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Concern growing for missing teenager

Concern growing for missing teenager

January 02, 2021

James, 19, left his home address in Carnforth at about 10pm on December 31st

Covid 19 - a message from the Deputy Chief Constable

Covid 19 - a message from the Deputy Chief Constable

January 11, 2021

Lancashire Constabulary’s Deputy Chief Constable has today reminded people that the lockdown rules are in place to save lives and stop the NHS being overwhelmed.

Detectives investigating the murder of a teenager in Preston have made a further arrest

Detectives investigating the murder of a teenager in Preston have made a further arrest

January 12, 2021

Enquiries into the death of 16-year-old Sarmad Al-Saidi are continuing

Investigation into drugs death

Investigation into drugs death

January 15, 2021

Officers have today warned other drug users to be aware in case there is a strong or bad batch of drugs in circulation.

Man admits to assault following death of his brother in Lancaster

Man admits to assault following death of his brother in Lancaster

January 18, 2021

A man has admitted to assault following the death of his brother in Lancaster in September. Kieran Cuffe will be sentenced for the assault on Seamus Cuffe next month.

Man charged with murder of children

Man charged with murder of children

January 19, 2021

29-year-old Jordan Monaghan has also been charged with the murder of his girlfriend.

New Lancashire police chief confirmed as he outlines vision for policing

New Lancashire police chief confirmed as he outlines vision for policing

January 20, 2021

The Police and Crime Commissioner's preferred candidate as the next chief constable of Lancashire Constabulary, has been backed by the county's Police and Crime Panel.

Chris Rowley will replace current Chief Constable Andy Rhodes in the spring.

Warning: Telephone fraudsters target Lancashire's elderly residents

Warning: Telephone fraudsters target Lancashire's elderly residents

January 21, 2021

Officers investigating a series of courier frauds in the county have released a recording of an offender on the telephone to an elderly victim from Preston to highlight the tactics used by fraudsters.

Three men jailed after the murder of Robert Beattie while the search continues for two further suspects

Three men jailed after the murder of Robert Beattie while the search continues for two further suspects

January 22, 2021

Three members of a gang who doused a man in petrol and set him ablaze have been jailed for a total of almost 60 years for his murder. And today the officers investigating the murder of Robert Beattie have pledged to continue the search for two men that are still wanted in connection with the incident.

Intensive approach to tackling drugs being trialled in Blackpool

Intensive approach to tackling drugs being trialled in Blackpool

January 25, 2021

Standing for Addiction, Diversion, Disruption, Enforcement and Recovery, Project ADDER sees the police, council and health services working in partnership to address the root causes of drugs misuse and break down supply chains.

Sex offender found sleeping rough in Blackburn park jailed over horrific child abuse images

Sex offender found sleeping rough in Blackburn park jailed over horrific child abuse images

January 28, 2021

A sex offender who was found sleeping rough in a Blackburn park following three days on the run has been jailed after being convicted of possessing hundreds of horrific child abuse images. Sheldon Bateson was sentenced to 49 months.

Taxi driver assaulted and robbed

Taxi driver assaulted and robbed

January 28, 2021

Enquiries are ongoing and police are appealing for witnesses.

Child seriously injured in collision

Child seriously injured in collision

January 29, 2021

A 33-year-old man from Blackburn has been arrested

UPDATE: Do you know this man wanted in connection with a rape investigation?

UPDATE: Do you know this man wanted in connection with a rape investigation?

February 05, 2021

Following our earlier appeal, wanted man Lewis Radcliffe was arrested today and is currently in custody. Thanks to everyone who shared our appeals to find him.

Tributes to pedestrian who died following collision in Burnley

Tributes to pedestrian who died following collision in Burnley

February 05, 2021

Janet Collinge, was taken to Royal Preston Hospital to be treated for her injuries, following the collision in December. She sadly died this week at home in Burnley.

Appeal for information after arson attack at Skelmersdale haulage firm

Appeal for information after arson attack at Skelmersdale haulage firm

February 05, 2021

We are investigating after a report of a fire at Messenger Express, on West Pimbo Industrial Estate, where three heavy goods vehicles suffered substantial damage when they were set alight by two offenders, captured on CCTV.

Tribute to man who died in Bolton le Sands

Tribute to man who died in Bolton le Sands

February 09, 2021

Liam Peck, 23, was killed while carrying out building work at an address on Church Brow

Man convicted of online abuse of doctor

Man convicted of online abuse of doctor

February 11, 2021

Everyone in our county should be allowed to live their lives free from harassment and the fear of hate crime.

Targeted Crime Team - tackling drug dealing in our communities

Targeted Crime Team - tackling drug dealing in our communities

February 11, 2021

With covert operations, early morning raids and specialist canine support, the TCT unit investigate organised crime groups connected to the supply of class A drugs.

Detectives investigating murder of Preston teenager make further arrest

Detectives investigating murder of Preston teenager make further arrest

February 12, 2021

They have now been released under investigation.

Detectives investigating the murder of a mother and daughter have charged a woman

Detectives investigating the murder of a mother and daughter have charged a woman

February 12, 2021

She is due to appear before Blackburn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 4th March 2021

Appeal after break in and indecent exposure - with CCTV

Appeal after break in and indecent exposure - with CCTV

February 22, 2021

We have released an image of a man we want to trace and speak to

UPDATE: Detectives investigating break in and indecent exposure have made an arrest

UPDATE: Detectives investigating break in and indecent exposure have made an arrest

February 25, 2021

Detectives investigating an indecent exposure offence in Burscough have charged a man.

Man admits knifepoint robbery bid

Man admits knifepoint robbery bid

March 01, 2021

Clifford Sculpher went into the Wine Cellar on Parkinson Street on January 3rd but fled empty handed after the shopkeeper fought him off.

Man jailed for attempted murder

Man jailed for attempted murder

March 01, 2021

Alex Lapinski launched an unprovoked attack on his victim

Rural task force teams launched across Lancashire

Rural task force teams launched across Lancashire

March 02, 2021

New rural task force teams have been set up across Lancashire to target the issues that matter most to rural communities including machinery theft, rural, wildlife and heritage crime.

Man bailed in Blackpool hospital inquiry

Man bailed in Blackpool hospital inquiry

March 05, 2021

He has been suspended by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Appeal to trace man in CCTV

Appeal to trace man in CCTV

March 05, 2021

Police were called at shortly after 12.20pm today to the Tesco store, Hill Street,

Investigation after youth dies at Euxton

Investigation after youth dies at Euxton

March 07, 2021

Two other teenagers were not seriously hurt.

Pair jailed for burgling Brierfield house while elderly woman lay dying upstairs

Pair jailed for burgling Brierfield house while elderly woman lay dying upstairs

March 08, 2021

While the male victim went upstairs to sit with his wife, who sadly died later that day, Kelly Cassidy and Steven Morris pretended to call for an ambulance but instead they callously stole a purse and a mobile phone from within the property.

Tribute to teenager killed at Euxton

Tribute to teenager killed at Euxton

March 08, 2021

Luke Bennett, 17, was killed after a metal pole he was holding came into contact with power lines

£710,500 police surge funding secured to tackle serious violence in Lancashire

£710,500 police surge funding secured to tackle serious violence in Lancashire

March 09, 2021

£710,500 has been secured by Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner to tackle serious violence, murder, and knife crime over the next year.

Prolific paedophile jailed

Prolific paedophile jailed

March 09, 2021

Stephen Carr was found guilty following a trial at Preston Crown Court

Man charged with murder

Man charged with murder

March 09, 2021

Tiernan Darnton, 20, is accused of killing Mary Gregory in a fire at her home on Levens Drive

Man arrested after breach of Covid regulations at Preston gym

Man arrested after breach of Covid regulations at Preston gym

March 11, 2021

We were called to Reps Gym in Ribbleton to reports that people were inside the premises despite a closure order having been issued by the courts last month.

Eight arrested after a man and woman were injured in Darwen during a disturbance

Eight arrested after a man and woman were injured in Darwen during a disturbance

March 11, 2021

We are investigating after a woman and a man were injured following reports of disturbances in Darwen in the early hours of this morning. Seven men and a woman were arrested at the scene.

Men jailed for aggravated burglary

Men jailed for aggravated burglary

March 12, 2021

They have been jailed for more than 7 years

Lancashire Talking reaches 30,000 responses

Lancashire Talking reaches 30,000 responses

March 12, 2021

Lancashire Talking asks the county’s residents, via a few simple questions, what it’s like to live in their area.

Police and Crime Commissioner backs #noexcuseforabuse radio campaign

Police and Crime Commissioner backs #noexcuseforabuse radio campaign

March 16, 2021

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw is backing radio adverts raising awareness of domestic abuse.

Airing from the 8th March on Rock FM and Greatest Hits Radio to coincide with No More Week 2021, a week dedicated to saying no more to domestic abuse and sexual violence in the UK, the adverts are part of the county’s domestic abuse campaign #noexcuseforabuse.

Three arrested in connection with fatal collision

Three arrested in connection with fatal collision

March 18, 2021

Lewis Taylor 22, of Burnley sadly died following a collision on December 23rd last year.

Have you seen wanted man David Dunn, from Preston?

Have you seen wanted man David Dunn, from Preston?

March 19, 2021

The 45-year-old, formerly of Centenary Mill Court, Preston, is wanted by police for breaching a restraining order and a community order and for failing to appear at court in January.

Investigation underway after stabbing in Chorley

Investigation underway after stabbing in Chorley

March 22, 2021

An investigation is underway

Two summonsed to court in connection with woman's death

Two summonsed to court in connection with woman's death

March 23, 2021

A Home Office post mortem examination gave a cause of death as severe emaciation and neglect with extensive scabies skin infection

27 arrested in county lines operation

27 arrested in county lines operation

March 23, 2021

The activity was part of ongoing Project Medusa, an operation led by Merseyside Police and set up to tackle County Lines drug dealing and child criminal exploitation.

Appeal after pedestrian hit by car in Preston

Appeal after pedestrian hit by car in Preston

March 25, 2021

We are appealing for information after a man was left with life-threatening injuries following a collision with a car in Mariners Way, Preston at 6.02pm yesterday (March 24).

Man charged after stabbing

Man charged after stabbing

March 25, 2021

Malik Hussain, 19, of Station Road, Bamber Bridge, is charged with attempted murder.

Have you seen missing Shelby?

Have you seen missing Shelby?

March 25, 2021

We’re appealing for help in finding Shelby Wilson, 13 who was last seen yesterday afternoon around 3.30pm walking along Westminster Road, Morecambe.

The High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Young Citizen Award 2021 winners

The High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Young Citizen Award 2021 winners

March 26, 2021

A 14-year-old from Rufford has been named as the High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Young Citizen of the Year 2021 during a special virtual award ceremony, attended remotely by more than 150 people earlier his week.

UPDATE: wanted pair arrested in connection with drug conspiracy offences

UPDATE: wanted pair arrested in connection with drug conspiracy offences

March 30, 2021

Last week we issued an appeal to trace Jordan Kelly, from Blackpool and Carly Kirby, from Freckleton wanted on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs. They have now both been arrested.

Appeal after man dies in collision

Appeal after man dies in collision

April 02, 2021

His next of kin have been identified and spoken to.

Can you help find missing Sophie?

Can you help find missing Sophie?

April 03, 2021

If you have seen Sophie or Steven or have any information about their whereabouts please contact us

Firearms discharge in Preston

Firearms discharge in Preston

April 04, 2021

Fortunately noone was injured

UPDATE Preston firearms discharge - two arrested

UPDATE Preston firearms discharge - two arrested

April 05, 2021

We are continuing to appeal for information following a firearms discharge in Preston at the weekend.

Two men - aged 28 and 22 and from Preston – have since been arrested and both have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Men charged after stabbing in Blackburn

Men charged after stabbing in Blackburn

April 07, 2021

Detectives are continuing to appeal for anyone with information

Man jailed for child sex offences

Man jailed for child sex offences

April 09, 2021

We will continue to target those who seek to abuse children and to put them before the courts.

Serious assault - two arrested

Serious assault - two arrested

April 12, 2021

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 0290 of April 4.

Child injured in collision - appeal

Child injured in collision - appeal

April 12, 2021

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0256 of April 12th.

Witness appeal after a van hit a pedestrian in Preston

Witness appeal after a van hit a pedestrian in Preston

April 21, 2021

We were called to Fishergate Hill, Preston, at 12.36pm yesterday (April 20) following reports a woman in her 50s had been struck by a reversing Renault Master high top van. Officers are now appealing for anyone with information, dashcam, CCTV or mobile phone footage to get in touch.

Lancashire Police take part in national knife crime initiative

Lancashire Police take part in national knife crime initiative

April 26, 2021

Running from 26th April until 2nd May, Operation Sceptre takes place nationally twice a year and supports the work that Lancashire Police does to ensure people across the county feel safe from knife crime.

UPDATE: Can you help us find missing Matthew?

UPDATE: Can you help us find missing Matthew?

April 27, 2021

Matthew has now been located safe and well.

Appeal after body found at scene of fire

Appeal after body found at scene of fire

April 29, 2021

Enquiries are now underway to identify the deceased

Appeal for witnesses after a pedestrian was hit by a car in Blackpool

Appeal for witnesses after a pedestrian was hit by a car in Blackpool

April 29, 2021

We are appealing for witnesses or anybody with dashcam footage to get in touch following a fail-to-stop collision in Blackpool yesterday afternoon when a man was struck by a car as he crossed the road.

Appeal to find missing woman

Appeal to find missing woman

April 30, 2021

Anyone with information should call 999

Man convicted of murder

Man convicted of murder

May 05, 2021

Andrew Claydon, of Lytham Road, Blackpool, admitted manslaughter but denied the murder charge but was convicted after a trial

Operation launched to intercept organised crime in Lancashire

Operation launched to intercept organised crime in Lancashire

May 06, 2021

Residents in Burnley and Pendle were the first to feel the benefit of a new Lancashire Police operation which has been launched to clamp down on organised crime across the county. The day of action was the first to be held as part of Operation Guardian with more planned across the county over the coming months, aimed at disrupting organised criminal activity and stopping those who use Lancashire’s road network to commit offences.

Warning to owners of missing dogs about text message blackmail scam

Warning to owners of missing dogs about text message blackmail scam

May 06, 2021

Dog owners who have posted their contact details online when their pet has gone missing have been contacted by scammers on an unknown number. They have said that the victim has a limited amount of time - usually a day - to transfer bitcoin or the scammers will kill their pet.

Man jailed for 10 years for rape

Man jailed for 10 years for rape

May 06, 2021

Connor Fearon lured the vulnerable woman to a deserted bridleway in the early hours of the morning of December 19th

Appeal after man suffers injury in Blackpool

Appeal after man suffers injury in Blackpool

May 10, 2021

An investigation into the circumstances around the injury is ongoing

Family pay tribute to James Dean after body found

Family pay tribute to James Dean after body found

May 10, 2021

The body has now been formally identified. Our thoughts are with James’ family and friends at this time.

Two charged after fight

Two charged after fight

May 11, 2021

Both will be appearing at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.

300 knives taken off Lancashire’s streets during police anti-knife crime week

300 knives taken off Lancashire’s streets during police anti-knife crime week

May 12, 2021

Lancashire Constabulary joined other police forces on the Operation Sceptre national week against knife crime running from April 26th to May 2nd.

Pensioner found guilty of murdering his neighbour

Pensioner found guilty of murdering his neighbour

May 13, 2021

Pensioner Alan Fare, 73, of Victory Close, Nelson has been found guilty of the murder of his neighbour Mandy Houghton, 58, also from Nelson.

Two jailed after investigation into exploitation of young women

Two jailed after investigation into exploitation of young women

May 14, 2021

Operation Command was launched in 2019 following reports of sexual assaults on a number of girls.

Five charged with drug offences

Five charged with drug offences

May 14, 2021

All appeared before Blackpool Magistrates’ Court today (May 14th) and were remanded

Tribute to boy who died in suspected gas explosion

Tribute to boy who died in suspected gas explosion

May 16, 2021

Very sadly George Arthur Hinds, aged two years and 10 months, died as a result of the incident. Our thoughts are with his loved ones at this distressing time.

Enquiries underway into cause of Heysham explosion

Enquiries underway into cause of Heysham explosion

May 17, 2021

Enquiries into the cause of the explosion are now underway and are likely to take some time.

Witness appeal after two pedestrians hit by car in Leyland

Witness appeal after two pedestrians hit by car in Leyland

May 20, 2021

We are appealing for witnesses following a collision between a car and two pedestrians at around 3pm on Tuesday, May 18th at the junction of King Street and Towngate, when a BMW 2 Series collided with a man and woman, both aged in their 50s.

UPDATE: Wanted man Steven Pinington arrested

UPDATE: Wanted man Steven Pinington arrested

May 21, 2021

Further to our earlier appeals, wanted man Steven Pinnington, who has links to Blackpool, has been arrested in Scotland.

Man jailed for life for murder

Man jailed for life for murder

May 21, 2021

Andrew Claydon, 45, was found guilty of the murder of Matthew Pearson following a trial earlier this month.

Man charged after Burnley stabbings

Man charged after Burnley stabbings

May 28, 2021

Munawar Hussain, 57, of Lancashire, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder

Man jailed for trafficking

Man jailed for trafficking

June 08, 2021

Florica Calin arranged and paid for the woman to come to the country on a promise of work in a factory

Witness and dashcam appeal after serious road traffic collision in Blackpool

Witness and dashcam appeal after serious road traffic collision in Blackpool

June 10, 2021

We were called to Whitegate Drive at 10.10am on June 10 following reports of a collision between a Renault Captur and a Honda CBF 125CC motorcycle, close to the health centre.

 Euro 2020: Let’s summer safely

Euro 2020: Let’s summer safely

June 11, 2021

As the UEFA European Football Championships start today Friday (11th June) Lancashire Constabulary are reminding supporters to celebrate safely and responsibly.

Appeal after man injured in fight

Appeal after man injured in fight

June 17, 2021

Detectives are appealing for anyone with information or footage of the incident to come forward.

Appeal after schoolgirl grabbed

Appeal after schoolgirl grabbed

June 25, 2021

The 14-year-old was on her way to school at about 8.30am today

Witness appeal after fatal collision

Witness appeal after fatal collision

June 26, 2021

We are appealing for information after a man sadly died following a collision close to Warton today (Saturday, June 26).

Police were called around 1.05am by the Ambulance Service to a report of an collision on Lodge Lane between the junctions of Carr Lane and Huck Lane.

UPDATE: Arrest after boy, 8, seriously injured in fail-to-stop collision in Bacup

UPDATE: Arrest after boy, 8, seriously injured in fail-to-stop collision in Bacup

June 27, 2021

The boy, who is from Bacup, was taken to Manchester Children’s Hospital with serious head injuries. His condition is described as serious but stable.

UPDATE: Tribute to Sion after Darwen collision

UPDATE: Tribute to Sion after Darwen collision

June 28, 2021

The family of a man who sadly died following a collision in Darwen have paid tribute to him.

Sion Chaisty, 44, died after a collision in Pole Lane on Saturday.

Man charged after collision

Man charged after collision

June 28, 2021

He is due to appear before Blackburn Magistrates’ Court this morning (Monday, June 28th)

Man handed life sentence for Blackpool murder

Man handed life sentence for Blackpool murder

June 28, 2021

A man has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a man he attacked more than 10 years ago.

Mark Cranfield, 38, was jailed at Preston Crown Court on Friday (June 25) following the death of Alec Driver, 41 (pictured).

Knife Angel coming to Lancashire

Knife Angel coming to Lancashire

June 29, 2021

The Knife Angel, a huge statue made from 100,000 seized knives, will be on display in Lancashire throughout November 2021.

Detectives investigating £3.5million cannabis find in Oswaldtwistle make four arrests

Detectives investigating £3.5million cannabis find in Oswaldtwistle make four arrests

June 29, 2021

The four arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply cannabis are: a 35-year-old man from Nelson, a 36-year-old man from Burnley, a 33-year-old man from Blackburn, and a 59-year-old man from Burnley. They are all currently in custody.

Man charged after Skelmersdale stabbing

Man charged after Skelmersdale stabbing

June 30, 2021

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

Police were called around 8.40pm on Thursday (June 24) to a report a man had been stabbed outside a property in Lancaster Crescent. He was taken to hospital for treatment.

Man jailed for historical sex offences

Man jailed for historical sex offences

June 30, 2021

A Blackpool man has been jailed for committing historical sex offences.

Clayton Sandlin, also known as Clayton Mark, 62, of Norkeed Court, Queens Promenade, was sentenced to eight years in prison at Preston Crown Court on Monday (June 28).

Appeal after man stabbed

Appeal after man stabbed

June 30, 2021

The victim, a man in his 40s. was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital

Man guilty of murdering mother and daughter in Reedley

Man guilty of murdering mother and daughter in Reedley

July 02, 2021

Shahbaz Khan (pictured), 61, of Ribble Avenue, Burnley, appeared at Preston Crown Court charged with murdering Dr Saman Mir Sacharvi, 49, and her 14-year-old daughter, Vian Mangrio, at their home on Colne Road on September 30th.

Witness appeal after fatal motorway collision

Witness appeal after fatal motorway collision

July 02, 2021

We are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage after a man sadly died in a road traffic collision on the M6.

Officers were called at 1.02am yesterday (July 1) to reports of a collision involving a Seat Ibiza and a Mercedes Actros HGV on the southbound side of the carriageway between junctions 28 and 27.

Witness and footage appeal after aggravated burglary in Preston

Witness and footage appeal after aggravated burglary in Preston

July 02, 2021

We were called just after 11am yesterday (July 1) to reports two men had broken into a property in Watling Street Road, Fulwood, and threatened an occupant with a knife.

Serious collision in Burnley

Serious collision in Burnley

July 04, 2021

The road was closed for four hours

Appeal after man and woman seriously injured

Appeal after man and woman seriously injured

July 05, 2021

A man in his 50s was arrested at an address on Heights Road in Nelson a short time later. He remains in custody

Woman dies after Nelson disturbance

Woman dies after Nelson disturbance

July 05, 2021

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after the death of a woman attacked in Nelson.

Man interviewed as part of hospital investigation

Man interviewed as part of hospital investigation

July 06, 2021

A man arrested by police as part of ongoing investigations related to Blackpool Victoria Hospital has been voluntarily interviewed in connection with further alleged offences.

Witness appeal after Penwortham collision

Witness appeal after Penwortham collision

July 06, 2021

We are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Penwortham.

Police were called around 4pm yesterday (Monday, July 5) to a report of an accident involving two vehicles in Penwortham Way.

Operation Hunter: Targeting Lancashire’s most wanted offenders

Operation Hunter: Targeting Lancashire’s most wanted offenders

July 06, 2021

Lancashire Police are targeting some of the county’s most wanted offenders as part of an operation dedicated to finding those trying to evade capture.

Blackburn man jailed for child sex offences

Blackburn man jailed for child sex offences

July 06, 2021

Suhail Mogra, 25, of Whitewell Place, has been jailed after engaging in sexualised online conversations with someone he believed was a 13-year-old child.

He was sentenced at Preston Crown Court on July 1st to 34 months in prison, after being caught by police who were posing as the girl online.

Family pay tribute to woman who died after attack in Nelson

Family pay tribute to woman who died after attack in Nelson

July 06, 2021

A 58 year old man remains in custody

CCTV APPEAL: Officers want to speak to man in connection with affray in Accrington

CCTV APPEAL: Officers want to speak to man in connection with affray in Accrington

July 07, 2021

A 35-year-old from Blackburn and a 41-year-old man from Accrington were arrested on suspicion of Section 18 assault. They have since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Man sentenced for sexually assaulting woman in her sixties

Man sentenced for sexually assaulting woman in her sixties

July 07, 2021

A man who sneaked into a woman’s house and attempted to rape her a number of times has been given a sentence by a Judge totalling 16 years.

Man charged with murder

Man charged with murder

July 07, 2021

He is due to appear before magistrates in Blackburn tomorrow (Thursday, July 8th)

Appeal after man dies following collision

Appeal after man dies following collision

July 09, 2021

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 0803 of July 8th.

Appeal after 14-year-old boy left seriously injured following Aughton collision

Appeal after 14-year-old boy left seriously injured following Aughton collision

July 09, 2021

Officers were called at 5pm yesterday (July 8) to reports of a collision between a cyclist and a Honda Jazz on Formby Lane at the junction with Greens Lane.

Tribute paid to motorcyclist killed in collision in Ormskirk

Tribute paid to motorcyclist killed in collision in Ormskirk

July 10, 2021

We were called at around 3.50pm on Friday (July 9th) to Holmeswood Road, close to the junction with Rufford Park Lane, to reports a motorcyclist had collided with a wall.

The man – who has since been named as Martin Green (pictured), 59, from Banks - was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Rapist given sentence totalling 23 years

Rapist given sentence totalling 23 years

July 12, 2021

Colin Evans’s offending came to light in December 2017 after he had been arrested for sexually assaulting a different woman.

Appeal after man shot in Preston

Appeal after man shot in Preston

July 12, 2021

Thankfully his injuries aren't life threatening. A man has been arrested

Appeal following serious collision in Scarisbrick

Appeal following serious collision in Scarisbrick

July 12, 2021

The incident occurred at around 3.35pm on Saturday (July 10th) on Southport Road, when a Vauxhall Corsa and a Range Rover Evoque collided.

APPEAL: Assault in St Annes left woman in hospital

APPEAL: Assault in St Annes left woman in hospital

July 13, 2021

The incident occurred on June 27th at around 11.30pm outside Café Nero on St Annes Road West.

Dawn arrests following shooting and murder

Dawn arrests following shooting and murder

July 13, 2021

Officers swooped on the addresses in a series of co-ordinated and simultaneous strikes earlier today.

Appeal after Blackpool stabbing

Appeal after Blackpool stabbing

July 13, 2021

The victim’s injuries are thankfully not life threatening

Man who sexually abused two children jailed for 11 years

Man who sexually abused two children jailed for 11 years

July 13, 2021

David Gardner, 65, was also put on the Sex Offender’s Register for life, after being convicted of sexually abusing a boy and a girl between 2000 and 2010.

Ban on knives, firearms and offensive weapons comes into force today

Ban on knives, firearms and offensive weapons comes into force today

July 14, 2021

Changes to legislation mean that from 14th July all weapons banned in public by the Criminal Justice Act 1988, including zombie knives, shuriken or death stars and knuckledusters, will now also be banned in private.

JAILED: 'Fake it 'til you Make it' fraudster stole thousands from his own parents

JAILED: 'Fake it 'til you Make it' fraudster stole thousands from his own parents

July 14, 2021

Wayne Skinner, who stole £35,000 from his own parents to fund luxury holidays and trips to exclusive nightclubs, has been jailed for five years and seven months.

Seven charged after Burnley shooting

Seven charged after Burnley shooting

July 15, 2021

All those charged were due to appear before Blackburn Magistrates’ Court today

Witness and footage appeal after man stabbed in Preston

Witness and footage appeal after man stabbed in Preston

July 15, 2021

We were called by North West Ambulance Service at 12.40am today (July 15) who informed us that a man in his 30s had been found with stab wounds to his head and stomach in Blackpool Road. He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where his condition is described as serious but stable.

Appeal after Blackburn collision

Appeal after Blackburn collision

July 15, 2021

No other vehicles are thought to have been involved.

UPDATE: Wanted Blackpool man arrested after he failed to appear at court

UPDATE: Wanted Blackpool man arrested after he failed to appear at court

July 16, 2021

Jordan McManus, 23, of Caunce Street has been arrested as part of Operation Hunter which targets some of the county’s most wanted offenders.

Detectives release image of man they want to speak to after Blackpool stabbing

Detectives release image of man they want to speak to after Blackpool stabbing

July 16, 2021

At around 3.10am the victim was outside Shoezone, Bank Hey Street, when he was approached by a man on a bike. He made threats towards the victim, before stabbing him and stealing his mobile phone.

Five charged as part of Lancashire Police’s ongoing efforts to disrupt organised crime

Five charged as part of Lancashire Police’s ongoing efforts to disrupt organised crime

July 17, 2021

At 4pm on July 14 officers stopped a vehicle in the Queens Road area of Cheetham Hill, Manchester, and three people were arrested on suspicion of firearm offences. Further enquiries led to four people being arrested in the Fishwick and Deepdale areas of Preston later the same day, also on suspicion of firearm offences.

Detectives issue appeal after teen left seriously injured following serious assault in Burnley

Detectives issue appeal after teen left seriously injured following serious assault in Burnley

July 18, 2021

Just after 4.20am we were called to reports a different 17-year-old boy had been assaulted in Hammerton Street a short time earlier. Emergency services have attended and found the first victim unresponsive on the pavement close to Panamas nightclub. He was taken to hospital for treatment on a fractured skull and bleed on the brain. He remains in hospital at this time.

Lifting of restrictions Q&A

Lifting of restrictions Q&A

July 19, 2021

We have answered some questions you may have with the lifting of lockdown restrictions today.

Appeal after arson attack at house in Skelmersdale

Appeal after arson attack at house in Skelmersdale

July 19, 2021

At around 1am on July 10, we were called following reports a petrol bomb had been thrown through the window of an address in Crossfield Road. Thankfully none of the occupants were injured, although there was some smoke damage caused to the property.

Motorcyclist injured in Lathom collision

Motorcyclist injured in Lathom collision

July 19, 2021

We are appealing for witnesses after a collision in Lathom left a motorcyclist seriously injured.

Police were called around 2.40pm on Saturday (July 17) to a report of an accident at the junction of Hall Lane and Spa Lane.

Appeal following attempted robbery in Carnforth

Appeal following attempted robbery in Carnforth

July 19, 2021

The incident occurred at around 7.50pm on Thursday (July 15th), when the victim was walking her dog along the canal towpath, close to Oxford Street.

As she stood up after putting her dog’s lead on, an unknown man approached her and punched her to the side of her head, before attempting to grab the lead out of her hand. Luckily the woman held on tightly to it and the man made off.

Four jailed for Aughton robbery

Four jailed for Aughton robbery

July 20, 2021

Four men have been jailed following a robbery in Aughton which left a man with serious gunshot wounds to his knee and ankle.

Appeal after woman found unconscious on the pavement in Upholland

Appeal after woman found unconscious on the pavement in Upholland

July 20, 2021

Officers were called to Pimbo Lane shortly before 6.30am yesterday (July 19) where they found an 18-year-old woman with serious head injuries. A 19-year-old man from Bickerstaffe and a 22-year-old man from Skelmersdale were arrested on suspicion of Section 18 Assault.

Operation Hunter result: Second East Lancashire's most wanted arrested

Operation Hunter result: Second East Lancashire's most wanted arrested

July 21, 2021

Wanted man Kyle Granite has been located following our appeal. The 29-year-old from Rishton was arrested as a result of Operation Hunter, launched on July 5th, which targets some of the county’s most wanted offenders. We are still appealing for help in locating the remaining most wanted people issued yesterday - have you seen them?

UPDATE: Man arrested after schoolgirls asked to get into stranger's van in Burnley

UPDATE: Man arrested after schoolgirls asked to get into stranger's van in Burnley

July 21, 2021

The incident occurred at around 3.10pm yesterday (Tuesday, July 20th) as the two girls – aged 15 and 16 – were standing at the junction of Church Street, St James Street and Hall Street in the town centre. Enquiries have been ongoing since then and this afternoon a 36-year-old man from Burnley was arrested on suspicion of kidnap. He remains in police custody.

Officers armed with new roadside check technology

Officers armed with new roadside check technology

July 21, 2021

The technology can be used by officers when stopping drivers who are suspected of committing offences under the Road Traffic Act and will remove any doubt that a driver is who they say they are. Photographs at the Roadside ([email protected]) has been developed by the DVLA and the Home Office and piloted including Lancashire, ahead of its country-wide roll out over the summer.

Operation Hunter: Do you know the faces of our most wanted offenders in South Lancashire?

Operation Hunter: Do you know the faces of our most wanted offenders in South Lancashire?

July 21, 2021

Earlier this month we launched Operation Hunter which targets some of the county’s most wanted offenders. We have made 53 arrests in South division since the campaign started and we now need your help to find others trying to evade capture. These are this week’s top five wanted faces in South Lancashire – do you know where they are?

Dashcam footage appeal after woman robbed of her BMW after stopping in layby on the A6

Dashcam footage appeal after woman robbed of her BMW after stopping in layby on the A6

July 21, 2021

The victim, a woman in her 30s, was driving towards Chorley from the direction of Middlebrook in her white BMW M235i when she received a text message. She pulled into a layby at the Blackrod Bypass somewhere between the junction with Bolton Road at Westhoughton, near to The Royal Oak and Grimeford Lane, at around 635pm.

Man jailed after home intrusion and exposure

Man jailed after home intrusion and exposure

July 22, 2021

He was arrested following a police appeal

‘Divisional Commanders’ to be appointed in each of Lancashire Constabulary’s three main policing areas

‘Divisional Commanders’ to be appointed in each of Lancashire Constabulary’s three main policing areas

July 22, 2021

The Chief Superintendents will be based in local policing areas in the East, South and West of the county. Their role will be to focus specifically on the delivery of place-based policing and to forge stronger partnerships with their local communities and other local partner agencies.

Man dies after drowning in the sea at St Anne's

Man dies after drowning in the sea at St Anne's

July 23, 2021

Emergency services were called at around 7.20pm today after reports that a person had got into difficulty in the sea close to the pier at St Anne's.

UPDATE: Man arrested after altercation in Blackpool

UPDATE: Man arrested after altercation in Blackpool

July 24, 2021

Following our appeal yesterday a 30-year-old man came forward and was arrested on suspicion of wounding following an altercation outside Walkabout.

UPDATE: Murder investigation launched after stabbing in Blackpool

UPDATE: Murder investigation launched after stabbing in Blackpool

July 24, 2021

Detectives investigating the death of a man in Blackpool have today (Monday, July 26) charged a man with murder.

Man charged after pedestrians hit by car on Blackpool promenade

Man charged after pedestrians hit by car on Blackpool promenade

July 25, 2021

Adam Clarke, 30 of Arnfield Road, Stockport has been charged with attempted murder, common assault, and dangerous driving. He is due to appear at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court in the morning.

UPDATE: Officers release image of potential witness of incident where man asked two schoolgirls to get into a vehicle with him

UPDATE: Officers release image of potential witness of incident where man asked two schoolgirls to get into a vehicle with him

July 26, 2021

We recently appealed for information to identify a man who we believe may have witnessed an incident where a man asked two schoolgirls to get into a vehicle with him in Burnley on July 20.

He has since been identified and is helping with our enquiries.

CCTV appeal after woman attacked

CCTV appeal after woman attacked

July 26, 2021

Detectives are appealing for information to identify this man and woman in connection with an assault investigation in Preston.


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