Graduate 'Gunned down in revenge attack for helping convict rape gang'

The mother of a personal trainer shot dead outside his home believes he was killed as revenge after helping convict a gang of rapists.

Stephen Unwin, 42, and William McFall, 51

Sadistic killers will never be released from prison

Two convicted killers who tortured and murdered a Vietnamese mother-of-two while out on licence have been told they will never be freed.

Crown Court

Woman who caused death of Fleetwood moped rider, 19, in Lancaster crash gets unpaid work

A motorist who caused a fatal crash in Lancaster has avoided prison.

Playing Liv, who is groomed and abused by her older boyfriend, was almost too much to bear for Burnley actress Sophie. (s)

Lancashire Police warning about child grooming in theatre show

Lancashire Police is using the power of theatre to highlight the dangers of child grooming.

Fir Trees Farm

Trio face court case over allegations of abuse of seaside donkeys at farm in Salwick

A man and two women are to appear in court over allegations donkeys and dogs were abused at a farm.

Staff and children from The Little People at the Limes nursery with Louis Hunt from Lancashire Garden Services

Longridge's community spirit shines through in vandalism aftermath

The Longridge community has shown its true colours after rallying around a town nursery blighted by mindless vandalism.

Lancashire County Council is at the centre of a long-running enquiry

Council leader 'intimidated witnesses' claim court documents

Lancashire County Council leader Geoff Driver was involved in activity "clearly designed to intimidate, belittle and undermine" witnesses in the long-running One Connect enquiry, newly published court documents reveal.
PD Kato helped to catch a suspect near Pope Lane

Police hunt down suspected car thieves with dogs in Penwortham

Three suspected car thieves were hunted down with dogs after they allegedly fled from a stolen car in Penwortham, say police.

Off-duty Lancashire policemen who tackled man with 8-inch blade hailed as heroes

Four off-duty police officers from Lancashire – one of them a former Preston North End star – have been hailed as heroes after tackling a knifeman and a 12-strong mob in a park.

VIDEO: Police appeal after violent Preston robbery

Preston police are appealing for information after a violent robbery in the city centre.

Court news

Jail for transgender beautician who assaulted police constable

A transgender beautician has been locked up for attacking a constable weeks after she avoided jail for pushing an off-duty police officer onto the Tube track.


Brave locals step in to stop car spinning round roundabout

Brave folk dashed into a busy roundabout to stop a motorist continuously driving around it with smoke billowing from the vehicle.

Truro Crown Court. Pic Google

Murder accused dumped girlfriend's body parts in bins and toilet, court told

A man beat his girlfriend to death with a rock and a metal pole before chopping up her body and disposing of it in dustbins and down a toilet, a court has heard.

A 15-year-old, who was allegedly armed with a knife, followed a woman on Fishergate Hill

Teen arrested after attempted robbery in Preston

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery in Preston, say police.

The scene on the westbound M55 after a five vehicle smash

M55 CRASH: Lorry driver surrenders passport as case begins into fatal m-way crash

A man has made his first appearance at court charged with causing a death by carelessly driving a large articulated lorry which was involved in multi vehicle pile up on the M55.

Police would like to speak these people in connection with the assault in McDonald's in Leyland

Woman loses vision in eye after unprovoked assault at Leyland fast food restaurant

A woman has lost the sight in one eye after she was viciously assaulted in a fast food restaurant in Leyland, say police.

House at corner of Acregate Lane and Tennyson Street, Preston

PICTURES: Man fined over repairs failure at eyesore house in Preston

This is the house at the centre of a court battle which has seen a homeowner fined for flouting a notice to make improvements.

Two teenagers were arrested after the car was stung on Shore Brow

Teenagers arrested after car sting in Chorley

Two teenagers have been arrested in Leyland after a car was allegedly stolen overnight, say police.
Police are appealing for information after teenager Brittany Williams went missing

APPEAL: Girl, 15, missing in Preston

Police have launched an appeal to find a teenage girl who has gone missing in Preston.

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