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Three-wheeled 'monstrosity' seized by police

Preston Police have seized a custom trike that has been a 'severe nuisance' to residents.

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Leroy Allen is wanted by police. Image via Preston Police Twitter account.

Police searching for Leroy Allen following burglaries and assault offences

Lancashire Police are searching for a man in his early thirties for offences committed last year.

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Gareth Burgess. Photo via Lancashire Police.

MISSING PERSON: Have you seen Gareth Burgess?

Police are searching for a man that was last seen in Blackpool.
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Some of the knives handed in to Lancashire Police as part of Operation Sceptre.

Final chance to hand in weapons

This weekend is your final chance to offer up knives to Lancashire Police.
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Craig Knight.

REGIONAL: A 'predatory' rapist who groomed a young girl is jailed for more than two decades

A 'dangerous' sex offender who groomed and abused a girl over a number of years has been sentenced to 26 years in prison.
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Top, L-R: Phipps-Corrigan, Collinson. Bottom, L-R: Jones, McKenna, Flowers.

OPERATION WARRIOR: Five sentenced as Lancashire Police tackle organised crime

Five men have been given jail sentences as part of Lancashire Police’s ongoing approach to tackling organised crime.
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John Buchanan who has been jailed for nine years at Canterbury Crown Court after he killed his girlfriend's former partner, Michael Ward, by throwing a knife at him through a car window. Photo credit: Kent Police/PA Wire

Knife-throwing killer jailed for nine years

A man who killed his girlfriend's former partner by throwing a knife at him through a car window has been jailed for nine years.

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Blackpool Magistrates Court

Removal man 'staged kidnapping and demanded ransom from his pregnant girlfriend so he could get drunk with pals'

A removal man from Blackpool staged his own kidnap and demanded a ransom from his pregnant girlfriend so he could get drunk with his mates, a court has heard.
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Prince of Wales

Chorley pub goer left victim with broken jaw

A reveller left a man with a broken jaw after a violent fracas outside a Chorley pub.

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Some people openly sobbed as the victims' names were read aloud at the vigil near the school in Parkland on Thursday night.

Vigil held for victims of Florida school shooting

At least 1,000 people have attended a candlelight vigil for the 17 victims of a school shooting in Florida.
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Branadine Gyimaah.

Appeal to find 14-year-old girl believed to be in Lancaster

Police are appealing for information to trace a 14-year-old girl who has gone missing.

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Branadine Gyimaah, left, was last seen at her home in Beeston on Wednesday, February 14. She is believed to be with Hamzar Ali, aged 25, pictured right, who has links to Lancaster.

Search for missing Leeds teenager believed to have traveled to Lancashire

Police are searching for a 14-year-old girl from Leeds who has gone missing.
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Owen Scott: Has been jailed for life at Sheffield Crown Court and ordered to serve a minimum term of 14 years for attempted murder. Photo credit: /PA Wire

Father who attempted to murder children with hammer jailed for life

A father attacked his three young children and stepdaughter with a hammer during a cocaine-induced psychotic episode and then drove them into a wall at 92mph, a court has heard.

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Call police on 101 with any information.

Closure order served on drug den Lancaster house

A full closure order has been served at a property in Lancaster after complaints of anti-social behaviour and drug dealing.

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David Lean, left, as a young player. He has spoken out about his abuse by Barry Bennell

'Why did nobody listen to me about evil Bennell?'

As disgraced former football coach Barry Bennell is convicted - again - of abusing young players, one of his former victims has lashed out at authorities for not acting sooner.
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Magistrates' Court

Fraud probe as elderly Preston couple's home sold 'without their knowledge'

A vulnerable couple’s home was allegedly sold behind their back and their finances destroyed in a large scale scam.

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Serial paedophile Barry Bennell has been convicted of abusing more young footballers after grooming them with claims that he could fulfil their dreams of a career in the sport.

Cheers of 'yes' as Bennell found guilty of 43 counts of child sex abuse

Serial paedophile Barry Bennell has been convicted of abusing more young footballers after grooming them with claims that he could fulfil their dreams of a career in the sport.

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CCTV of robbery at Turpin Green Stores

Extended sentences for armed robbers who attacked shopkeeper

Two thugs who carried out a terrifying armed raid in which a shopkeeper was hit with a hammer have been dubbed “dangerous offenders” by a judge.

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The man suffered a cut to his lip and was left with a permanent scar following the brutal attack which happened outside the Lost bar in Fazackerley Street

Appeal after doorman assaulted outside Chorley club

A doorman was hit in the face by a metal bar after he ejected a group of men from a nightclub in Chorley, say police.
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Victim Callum Lester, who was in hospital for eight days after suffering bruising on the brain, cannot remember the incident, Preston Crown Court was told. But during a victim impact statement he spoke of suffering nightmares about violence.

Man suffered brain injury after 'one punch attack' outside Preston nightclub

A man suffered a brain injury in a “one punch” attack in he  hit his head on a kerb.

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