Crime

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Woman on Preston train wanted in connection with stolen Christmas presents

Transport police want to speak to a woman after a number of Christmas presents were stolen from a train. A CCTV image of a woman on a Preston to Lancaster train has been released. The incident happened around 9.20pm on Wednesday 18 December. PC Nick Lee, from British Transport Police, said: “A 24-year-old woman was travelling home for Christmas and had placed all the presents […]

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CCTV images of man released after Church Street assault

Police in Preston are appealing to the public for help to find a man wanted in connection with an assault. CCTV images have been released by Lancashire Police after a 24-year-old man was put in hospital. The incident took place around 2.40am on Sunday 3 November 2013 outside Baluga bar on Church Street. He was approached by an unknown man who headbutted him. The victim […]

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Teenager charged after A6 closure on Sunday morning

A teenager stopped traffic on the A6 in the early hours of Sunday morning. Max Shearer, 18, Walton le Dale, was found sitting on a wall of the bridge over the River Ribble. Lancashire Police closed the A6 for around an hour while a negotiator was called to the scene. Police said Mr Shearer was being abusive and had threatened to jump in the river. […]

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Crackdown on Christmas drink driving sees 26 caught in and around Preston

Police in Preston stopped 439 more motorists over the Christmas period than last year, but only caught two more drink-drivers. Officers from Lancashire Police’s central division performed 2,429 breath tests compared to 1,990 in 2012. 26 people tested positive or refused to take a breath test, compared to 24 in 2012. The tests were part of a county-wide crackdown on drink-driving with 17,400 drivers stopped […]

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Daughter who killed Cottam mother Marie Hothersall is jailed

A 54-year-old woman has been jailed for killing her mother in Cottam. Ann Lupton, of Cedar Avenue, Stoke on Trent, admitted killing her mother Marie Hothersall at an address in Cottam in July last year. 83-year-old Marie died at Royal Preston Hospital in September. Lupton was charged with murder after a post mortem examination, however her guilty plea to manslaughter was accepted earlier this month. […]

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Preston man charged over Market Hall car park graffiti

A 21-year-old man from Preston has been charged with shoplifting and criminal damage. It follows numerous incidents of graffiti being sprayed on the Market Hall car park. He is due to appear at Preston magistrates court in February.

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