Drunk Preston man who kicked his dog in confusion after being assaulted gets three year animal ban

A man has admitted kicking his dog - but says he was dazed after being violently assaulted.
James Gildea

Boy, six, was filmed in Preston pub toilets by pervert

A politics student who filmed a young boy in the toilets of a Preston pub was later found to have downloaded indecent images of other youngsters from the dark web.

Lancashire Police

Stretched Lancashire Police's rest day crisis revealed amid claims of police shortages across England and Wales.

Police officers across the county are owed thousands of hours in unclaimed rest days, new figures reveal.
Jonathan Lee

Motorist accused of causing death of cyclist in Freckleton

A van driver accused of causing the death of a cyclist has appeared before a court.

Dane Pointon, previously jailed for hitting man with a bag during same incident

Thug brandished hammer at Leyland railway station and other hit man with bag

A group of rail passengers were threatened with a hammer when they tried to pacify a trio who were being rowdy at Leyland Station.
Aiden Daly

Man who kicked dog and had a fight with owner will miss birth of his child

A dad-to-be has been jailed for repeatedly kicking the pet dog of a man he had previously brandished an 18 inch machete at.

Dylan Crossey

Driver cleared of causing death of cyclist Dylan, 15

A motorist has been formally acquitted of causing the death of Preston teenager Dylan Crossey by dangerous driving.
Delwyn Savigar

Leyland child rapist who headed paedophile 'bulletin board' is given replacement court order to protect public

A Leyland rapist who was at the centre of the UK arm of a global paedophile ring has been given a new court order to protect the public.
Burnley Crown Court

Rogue trader duo jailed over conning pensioners

Two men who ran a firm that conned consumers into unnecessary home improvement work have been jailed and disqualified from being company directors.
Matthew Harrison

"You showed no remorse" judge tells Leyland driver who swapped seats after near fatal crash that left Blackpool man in coma

A motorist who made his drunk friend change seats with him after a pedestrian was flung 25ft into the air in a near fatal crash has been jailed for five years by a senior judge.
Dylan Crossey

Accused driver who drove off after his car struck a boy told police it 'could have been a flaming rock'

The motorist whose car killed a teenage cyclist told officers he did not stop after hearing a bang because he was 'shellshocked'.
Peter Ainsley

'You should hang your head in shame,' judge tells thug who robbed Lancaster OAP

A robber who left a frail 80-year-old disabled man lying on his back next to his walking frame has been jailed for four years.
Preston Magistrates' Court

Preston stabbing accused appears in dock

A defendant has made his first appearance in court accused of murdering a Preston man.

The Fleece

Gunman who pulled barmaid round by her hair is jailed

An armed robber who threatened a pub worker with a handgun before making off with takings has been imprisoned for 11 years.

HMP Preston

Coroner raises concern over Preston Prison's procedure after inmate suicide

A coroner has demanded action after the death of a vulnerable prisoner in HMP Preston.

Crown Court

Two men face sentence after lying about Preston road incident

Jurors have found a man guilty of driving a car at two police officers as he tried to avoid being caught.

Jack Haddon

Senior judge jails dangerous driver whose abandoned Audi rolled down a Chorley hill and struck BMW

An car dumped by a dangerous driver after a high speed police pursuit rolled down a hill and narrowly missed a woman, a court has heard.
Crown Court

Accused motorist denies dangerous driving after evading police in Preston

A motorist allegedly drove at two officers before fleeing the scene, a court has heard.


Bamber Bridge pensioner 'got knife from his flat' after landlord served eviction notice

An evicted pensioner armed himself with a six inch knife as he rowed with his landlord and two men in a takeaway.

David Christie

BREAKING: Blackpool dad jailed for life after being found guilty of murdering his baby son

A murdering dad who violently shook his son so hard it killed him has been jailed for life.
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