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Watch tactics used by phone thieves in city centres

A mobile phone thief in action A number of mobile phone thefts in Preston city centre has triggered a warning from police. Preston Police have released a video showing the tactics used by distraction thieves. PCSO […]

1 month ago
Picture released as spate of car break-ins in Lostock Hall continue

CCTV picture released by South Ribble Police of man in driveway after trying a car door A CCTV image has been released following a warning of car break-ins across the south of Preston. Roads in Bamber Bridge, Lostock Hall and Walton-le-Dale have all been targeted according […]

1 month ago
Faces of men jailed who dealt cocaine and heroin in Preston

The gang were part of a wider drugs network which has now seen 20 men jailed for supplying Class A drugs Seven men who flooded the streets of Preston with £17m of drugs have been jailed. A year-long undercover investigation led to the Fishwick-based gang being exposed and put behind bars. […]

1 month ago
These knives are no longer on Preston’s streets

Lancashire Constabulary’s knife surrender that took place last month resulted in 140 knives being handed in. The surrender was part of a national initiative to tackle knife crime and remove […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement Woman in critical condition after collision with tree

Police are appealing for information after a woman suffered serious injuries in a collision. A 37-year-old woman from Fulwood was driving close to the junction of Ribbleton Lane and Blackpool […]

1 month ago
Clocks change sees spike in city centre burglaries

Charity boxes have been taken from businesses in the city centre during clock-change burglaries. PCSO Stephen Connolly of Preston Police is warning firms to check their CCTV systems. He says […]

1 month ago
Masked gang who tied up mother and sons in terrifying house robbery are jailed

Tom Yeung, Scott Peters, Michael White and Jake Smith A gang who burst into the home of a young family near Preston while wearing skull masks and brandishing weapons have been jailed. Warton man Scott Peters, 26, was jailed […]

1 month ago
Police appeal to trace missing Wesley Thomasson after high-speed crash

Wesley Thomasson is missing after a car ended up on its roof just off the M6 Pic: LancsRoadPolice A man who crashed off the motorway after a police chase with speeds of up to 120mph is being sought. Lancashire Police have launched a search for Wesley Thomasson, from […]

1 month ago
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