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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.

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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.

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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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