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St Matthews

News and information about the area of St Matthews, which is closely linked with the area of Fishwick. It has a particularly active local residents group who are helping to shape the future of the area.

New Hall Lane closure sees fire crews rescue man from flat

Firefighters at work in New Hall Lane Pic: Farhan Shaikh A major road in Preston has been shut after emergency services had to rescue a man from a flat. Emergency services are clearing up in New Hall Lane following the […]

1 year ago
Section 60 order in place following second Fishwick stabbing

A Section 60 order has been put in place in Fishwick after a second teenager was stabbed. Extra police patrols, including mounted, have been in the area to offer reassurance […]

1 year ago
Arrests after second stabbing in Fishwick

A 15-year-old boy has been stabbed in Fishwick, making him the second victim of knife crime in the area this month. Police have today arrested seven teenagers after the incident, […]

1 year ago
Police continue patrols in Fishwick but halt stop and search

PC Mike Simpson out on patrol Pic: Preston Police Police have now stopped their stop and search zone across a part of the city. Following the stabbing of a 14-year-old boy in Fishwick on Sunday night a Section 60 […]

1 year ago
Advertisement Advertisement The swap shop helping struggling families in Ribbleton

A community swap shop is helping young families in Ribbleton with the cost of raising a family. The St Matthews Swap Shop will be held this Thursday (March 15) and […]

1 year ago
Police stop and search in Fishwick to run for third night

Knives handed in during a knife amnesty in 2016 A third night of stop and searches by police is due to take place across a swathe of streets in Preston. Preston Police have been granted permission to put the […]

1 year ago
Second night of Preston stop and searches by police saw no arrests

The area where the Section 60 is in force Pic: Preston Police No arrests were made during a second night of stop and search powers being deployed in Preston. In response to a 14-year-old boy being stabbed in Samuel Street, Fishwick, on […]

1 year ago
Second night of police stop and search powers in Fishwick

The area where the Section 60 is in force Pic: Preston Police A second night of stop and search powers is being deployed by police in Preston. Following the stabbing of a 14-year-old boy in Samuel Street, Fishwick, the Section 60 order […]

1 year ago
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