Police are appealing for information after a man from Blackpool was targeted in what is thought to have been a homophobic attack.
Former footballer Gary Parkinson went to his first game yesterday since being diagnosed with locked-in syndrome.
A woman from Blackpool has been jailed for committing a burglary on a disabled man while he was at home in bed.
The sister of a teenager from Blackpool, who was brutally murdered, is leading a protest today in a bid to change men’s attitudes to women.
Sasha Marsden, 16, was stabbed to death and then set on fire in an alleyway. Her killer, hotel worker David Minto, who police described as “evil”, was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
Her sister, Gemma Aitchison, from Westhoughton, near Bolton, wants to see schools teach pupils sex and relationship education, including consent and the influence of technology, as part of the mandatory national curriculum.
There will be a nationwide protest in London, Portsmouth, Manchester, Bolton and Newcastle.
Lancashire police have tonight charged two people following the death of two year old Sophie Jones in Blackpool.
Barry Jones, 41, and Michelle King, 29, are due at Blackpool Magistrates Court tomorrow.
They're both charged with causing or allowing the death of a child by means of an unlawful act.
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A BLACKPOOL man was today imprisoned for a total of eight years and eight months for his part in a conspiracy to rob a security van in Lancaster where he ran over the police officer trying to stop him as he escaped.
Simon Shaw, 36, of Whitemoss Avenue, Blackpool, was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment for conspiracy to commit robbery, and eight months’ imprisonment, to be served consecutively, for unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle.
On Friday 27 September, Shaw and his accomplices in two stolen vehicles bearing false number plates followed a security van belonging to Greenteam Services Ltd into Lancaster with the intention of committing a robbery.
Once on King Street, Lancaster, the driver of the security van alerted officers to the two vehicles following him. When the officers attempted to stop the two vehicles, both vehicles sped off in an attempt to escape, with Shaw hitting one of the police officers before speeding off.
Thankfully, the officer was not seriously injured.
Shaw was later arrested, charged and remanded into custody after his DNA was found on a pair of gloves close to the vehicle, which he left abandoned on Knowsley Road, Lancaster, before then fleeing into nearby countryside.
DS Fiona Jackson of Lancaster CID said: “Credit must go to the vigilant security officers who were working that day and alerted the police to the vehicles, thus preventing the robbery from taking place.
“Shaw’s actions were dangerous and reckless, placing members of the public and police at risk of harm, and I am thankful no one was seriously injured. This was a serious and organised crime, and I welcome the lengthy custodial sentence given to him today.”
Fire crews are tackling a blaze at a hotel in Blackpool.
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service were called at 13.40 after the fire broke out in roof of a hotel on Bolton Street.
Eight fire engines are at the scene.
Trains between Preston and Blackpool North may be delayed by up to 20 minutes because of a problem at a level crossing.
Passengers who chose not travel yesterday may have their ticket refunded at place of purchase or travel today.
Lancashire Police were forced to close the Prom at Blackpool because of safety fears.
The high tide and strong winds meant it was too dangerous to stay open.
Amy Welch was in the resort as the storm developed.