Mental health in crisis as police officers care for ill with no beds available

Police officers are looking after mental health patients instead of going out on the beat due to a shortage of psychiatric beds in Lancashire, a senior officer has revealed.


New instant roadside breathalysers will not give drink-drivers time to sober up

Moves to introduce new roadside breathalysers that will allow police to gather on-the-spot proof of drink-driving have been welcomed in Lancashire.

Part of Hornby Road (Image: Google).

Car set alight in Blackpool in 'deliberate' attack

A car was set on fire this morning (Sunday, June 17) in what is believed to be a deliberate arson attack.
Valeri Belokon

Waiting game for ex-Pool director Belokon in court battle with former wife

The former director of Blackpool FC is waiting to see whether he has won a High Court battle over money with his former wife who is fighting for millions of pounds.

Aaron Whitney. Have you seen him?

Man, 20, wanted in connection to 'serious domestic violence incident' that saw a woman held captive

Police are looking to speak to a Lancashire man in relation to a serious domestic violence incident that saw a woman held in captivity, handcuffed and threatened with a knife.

Parents of baby found alone on sand dunes in St Annes are arrested

The parents of a baby boy who was discovered alone on the sand dunes in St Annes have been arrested.

Associate director Alex Summers. (s)

Lancashire Police spotlight child grooming in new theatre resource

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


Former foster mum jailed over thefts from elderly client at her care job

A cash strapped woman penned a fake reference to obtain a care job - then stole from one of her vulnerable clients.
Timmis appeared before Blackpool magistrates

Man in court over historic sex offences

A Lancashire man has made his first appearance at court charged with historic sex offences.

Police at the Preston New Road fracking site.

Fracking linked to rise in Blackpool crime

The impact of policing the Lancashire fracking operation on crime-fighting in Blackpool has been questioned after a rise in offences.

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper

Man admits plot to murder Lancashire MP

An alleged National Action member has admitted plotting to murder a Lancashire MP.

St Annes businessman Ian Dollery, with his wife Andrea

Report says killer was a ‘high risk to others’

The brutal random murder of a businessman by a self-styled ‘son of Satan’ could not have been prevented, according to a report into the care of the psychotic killer.


Football yobs banned from going to Russia

Fifteen Fylde coast football fans are among 69 across Lancashire to have had their passports confiscated by police as part of a national clampdown on potential violence ahead of the World Cup in Russia.
AFC Fylde

Football coach bailed again in text probe

A football coach at AFC Fylde arrested after sending “inappropriate” messages to one of the club’s youth players has been bailed again.

Mark McGinty

Violent Kirkham attacker who stamped on mum has his appeal attempt refused

A dad who claimed his extended jail term for trying to suffocate his former partner was "manifestly excessive" has had his appeal bid dismissed.


Lancashire councils could get new terror alert from MI5

Councils and other public sector organisations in Lancashire could in the future receive information about potential terror suspects from MI5.

‘No doubt they will be given one more chance’

Readers react to the news next year’s young farmers’ event in Blackpool has been put ‘on hold’. It follows an ‘appalling’ display of behaviour by some young farmers during the first May bank holiday, which left the future of the event in doubt


Suspended sentence for student who filmed six-year-old in Lytham pub toilet

A Preston student who filmed a six-year-old boy in the toilets of a Lancashire pub, and also downloaded indecent images of other youngsters from the dark web, has been handed a suspended jail sentence at Preston Crown Court.


Your say on rural crime in Lancashire is important

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, has urged people living in rural areas across the county to have their say before the National Rural Crime Survey closes this coming weekend.

Shoplifting costs  the county millions

REVEALED: Shoplifting on the increase across Lancashire

Online marketplace investigated the total number of shoplifting offences recorded by 42 police forces across England and Wales last year. This is what they found.

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