News - November

Tribute paid to motorist

Tribute paid to motorist

November 02, 2022

Harry Boothby (pictured), 74, from Padiham, was driving a Volkswagen Passat when his car was involved in a collision with a Mercedes Vito van around 7.40pm on Saturday (October 29).

Boy seriously assaulted in park

Boy seriously assaulted in park

November 02, 2022

Anyone with information can also call 101 quoting log 1344 of November 1st.

Appeal: Five arrested as part of investigation into Clitheroe burglaries

Appeal: Five arrested as part of investigation into Clitheroe burglaries

November 03, 2022

The arrests took place in addresses across Hyndburn this morning (November 3) and relate to offences which took place in October. As part of our ongoing enquiries we want to hear from anybody who recognises the ring in the photographs.

Man found guilty of indecent exposure outside care homes

Man found guilty of indecent exposure outside care homes

November 03, 2022

Paul Whittaker was remanded into custody to be sentenced on December 21.

Appeal for witnesses following a report of a rape in Lancaster

Appeal for witnesses following a report of a rape in Lancaster

November 04, 2022

We are appealing for witnesses, CCTV and dashcam footage following a report of a rape in Lancaster.

Appeal after disturbance in Padiham

Appeal after disturbance in Padiham

November 04, 2022

We are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage following a disturbance in Padiham.

Four charged as part of burglary investigation

Four charged as part of burglary investigation

November 04, 2022

Those charged were due to appear before Blackburn Magistrates’ Court

Fans charged in connection with disorder

Fans charged in connection with disorder

November 04, 2022

A number of football fans have been arrested and charged in connection with disorder after the Blackpool FC vs Preston North End FC match.

Both clubs met at Bloomfield Road on October 22 in the EFL Championship.

Man charged following Ormskirk robbery

Man charged following Ormskirk robbery

November 07, 2022

Brian Lambert, 47, of Brandwood Road, Bacup, has been issued with a summons to appear at Preston Magistrates Court on December 1.

Man sentenced for rape

Man sentenced for rape

November 08, 2022

International efforts are underway to find Foster and to get him back to the UK.

Fans urged to enjoy East Lancashire Derby while remaining safe and respectful

Fans urged to enjoy East Lancashire Derby while remaining safe and respectful

November 08, 2022

The operation has been in the planning since the fixture date was first announced and we have been working with both football clubs, the North West Ambulance Service, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, The English Football League, local authorities and the Royal British Legion, as well as other partners including both supporter groups.

Appeal after sudden death in Whitworth

Appeal after sudden death in Whitworth

November 10, 2022

Our detectives are working to establish the full circumstances of what led to the man’s death and we have arrested two people on suspicion of murder as part of our ongoing enquiries.

Investigation launched after a man was shot in Skelmersdale

Investigation launched after a man was shot in Skelmersdale

November 10, 2022

An investigation has been launched after a man was shot in Skelmersdale.

Teenager pleads guilty to murder

Teenager pleads guilty to murder

November 11, 2022

A 17-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to murdering Hiwa Ali-Khani in Preston.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to Mr Ali-Khani’s murder at Preston Crown Court on Wednesday (November 9).

Drugs gang responsible for shooting two men in Burnley jailed for nearly 85 years

Drugs gang responsible for shooting two men in Burnley jailed for nearly 85 years

November 11, 2022

Eight members of a Manchester-based organised criminal gang (OCG) have been jailed for more than 80 years following our investigation into a shooting in Burnley.

Investigation underway after fatal collision in Blackpool

Investigation underway after fatal collision in Blackpool

November 12, 2022

Police were called around 5.55pm yesterday (Friday, November 11) to a report of a serious collision in St Walburgas Road involving a pedestrian and motorcyclist.

Witness appeal after man dies in collision

Witness appeal after man dies in collision

November 13, 2022

A man has sadly died following a collision in Blackpool.

Police were called around 12.20am today (Sunday, November 13) to a report of a serious collision on the Promenade, close to the Sea Life Centre.

Update on East Lancashire Derby policing operation

Update on East Lancashire Derby policing operation

November 13, 2022

The operation will continue into this evening but we just wanted to thank everybody who attended and supported their team while behaving appropriately.

Two men jailed for arson attack which killed a dog in Preston

Two men jailed for arson attack which killed a dog in Preston

November 14, 2022

Two men have been sentenced to a total of 19 years and 6 months for their part in an arson attack in a rural area of Preston which killed a family dog and caused damage to a house.

Woman dies after collision

Woman dies after collision

November 14, 2022

A woman has sadly died after a two vehicle collision close to Larbreck.

We were called around 8.25pm yesterday (Sunday, November 13) to a report of an accident on the A586 Garstang Road.

CCTV: we want to speak to these potential witnesses following Burnley robbery

CCTV: we want to speak to these potential witnesses following Burnley robbery

November 14, 2022

The incident occurred shortly before 11am on Saturday (November 12th) on the canal above Yorkshire Street, when two men approached a man aged in his 40s and assaulted him before making threats to harm him.

We would now like to speak to the men in the images as part of our enquiries as we believe they may have witnessed the incident. To be clear, they are not suspected of any crime, but are believed to have seen some of what happened.

Pedestrian dies after Morecambe collision

Pedestrian dies after Morecambe collision

November 15, 2022

We are appealing for information following a fatal collision in Morecambe.

Emergency services were called around 9.15pm yesterday (Monday, November 14) to a report of an accident at the junction of Morecambe Road and Longton Drive.

Appeal following fatal collision in Preston

Appeal following fatal collision in Preston

November 15, 2022

We are appealing for information following a fatal collision on Sherwood Way, Fulwood, Preston.

Man who set up fake account on Snapchat to groom and rape teenager is jailed

Man who set up fake account on Snapchat to groom and rape teenager is jailed

November 15, 2022

Earlier this year 36-year-old Shah Sikander began communicating with the 14-year-old victim on the social media platform.

Re-appeal after death of woman at hospital

Re-appeal after death of woman at hospital

November 16, 2022

Detectives are today (Wednesday, November 16) issuing a renewed appeal for information to help solve the murder of Valerie Kneale, four years on from her death.

Mrs Kneale (pictured), 75, died on the stroke unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital on November 16, 2018.

Man charged after Leyland investigation

Man charged after Leyland investigation

November 16, 2022

Detectives have charged a man in connection with a child abduction investigation in Leyland.

We were called around 11.40am on Saturday (November 12) to a report of an incident in Seven Stars Road.

Man admits murder of Katie Kenyon

Man admits murder of Katie Kenyon

November 16, 2022

Andrew Burfield, 51, admitted the charge part way through his trial. He will be sentenced tomorrow

Family pay tribute to Gill

Family pay tribute to Gill

November 17, 2022

The family of a woman who died in a fatal collision in Morecambe have paid tribute to her.

We were called around 9.15pm on Monday (November 14) to a report of a collision at the junction of Morecambe Road and Longton Drive.

Man jailed for life for murder of Katie Kenyon

Man jailed for life for murder of Katie Kenyon

November 17, 2022

Andrew John Burfield, 51, was told he will have to serve a minimum of 32 years in custody before he is eligible for parole.

Appeal following robbery in Preston

Appeal following robbery in Preston

November 17, 2022

We are appealing for witnesses after a robbery in Avenham Park, Preston.

Appeal following fatal collision on the M6

Appeal following fatal collision on the M6

November 20, 2022

We are appealing for witnesses and dashboard mounted camera footage after a fatal collision on the M6 in Lancashire.

We're launching our Christmas drink and drug-drive campaign - and our wish list for Santa!

We're launching our Christmas drink and drug-drive campaign - and our wish list for Santa!

November 21, 2022

And #AllWeWantForChristmas is for nobody to drink or drug-drive.

Appeal after Skelmersdale shooting - have you seen this man?

Appeal after Skelmersdale shooting - have you seen this man?

November 21, 2022

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting the log number 0274 of November 18th. For sightings call 999.

Appeal following assault in Blackburn

Appeal following assault in Blackburn

November 21, 2022

Can you help us to identify the people in these images?

We want to speak to them in connection with an assault in Blackburn which left a man with a broken nose and a broken ankle.

Drive without insurance? We're coming for you

Drive without insurance? We're coming for you

November 22, 2022

This week we will be taking part in a national week of action to clamp down on people who drive without insurance, costing law-abiding motorists more money and putting road users at risk.

Tribute to woman who died in collision

Tribute to woman who died in collision

November 23, 2022

The collision occurred at around 1.40pm on Monday, November 14th, on Sherwood Way, Fulwood.

Op Warrior organised crime crackdown

Op Warrior organised crime crackdown

November 24, 2022

Lancashire Police have this week executed 12 warrants and made 12 arrests during a series of raids in Blackpool, reaffirming their commitment to fighting serious and organised crime.

Family pay tribute to 'loving and caring' girl killed in M6 collision

Family pay tribute to 'loving and caring' girl killed in M6 collision

November 24, 2022

The family of a three-year-old girl killed in a collision on the M6 in Lancashire, have paid a loving and heartfelt tribute to her.

Over 1,300 knives recovered in Lancashire after knife crime operation

Over 1,300 knives recovered in Lancashire after knife crime operation

November 24, 2022

Op Sceptre works to target those who choose to carry dangerous weapons, raises awareness of the consequences, and engages with retailers who sell bladed articles.

Twenty four charged following drugs operation

Twenty four charged following drugs operation

November 25, 2022

Over the past year, Lancashire Police has made 855 arrests, seized over £4m of drugs, 43 vehicles and over £1/2m of cash from criminals. Around 200 vulnerable adults and children have also been safeguarded.

Update on fatal collision on the M6

Update on fatal collision on the M6

November 25, 2022

We are again appealing for witnesses and dashboard mounted camera footage after a fatal road traffic collision on the M6 at Leyland.

UPDATE: Teenager charged after men attacked and robbed in Blackpool

UPDATE: Teenager charged after men attacked and robbed in Blackpool

November 27, 2022

He appeared before magistrates yesterday (November 26) and was remanded back into custody to appear before a crown court judge at a later date.

The incident happened at the junction of Windsor Avenue and Osbourne Road at around 5.30pm.

Organised Criminal Group jailed for almost 50 years

Organised Criminal Group jailed for almost 50 years

November 28, 2022

The operation ran 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is estimated to have supplied multiple kilos of Class A drugs valued at more than £2m.

Drug-driver who fled scene of serious collision jailed

Drug-driver who fled scene of serious collision jailed

November 28, 2022

A Barnoldswick drug-driver has been jailed for 20 months following a collision which ended with him running away from a car on its roof, leaving a mum and two children injured and trapped inside.

Murder inquiry launched after fatal house fire in Nelson

Murder inquiry launched after fatal house fire in Nelson

November 29, 2022

We were called around 8.25pm last Wednesday (November 23) by the fire service to a report of a fire at a property in Nelson. Emergency services attended an address in Cooper Street, where a woman in her 40s was found unresponsive and a man in his 50s with a leg injury.

Teenager sentenced for Preston murder

Teenager sentenced for Preston murder

November 30, 2022

Joshua Boardman (pictured), 17, of Holman Street, Preston, was sentenced to life with a minimum term of 14 years and seven months at Preston Crown Court for the murder of Hiwa Ali-Khani earlier this year.

Christmas drink and drug-drive campaign: one week in

Christmas drink and drug-drive campaign: one week in

November 30, 2022

From November 21st to 27th we stopped and tested a total of 406 motorists and of those, 51 were found to be driving under the influence of either drugs or alcohol.


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