Lancashire sham marriage gang sentenced

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

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Cuts at Lancashire Police


Lancs Police to make £73m in cuts to services. 700 police officer posts to go as the force faces government pressure.


Lancs Chief Con says his force faces "the greatest challenge in over 30 years" as they're told to cut tens of millions of pounds more.

Woman sexually assaulted in Preston

Police are looking to speak to this man
Police are looking to speak to this man Credit: Lancashire Police

Lancashire Police are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted at a house in Preston.

The incident happened between 10pm and 11pm on Friday 6 September at a property on Rowan Avenue, Ribbleton.

The woman, in her 20s, was assaulted by a man described as white, of medium build with short, dirty blond hair.

Police have released an evofit (above) of the man wanted for questioning.

Detective Inspector Kevin McLean said: “If anybody was in the area around the time of the incident and thinks they may have seen the man in question then I would urge them to contact police.

“Equally, if anybody can identify the man in the Evofit then I would urge them to come forward.”

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at - no personal information is taken, and information is not traced or recorded.


Photo of married couple killed in Hoghton

Nigel and Judith Maude Credit: Family photo

The family of a couple who were killed in Hoghton have said they were "devoted to their family and will be sadly missed".

Lancashire Police launched a murder investigation after Judith Maude's body was found at her home.

Post-mortem results showed she died from multiple injuries and stab wounds.

Her husband Nigel's body was found on a nearby railway track, he had been hit by a train.


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