Police are investigating after the front door of a home was set on fire in Lancashire.
Around 9pm on January 31, offenders had approached a property in Sunny Bank Gardens and poured flammable liquid around the front door. The suspects then ignited the liquid before running off.
No one was hurt.
Offenders have targeted a property causing extensive damage. Thankfully the homeowner was not in at the time of the incident, with no injuries reported
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously injured after an assault in Blackpool.
Officers were called to reports of a fight in Bright Street at around 9.30pm on Tuesday January 9.
They found a 30-year-old man at the scene with serious injuries. The victim was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment to a head injury, as well as broken ribs and a fractured back.
Detectives believe the man had been attacked using a hammer.
We believe a number of people were in the street at the time of the incident and may have seen what happened.
Two men were later arrested on suspicion of assault and have been released under investigation pending further enquiries.
Can you help?
- contact police on (01253) 607049 quoting crime reference WA1800586
- Independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.
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47-year-old mum of two Susan Shaw was killed after being hit by a car during a police pursuit.
Susan was hit by a blue Vauxhall Corsa, which was being chased by police, on High Street in Rishton, near Blackburn, at about 5.50pm on Boxing Day.
Today her family have paid tribute to "one of the kindest people you could ever meet".
A fundraising website has been set up to help with the costs of caring for Ms Shaw's two disabled children, who are both believed to be in their 20s.
A message on the Gofundme page, set up by friend Debbie Hudson, said: "Susan was a well loved member of the community who was sadly killed in a hit and run on the 26 December 2017.
"Funds will go towards funeral cost and caring for her two disabled children."
More than £1,000 had been raised within an hour of the page having been set up.
Plans to plant a tree in Ms Shaw's memory, which would be decorated and lit every Christmas, were announced on the Facebook page for the Switch-On Rishton community group.
Member Nick Hayward wrote: "It is with a very heavy heart that news was given to me last night that one our fundraising superstars Susan Shaw was fatally injured in a hit and run on the High Street in Rishton.
"Susan was an active member of the group - a tremendous help behind the scenes as well as taking part in the fundraising events that have been held over the years."
He said the tree, which would be a tribute to her community work, would be planted at Rishton health centre.
Susan was 47-years-old. She was well known within the local community in Rishton and spent a lot of time on local charitable causes, particularly ‘Switched-On Rishton’, which raises money throughout the year for Christmas lights and decorations throughout the town.
Susan was very creative and enjoyed crafting. She would sell items she had made to raise money for Switched-On Rishton.
Susan was a loving mother of two and also a much loved daughter and sister and she will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
She was always generous with her time with friends and strangers alike and was loved by everyone. One of her friends has described as ‘one of the kindest people you could ever meet who would do anything for anybody.
- The Gofundme page for Susan Shaw is here: https://www.gofundme.com/susan-shaws-family-fund
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Joseph Lancaster, 49, of no fixed address, is wanted in connection with a burglary at an address on Heapney Road, Chorley.
Det Con Warren Gibson, of Chorley Police, said:
We would like to speak to Joseph Lancaster and are asking anybody with information about his whereabouts to get in touch with us as soon as possible. Similarly we would urge Lancaster himself, if he sees this appeal, to hand himself in straight away.”
Lancaster is described as white, around 5ft 8ins tall, with short, greying hair and a scruffy beard. He speaks with a Chorley accent.
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