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APPEAL: Coat theft from Fleetwood pub

Police are appealing for information after a coat was stolen from a pub in Fleetwood.

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Clive Grunshaw

Police cannot continue to 'pick up slack' from public service cuts

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has welcomed a national report highlighting the pressure on forces to ‘pick up the slack’ from other public services.

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Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool: From the courts 20-04-17

Here is a round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

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Police would like to speak to this man in connection with the incident
Pic: Lancs Police

APPEAL: Stolen bank card used to make nearly £5k worth of purchases

Police are appealing for information after a stolen bank card was used to make thousands of pounds worth of purchases in Blackpool and Preston.

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Police at the scene of one of the raids

Eight arrested in crackdown on human trafficking for sex trade

Early morning raids have been carried out in Blackpool and Preston as part of an investigation into human trafficking, linked to prostitution.
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Barry Mains-Battle and Debbie Mains-Battle have had several issues with McDonalds on Amy Johnson Way

You have your say on unruly South Shore McDonald’s yobs

What would you do if someone threw a drink over you in a restuarant?

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Crews wearing breathing apparatus used hose-reel jets to extinguish the blaze on Sandicroft Road. 
Pic: Aaron Parfitt

Arson investigation launched after bins 'set alight' in North Shore

Police and fire services are investigating a 'suspicious' fire that started between two houses in a quiet residential road in North Shore.
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Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool: From the courts 19-04-17

Here is a round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

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Claire has been missing for over two weeks. 
Pic: Lancs Police

MISSING: Woman not seen for over two weeks after 'going to the shops'

Police are growing "increasingly concerned" for a missing woman who left her home to go to the shops 18 days ago.

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A drone in flight, as a specialist unit will spearhead efforts to stop drones dropping drugs and mobile phones into prisons.Picture by Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

New police crackdown on drones at prisons

New efforts to tackle the use of drones to smuggle drugs and mobile phones into prisons have been announced.

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Police are growing increasingly concerned for missing Elise Wareing

Girl, 12, missing from home

A 12-year-old girl has gone missing from her home in South Shore, say police.
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Damage to the windows of one of the shelters

Vandals attack Grade II listed St Annes’ seafront shelters

St Annes’ famous seafront shelters have been vandalised once more.

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No broadcast date for crime documentary

No broadcast date for crime documentary

TV chiefs are still unable to say when an episode of a TV show centred around a serious crime in Blackpool is due to be aired after it was postponed last week due to ‘legal reasons’.

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A group of fans police would like to speak to after AFC Fylde fans' coaches were attacked

Witness appeal after football coaches attacked

Two coaches carrying football fans back to Lancashire were attacked with bricks and bottles.

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Boy, 4, traumatised after dog bit his face

Boy, 4, traumatised after dog bit his face

A little boy has been left traumatised after a dog bit him on his face.

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Tasers are rarely fired by Lancashire Police

Tasers figures show weapons rarely fired in Lancashire

Police in Lancashire drew their Tasers 151 times last year but did not use them on the majority of occasions.

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Police would like to speak to this woman

Appeal over supermarket purse theft

Police have launched an appeal following the theft of a purse from a supermarket.

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Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool: From the courts 14-04-17

Here is a round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

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Trespass reports have nearly doubled since 2011

Children putting their lives in danger trespassing on railway

Nearly 200 potentially deadly trespass incidents were reported on the railways around Blackpool and Preston last year.
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Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool: From the courts 13-04-17

Here is a round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

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