News - May

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.

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


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