Appeal to find shotgun stolen in Eccleston

Posted on - 9th February, 2021 - 12:57pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News, South Ribble News, Wyre Locations, Wyre News
Lydiate Lane, Eccleston. Pic: Google Streetview
Lydiate Lane, Eccleston. Pic: Google Streetview

Lancashire police are appealing for more information about a registered shotgun stolen in Eccleston.


The incident occurred on Friday 5 February before 4pm at an address on Lydiate Lane/the B5250.

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Police are particularly asking for dashcam footage from that time.

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It is believed the offender or offenders travelled to and from the scene in a black or dark-coloured Seat Leon or Cupra-style vehicle.


The car was parked on Lydiate Lane while the burglary was in progress.

DC Paul Reid, of Chorley CID, said: “We believe that the offender or offenders arrived at the address in a dark coloured Seat Leon or Cupra type vehicle, which was parked on the main toad while the burglary took place. We would now like to hear from anybody who drove down the road between the times stated and has dashcam footage which may have captured the vehicle.

“We would also like to hear from anybody who has any other information about the incident.

“Whatever you know, please get in touch with us straight away.”

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The police also want to hear from anyone with a dashcam who drove along Lydiate Lane between the junction at Southport Road and New Lane/Eccleston Bridge sometime between 3.10pm and 3.40pm that day.

They would like to hear from anybody who was in the area and saw anything suspicious, or who knows who may be responsible.

Anybody with information should call 01257246181, or if they get no answer call 101, quoting log number 973 of February 5th.

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