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Woman in critical condition after Whalley car accident

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision in Whalley which has left a young woman critically injured. The accident occurred at the junction of the A671 Accrington Road with the Springwood Picnic Site at around 4.30pm this afternoon. The accident was between a green Ford Ka and a blue Peugeot 407. The front seat passenger of the …

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Arrest following Blackburn stabbing this morning

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Blackburn this morning. The victim, a 40-year-old local man, was stabbed in the stomach and arm with a knife whilst on Rawstorne Street at around 10.50am. It followed a disagreement with another man. He was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital where he is in a stable condition and is currently …

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Unprovoked attack on Blackburn Boulevard

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 26 year old man was attacked on Railway Road in Blackburn. The incident happened on Thursday 11 July around 9pm when the victim was approached by a man who exchanged words with him and, for no reason, began hitting him and throwing punches. The victim required treatment at the Royal Blackburn Hospital. The offender …

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Hit across the head and robbed in Accrington Street

A 29 year old man was robbed in an Accrington street last Sunday 9 June 2013. At around 11.40 pm the man was on Primrose Street when he was approached by two men and hit across the back of the head. His bag was stolen and the men, who were wearing dark clothing and had their faces covered, left the …

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Search for Accrington man’s next of kin

Police in Accrington are appealing for information as they try to trace the next of kin of a 63 year old man who was found dead at his home in Accrington last Friday 7 June 2013. John Halstead was found deceased in bed at his address on Nuttall Street, Accrington. A post mortem investigation has established he died of natural …

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Fake attack man is fined for wasting police time

An 18 year old man has been fined for wasting police time. The man had reported he had been attacked near the Observatory Pub on Haslingden Road on 1 June, in which it was reported his jaw had been fractured in two places. Lancashire Police said: “Following investigation, it has now been established that this offence did not take place. …

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Double fractured jaw in gang attack

Police are appealing for information after an 18 year old man was seriously assaulted by four men as he walked home alone in Blackburn. The incident took place around 9pm on Saturday 1st June when the man was walking across a field near to the Observatory Pub on Haslingden Road towards Sullivan Drive. The victim was followed by four men who …

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Scammed by boot sellers in Blackburn

Police in Blackburn have issued a warning after bogus sales men duped two residents into handing over £2200 for what they later discovered were two bottles of water and a bag of catalogues. Around 3.30pm on Thursday 16 May, a woman was approached by two men in Argos on Great Bolton Street, Blackburn, who offered her an Ipad and a …

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Lower Darwen house hid cannabis factory

Police have seized cannabis with an estimated street value of £13,600 from a house in Lower Darwen. Officers discovered 34 plants in an upstairs bedroom at the house Tottenham Road around 9.30am yesterday after a tip off from a member of the public. A 45-year-old man will be spoken to in relation to the plants and enquiries continue. Community beat …

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Horrific attack as man punched to floor in Blackburn park

Police are hunting for a group of men following an attack in a Blackburn park. The 51 year old man was attacked from behind as he walked home through Griffin Park in the town on Friday 19 April at about 11.50 pm. The victim passed a group of three or four men who are thought to be in their 20s. …

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Darwen cannabis factory discovered in house

Police discovered a cannabis factory after raiding a house in Darwen yesterday morning. Officers found 38 plants in the back bedroom after raiding the house on Inverness Road. The plants, which have a potential street value of £19,000 have been seized. A 41-year-old man will be interviewed about the find. Community beat manager PC Mark Edwards said: “Once again we …

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Man who terrorised Shadsworth estate given ASBO

A 21 year-old man who terrorised the Shadsworth estate in Blackburn has been given an ASBO (Anti-Social Behaviour Order). Jess Volkert, 21, of Arran Avenue, Blackburn appeared at Blackburn Magistrates Court where he was given the two year ASBO. Under the conditions of the ASBO, Volkert is banned from going into Shadsworth, the Delph Estate and some of the Queens Park …

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Drugs seized in Darwen house raids

Police have seized drugs following raids on two houses in Darwen last week. Houses on Holker Street and Dove Lane were raided on Friday 1 March. A large bag of cannabis bush was found at the house on Holker Street and a 46-year-old man will be questioned about the find. Two women, aged 38 and 19 were arrested for possession …

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Blackburn Man charged with attempted murder following brutal attack

A 30 year old man from the Shadsworth area of Blackburn has been charged with attempted murder. Steven Quigley of Rothesay Road, Blackburn was due to appear before Blackburn Magistrates’ Court today. Another man, Gary Quigley, 42, of Hancock Street, Blackburn, has been charged with assisting an offender. The victim of the crime, a 41 year old man, remains in a …

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Alleyway attacker in Oswaldtwistle

Police are hunting for a teenager who robbed a 23 year old man in an alleyway in Oswaldtwistle  on Friday 11th January. The robbery took place around 11:30am when the victim was in the rear alleyway of Roe Greave Road when he was approached by a man who demanded he hand over his mobile phone. The victim didn’t have a phone …

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Bogus callers gain access to 92 year-old’s Blackburn house

Police are warning people to be vigilant and ensure they are highlighting the problem of bogus callers after an incident in the St. Silas Road / Preston New Road areas of Blackburn. Two white men in their forties gained access to the house of a 92 year-old man after they pretended to be from the Water Board. The incident occurred between 4.30pm …

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Benefit Fraud investigation discovers cannabis factory in Roe Lee

Another cannabis factory has been discovered by police in Blackburn while they were assisting the Department of Work and Pensions with an investigation into benefit fraud. Police discovered the plants, estimated to be worth £8400,  in an upstairs bedroom in the house on Douglas Place. The police were accompanying the DWP at the address regarding the benefit fraud. A 24-year-old man was interviewed about …

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Police concern about contaminated drugs following two deaths

Blackburn Drugs' Raids by Lancashire Police

The police are concerned that a batch of contaminated drugs may be in the Accrington area after two people died. The deaths were separate incidents but police believe there may be a connection. The first incident was a man at Victoria Street, Church at shortly after 10:40pm last night (Monday, 26th November) after the ambulance service alerted police where they found the …

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Investigation continues into fatal fire on Pleckgate Road – Update

Police are continuing their investigations into a fire in which an 88 year-old man died earlier at the weekend. Two of three people arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of murder, a 30 year old woman and a 38 year old man were released on police bail pending further enquiries on Wednesday afternoon. The third person arrested on Tuesday, a 33 year …

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Police arrest 7 people in Blackburn murder investigation

[caption id=”attachment_302320″ align=”alignleft” width=”64″] Christopher Proctor[/caption] Police continuing to investigate the circumstances of a fire in which it is believed that 88 year-old Christopher Proctor died have arrested seven people over the last few days. The first four people who were arrested on suspicion of murder on Monday night (12 November) were subsequently released without charge. Those arrested on Monday …

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Late night car crash in Feniscowles kills two men – Accident victims now named

Blackburn Drugs' Raids by Lancashire Police

Police are appealing for witnesses after two people died in a road traffic collision in Feniscowles on the outskirts of Blackburn. Car Crash in Feniscowles The car crash in Feniscowles which occured at about 11.30pm on Preston Old Road in Feniscowles last night has taken two lives. Two vehicles were involved in the crash. A Volkswagen Golf travelling towards Blackburn collided …

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Heroin seized in Shadsworth police raid

Blackburn Drugs' Raids by Lancashire Police

Police seized wraps of suspected heroin in a bedroom on Brodick Road along with other paraphernalia including weighing scales, and cutting agents. A 47 year old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with the intent to supply the drug. He has since been released on police bail pending further enquiries. Community Beat Manager PC Mike Kearns said: “We are determined to take …

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Man who targeted Blackburn shop is jailed for 6 years

[caption id=”attachment_274093″ align=”alignleft” width=”250″] Reece Fleming[/caption] A man who travelled from Manchester to target the Co-operative Store on Whalley New Road in Blackburn and steal cigarettes and cash has been jailed for six years at Preston Crown Court. Reece Fleming, 31, of Therlmere Drive, Middleton, Manchester, appeared at Preston Crown Court today. He went into the Co-op at around 9.55pm on …

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Paintball attacker in Range Rover roaming Accrington

[caption id=”attachment_257224″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″] Example of a paintball gun[/caption] A Range Rover with tinted windows has been reportedly been driving around the Accrington area with a back seat passenger shooting a paintball gun at passers-by. The first incident happened around 11.15pm on Saturday 21st July when a rear seat passenger in a black Range Rover Sport fired a paintball gun five times at …

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Head-butted and attacked in the middle of Clitheroe

A 28 year old man was set upon by a pair of men in Clitheroe during the early hours of Monday 23rd July. The man was punched and head-butted by the attackers when the incident happened near Trinity Methodist Church in the town, before they ran off. Sergeant Peter Moore said: “The motive for this attack is unknown and an …

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Man’s head is hit by brick on a walk home in Oswaldtwistle

Blackburn Drugs' Raids by Lancashire Police

A 25 year old man was hit on the head with a brick as he walked home from a friend’s house in Oswaldtwistle on the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend. The offence took place between 10pm and midnight on Sunday 3rd June 2012 when the victim was making his way home along Blackburn Road, West End, Oswaldtwistle. He passed the Hare and …

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Police to continue investigation into threatening call to local MP

Jake Berry talking in the Clitheroe, Blackburn, Darwen rail debate

[caption id=”attachment_201118″ align=”alignleft” width=”227″] Jake Berry MP[/caption] The police are continuing to investigate a threatening phone call that was made to the office of Jake Berry, MP for Darwen and Rossendale. The call was made to the offices of the MP in April and the police had originally arrested a 33 year old man from Blackburn on Monday, April 23rd on …

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Police raids net stolen property & four arrests in Blackburn and Darwen

Blackburn Drugs' Raids by Lancashire Police

THOUSANDS of pounds of suspected stolen property has been recovered and four people have been arrested after a series of raids in East Lancashire this morning. Officers raided five addresses on Lytham Road, Blackburn; Accrington Road, Blackburn; Cleveleys Road, Blackburn; Thwaites Road, Oswaldtwistle and Higher South Street, Darwen, as part of an operation to tackle burglary as part of an …

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Pensioner killed in Blackburn after being knocked down : 24 year old man arrested

[caption id=”attachment_249542″ align=”alignleft” width=”300″] Spring Lane[/caption] Police have named a 79 year old woman who was killed in Blackburn on Wednesday. She was Maria Parkinson from Blackburn and was hit by a Volkswagen Golf on Spring Lane near the junction with Buncer Lane at about 2.50pm on Wednesday 4th July. She was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital but sadly died …

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