Crime

David and Lillian were targeted by a burglar

Preston burglary features on BBC crime show

A television show has shown how police tracked down a thief who burgled a pensioner couple in Preston. David and Lillian’s story has been featured in BBC’s Break-in Britain – The Crackdown. They had jewellery stolen from their home just days after David had returned from hospital after suffering a stroke. They called 999 after finding a man upstairs rummaging through their bedroom. David said: […]

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Boy cyclist suffers minor injuries after Penwortham collision

A young boy has suffered minor injuries after a collision with a car in Penwortham. Police were called out by the North West Ambulance Service to Cop Lane, just outside the health centre. A boy on a bike had collided with a black Kia Sedona around 5pm on Tuesday. He suffered minor injuries, including bruising to a leg.

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Police to take no action over homophobic leaflets put through doors after Preston Pride event

No action is being taken by police after flyers with homophobic slurs were posted through Preston doors following the Pride festival on Saturday. The leaflet states “homosexuality is not natural. It never has been and it never will be.” and claims it is an “original sin.” A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “We are aware of a number of leaflets that have been distributed, but […]

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Two fabulous days during the behind the badge day at Hutton

The Lancashire Constabulary opened their doors this weekend to give the public a chance to ‘look behind the badge’ and get an insight into the different roles officers and staff play in keeping the public safe and secure on a daily basis. Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw was there with staff from his office, showcasing some of the projects they are involved in […]

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Police issue CCTV picture after man has jaw fractured inside Evoque nightclub

CCTV pictures of a man wanted in connection with an attack in a Preston city centre nightclub have been released. An 18 year old Preston man was punched in the right hand side of his face in Evoque on Church Street. The blow caused the man to fall to the floor and lose consciousness. The incident around 3.30am on Sunday 14 September left the victim […]

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Preston Cemetery placenta and umbilical cord confirmed as human

Police have issued a further urgent appeal following the discovery of a placenta and umbilical cord in Preston. Officers believe that there could be a vulnerable mother and young baby who need medical attention and they are urging them – or anyone with information to come forward. The discovery was made by a worker at Preston Cemetery on New Hall Lane at shortly before 9.30am […]

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