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Illegal cigarettes sniffed out in Preston by Trading Standards

More than 50 packs of contraband cigarettes were sniffed out by Trading Standards on Thursday. Officers, police and two sniffer dogs called Bradley and Alfie, visited eight retail premises across the city and seized illegal tobacco. Eleven bottles labelled as Glen’s vodka were also seized and are suspected to be counterfeit. County Councillor Janice Hanson, Lancashire County Council cabinet member for public protection, said: “We […]

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Warning as Preston pensioners targeted by phone scam

A number of elderly Preston residents have been contacted by fraudsters pretending to be police officers. Lancashire Police and Trading Standards are warning pensioners in Preston to be on their guard. A warning posted by Trading Standards officers states fraudsters are calling on landlines claiming to be from your bank or the police. They will state their systems have spotted a fraudulent payment on your […]

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Appeal after woman sexually assaulted in Preston

Police are appealing for information after a 20 year old woman was sexually assaulted while she was out jogging in Preston. At around 11.30am on Friday the woman was jogging on Sharoe Green Lane when a man ran behind her and grabbed her bottom. When the woman turned around, he sprinted off in the opposite direction. He is described as being of a stocky build and was […]

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Police concerned for safety of man from Preston

POLICE are concerned about the welfare of a man from Preston. James Connolly, 36, was last seen on Cunliffe Street, Preston at around 2pm on Friday 30 January. He was wearing a bright blue top with a red horizontal bad around it, a grey hooded top underneath a dark jacket and grey tracksuit bottoms and was seen to have an injury to his head. Officers believe […]

2 months ago by
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CCTV appeal following robbery at Preston off licence

Can you assist police with their enquiries in identifying two men involved in a robbery? POLICE investigating a robbery at a Preston off licence have released CCTV images of two men who they would like to speak to in connection with the incident. It happened at around 9.20pm on Sunday 25 January at Booze Stop on Watkin Lane in Lostock Hall. Two men went into the […]

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Ingol home-owner attacked by bird of prey

Police officers were called in to deal with reports a bird of prey had attacked a home-owner in Ingol. Preston’s rural police officers entered the property and established it was a Harris hawk. The homeowner suffered minor injuries. The report came through to police saying “an eagle had attacked”. The bird has been detained by police. They believe it is a common bird of prey […]

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