Crime file - 29/01/13

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A round-up of crime stories from across Lancashire

Town park still hit by nuisance

Police are continuing to investigate reports of anti-social behaviour at a popular Lancashire park. Residents living close to Worden Park have continued to report groups causing nuisance on the park, particularly around the play area. It has been made one of the area’s top priorities.

Appeal follows cold call fears

Police are appealing for the public’s help to find out if two cold callers are genuine. PC Dave Kerfoot, of Wyre Police, said: “We’ve received reports of two females in the Over Wyre area visiting properties and offering rolls of barbed wire for sale. “They may be genuine, but please contact us if you see them so we can ascertain who they are.” Call police on 101.

Illegal parking fears on road

Residents on a Preston road have raised concerns over vehicles parking illegally. Powis Road, Ashton, residents say cars are parking illegally at the junction with Tulketh Road, with vehicles often blocking the road signs. Neighbourhood police officers are investigating.

Date for next PACT meeting

The next meeting of Leyland town centre and St Ambrose’s Police and Communities Together (PACT) meeting takes place on February 7. It will be held at Leyland Methodist Junior School, Canberra Road, Leyland, and the meeting gets underway at 6pm. Any residents can attend.

Police action over disorder

Investigations have been launched into reports of anti-social behaviour in Brookfield, Preston. Residents have reported nuisance around Brookfield Methodist Church and Brookfield Church of Ascension. Youths are also said to be congregating in Leyburn Close gardens and in Park Close during evenings.

Youth worries at night time

Leyland residents have voiced concerns to police about groups of youths congregating in Balfour Court and causing nuisance during evenings. Officers have also been made aware of problems around the Bannister Drive shops and flats at night time.