Police are searching for a Blackburn woman who has gone missing with her two young children. Amanda Mellor, 36, and her two children, Love- Leigh Wright, 2, and Hope Wright, 3, were last seen on North Road at around 4.30pm on Thursday evening.
“We are getting very concerned about Amanda and her two children and if any has seen them or knows where they are then please do get in touch with us as soon as possible. I would also urge Amanda, if she sees this appeal, to make contact with us to let us know that she and her children are safe.”
Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log number 904 of 30th April.
Detectives trying to piece together the last movements of a man who was found dead by a river in Blackburn have issued a photograph of him in a fresh appeal for information.
Alan Mcmillan, 60, from Audley, Blackburn was found dead on Monday 30 March in a canal overflow which forms part of the River Blakewater, close to the bottom of Alder Bank.
Officers are not treating his death as suspicious.
Detective Inspector Eric Halford said:
“If anyone recognises Alan from the photograph and thinks they may have seen or spoken to him in the days leading up to his death or if they have any information that could assist with our enquiries then please do get in touch with us.”
Two men from Blackburn, aged 38 and 48, have been released without charge after being arrested over allegations of electoral irregularity.
Lancashire Police say no criminal offences were committed.
A 14 year old boy from Blackburn is due in court charged over an alleged terror plot in Australia.
It follows an investigation into an alleged plan to attack at events marking the centenary of the First World War Anzac landings.
He'll appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court accused of two offences of inciting terrorism overseas including inciting a beheading.
The teenager was held on Saturday on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism. He was first arrested on April 2 but then detained again.
An Australian police operation saw five men arrested in all.
"The first allegation is that, between 15 and 26 March 2015, the defendant incited another person to commit an act of terrorism, namely to carry out an attack at an Anzac parade in Australia with the aim of killing and/or causing serious injury to people. The second allegation is that on 18 March 2015, the defendant incited another person to behead someone in Australia.
A 14 year old boy arrested in Blackburn has been charged in connection with an alleged terror plot in Australia. Police say the schoolboy is accused of inciting terrorism over seas namely, targeting events to mark the ANZAC landings 100-years-ago.
The boy who can't be named for legal reasons will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court tomorrow.
A 14-year-old boy from Blackburn is under arrest in connection with an alleged terror plot to attack war remembrance ceremonies in Australia.
Police here in the UK say investigations into the teenager led them to uncover a "credible terrorist threat" targeting events to mark the ANZAC landings 100-years-ago.
Five other teenagers have also been arrested in Melbourne.
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British Police have travelled to Australia as investigations continue into an alleged terror plot in the country.
Detective Chief Superintendent Tony Mole, from the North West Counter Terrorism Unit said the team would work with police in Australia to investigate the alleged plot.
It comes as a a 14-year-old boy arrested in Blackburn remains in police custody on suspicion of preparing for an act of terrorism in relation to an alleged plot in Australia.
A Blackburn teenager who is being questioned in connection with a terror plot in Australia was first arrested earlier this month on suspicion of preparing for an act of terrorism, police said.
Officers uncovered communication between a teenager in Blackburn and a man in Australia and the information was subsequently passed to Australian authorities, Greater Manchester Police said.
A force spokesman said the teenager was first arrested on April 2 on suspicion of preparing for an act of terrorism under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.
The arrest followed examination of a number of electronic devices and a search of an address in the town.
On Saturday April 18, he was further arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism, and is currently being questioned by police in custody.
In a joint statement, police in the Australian state of Victoria and the country's Federal Police said they "can confirm a link between the arrest of a 14-year-old boy in Blackburn, Lancashire, in the United Kingdom on Saturday with Operation Rising, a Joint Counter Terrorism Team operation."
"Investigators received information from UK authorities after they allegedly uncovered communications between the teenager and a man in Australia.
"The nature of the communication will form part of the investigation and therefore it would not be appropriate to comment further."
Counter-terrorism officers in Australia arrested two teenagers on Saturday on suspicion of planning an attack at an Anzac Day ceremony in Melbourne later this month. The plot is alleged to have involved targeting police officers.
The annual Anzac Day ceremonies - commemorating Australian and New Zealand Army Corps' First World War battle in Gallipoli on April 25 - take on extra significance this year as the centenary of the conflict in Turkey is marked.