This category relates to all things to do with crime in Preston.

Fishwick cyclist pushed off bike during attack

New Hall Lane where the incident happened and the bike which was taken A cyclist has been robbed of his bike by a group of men in the Fishwick area. The 19-year-old victim was cycling along New Hall Lane at 10pm on Tuesday […]

2 months ago
Lee Wilson jailed: Burglar who stole from St Walburge’s church is sentenced

St Walburge's Church was targeted during a burglary Pic: Tony Worrall (of St Walburge's) A burglar who stole from an iconic church in Preston has been jailed. Preston Police say Lee Wilson, 37, of no fixed abode, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court on […]

2 months ago
Peter Bakewell jailed: Attack on best pal left him with permanent scars

Peter Bakewell A man who slashed his best friend several times across the face in a frenzied attack at a party in Preston has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. Leon […]

2 months ago
Ashton man wanted after Fulwood pub attack

Gary Hall (inset) is wanted in connection with the attack in a pub car park An Ashton-on-Ribble man is wanted in connection with an assault in a pub car park in Fulwood. Gary Hall, 25, has been classed as a missing person after an attack […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Police hunt Cottam street lamp fuse thieves

Street lights have been tampered with in Preston Pic: Rory Cocker Lights have been going out in the Cottam area as thieves risk electrocuting themselves taking fuses. Streep lamps across the area in the North West of Preston have been tampered […]

2 months ago
Watch CCTV showing Barton Takeaway being raided

CCTV stills show a man entering the premises, and on the right working to unplug the till A Preston takeaway has been left counting the cost after thieves smashed in the front door and stole their till. Barton Takeaway in Garstang Road has released CCTV footage as […]

2 months ago
Citizens Advice Bureau left with damaged sign in Birley Street

Sign left on an angle at Birley Street charity A Preston charity has been left with a damaged sign after the weekend. Staff at the Citizens Advice Bureau in Birley Street arrived in work on Monday morning to find […]

2 months ago
Penwortham man’s treasured road bike stolen

Adam on his bike out and about near Preston A keen Preston cyclist is asking for help to trace his stolen bike. The specialist bike was taken from Adam Howard’s home in Higher Penwortham. The 32-year-old is appealing for […]

2 months ago
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