News - September

Thank you from family of brothers who sadly died

Thank you from family of brothers who sadly died

September 01, 2020

The family of Muhammad Azhar Shabbir, 18, and Ali-Athar Shabbir, 16, two brothers who sadly drowned off the coast of St Annes, have paid a heartfelt thank you to the community for their support.

Woman suffers serious injuries in collision

Woman suffers serious injuries in collision

September 01, 2020

The incident happened on Garstang Road near Little Eccleston.

Dealer who travelled from Liverpool to sell drugs in Chorley jailed

Dealer who travelled from Liverpool to sell drugs in Chorley jailed

September 02, 2020

A man who travelled from Merseyside to Chorley to deal Class A drugs has been jailed for 30 months. Paul Bolton was found in possession of crack cocaine by the South Divisional Target Team.

Pair charged in Blackpool investigation

Pair charged in Blackpool investigation

September 02, 2020

A man and woman have been charged by police investigating a stabbing in Blackpool.

Police were called around 7pm on Monday (August 31) to reports a man had been injured at an address in Egerton Road.

Man extradited from US to serve jail term

Man extradited from US to serve jail term

September 04, 2020

The US Marshal Service facilitated the extradition and he appeared at Preston Crown Court

Update: Search for car after Blackpool collision

Update: Search for car after Blackpool collision

September 05, 2020

Officers investigating a collision in Blackpool have traced a vehicle that is believed to have been involved.

Motorcyclist dies in collision

Motorcyclist dies in collision

September 07, 2020

Sadly, the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene

Updated: Third arrest after man shot in leg in Skelmersdale

Updated: Third arrest after man shot in leg in Skelmersdale

September 07, 2020

A third man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was shot in the leg in Skelmersdale. Meanwhile, two men, also arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, have been released on bail until October 6.

Appeal after boys attacked and robbed of £3,500 bike in Ramsbottom

Appeal after boys attacked and robbed of £3,500 bike in Ramsbottom

September 07, 2020

We are appealing for information after two boys were attacked and a bike worth £3,500 was stolen during a robbery in Ramsbottom. It happened on the footbridge over Wood Lane on September 3.

Appeal after motorcyclist dies in collision

Appeal after motorcyclist dies in collision

September 08, 2020

The crash happened at 9pm on Sunday (September 6th)

Appeal following death of cyclist in Cliviger

Appeal following death of cyclist in Cliviger

September 08, 2020

The man, aged in his 70s and from Halifax, was found unresponsive at the side of Burnley Road, Cliviger, at around 12.05pm. Emergency services attended but the man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

Three men jailed after £2.6 million cannabis factory found in Darwen

Three men jailed after £2.6 million cannabis factory found in Darwen

September 08, 2020

Three men have been sent to prison after the discovery of one of the largest cannabis set-ups ever found in Lancashire - worth £2.6million. Aurel Gjuzi, Sulejman Lloni and Jacek Pieczur have been jailed for a combined total of more than 10 years.

Large cannabis set up found in Blackpool

Large cannabis set up found in Blackpool

September 09, 2020

A large cannabis factory, estimated to be worth millions of pounds, has been found during a raid in Blackpool.

Have you seen wanted Paddy Coyle?

Have you seen wanted Paddy Coyle?

September 09, 2020

Coyle, who also uses the name Desmond Kirwan, is wanted in connection with a theft offence and a rape investigation in Blackpool.

Appeal after boy 9, injured in Nelson collision

Appeal after boy 9, injured in Nelson collision

September 09, 2020

It happened at around 4:45pm on Sunday (September 6th) at the junction of Barkerhouse Road with Vincent Road.

Have you seen Richard Redmond, 22?

Have you seen Richard Redmond, 22?

September 09, 2020

We want to speak to him after serious threats to kill were made by a man asked to leave a property in Blackpool in July.

Man charged with Lancaster murder

Man charged with Lancaster murder

September 10, 2020

Kieran Cuffe, 48, of Dunkeld Street, Lancaster was charged with the murder of his brother Seamus Cuffe yesterday evening (September 9th), which follows an altercation in the city on Saturday.

Appeal after man suffers broken jaw in Clitheroe night out attack

Appeal after man suffers broken jaw in Clitheroe night out attack

September 10, 2020

We are appealing for information after a man was assaulted and had his jaw broken on a night out in Clitheroe. It happened just before midnight on Saturday, September 5th, outside the White Lion pub on Market Place.

Did you witness an assault outside Mimi's Takeway?

Did you witness an assault outside Mimi's Takeway?

September 10, 2020

We are appealing for information following a serious assault which took place on Burnley Road, Rawtenstall in the early hours of August Bank Holiday Monday.

Six arrested as Lancashire Police and banks work together to prevent £250,000 of fraud

Six arrested as Lancashire Police and banks work together to prevent £250,000 of fraud

September 11, 2020

A total of £259,067 of fraud in Lancashire was stopped by police and bank branch staff in the first half of 2020 through the Banking Protocol. It has resulted in six arrests.

Two men jailed for more than 10 years after Blackburn revenge arson attack

Two men jailed for more than 10 years after Blackburn revenge arson attack

September 11, 2020

Lewis Clough, 33 and Thomas Bank, 25, were sentenced yesterday at Preston Crown Court after pleading guilty to arson with intent to endanger life after setting fire to the flats on Rothesay Road, last November.

Man arrested in Preston firearm discharge investigation

Man arrested in Preston firearm discharge investigation

September 11, 2020

A 28-year-old man has been arrested following a firearm discharge in Preston last month.

Further appeal for CCTV of car following firearm discharge in Preston

Further appeal for CCTV of car following firearm discharge in Preston

September 12, 2020

We are asking for CCTV/dashcam showing a silver Land Rover as part of our investigation into an incident on August 30th when two shots, believed to be from a shotgun, were discharged on Elcho Street in Preston.

Detectives release CCTV stills after man suffers fractured jaw in Blackpool attack

Detectives release CCTV stills after man suffers fractured jaw in Blackpool attack

September 14, 2020

Detectives have released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to following an assault in Blackpool, which left a man with a fractured jaw. The 18-year-old victim was attacked in Queen Street at 2.25am on September 3.

Appeal after Chorley assault

Appeal after Chorley assault

September 15, 2020

We attended and found two men with injuries

Shotgun found in Skelmersdale shooting investigation

Shotgun found in Skelmersdale shooting investigation

September 15, 2020

Officers have been carrying out a systematic open area search of a vast area of open land off Stannought Road as part of their enquiries into the firearm discharge, which happened on September 6th.

Teenager who racially abused steward given three-year football banning order

Teenager who racially abused steward given three-year football banning order

September 16, 2020

A 16-year-old boy has been given a three-year football banning order after racially abusing a steward. The incident happened at Blackburn Rovers Ewood Park stadium on Boxing Day 2019.

Three teenagers arrested after fire at derelict building

Three teenagers arrested after fire at derelict building

September 18, 2020

A boy and girl, both aged 13, and a 14-year-old boy, were arrested after the fire at the former Co-op bank, on Westgate, Skelmersdale on Tuesday night.

Concern for missing man

Concern for missing man

September 18, 2020

We are growing increasingly concerned about Mark

Appeal after teenage girl led into Chorley woods by man and made to remove items of clothing

Appeal after teenage girl led into Chorley woods by man and made to remove items of clothing

September 18, 2020

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a 15-year-old girl was led into some woods off Stonyhurst, Chorley by an unknown man and made to remove items of clothing. It happened between 8.45am and 9.15am yesterday (September 17th).

Arrest made after teenager led into woods

Arrest made after teenager led into woods

September 20, 2020

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information and witnesses.

Witness appeal after cyclist seriously injured in Chorley

Witness appeal after cyclist seriously injured in Chorley

September 21, 2020

Officers are appealing for information following a collision between a teenage cyclist and car in Chorley. It happened in Harpers Lane on Sunday.

Appeal after car rammed into Morecambe home

Appeal after car rammed into Morecambe home

September 21, 2020

We are appealing for information after a vehicle was used to ram a property in Morecambe.

Dashcam appeal after police car significantly damaged during pursuit on M55

Dashcam appeal after police car significantly damaged during pursuit on M55

September 22, 2020

We are appealing for information and dashcam footage after a police vehicle was forced off the carriageway and significantly damaged during a pursuit of a stolen Range Rover. The incident happened at the end of the M55 heading into Blackpool at 12.55pm on September 19.

UPDATE: Eight arrested in human trafficking and drugs investigation

UPDATE: Eight arrested in human trafficking and drugs investigation

September 23, 2020

Six people have now been charged by police investigating drugs and human trafficking offences after a warrant was executed in Bispham.

CCTV appeal after Preston wounding

CCTV appeal after Preston wounding

September 23, 2020

It happened on Wednesday, September 9th at just after 4pm when the victim, 23, was approached by a man who had been travelling on a motorcycle with a second man, outside the Co-op shop on Plungington Road.

CBO for Preston woman targeting vulnerable and elderly man

CBO for Preston woman targeting vulnerable and elderly man

September 23, 2020

A three-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) has been given to a Preston woman who persistently targeted an 81 year old male with dementia at his home address.

Man convicted of murdering friend in Skelmersdale

Man convicted of murdering friend in Skelmersdale

September 24, 2020

A man has been convicted of murdering his friend by stabbing him as the pair celebrated a birthday in Skelmersdale. Kristaps Muzikants will be sentenced at a later date.

Man jailed after stalking a police officer

Man jailed after stalking a police officer

September 24, 2020

Jack Jones, from Fleetwood, has been jailed for 16 weeks and given a restraining order, after he made threats to a female PC while she was on duty and loitered around the police station, waiting for her to finish her shift.

'Distracted' lorry driver sentenced after death of elderly woman on M58

'Distracted' lorry driver sentenced after death of elderly woman on M58

September 24, 2020

Leon Stott, 35, from Leyland was distracted whilst changing the heat levels and radio controls in his vehicle whilst at the wheel, which resulted in the death of Margaret Harrison, 91, and serious injuries to three other people.

Gang who used children to flood streets of Burnley with Class A drugs jailed for nearly 60 years

Gang who used children to flood streets of Burnley with Class A drugs jailed for nearly 60 years

September 25, 2020

Eight members of an organised crime gang who conspired to supply Class A drugs in Burnley and exploit vulnerable children into selling drugs have been jailed for a combined total of nearly 60 years. The sentences came after the East Targeted Crime Unit launched Operation Croatia in 2019, which specifically looked at disrupting the activities of the gang members associated with the ‘AK line’.

Appeal after one dog stabbed and second badly beaten in Hambleton

Appeal after one dog stabbed and second badly beaten in Hambleton

September 25, 2020

Officers are appealing for witnesses after a dog was stabbed multiple times at stables in Hambleton in what is believed to be a targeted attack. A second dog also suffered leg and hip injuries in the incident which happened at stables on Shard Road between 8pm on September 16th and 10am on September 17th

Appeal after man uses angle grinder to rob jewellers in Ormskirk

Appeal after man uses angle grinder to rob jewellers in Ormskirk

September 26, 2020

Detectives have released an CCTV still of a man they want to speak to following a smash and grab robbery at a jewellers in Ormskirk, which saw the store owner threatened with an angle grinder. Officers have also released images of some of the items stolen during the raid, which happened yesterday (September 25th) at a jewellers in Moorgate.


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