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Man suffers head injuries after bus collision in Helmshore

Image shows Broadway in Helmshore where the incident happened Credit: Google Maps

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.”

– PS Adam Dawson, Road Policing Unit, Lancashire Police
  • Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 1309 of May 24th.

Boy, 16, arrested after attack leaves man 'critically ill'

Map shows Exchange Street in Blackpool. Credit: Google Maps.

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested following an assault which left a man fighting for his life.

The 47-year-old victim suffered significant head injuries in the attack outside the Costcutter convenience store in Exchange Street, Blackpool, at about 2.30pm on Saturday.

He was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where he is in a critical condition.

The victim is thought to have been involved in an argument with a group of people outside the shop prior to the assault.

It is believed he had previously been inside Costcutter and had also used a telephone kiosk in Exchange Street close to its junction with Cocker Street.

The teenage suspect from Blackpool is being questioned on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

"We believe several people will have seen the victim shortly before the incident occurred - perhaps in the shop or using the telephone box, or will have seen the incident itself.

"Whatever you saw, we would urge you to get in touch.

"The victim is in critical condition in hospital and we are determined to piece together exactly what occurred."

– Detective Inspector Andy Cribbin, of Lancashire Police's major investigation team
  • Anyone with information should contact Lancashire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police appeal after swan shot and killed in Lancashire

Credit: Lancashire Police

Police have begun an inquiry after a swan was found with a suspected gunshot wound in Lancaster.

Officers say they were called on Tuesday afternoon after the animal’s body was discovered near the River Lune close to Low Road.

The swan had suffered a neck injury which officers believe was caused by a firearm.

"This is a very distressing and disturbing incident in which a defenceless animal has been killed.

“The swan has been found with a major neck wound, believed to be caused by a firearm.

“I understand this type of incident can be very upsetting for people and we are carrying out an investigation in order to locate those responsible."

– Sgt Dylan Hrynkow
  • Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting crime reference WB1704241.

  • Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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