Chief Superintendent Karen Edwards gives a busy-weekend update

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

I wanted to update you all on some excellent proactive policing work my teams have delivered across West Division, over the weekend.

My officers were called to Mainway, Lancaster on Friday 7th October to a report from a man in his 40s. He had been assaulted, robbed of £80 and left shaken. Following proactive enquiries, a man was arrested in connection with the offence.

Josh Lloyd, 29, of Mount Avenue, Lancaster, has been charged with robbery.

On Saturday 8th October, my officers were called to an armed robbery. The offender had entered the Post Office on Ansdell Road in Blackpool wearing a balaclava, brandishing a firearm and demanding cash. He left-emptyhanded. Following enquiries, a man was soon arrested in connection with the offence.

William Moss, 33, of no fixed address, has been charged with possession of an imitation firearm and attempted robbery.

My officers were called to the home address of an 82-year-old female in Lancaster on Saturday 8th October. A purse was stolen from the address, and cards from the purse were found to be used in three fraud offences in the Lancaster area. The suspect was traced and arrested.

Daniel Ho, 30, of Anthony Road, Lancaster has been charged with burglary in a dwelling and theft, theft from a shop and three counts of fraud by false representation.

This was just a few of the incidents officers in West Division deployed to, in what was an extremely busy weekend. Offenders who commit any crime within my division need to be reminded that your criminal behaviour will not be tolerated, and you are not welcome here. I expect officers to continue with their proactive and robust stance, utilising both covert and overt policing tactics, to ensure we continue to put offenders before the courts.

I am incredibly proud of all my officers, who deliver fantastic results in such a challenging job.

I am committed to keeping people safe and working alongside the community to address the issues that matter the most to them. I offer my sincere thanks to the community for their continued support.

Thank you.

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