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Preston drivers appeal against controversial fines in bus lanes

Preston bus lane:23,000 fines in two months Credit: ITV Granada

A number of specimen appeals are taking place today over fines issued to drivers after the introduction of a controversial bus lane in Preston.

Drivers appealing against fines Credit: ITV Granada

It comes after 23,000 in just 2 months were caught out with the changes on Fishergate which were aimed at reducing congestion.

It's claimed fines total 20- thousand pounds a day.

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Murder investigation launch after body of woman found at address

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A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a woman in Preston.

Police were called at shortly after 2am this morning to an address on Chatsworth Street in the city.

On arrival a 42-year-old woman was found inside with a serious head injury. She was taken by ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital where she sadly later died.

A 52-year-old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody.

Takeaway drivers targeted twice in same day by thieves

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Takeaway drivers are being targeted by gangs in Preston.

Two delivery drivers were robbed in the same day on Sunday. The first theft was around 1am when a man attempted to deliver pizza on Wilmot Road in Ribbleton. He was threatened by four men and handed £20 worth of food over.

The group are described as white, in their twenties and were dressed in dark clothing.

Later that day at, 8:30pm, a second theft tokk place after another takeaway worker again attended an address on Wilmot Road where he was threatened by a man with a baseball bat and ordered to hand over £50 of food.

The offender was described as white, of slim build, aged approximately 26 to 27 with black jeans and a dark jacket.

These poor delivery drivers were only doing their jobs when they were both threatened and one assaulted.

We think these two incidents are linked given how similar they are in nature and also given the location.

If you have any information about either incident, please get in touch with us by calling 101 quoting crime reference SA1707323.

– PC Chris Bryce, Preston Police

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