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Can you help? Cash in transit robbery

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a cash in transit robbery in Fleetwood this morning.

Around 7.50am on October 14 three men robbed a cash in transit vehicle on Hatfield Avenue, close to the Shell garage

It is believed the men were wearing masks and dark coloured clothing, with one male carrying an axe. A substantial amount of cash is understood to have been taken during the incident.

Detectives believe the men left the scene in a dark coloured sports car, possibly an Audi or BMW, before changing into a white Audi 4x4.

Investigations are continuing.

If you have any information please call Lancashire Police or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Fleetwood Town: Sacking in 'best interests' of club

The chairman of Fleetwood Town says sacking Graham Alexander was in the 'best interests' of the club.

In a statement, Andy Pilley said:

“It is an extremely unpleasant part of being Chairman having to make such a decision, however ultimately, for a number of reasons; I felt this was in the best interests of the Club.

“I would like to place on record my personal thanks for the success Graham brought us with the promotion to League One, his supreme professionalism and for all the hard work he invested over his time here at Fleetwood, and wish him all the best for the future.”

The club said they will make a further announcement in due course.


Lancaster and Fleetwood - Labour Gain

Lancaster and Fleetwood - Labour Gain
  • Cat Smith (Lab) 17,643 (42.27%, +6.98%)
  • Eric Ollerenshaw (C) 16,378 (39.24%, +3.17%)
  • Matthew Atkins (UKIP) 4,060 (9.73%, +7.34%)
  • Chris Coates (Green) 2,093 (5.01%, +0.59%)
  • Robin Long (LD) 1,390 (3.33%, -15.80%)
  • Harold Elletson (Northern) 174 (0.42%)
  • Lab maj 1,265 (3.03%)
  • 1.91% swing C to Lab
  • Electorate 60,883; Turnout 41,738 (68.55%, +7.47%)

What a load of rubbish! Fly-tippers in court after dumping waste in Blackpool alley

The damning video said it all - capturing the moment a gang of fly tippers were caught in the act, blatantly littering an alleyway in Blackpool.

The offenders don't even bother to stop as debris spills from the back of their moving vehicle.

It is a well- rehearsed procedure - for months Daniel Ashworth, 22, and friend Rick Taylor, 40, had been using their tipper truck for a spate of similar drops - making money by taking their customers' waste and simply dumping it around the corner.

The town's magistrates heard that Ashworth, of The Strand, Fleetwood, had already been handed a lifetime ban from collecting waste because of his previous fly tipping antics.

Ashworth has now pleaded guilty to 10 charges under Environmental Protections laws. Taylor, of Whinfield Avenue, Fleetwood, admitted four similar offences. He was made the subject of a three year CRIMBO - a criminal behaviour order.

Ashworth was given a 39 weeks jail suspended for 12 months and 100 hours of unpaid work, a four year CRIMBO and told to pay £1,000 compensation towards the clean-up operation.


Bionic eye helps Fleetwood man see grandchildren for the first time

Keith Hayman can see for the first time in 20 years with bionic eye Credit: ITV Granada Reports

A man from Fleetwood who lost his sight 20 years ago says he can now see after being fitted with a bionic eye.

Keith Hayman, 65, had the experimental surgery at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital - one of the first centres in the world to offer the revolutionary device, which restores some sight to blind patients.

It uses a camera and video processor mounted on sunglasses to send images wirelessly to a tiny receiver on the outside of the eye. The hospital is about to take part in the second wave of the trial.

Thieves tunnel into newsagent's in Fleetwood

Thieves have tunnelled into a newsagent's shop in Fleetwood after removing bricks from the wall of a cafe next door.

The break-in happened around 5.50am on Monday 16 June.

CCTV shows an intruder squeezing through the hole on his stomach.

He then grabs items from the shelves before escaping with cash from the till.

Police want anyone with information on the crime to contact them.

Biker dead following Fleetwood crash

A biker has died following a crash in Fleetwood today.

Shortly before 1.20pm a motorcyclist riding a Suzuki collided with a Jaguar X-Type Estate on the A585 Amounderness Way in Fleetwood, between the Nautical College and Morrison’s supermarket.

The motorcyclist, a local man in his late 40s, died at the scene. The driver of the car received minor injuries and was treated for shock.

Police are contacting the motorcyclist’s next of kin and specially trained officers will be offering them support.

This is a tragic incident where a man has sadly lost his life.

I would like to thank those who tended to both the motorcyclist and the driver of the car prior to the arrival of the paramedics.

I would appeal for anyone who witnessed this incident or who has any information to get in touch with police.

– Sergeant Dave Hogarth, Lancashire Police

Anyone with information about the incident should call police on 101 quoting log number 0575 of Friday, April 11th.

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