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

Can you help police catch the Fulwood bottom-grabber?

Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to Police are searching for a man after two women were touched inappropriately in Fulwood. A man on a bike is said to have approached a 24-year-old woman as she was […]

2 months ago
Woman saved by two passers-by after attempted robbery

Junction of Graham Street and Peel Hall Street Pic: Google A woman was grabbed by a man during an attempted robbery in Deepdale on Friday. The victim was approached at the junction of Graham Street and Peel Hall Street between […]

2 months ago
Arson investigation launched after fire at Grange Community Centre

fire Firefighters and police are beginning to investigate the cause of a fire at a community centre in Ribbleton. The fire at the Grange Community Centre is ‘thought to be suspicious’. […]

2 months ago
Deepdale brothel trio jailed for rape of Romanian girls forced to work as prostitutes

Maris Patre, Ionut Ion and Adrian Matei Three men have been sentenced to a total of 53 years in prison after raping two young Romanian girls. Marius Petre, Adrian Matei and Ionut Ion had run a brothel […]

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Bike taken from outside Homebase in Preston Docks

The red Trek bike which has been taken A teenager has seen his bike stolen from Preston Docks. The Trek bike was taken between 7.30pm and 8.30pm on Thursday 17 March. The 14-year-olds mother, Carmel Pantlin, said he […]

2 months ago
Avenham robbery and assault: Police appeal after ‘cowardly’ attack

Selborne Street in the Avenham area Pic: Google A man has been attacked and robbed in the Avenham area of Preston. Police say three men set upon a 19-year-old man after taking his brown leather wallet and £25 […]

3 months ago
Broadgate dispersal order in operation as police step up patrols

Police patrols will be out on Friday in Broadgate from after-school until midnight Troublesome teenagers are being targeted by Preston Police in the Broadgate area. A dispersal order is in place for the second Friday in a row due to problems with anti-social […]

3 months ago
Police chase ends at M55 junction in Broughton

police Police used a stinger on a car at the M55 in Broughton in the early hours of Friday morning after a police chase across the county. Four people have been arrested […]

3 months ago
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