barrowford Road (A6068).

A man has been charged in connection with a robbery at a newsagent in Rawtenstall

A man has been charged in connection with a robbery at a newsagent in Rawtenstall

November 26, 2020

We were called at around 9.40am yesterday to reports that a man had stolen a till from Bank Street News. Officers attended and quickly located and arrested a man near by.

Man attacks four people in Hyndburn

Man attacks four people in Hyndburn

November 28, 2020

Detectives are appealing for information after a man attacked members of the public in Church this afternoon (Saturday, November 28th).

Dashcam and CCTV appeal following aggravated buglary in Blackburn

Dashcam and CCTV appeal following aggravated buglary in Blackburn

November 30, 2020

Detectives are appealing for information and CCTV footage following an aggravated burglary in Blackburn. At 7pm on November 26 approximately six masked males burst into a property in Croftwood Terrace and made demands for valuables, before escaping with a moble phone, a laptop and costume jewellery.


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