News - July

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: Result for South Lancashire's most wanted

Operation Hunter: Result for South Lancashire's most wanted

July 21, 2021

Three of the most wanted individuals in South Lancashire have been arrested as part of Operation Hunter, including long term wanted man Adam Bhamji from Farrington Moss who has been returned to prison to serve the remainder of his sentence.

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.

Operation Hunter: Result for West Lancashire's most wanted

Operation Hunter: Result for West Lancashire's most wanted

July 30, 2021

Wanted man Scott Cardwell has been arrested following our appeal yesterday (July 29th). The 36-year-old was wanted on recall to prison after breaching the terms of his licence. That's one down, four to go of this week's most wanted offenders in West Lancashire.

Jordan Lee sentenced for murdering his baby daughter

Jordan Lee sentenced for murdering his baby daughter

July 30, 2021

A father has been sentenced after being convicted of killing his baby daughter after carrying out a horrific assault on her at their home in Blackpool.


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