Four arrested after car stopped by police with stinger

Police officers using a stinger have stopped a wanted man from entering Blackpool.

CCTV from inside the Subway store

Hooded raider leaves worker fearing for life

A young shop worker who was cornered by a hoodedrobber begged him: “Please don’t hurt me.”

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The Bonny Street cells

Cells ‘fit for purpose’ at new custody suite

Blackpool’s top cop has promised the resort’s police cells will finally be fit for purpose when the resort’s new police HQ opens.

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Stanley Jade, 45, from Cleveleys, was jailed for abusing three young children

CAGED: ‘Predatory’ rapist locked up for 12 years

A man who took pictures of himself sexually abusing a girl and made another pose for him has been jailed for 12 years.

Tina Rothery outside Preston Crown Court

Jubilant scenes as proceedings against anti fracking gran are dropped

Hundreds of anti fracking protestors cheered outside Preston Crown Court as a Lancashire gran revealed contempt of court proceedings had been dropped against her.
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Police searching drains in Lytham Road

Teen charged over late night assault

A teenager has been charged in connection with an attack in which a man was stabbed.

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The Waterloo Road Subway, which is next door to both Ladbrokes and William Hill bookies, was robbed last night. Pic from Google Maps

Subway shop raided by robber who ordered staff ‘not to scream’

A robber threatened staff and grabbed cash from the till of a Blackpool Subway store.

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Tina Rothery at Blackpool court

Anti-fracking ‘nana’ due for Preston court hearing

Anti-fracking campaigners were due to stage a protest outside Preston Crown Court today in support of Lancashire Nana, Tina Rothery. She is facing contempt of court proceedings which could lead to a jail term.

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Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool: From the courts 09-12-16

Here is a round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court from December 08.

Men make up a fifth of domestic violence victims in Lancashire, it is estimate (Posed by model)

‘Domestic violence affects males too’

Around a fifth of Lancashire’s domestic violence victims are men – and campaigners say they are desperately in need of safe places to go.

New CCTV footage showing Charlene Downes was released last month

Charlene team make fresh arrests

Police have today arrested three men on suspicion of historical sex offences.

suspected drugs recovered from a car stopped in Blackpool

Police discover suspected drugs haul

Police seized several bags of what is believed to be cannabis and £300 in cash following a vehicle stop in Blackpool.

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Emergency services were called to the collision just before 4.30pm and are at the scene.

Man left in coma after collision

A man who suffered serious head injuries after being hit by a car in Blackpool had to be put into an induced coma.

North Pier

Arrest after 3am 999 caller threatens to enter sea

A 39-year-old Blackpool man was arrested on suspicion of drunk and disorderly behaviour after a 999 call was made from North Pier at 3am today.

Clive Grunshaw and Chief Superintendent Stuart Noble

Police chiefs dig in as work begins on new headquarters

Blackpool’s police chiefs have been handed a blank canvas as work began on the resort’s state of the art new headquarters.
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Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool: From the courts 08-12-16

Here is a round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court from December 07.


Football coach denies indecently assaulting young player

A football coach accused of repeatedly sexually abusing a young player he taught has made his first appearance at court.

Have your say on new Fylde dog rule proposals

Have your say on new Fylde dog rule proposals

A survey over proposed major changes to dog control in Fylde is now live and residents are being invited to have their say.

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A police officer looks on as two council workers search the drains in Lytham Road, South Shore, close to where a man was stabbed

BREAKING: Drains searched as stab probe continues

Police and council workers are searching drains in Lytham Road, South Shore, this morning, close to where a man was stabbed at the weekend.

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