BBC Crimewatch Roadshow to air live from Preston Docks this morning

The Crimewatch Roadshow will be in Preston this morning to appeal directly to the public for help with unsolved cases.

Friday, 13th March 2020, 11:04 am

Presenter Michelle Ackerley will present the BBC One show lives from Preston Docks from 9.15am.

Ackerley continues her tour around the country with a visit to the city, where she will learn how drone technology is helping police crack down on wildlife criminals and trace missing people.

Meanwhile, in the studio, former detective Rav Wilding will share the latest crime appeals from Lancashire and elsewhere in the UK.

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He will also be taking a look at the latest crime-fighting tech - a piece of kit that allows police officers to take a virtual look inside the mind of a burglar.

Lancashire Police is urging viewers to tune in and help its detectives with some of the city's unsolved crimes.

The force tweeted: "Beautiful morning at Preston Docks, tune into BBC 1 at 9.15am to see the Drone in action.

"The Crimewatch Roadshow will be airing live from Preston Docks and among other things we will be appealing for information about various unsolved crimes."

Michelle Ackerley will present Crimewatch Roadshow 2020 live from Preston Docks and you can watch it live on BBC One at 9.15am. Pic: BBC

Among the unsolved crimes is the case of a drive-by shooting in Wigan.

On the afternoon of September 19, Ricky Price was driving into Wigan with his 3-year-old twin grandsons when a black Audi using false plates pulled up alongside his car.

The men in the car fired two shots - the second nearly severed Ricky’s arm, but thankfully both missed the young twins in the back seat.

Detectives will show CCTV of the incident for the first time in a bid to catch the people behind the brazen attack.

Michelle Ackerley will present Crimewatch Roadshow 2020 live from Preston Docks and you can watch it live on BBC One at 9.15am. Pic: BBC

Crimewatch Roadshow 2020 will broadcast live from Preston Docks on BBC One at 9.15am

Presenter Michelle Ackerley prepares to broadcast Crimewatch Roadshow live from Preston Docks at 9.15am (Friday, March 13)