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Stolen bikes, begging and increased police patrols: Online Q&A gives Preston residents the chance to quiz Preston Police

Prestonians have been voicing their concerns about crime in the city centre to the police on Facebook. An e-PACT meeting with Preston Area Police covering the city centre took place on Tuesday evening where issues including begging, parking and increased tensions in Deepdale during the Jonjo Highton trial were raised. Rich Hopkins said: “Hi Preston Police.. I love these, they are great. Please keep them […]

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CCTV released in hunt for Plungington bottom-grabber

Police hunting a bottom-grabber in Preston have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to. A teenager was sexually assaulted in Henderson Street, Plungington, shortly before 11pm on Saturday 21 February. The 16-year-old girl was approached from behind by a man who grabbed her bottom before running off. The man is described as white, aged 30, medium build, with stubble. He was wearing […]

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Preston man missing for over a month

POLICE in Preston are appealing for information about a 43-year-old homeless man who has been missing since January. Adrian Wane – known as Ady – was last seen on Lancaster Road North on Tuesday 20 January. He is a known rough sleeper and has not been seen since. Sgt Wendy Fitzgerald from Preston Police said: “It has been over a month now since Ady was […]

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Evofit appeal after woman, 19, assaulted during street robbery

POLICE have released an Evofit image of a man they would like to speak to after a woman was robbed and assaulted in Preston. On Saturday (21 February) at around 7.35pm, a 19-year-old woman was walking down Old Vicarage across from Preston Bus Station towards the city centre. She was confronted by two men, one of which has asked her for money. He has grabbed her […]

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Daniele Baron's picture of the station triggered many other Blog Preston readers to send in their pictures on Tuesday

Late-night Preston trains see increased police presence

Police were out in force on Friday night on train services through Preston. British Transport Police are running monthly days of action where they will patrol late-night services. Special Constables Joe Brooks, Louise Sefton, Pete Barrowcliff, Chloe Sewell, Michael McCartan, Rachel Bond, Joseph Bloomfield and acting Special Sergeant Jennifer Leach, joined late night services from Manchester Victoria to Preston. Sergeant Tom Nicholls said: “Patrols such […]

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Pensioner taken to hospital after Goosnargh smash

A pensioner was left in hospital with a fractured sternum after a crash in Goosnargh. Lancashire Police are appealing for information after a car collided with a van on Tuesday. Around 6.30pm a red Peugeot 206 was heading along Goosnargh Lane in the direction of Church Lane when it collided with a parked white Mercedes Sprinter van. The driver of the Peaugeot, a woman in […]

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