Police uncover machete and Class A drugs in Friargate and Fishergate searches

Posted on - 22nd December, 2023 - 1:50pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Friargate, Preston City Centre, Preston News
The machete uncovered on a 17-year-old and evidence of drug dealing Pic: Preston Police

Preston Police have released details of two incidents where drugs and a machete were uncovered.


The first on Tuesday (19 December) saw two 17-year-old boys entering a bank in Fishergate.

One was found with a machete measuring over half a metre which was discovered ‘uncomfortably positioned in his waistline’.

Read more: Police give update on Preston city centre and Leyland anti-social behaviour crackdown

Officers also uncovered a significant amount of Class A drugs.


On Monday officers arrested a man who had just been released from prison four days earlier.

He was found in possession of a number of drugs after being stopped in Friargate and has now been charged with drug dealing and sent back to prison.

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