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

Former Space Centre fundraiser admits stealing and lying about cancer

Fiona Barnes pictured at her leaving do The former charity fundraiser at the troubled SPACE Centre has admitted stealing £25,000 from the charity’s coffers. Fiona Barnes, 54, fled the charity in July 2012 when it emerged she […]

3 months ago
Preston junk shop owner jailed for selling military ammunition

Darren Brown was found to be selling the ammo at That Shop in Preston The owner of a ‘Steptoe and Son’ style junk shop has been jailed for three years after he was found to have military ammunition for sale. Police searched Darren Brown’s […]

3 months ago
Pensioner dies in Grimsargh crash in Preston Road

Police and fire crews in Preston Road Pic: Stephen Melling A Longridge van driver has been arrested after an 80-year-old died in a crash in Grimsargh. Preston Police said the 25-year-old driver had been arrested on suspicion of causing death […]

3 months ago
Man who tried to save London Road crash motorcyclist pays tribute

A floral tributes left at the scene of the crash in London Road Pic: Olivia Baron The man who tried to save a motorcyclist who died in a crash in London Road has spoken of his grief. Peter Charles, from Clayton-le-Woods, was nearby when the incident […]

3 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement London Road crash: Motorcyclist who died is named

Floral tributes left at the scene to Robert The motorcyclist who died in a collision with a car in London Road has been named. Named locally as 28-year-old Robert Symonowicz, he passed away on Sunday (3 July) at […]

3 months ago
Brett Albin jailed for stealing iPads and claiming victims bought stolen goods

Brett Albin told police he was a regular visitor to the property. He wasn't. A burglar who claimed he had visited a house to sell stolen goods has been jailed for 15 months. Brett Albin, 40, broke into the house in The Boulevard, Frenchwood, […]

3 months ago
Second man sought after Fishergate mobile phone robbery

The incident happened near the Marks and Spencer in Preston Pic: Google Police are still looking for a second man after a robbery in Preston city centre. An 18-year-old man was sat on a bench outside the Marks and Spencer in Fishergate. […]

3 months ago
Preston man robbed after attack in Avenham Park

Avenham Park walkway Pic: Tony Worrall Two men are being hunted by Preston Police after a robbery in Avenham Park. A 30-year-old man was making his way home through the park at 11.45pm on Friday 17 […]

3 months ago
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