Man arrested after dramatic incident in city centre

Posted on - 9th September, 2017 - 12:55pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Scene of the arrest in Market Street. Credit: Benjamin Wareing

A man was arrested after a dramatic chase in Preston City Centre this morning (September 9).


Word from our reporter at the scene indicates that one male was seen running down Market Street away from several police officers.

The male entered an abandoned unit with officers entering the building after him.

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Support arrived in the form of two police vans and multiple cars.

The incident a man chased by police when a diamond ring was snatched from McGowens Jewellers in the Fishergate Centre.

Police eventually located the man in the former Post Office building in Market Street. He was found hiding within the building.

Several officers entered the building with batons drawn and emerged with the man restrained at around 11.51am.

The man was put into the police van which left the scene at around 11.55am. The rest of the officers in attendance left soon after.

We will provide more details on the incident as they become available.

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