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Preston police release CCTV pictures of men wanted for false fire alarm

Police want to speak to two men after a fire alarm was set off in Richmond House off Avenham Lane. Preston city centre PCSO Stephen Connolly said: “We believe that they had been visiting one of the residents. “The males are wearing distinctive clothing and both had bicycles with them. “This incident prompted Lancashire Fire Rescue Service to attend and could have had serious consequences […]

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Dangerous dog surgery to be held by police in Preston

Police are holding a surgery for dog owners to find out if they have a banned breed of dog. Lancashire Police are running the surgery in response to seizing 144 dogs across the county this year, with a number in Preston in recent months. Inspector Mark Baines said: “We know there are dogs out there that pose a risk to the community and even to […]

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Police report Operation Nemesis underway in Preston

Detective Inspector Warren Atkinson of Lancashire Police recently introduced Operation Nemesis. The operation was set up to target criminal groups causing problems for Preston and Penwortham people.  A team of officers receive daily briefs about troublesome groups and respond specifically to community intelligence and information provided by other agencies including Preston City Council, South Ribble Council and local housing providers. Mr Atkinson said the operation, […]

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Ribbleton man caught burning waste in back garden is sentenced

A Ribbleton man has been sentenced to four months in prison and community service for selling scrap metal without a licence. Daniel O’Donnell of 6 Bowland Place appeared at Preston Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to three offences. He also pleaded guilty of burning waste in a manner likely to cause pollution to the environment. Preston City Council had carried out a number of investigations […]

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Changes to Preston Police social media accounts

Police in Preston are cutting back their social media accounts into one feed for Prestonians to follow. Currently Lea Police and Fulwood Police have their own accounts on Twitter and Facebook. PCSO Stephen Connolly said there would now be just one Twitter and Facebook account covering the whole Preston area. He said it is hoped there will be more updates on crimes and incidents happening […]

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Preston man wanted after robbery in Fulwood

  A Fishwick man is being sought by police for a robbery in Fulwood. Usman Sajid, 34, formerly of Cromford Walk, is on the run and Lancashire Police are warning the public not to approach him. Sajid is wanted in connection with a robbery which took place on Monday 19 May. He is described as being an Asian male, 5’10″, medium build, with a shaved […]

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