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Family pay tribute to teenage cyclist who died in New Hall Lane collision

A mother and father have paid tribute to their teenage son who died on Wednesday. Reece Whitehead, 14, died after a collision with a silver BMW while riding his bike. A statement released by his family said: “Our loving son, we love you so much, you have gone too soon and it hurts so much. “We will miss you forever and will never forget the […]

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Jonjo Highton murder: Three men to appear at Preston Crown Court on Monday charged with murder

Three Preston men accused of murdering¬†Deepdale teenager Jonjo Highton will appear at Preston Crown Court on Monday. Owen Whitesmith, 19, of Glebe Close, Fulwood, Arron Graham, 22, of Ripon Street, Plungington and Craig Walton, 26, of Watling Street Road, Fulwood are all charged with murder. All three appeared at Preston Magistrates Court on Thursday morning and have been remanded to appear at crown court on […]

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Jonjo Highton murder: Three Preston men charged with murder of Deepdale teenager

Three men have been charged with the murder of Jonjo Highton in Deepdle. The men are: Owen Whitesmith, 19, of Glebe Close, Fulwood Arron Graham, 22, of Ripon Street, Plungington Craig Walton, 26, Watling Street Road, Fulwood They will appear at Preston Magistrates court on Thursday morning. Police are continuing to hold five other men in custody under arrest of suspicion of murder. A 27 […]

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Boy cyclist dies following New Hall Lane collision

A 14 year old boy has died following a fatal collision on New Hall Lane. Lancashire Police said the local boy, who was on a bike, suffered serious head injuries. The incident took place around 10.15pm on Tuesday night when a silver BMW 5 series saloon was travelling east along New Hall Lane, Fishwick, towards Brockholes Brow. The car collided with the cyclist close to […]

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Police called to serious collision on New Hall Lane

New Hall Lane was¬†closed in both directions after a serious collision on Tuesday evening. Lancashire Police said the road was closed near the Hesketh Arms pub. A 14 year old boy has died overnight following the incident. Trevor Edwards who was in the area said: “Road closed both ways. There is a pile of what looks to be used dressings in the middle of the […]

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Police launch Preston knife amnesty as community group plans knife crime education campaign

A community group has called for gangs in Preston to lay down their knives in the wake of the death of Jonjo Highton. The Deepdale teenager was killed on Saturday on St Stephen’s Road and seven men are being held on suspicion of murder. Lancashire Police say a post-mortem showed Jonjo had been killed by a stab wound to the neck, among other wounds to […]

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