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Reports of one woman being injected and two more being spiked in Preston over weekend

Martini Pic: StockSnap from Pixabay Detectives are investigating reports that a woman was injected with an unknown substance in Preston over the weekend. Police were called at 4.45pm yesterday (Sunday 24 October) after a woman […]

12 hours ago
Preston flats made forensic crime scene sites for UCLan students

UCLan has turned a block of Preston flats into crime scene sites for its forensic science and criminal investigation students. Fifteen flats off Harrington Street, a vacant community housing project […]

1 day ago
12-year-old child racially abuses police officer in Preston city centre

Preston Bus Station at night Pic: Tony Worrall A 12-year-old child has been caught racially abusing a Preston Police officer. The incident happened on Friday (22 October) as Preston Neighbourhood Policing team and members from the Special Constabulary […]

1 day ago
Elderly Prestonians warned of courier fraud as money stolen from 80-year-old

Fraud detectives are warning older people to be careful after there have been multiple reports of scammers targeting older people across Preston and Lancashire. Over the past three weeks, police […]

4 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement Police looking to return property stolen in Fulwood to rightful owners

On Tuesday, 12 October, two teenagers were arrested in relation to a number of vehicles being broken into around Watling Street Road and Victoria Road in Preston. Police have confirmed […]

4 days ago
Northern offers reward after thrown bricks smash trains in Leyland

Northern Rail has offered a £500 reward after thrown bricks smashed into trains in Leyland. Two of the incidents occurred on Saturday evenings as Northern services travelled through Leyland. The […]

6 days ago
Police appeal for missing Hesketh Bank teenager last seen in Preston

Police are appealing for information to find a missing Hesketh Bank teenager last seen in Preston. Rhianna Shove, 14, was last seen at 7pm on 16 Oct on Blackpool Rd, […]

6 days ago
Police ‘extremely concerned’ for missing Ashton-on-Ribble teenager

Aaron Hickey Update: Aaron has returned home and is safe and well Preston Police are appealing for help to find a teenager missing from Ashton-on-Ribble. Aaron Hickey, 16, was last seen at […]

1 week ago
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