News - November

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Two charged with murder

Two charged with murder

November 16, 2020

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

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.

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 - 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.

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.

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

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.


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