Crime

Jasper was praised by officers for sniffing out the cash and drugs

Operation Nemesis: Preston police dog uncovers £50,000 cash and class A drugs

A further five people from Preston have been arrested in connection with drug dealing in the city. Police raided addresses in Ribbleton, Ashton on Ribble and Deepdale early on Tuesday. Officers used sniffer dogs, led by Jasper, to uncover £50,000 in cash and a haul of class A drugs. Three men aged 24,27 and 29 have all been arrested on suspicion of supplying heroin. A […]

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Six arrested including a 13 year old boy in Preston drugs crackdown

Six people aged from 13 to 63 across Preston have been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences. Officers raided addresses in Plungington, Fishwick and Deepdale in early morning raids on Monday. The arrests are part of a crackdown called Operation Nemesis on organised crime in the city. The six people arrested after the raids on St Paul’s Road, Villiers Street and Fishwick Parade are: A […]

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Teenage yobs hunted after Preston bus window smashed by traffic cone

A bus was left damaged after a traffic cone weighted down with concrete was thrown at it from the Guild Hall. Police have issued an appeal for information after the incident which left two female passengers shaken and a woman with minor cuts to her ankle. A gang of six teenagers, made up of four boys and two girls, are being hunted by detectives. Police […]

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New police clampdown on bike theft in Preston launched

Police in Preston have launched an operation to tackle bike theft in the city. Several bikes have been spray painted in flourescent colours and left at bike rikes in the city centre. Officers have secured these bikes with gold rated solid secure locks and have warning notices advising cyclists to secure their bikes. PCSO Stephen Connolly of Preston Police said: “This is one part of […]

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Police appeal for help to find wanted sex offender in Preston

Police in Preston are asking for help to find a “high risk” sex offender. Anishbai Patel, 32, was convicted in Preston in 2006 and sentenced to an eight month suspended sentence for causing and inciting a child under 16 to engage in a sexual act. He left the UK for India but police say he is back in the country and applied for permission to […]

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Frozen fish are being sold in huge quantities. Pic: Anthony Theobald

Warning as door to door fish sales con elderly residents out of hundreds of pounds

Fish sellers are operating on the outskirts of Preston and leaving elderly people with freezers full of fish. Lancashire County Council’s trading standards department have put out a warning about traders from the North East selling door to door in Elswick and the surrounding area. Householders open the door to be presented with a few pieces but after saying yes get presented with quantities which […]

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