Man jailed for taking lost race number to realise London Marathon ‘dream’

A London Marathon impostor who swiped a lost race number to see "a dream come true" has been jailed for 16 weeks.

Police have issued a fraud warning

Pensioner conned out of cash by bogus police officer

An elderly man was conned out of thousands of pounds by a man posing as a police officer

Dimitrus Amulis, aged 25, of Leyland Lane in Leyland, has been charged with one count of sexual assault.

Man charged over alleged sexual assault at Preston Train Station

A man is due to appear in court over allegations of sexual assault at Preston Train Station, say police.

An appeal has been launched after a woman was seriously injured

Woman suffers serious injuries in mass brawl at Tarleton pub

A woman was seriously injured during a "mass brawl" at a pub in Tarleton, say police.
Anyone caught can be prosecuted for perverting the course of justice

One in five drivers has taken penalty points for someone else, survey finds

Around a fifth (19%) of motorists have taken penalty points for another driver, a survey suggests.

Do you recognise this woman?

NATIONAL APPEAL: Mystery of unknown woman found dead and severely decomposed

Mystery surrounds the identity of a woman whose body was found severely decomposed.


M55 death crash driver jailed - heartbroken partner recalls ‘fun-loving and caring man’

The heartbroken partner of a man killed in a horrific motorway crash stood before his killer in court and spoke of the devastating impact on her life.
Marland was arrested as part of Operation Nexus, a crackdown on drug dealers in Preston

Heroin dealer's 'soft' sentence increased

A Preston heroin dealer snared in an undercover police probe had his ‘too soft’ sentence upped by senior judges.

Court news

‘Paedophile’ coach told training squad player he loved him, court hears

Ex-pro footballer Billy Seymour has told a court how "paedophile" coach Bob Higgins broke down in tears, got down on his knees and told him that he loved him in a bid to stop him leaving his training squad.

Police have confirmed the sad news

Police confirm death of Burnley road traffic accident victim

The young man involved in a collision in Burnley at the weekend has sadly died.

Former Lancashire private school teacher jailed for making sick images of children

A former private school headteacher has been given a jail term for making sick images of children.

Disgraced former police officer Jayson Lobo

Sex criminal ex officer told he must serve full jail term

A disgraced former police officer and athlete who secretly filmed sex acts with women he met on dating sites today lost an appeal against his jail term.


Man arrested after thieves hack their way into shipping container at Preston Docks

A man was arrested after raiders brazenly attempted to hack their way into a shipping container at Preston Docks using an angle grinder, say police.

Paedophile football coach Barry Bennell launches sentence challenge

Paedophile football coach Barry Bennell is set to have his 30-year prison sentence reviewed by leading judges.


Police are 'looking after mental health patients rather than being on the beat'

Police officers are looking after mental health patients instead of going out on the beat due to a shortage of psychiatric beds in Lancashire, a senior officer has revealed.
The damaged book of condolence to Peter Rankin

Fury as sick vandal damages book of condolence to former Preston Council leader

A sick vandal has damaged the book of condolence in memory of former Preston Council leader Peter Rankin
Valentin Poiana

'I feel like I’m suffocating' - harrowing words of trafficking victim in diary found during raid

The heartbreaking diary of a Romanian woman trafficked into the UK has been revealed as a Preston man and seven other gang members begin jail terms.
Police road closures are in place

UPDATE: Bomb alert at BAE

A 'suspicious item' that sparked a bomb scare at BAE posed no threat to the public, police have revealed.
Lancashire PC Jonathan Ardron (left) with Commander Stuart Cundy of the Metropolitan Police.

Lancashire Police officer recognised for helping families in their darkest hour

A Lancashire Police officer has been recognised for his commitment and dedication to bereaved families.
Clifton Hotel

Hotel resident accused of Preston manslaughter appears in court

A man is to appear before Preston Crown Court accused of the manslaughter of a 35-year-old at a Preston hotel.

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