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Figures show huge rise in child sex abuse cases in Lancashire

Four children a day in Lancashire are reporting sexual abuse to police, heartbreaking figures show today.

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Motorists warned - average speed cameras are now live

Preston’s first average speed cameras are now live – motorists have been warned.

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University student Travis Frain is set to undergo surgery tonight after being deliberately run down by a 4x4 on Westminster Bridge

Lancashire terror victim 'lucky to be alive' says mum

The mother of a teenager left with serious injuries from the London terror attack has admitted her son is "extremely lucky" to be alive.

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Leyland Police Station

Lancashire detective appears at misconduct hearing

A Lancashire detective accused of gross misconduct has claimed fears he might lose his job in a restructure led him to delay admitting he had relocated a camera, missing from a police evidence store, in his office cupboard.

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New average speed cameras will be switched on at a Preston accident black spot this week.

Speed cameras on London Road to be switched on this week

New average speed cameras will be switched on at a Preston accident black spot this week.
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More women are being arrested

Number of women arrested in Lancashire soars, warns charity

Arrest rates for women have jumped by nearly half in Lancashire, according to new analysis.

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Police are hunting for a stolen car after a it rammed a police car in Chipping.

Stolen car rams police car

Police launched a hunt for a stolen car after it rammed a police car in Chipping.
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The helicopter base at Warton is closing

No air cover gap promise as eye in sky base set to shut

Police bosses insist there will be no gap in air cover when Lancashire’s only helicopter base shuts next month.

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The Lancashire Constabulary helicopter

Police bosses insist there will be ‘no gap’ when Lancashire’s helicopter base shuts

Police bosses insist there will be no gap in air cover when Lancashire’s only helicopter base shuts next month.

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Alexander Paterson, 33, was given a two-year suspended prison sentence for three counts of possessing indecent images of children, one count making indecent images of children.

Man who downloaded hundreds of serious child abuse images and video is spared jail

A contractor who used hotel wi-fi to download hundreds of serious child abuse images and videos has escaped jail.

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New mobile phone rules saw 77 Lancashire drivers fined and given 6 penalty points for using phone while driving

New mobile phone rules saw 77 Lancashire drivers fined and given 6 penalty points for using phone while driving

A total of 77 drivers were stopped and handed tough new penalties as part of a week of action to catch motorists using mobile phones behind the wheel.
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John Hargadon, 49, of Cross Skelton Street, Colne, has admitted six counts of fraud and consumer offences

Rogue trader faces jail after string of frauds

A seemingly charming rogue trader has been exposed as a fraud who tricked people into believing he was an honest tradesman.

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Fishergate tribunal adjudicator, Stephen Knapp, takes a look at the signage

Fishergate tickets ‘should be refunded’

County Hall was today urged to pay back around 30,000 fines after the Fishergate bus lane scheme was officially declared unfair.

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Darren Price, 39, from Kirkby, went missing from HMP Kirkham on Tuesday, 7 March

APPEAL: Prisoner flees HMP Kirkham

Police have launched an appeal after a prisoner absconded from a North West prison.
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Sneak thief hunted after incidents on trains in Lancashire

Sneak thief hunted after incidents on trains in Lancashire

Do you recognise this man?

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Tyler Anderson-Barnes, 13, was last seen at an address on Queens Drive

APPEAL: Boy, 13, missing from Staining

Police are appealing for help to find a teen missing from Staining.
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The new police uniform

Is new police uniform a bobby dazzler or a cop out?

A sharp new look or a fashion disaster...

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Officers go through a briefing before going out on patrol

On mobile phone patrol with Lancashire's motorway police

It’s 8am on Sunday and while the roads may be quiet Lancashire’s dedicated traffic cops are ready for a busy morning.

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Police are advising residents not to call the number.

Scam alert after reports of 'Facebook con'

Police in Lancashire have issued a scam alert after residents reported a suspicious Facebook con.
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Lancashire Police are havign a crackdown on drivers who use their mobile phones at the wheel. Photo: Lancs Police

Police crackdown on drivers continues over weekend

Police are today continuing their crackdown on drivers who use mobile phones while at the wheel.

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