Crime

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Man in hospital after fire at Ashton house

A man has been taken to hospital following a suspected arson attack in Preston. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service dispatched a crew to a house on Howarth Road, Tulketh, Ashton on Ribble, just after 6pm on Saturday. A damage report showed extensive fire damage to the property. One man has suffered serious burns following the fire. Lancashire Police said they believe the fire was started […]

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Picture released by police of man they wish to speak to

CCTV picture released following Fulwood burglary

Police in Preston have issued a CCTV picture following a burglary in Fulwood. Officers want to speak to the man pictured after a house was broken into on St Clares Avenue between 3am and 4.50am on Thursday 22 May. Bank cards and keys were taken, the bank card later being used to withdraw £200. A Renault Laguna car was also taken and discovered in Lea […]

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Police are asking for information about Nigel Wheeler's whereabouts

Concern grows for Preston man missing since Bank Holiday Monday

A Preston man has not been seen since Bank Holiday Monday. Police are growingly increasingly worried for the whereabouts of Nigel Wheeler. Wheeler, 48, left his home address on Knowsley Close, Hoghton, around 7pm on Monday 26 May. Police are asking Nigel or anyone who may have seen him or knows where he is to contact them. PS Richard Horton from Preston Police said: “It’s […]

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Man dies after Preston city centre car park fall

A man has died following a fall from a car park in Preston city centre. Lancashire Police said they received a call at 6am on Tuesday to say a man was standing on the ledge of the Market Hall car park. Despite attempts to talk the man down he plunged to his death. A statement from Lancashire Police said: “At shortly after 6am police received […]

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Fulwood Police Station closes its doors

A Preston police station which has kept watch over the people of Fulwood has closed. Fulwood Police Station on Watling Street Road is to be sold by Lancashire Police. On Friday it was locked up for the last time. The police station has not had response officers based there for five years. It was a neighbourhood policing station. All staff who worked there are to […]

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Cyclist saved by bystanders after “nasty and unprovoked” assault by gang

Members of the public saved a cyclist who was being attacked a group of men in Ribbleton. The cyclist had a car driven intentionally at him at the junction of Ribbleton Avenue and Blackpool Road, after being verbally abused the the group in the car. He was knocked off his bike, before being punched and kicked by the group of white men who are described […]

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