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Concern for missing Chorley girl, 15

Lancashire police have appealed for information about a missing teenager from Charnock Richard.

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Arsonists set fire to van near Lancaster

Arsonists set fire to van near Lancaster

Firebugs are thought to have set a van ablaze in Halton near Lancaster.

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Firefighters used one hose to douse the car blaze

Suspicious blaze at empty Blackpool hotel

Police are investigating after a fire at a derelict Blackpool hotel.

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former police officer Jayson Lobo

Former Lancashire policeman jailed for secretly filming sex encounters with seven women

An ex- Lancashire police officer who secretly filmed his sexual encounters with seven women has been jailed for three years.

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The case was heard at Liverpool Crown Court

Former staff found guilty of swindling university

A university has 'serious questions to answer' after two of its employees were found guilty of fraud.

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Pumpkin the puppy was found abandoned in woodland in Kirkham

Abandoned puppy was too ill to survive

A puppy has had to be put down after she was found, alone and starving, in Lancashire woodland.
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Specialist investigators are interviewing the suspected victims who worked at the Shiny car wash

Anti-slavery police swoop at Preston car wash

A man suspected of trafficking workers into the UK to work at a hand car wash in Preston has been arrested following a raid.
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Preston Crown Court

Car traders who misled customers trying to return faulty cars to Preston garage are banned from being directors

The owners of a Preston garage that misled customers over their rights have been banned from being company directors for three years by a judge.

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Man dragged off street into car and threatened with knife in Penwortham

Man dragged off street into car and threatened with knife in Penwortham

A man was dragged off the street into a car and threatened with a knife during a terrifying robbery in Penwortham, say police.

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Ben Pennington was punched inside the the Level One nightclub in Market Street Darwen on October 15 last year and suffered a serious head injury.

Parents of assault victim Ben are pleading for witnesses of the attack to come forward

One year on, police are re-appealing for witness to an assault at a nightclub which left a man with a severe head injury.

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Cash machine torn from supermarket wall in overnight raid

The hunt is on for raiders who ripped a cash machine from a supermarket wall in Preesall, say police.
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Samantha Brooks

Concern for missing Samantha

Police say they are increasingly concerned for the welfare of a woman who went missing after saying she was meeting someone in Preston.
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Fracking protesters guilty of trespass

Fracking protesters guilty of trespass

A group of anti fracking campaigners who had to be physically cut away from a plastic pipe during a heated protest at an industrial site have been found guilty of aggravated trespass.

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Darren Critchley was awarded the New Zealand Police Associations Bravery Award for his heroics last December.

Top cop Darren awarded renowned New Zealand bravery award

The heroics of a former Preston police officer have seen him awarded New Zealand’s highest police bravery award.
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Police said a man has died after a motorbike accident in Morecambe.

Man dies after motorbike crash in Morecambe

A man has died after a motorbike accident in Morecambe.

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Ben Pennington was punched inside the the Level One nightclub in Market Street Darwen on October 15 last year and suffered a serious head injury.

APPEAL: One punch victim still suffering after attack one year on

A man from Preston who was attacked by a total stranger in a nightclub a year ago is still recovering from his injuries and requires regular care, say police.
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Mick Hall

City boxer jailed over break ins at home of ex and her new partner

A disgraced boxer who broke into his ex partner’s home and attacked her has been jailed for 22 months.
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Pictures show the Brett Lee's grave before it was damaged (left) and after vandals targeted it (right)

Grieving mother devastated after son's grave targeted by vandals

A grieving mother from Lancashire has spoken of her devastation after discovering her son's grave had been ransacked by vandals.
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A flat in Lancaster has been given a closure notice after complaints of drug dealing, anti-social behaviour and noise.

UPDATE: Police close Lancaster flat to dealers

A closure notice has been served on a flat in Lancaster following complaints of drug dealing, noise and anti-social behaviour.

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The 22-year-old man was arrested by police on Monday evening following a number of exposure incidents closeto the University of Central Lancashire earlier in the month.

Police in Preston arrest man after "indecent exposure" incidents

A man has been arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure in Preston, say police.

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