Crime

Anishbai Patel

Police appeal for help to find wanted sex offender in Preston

Police in Preston are asking for help to find a “high risk” sex offender. Anishbai Patel, 32, was convicted in Preston in 2006 and sentenced to an eight month suspended sentence for causing and inciting a child under 16 to engage in a sexual act. He left the UK for India but police say he is back in the country and applied for permission to […]

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Frozen fish are being sold in huge quantities. Pic: Anthony Theobald

Warning as door to door fish sales con elderly residents out of hundreds of pounds

Fish sellers are operating on the outskirts of Preston and leaving elderly people with freezers full of fish. Lancashire County Council’s trading standards department have put out a warning about traders from the North East selling door to door in Elswick and the surrounding area. Householders open the door to be presented with a few pieces but after saying yes get presented with quantities which […]

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Preston Police warn youngster after Bus Station car park jump

Preston Police have spoken to a young man who jumped from the Bus Station onto the roof of a bus. Posting on their Facebook wall the police said around 4.30pm on Tuesday a man was stopped near Preston Markets. Officers described his “very reckless behaviour” where he was seen by security staff at the Bus Station jumping from the first level of the Bus Station […]

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Police appeal for help to find missing Preston man Jeremy Heath

Update: Jeremy Heath has been found safe and well Police are appealing for help to find a 49 year old man from Preston. Jeremy Heath has not been seen since around 7.30am on Saturday 2 August at Princes Reach in Ashton-on-Ribble. PC Suzanne Harvey of Preston Police said: “Jeremy is an alcoholic who suffers from cerebral palsy. He also has difficulty communicating with others, which […]

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Car found on Maitland Street by Preston Police

Car found on its roof on Maitland Street

Preston Police are appealing to find a driver who left a car on its roof on a city road. Officers were called to Maitland Street, Ribbleton, around 5.15am on Saturday to find the car had crashed into two others and a telegraph pole. No injuries were reported but the driver had fled the scene. Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101.

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Wedding presents and jewellery stolen during raid on Ashton family home

Police are appealing after a home in Ashton had thousands of pounds of jewellery stolen from it. A family were out attending a son’s wedding in Manchester when the thieves struck. They forced their way into the property on Wellington Street and stole a large number of wedding presents which were being stored at the house. The burglary happened betwen 10am on Monday 4 August […]

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