Woman smothered her disabled lover with cushion

A woman who smothered her disabled lover with a pillow has been jailed for three years.

Kirkham prison

Tough punishment promised as 'dirty dozen' remain on run from prison

Ministry of Justice bosses insist offenders who abscond from Kirkham Prison will face tough punishments but are yet to answer questions over prisoners who remain at large.

Fishergate tribunal adjudicator, Stephen Knapp, takes a look at the signage

Don’t expect your money back Fishergate fine drivers told

Almost 30,000 drivers “fined” for using Fishergate bus lanes have been warned not to expect to be paid back – even if a test case rules in their favour.

Concerns have been raised over police welfare

Police welfare a priority insist force bosses

Lancashire Police says it takes staff welfare seriously following a survey which revealed high levels of stress among serving officers.

Police are appealing for information

APPEAL: 63-year-old woman injured in 'frightening' bag-snatch attempt

A 63-year-old woman was injured during a 'frightening' attack when a man tried to snatch her bag in Nelson, say police.
Firefighters from Blackpool have launched an arson investigation

Arson investigation after 'toilet set on fire' during Slimming World meeting

Firefighters from Blackpool have launched an arson investigation after they were called to a 'suspicious' fire at a Slimming World meeting in Layton, say fire services.
They are accused of shooting at the childrens legs with a BB gun as a form of chastisement.

Blackpool couple accused of 'shooting at own children'

A married couple have made their first appearance at court charged with repeatedly shooting at their own children as a punishment.

Kieran Heaton.

Lancaster teenager missing

A teenager has been missing from his home in Lancaster since Friday.

Kirkham Prison

Dozen criminals on the run from Lancashire prison

A dozen potentially violent criminals are at large in the county – but police won’t say who they are.

Fylde Coast
UPDATE: Police arrest teen, 15, after man suffers ‘significant’ injuries in city centre stabbing

UPDATE: Police arrest teen, 15, after man suffers ‘significant’ injuries in city centre stabbing

Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy from Preston after a man received a “stab type” wound outside a city centre fast food restaurant yesterday evening.

Rachel Baines

Lancashire Police failing stress test

Around half of police officers in Lancashire have suffered health issues as a result of on the job stress


Bucket used to throw paint over car in Heysham

Police put a picture of a bucket on Facebook in a bid to trace where it was bought after it was used to throw black paint over a car.

Scott Cardwell.

Cycle track arrest of most wanted Morecambe man

A wanted man who eluded the police for two weeks was captured walking on the cycle track.

Moor Park skate park. Pictured at its grand opening

Vandals cause bus disruption across city

Vandals caused bus disruption across Preston this morning.

Hoang Ho, aged 58, was arrested by British Transport Police

Man jailed for smuggling £34k of cannabis on train from Preston

A man who tried to smuggle £34,000 worth of drugs into Scotland on a Virgin train from Preston, has been jailed for 20 months.

Christopher McCarthy.

Man jailed for manslaughter of Morecambe traveller

A man has been sentenced to 10 years for the manslaughter of a Morecambe dad-of-three at a traveller site, by striking and running him over with his work van.

Police attended the scene of the accident

Preston man arrested after collision with van

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving following a collision with a white van, say police.
Crown Court

Man jailed for sexual activity with Chorley schoolgirl

An aircraft engineer who befriended a Chorley schoolgirl on the internet and performed sexual acts with her has been jailed for 28 months.

Crews attended the fire on Burnslack Road

Preston fire fighters attend "deliberate" fire

Firefighters were called to a blaze after a sofa was "deliberately" set on fire, say fire services.

Latest court news

Lancashire court listings - Monday, February 20, 2017

Here is this week's round-up of cases at Preston’s courts
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