A round-up of crime stories from across Lancashire
Yob nuisance hits buildings
Concerns have been raised over anti-social behaviour at some of Lancaster city centre’s most frequented buildings. The city museum and library have both been the site of anti-social behaviour, according to residents in the city. Police are probing both allegations as a matter of priority.
Concerns over HGV damage
Police are continuing to monitor concerns over heavy goods vehicles causing damage to homes in part of Preston. Fears have been raised by residents in Egerton Road, Ashton. Neighbours are concerned that heavy vehicles travelling on the road are causing vibration and damage to the road and nearby properties. Police are monitoring.
Patrols set to tackle burglary
High visibility patrols and letter drops are to be held around the Preston village of Inskip to warn residents about burglary. Police will also work with neighbourhood watch in a bid to reduce the number of incidents.
Students to be warned at uni
Police are to speak to students starting the new term at a Lancashire university to raise awareness of personal safety and thefts on campus. Both issues were raised as top priorities at the last meeting of Lancaster University’s Police and Community Together committee. The next meeting is on October 10.
Pavement bike menace probe
Police in Preston are probing a different kind of bike menace – bicycles being ridden on pavements. The issue has been reported as a particular problem in the Plungington area of the city.
Offender seen during break-in
A probe has been launched after an offender was seen breaking into a Ford vehicle parked on Mill Court, Longridge, just after 3am on September 9. The front offside door window was smashed before the offender walked off towards Willows Park Lane. A Kia vehicle which had been entered and searched.
Vandals cause door damage
Around £250 of damage was caused after a vandal targeted a Vauxhall car. The yob used a key to scratch the front offside door of the vehicle whilst it was parked on the private driveway of a property on Jeffrey Avenue, Longridge, September 6 and 7.