Two people are jailed for taking part in sham marriages arranged by a Vietnamese nail bar owner – but the ring leader is still at large
A Vietnamese nail bar owner who was the "spider at the centre of a web" of sham marriages is on the run, a court heard today
The family of a Anthony Stubbs, 16, who was found dead in a wooded area of Leyland have paid tribute to a "caring and loving" boy.
Hundreds gathered at Blackpool's Gynn Square on Saturday for a memorial service to mark the 30th anniversary of three Blackpool officers losing their lives during a tragic attempted sea rescue. PCs Colin Morrison, Gordon Connolly and Angela Bradley drowned while trying to save a tourist.
A 40-year-old man has been arrested after apparently threatening a woman with a knife in St Annes.
Lancashire Police were called to Derbe Road at about 4.15pm. When they got there they saw a man brandishing a weapon at a window.
An armed response unit and trained negotiator were dispatched.
After a two-hour stand-off the man left the scene and was arrested.
Both he and a 35-year-old woman were taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
A number of weapons were found and police say an investigation is underway.
"The incident lasted just over two hours and fortunately reached a safe conclusion following the hard work and patience of specially trained officers and local police patrols.
"There was a lot of police activity in and around the scene and we did have to put a cordon in place. These decisions were based on protecting the public and minimising the risk. I would like to thank people in the area for their cooperation, patience and support.
– Inspector Darrin Butterworth, Lancashire Police
"Incidents like this are rare but when they do happen the public should be reassured that Lancashire Constabulary has highly trained officers that will deal with the situation."
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) will investigate allegations made against Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).
The allegations centre on expenses claims made by Clive Grunshaw before his election in November to the office of PCC.
The matter was referred to the IPCC by Lancashire’s Police and Crime Panel, which scrutinises the work of the PCC, following an article in the Sunday Times (£).
Lancashire Police investigating the murder of an 88-year-old man in Blackburn believe he was dead before a fire at his home.
Christopher Proctor's bungalow on Pleckgate Road was destroyed by flames in the early hours of Saturday, November 10.
Police today re-issued their appeal for more information about what happened to him.
Labour Party candidate Clive Grunshaw has been elected Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner.
A 44-year-old woman has been interviewed by police investigating a crash involving Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins.
Wiggins was knocked off his bike while on a training ride in Lancashire on Wednesday night.
– Lancashire Police spokesperson
"Following a voluntary attendance for interview with Lancashire Police, a 44-year-old woman from West Lancashire has been reported for summons for driving without due care and attention, however an investigation into the full circumstances of the incident is still underway."