Thirty drivers stopped at police checkpoint

More than 30 drivers have been stopped at a police checkpoint in Blackpool in a crackdown on drink drivers.

A car found off the road in Catforth. Photo: Lancs Roads Police

Police drink drive warning

The driver of this car has been arrested after a positive breath test.


Bringing light into the darkness for victims

How Lancashire’s victim support service team is providing vital help to the people who need it most.

The Spar in Lytham Road, Freckleton (Pic: Google)

LATEST: Three men in balaclavas escape with 'cash and cigarettes' after bursting into village Post Office

Three balaclava-clad men burst into the Post Office in the Spar in Lytham Road, Freckleton, demanding cash this morning, police said.
Andrew Dobson attempted to import the child sex doll

Man sentenced for attempting to import child sex doll into Cheshire

A man who attempted to import a child-like sex doll into Cheshire has today been jailed for two years and eight months in what is thought to be the first of its kind in the UK.

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Police raided a home in Lytham

Drugs police raid Lytham home

Police have carried out drugs raids on a home in Lytham.
Domestic Abuse victims are given specialist support

Lancashire's Victim Support service is helping those most in need

“I could not see beyond the darkness...”

Court news

Blackpool: From the courts 23-06-17

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

Spice addict trashed Blackpool caravans used for grieving kids

A burglar trashed a caravan used to give free holidays to the grieving children of Armed Forces staff during a theft spree.

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Police at the scene

Man charged over Red Bank Road bookmaker robbery

Detectives have charged a man in connection with a robbery at a bookmakers in Blackpool.
The incident happened in Victoria Road West, Cleveleys
Image: Google

Knife raider targets Cleveleys bookmakers

A man with a knife threatened staff in a bookmakers shop before making off with cash

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Top left: Colin Morris, Bottom left: PC Ian Woodward, Centre: PC Alan Houghton, Top right: Angela Bradley, Bottom right: Gerald Richardson

Tribute to Lancashire police officers fallen in line of duty

A memorial garden paying tribute to officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty has been unveiled at Lancashire Police HQ.

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Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool: From the courts 22-06-17

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

Gary Kennedy, 33, of Nethway Avenue, Blackpool was arrested yesterday.

Wanted man to appear in court

A man wanted by Blackpool Police has been arrested and charged with assault and two counts of criminal damage, say police.
Jonathan Allwright outside court

Blackpool-based policeman in dock over sex attacks

One of Lancashire Police’s top traffic officers is standing trial for attempted rape and assault.

Repairs being made at Brussels Central station following the incident

Council leader close to Brussels 'bomb' drama

Blackpool's council leader has told how he was just a few hundred yards from the scene of a suspected attempted bomb attack.

Clive Grunshaw

Lancashire crime commissioner joins Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham in call to end police cuts

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has put his name alongside the likes of Manchester mayor Andy Burnham on a letter demanding an end to police funding cuts.

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Fleetwood Town FC

Thieving football club worker spared jail in ticket refunds scam

The former operations manager of Fleetwood Town FC has been given 10 months in prison, suspended for 18 months, for a ticket refunds fraud.

Photo Neil Cross
Coastguards urge caution about straying out too far on Fleetwood's beaches.

Tides warning after 15 rescued

Coastguards in Fleetwood have sent out an urgent warning about the dangers of the town’s treacherous tides after a group of 15 people had to be rescued.

Sam Nelson told his mum he wanted to do something to help the police feel better following the terrorist incident.

School pupil raises a smile with St Annes police officers

A Lytham Primary School pupil brought a smile to police officers' faces with a random act of kindness in the wake of the Manchester bombings, say police.
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