Fire crews tackle deliberate spate of fires across Plungington

Crews from Preston Fire Station were called out to a series of fires in the Plungington area. From 6.15pm on Sunday a number of deliberate fires were sarted by a gang of youths. Firefighters put out fires in wheelie bins, trees and rubbish on Greenbank Street, Brook Street and Villiers Street. Mark Woodward, watch manager at Preston Fire Station, said: “This sort of behaviour is […]

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A man on Church Street CCTV the police would like to speak to

CCTV image released following Church Street assault

A CCTV image of a man police want to speak to following an assault in Preston city centre has been released. A 28-year-old man was assaulted outside Yekta Kebabs & Pizzas on Church Street around 3.20am on Wednesday 26 March. Lancashire Police say the man was taken to Royal Preston Hospital and treated for minor injuries to his face and shoulder. PC Anna Forsyth said: […]

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A view of the caravans parked up on Ashton Park

Travellers return to Ashton Park

Lancashire Police want to reassure Preston people following concerns about travellers on Ashton Park. The group on the park at the moment are the same people who camped on the site August 2013 (read our post at the time). Police say there were very few issues reported to them.  They have spoken with their partners in Preston City Council and Lancashire County Council who have […]

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Man arrested following Nationwide armed robbery

Police in Preston have arrested a man on suspicion of robbery after the Nationwide building society was targeted. The 52-year-old man from London is currently being interviewed by detectives. Lancashire Police revealed a female cashier was threatened in the Fishergate branch at Monday lunchtime by a man believed to be carrying a firearm. The man is said to have made off with a substantial amount […]

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Female cashier threatened during Fishergate armed robbery at building society

A man in his late 50s or early 60s is being hunted after an armed robbery at a Preston building society. The raid happened at 1.25pm on Monday at the Nationwide on Fishergate. The man is described as being white, approximately 5ft 2inches, stocky and with short dark and grey hair. Lancashire Police said he made threats to a female cashier. She was forced to […]

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The former BT building stands empty on Moor Lane

Arson investigation after fire at former BT building

Fire crews were called out to a suspected arson attempt at the old BT building on Moor Lane. A crew from Preston Fire Station were called out at 6.52pm on Sunday. They found a quantity of rubbish and wood alight at the boarded up property. The fire caused smoke damage to the whole of the building and in putting the fire out there was light […]

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