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Staff threatened with axe handle during armed raid at Ribbleton convenience store

Staff at McColls in Ribbleton Avenue were threatened with an axe handle during a robbery in the early hours on Monday morning. At around 6:30am two men broke into the […]

5 days ago
Police issue 123 fines to people breaking lockdown rules

Lancashire Police issued 123 fines to people not complying with lockdown measures over the weekend. Officers were out on the streets stopping people making unnecessary journeys and gathering in groups. […]

6 days ago
Body in Preston Docks believed to be missing man Shaun Horan

A body discovered in Preston Docks yesterday (Sunday 29 March) is believed to be Shaun Horan. Shaun, 48, went missing on 3 February of this year, and was last seen […]

6 days ago
UCLan launches first police apprenticeship courses in Lancashire

New enrollment of student police officers at their attestation ceremony The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has launched the very first Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) to educate future police officers. The university has teamed up with Lancashire Constabulary to […]

7 days ago
Advertisement Advertisement Appeal after woman sexually assaulted on the bus station

Police are trying to identify this man after a woman was sexually assaulted on Preston Bus Station. Between 10.10pm and 10.15pm on March 12 an 18-year-old woman reported she had […]

1 week ago
Government reimburses £1.28m towards cost of policing Preston New Road fracking protests

Protesters line the road near the fracking site in Preston New Road Pic: Helen Rimmer Government is reimbursing Lancashire Constabulary £1.28 million towards the cost of policing the Preston New Road fracking site. Last year Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, made a Special […]

1 week ago
Warning to beware of coronavirus-related scams

Woman holding mobile phone Pic: Pixabay Trading Standards experts are warning people to beware of criminals and rogue traders who are trying to con people with coronavirus-related scams. Fraudsters are preying on people’s uncertainty and fear […]

1 week ago
Police urge people to think before they dial after spike in calls about Coronavirus measures

Police are asking the public to think before they dial after being inundated with calls around the government’s rules asking people to stay home. Calls have included whether visiting relatives […]

2 weeks ago
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