Appeal for information after cats dumped in Preston park

Can you identify these cats? The RSPCA is appealing for information after the duo were dumped in Preston’s Moor Park on Monday.
The Old Station, Berry Lane, Longridge

More leading town figures call for better policing in Longridge

More leading town figures have joined the fight to demand better policing for Longridge after years of crime and disorder by young people has left residents ‘living in fear’.

There have been numerous cash machines raids across the North West

Lancashire Police launches crackdown to target cash machine raids

Travelling criminals who raid cash machines will be targeted in a new festive police crackdown.
A Piper PA-28 plane at Blackpool Airport, similar to the model which crashed in Barton. Photo: Alec Wilson

Man arrested after plane crash lucky escape

Police have arrested a man near Blackpool following a plane crash in September.

Do you know this man?

New image in hunt for alleged attackers

Police have issued a new image of a man they would like to speak to following a scuffle in Preston city centre which left a 38-year-old with a serious arm injury.

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw (second from right) at launch of the new CSE awareness toolkit.

Do not let child sexual exploitation in Lancashire go unreported

Police and care workers are calling on the public to raise concerns if they suspect a child is at risk of sexual exploitation.Tonight Fiona Finch reports on a new initiative to protect county youngsters.
The scam in action

Police issue warning over supermarket money-off voucher scam

Police have issued a warning about a new scam currently doing the rounds on WhatsApp involving 'money off vouchers'.

Rolf Harris

Rolf Harris launches fresh bid to challenge indecent assault convictions

Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris is launching a fresh bid to challenge indecent assault convictions.

The scam lottery letter

Lottery 'win' letter is a fake, say police

Police have issued a scam warning over a fake lottery letter.


Cremated and sent to the bottom of the sea: Ian Brady's unceremonious end

The body of the Moors Murderer Ian Brady has finally been cremated following a legal battle over his last wishes. Here is how the remains of the infamous child killer were disposed of:
CCTV of the knifepoint robbery at an off-licence in Clayton-le-Woods

UPDATE: CCTV shows shop robber in creepy Halloween mask

Police have now released CCTV images as they appeal for help in solving an armed robbery.

Police cordoned off the Shawes Arms and called the bomb squad

Vandals blamed for ‘bomb’ scare

Vandals have been blamed for a bomb scare which brought an Army disposal squad racing to Preston.

The case centres on the 2006 Health Act

Prisoner takes fight against illicit smoking in jails to Supreme Court

A prisoner concerned about his exposure to "second-hand" smoke is fighting at the UK's highest court to make illicit lighting up in jails a criminal offence.


Bomb squad swoop on derelict Preston pub

Bomb squad officers raced to a derelict pub in Preston this afternoon after reports that a qualtity of dynamite has been discovered.

Jeffrey Wiltshire and Rosalin Baker

Baby 'bus death' pair's 'excessive' prison sentences reduced

A couple who tried to cover up their baby's torture and death at home by staging the discovery of her body on a bus have won a challenge against their "manifestly excessive" prison sentences.

Preston Magistrates' Court

Harrowing statement of woman hit by partner is read in court

A woman has told a court how her abusive partner refused to leave her home.

Most people who fall victim to banking fraud do not report the scam

Victims of banking scams too embarrassed to inform police, survey finds

Most people who fall victim to banking fraud do not report the scam to police, often because they are too embarrassed, research has found.

Twelve million penalty notices are given to motorists each year

Auto cameras driving millions of penalty notices

Twelve million penalty notices are given to motorists each year, according to a new report.

More than half of all British women have experienced sexual harassment

Sexual harassment at work or place of study 'experienced by 53% of UK women'

More than half of all British women have experienced sexual harassment at work or at their place of study, a survey has suggested.

The ad featured a youngster crying

"Irresponsible" police TV advert banned - ad that urged people NOT to dial 999 if they hear a child crying taken off air

An "irresponsible" police TV ad that urged people NOT to dial 999 if they hear a baby or child crying has been banned by watchdogs.
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