News - South Division
Community heroes to receive free match day tickets for Preston North End
August 19, 2021
Community heroes are set to be rewarded with complimentary Preston North End match day tickets in a new initiative funded by the proceeds of crime.
Our Rural Crime Roadshow is coming to a village near you
September 28, 2021
From 29th September to 7th October the South Rural Taskforce will be visiting villages and key rural areas.
New Lancashire Constabulary Divisional Commander for South Division
October 13, 2021
Chief Superintendent Eddie Newton has been appointed Divisional Commander for Lancashire Constabulary’s South division.
Rural Crime Roadshow hailed a success
October 20, 2021
The first Lancashire Police rural crime roadshow which visited villages, key rural towns and farming communities has been hailed a success.
Disability Equality NW and Preston Police raise awareness of Safe Place scheme
November 10, 2021
Preston Police’s Community Cohesion Team is working in partnership with Disability Equality NW to sign up premises in and around Preston to be a ‘safe place’ for disabled people, in an initiative to tackle hate crime.
Award success for Lancashire Police Rural Taskforce
November 19, 2021
The South Rural Crime Taskforce are the first winners of a prestigious national award from the Construction Equipment Association, for being the most proactive rural crime team in the UK.
Over 50 trauma teddies knitted for Preston Police
March 21, 2022
Over 50 trauma teddies have been knitted for Preston Police by the Knit and Natter social group at Fulwood Library.
Preston Police welcomes new Chief Inspector
January 18, 2023
Preston Police welcomes new Chief Inspector.
CI Scott Boast will be responsible for Response Policing across the city.
Preston Police join forces with partners to steer young people away from crime with boxing project
January 20, 2023
A community boxing project aimed at diverting young people away from criminality and anti-social behaviour is being launched in Preston.
Cannabis grow discovered in Burscough
January 23, 2023
As part of Neighbourhood Policing week of Action, officers from West Lancashire’s Neighbourhood Policing Team have executed a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant at an address in Burscough, uncovering a cannabis grow.
Cannabis grow discovered in Leyland
January 24, 2023
Officers from South Ribble’s Neighbourhood Policing Team have executed a Misue of Drugs Act warrant at an address in Leyland, uncovering substantial cannabis grow.
Operation Grip sees crime reduction across South Division
January 25, 2023
Operation Grip delivers a combination of knife crime education, community engagement and enforcement activity to reduce and prevent knife and violent crime across Lancashire.
Op Reckoning - DA month of action across South Division
February 01, 2023
Op Reckoning is a month of action to tackle domestic abuse across Preston, Chorley, South Ribble and West Lancashire.
South Ribble Police and partners pull together to support SEN school targeted by criminals
February 07, 2023
The school has been able to enhance its security measures thanks for partnership working.
Cannabis grow discovered in Preston
February 23, 2023
A cannabis grow with over 100 plants has been discovered in Preston.
Arrests made in criminal damage investigation in Leyland
February 24, 2023
Two teenagers have been arrested after criminal damage worth around £150,000 was caused to a taxi firm in Leyland.
Arrest made after power tools were stolen from Preston College
February 24, 2023
We have arrested a man after power tools were stolen from the construction yard at Preston College.
162 arrests made across South division as part of Operation Reckoning
March 06, 2023
162 people have been arrested across Preston, Chorley, South Ribble and West Lancashire as part of Op Reckoning, a month of action to tackle domestic abuse.
Preston Police take multi-agency approach to tackling youth anti-social behaviour
March 07, 2023
Preston Police have teamed up with partner agencies to continue to challenge youth anti-social behaviour in the City.
Lea, Larches & Savick - Police & Communities Together (PACT) Meeting Update
March 08, 2023
There was a really good turn out for last night's PACT meeting.
12 arrests made across South Division as part of County Lines Intensification Week
March 09, 2023
12 people have been arrested, cash, weapons and mobile phones have been seized and suspected Class A and Class B drugs have been recovered from across South division, as part of a major national operation to crackdown on County Lines offenders.
Thousands of pounds of alcohol seized during raid at West Lancashire mini-mart
March 15, 2023
Alcohol worth between 20 and 30 thousand pounds has been seized from a shop in West Lancashire after it was found to be selling the products after its licence was revoked.
Thousands of pounds worth of counterfeit nicotine products seized from shops across Preston.
March 17, 2023
Illegal nicotine products including cigarettes, counterfeit hand rolling tobacco and vapes, which, if sold as genuine, would be worth around £7000, have been seized as part of a joint operation between Preston Police and Lancashire Trading Standards.
Man arrested after drugs warrant in Skelmersdale
March 22, 2023
A man has been arrested after officers executed a misuse of drugs warrant at an address in Skelmersdale.