Crime

Paul Fingleton was killed while cycling home in May 2012

Prison sentence for driver who admitted killing Fulwood cyclist

A driver who was on his mobile phone has been jailed for killing a cyclist on the Broughton roundabout. Paul Fingleton, 47, was knocked down by Frank Wrathall of Strickens Lane, Barnacre, in May 2012. Devoted family man Fingleton was left with devastating head and spinal injuries following the collision with the Citreon van driven by Wrathall, a former touring car driver. Mr Fingleton was […]

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The blaze at a takeaway on New Hall Lane in January

Three Preston takeaways to be revisited after fire safety checks

Twelve takeaways and off-licences have been visited by police as part of a crackdown on below-age alcohol sales. Police sent in a 16-year-old to try and buy alcohol at a range of licensed premises. Lancashire Police said all the premises refused to sell alcohol to the teenager. Police and Lancashire Fire Services officials also visited twelved takeaways to check on their fire safety – following […]

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Penwortham man who robbed off licence is jailed

A 20-year-old man has been jailed after an armed robbery in Penwortham. Luke Ashton, of Ryefield Avenue, Penwortham, received six years for a robbery at Bargain Booze on Pope Lane. Ashton had pleaded guilty to robbery and possession of a firearm at an earlier hearing. The incident took place at 10.30pm on the 30 November last year. Ashton, wearing a balaclava, threatened a 20-year-old female […]

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CCTV pictures released after assault on elderly man in Preston city centre

Police in Preston are appealing for witnesses after an elderly man was assaulted in the city centre. CCTV images of a man police wish to speak to have been released after the attack on Friargate. It took place around 4pm on Monday 6 January. A 73-year-old man was walking along and as he walked past a man stood outside The Money Shop he was punched […]

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Police seek information after theft at Chiquitos Restaurant

Lea Area Police are asking for information on the people shown in these CCTV images. Does anyone recognise these males? Police are seeking their identity in connection with a recent theft from Chiquitos restaurant on Preston Docks. Please call 101 quoting crime reference DL1302517 if you have any information.

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Police warn of illegal card skimmer use on Church Street

Preston Police inspected the cash machine at the Tesco Express store on Church Street in Preston on 2 February. They advised a card reading machine had been attached to it. It is possible unauthorised transactions may have been made on peoples bank accounts. Police are asking anyone who used the machine in the last week to check statements and contact their bank. Similar messages went […]

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