This category relates to all things to do with crime in Preston.

Arson suspected at Brockholes Nature Reserve as volunters left in tears by polytunnel fire

The shell of the polytunnel which will need repairing Pic: Bill Aspin A nature reserve near Preston has been the victim of arsonists after its polytunnel was torched. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service was scrambled to Brockholes Nature Reserve on Friday morning […]

3 months ago
Ribbleton teenager charged in connection with Preston city centre fight

police A Preston teenager has been charged by police following a fight in the city centre. The incident on Saturday 6 June saw a group of men fighting with a group […]

3 months ago
Lostock Hall care home owners and carer found guilty of neglect

From left to right: Indranee Pumbien, Meghadeven Pumbien and Niphawan Berry The owners of a Preston care home and one of its carers have been found guilty of ill treatment at a care home. A six week trial heard about allegations […]

3 months ago
Kelvin Cornwell jailed for biting a police officer in the arm

kelvin-crop A former soldier who bit a police officer in the arm, causing him to have tests for HIV and hepatitis, has been jailed – for his third biting attack. Kelvin […]

4 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Boots targeted twice by suspected thieves for electronic toothbrush and perfume

bootstheftcrop A man and a woman are being hunted by police after two thefts in a week at the Boots shop in Fishergate. The man, in a white jacket, is suspected […]

4 months ago
Larches police door knock rumour warning issued

police Police have issued a notice following social media reports of doors being knocked on by people in Larches claiming to be police officers. Preston Police’s Larches and Savick neighbourhood policing […]

4 months ago
Four boys hunted by police after Preston city centre bike thefts

bike-thefts Police are appealing to find a group of four boys seen stealing bikes outside a shop in Friargate. Two bikes were taken from outside the Footlocker shop in Preston city […]

4 months ago
Money stolen from St Walburges Church presbytery

St Walburge's presbytery has been targeted Pic: Paul Melling A church presbytery has been broken into in the University area overnight between Wednesday and Thursday. Police are appealing for witnesses after the window at the St Walburges Church was […]

4 months ago
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