CYBERCRIME: The emotional and financial cost of romance fraud

Internet dating and finding love through social networking sites is booming – but this popular and modern method of finding a partner is being exploited by criminals looking to con people out of their money.

A hidden threat to us all

CYBERCRIME: How terrorists use the web

The internet is an everyday part of life for most people - but terrorists are increasingly going online to radicalise people and inspire them to carry out attacks.
Cybercrime - terrorism

CYBERCRIME: ‘Online terrorism presents a huge threat to society’

“The NHS is a vital artery in society, but there are many others.”

Witton Train Station - Google Maps

NATIONAL: Girl, 15, raped twice after flagging down driver to help after first attack

A double manhunt is under way after a 15-year-old girl was raped by two different attackers, including a man she flagged down for help.
David Mellor is missing

MISSING: Man may be in Preston or South Ribble

A search has been launched after a man, believed to be in Preston or South Ribble, went missing.

Police are hunting for a man after a cyclist was critically injured.

UPDATE: Hunt for ‘dangerous’ man after cyclist hurt in crash

Police are still hunting for a man they described as “dangerous” after he stole a car in Carnforth then hit a cyclist who suffered serious injury.


WATCH: Daredevils filmed scaling Blackpool Pleasure Beach's the Big One

Pleasure Beach bosses today warned daredevils they were risking their lives after four teenagers were filmed scaling the Big One.
Corey Brooks was last seen around 11pm on Sunday July 23 in the Darwin Drive area, say police.

APPEAL: Man missing from Leyland

Police are appealing for information after a 19-year-old man went missing from Leyland.

A series of road safety roadshows will be held across the county.

Safe Pass campaign will protect cyclists

A new campaign aims to 
reduce the number of 
collisions between cyclists and cars.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of burglary

Two men arrested after Preston shop raid

Two men have been arrested after a convenience shop in Preston was raided by thieves, say police.
Andrew Roussos, 43, and  Xander hold the coffin of Saffie Roussos. Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Saffie’s dad pays emotional tribute to his ‘superstar’

Saffie Roussos’ father has paid an emotional tribute to his ‘superstar’ daughter.

The dark web

CYBERCRIME: Dark web warning

The disturbing world of the Dark Web means people can commit crimes from the comfort of their homes with a click of a button.
The Dark Web is increasingly becoming the marketplace for lone wolf terrorists to buy guns, explosives and homemade bomb kits

CYBERCRIME: A marketplace for guns, bombs and illegal drugs

The Dark Web is increasingly becoming the marketplace for lone wolf terrorists to buy guns, explosives and homemade bomb kits, for drug dealers to sell their wares and for hackers to trade your personal data, Johnston Press investigations has found.

Manchester arena bombing victim Saffie Roussos bid farewell by tearful mourners

Saffie Rose Roussos came to Manchester in May a happy, smiling eight-year-old to see her pop idol perform on the most exciting night of her young life.
Residents on Horseshoe Drive were targeted by thieves

CRIME ALERT: Thefts in Buckshaw Village

Police are warning residents of Buckshaw Village to lock up their property following a crime spike in the area.
Crews were called to the scene last night

Arson investigation after car fire in Preston

An investigation is underway after a fire crew was called to a suspicious car fire yesterday evening, say fire services.

Residents in Chorley highlight issues on live police FB chat

A live question and answer session with Chorley’s police has revealed the town’s fears for the area.

Police would like to speak to this man in connection with their enquiries

CCTV APPEAL: Purse theft at Preston Aldi

A CCTV appeal has been launched after a purse was stolen at a supermarket in Preston.

Nicholas Howard, of Wray Crescent, Leyland, flouted his sexual offence prevention order just six weeks after being given a suspended jail sentence

Disgraced ex-nurse jailed for breach

A mental health nurse who was struck off for possessing indecent images of children and animals has been jailed after breaching his court order for a third time.
Saffie Rose Roussos

Saffie Roussos Funeral: Farewell to ‘a beautiful little girl’

The funeral of the youngest victim of the Manchester Arena terror attack Saffie Roussos takes place today.

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