More than 20 vulnerable residents of crime spot property 'could be made homeless' in Chorley on Friday

Plans to seek a legal order to close a notorious property which houses people with mental health issues and addictions have been met with concern.
Clifton Hotel

Preston hotel manslaughter accused to face a trial

A man is to face a trial over a death at a Preston Hotel.

Nice and Spicy, Lancaster

Assets could be seized from pair who employed illegal workers

Two men who hired illegal workers to staff their chain of Indian takeaways are to learn their financial fate on Thursday.

Clifton Hotel on Fishergate

‘Preston hotel was like understaffed prison’

The closure of two crime-riddled city centre hotels may be short lived, it emerged today.

Preston Town Hall

Racist public order incident between two feuding women happened at Town Hall

A woman launched into a racist tirade in a waiting area in Preston Town Hall when she saw her former next door neighbour.

The moment the laser was shone at police helicopter in May

Green laser was 'shone into cockpit' of police helicopter as it searched for a vulnerable pensioner with dementia

A man who dazzled a police pilot when he shone a laser into a helicopter has been fined by magistrates.

Preston Crown Court

Jurors clear Weeton and Kirkham cadet leader of sexual assault charges

A cadet leader has been found not guilty of allegations he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl.


APPEAL: Have you seen absconded prisoner?

Police are appealing for help to trace an absconded prisoner.

The device opened to revealed a hidden compartment

'Mission Impossible' style contraption swung away from wall to reveal contraband in Chorley shop

An arrogant shopkeeper swore at Lancashire Trading Standards officers when they rumbled a specially converted hidden compartment full of counterfeit tobacco products.


Jailed tanning salon boss who made £370,000 from drug empire must pay back £6,000

A woman who used her tanning salon as a front for an organised crime group in Leyland has been ordered to pay back some of her ill gotten gains.
Roger Bessent

Lancashire directors banned from running companies after two pension companies are closed in the 'public interest'

The directors of two pension firms which were closed down have received disqualifications over the companies' mismanagement of members’ funds.

Ieuan Jones

Ex Adlington pub landlord convicted of historic sexual assaults against two boys while working at a football club chef

A former licensee has been found guilty of indecently assaulting two teenage boys while working for Wrexham football club.

Ryan Knowles

Jail for lying roofer who claimed victim was 'trying to defraud him'

A rogue trader is starting a 24 week prison term.


OAP starting seven year prison sentence for historic abuse of young girls

A pensioner has been jailed after being found guilty of a string of sexual assaults against children dating back more than 30 years.

Paul Johnson

Owner of dog training firm who told benefit bosses he couldn't walk must do unpaid work

A man who declared to benefit bosses that he 'couldn't walk more than 20 metres' was working as a HGV driver and running his own dog training business, a court has heard.
Winifred Sweeney

Drug smuggling at HMP Wymott foiled when inmate 'slid his hand up to mum's bra' during prison visit

An inappropriate hug between a mother and son led to a prison smuggling discovery, a court has heard.

Investigators caught men working at height from a van roof

PICTURES: Preston eaterie fined £15,000 over health and safety flouts

This is the moment two workers at a Chinese restaurant try to erect a sign - after climbing on to the roof of a van.

Fake car mats seized

Couple must pay back £10,500 of ill gotten gains over Chorley based dodgy car mat ring

A couple linked to a business that sold counterfeit branded car mats to unsuspecting motorists made £60,000 ill gotten gains from their illicit endeavours, a court has found.

Crown Court

Electrical firm worker accused of defrauding Preston employers

The director of a Preston electrical firm broke down in tears at the trial of his former employee who is accused of defrauding him.

Preston Magistrates' Court

Mentally ill man had to be subdued by police after assaulting PC

An agitated man with mental health issues had to be Pava sprayed after assaulting an officer who was concerned for his wellbeing.

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