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Melissa Hughes missing: Police grow increasingly concerned for Ribbleton teenager

Update: Melissa has been found safe and well Police are searching for a Preston teenager who has not been seen since Wednesday. Melissa Hughes, 16, was last seen leaving home on Gamull Lane in Ribbleton around 7pm. Preston Police say they believe Hughes may still be within the Preston area but also has links with Blackpool and Lancaster. She is white, 5 foot tall, slim, […]

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Red Nissan wanted in connection with Ribbleton newsagents raid

Police have launched a public appeal to catch a gang of men wanted after an armed raid took £50,000 from a security van outside a Preston newsagent. Three or four men entered the McColls newsagents on Ribbleton Avenue at 7.15am on Friday 31 October. They threatened staff and a security guard who was filling up the cash machine inside the shop. The guard sustained a […]

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Gang armed with baseball bats and machetes attack cash van at Ribbleton newsagents

Police were called at around 7.15am on Friday morning following reports of a robbery at McColls Newsagents on Ribbleton Avenue in Preston. It is believed that three or four men entered the shop armed with baseball bats and machetes and threatened staff and a security guard who was filling the ATM inside the shop. The men made off with some cash, at this stage it […]

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Three religious paintings worth more than £30,000 stolen in Plungington home raid

Three paintings worth more than £30,000 have been stolen from a home in Preston. Police are appealing for information after the raid at around 10pm on Thursday. An unknown number of people have forced access to the rear of a property in Emmanuel Street, Plungington. The owner returned home from work and is believed to have disturbed the offenders. Three original Italian religious works of […]

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Man found dead near Lane Ends Post Office

A man has been found dead near the Lane Ends Post Office. Police have taped off Kimberley Road, Ashton-on-Ribble, and erected a forensics tent. They were called around 5.40am on Thursday after a man, in his 60s, was found in the middle of the road. The death is not currently being treated as suspicious.

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Sex offender Leanne Gilder arrested just outside Preston after breaching licence

A wanted sex offender who went on the run has been arrested just outside Preston. Lancashire Police confirmed Leanne Gilder, 29, had been caught in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Gilder had been convicted in May 2012 of inciting prostitution of a child aged 13 to 17 years. She had breached her licence conditions on release from prison and not notified police of her […]

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