Lancashire Police are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered serious head injuries following a collision in Helmshore.
At around 5.45pm on Wednesday, May 24th a 75-year-old man got off a double decker bus that was travelling on the X41 route on Broadway at the bus stop near to Pearson's Café.
The man is thought to have fallen into the path of the bus under the nearside wheel. He suffered significant head and facial injuries and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where he remains.
“This man has suffered serious injuries as a result of this incident and we would appeal to anyone who was in the vicinity at the time and witnessed what happened to contact us.”
- Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 1309 of May 24th.
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The family of murdered business woman Sadie Hartley have issued a touching tribute to the "best mum we could have" and said that she was excited about her daughter's engagement just one week ago.
"We are utterly devastated and cannot begin to understand why mum should be taken so cruelly from us. The whole family is numb. She was the best mum we could have. She cared so much for our welfare and was a massive inspiration to us all. She was so excited about Charlotte's engagement just a week ago.
"The family wish to express our sincere thanks to the senior investigating officer Mr Withers and the huge team who are working tirelessly to investigate this truly awful crime, and the Family Liaison Officers who are providing invaluable support to all the family."
This morning Karina Wash, 55, appeared at Blackburn Magistrates Court charged with Sadie's murder. She'll appear at Preston Crown court tomorrow alongside Sarah Williams, 34, who has also been charged with murder.
The partner of Sadie Hartley has paid a tribute to her. Ian Johnston said she was a "wonderful mother, sister, partner and friend".
A murder investigation was launched after her body was found at a house in Helmshore, Rossendale, on Friday, January 15.
Sarah Williams, 34, has been charged with her murder.
“Sadie was a wonderful mother, sister, partner and friend.
“We are all utterly distraught following her senseless, brutal murder.
“She was a respectable, hard-working person who had run a successful business that supported medical services.
“It is an utter tragedy that she has been taken so unnecessarily from us and will be sadly missed by all those who knew her.
“The family now respectfully wish and hope that they may be left in peace to enable them to cope with this terrible event.”
It is with very deep regret that the company announces the sad death of Mrs Sadie Hartley.
Sadie was a co-founder of the company in 2000 and has been integral to the success of Hartley Taylor Ltd.
At this very difficult time, our thoughts are with her son and daughter, family, friends and loved ones.
We thank all of our valued clients for their understanding, patience and kind words during this difficult period.
Detectives are questioning a 34 year old woman over the murder of a Sandie Hartley in Rossendale.
The 60 year old was found dead with knife wounds at her home in Helmshaw on Friday night.
It's thought an employee called the police when she couldn't be contacted.
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A murder investigation is continuing after the body of a woman was found at a house in Helmshore, Rossendale, on Friday, January 15.
Police and paramedics were called to a house on Sunny Bank Road where they found a 60-year-old woman with knife wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Lancashire Police has named the woman as Sadie Hartley, though she is yet to be formally identified. A post-mortem examination is also due to take place.
The death is being treated as murder, but arrests have yet to be made.
We are in the early stages of our enquiries and are working to establish exactly how Sadie has come about these injuries. We have a large team of detectives dedicated to following all lines of enquiry.
Specialist officers are supporting Sadie’s family at this difficult time.
I would urge anyone with information about Sadie’s death to please get in contact with us at your earliest opportunity.