Woman robbed and assaulted in Lords Walk

Police in Preston are appealing for information after a woman was robbed and assaulted in the city centre on Sunday. The 45-year-old victim was sat alone on a bench at the disused taxi rank in Lords Walk near Preston Bus Station. She was approached by a man at around 11.30pm who attempted to steal her mobile phone. He then proceeded to punch her in the […]

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Avenham Park drugs gang who “blighted” the city jailed for total of 82 years

A drugs gang who turned Preston’s historic Avenham and Miller Parks into their headquarters have been jailed. Ten men and one women who supplied Class A drugs across the city have been sentenced to a total of 82 years and 11 months in prison, following a trial at Liverpool Crown Court which ended on Friday. Labelled as the Avenham gang they used the park to […]

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The junction of Moor Park Avenue and Garstang Road Pic: George D Thompson

Garstang Road collision: Motorcyclist in hospital as police appeal for information

A motorcyclist remains in hospital after a serious collision in Preston on Wednesday afternoon. Richard Grindley, 27, was taken to Preston Royal Hospital with serious head injuries. His family say he remains in a critical condition. He was involved in a collision with a Honda Civic car at the junction of Moor Park Avenue and Garstang Road in the Plungington area. The incident happened around […]

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geopace harlequins Mortar is detonated in fields near Avenham Park

Watch: Military mortar detonated in controlled explosion in fields near River Ribble — Preston City Police (@PrestonPolice) April 25, 2015 An old military mortar found by metal detecting enthusiasts in a field near the River Ribble has been detonated. Preston Police received a call at 4.02pm on Saturday once the mortar had been found. The three inch device triggered the callout of the bomb squad and police cordoned off Avenham Park and the area around the […]

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Police have tweeted a picture of where the mortar has been discovered

Unexploded mortar found near Avenham Park

Police in Preston have cordoned off an area around the Old Tram Bridge in Avenham Park, due to what is understood to be an unexploded bomb. The military have been called in after two people metal detecting in a field opposite Avenham Park found what they believe to be an old military mortar. Preston Police were called at 4.02pm by the metal detectors. The mortar […]

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RSCPA report finds Lancashire high in animal cruelty rankings

RSPCA reveals northern counties among highest ranked for animal cruelty

The RSPCA’s annual report has revealed that 8 out of 10 counties with the most suffering and cruelty of animals are in the North. The cruelty league table for England and Wales brought up these statistics, with Lancashire positioned sixth. The number of offences seen in court last year has increased for Lancashire as well, with 44 people convicted from 85 cases, compared to 34 […]

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