Blackpool man charged with rape

A Blackpool man has been charged with a string of sex offences.

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Second inmate absconds in matter of days

Police are looking for the second inmate to abscond from an open prison in nine days.

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Police and crime commmissioner Clive Grunshaw and Det Supt Andy Webster

Two men arrested in sex abuse probe by Charlene detectives

Two men have been arrested in Blackpool on suspicion of a string of historical sexual offences – including taking and possessing indecent images of children.

Philip Deens

Manhunt for second prison escapee

Police are hunting a man who failed to return to Kirkham Prison.

Tessa Stanford

Concern growing for missing woman

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the safety of a woman who went missing while on holiday in Blackpool.

Kevin Ainley

Family’s desperate search for brother who disappeared 12-years-ago

The family of a Fleetwood man who went missing 12 years ago this month have issued a fresh plea for information about his whereabouts.

A car flipped over in Blackpool

Car overturns in resort crash

A car hit several parked vehicles before flipping over in a Blackpool street.

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Anthony Wade was attacked on a night out in Poulton

Dad’s plea to catch gang who beat him in vicious attack

A man who was punched to the ground before being repeatedly kicked in the face in a vicious night-time attack believes he is lucky to be alive.

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Police hunt man who stole computers from office

Police are hunting a man who carried out a late night raid on offices in Blackpool.

The Little Rainbows Nursery on Springfeild Road, Blackpool.

Man arrested after break-in

A man is in custody at Blackpool Police Station after officers were called out to a burglary in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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Sex attacker breached court order banning him from being with lone women

Sex attacker breached court order banning him from being with lone women

A SEX attacker has been convicted of breaching a court order to protect the public.

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Teenage boy in knifepoint robbery ordeal

Police in Preston are appealing for information after a 16-year-old boy was threatened with a knife during a terrifying robbery in the city.

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Commissioner unveils £2.3m spending plan

Police and crime commissioner Clive Grunshaw has announced a £2.3m spending plan to cut crime, protect vulnerable people and support victims across the Fylde coast.

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Jason Howman leaves Preston Crown Court, Preston, Lancs., Howman of Fleetwood, Lancs., has been found guilty of dangerous driving. He will be sentenced at a later date. See Ross Parry Copy RPYANGER : A jealous husband has been found guilty of dangerous driving after he mounted the pavement in his BMW and sped at a man he believed was his wifes new partner. Jason Howman, 43, accelerated and drove hard at Stephen Smith who had to leap over a garden wall to avoid being hit. 24 June 2016.

Spurned ex drove his BMW at ‘love rival’

A jealous dad has been found guilty of dangerous driving after speeding in his BMW towards man he believed was his ex’s new partner.

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BMW-driving jealous husband ‘tried to mow down love rival’

A jealous husband mounted the pavement in his BMW and sped at a man he believed was his wife’s new partner.

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Rio 2016 scams - how not to get stung

A report from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has led Action Fraud - the UK’s national fraud reporting service - to issue a warning over Rio 2016-related scams.

Armed police enter house in Freckleton

Armed police raid house

Armed police carried out a raid on a terraced house in Freckleton after a tip-off.

The property where the victim was knifed to death

GUILTY: Knifeman who went on run admits party killing

A killer who went on the run for three weeks after knifing a party-goer two days before Christmas has admitted his manslaughter.

Appeal over sex attack on train

Appeal over sex attack on train

Police have launched an appeal for information after a woman was sexually assaulted on a train travelling between Blackpool and Manchester.

John Knight

Fylde coast on alert over escaped prisoner

Police have launched an appeal to trace a wanted man who absconded from Kirkham prison.

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