A round-up of crime stories from across Lancashire
Unlicensed eel fisher is fined
A woman has been fined £65 after she was caught fishing for eels or freshwater fish without a licence. Madoline Acton, 38, of Dorchester Road, Garstang, admitted the offence at Lancaster Magistrates’ Court. Magistrates also ordered Acton to pay a £15 victim surcharge and costs of £127 to the Environment Agency.
Hundreds of slates stolen
Thieves have stolen 200 roof slates from outside a secluded cottage that was being renovated in Mere Brow, near Preston. It happened at The Gravel, some time between 5pm on January 30 and 9am the next day. The second hand slates were taken from a wooden pallet. Anyone with information about the theft should call police on 101.
Thief forced bike from rack
A thief forced a padlock on a ladies bike and stole the cycle. The criminal struck at the Ribble Halls on Victoria Street, Preston, some time between 8.35pm and 8.40pm on February 6. The bike had white writing on and had a ripped seat, police said. Witnesses can call 101.
Pricey shades were left in car
A pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses and a red satchel were stolen from a Citroen Saxo parked at Russell Court on Craggs Row, Preston, despite being hidden under a car seat. The thief struck between 1am and 1.15am on February 6.
Drunken man before courts
A man who admitted being drunk and disorderly has been given a 12 month conditional discharge. Shaun Aver, of Brockholes View, Preston, must pay a victim surcharge of £15. The 26-year-old appeared in court following an incident on December 9 last year in Church Street, Preston.