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Police crackdown on yobs proves a success

Police are deciding whether to continue an operation to crack down on stone throwing yobs.

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Ex-footballer David Lean

Abuse victim takes steps to help service

A sexual abuse victim is hoping to turn his traumatic experience into something positive as he tries to raise much-needed funds for a counselling service that supported him in his darkest hour.

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New top cop wants a ‘first class response’ for Fylde and Wyre

The man in charge of policing Fylde and Wyre insists fighting crime is only a fraction of what his officers are expected to deal with.

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Preston Crown Court

Mum in plea to spare criminal teen jail term

A teenager who was caught growing cannabis has narrowly avoided a prison term after his mother gave a heartfelt account of his childhood difficulties to a court.

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Police and abulance services on Coronation Street. Picture by Agnes Ashe

‘Verbally abusive’ man tried to enter ambulance

A man became aggressive and tried to force his way onto an ambulance.

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Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Blackpool: From the courts 16-01-17

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

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Denis Thwaites and his wife Elaine from Blackpool were killed in the massacre

Tunisia massacre inquest for Blackpool victims to begin

Inquests into the deaths of the 30 Britons, including Denis Thwaites and his wife Elaine from Blackpool, who died in the Tunisia beach massacre of 2015 will begin today.

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Peter Street, Blackpool. Picture from Google maps

‘Serious assault’ claim was hoax call

Claims of a serious assault at a Blackpool house turned out to be a hoax call, police say.

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Gerard Walsh and Lynne Brough chased down and caught a shoplifter who nabbed a bag of steaks from The Co-op on Coronation Street

Eagle-eyed hotelier snares steak stealer

The stakes were high when one have-a-go hero chased and caught a shoplifter.

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Fleetwood Town

Football club ticket refund fraudster avoids jail

A former worker at Fleetwood Town FC has narrowly avoided an immediate jail term after admitting being involved in a ticket refund fraud.

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Libby Bateman (CLA North Adviser), Clive Grunshaw (Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner), Brent Jackson (owner of smallholding in Pilling), Lorraine Ellwood (Rural and Wildlife Crime Coordinator at Lancashire Constabulary) and Barbara Mackie (CLA Lancashire Branch Committee Member). They are cracking down on hare coursing

Crackdown on hare hunters

Police and a countryside organisation have teamed up to encourage people to report hare coursing.

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Wanted man Connor Dewhurst

'DON'T APPROACH HIM': Police hunt for man who 'could be hiding out in Blackpool hotel or B&B'

A wanted man could be holed up in a Blackpool hotel or bed and breakfast, police said.

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Beach Road, Cleveleys
Image: Google

Woman appears in court on attempted murder charge

A woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend in the abdomen has made her first appearance at court.
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BBE Law in Lytham Road which was vandalised on Wednesday night

Solicitors targeted in window-smashing rampage

A pensioner escaped with a caution after smashing a number of windows at a solicitors.

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Police dismantling a suspected cannabis factory in Mitcham Road

Police swoop on suspected cannabis factory

Police used bolt cutters to access an industrial unit following the discovery of a suspected cannabis factory in Blackpool.

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Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Blackpool: From the courts 13-01-17

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

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Police appeal

Police appeal to trace man after woman’s unexplained death

Police who want to speak to a male friend of a 45-year-old woman whose body was found at her home in Lancashire say he may be in Blackpool.

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Policing at Heights officers in training

Meet the coppers with a head for heights

Ever wondered what happens when police need to tackle dizzying heights to retrieve evidence or bring someone to safety?

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Beach Road, Cleveleys
Image: Google

Attempted murder arrest after man stabbed

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a stabbing at a home in Cleveleys

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Stanley Park

Footballer knocked unconscious after horror attack during match

A football player was knocked unconscious and suffered convulsions after he was punched by an opponent during a match at Stanley Park.

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