Melissa Hughes

Melissa Hughes missing: Preston teenager disappears from home for second time

A Ribbleton teenager has gone missing from home for a second time in less than a month. Melissa Hughes, 16, has not been seen since Friday 7 November. She left her home on Gamull Lane, Ribbleton, just an hour after being picked up by Lancashire Police in Blackpool. Also missing is Kieron Jolly, 19, who was last seen at Royal Blackburn Hospital around 8pm on […]

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Poppy Appeal collection box stolen from Preston cafe

A Poppy collection box has been stolen from a city centre cafe. Winckleys cafe bar on Winckley Street has reported its Poppy Appeal charity tin has been pinched. Funds from the sale of poppies go to the Royal British Legion. Preston Police are looking into the matter. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on 101.

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Tunstall and Jessop

Two Avenham men wanted in connection with Preston drugs raids

Two Preston men are being hunted in connection with supplying Class A drugs in the city. Ashley Tunstall, 24, of St Austins Road, Avenham and Andrew Jessop, 46, of Wolseley Place, are both wanted after police raids. The appeal for information on the whereabouts of Tunstall and Jessop follows drugs raids across the city in September when seven people were arrested and charged. Tunstall is […]

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Preston schoolboy stable in hospital after serious assault in city centre

A Preston schoolboy is in hospital after an unprovoked attack in the city centre on Wednesday. The 15-year-old boy was seriously assaulted on Dawson Walk at 5.15pm. He was walking along the street and police say he was approached from behind near to Bushell Street and Lancaster Road North. Police say it is unknown what happened next but he was found by a neighbour with […]

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Three bikes stolen after Haslam Park attack

Three bikes were stolen during an attack on a group of teenagers in a Preston park. One 16 year old was hit in the face with a stick fracturing his cheek bone. The group of men then took four mountain bikes, worth more than £500, in the incident around 9pm on Monday 20 October in Haslam Park. Preston Police say they have now recovered one […]

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Preston van drivers warned over catalytic converter thefts

Police are warning motorists after a spate of catalytic converter thefts across Preston. Seven catalytic converters have been taken from Mercedes Vito/Sprinter type vans in Ashton, Fulwood, Ribbleton, Frenchwood and Penwortham. Police say the thefts are taking place overnight during the last fortnight. PS David Herbert of Preston Police said: “I would ask van owners to remain vigilant at all times and take whatever steps […]

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