A round-up of crime stories from across Lancashire
Caravan set on fire by arsonist
A caravan was set alight by a suspected arsonist. Crews from Chorley Fire Service were called to the blaze on the morning of Wednesday, October 31. The caravan and its contents were completey destroyed by the fire on Bradley Lane, Eccleston, Chorley. Contact 0800 555 111.
Car damaged by intruder
A Vauxhall Corsa car was broken into on Sunday morning. An intruder forced their way into the vehicle which was parked on Hill Crest Avenue, Ingol, Preston at around 6.10am. None of the contents were stolen as the vandal was disturbed by a neighbour.
Fears over car park nuisance
Concerns have been raised over anti-social behaviour on a city car park. Police in Broadgate are investigating reports of nuisance behaviour on the car park to the rear of Fishergate Hill and Walton’s Parade. Officers have been told youths have been congregating in the car park and causing a general nuisance in the vicinity.
Thieves stole six flagstones
Police are hunting two thieves who targeted a renovated house and stole six large York stone flags and a yellow cement mixer. It happened on Waterloo Terrace, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston at 7.30am on October 30. They were seen driving off in a vehicle.
Bike is stolen outside diner
A blue and grey Claude Butler touring bicycle was stolen by a thief when it was momentarily left outside a cafe. The bike was stolen from outside Jean’s Diner on Ribbleton Lane, Ribbleton, Preston, between 10.15am and 10.30am on October 31. Call police on 101.
Thief struck at city’s library
A white “Grit” scooter was stolen from the doorway of Ribbleton library on Ribbleton Hall Drve, Ribbleton, Preston. It happened between 2pm and 3pm on October 31. The scooter, which had black handle grips and no brakes, was left unlocked.
Washer stolen from rear shed
A blue Hyundai pressure washer was stolen from a shed in a back garden on City Views, Preston, between 11pm on October 28 and 8am the next day, police said.