Missing man has links to Blackpool and Preston

Police are appealing for information after a 43-year-old man went missing from Preston.

PC John Kingsley-Mills, right, with leading officer Jess Cooper, retrieving around 500 cannabis plants from a house on Edgeton Road

More than 500 plants seized from cannabis farm

Police discovered a huge haul of cannabis plants at a Blackpool house after they were tipped off by members of the public.

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Officers said youngsters have been climbing their way onto a building site in St Andrews Road North, St Annes, once workers have left for the day, to smoke cannabis and lob building materials onto the nearby traintrack.

‘You’ve drop your keys’ - Police send message to kids causing mayhem at building site

Are these your keys? If so, the police would like a word!

Stephen Allen, 37, of Warrington Road, Prescot, was sentenced to six years and nine months in prison after pleading guilty to possessing the class A drug.

£70,000 of cocaine found in secret compartment of van on M55

A man has been jailed after hiding 2kg of cocaine worth £70,000 in a secret compartment in his van.

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Police have revealed the knives that were handed in as part of the amnesty

68 knives, including a machete, surrendered in amnesty

Police have revealed that more than 68 knives were handed-in across Lancashire during its two-week amnesty as part of Operation Sceptre.
Dr Richard Clayton, director of Cambridge Cybercrime Centre who gave a talk at a cybercrime conference held at the University of Central Lancashire

CYBER CRIME: If it looks too good to be true, it probably is

Cyber criminals are taking advantage of people looking to rent quality accommodation at a decent price. AASMA DAY finds out how fraudsters are targeting students in particular with accommodation scams.

Police would like to speak to these men in connection with the incident

CCTV APPEAL: Elderly woman has purse stolen in St Annes

An elderly lady had her purse stolen at a supermarket in St Annes, say police.
Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool: From the courts 17-08-17

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

Benjamin Brooks

Pervert doctor’s prison sentence cut on appeal

A hospital doctor who claimed overwork at Blackpool Vic led to him sexually assaulting young girls has had his sentence slashed by Appeal Court judges.

Chris Parker

'Homeless hero' denies stealing from stricken Manchester Arena attack victims

"Homeless hero" Chris Parker said "I have done nothing. Absolutely nothing" after he was accused in court of stealing from two people injured in the Manchester Arena bombing

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Tablet computers are among banned items discovered behind bars

Computer tablets thrown into grounds of jail

Computer tablets have been thrown into prison grounds in the latest example of contraband smuggling to hit the jail estate.

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261 cats were reported stolen in 2016

40% rise in number of cats stolen over two years, study shows

The number of cats stolen in the UK jumped by 40% in two years, a new study has revealed.

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Shop sold food which was SEVEN months out-of-date

A shop was found to be selling food which was up to seven months out of date.

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Warrant issued for man accused of selling food unfit for human consumption

The boss of a takeaway who is accused of selling food unfit for human consumption has been put on the wanted list.

Police attempted to use a stinger on Fleetwood Road which they say was spotted by the occupants of the car who then headed back towards Mill Farm.
Pic: Lancashire Police

Three arrested after pursuit through Blackpool to Preston

Three men have been arrested following an overnight pursuit through Blackpool and Preston, say police.

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Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool: From the courts 16-08-17

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

Donna Hartley outside court

Besotted pupil told driving instructor ‘you can hurt me’ as she tried to woo him

A besotted pupil who obsessed over her driving instructor to the extent he feared leaving his home has been convicted of stalking him.

Police said they are looking to speak to this man about a wallet theft at The Craft House in Lytham

Bar owner blasts ‘scumbag’ caught on camera nicking his wallet as he gets ready to open up

A bar owner has branded an opportunist thief a ‘scumbag’ who ‘deserves to be locked up’.

The light was used to illuminate steps up to Ms Simkin's home, at the back at this house

‘Lytham lighthouse row’ - over a single bulb - ends in costly court case

A neighbourly dispute over a security light spilled over into a court case estimated to have cost taxpayers thousands of pounds.

County councillor Geoff Driver

Cabinet considers top team shake-up at county hall

Lancashire County Council’s most senior officers could be ousted as the council’s cabinet prepares to consider three proposals for a restructure of the council’s top management team.

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