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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.

More arrests as crackdown on organised crime continues

Three more people were arrested this morning in connection with a crack down on organised crime in Lancaster and Morecambe. The arrests follow hot on the heels follows from yesterday’s raids, in which ten people were arrested, with some appearing in court today (see news story).

Lancaster Pubs Fail Teenage Sales Test

Three Lancaster pubs and bars face licence interventions after selling alcohol to 15-year-old girls during a test purchase operation. The teenagers were able to buy alcohol in three of the 17 establishments visited across Lancaster on Friday night.

Morecambe burglary leaves wedding plans in ruins

Morecambe Police are appealing for information after an engaged couple’s home was burgled in Morecambe over the weekend, and the theft of a safe left their wedding plans in ruins. The stolen safe contained $3,000 US dollars, their two wedding rings and their passports.

BBC's Crimewatch Roadshow - Live from Morecambe

BBC One’s Crimewatch Roadshow will launch its new six week series live from Lancashire on Monday 6th June 2011 - and will kick off in Morecambe. The popular daytime show will be aired between 9.15 and 10.00am each weekday morning and will be broadcasting live from a different location across the North West during its first week.

Attempted Lancaster ATM Robbery - CCTV Released

Police have released CCTV images after raiders caused £900 damage to a shop while trying to steal cash from an ATM machine in Lancaster.

Appeal for witnesses after Good Friday fight on Millennium Bridge

Lancaster are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a fight on Millennium Bridge in Lancaster on Good Friday. (22nd April 2011) At 2.30pm police received reports of up to six men fighting on the bridge behind Sainsbury’s in Lancaster city centre.

Plant trailer recovered by police as part of Operation Motif

Poilce have recovered a £700 plant trailer after it was stolen from outside a Garstang home. The trailer was taken from an address in Green Lane West on Friday June 18.

Another local man charged with "encouraging disorder" on Facebook

Two more men from Lancashire - one from Heysham - have been charged after posting messages encouraging disorder on Facebook, bringing the total number of people arrested for this offence to four.

Man who robbed same Heysham house twice jailed for two years

A man has been jailed at Preston Crown Court yesterday for over two years for burgling a house in Heysham - twice. On the morning of 19th June 2013 Gary Nelson, 23, of no fixed address forced entry to the rear of a semi-detached house on Redshank Drive. Once inside he stole jewellery, a games console, i-pod and mobile phone.

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.

Cyclist left with serious injuries following Morecambe collision

Police are appealing for information after a cyclist was knocked from his bike while riding through Morecambe. The 37-year-old cyclist was riding along Regent Road Bridge in the Westgate area of Morecambe, at 7.35am this morning (Wednesday 12th May) when he was knocked from his bike by a small silver Boxer type van. The van had two people sitting in its cab and the driver had a shaved head.

Appeal following fail to stop collision in Lancaster

Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Lancaster in which a car failed to stop. Around 5.25pm on Wednesday 11 May, a Honda Logo was travelling along Church Brow towards Lancaster when it was involved in a collision with a car travelling in the opposite direction. The car is described as possibly a black VW Golf or Polo and failed to stop at the scene.

£5000 of suspected cocaine seized in Carnforth

Police seized suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of £5,600 after finding it in a car bound for Carnforth. Officers from Morecambe’s targeting team stopped the car close to the M6’s Carnforth junction on Friday night as part of an ongoing operation to tackle anti-social behaviour in the town caused by cocaine abuse.

Lancaster cocaine dealer jailed

A cocaine dealer who sold Class A drugs to an undercover police officer during Operation Nimrod has been jailed for three years. 44-year-old Alistair Kennedy, of Mount Avenue, Lancaster, appeared at Preston Crown Court charged with three counts of supplying cocaine following a lengthy investigation by officers from Lancashire Police. He was jailed for three years on Tuesday.

Lancashire car drivers warned to keep off their mobiles

Lancashire Constabulary is warning drivers of the dangers mobile phones whilst driving as they launch a month-long crackdown, after over 5000 were caught using them while driving last year across the county.

Police seize vehicles in Morecambe crime crackdown

Police placed what they termed "a ring of steel" around Morecambe on Wednesday, to crack down on offenders coming in to the town to commit crime. Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology was used on the roads into the town so that officers could use intelligence to target travelling criminals. The lockdown lead to 42 vehicles being stopped and checked over by police.

Appeal after cables are cut in Lancaster

Police are appealing for information after a number of telephone and satellite cables were cut outside homes in Lancaster. The most recent offence took place in the early hours of Monday 21st October when someone has approached the front of terraced property on Ford Street and cut through the wire from the satellite dish causing a disruption to the television service.

Security Lancaster leading local fight against cyber crime

Photo: InfoLab21 Experts from academia and industry shared knowledge about how to keep UK businesses safe from cyber threats at a Cyber-Security Challenge event held at Lancaster University recently.

City Council, Police Help Out in Snow Chaos

Lancashire County Council may have left its taxpayers in the lurch if they don't live on an A-road or want to use pavements safely - but other local agencies have been working all out to keep the area going. Lancaster City Council, for example, had workers out this morning gritting the Millennium Bridge and cycle path, to the obvious relief of pedestrians.

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