News - June

Man charged after aggravated burglary

Man charged after aggravated burglary

June 06, 2022

We are continuing to appeal for witnesses and footage which could assist our investigation to come forward.

Do you know the males in these pictures?

Do you know the males in these pictures?

June 06, 2022

Do you know the males in these pictures?

We want to speak to them in connection with a robbery in Preston in which a man was threatened with a knife.

Woman jailed for robbery of pensioner

Woman jailed for robbery of pensioner

June 06, 2022

She pleaded guilty to robbery when she appeared at Preston Crown Court last month (May).

Updated: CCTV appeal after man stabbed in Blackpool

Updated: CCTV appeal after man stabbed in Blackpool

June 10, 2022

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 0162 of June 10. Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Witness appeal for fatal collision

Witness appeal for fatal collision

June 11, 2022

We are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage following a fatal collision on Garstang Road, Larbreck.

Detectives release image of men they want to speak to after vulnerable people targeted

Detectives release image of men they want to speak to after vulnerable people targeted

June 13, 2022

We want to speak to them after three vulnerable people were followed and then had items stolen from them in what we believed are targeted offences.

UPDATE: Two arrested after stabbing in Blackpool

UPDATE: Two arrested after stabbing in Blackpool

June 15, 2022

A man and woman have been charged by police investigating a stabbing in Blackpool.

Police were called at around 4.25am on Friday (June 10) to a report of a man who had been found unconscious on Dickson Road in the resort.

Two arrests made in alleged attempted theft in Darwen

Two arrests made in alleged attempted theft in Darwen

June 15, 2022

A man and a teenager have been arrested following an alleged attempted theft from a construction site in Darwen.

UPDATE: Man dies following altercation outside Lancaster nightclub

UPDATE: Man dies following altercation outside Lancaster nightclub

June 16, 2022

A man seriously injured following an altercation outside a nightclub in Lancaster has now sadly died.

Josh Hughes, 22, sadly died earlier today (Thursday, June 16).

 Operation Propulsion launched to tackle motor-nuisance in Lancashire

Operation Propulsion launched to tackle motor-nuisance in Lancashire

June 16, 2022

Lancashire Constabulary are launching a new operation to deal with motor-nuisance related incidents in the county.

Driver jailed after fatal collision

Driver jailed after fatal collision

June 16, 2022

Andrew Smalley (pictured), 22, of Station Road, Warton, appeared before Preston Crown Court after Ashley Donald was killed in a road traffic collision.

Smalley was sentenced to six years and four months imprisonment after pleading guilty to causing death by dangerous driving.

UPDATE: Murder investigation underway in Preston

UPDATE: Murder investigation underway in Preston

June 17, 2022

A murder investigation is underway following the death of a man in Preston.

We were called around 3am today (Friday, June 17) by the Ambulance Service after a man was found with stab wounds in Jutland Street.

Eight members of OCG convicted following investigation into shooting in Burnley

Eight members of OCG convicted following investigation into shooting in Burnley

June 17, 2022

During the incident, which centred around the attempted taxing of a £220,000 cannabis farm in Salus Street on February 4, last year, two people suffered gun shot injuries, one man suffered a serious head wound and vehicles were rammed. A car was later set alight in an attempt to destroy evidence.

Fifteen charged after major drugs raids

Fifteen charged after major drugs raids

June 17, 2022

Fifteen people have been charged by police following a series of raids aimed at tackling the supply of Class A drugs across Preston and Chorley.

Image of man we want to speak to released after teenager sexually assaulted in Blackpool

Image of man we want to speak to released after teenager sexually assaulted in Blackpool

June 17, 2022

He is described as white, 5ft 7ins tall, and in his 40s. He was wearing a grey cotton jacket and black adidas tracksuit bottoms with white stripes down the side.

Six arrested as murder investigation continues

Six arrested as murder investigation continues

June 18, 2022

Enquiries into the death are ongoing.

Further arrest made in murder enquiry

Further arrest made in murder enquiry

June 19, 2022

It brings the number of people in custody in connection with the investigation to seven after six other men aged between 18 and 29 were arrested earlier this weekend.

Detectives continue to question two men in murder probe

Detectives continue to question two men in murder probe

June 20, 2022

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 0149 of June 17.

CCTV appeal after racially aggravated assault in Padiham

CCTV appeal after racially aggravated assault in Padiham

June 20, 2022

We are appealing for information to find these three men in connection with a racially aggravated assault in Padiham.

Police supporting new sign language service

Police supporting new sign language service

June 20, 2022

We are joining forces with a revolutionary new service which will allow deaf British Sign Language users across Lancashire to independently place a video call to police, and other emergency services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Two charged with murder of Lee Dawson

Two charged with murder of Lee Dawson

June 20, 2022

They are due to appear before Preston Magistrates’ Court tomorrow morning (Tues, June 21st)

Man who thought he was sending sexually explicit messages to teenage girls is jailed

Man who thought he was sending sexually explicit messages to teenage girls is jailed

June 21, 2022

Despite being told of the girls ages, 28-year-old Suleman Mahmood continued to send them sexually explicit messages.

Attacker jailed after assaulting disabled man

Attacker jailed after assaulting disabled man

June 21, 2022

Shaun Wrigley, 37, was jailed for 11 years following the incident in March this year.

More arrests as murder squad detectives continue to probe death of Lee Dawson

More arrests as murder squad detectives continue to probe death of Lee Dawson

June 21, 2022

Two men have already been charged with Mr Dawson’s murder

Man jailed after attempting to rape and assaulting woman at her Edenfield home

Man jailed after attempting to rape and assaulting woman at her Edenfield home

June 22, 2022

Lancashire Constabulary’s East Rape and Serious Sexual Offences (RASSO) Team launched an investigation into the activities of Ernesto Ceraldi after we were called to the village at 1.23am on April 2 following reports a woman had been attacked and subjected to a serious sexual assault.

Two more charged in connection with Lee Dawson murder

Two more charged in connection with Lee Dawson murder

June 22, 2022

Detectives have this evening (Wednesday) also arrested a further person on suspicion of murder.

Fourth man charged with murder of Lee Dawson

Fourth man charged with murder of Lee Dawson

June 23, 2022

This brings to a total four people who have been charged with the murder of the 42-year-old and one person who has been charged with assisting an offender.

UPDATE: Detectives investigating serious assault in Euxton make arrest

UPDATE: Detectives investigating serious assault in Euxton make arrest

June 26, 2022

Officers were called by the North West Ambulance Service at 7.08pm yesterday (June 24) to reports a 15-year-old boy had been found unconscious in the street in Waterside.

APPEAL: Motorcyclist seriously injured in Hambleton collision

APPEAL: Motorcyclist seriously injured in Hambleton collision

June 26, 2022

Officers were called to Shard Road, close to Hambleton Garden Centre, at 3.59pm yesterday (June 25) following reports of a collision between a Volkswagen Touran and a Kawasaki motorcycle.

Detectives releases CCTV images following serious assault outside Blackburn pub

Detectives releases CCTV images following serious assault outside Blackburn pub

June 27, 2022

We were called to Market Street Lane at 4.19pm on April 24 to reports of a fight outside the Dunn Horse pub and that a man had been knocked unconscious. The victim – a man in his 30s - was taken to hospital with serious facial injuries.

UPDATE: Man charged following robbery in Darwen

UPDATE: Man charged following robbery in Darwen

June 28, 2022

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, Alec Harris, 27, of Astbury Chase, Darwen, was charged with robbery and two further attempted robberies.

Op Vanquish: over 1,000 offences detected in fortnight of action

Op Vanquish: over 1,000 offences detected in fortnight of action

June 28, 2022

You may have seen we’ve been out and about across the county since June 13th as part of a fortnight of #OpVanquish action, to tackle dangerous and criminal activity on Lancashire’s roads.

During the course of the operation officers stopped hundreds of vehicles and from those vehicles a total of 1,232 offences were found.

Update: Body found in search for missing man

Update: Body found in search for missing man

June 29, 2022

Yesterday (June 28), a body has sadly been found on the Leeds and Liverpool canal in Burnley. Although formal identification has not yet taken place, we believe that this is Justin.

Man charged with murder following death of Ryan Harvey in Blackpool

Man charged with murder following death of Ryan Harvey in Blackpool

June 30, 2022

Thomas Heaney, 32, from Fleetwood, will appear before Blackpool Magistrates tomorrow.

Four charged after cannabis factory uncovered

Four charged after cannabis factory uncovered

June 30, 2022

The recovered drugs were valued at more than £100k.

Son found guilty of murdering parents

Son found guilty of murdering parents

June 30, 2022

A jury at Preston Crown Court today (Thursday, June 30) found Lee Tipping, 36, guilty of the murders of Tricia Livesey and Anthony Tipping, in their Higher Walton home in the early hours of November 20, last year.

Man jailed for rape and attempted rape

Man jailed for rape and attempted rape

June 30, 2022

A Blackburn man has been jailed after admitting the rape and attempted rape of a woman.

Christopher Hide, 31, of St Mary’s Wharf, was sentenced at the Sessions House in Preston yesterday (Wednesday, June 29).


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