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Arson suspected as cause of Avenham fire near abandoned building

Damage to the cars and the fire also spread to part of the building Pic: Kacper Krol Fire crews dealing with the incident in Avenham Place Pic: Kacper Krol An arson investigation has begun after cars were set alight near an abandoned building in Preston city centre. […]

3 weeks ago
Disabled Preston boy’s trike returned – but it’s been trashed

The trike is custom made for Keaton The trike is custom made for Keaton The customised trike belonging to a disabled Preston boy has been found. But it’s been stripped and trashed for scrap leaving five-year-old Keaton […]

3 weeks ago
Axe found in back of car after police pursuit

An axe was recovered from the vehicle. Credit: LancsRoadPolice Lancashire Road Police seized a vehicle for forensics after an axe was found on the back seat. Officers made the discovery […]

3 weeks ago
Someone has taken this disabled Preston boy’s trike

The trike is custom made for Keaton The trike is custom made for Keaton A family are appealing for the return of a disabled child’s custom-made bike. The trike, beloning to five-year-old Keaton, was taken during Wednesday […]

3 weeks ago
Advertisement Advertisement Police arrest woman during Fishergate road closure

Police in Fishergate during Thursday lunchtime Pic: Benjamin Wareing Police in Fishergate during Thursday lunchtime Pic: Benjamin Wareing Traffic was halted on Preston’s main shopping street during Thursday lunchtime. Preston Police have arrested a woman on suspicion of theft. […]

3 weeks ago
Concern as woman goes missing without her medication

Issued picture of Ann-Marie O’Neill Police are concerned for the welfare of a 60-year-old woman who has gone missing from her home in Ashton-on-Ribble. Ann-Marie O’Neill is believed to have […]

3 weeks ago
Three men rob Spar at knifepoint before emptying money into ‘Hello Kitty’ bedsheet

CCTV images from the robbery Three men robbed a Spar at knifepoint and emptied the money into a Hello Kitty bedsheet before fleeing. The incident happened at around 10.30pm on […]

4 weeks ago
Two men jailed for assault that caused bleed on the brain

Marcus Hartley, 24 and Richard Lowry, 33 Two men were jailed at Preston Crown Court yesterday (May 2) for an assault on a 33-year-old man. Marcus Hartley, 24 and Richard […]

4 weeks ago
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