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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. 

Police appeal after service station carjackings

27/7/17: Police are appealing for witnesses after two incidents at service stations in Forton & Carnforth. In both incidents a man got into a car being parked by a woman driver. The stolen car has now been found in Ulverston after being involved in a collision with a cyclist whose condition is now critical.

Stolen jewellery was dumped in Lancaster canal

1/6/17: 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.

Tackling knife crime on Lancashire’s streets

28/4/17: Lancashire Constabulary is supporting a week of action aimed at reducing knife crime.

Wanted Morecambe man, 81, believed to be in Blackpool

5/4/17: 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.

Police Appeal after Lancaster City Centre Assault

5/4/17: Lancaster Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Lancaster, reporting the offender appeared to be a young teenager.

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

10/3/17: 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

17/12/14: 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

11/8/14: 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

5/12/13: 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

29/11/13: 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

26/11/13: 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

18/11/13: 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

6/11/13: 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.

Appeal after cables are cut in Lancaster

25/10/13: 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.

Man who robbed same Heysham house twice jailed for two years

9/8/13: 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.

Lancashire's Police Commissioner urges residents to have their say on Stop and Search

19/7/13: Residents across Lancashire are being urged to have their say on the use of police stop and search powers. Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary has already conducted an investigation into how police forces are using the powers – and now the Home Office wants to get the views of the public.

Lancashire police back new NSPCC national campaign to protect children

8/7/13: Lancashire police are backing a national campaign aimed at helping parents to protect children from sexual abuse. Officers are urging parents to contact the police if they suspect their child or someone they know is being targeted. The message comes as part of the NSPCC’s Underwear Rule campaign which was launched today (Monday 8th July).

Appeal for women wanted on prison recall

18/6/13: 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.

Morecambe man jailed for seven years for making homemade bomb

14/6/13: 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.

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