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Fire at an industrial unit in Preston

Firefighters are at the scene of a building fire on Ribbleton Lane in Preston.

It has lead to a number of road closures including Ribbleton Lane in both directions between the A6063 Deepdale Road and Skeffington Road. It's also affecting St Mary's Street in both directions between B6243 Ribbleton Lane and A59 New Hall Lane.

Area Manager Mark Hutton has this update:


Pensioner, 86, dies after hitting parked cars

An 86 year old man has died after a four car crash in Preston. It happened yesterday evening at the junction of St Martin’s Road and St George’s Road.

Police believe the pensioner failed to give way and hit three parked cars. Paramedics took the man to Royal Preston Hospital where he later died.

The road was closed for accident investigation work, police are appealing for witnesses.

Can you help? 91-year-old injured in collision

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We are appealing for witnesses after a man was injured following a collision in Preston.

Around 12.50pm on Monday, October 12, a Fiat car collided with a 91-year-old man in Ward’s End.

The male was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment where it was confirmed he had suffered a broken pelvis.

The road was closed for two hours while accident investigators attended.


Killer gunman's family from Lancashire

A gunman who killed at least nine people in a mass shooting in Oregon in the US has links to Lancashire.

Chris Harper-Mercer opened fire at an American college yesterday. He died after a shoot-out with police.

It has now emerged that his grandfather, Joe Mercer, lives in Preston, but is currently in the United States.

Yesterday described what had happened as “devastating” for him and his family.

Pensioner hit by cab in Preston

A pensioner is in a serious condition in hospital after being hit by a taxi in Preston.

It happened just after midnight on New Hall Lane near to a petrol station. Police say the 62 year old woman suffered multiple injuries after being hit by a Volkswagen Passat.

“This woman has suffered life threatening injuries and so we need anyone who may have seen this incident to come forward and give us their version of events.”

– Sgt Claire Pearson
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