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Police trike gives Accrington officers a surprise

The trike outside of Accrington's new town centre police station Credit: MEN Syndication

Police officers at Accrington town centre's new police station were given a surprise by a children's trike.

The two foot long toy was parked in a 'police only' parking space complete with a police sign sealed on with sellotape.

The trike was parked next to a police van outside the towns new Broadway station.

The new station, which was officially opened to the public on Monday morning, provides a base for the local policing team and office space for response officers.

'Thanks to one of our future recruits making the most of the available parking at the new Accrington Police Station. You know you're getting old when even the police vehicles start to look younger.'

– Sgt John Kennedy


Murder investigation after body found in Accrington

Granville Road, Accrington Credit: Google Maps

Lancashire Police has confirmed it has begun a murder investigation and is appealing for information following the death of a man in Accrington.

Police were called at around 8.45 this morning - Wednesday September 21 - to reports that a body had been found at a flat on Granville Road.

Officers attended and found the man had suffered serious head injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Enquiries are on-going to establish the circumstances surrounding the death.

Anyone with information is asked to get in touch.

Detective Superintendent Paul Withers, of Lancashire Police, said:

We are treating this as a murder investigation and a team of detectives are working tirelessly to establish the full circumstances around this man’s death.

We are examining several lines of enquiry and would appeal to anybody with information about the incident to make contact with us as soon as possible.

We would also like to reassure the public that this is being treated as an isolated incident and we have stepped up patrols in the area.

– Detective Superintendent Paul Withers

Body found in Accrington being treated as 'suspicious death'

Granville Road, Accrington Credit: Google Maps

A man has been found dead at a house in Lancashire.

Police said his body was discovered in a property on Granville Road, Accrington, at about 8.45 this morning.

Det Supt Paul Withers said the death of the man, who has not yet been named, is being treated as "suspicious".

We believe this to be an isolated incident but we have increased patrols in the area and are doing everything we can to establish the circumstances surrounding this death.

– Det Supt Paul Withers

Accrington Stanley 'milk' advert is back!

The LFC fan who starred in the Ian Rush mild advert that made Accrington Stanley a household name has recreated it 27 years on - but this time he’s drinking vodka.

The 1980s milk advert saw the young Scouse lad - played by eight-year-old Carl Rice - saying he's drinking milk because Ian Rush drinks it.

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He then goes on to say that if he doesn't drink enough milk he'll only be good enough to play for Accrington Stanley, to which his friend replies:

Accrington Stanley! Who are they?

– Mild advert

The recreated version is exactly the same except the now 36-year-old Carl Rice is drinking vodka.

See the original advert below.

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Man from Nelson dies after crash in Accrington

A man from Nelson has died after a collision in Accrington yesterday evening. 72-year-old Michael Lockwood was killed when the red Ford Ranger he was driving collided with a wall and a parked car.

This is a tragic incident where a man has sadly died after what we suspect was a medical episode at the wheel. Our thoughts are with his family at this very sad and difficult time.

– Road Policing Sergeant, Tracey Ward
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