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

Man talked down from Market Hall car park after threatening to jump

Police on the Ring near Market Hall car park. Credit: Ella Worthy Lancashire Police talked down a man from the roof of Market Hall car park on Sunday. The man, aged 35, was threatening to jump at around 10.45am on January 10 […]

1 month ago
Preston teenager banned from going ‘out on the town’ after violent attacks

Liam Errol Bennett A teenager who left one man with a broken jaw, punched another man to the ground and headbutted two others, has been spared jail. Liam Errol Bennett, 19, from Preston, […]

1 month ago
Two Preston taxi drivers caught picking up fares illegally during undercover operation

Taxi sign at Preston Bus Station Pic: Tony Worrall Two private hire taxi drivers in Preston have been fined for picking up customers without being prebooked. Naveed Akhtar of Carr Road, Nelson and Muhammad Waseem of Cemetery Road, Preston, […]

1 month ago
Plungington burglary: Do you recognise these items?

A number of the items taken during the burglary Police are trying to trace the owner of an assortment of items were recovered after a burglary. Four people have been charged in connection with the thefts from an address […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement Appeal to trace man ‘acting suspiciously’ in Fishergate Shopping Centre

CCTV pictures of a man police would like to speak to Police are appealing for information after a man was spotted acting suspiciously in a Preston shopping centre. On Saturday 14 November a man was seen taking photographs of exit points […]

1 month ago
Fishergate bomb: Ingol man appears in court charged with device left at shopping centre

Fishergate Shopping Centre's front entrance closed Pic: Tony Worrall An Ingol man has appeared in court charged with leaving a home-made bomb in a Preston shopping centre. David Rutherford, 25, of Barry Avenue, spoke only to confirm his name […]

1 month ago
Broughton roundabout road rage: Woman tells of how driver ‘threw her keys across the road’

The Broughton roundabout where the female driver claims the incident happened Pic: Keith Sergeant A Preston woman has spoken of her terror at a road rage incident close to the Broughton roundabout. The driver, who asked not to be named, claimed she was subjected […]

1 month ago
Whitestake murder investigation launched as woman’s body found

Parker Lane off Chain House Lane Pic: Google A murder investigation has been launched after a woman’s body was found near Preston. Update: Police say death is no longer being treated as suspicious Lancashire Police were called by […]

1 month ago
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