Lancashire Police officer charged with attempted murder

Posted on - 13th November, 2022 - 3:35pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News, South Ribble News
Blue light from a police car Pic: South Ribble Police
Pic: South Ribble Police

A serving Lancashire Police officer has been charged with attempted murder.


James Riley – who is based with the force’s South division covering areas including Preston and South Ribble – was charged after police were called to a report of a concern for the welfare of a woman at a Manchester hotel at approximately 11.30pm on Thursday 10 November.

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Emergency services attended and the woman was taken to hospital, where she remains in a stable condition. 

27-year-old Riley has been remanded in custody and will appear at Manchester Magistrates Court tomorrow (Monday 14 November).

A Lancashire Police spokesperson confirmed Riley has been suspended from duty, and that the matter has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.


Anyone with information should contact police via the GMP website or by calling 101 quoting log number 3661 of 10/11/22.

Information can be shared anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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