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Childminder jailed for killing baby Harlow Collinge

Thursday, June 13, 2024

“Our boy’s life has been taken away by a horrible, fake individual, who we trusted and who promised to care for him."

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Appeal after man left in critical condition following assault in Blackpool

Monday, June 10, 2024

We are appealing for information, witnesses and footage after a man was left in a critical condition in hospital, following an assault in Blackpool.

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Appeal after serious assault in Rawtenstall

Sunday, June 9, 2024

We’re appealing for information and witnesses after a serious assault in Rawtenstall.

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Appeal after serious collision in Longton

Friday, June 7, 2024

A woman in her 80s from Hutton, suffered head and leg injuries.

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Childminder admits killing baby Harlow Collinge in Hapton

Friday, June 7, 2024

Karen Foster was remanded back into custody to be sentenced next Thursday 

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Man jailed for causing death by careless driving while over the prescribed drug limit

Thursday, June 6, 2024

A man has been jailed for four years and three months for causing death by careless driving while over the prescribed drug limit, and causing death by driving whilst uninsured, following the death of Irslaan Nowkhaiz in September 2021.

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Two charged in Lenny Scott murder inquiry

Thursday, June 6, 2024

They will appear before magistrates tomorrow morning

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Further arrests in Lenny Scott murder investigation

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

The trio from Liverpool were arrested this morning and remain in custody.

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Underage test purchasing operations across Preston and South Ribble

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Preston’s Neighbourhood Policing team and Lancashire County Council Trading Standards have recently conducted a test purchasing operation. 

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Man charged following spate of burglaries in Leyland

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

We have charged a man following a spate of burglaries and attempted burglaries across Leyland.

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Blackburn man given 14-year sentence after sexually assaulting young woman

Monday, June 3, 2024

Judge Philip Parry deemed Kamran Rashid to be dangerous and gave him a sentence totalling 14 years. This was made up of nine years and nine months immediate custody followed by four years and three months on an extended licence.

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Man charged with manslaughter following death of Kiena Dawes

Monday, June 3, 2024

On 22nd July 2022, Kiena was sadly found deceased by our British Transport Police colleagues on the line near Barnacre.

Following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, we have charged Ryan Wellings, 30, with Manslaughter, Controlling and Coercive Behaviour and Assault occasioning Actual Bodily Harm.

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Appeal after serious collision

Sunday, June 2, 2024

You can call us on 101 quoting log 1308 of June 1 or you can email the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at [email protected]

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Appeal after serious collision

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Anyone with information should contact us on 101 quoting log 0513 of today, June 1.

You can also email the serious collision investigation unit at [email protected]

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Preston man jailed for drugs offences

Friday, May 31, 2024

A man has been jailed for over five years after we found drugs and thousands of pounds in cash in a house in Preston. 

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Two charged with shoplifting from Preston store

Thursday, May 30, 2024

We have charged two women following a theft from a shop in Preston.

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Former police officer and wife jailed for misconduct in public office

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Cameron Lee Hanson, 33, who used to work as a response constable in our East Division before resigning while under investigation, was jailed for 32 months at Manchester Crown Court today (30th May 2024). His co-defendant wife Kirstie Hanson, 33, who worked as a member of police staff in our East Division before resigning while under investigation, was sentenced to 18 months custody.

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South Ribble’s Police Pals now ‘fully trained’!

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

South Ribble’s Police Pals are now ‘fully trained’ as the project comes to a close after 14 sessions. 

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Two men jailed for Preston burglary

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Two men have been jailed following a burglary in Preston in which cash and electrical items were stolen.

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Former surgeon charged with sexual offences

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

He is due to appear at court next month

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Lancashire Police Museum celebrates 40,000th visitor and 2nd Anniversary

Friday, May 24, 2024

Lancashire Police Museum is celebrating its second anniversary and 40,000th visitor – Michel Alberio from Zug in Switzerland.

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Man jailed for £4,200 fuel thefts

Friday, May 24, 2024

He sometimes used vans which were specially adapted for theft, with fuel tanks and containers fitted in the back.

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Appeal following fatal collision in Blackburn

Friday, May 24, 2024

We are appealing for witnesses and footage following a fatal collision in Blackburn.

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Appeal after boy shot in the head with air weapon

Thursday, May 23, 2024

The victim is now recovering after his ordeal