A unique new campaign aimed at women who have been suffering domestic abuse during the school summer holidays is being launched in Wirral.
The number of reported sexual offences against children in Lancashire has risen by nearly a third this year.
Two people arrested after the wife of a businessman was found frozen to death in the back of a car will not face criminal charges.
Police are hunting a man who held a gun to the head of a woman at a 40th birthday party in Middleton. Two men escaped with cash after the raid on Sunday 7 July 2013, at Lessa Vain Dance Studio in Spring Gardens.
Greater Manchester Police say that the investigation into the fire in the city centre which cost the life of firefighter Stephen Hunt will take some time to complete.
Police in Lancashire are warning about the dangers of swimming in open water after calls about people swimming in the quarry in Appley Bridge over recent weeks.
Keep clear of any cliff edges as they can be slippery when they get wet.
Do not swim in any reservoirs, quarries, rivers, lakes or canals.
Remember that drinking alcohol can slow your reaction, increasing the chances of hypothermia and impairing your judgement.
In an emergency, always call 999.
Police in Greater Manchester are hunting two conmen who were chased off by their elderly target. The 90 year old woman became suspicious of them when they talked their way into her home in Oldham, and she chased them away with her walking stick.
– Inspector Alan Humphries, GMP
"This woman showed incredibly bravery to chase two conmen out of her home. She quickly smelt a rat and thankfully she had the presence of mind to scare these men using the threat of her trusted walking stick and by calling the police. As a rule, police would not advise homeowners to try and tackle offenders because of the possible risks that might pose. Belongings can be replaced, people cannot. "
A 90-year-old woman has chased two conmen out of her home in Oldham with her walking stick. They claimed they needed to turn her water off but she quickly became suspicious and chased them away with her stick.
A man has spoken of an attack in Blackpool which left him needing surgery to reconnect his lip.
26 year old Richard Minor from Stoke-on-Trent was assaulted on Sunday 23rd June somewhere between Dickson Road and Bank Hey Street when he was out celebrating his friends’ birthday.
– Richard Minor
“We were out enjoying the night, not looking for trouble, I never expected to be assaulted like this. I’m still being treated for my injuries and may suffer permanent scarring."
– DC Clare Wilson, Blackpool CID
“This was a particularly vicious attack in the town centre on a busy night; I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed someone biting Richard to the face to come forward, or indeed anyone who may have information which could help us to identify who is responsible”
POLICE are appealing for information after a man had his lip bitten off during an assault in Blackpool town centre last month. 26 year old Richard Minor from Stoke-on-Trent was assaulted at around 2am on Sunday 23rd June.
Merseyside Police have confirmed the identities of the two men who died after a house fire on Eden Avenue in Southport on Monday morning.
Provisional post mortem results have indicated that both Thomas Anthony Mawdsley, 48, and Stephen McDonald, 56, died as a result of smoke inhalation.
A 75-year-old man from Ashton Under Lyne has died after his mobility scooter was hit by a car in North Wales. The man was on holiday in Rhyl - he died later in hospital.
Police believe a body found in the River Tyne is that of missing Newcastle University student, Jason Fyles.
The body was recovered from the river near the Millennium Bridge yesterday afternoon, June 26.
19-year-old Jason was last seen in the Sandyford area of Newcastle after a night out on Thursday May 16th.
He moved to Tyneside nine months ago to study town planning. He was living at Newcastle University’s halls of residence at Bowsden Court in South Gosforth.