News - August

Have you seen Simon Griffiths

Have you seen Simon Griffiths

June 08, 2022

Anyone who sees him or knows where he is should call police on 101 quoting log 1567 of June 7th

Appeal following firearm discharge in Heysham

Appeal following firearm discharge in Heysham

August 02, 2022

We were called at around 4pm to reports somebody had approached an address on Heysham Road, Morecambe, before shooting at the front door and then fleeing the scene.

Thankfully nobody was injured as a result of the incident.

£1.3m of counterfeit tobacco seized after van stopped in Blackburn

£1.3m of counterfeit tobacco seized after van stopped in Blackburn

August 03, 2022

A van stopped on the M65 was found to be carrying approximately 1.4 million counterfeit cigarettes and 75kg of hand-rolling tobacco.

UPDATE: Have you seen wanted Shaun Aver?

UPDATE: Have you seen wanted Shaun Aver?

August 06, 2022

Aver has now been located.

Elderly man in serious condition following Reedley collision

Elderly man in serious condition following Reedley collision

August 07, 2022

We were called to Greenhead Lane, Reedley, just before 2.45pm following reports of a crash between a grey Vauxhall Mokka, a white BMW 135i and a cyclist.

Two charged following burglaries and thefts in Preston

Two charged following burglaries and thefts in Preston

August 08, 2022

We have charged two people and both are due in court this morning (Monday, August 8th) following a number of burglaries and attempted burglaries in the Preston area.

Accrington rapist given sentence totalling 20 years

Accrington rapist given sentence totalling 20 years

August 08, 2022

The defendant – 51-year-old Mark Yeates – was quickly identified as the prime suspect and arrested later the same day.

Accrington man jailed for machete attack

Accrington man jailed for machete attack

August 09, 2022

Martin Gilheaney, 21, attacked a 34-year-old man on Manchester Road in Accrington, around 6.15am on December 4 last year.

Three arrested following thefts of £40,000 worth of plant machinery in Rossendale

Three arrested following thefts of £40,000 worth of plant machinery in Rossendale

August 09, 2022

Rural Task Force and neighbourhood officers have today, 9 August, executed three warrants and made three arrests on suspicion of Conspiracy to Commit Theft following £40,000 worth of plant machinery being stolen. Two are in custody.

‘We will find you and you will be punished’: the message to online predators from Lancashire Constabulary’s Online Child Abuse Investigation Team.

‘We will find you and you will be punished’: the message to online predators from Lancashire Constabulary’s Online Child Abuse Investigation Team.

August 11, 2022

Lancashire Constabulary’s Online Child Abuse Investigation Team (OCAIT) is a specialist team of detectives and staff who work around the clock to keep children safe. In the last twelve months, they have investigated 529 crimes and safeguarded 744 children and they vow to continue to help keep the online world a safer space.

Drugs seized in Thornton Cleveleys gym raid

Drugs seized in Thornton Cleveleys gym raid

August 11, 2022

We carried out a search warrant at the 100% Muscle Fitness gym in Thornton Cleveleys on Wednesday morning as part of an investigation into the supply of Class C drugs and money laundering.

Man jailed for six and a half years following convenience store robbery in Colne

Man jailed for six and a half years following convenience store robbery in Colne

August 12, 2022

At 4.23pm on April 21 Craig Mellor entered the Spar Shop in Leeds Roads, Nelson, wearing a balaclava and brandishing a large knife. We recovered CCTV footage which showed 42-year-old Mellor threaten a male member of staff with the knife to get a quantity of cash from the till.

Can you help us to identify this man?

Can you help us to identify this man?

August 16, 2022

Do you know the man in this image?

We want to speak to him in connection with the theft of £400 from an elderly man in Blackpool.

Witness and footage appeal following robbery in Accrington

Witness and footage appeal following robbery in Accrington

August 16, 2022

We were called to Birtwistle Street to reports of a robbery which happened around 11pm on Thursday, August 11.

Detectives investigating death of Jack Jermy-Doyle continue to appeal for information

Detectives investigating death of Jack Jermy-Doyle continue to appeal for information

August 17, 2022

Jack Jermy-Doyle, 25, was assaulted on the junction of Harris Street and Birley Street at approximately 2.40am last Friday (August 12th) following an altercation with two males.

Two teenagers charged after Longton burglary

Two teenagers charged after Longton burglary

August 17, 2022

We have charged two teenagers with theft and criminal damage after two bicycles were stolen from the garden of a house in South Ribble.

Serial rapist who attacked girl, 15, jailed for further 12 years

Serial rapist who attacked girl, 15, jailed for further 12 years

August 17, 2022

Shaun Collins, formerly Greenwood, is already serving a life sentence after being convicted of three separate rape offences against three different victims in 2006.

Appeal after serious assault on shop assistant in Fulwood

Appeal after serious assault on shop assistant in Fulwood

August 18, 2022

We need your help to identify a man we want to speak to in connection with a serious assault in Fulwood which left a shop assistant with a dislocated shoulder.

Man dies after collision in Reedley

Man dies after collision in Reedley

August 18, 2022

A man seriously injured in a collision earlier this month has died.

Appeal after exposure offence

Appeal after exposure offence

August 19, 2022

We are appealing for information and witnesses in connection with an indecent exposure offence in Blackpool.

Between 10.45am and 11.45am on Monday (August 15) it was reported a man had approached a nine-year-old girl in George Bancroft Park.


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