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Man arrested after pensioner has jewellery stolen from Ashton home

Police have arrested a 34-year-old man from Preston on suspicion of a burglary. An elderly lady in Ashton had thousands of pounds worth of jewellery and valuables taken in the incident. The 91-year-old woman was the victim of a burglary in late February. She was in her home on Cottam Lane on the evening of Friday 28 February when she discovered a bedroom window was […]

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Police arrest suspect in Cottam schoolgirl assualt

Lancashire Police want to update the public about recent events in Cottam, where a young girl was approached by a male. A man assaulted a 13-year-old girl who he approached from behind and pushed to the ground as she walked home in Cottam. The schoolgirl was walking along a path through parkland and recreational ground between Tom Benson Way and Cottam Green back in February. […]

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Preston school re-opens after vandals smash skylights

A Preston school has re-opened after a number of tiles were thrown from its roof. Vandals attacked the Sir Tom Finney Community High School on Moor Park on Friday evening. Headteacher Shaun Jukes had to shut the school on Monday while repair work was finished. He said: “The school suffered a significant act of vandalism on Friday evening when a number of slates were thrown […]

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Abandoned car clue after woman and children tied up in house raid

Police have arrested four men following a robbery where several firearms were stolen. Three men aged 23,24 and 34 from Preston and a 20-year-old man from Liverpool have been arrested and bailed pending further enquiries. A woman and two boys, aged 8 and 10, were tied up and threatened at their home in Longridge according to Lancashire Police. The robbers, who were armed with knives, […]

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Illegal card skimmer use on Church Street: Police urge public to check accounts

Preston Police made the public aware that the ATM cash machine at the Tesco Express store on Church Street in Preston had been scammed. Back in February we reported that police found a card reading machine attached to the machine and advised customers to check for possible unauthorised transactions on their bank accounts. Businesses and office workers located nearby the ATM were today alerted to […]

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North End fan assaults woman on train

Transport Police are appealing for information after a woman was assaulted on a train between Huyton and Prescot. A 42-year-old woman was on her way home following a night out in Liverpool when the incident happened. About 11.20pm on Saturday, 8 February, a group of men, who had been to watch Preston North End play Tranmere, boarded the train at Liverpool Lime Street chanting and […]

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