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This category relates to all things to do with crime in Preston.

Knifepoint robbery at store in Penwortham

Google image of the store in Penwortham Police are appealing for information after a knife point robbery in Penwortham. A man entered the McColl’s convenience store in Leyland Road, Penwortham […]

2 weeks ago
Police helicopter scrambled as youths trash empty Preston office

The police helicopter was seen over the Church Street area Pic: Preston Chatterbox The police helicopter was seen over the Church Street area Pic: Preston Chatterbox Police were scrambled to an abandoned office block on Sunday afternoon to deal with a rampaging group […]

2 weeks ago
Someone has smashed up one of Preston’s red phone boxes

The iconic phone box was left damaged sometime between Friday evening and Saturday morning Pic: Alf Myers The iconic phone box was left damaged sometime between Friday evening and Saturday morning Pic: Paul Cleaver/Alf Myers A listed structure in Preston has been left vandalised. One of the […]

2 weeks ago
Police chase ends with driver being tasered near Preston Bus Station

The driver had to be removed from the car by force Pic: LancsRoadPolice The police chase took place on Friday (6 October) evening Pic: LancsRoadPolice Police tasered a driver in Preston following a chase near the Bus Station. A stolen Saab was spotted […]

2 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston student halls attack saw gang threaten to ‘chop man’s fingers off’

Sanctuary Halls in Moor Lane where the incident took place Credit: Google A policing student lured an undergraduate back to his halls of residence, where he was subjected to humiliating […]

2 weeks ago
Two people hunted after elderly woman conned in Penwortham

A pensioner has been robbed during a distraction burglary in Penwortham The elderly woman was targeted during Tuesday (3 October). A man and a woman, in their mid-30s, were spotted […]

2 weeks ago
Illegal back street tip in Preston is shut down

This is the state the tip was left in by the firm This is the state the tip was left in by the firm An illegal tip being run in a Preston back street has seen three people in court to face […]

2 weeks ago
Arrests made by Preston Police in Mastercard ecstasy probe

The group were found outside the Students' Union building in Fylde Road after a concern for safety call Pic: Google The group were found outside the Students’ Union building in Fylde Road after a concern for safety call Pic: Google Two people have been arrested in connection with a strain […]

3 weeks ago
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