Man arrested following Nationwide armed robbery

Police in Preston have arrested a man on suspicion of robbery after the Nationwide building society was targeted. The 52-year-old man from London is currently being interviewed by detectives. Lancashire Police revealed a female cashier was threatened in the Fishergate branch at Monday lunchtime by a man believed to be carrying a firearm. The man is said to have made off with a substantial amount […]

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Female cashier threatened during Fishergate armed robbery at building society

A man in his late 50s or early 60s is being hunted after an armed robbery at a Preston building society. The raid happened at 1.25pm on Monday at the Nationwide on Fishergate. The man is described as being white, approximately 5ft 2inches, stocky and with short dark and grey hair. Lancashire Police said he made threats to a female cashier. She was forced to […]

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The former BT building stands empty on Moor Lane

Arson investigation after fire at former BT building

Fire crews were called out to a suspected arson attempt at the old BT building on Moor Lane. A crew from Preston Fire Station were called out at 6.52pm on Sunday. They found a quantity of rubbish and wood alight at the boarded up property. The fire caused smoke damage to the whole of the building and in putting the fire out there was light […]

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Police appeal after theft at Preston HMV

Lancashire Police have released CCTV images of males they would like to chat to. They want to speak with them in connection with an incident of shoplifting which occurred at HMV on Fishergate in Preston last month. If you do recognise them or have any information call the police on 101 quoting DA1404880. Or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or […]

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Preston woman charged following Sunday Mirror ‘fake ID’ investigation

A woman from Preston and two other men have been charged with an alleged identity card scam following a Sunday Mirror investigation. The 27-year-old woman has been remanded in custody to appear at Preston Crown Court on 15 April 2014. Police and immigration officers caught the Preston woman in planned raids last Friday night and charged them with possession or control of an identity document […]

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Aaron Knowles was part of a gang who made the lives of Broadgate residents a misery

Aaron Knowles ASBO: Trouble teen banned from Broadgate area

A Preston teenager who made the lives of Broadgate residents a misery has been banned from the area. Aaron Knowles, 14, of Broadgate appeared at Preston Magistrates Court on Wednesday where he was given a two year ASBO. Knowles was part of a group of teenagers, children and young men who terrorised Broadgate and the surrounding streets. The ASBO stops Knowles loitering in the Broadgate […]

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