Police officers could face criminal charges after a blind man was shot with a Taser when his white stick was mistaken for a Samurai sword.
Chorley cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins is at a 'crisis point' in career, says a former coach.
Chorley's Sir Bradley Wiggins has pulled out of the Tour de France with a knee injury. He quit the Giro d'Italia earlier this month.
A mechanic is lucky to be alive after becoming a human fireball. Lee Roberts from Wigan suffered severe burns when he was about to empty fuel from a vehicle.
Today the Chorley car salvage firm was fined 40 thousand pounds for a series of health and safety failings and told to pay 25 thousand in prosecution costs. Matt O'Donoghue has the story
The UK’s biggest care home provider will be prosecuted after a resident choked to death on fish and chips in Chorley.
Rita Smit, 75, choked after being give the meal at the home, despite having swallowing difficulties.
A Health and Safety Executive statement said:
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is bringing criminal proceedings against Four Seasons Health Care (England) Ltd following the incident at Euxton Park Care Home on 1 December 2010.
Rita Smith, who suffered from the early onset of dementia and motor neuron disease, should only have eaten pureed food supervised by a carer as she suffered from swallowing difficulties and was at risk of choking. However, the 75-year-old was given fish and chips during a film and supper evening.
Four Seasons Health Care (England) Ltd, which runs more than 500 care homes and specialist care centres in the UK, has been charged with breaching Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.
The company, of Groves Road in Douglas, Isle of Man, is due to appear before Preston Magistrates’ Court on Friday 18 October 2013 for the first hearing in the case.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man fell from a bridge over the M6 motorway near Chorley.
Officers were called to the northbound carriageway between junctions 6 and 8 around 10am this morning.
The man, believed to be in his 50s, is thought to have fallen from the bridge above on Babylon Lane, Heath Charnock. He wasn’t hit by any vehicles.
He has been taken to Royal Preston Hospital by air ambulance where he is said to be in a critical condition.
Both carriageways were completely closed whilst the helicopter landed and took off- it's expected to open this hour (midday).
– Sergeant Malcolm Bell
An investigation is now underway; if anybody saw this man on the bridge prior to him falling then I would urge them to contact police. I would also like to speak with anybody who may have seen this man fall.”
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has passed a file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service after completing its investigation into an incident in Chorley in which a Lancashire Constabulary officer discharged a Taser at a visually impaired man.
The CPS will consider the file to determine whether there is evidence which would warrant any criminal charges.
In October 2012, Colin Farmer, 63, who is visually impaired and uses a white stick, was shot with a Taser by a police officer who was responding to a report of a man seen carrying a samurai sword.
The IPCC independently investigated the incident following a referral by Lancashire Police.
Sir Bradley Wiggins has described his withdrawal from the Tour de France as "almost a relief" after admitting defeat in his bid for full fitness.
Team Sky confirmed Wiggins would not be taking part in the event he won last year after struggling with a chest infection and a knee injury.
The Team Sky principal says it's incredibly sad not to have him lining up.
Bradley Wiggins says it's a relief to be ruled out of the Tour de France after his struggle with illness and injury.
– Bradley Wiggins
“It’s a huge disappointment not to make the Tour de France. I desperately wanted be there, for the team and for all the fans along the way - but It’s not going to happen.
“I can’t train the way I need to train and I’m not going to be ready. Once you accept that, it’s almost a relief not having to worry about the injury and the race against time.
“I’ve been through this before, when I broke my collarbone, so I know how it works. I’ll get this sorted, set new goals for this season and focus on those.”
Chorley's Laura Massaro is the toast of British squash today after a landmark victory. She beat the world number one Nicol David to win the British Open in Hull. She's only the second Brit to win the tournament in 50 years. Laura Massaro is currently ranked number two in the world.