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Prosecutors consider taser charges

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.

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Teen dies after petrol poured on garden fire in Lancashire

Lisa Jones

A teenager has died in hospital after an explosion involving a garden chimenea in Lancashire.

Lisa Jones, 19, suffered severe burns at a house in Chorley, when petrol was poured onto the fire.

House where chiminea explosion took place

She died from her injuries eleven days later.

A 19-year-old man was interviewed under caution in connection with her death but has since been released pending further investigations.

Lisa Jones

Chorley's Bradley Wiggins rules himself out of Tour de France

Team Sky set to make official announcement on Sir Bradley Wiggins later Credit: PA Images

Chorley's Sir Bradley Wiggins has confirmed he will miss the 2014 Tour de France.

Team Sky are expected to announce later today their nine-man team for the race, which starts in Leeds on 5 July.

Speaking after winning the British time-trial championship, 34-year-old Wiggins said he will not be competing in the race he won two years ago.

"It's disappointing on a personal level, but I think from a team point of view they've probably put the strongest squad up as it stands," he said.

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Man questioned after discovery of woman's body in Chorley

Police have launched an investigation following the death of a woman in Adlington, Chorley.

Officers were called to Harrison Road at shortly after 5pm last night Credit: Dave Brown

A post mortem examination will be carried out today to try to establish the cause of death.

Officers found the body of a woman, believed to be in her 50s, inside the house Credit: Dave Brown

A 54 year old man from Adlington has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently in custody on suspicion of murder.

Forensic tests being carried out at the house on Harrison Road Credit: Dave Brown

Investigation launched after body found at house in Chorley

Police have launched an investigation following the death of a woman in Adlington, Chorley.

Officers were called to Harrison Road at shortly after 5pm last night following concerns for the safety of a woman. Officers found the body of a woman, believed to be in her 50s, inside the house.

A post mortem examination will be carried out today to try to establish the cause of death.A 54 year old man from Adlington has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently in custody on suspicion of murder.

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Crews tackle fire at pub in Chorley

Fire crews have been called to a pub in Briers Brow, Wheelton following reports a pub and a residential property were well alight. Emergency services got the call at just before 6am and are currently tackling the flames at the Dressers Arms.

Biker dies in Chorley crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist died following a crash in Chorley on Saturday.

It happened at around 1.35pm, at the junction of Wigan Lane and Duxbury Hall Road when an Audi A6 and a Triumph Daytona 675 collided.

The rider of the bike, 45 year old Simon Williams from Chorley, was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation into this collision is now underway and our thoughts are with Mr Williams’ family at this incredibly said time.

“We did speak with a number of witnesses at the scene, but if you saw this collision and haven’t yet spoken to police then please get in touch with us.”

– Sergeant Rob Gomery
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