News - October

Investigation launched following deaths in Burnley

Investigation launched following deaths in Burnley

October 01, 2020

We were called around 8.45am to a report of a concern for safety at an address in Colne Road.

Following an initial search the bodies of two people, both believed to be female, were sadly found at the scene.

Major cannabis farm found in Morecambe

Major cannabis farm found in Morecambe

October 02, 2020

A major cannabis farm with an estimated value of £200,000 has been found after police executed a warrant in Morecambe.

Appeal after mother and daughter found dead in Reedley

Appeal after mother and daughter found dead in Reedley

October 02, 2020

They are believed to be mother and daughter Dr Saman Mir Sacharvi, 49, and Vian Mangrio, 14 (both pictured) who lived together at the house.

Appeal after Preston jewellers raided

Appeal after Preston jewellers raided

October 05, 2020

Police were called around 4.45am today (Monday, October 4) to reports of a burglary at Banks Jewellers in Lune Street.

Prison absconder wanted by police

Prison absconder wanted by police

October 05, 2020

Have you seen Ryan Abram? He is wanted by police after absconding from prison.

Abram, 22, formerly of Little Hulton, Salford, absconded from HMP Kirkham yesterday (Sunday, October 4).

Concern growing for missing woman

Concern growing for missing woman

October 05, 2020

Police are growing increasingly concerned for woman missing from Brierfield. Simona Cifrova, 30, of Burnley, was last seen at shortly after 2.30pm on September 30th.

Three injured in collision

Three injured in collision

October 05, 2020

We were called around 3.50pm on Friday (October 2) to reports of a collision on Garstang Road involving a Hyundai I800 car and a Ford Fiesta car.

Appeal after car set alight in Darwen

Appeal after car set alight in Darwen

October 05, 2020

Detectives are appealing for information after a vehicle was set alight in a suspected arson attack in Darwen. It happened at 3.36am today outside a property in Westminster Close.

Detectives given more time to question arrested man in Reedley murders investigation

Detectives given more time to question arrested man in Reedley murders investigation

October 06, 2020

The 51-year-old man, from Burnley, was arrested on suspicion of two counts of murder, two of rape and one of arson with intent to endanger life following the deaths of Dr Saman Mir Sacharvi, 49, and a girl believed to be her 14-year-old daughter, Vian Mangrio.

Today (Tuesday) officers have been granted a Warrant of Further Detention which allows them to keep him in custody for an additional 36 hours.

Man charged after Burnley stabbing

Man charged after Burnley stabbing

October 06, 2020

A man has been charged by detectives investigating a stabbing in Burnley.

Police were called around 6pm on Sunday (October 4) to reports of a disturbance outside the Green Street Sports and Social Club in Burnley.

Detectives continue to appeal for witnesses in Bacup hit-and-run probe

Detectives continue to appeal for witnesses in Bacup hit-and-run probe

October 06, 2020

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information after two people were seriously injured when a vehicle was deliberately driven at them in Bacup. Two people arrested on suspicion of attempted murder last month have since been released under investigation.

Man jailed after breaching order

Man jailed after breaching order

October 08, 2020

A Blackpool man who committed numerous breaches of a sexual harm prevention order has been jailed.

Kyle Sweet, 20, of Knowsley Avenue, was sentenced to eight years in prison at Preston Crown Court on October 1.

Appeal for information after Blackburn incident

Appeal for information after Blackburn incident

October 08, 2020

We were called around 9pm on Tuesday (October 6) to a report a woman had been picked up by a man and put in a silver, Ford Fiesta-type car, on Hillside Avenue.

Warning of a rise in romance fraud as awareness campaign is launched

Warning of a rise in romance fraud as awareness campaign is launched

October 08, 2020

Internet daters are being urged to be vigilant after more than half a million pounds was reported stolen in the last year from Lancashire residents looking for love online.

UPDATE: Man charged in Reedley murder investigation

UPDATE: Man charged in Reedley murder investigation

October 09, 2020

Shabaz Khan, 51, of Ribble Avenue, Burnley, has been charged with two offences of murder and a further offence of arson being reckless as to whether life is endangered after the deaths of Dr Saman Mir Sacharvi, 49, and a girl, believed to be her 14-year-old daughter, Vian Mangrio.

A 44-year-old woman arrested in connection with the investigation has been released under investigation.

Tributes paid to mother and daughter

Tributes paid to mother and daughter

October 09, 2020

Dr Saman Mir Sacharvi, 49, and a girl, believed to be her daughter, Vian Mangrio, aged 14, were sadly found dead at their home on Colne Road on the morning of Thursday, October 1.

Former officers given honours

Former officers given honours

October 10, 2020

Two former Lancashire Police officers have today (Saturday, October 10) received awards in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Mark Whelan (left) was given an MBE with Paul Withers (right) receiving a Queen's Police Medal.

Appeal after pedestrian injured in collision

Appeal after pedestrian injured in collision

October 10, 2020

Police were called around 10pm yesterday (Friday, October 9) to reports of a collision on Preston New Road outside the BP Petrol Station close to the junction of Montague Street in Blackburn.

UPDATE: Appeal to identify man found unconscious in Preston

UPDATE: Appeal to identify man found unconscious in Preston

October 11, 2020

Further to our earlier appeals, the man found unconscious at the rear of Lookers Garage in Preston yesterday has now been identified.

Missing Barbara, 76, found

Missing Barbara, 76, found

October 12, 2020

Missing Barbara, 76, from Blackpool has returned to her home address and is safe and well.

CCTV: Do you recognise this man?

CCTV: Do you recognise this man?

October 12, 2020

We would like to identify him following a burglary and several attempted burglaries on Grove Farm Drive, Adlington, Chorley, at around 2.30am on September 25th.

Man charged in connection with robberies and thefts

Man charged in connection with robberies and thefts

October 12, 2020

A man has been charged by police investigating a number of robbery and theft offences in the Fylde coast area.

Further images released of items stolen in £70,000 Ormskirk jewellers raid

Further images released of items stolen in £70,000 Ormskirk jewellers raid

October 13, 2020

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information after a smash and grab robbery at a jewellers in Ormskirk. Officers are urging business owners to remain vigilant and get in contact with them if they are offered any of the items taken during the robbery on September 25th.

Witness appeal after Morecambe aggravated burglary

Witness appeal after Morecambe aggravated burglary

October 13, 2020

Police were called around 9.15am yesterday (Monday, October 12) to a report four men wearing balaclavas and carrying weapons had entered an address in Stuart Avenue and threatened a woman. She made off from the scene with the men leaving in a vehicle.

Thousands of pounds stolen in Blackpool car robbery

Thousands of pounds stolen in Blackpool car robbery

October 13, 2020

It happened at around 3:20pm last Wednesday (October 7th) when a man, who on his way to deliver takings from a business, was approached by two men on a silver and black scooter (pictured) whilst he was about to remove cash from his parked car on Knowlsley Avenue.

Man arrested after incidents in Blackpool

Man arrested after incidents in Blackpool

October 14, 2020

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Firearm discharged in Preston

Firearm discharged in Preston

October 15, 2020

It happened just after 8:35pm on Monday (October 12th) when a white saloon type car was driven along Ashton Bank Way and shots were fired from the vehicle, hitting a parked black Fiat 500 vehicle.

Appeal for information after property attacked in Church

Appeal for information after property attacked in Church

October 15, 2020

Police were called around 2.05pm on Tuesday (October 13) to reports of public order offences in Tanpits Road, Church.

It was reported between 15 and 20 men carrying bats, machetes and other weapons had vandalised a Peugeot car and a BMW car, before smashing the windows of a house.

Appeal to find missing man

Appeal to find missing man

October 15, 2020

Royd Ulla, 46, was last seen in the Waddington Avenue area of Burnley

Have you seen this missing man near Royal Blackburn Hospital?

Have you seen this missing man near Royal Blackburn Hospital?

October 16, 2020

We are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of Zbigniew Strzelczyk, 59 (pictured) last seen at about 8.25am today (Friday October 16th) before leaving the hospital where he is currently receiving treatment.

Lancashire Constabulary launches Modern Slavery support pack

Lancashire Constabulary launches Modern Slavery support pack

October 16, 2020

Lancashire Constabulary, in partnership with the Pan Lancashire Anti-Slavery Partnership, has launched a support pack to help organisations, business and individuals raise awareness of Modern Slavery in the county.

Appeal to find missing teenager

Appeal to find missing teenager

October 18, 2020

McCauley Ellis, 15, was last seen in the Shard Bridge area

New appeal to find missing man

New appeal to find missing man

October 18, 2020

Concern growing for missing Zbigniew Strzelczyk

CCTV appeal following assault on Blackpool tram

CCTV appeal following assault on Blackpool tram

October 19, 2020

Officers have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to after a male in his late 60s was assaulted on a tram after taking his face mask off to talk to his mother.

Pair wanted after pub disorder

Pair wanted after pub disorder

October 19, 2020

David Osbaldeston, 27, of Shuttleworth Street, Rishton and Ben Cronshaw, 23, of Edward Street, Rishton, are wanted by police in connection with affray offences at the Royal Oak Public House in Sparth Road.

Family of missing man issue emotional plea for help locating him

Family of missing man issue emotional plea for help locating him

October 19, 2020

Zbigniew Strzelczyk, 59, walked out of the Royal Blackburn Hospital at about 8.25am on Friday October 16th and was seen in the Bull Hill area of Darwen at about 4pm the same day.

UPDATE: Image released after boy suffers life-changing injuries in unprovoked attack in Leyland

UPDATE: Image released after boy suffers life-changing injuries in unprovoked attack in Leyland

October 21, 2020

Earlier this month we released a CCTV image of a male we wanted to speak to after a teenage boy suffered life-changing injuries in an unprovoked attack at a newsagents on Wigan Road, Leyland, around 4pm on October 10.

A 17-year-old boy from Chorley has been arrested on suspicion of assault in connection with the incident and later released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Appeal following serious collision on the Accrington Bypass

Appeal following serious collision on the Accrington Bypass

October 21, 2020

The incident occurred last night (Tuesday, October 20th) at around 4.35pm, on the A56 close to the junction with the M65, when a Ford Fiesta and a John Deere tractor collided.

The driver of the Fiesta – a man aged in his 40s – was taken to hospital with injuries which are believed to be life-threatening.

Eight charged in connection with large scale burglary conspiracy

Eight charged in connection with large scale burglary conspiracy

October 22, 2020

All eight were due to appear at Liverpool Magistrates Court today (Thursday 22 October)

Have you seen this wanted man from Darwen?

Have you seen this wanted man from Darwen?

October 22, 2020

Do you know Lee Barr, 24, from Darwen? He is wanted in connection with an assault earlier this month.

Woman charged with murder

Woman charged with murder

October 23, 2020

A woman has been charged with murder following the death of a man in Longton.

Police were called around 3.50am on March 6 to a report of a serious assault at an address in Cedar Grove.

Happy Halloween from Lancashire Police

Happy Halloween from Lancashire Police

October 23, 2020

As we approach Halloween we want everyone to enjoy themselves

Man seriously injured after Mere Brow collision

Man seriously injured after Mere Brow collision

October 24, 2020

It happened at around 2:55pm yesterday (October 23rd) when the rider, 74, on a Triumph motorcycle, was travelling along the A565 Southport New Road from Southport in the direction of Preston, crashed into a kerb close to the junction with Moss Hey Lane, whilst attempting to overtake two vehicles.


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