News - May

UPDATE: a body found in the Forest of Bowland is that of Katie Kenyon

UPDATE: a body found in the Forest of Bowland is that of Katie Kenyon

May 01, 2022

The body found on Friday has now been formally identified as the missing Padiham mum.

Man jailed for killing Stuart Newton in Oswaldtwistle

Man jailed for killing Stuart Newton in Oswaldtwistle

May 03, 2022

Nathan Scott Williams was arrested the day after Mr Newton had been found and later charged with his murder.

Williams stood trial last year accused of Mr Newton’s murder. However, the jury were discharged after being unable to reach a verdict.

Earlier this year, Williams, of Worsley Court, Oswaldtwistle, pleaded guilty to Mr Newton’s manslaughter when he appeared before a judge at Preston Crown Court.

Man pleads guilty to attempted rape and ABH

Man pleads guilty to attempted rape and ABH

May 04, 2022

Today (May 4), Ernesto Ceraldi, who is a serving police officer with Greater Manchester Police, appeared before a judge at Preston Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to attempted rape and ABH.

Man given sentence totalling 18 years and seven months after raping young woman in Preston

Man given sentence totalling 18 years and seven months after raping young woman in Preston

May 04, 2022

Amanuel Tsegay was given a custodial sentence of 12 years and seven months. He was given a six-year extended licence period after a judge deemed him to be a dangerous offender. That will mean he will continue to be monitored by the appropriate authorities even after he is released from prison.

Five charged in hospital investigation

Five charged in hospital investigation

May 06, 2022

Five healthcare professionals will appear at court charged with criminal offences as part of a major investigation into the ill treatment of patients at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Family pay tribute to HGV driver killed in collision in Burnley

Family pay tribute to HGV driver killed in collision in Burnley

May 09, 2022

We were called at around 12.40pm on Friday (May 6) to a report that a HGV, travelling towards Blackburn Road on Higher Shuttleworth in Burnley, had left the carriageway and partially overturned.

Sadly the driver, who has since been named as Robbie Ackers, 54, from Middleton, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Appeal to find missing boy

Appeal to find missing boy

May 10, 2022

He was last seen at around 2.40pm on May 3rd in Ashton-on-Ribble

Lancashire Police supporting national Firearms Surrender

Lancashire Police supporting national Firearms Surrender

May 11, 2022

The firearms surrender will take place between 12-29 May 2022.

The surrender gives holders the chance to dispose of the firearm or ammunition safely by taking it to a local police station and handing it in.

Eight arrested as part of drugs investigation

Eight arrested as part of drugs investigation

May 11, 2022

This morning’s activity follows a lengthy proactive investigation

Appeal following exposure incidents in Burnley, Padiham and Pendle

Appeal following exposure incidents in Burnley, Padiham and Pendle

May 11, 2022

The first incident happened outside a property in Rosehill Road at around 2.50am yesterday (May 10). The incident is being linked to several others which have happened in the Burnley, Padiham and Pendle.

Man jailed for five years following serious assault and affray in Blackburn

Man jailed for five years following serious assault and affray in Blackburn

May 12, 2022

Paul Donlin pleaded guilty to Section 20 Assault, two affrays and making off without payment. He was sentenced to five years custody at Preston Crown Court on Tuesday (May 10).

Seven charged with drug offences

Seven charged with drug offences

May 12, 2022

Anyone with concerns about drug-dealing or any other criminal activity in their area can call police on 101 or 999 in an emergency. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted, in confidence, on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers.org

Teenager dies after collision

Teenager dies after collision

May 13, 2022

Owen Jones, from Crawshawbooth, was taken to hospital but sadly died yesterday afternoon

CCTV appeal following assault in Accrington

CCTV appeal following assault in Accrington

May 13, 2022

We want to speak to them after a man was assaulted on Blackburn Road, Accrington, between 8.45pm and 8.55pm on Wednesday (May 11).

The victim was walking close to the Bees Knees pub when he was attacked by a man who had been riding a bike.

Two jailed after pet dog killed

Two jailed after pet dog killed

May 13, 2022

Ashley Grundy and Steven Robinson carried out the depraved act as revenge after a fall-out in a pub.

Man sentenced for manslaughter of partner

Man sentenced for manslaughter of partner

May 13, 2022

Donald Payne, 62, of Dinmore Avenue, Blackpool, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court to life and must serve at least 12 years before he is able to apply for parole after admitting to the manslaughter of Simone Ambler in March 2021.

Appeal following attempted armed robbery in Oswaldtwistle

Appeal following attempted armed robbery in Oswaldtwistle

May 15, 2022

Officers were called to the post office at the One Stop store, Union Road, at 9.28am yesterday (May 14).

Lancashire Police support Op Sceptre, national week of action against knife crime

Lancashire Police support Op Sceptre, national week of action against knife crime

May 16, 2022

From today (Monday 16th May), officers from Lancashire Police will be joining other police forces in the national Operation Sceptre week of intensive action to tackle knife crime.

UPDATE: Missing Adam from Barnoldswick found safe and well

UPDATE: Missing Adam from Barnoldswick found safe and well

May 16, 2022

Thank you, as ever, to everybody who shared and supported our appeal.

Cyclist seriously injured in Blackburn collision

Cyclist seriously injured in Blackburn collision

May 16, 2022

We are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was seriously injured following a collision in Blackburn.

Police were called around 4.15pm yesterday (Sunday, May 15) to a report of an accident on Manxman Road.

Man jailed after causing death of Accrington pensioner by dangerous driving

Man jailed after causing death of Accrington pensioner by dangerous driving

May 16, 2022

Thuron Miah was driving a white Vauxhall Golf at speed along Blackburn Road at 5.05pm on November 2, 2019, when he collided with 75-year-old Harry Davies as he crossed the carriageway. Mr Davies suffered serious injuries and was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital. He sadly died there a short time later.

Updated appeal: Family pay tribute to motorcyclist who died following collision in Aughton

Updated appeal: Family pay tribute to motorcyclist who died following collision in Aughton

May 17, 2022

The family of David Swords said in a statement: “David was a loving dad and role model to all who knew him. He will be sadly missed by everyone. It is really sad that he had a great career in the Royal Green Jackets and successfully completed operational tours but has been taken from us in this way.”

Men sentenced after attack on colleague

Men sentenced after attack on colleague

May 17, 2022

Four men have been jailed after setting a vulnerable colleague on fire at a Wesham garage.

Investigation underway after death of woman

Investigation underway after death of woman

May 17, 2022

We were called to Sharoe Green Lane, Fulwood, at shortly before 2pm on Sunday (May 15) to reports a woman had been found unresponsive inside an address.

Tribute paid as investigation continues into death of woman

Tribute paid as investigation continues into death of woman

May 18, 2022

A 44-year-old man from Preston who we arrested on suspicion of murder has been bailed while our enquiries continue.

Six arrested in drugs operation

Six arrested in drugs operation

May 19, 2022

Six people – five men and a woman – have been arrested by officers investigating the supply of drugs from Merseyside into Leyland.

Man charged following indecent exposure incidents in Burnley and Padiham

Man charged following indecent exposure incidents in Burnley and Padiham

May 20, 2022

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, Paul Whitaker, 58, of Berrington Way, Oakworth, Keighley, has been charged with six counts of exposure.

Investigation underway into Preston fire

Investigation underway into Preston fire

May 20, 2022

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 1347 of May 19th. Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Have you seen Robert Nolan, 40, from Skelmersdale?

Have you seen Robert Nolan, 40, from Skelmersdale?

May 21, 2022

We are appealing for witnesses and footage following an explosion at a property in Skelmersdale.

We also want to speak to 40-year-old Robert Nolan, from Skelmersdale, as part of our enquiries.

UPDATE: Three now arrested as investigation continues into Preston fire

UPDATE: Three now arrested as investigation continues into Preston fire

May 22, 2022

Two 14-year-old boys have been arrested and released on police bail, pending further enquiries.

And this morning (Sunday) a third person – a 16-year-old boy – was also arrested. He has also now been released on police bail, pending further enquiries.


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