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Fears for welfare of missing Leslie, 89, who is missing from home

Leslie Atkinson. Credit: Lancashire Police.

Police say they're concerned for the welfare of a missing elderly man from Blackpool.

Leslie Atkinson, known as Les, 89, was last seen at his home on Bright Street last night.

His family and friends haven’t heard from him since.

Les has links to the Leeds area and speaks with a Yorkshire accent.

“We are especially worried for Mr Atkinson given his age and vulnerability.

"On top of that he isn’t dressed for the especially warm conditions and is in receipt of regular medication which he needs but we don’t believe he has in his possession.

"He may also appear to be confused. “If you have seen him or know where he is, please get in contact with us immediately.”

– Sergeant Nat Cox, Lancashire Police
  • Anybody who sees Les should contact Lancashire Police on 101.

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Man charged with murder after body found in reservoir

A man has been charged with murder after police recovered the body of a man from Yarrow reservoir in Hodge Brow in Lancashire.

Candido Pereira has been charged with the murder of Darren McMinn.

The two men aged 34 and 29 arrested on suspicion of murder have been bailed pending further police enquiries.

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Young girl dies in Lancashire road accident

Police at the scene of the collision.

A nine-year-old girl has died in a road crash in Lancashire.

She's been named as Aleena Kauser from Rawtenstall.

The incident happened around 5pm on Bacup Road in Rossendale.

Two men, aged 22 and 19, were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and bailed pending further inquiries.

Bacup Road in Rossendale Credit: Google Maps
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