News - July

Four men jailed after we found an £830,000 haul of Class A drugs and three firearms in Darwen

Four men jailed after we found an £830,000 haul of Class A drugs and three firearms in Darwen

June 14, 2022

In 2019, our officers searched a property in Kay Street where they found a locked safe box containing £480,000 of cocaine and a freezer containing £353,000 of amphetamine. They also found two handguns with rounds of ammunition and a silencer, and a pump action shotgun with shotgun shells.

Five people interviewed following suspected carbon monoxide leak at a Morecambe hotel

Five people interviewed following suspected carbon monoxide leak at a Morecambe hotel

June 17, 2022

An investigation was launched following an incident on Boxing Day last year where five people were taken to hospital following the suspected gas leak at the Royal Hotel, Marine Road Central, Morecambe. All those affected on that occasion were discharged but police enquiries established that in November last year a 66-year-old man had died at the hotel. Tests showed Graham Holden had a high level of carbon monoxide in his blood.

Op Vanquish continues with a week of activity to tackle criminality on the roads

Op Vanquish continues with a week of activity to tackle criminality on the roads

June 20, 2022

We are continuing to take the fight to criminals as part of our latest Op Vanquish to #makeourroadssafer

The operation will see a week of surge activity take place, aimed at tackling those who use the county’s roads for criminality – from using a mobile phone at the wheel to transporting stolen vehicles.

Appeal following collision in St Annes

Appeal following collision in St Annes

June 22, 2022

The incident occurred at around 9.10am today (Wednesday) on St Thomas’ Road, when a blue Mini Cooper collided with a lamppost.

Appeal after assault on Blackpool door staff

Appeal after assault on Blackpool door staff

July 01, 2022

We want to speak to him in connection with a number of assaults, including one on a female member of the door staff, at Sapphires, Talbot Road, Blackpool, which left her with serious facial injuries.

Appeal following serious collision between HGV and pedestrian on Bay Gateway

Appeal following serious collision between HGV and pedestrian on Bay Gateway

July 03, 2022

The incident occurred at around 2.20am today (Saturday, July 2nd) on the Bay Gateway, close to the junction with Morecambe Road, when a woman - aged in her 30s – was struck by an HGV tractor unit and trailer.

Have you seen missing Melanie Harvey, 19, from Preston?

Have you seen missing Melanie Harvey, 19, from Preston?

July 03, 2022

She was last seen at around 1pm on Thursday, June 30th, in the Spa Road area of Preston. However, she is believed to have travelled to Blackpool.

UPDATE: Missing teenager found

UPDATE: Missing teenager found

July 04, 2022

Good news - further to our earlier appeals, Shiro, 15, who had been missing from Blackpool, was found safe and well in the resort today (Monday, July 4).

Thanks to everyone who shared our appeals to find him.

Man given summons after Barrowford death

Man given summons after Barrowford death

July 04, 2022

A man has been given summons to appear at court following the death of a man in Barrowford.

Police were called around 5.20pm on October 29 last year after a report of a sudden death in River Way.

Man charged with murder of Stephen Macro in Padiham

Man charged with murder of Stephen Macro in Padiham

July 04, 2022

Following consultation from the Crown Prosecution Service, Wayne Dawson, of Burnley Road, Padiham was charged with murder. He was remanded into custody to appear before Lancashire magistrates over the weekend.

Warning and witness appeal after Blackburn pensioner conned out of £38,000 in Rolex scam

Warning and witness appeal after Blackburn pensioner conned out of £38,000 in Rolex scam

July 04, 2022

Anyone with information is asked to email 2881@lancashire.police.uk or call 101, quoting 0692 of July 2, 2022. For help and advice about how you can stay safe from scammers visit Action Fraud

Have you seen Stephen Ormerod?

Have you seen Stephen Ormerod?

July 05, 2022

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 1167 of July 4th. For immediate sightings please call 999.

UPDATE: Concern for missing boy

UPDATE: Concern for missing boy

July 06, 2022

Dean, aged 12, has now been found safe and well.

Woman dies after house fire

Woman dies after house fire

July 06, 2022

A woman has died following a house fire in Blackpool.

We were called to Hill Street in the resort at 12.49am today (July 6th) to reports of a fire in the top floor of a property.


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