News - West Division

11 arrests made during local operation in Blackpool

11 arrests made during local operation in Blackpool

May 17, 2022

A local operation in Blackpool has resulted in eleven arrests over the weekend of Friday 6th May to Sunday 8th May 2022.

Police operation supporting domestic violence victims reaches two-year anniversary

Police operation supporting domestic violence victims reaches two-year anniversary

May 17, 2022

A police operation which sees police officers responding to domestic abuse reports alongside a trained NHS domestic abuse specialist has been successfully running for two years.

Great results for Lancashire as part of national anti-knife campaign, Operation Sceptre

Great results for Lancashire as part of national anti-knife campaign, Operation Sceptre

May 23, 2022

Lancashire Constabulary took part in Operation Sceptre, from 16th May to 22nd May, a national week of intense action again knife crime.

Blackpool and Fylde Police Cadets raise over £1,000 for Streetlife in 30-hour cyclethon

Blackpool and Fylde Police Cadets raise over £1,000 for Streetlife in 30-hour cyclethon

June 09, 2022

Police Cadets in Blackpool and Fylde have raised a total of £1,356.57 for Streetlife in Blackpool after they took part in a 30-hour cyclethon at Tesco on Clifton Retail Park.

New Chief Inspector lands in West Division

New Chief Inspector lands in West Division

June 21, 2022

Lancaster, Morecambe and Wyre have welcomed a new Chief Inspector. CI Dave Britton, who will be responsible for Lancaster, Morecambe and Wyre Neighbourhood Policing and Partnerships, joined Lancashire Constabulary in 1994 and was first posted to Blackpool.

Blackpool Police re-launch missing children operation ready for the Summer months

Blackpool Police re-launch missing children operation ready for the Summer months

June 27, 2022

Operation Nemo, which focuses on the safeguarding of missing children along the Fylde Coast, was set up in 2021 after an influx of holidaymakers headed to local beaches. With the Covid-19 pandemic restricting international travel, crowds were estimated at tens of thousands.

Lancashire Police Support National Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness Week

Lancashire Police Support National Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness Week

July 14, 2022

Police Officers across Lancashire will be highlighting the work they do, day in day out, to tackle anti-social behaviour as part of a national awareness week.

Fourteen people arrested as a result of County Lines operation

Fourteen people arrested as a result of County Lines operation

July 20, 2022

Fourteen people have been arrested in connection with drugs offences after strikes under the name Operation Banshee.

Operation Banshee is a Lancashire Police investigation into the supply of Class A drugs, including heroin and crack cocaine, into the Blackpool area.

Blackpool Police target ASB in joint operation with British Transport Police

Blackpool Police target ASB in joint operation with British Transport Police

August 24, 2022

Officers from Blackpool Police and British Transport Police (BTP) have joined forces to launch an operation which tackles anti-social behaviour in Blackpool.

Blackpool Police launch E-Bikes on the path to going green

Blackpool Police launch E-Bikes on the path to going green

September 01, 2022

Blackpool Police launched the introduction of brand-new E-Bikes at last nights (30th August 2022) ‘Ride The Lights’ event in Blackpool.

Celebrating success at West Division Policing Award Ceremony

Celebrating success at West Division Policing Award Ceremony

September 08, 2022

Almost 200 police officers, staff and members of the public were recognised for their outstanding contribution to Lancashire Constabulary’s West Division at the Divisional Commanders Commendation Ceremony on Tuesday 6th September.

Chief Superintendent Karen Edwards gives a busy-weekend update

Chief Superintendent Karen Edwards gives a busy-weekend update

October 11, 2022

Chief Superintendent Karen Edwards gives an update after a busy weekend across West Division.

Police take action against crime spike in Lancaster

Police take action against crime spike in Lancaster

October 14, 2022

Following an increase in reports made to the area, Lancaster Police are carrying out a targeted plan to rid the area of crime.

Police raise awareness of Hate Crime during National Hate Crime Awareness Week

Police raise awareness of Hate Crime during National Hate Crime Awareness Week

October 17, 2022

National Hate Crime Awareness Week took place last week between 8th October to 16th October 2022, which sees action all over the country to put a stop to hate crime.

Eight Blackpool and Fylde Police Cadets celebrate success as they are accepted into police forces around the UK

Eight Blackpool and Fylde Police Cadets celebrate success as they are accepted into police forces around the UK

October 18, 2022

Eight Police Cadets from the Blackpool and Fylde unit have been accepted into four different police forces across the UK.

Blackpool Police celebrate huge results from drug tackling project

Blackpool Police celebrate huge results from drug tackling project

October 20, 2022

Police officers and staff from the dedicated Project ADDER team recently got together with Blackpool Council, health services and youth support groups to celebrate the success of the launch of the project in Blackpool.

Look Closer – Lancashire Police to take part in roadshow to support Anti-Slavery Day

Look Closer – Lancashire Police to take part in roadshow to support Anti-Slavery Day

October 20, 2022

Anti-Slavery Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the warning signs that a person is at risk of modern slavery and educate people as to how to report their concerns.

Blackpool Police launch 12-week targeted burglary patrol

Blackpool Police launch 12-week targeted burglary patrol

October 24, 2022

Neighbourhood police in Blackpool have launched a weekly patrol focusing on residential burglary.

Do you know where your children are? Lancashire Police ask residents to enjoy Halloween responsibly

Do you know where your children are? Lancashire Police ask residents to enjoy Halloween responsibly

October 24, 2022

Lancashire Police are asking residents to enjoy Halloween responsibly as the holiday gets closer.

Blackpool Police help children to ‘Be Safe, Be Seen’ at local safety half-term events

Blackpool Police help children to ‘Be Safe, Be Seen’ at local safety half-term events

October 25, 2022

Blackpool Police are holding three events in the local area over the half-term break and will be giving away free reflective high-visibility items for children to wear, funded by Blackpool Council’s Community Safety Team. These include large stickers, keyrings and snap bands.

Brunswick operation leads to reduction in reported incidents

Brunswick operation leads to reduction in reported incidents

November 02, 2022

Police officers in Blackpool have recently run a 10-day operation over the October 2022 half term, focusing on anti-social behaviour (ASB) in the Brunswick area.

Fleetwood Police continue their search for Community Champions

Fleetwood Police continue their search for Community Champions

November 03, 2022

Neighbourhood Police Officers in Fleetwood are on the hunt for Community Champions.

Two arrested in Blackpool following community intelligence

Two arrested in Blackpool following community intelligence

November 11, 2022

A 22-year-old male and a 40-year-old male have been arrested on suspicion of Possession with Intent to Supply Class A drugs after a member of the community reported information.

Wyre Police engage with over 100 young people in local safeguarding operation

Wyre Police engage with over 100 young people in local safeguarding operation

November 14, 2022

Operation Lighthouse is a joint initiative between Wyre Police and their exploitation team, Wyre Community Partnership, Lancashire Children’s Social Care, Lancashire Contextual Health Team and Targeted Youth.

The non-enforcement operation promotes the safeguarding of young people on the streets or public areas who may be classed as vulnerable or at risk of significant harm. This includes young people who may be consuming alcohol or other intoxicants and engaging in anti-social behaviour.

Tackling Knife Crime – Lancashire Police support national campaign Operation Sceptre

Tackling Knife Crime – Lancashire Police support national campaign Operation Sceptre

November 14, 2022

From today (Monday 14th November), officers from Lancashire Police will be joining other forces across the UK in the national Operation Sceptre week of intensive action to tackle knife crime.

Man jailed for Blackpool burglaries

Man jailed for Blackpool burglaries

November 17, 2022

A man has been sentenced after stealing jewellery and other high value items from people’s homes.

Licensing operation in Lancaster finds breaches in local food premises

Licensing operation in Lancaster finds breaches in local food premises

November 22, 2022

Officers from Lancaster Police’s licensing and exploitation teams visited a total of 21 businesses in Lancaster and Morecambe over three evenings (26th, 27th and 28th October 2022), after receiving intelligence about the poor running of various premises.

Lancaster police launch shoplifting operation for the festive period

Lancaster police launch shoplifting operation for the festive period

November 28, 2022

Lancaster Police have launched Operation Jingle Bells, to deter shoplifting and anti-social behaviour in Lancaster's retail areas.

Almost 600 knives recovered in West Division during police operation

Almost 600 knives recovered in West Division during police operation

November 29, 2022

594 knives have been recovered across West Division as part of Operation Sceptre, a national week-long initiative to tackle knife crime.

It’s competition time! Blackpool Police launch ‘act of kindness’ Christmas competition

It’s competition time! Blackpool Police launch ‘act of kindness’ Christmas competition

November 30, 2022

Blackpool Police have launched a festive Christmas competition, encouraging young people to show acts of kindness within their community.

It’s snow joke - Blackpool Police launch festive operation to target criminality in town centre

It’s snow joke - Blackpool Police launch festive operation to target criminality in town centre

December 01, 2022

Blackpool Police have launched Op Advent to provide a reassuring presence, all whilst targeting the most prolific shoplifting offenders in the town centres.

Blackpool volunteer wins Special Constable of the Year award

Blackpool volunteer wins Special Constable of the Year award

December 06, 2022

A Special Constable, based in Blackpool, has been awarded the Special Constable of the Year award at a ceremony at Lancashire Constabulary’s Headquarters.

Police in Bispham to tackle drugs and ASB

Police in Bispham to tackle drugs and ASB

December 13, 2022

Police in Blackpool are working in the Bispham area to tackle drug related activity and anti-social behaviour (ASB), after some community frustrations have been raised.

Blackpool Police raise awareness of fraud during Christmas period

Blackpool Police raise awareness of fraud during Christmas period

December 19, 2022

NatWest Bank in Blackpool recently held an anti-fraud event, aimed at safeguarding its customers during the Christmas period.

Blackpool Police announce Christmas competition winner

Blackpool Police announce Christmas competition winner

December 20, 2022

A six-year-old from Blackpool has won a Christmas competition held by Blackpool police.

New Chief Inspector for Lancaster, Morecambe and Wyre

New Chief Inspector for Lancaster, Morecambe and Wyre

January 05, 2023

Lancaster, Morecambe and Wyre have welcomed a new Chief Inspector, Dave Hannan, who will be responsible for Lancaster, Morecambe and Wyre Neighbourhood Policing and Partnerships.

New Chief Inspector takes over at Blackpool and Fylde

New Chief Inspector takes over at Blackpool and Fylde

January 05, 2023

Blackpool and Fylde have welcomed a new Chief Inspector. CI John Jennings-Wharton will be responsible for Response Policing across Blackpool and Fylde.

Man charged with Wyre burglaries

Man charged with Wyre burglaries

January 05, 2023

A 28-year-old has been charged with burglary offences in the Wyre area.

Memorial service marks 40th anniversary of Blackpool sea tragedy

Memorial service marks 40th anniversary of Blackpool sea tragedy

January 06, 2023

A memorial service was held to mark the 40th anniversary of three Blackpool police officers, who lost their lives during a tragic attempted sea rescue on 5th January 1983.

Two charged after drugs warrant in Fleetwood

Two charged after drugs warrant in Fleetwood

January 06, 2023

Yesterday, 5th January 2023, Wyre’s Neighbourhood Task Force executed a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant at an address in Fleetwood.

New County Lines Disruption Team to launch in Blackpool

New County Lines Disruption Team to launch in Blackpool

January 09, 2023

Blackpool Police have received funding from the Home Office to form a new policing team, responsible for the identification and disruption of those involved in county lines criminality.

Man arrested for drug offences

Man arrested for drug offences

January 12, 2023

Yesterday, 11th January 2023, a 57-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drug offences.

New Neighbourhood Inspector lands in Blackpool

New Neighbourhood Inspector lands in Blackpool

January 16, 2023

Blackpool South have welcomed a new Neighbourhood Inspector, Nat Harper. Inspector Harper will be responsible for Neighbourhood policing in Blackpool South.

Man arrested following Thornton warrant

Man arrested following Thornton warrant

January 19, 2023

Yesterday, Wednesday 18th January 2023, Wyre Neighbourhood Task Force executed a warrant under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 at an address in Thornton.

Man arrested after large cannabis grow found in Thornton

Man arrested after large cannabis grow found in Thornton

January 20, 2023

A man has been arrested after officers uncovered a substantial cannabis grow in Thornton.

Blackpool event allows local children to become cops for the day

Blackpool event allows local children to become cops for the day

January 23, 2023

As part of the national Neighbourhood Policing Week, Blackpool Police are launching an exciting opportunity for young people of primary school age in the local community to experience what it is like to be a police officer.

Operation Grip results in crime decreases for West Division

Operation Grip results in crime decreases for West Division

January 24, 2023

Led by the Lancashire Violence Reduction Network (VRN), Operation Grip delivers a combination of knife crime education, community engagement and enforcement activity to reduce and prevent knife and violent crime across Lancashire.

Two arrested after warrants in Blackpool and Fylde

Two arrested after warrants in Blackpool and Fylde

January 25, 2023

Two people have been arrested after drugs warrants were executed in the Blackpool and Fylde areas.

Blackpool Police welcome over 250 children to local operation

Blackpool Police welcome over 250 children to local operation

January 30, 2023

On Saturday 28th January 2023, over 250 children became police officers for the day in an initiative run by Blackpool Police.

Neighbourhood policing success for West Division

Neighbourhood policing success for West Division

January 31, 2023

From 23rd to 29th January 2023, Lancashire Police’s West Division took part in the National Neighbourhood Policing Week of Action.

Three arrested following Blackpool drugs warrant

Three arrested following Blackpool drugs warrant

February 01, 2023

Three people have been arrested after a drugs warrant was executed in the Blackpool area.