News - 2023

Do you recognise these women?

Do you recognise these women?

January 04, 2023

We want to speak to them after an 89-year-old man had his wallet stolen out of his pocket.

Almost 350 people arrested over Christmas drink and drug-drive campaign

Almost 350 people arrested over Christmas drink and drug-drive campaign

January 04, 2023

A total of 343 people were found to have been driving while impaired as part of a campaign run between November 21st and January 1st, with targeted stops and checkpoints across the county.

Search continues to find Young Citizen of the Year

Search continues to find Young Citizen of the Year

January 05, 2023

Nominations are still being sought for Lancashire’s Young Citizen of the Year 2023 as part of a countywide competition.

Attestation ceremony for new officers

Attestation ceremony for new officers

January 06, 2023

Lancashire Police have this week welcomed 33 new officers to the front line of the Constabulary.

Appeal after Horton collision

Appeal after Horton collision

January 13, 2023

We are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision on the A59, Skipton Road at Horton.

We were called at around 6am today (Friday, January 13), following a report a red BMW 320 had left the road and collided with a tree.

Sex offender jailed for historical abuse

Sex offender jailed for historical abuse

January 13, 2023

A paedophile who subjected a girl to years of sexual abuse has been jailed for more than 20 years.

Colin Lemin, 62, of New South Promenade, Blackpool, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court yesterday (Thursday, January 12).

UPDATE: Have you seen missing Joseph?

UPDATE: Have you seen missing Joseph?

January 16, 2023

He has now been located.

Four sentenced for bitcoin fraud

Four sentenced for bitcoin fraud

January 16, 2023

The scam made so much money that £5,000 gift cards were handed in the street and cars were bought for people in the pub.

 Five jailed and two drugs lines closed in Burnley

Five jailed and two drugs lines closed in Burnley

January 17, 2023

The OCG, headed by defendants Adeel Khan and Javed Miah, set up and ran the “Casper” and “ACE” drugs lines to sell heroin and crack cocaine throughout East Lancashire.

EVOFIT: Do you recognise this man?

EVOFIT: Do you recognise this man?

January 17, 2023

We want to speak to him after an attempted rape in Preston city centre earlier this month. The victim, a man in his early 20s, was in Winkley Square on Saturday, January 7th when a man tried to sexually assault him.

Pair sentenced after man shot in Morecambe

Pair sentenced after man shot in Morecambe

January 18, 2023

Two men have today (Wednesday, January 18) been jailed after a man was shot in the face in Morecambe.

East Lancs crime group jailed for more than 70 years and £725,000 clawed back

East Lancs crime group jailed for more than 70 years and £725,000 clawed back

January 20, 2023

Our latest #opwarrior success saw more than 70 cannabis farms located and dismantled and over 2500 plants and 100 kilos of the drug - with an estimated street value of almost £2million - seized. A total of £725,000 has been recovered from the defendants.

Witness and dashcam appeal following serious collision in Hutton

Witness and dashcam appeal following serious collision in Hutton

January 21, 2023

We were called at around 12.40pm today (January 21), following reports of a collision between a Mercedes C220 and a Ford Ka at the junction of Liverpool Road and Lindle Lane.

#OpWarrior Drug-dealing twins who ran Nelson OCG jailed for total of 12 years

#OpWarrior Drug-dealing twins who ran Nelson OCG jailed for total of 12 years

January 23, 2023

As part of #OpWarrior we launched an investigation into the four-year criminal conspiracy, which involved Rohail and Sohail Khan, who were sourcing bulk amounts of drugs from cross-boarder areas.

#OpWarrior Eighteen charged as part of operation to tackle organised crime in Great Harwood

#OpWarrior Eighteen charged as part of operation to tackle organised crime in Great Harwood

January 23, 2023

Coming under the umbrella of #OpWarrior the operation focussed on the supply of Class A and Class B drugs and burglary. Over the last 12 months a significant amount of cocaine and cannabis has been seized, as well as cash, mobile phones , weapons and stolen property.

Net closes in on organised crime...

Net closes in on organised crime...

January 23, 2023

...thanks to a county-wide crime crackdown codenamed Operation Warrior.

Not only are warrants and arrests taking place on a weekly basis, but a high profile advertising campaign has led to more information coming in from members of the public, leaving no place to hide for offenders.

UPDATE: Man charged after woman assaulted in Burnley

UPDATE: Man charged after woman assaulted in Burnley

January 24, 2023

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, Ashley Pomfet, 32, of Park Gate Close, Hapton, was charged with assault with the intent to commit a sexual offence.

Drugs line closed and seven jailed as part of #OpWarrior

Drugs line closed and seven jailed as part of #OpWarrior

January 24, 2023

Our East Targeting Team launched an operation in February 2021 following concerns raised about the supply of crack cocaine and heroin in Burnley, particularly in the Daneshouse and Stoneyholme areas. The Tiger Line OCG, headed by defendants Hamza Khan and Abdul Ahad, saw children and vulnerable adults targetted and exploited into selling drugs.

Man sentenced to life in prison for murder of baby son

Man sentenced to life in prison for murder of baby son

January 25, 2023

Oliver Mailey (pictured, right), 26, of Piccadilly Road, Burnley, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court for the murder of seven-week-old Abel-Jax Mailey.

Man jailed for grooming 13-year-old girl

Man jailed for grooming 13-year-old girl

January 26, 2023

Bartosz Zaczek, 23, of St Albans Road, St Annes, instigated an online chat in May 2022.

He believed he was talking with a 13-year-old, but it was actually an undercover police officer.

CCTV: Appeal following assault in Darwen

CCTV: Appeal following assault in Darwen

January 26, 2023

The incident occurred on August 27th at around 11.50pm, on Church Street.

Since then officers have followed up multiple lines of enquiry and have spoken to a number of witnesses, but believe there are more people with information who have not yet come forward. They hope a CCTV clip will jog people's memories.

Sex offender back in prison after breaching court orders

Sex offender back in prison after breaching court orders

January 26, 2023

Steven Hobson, from Bacup, offered to pay women for videos of themselves breastfeeding.

UPDATE: Appeal to find wanted sex offender

UPDATE: Appeal to find wanted sex offender

January 27, 2023

He has now been located.

Dangerous rapist given 20-year prison sentence

Dangerous rapist given 20-year prison sentence

January 27, 2023

A ‘dangerous’ offender who raped a 75-year-old woman and sexually assaulted a vulnerable 61-year-old, has been given an extended prison sentence.

Have you seen missing Nicola?

Have you seen missing Nicola?

January 27, 2023

Nicola Bulley, 45, was last seen at around 9.15am today (Friday, January 27th) on the footpath by the river off Garstang Road in St Michael’s on Wyre.

Efforts continue to find missing Nicola Bulley

Efforts continue to find missing Nicola Bulley

January 29, 2023

Nicola was last seen on Friday morning (January 27th) at around 9.15am on the footpath by the river off Garstang Road in St Michael’s on Wyre.

An investigation has been launched into her whereabouts and a significant, resource-intensive search in the area has been ongoing ever since.

Museum welcomes 10,000th visitor

Museum welcomes 10,000th visitor

January 30, 2023

The Museum has gone from strength to strength since its launch in June last year,

#OpDefender - Man who targeted elderly residents in Blackburn jailed

#OpDefender - Man who targeted elderly residents in Blackburn jailed

January 30, 2023

Ajmal Sattar was jailed for six years at Preston Crown Court.

Pervert who tried to get two '13-year-old girls' to engage in sexual activity jailed

Pervert who tried to get two '13-year-old girls' to engage in sexual activity jailed

January 30, 2023

Jason Brian was also found with hundreds of indecent images of children.

Appeal following report of racial abuse at Blackburn Rovers v Birmingham City

Appeal following report of racial abuse at Blackburn Rovers v Birmingham City

January 30, 2023

The fixture was temporarily halted in the 90th minute following reports a Birmingham City player was subjected to racial abuse.

UPDATE: Two more arrested after firearms discharge in Lancaster

UPDATE: Two more arrested after firearms discharge in Lancaster

January 31, 2023

In total seven people have been arrested after we received reports of gunshots being discharged close to properties in Patterdale Road and Ennerdale Close around 10.30pm on Wednesday (January 25).

UPDATE: Witness found as search for missing Nicola continues

UPDATE: Witness found as search for missing Nicola continues

January 31, 2023

He has since been located and is currently being spoken to.

Man charged with manslaughter

Man charged with manslaughter

February 01, 2023

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, Sean Orrell, 32, of Leigh, has today (Wednesday February 1) been charged


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