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Appeal for missing Blackburn teenager

Sherana Hussain was last seen on Tuesday Credit: Lancashire Police

Police are appealing for information about a 15-year-old girl who has gone missing from her home in Blackburn.

Sherana Hussain was last seen around 7.30am on Tuesday, April 29, at her home address on Adelaide Terrace.

She failed to attend school and hasn’t been in touch with family or friends since.

Sherana is described as Asian, 5ft tall with very long dark black hair.

She was last seen wearing a black cardigan, a purple tunic and black trousers.

Inspector Phil Hutchinson said: “If anybody has any information about Sherana’s current or recent whereabouts then I would urge them to get in touch.

“I’d like to appeal directly to Sherana to get in touch with us as soon as possible as her family are also getting increasingly worried.”

Anybody with information should call Lancashire Police on 101.

Family pay tribute to Blackpool man killed on motorway

The family of a man from Blackpool who died while walking along on the M61 in Lancashire have paid tribute to him.

Stephen Hayes was hit by a vehicle on the northbound carriageway on April 11th.

Steven Hayes Credit: Lancashire Police

It is thought that he was walking along the motorway after visiting Rivington Services and was struck by a lorry.

His family said: “Steve Hayes was a caring and loving dad who will be sadly missed by his daughters, son, grandson and friends.”

A police investigation has been launched and traffic officers are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward.


Biker dead following Fleetwood crash

A biker has died following a crash in Fleetwood today.

Shortly before 1.20pm a motorcyclist riding a Suzuki collided with a Jaguar X-Type Estate on the A585 Amounderness Way in Fleetwood, between the Nautical College and Morrison’s supermarket.

The motorcyclist, a local man in his late 40s, died at the scene. The driver of the car received minor injuries and was treated for shock.

Police are contacting the motorcyclist’s next of kin and specially trained officers will be offering them support.

This is a tragic incident where a man has sadly lost his life.

I would like to thank those who tended to both the motorcyclist and the driver of the car prior to the arrival of the paramedics.

I would appeal for anyone who witnessed this incident or who has any information to get in touch with police.

– Sergeant Dave Hogarth, Lancashire Police

Anyone with information about the incident should call police on 101 quoting log number 0575 of Friday, April 11th.

Murder investigation launched after man dies following Blackpool assault.

A murder investigation has been launched after a 44-year-old man died in hospital two weeks after being assaulted in Blackpool.

Anthony Roberts, who is from the town, was assaulted outside Walkabout on Queen Street at around 3.20am on Wednesday, March 26.

Mr Roberts suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital, but was later transferred to Walton Hospital where he died yesterday.

Lancashire Police said a post mortem examination will be carried out to establish the cause of death.

Following the death of Mr Roberts, we are now treating this as a murder investigation.

I would appeal to anybody who witnessed the incident outside Walkabout to contact police. I would also urge anybody who has any information at all about this incident which they think could be relevant to the investigation to come forward.

Mr Roberts’ family is now being supported by specially trained officers at this incredibly difficult time.

– Detective Chief Inspector Andy Gilbert, Lancashire Police

Benjamin Gayton, 26, of Bond Street, Blackpool has been charged with section 18 grievous bodily harm with intent.

Appeal for witnesses after M61 death

A 68 year old man has died while walking along on the M61 in Lancashire.

Stephen Hayes, from Blackpool, was hit by a vehicle on the northbound carriageway, just north of Rivington Services between junctions 6 and 8 at around 1.30am.

It is thought that he was walking along the motorway after visiting Rivington Services and was struck by a lorry.

A police investigation was launched and traffic officers are appealing for anyone with any information to come forward.

We are still trying to piece together exactly what has happened and why Mr Hayes has come to be on foot on the motorway.

I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time, who may have any information to come forward.

We have informed Mr Hayes’ next of kin and specially trained officers have been with the family and continue to offer their support through this very sad and difficult time.

– Sgt Finn Quainton, Lancashire Police

The motorway was closed at the scene but has now reopened.

The lorry driver was not arrested.

Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting motorway log 66 of April 11.

Murder investigation launched after body found in Rawtenstall

Police in Lancashire have launched an investigation following the death of a woman in Rawtenstall.

Officers attended at about 3pm today to reports that a woman had suffered injuries on Hardman Avenue in the town.

She died at the scene.

A man was arrested in connection with the incident a short time later and is currently in custody.

An investigation has been launched by Lancashire Police's Force Major Investigation Team.


Woman tied to stairlift as thieves ransack her home

The robbery took place at 7pm when the 74 year old answered a knock at the door of her home in Morecambe. 2 men pushed her over before binding her arms and tying her to her stair lift. The men ransacked her home stealing a quantity of money and some personal items of great sentimental value.

Both offenders are described as white, well-built and wearing hats. One man was around 6ft tall and the second man was shorter at around 5ft8”. Both covered their faces during the attack.

This was a most despicable attack on a vulnerable and defenceless elderly woman in the run up to Christmas.

“The level of violence used was completely unnecessary causing the lady to suffer bruising to her wrists and arms.

– Detective Inspector Andy Bunn, Lancashire Police
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