Weekly Crime and Police Roundup

Posted on - 27th May, 2011 - 9:55am | Author - | Posted in - Crime

Starting today, I’ll be gathering a weekly roundup of Preston’s crime and policing activity, posting links to Lancashire Constabulary and providing contact details if any readers can contribute information about any of the incidents listed.


Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision at 11:00am, 25 May on Blackpool Road close to Moor Park.

A Suzuki motorcycle was travelling towards Garstang Road when it was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Zafira. The rider, a 40 year old man from Preston received head injuries and was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital and is in a critical condition.

Sergeant Gareth Hill from the Road Policing Unit said, “I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed what happened to come forward and contact police.

“This is a very serious collision and we have a man who is very poorly in hospital. His family have been notified and we have officers supporting them.” Witnesses are encouraged to call Preston police on 01772 203203 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police are appealing for information after a boy was assaulted on a bus in Preston.

At around 5:15pm on 4 April the 13 year old boy was on the bus listening to music with a friend. As the bus was travelling along Black Bull Lane in Fulwood, when he was approached by a man who asked him to turn the music off. When the boy refused, the man punched him in the face.

Police have issued CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the assault and are appealing for anyone who may recognise the man to come forward.

The man is described as approximately 20 years old, white, thin build, with dark hair. At the time he was wearing a red Manchester United football shirt under a dark jacket.

DS Susan O’Neill is appealing for anyone with any information to come forward and contact police.

She said, “I would appeal for anyone who may recognise the description of this man or who may remember either seeing the incident itself to come forward and contact police.”

Anyone with any information can contact police on 01772 203203 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police are appealing to bike owners to be extra vigilant after a spate of thefts in Longridge.

Over the last month, four children’s bikes have been stolen from people’s gardens in the Victoria Street, Windsor Avenue, Regent Street and Alexander Road areas of the town.

Thieves targeted a grey and white urban camouflage BMX bike with stunt pegs, a metallic green BMX with a red ripped seat and stunt pegs and a silver BMX Hurricane bicycle. A fourth bike has now been recovered and returned to its owner.

Police are appealing for residents to be extra vigilant and to ensure property is locked and secure. Officers have visited Longridge High school to speak to pupils about the importance of keeping their bikes secure.

Community Beat Manager PC Paul Worswick said: “I appeal to anyone who sees anything suspicious or has any information to contact the police.

“I urge people to secure their property and make sure any bicycles are locked away in a shed or garage.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 0845 1 25 35 45 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

If you have any information or incidents that you’d like to include, get in contact at joseph(at)blogpreston(dot)co(dot)uk and I’ll include it in the next roundup.



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