News - February

Tributes paid to Colne cyclist

Tributes paid to Colne cyclist

February 02, 2021

David McQuillan, 70, from Colne, sadly died yesterday (Monday, February 1), after an incident in North Valley Road.

VIDEO: Over £17k of fines issued following Ormskirk party

VIDEO: Over £17k of fines issued following Ormskirk party

February 03, 2021

You may have seen we attended a house party in Ormskirk this weekend, where we found around 30 revellers in blatant breach of the Covid-19 regulations. We wanted to give you some further details and explain the new fines which have now come into force.

Blackpool woman admits manslaughter of baby

Blackpool woman admits manslaughter of baby

February 03, 2021

Caitlin Jones, 21, of Willowbank Avenue, pleaded guilty today (Wednesday, February 3) to the manslaughter of eight-month-old Francesca Haworth at Preston Crown Court.

UPDATE: Can you help us find a missing 14-year-old?

UPDATE: Can you help us find a missing 14-year-old?

February 03, 2021

She has now been found safe and well in London.

Appeal after Morecambe arson

Appeal after Morecambe arson

February 04, 2021

Police were called by Lancashire Fire and Rescue around 11.55pm yesterday (Wednesday, February 3) to a report of an incident in Beecham Street.

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.

Witness appeal after fatal collision in Preston

Witness appeal after fatal collision in Preston

February 05, 2021

A young man has died following a collision in Preston. It happened at around 10:50pm last night (Thursday, February 4th) when a grey BMW 1 Series was involved in a collision with a roundabout opposite the Hesketh Arms pub on New Hall Lane.

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.

Appeal to find missing Jach

Appeal to find missing Jach

February 05, 2021

Jach Fallows-Jackson, 14, from Carnforth, was reported missing around 11.45am on Thursday (February 4). He has links to Manchester, Merseyside and Preston but it is possible he could have travelled to the Yorkshire area.

UPDATE: Appeal for information after St Annes attack

UPDATE: Appeal for information after St Annes attack

February 08, 2021

Further to our appeal for help identifying a man we wanted to speak to in connection with a report of a serious sexual assault in St Annes, we can now confirm an 18-year-old man has been arrested as part of our investigation. Thankyou to everybody who shared and supported our appeal.

Appeal after woman in her 70s robbery by cyclist in Cleveleys

Appeal after woman in her 70s robbery by cyclist in Cleveleys

February 08, 2021

The cyclist is described as a tall man who was wearing dark clothing and a full black face mask, which was similar to a fencing mask. He had his hoodie pulled up and was riding a dark coloured push bike.

Dashcam appeal following burglary in Eccleston

Dashcam appeal following burglary in Eccleston

February 09, 2021

The incident occurred on Friday (February 5th) sometime before 4pm at an address on Lydiate Lane/the B5250.

Appeal to find missing girls

Appeal to find missing girls

February 09, 2021

Megan Beard, 16, (pictured, left) was reported as missing on Sunday (February 7) with Marissa Preston, 16, also known as ‘Missy’ (pictured, right), reported missing yesterday (Monday, February 8).

Both are believed to be in Blackpool.

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

Further dashcam appeal following aggravated burglaries in Leyland and Chorley

Further dashcam appeal following aggravated burglaries in Leyland and Chorley

February 09, 2021

We are asking anybody with dashcam taken on Balshaw Road, Leyland, or Eaves Lane, Chorley, between 7am and 10am on January 22nd, to get in touch with us as soon as possible. In particular we would like to see footage which captures an orange Honda Jazz in the area.

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.

Update: Pair charged after taxi driver left seriously injured in Colne assault

Update: Pair charged after taxi driver left seriously injured in Colne assault

February 12, 2021

Liam O’Callaghan, 23, of Ruskin Avenue and Jamie Birkett, 21, of Hope Street, Nelson have both been charged with grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent and will appear before Preston Magistrates’ Court this morning (Saturday, February 13th).

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

Man charged with murder following fatal collision in Bamber Bridge

Man charged with murder following fatal collision in Bamber Bridge

February 12, 2021

Samuel Bretherton, 25, of Mellor Road, Leyland has been charged with the murder of Ben Smith, 20 (pictured), from Walton-le-Dale, after a collision on Station Road yesterday (February 11th).

UPDATED: Fifth arrest following disorder in Burnley

UPDATED: Fifth arrest following disorder in Burnley

February 15, 2021

Following a number of enquiries, officers have arrested a fifth person as part of their investigation. The 26-year-old man from Burnley was arrested on suspicion of robbery. He has also been released on bail.

UPDATE: Elderly man dies after Accrington collision

UPDATE: Elderly man dies after Accrington collision

February 17, 2021

The family of a man who died following a collision in Accrington have today (Wednesday, February 17) paid tribute to him.

Dennis Guilfoyle, 85, from Great Harwood, sadly died on Sunday (February 14).

Man jailed following vodka bottle attack in Accrington

Man jailed following vodka bottle attack in Accrington

February 17, 2021

Glynn Threlfall was sentenced to 32 months imprisonment following the attack in August 2020.

Tribute after man dies following Bolton-le-Sands incident

Tribute after man dies following Bolton-le-Sands incident

February 18, 2021

Craig Peck, 43, suffered serious injuries while carrying out building work at an address on Church Brow on Monday, February 8th.

He was taken to hospital but sadly died of his injuries yesterday (Wednesday, February 17th).

Tragically his son Liam Peck, 23, was also killed. He suffered serious injuries and died at the scene.

CCTV: Man jailed after deliberately driving into people in Rawtenstall Christmas Eve attack

CCTV: Man jailed after deliberately driving into people in Rawtenstall Christmas Eve attack

February 19, 2021

The driver of that car, 23-year-old Lee Clarke, was jailed for six and a half years after pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He also pleaded guilty to unrelated dangerous driving and assault offences.

New images released in search for missing Katie

New images released in search for missing Katie

February 19, 2021

We have released new CCTV and images of missing Katie Foulds, 22, from Blackburn but last seen in St Annes in our on-going search to find her.

UPDATE: Have you seen missing Paolo, from Blackburn?

UPDATE: Have you seen missing Paolo, from Blackburn?

February 21, 2021

Missing man Paolo, from Blackburn, has been found safe and well today.

CCTV appeal after Fleetwood robbery

CCTV appeal after Fleetwood robbery

February 22, 2021

Do you recognise this man? He is wanted by police in connection with a robbery in Fleetwood.

Around 9.30pm on Friday (February 19) a man entered the One Stop shop in Lindel Road with a knife.

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

Appeal after Preston firearms discharge

Appeal after Preston firearms discharge

February 22, 2021

Detectives are appealing for information following a firearms discharge in Preston.

We were called around 6.50pm yesterday (Sunday, February 21) to a report a window had been damaged in Dallas Street.

Update on search for missing Katie Foulds as officers continue to appeal for witnesses

Update on search for missing Katie Foulds as officers continue to appeal for witnesses

February 23, 2021

Sadly, and though we can't be certain, we believe that a figure captured on drone footage walking down the beach towards the water, close to South Promenade, St Annes, at approximately 4.27pm on February 10, is missing Katie Foulds, 22. We continue to appeal for witnesses.

Five jailed over death of Blackburn mother Alison McBlain

Five jailed over death of Blackburn mother Alison McBlain

February 24, 2021

Kaylib Connolly, Dean Qayum, Joshua Titterington and John Chatwood - all from Blackburn - and Karis Poynton - from Clayton-le-Moors - were given sentences totalling a minimum of 78 and a half years.

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 who abused woman over period of 14 years given sentence totalling 22 years

Man who abused woman over period of 14 years given sentence totalling 22 years

February 26, 2021

Umar Hamid, who abused his victim over a period of 14 years, has been jailed for a total of 17 years, with a further five-year extended licence period after Judge David Potter deemed him to be dangerous.


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