A round-up of crime stories from across Lancashire
Thief stole £20 of store’s meat
Police are hunting a shoplifter who stole £20 of meat from a Tesco store. The incident happened at the Tesco Express store in Longridge Road, Ribbleton, Preston. The thief struck some time on January 17. Police said the thief simply walked into the store, picked up the meat and walked past the tills.
Yob scratched car door panel
A vandal scratched the panels of a car parked in Preston. The incident happened in Frenchwood Avenue, Preston, between 1pm and 2pm on January 16. The offender scratched the off-side wing and doors of the black BMW 320D. Anyone with information can call police on 101.
Bike stolen from shed
Police are appealing for information after a mountain bike was stolen from a locked shed in Lancaster. The offence occurred at Ripley St Thomas School on Ashton Road, between 8.10am on Thursday and 8.30pm on Friday. The bike is a Trex 6300 adults mountain bike, 2010 model in white and root brown colour with front suspension, front and rear lights. Anyone with information should contact PC John Bradshaw on 101 quoting crime reference BA1300168.
Dog owners facing fines
Irresponsible dog owners have been warned they are being targeted in a new crackdown. Following continued complaints about dog fouling, some green spaces in Garstang have been highlighted by Wyre Council as problem areas. Patrols are undertaken where reports of dog fouling are received and fines can be handed out.