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Virtual Tour — Dr Buck Ruxton’s House of Murder

Dr Buck Ruxton was undoubtedly Lancaster’s most sensational twentieth-century murderer. The murders are famous because of the application of then new methods of forensic science to their solution. A man of science himself, Ruxton would have been one of the few then capable of understanding them.

Stolen jewellery was dumped in Lancaster canal

Lancaster Police report that a cache of stolen jewellery dumped in the Lancaster canal has been reunited with its owners. Last Friday Lancaster man Gareth Hunt was sentenced to 6 years in prison in relation to a series of local burglaries.

New community beat manager for Carnforth

A new community beat manager is set to take over the Carnforth neighbourhood policing team. PC Andy Taylor will start his patrols on Monday 18th January, with his beat including the Highfield estate, Carnforth High School and the three local primary schools, and will be working with PSCO Sarah Leverton and will be based at Carnforth police station.

Appeal following two fires at village school

Police are appealing for information after vandals started fires on twice at a village school. Vandals set fire to a blue recycling bin at Yealand Church of England Primary School overnight on 7th March, causing £200 worth of damage. A second fire was started in another bin overnight on 13th March.

Six arrested in morning raids on Ryelands and Vale

Six people have been arrested in a series of raids carried out this morning as part of a robbery investigation. Warrants were executed by support unit officers at properties on the Ryelands and Vale estates, Lancaster, at around 8.30am. The men, aged 18, 19, 22, 24, 25 and 26, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery.

Wanted Morecambe man, 81, believed to be in Blackpool

Police are continuing to appeal for help to trace missing man John Gilbert Blacktop. Blacktop, 81, of Marine Road West, Morecambe was on trial at Bradford Crown Court but failed to turn up for court last week. He was convicted in his absence and sentenced to 21 years in prison and is now wanted.

Carnforth man jailed for possessing child porn

Craig PillingCraig Pilling has been sentenced to four and a half years (54 months) imprisonment for possessing indecent images of children. Piling, 59, of Packet Lane, Carnforth, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court today after he was found guilty of two counts of possessing indecent images of a child.

Appeal for women wanted on prison recall

Police are appealing for information about two women who are wanted on prison recall. Linda McIntyre, 40, who is previously of Skerton House, Mainway, Lancaster was jailed for two years in June 2012 at Preston Crown Court for affray which happened on Kent Road in Blackpool on 24th April 2011.

Local organised crime suspects charged

After early morning raids on the homes of people suspected of being involved in organised crime yesterday (see news story), charges have been brought against several of those arrested. Ten people were arrested on suspicion of crimes such as money laundering and conspiracy to supply drugs, conspiracy to supply class B drugs, and conspiracy to defraud.

Morecambe man jailed for seven years for making homemade bomb

A Morecambe man has been jailed for 7 years after he made a homemade bomb to try and harm a work colleague. 37 year old Stephen Kay of Mardale Avenue in Morecambe was found guilty during a trial of offences against the person relating to explosives.

Police Appeal after Lancaster City Centre Assault

Lancaster Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Lancaster, reporting the offender appeared to be a young teenager.

Tackling knife crime on Lancashire’s streets

Lancashire Constabulary is supporting a week of action aimed at reducing knife crime.

77 drivers handed new penalties for using a phone behind the wheel

10.03.17 A total of 77 drivers were stopped and handed tough new penalties across Lancashire, as part of a week of action to catch motorists using mobile phones behind the wheel.

Over 100 guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition surrendered across Lancashire

A Colt .45 and three magazines, Cap and ball revolver and a British Second World War service revolver handed into Lancashire Police during 'Op Holster' 103 prohibited guns and 3,419 rounds of ammunition were handed into Lancashire Police during a two week ‘Op Holster’ amnesty last month. Officers collected a haul of 46 shotguns, 41 various air guns, pistols and five rifles.

Police progress Lancaster rape investigation

Police are appealing for information after a teenager reported being raped by two men in Lancaster, but have cancelled their previous appeal after releasing CCTV of two men they wanted to talk to. At around 10.40pm on Monday 4th August 2014 the 17 year old local girl was outside McDonalds, Cheapsid

Woman found in distressed state in Lancaster

Detectives are appealing for information after a woman was found in a distressed state in Lancaster. Around 3.00am on Thursday 5th December, a 22 year old woman was found by a man on Caton Road who had concerns for her welfare. The woman was taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary, although at this stage it is unclear as to exactly what has happened to her.

Care workers found guilty of neglect

Three local care workers have been found guilty of neglecting and ill-treating elderly residents at Hillcroft's nursing home in Slyne-with-Hest.

Chickens killed at Ryelands School, children distraught

Lancaster Police are appealing for information after nine chickens had their necks snapped during a break in at a Lancaster school. The incident took place sometime between 5.00pm on Friday 8th November and 9.00am on Saturday 9th November at Ryelands School on Torrisholme Road.

Police continue to tackle burglary and stolen goods in the run up to Christmas

Police are reminding the public to remain vigilant to keep their homes secure from burglars. The advice comes as part of Lancashire Constabulary’s Operation Julius campaign and the national In Focus: Burglary and Stolen Good initiative that runs from today (Monday 18th November) to Friday.

Morecambe police hunt handbag thief who targeted elderly couple

Police are appealing for information after a man targeted the home of an elderly couple and stole a woman’s handbag in Morecambe. The burglary took place around 12.15pm on Monday 4th November when a man knocked at an address on Carleton Street and asked the occupants if they require any odd jobs being completed.