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Preston Cemetery placenta and umbilical cord confirmed as human

Police have issued a further urgent appeal following the discovery of a placenta and umbilical cord in Preston. Officers believe that there could be a vulnerable mother and young baby who need medical attention and they are urging them – or anyone with information to come forward. The discovery was made by a worker at Preston Cemetery on New Hall Lane at shortly before 9.30am […]

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Police re-appeal to trace man following Ringway sexual assault

CCTV pictures of a man police want to speak to following a sexual assault in Preston city centre have been re-released. Police say the man pictured may have seen what happened as he was nearby at the time. The incident took place between 3am and 4am on Sunday 9 December 2012. The 20 year old victim was walking home after a night out. She was […]

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Fishwick flytipping ends in fine for woman linked to waste bags

A Preston woman has been fined for failing to answer questions about fly tipping in Fishwick. Preston City Council were called after 40 household waste bags were found dumped in a gated alley between Chatsworth Street and Nimes Street. The bags were taken away and examined for evidence, which led to council officers linking it to the address of Margaret Gilks. The city council say […]

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Paving stones taken from Preston streets in early hours of the morning

More than 100 paving stones have been stolen from Preston streets in the last three weeks. Lancashire County Council and Lancashire Police are investigating the theft of the flag stones, primarily in the Ashton on Ribble and Deepdale areas. More than 20 roads have been targeted including English Martys Place, off St George’s Road, with nine flags pinched. Brook Street has seen seven flagstones missing […]

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Placenta and umbilical cord found in Preston Cemetery

Police are searching for a young mother and baby after a placenta and umbilical cord were discovered at Preston Cemetery. A worker at the cemetery on New Hall Lane made the discovery shortly before 9.30am on Friday. The remains, which appear to be a placenta and umbilical cord, have been recovered and will be examined to confirm that they are human. Inspector Keith Lee, of […]

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Police hunt fireworks thieves who stole 160 “potentially lethal” fireworks

Fireworks worth £10,000 and classed as “potentially lethal” have been stolen from the Preston area. Preston Police say 160 fireworks were stolen between 9.30pm on Tuesday and 7.30am on Wednesday. The fireworks were being stored at an address in Walton-le-Dale for a professional display PC Vicky Salkeld said, “This theft is worrying, not least because of their explosive content, and the potential for serious injury […]

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