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Tragic Death of Boy, 11, in Fatal House Fire in Lancaster

An 11-year-old boy was sadly found dead by firefighters attending a house fire in Coniston Road, Lancaster, on Sunday. The boy, who has now been named as Cem Bora (pictured), also lived in Coniston Road, and was reported to be staying over at a friend's house, which became the scene of the blaze.

Lancashire Police Catch One of Poland's 'Most Wanted' at Heysham Port

Lancashire Police were praised and thanked by the Polish Government this week when a convicted paedophile and rapist was handed over to the Polish authorities to be returned to Poland to serve his sentence. Police intercepted Marian Dorobek, 68, as he disembarked from a Ferry at Heysham Port.

Residents urged to ‘spring’ into action to protect Lancashire’s wildlife

Lancashire Police are calling on local residents to spring into action when it comes to protecting wildlife in the county. The Constabulary’s Wildlife Crime Officer Mark Thomas is reminding people living in the countryside of their responsibilities whilst appealing for their continued vigilance in the fight against wildlife and rural crime.

Lancashire Chief Constable Reflects on a Successful Year as crime figures fall again

Although 2011 may prove problematic for Lancashire Police, with cuts to their budget on the cards, falling crime levels, an excellent rating from HMIC and national recognition for public protection work, are just some of the successes highlighted in the Lancashire Constabulary Chief Constable’s 2009-2010 Annual Report.

Lancashire Police return offenders to prison

Almost 500 people across Lancashire wanted for recall to prison have been arrested and sent back to jail this year. Figures show that from 500 people released to be supervised in Lancashire but who then failed to keep to their terms of their licence, there are fewer than 20 outstanding.

Labour's Clive Grunshaw elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire

Labour's Clive Grunshaw – the only candidate for the post who was a serving member of the existing Lancashire Police Authority – has been elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire following a County-wide election.

Government "complacent" over rising crime figures, claims Commisisoner

Clive Grunshaw: Government should not be "complacent" about crime statisticsThe era of falling crime could be at an end, according to leaked figures showing a “disturbing trend” of rising muggings, burglary and theft – and Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has warned things could get worse as the government continues to make funding cuts.

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.

Police launch ‘Bah Humbug’ Christmas campaign

‘Spoiling Christmas for criminals’ – that’s the aim of this year’s festive ‘Bah Humbug’ crime prevention campaign launched by Lancashire Police today.

Crackdown planned on alcohol-fuelled problems during World Cup

Partnership agencies in Lancaster and Morecambe have united to tackle alcohol-related crime and anti-social behaviour during this year’s World Cup. Studies of previous tournaments shows that there is often an increase in reports of domestic violence during such competitions, along with other crimes and instances of anti-social behaviour - often prompted by binge drinking.

Police issue cold callers warning following bad weather

Police and Trading Standards are warning residents in areas of the county affected by the recent high winds to be wary of cold callers claiming work is needed to your homes. Cold callers are those who arrive on people’s door stop without prior invitation.

Holiday Watch launched to keep local holiday visitors safe

The police have launched a special text messaging crime prevention scheme has been launched to keep holiday makers safe. The Holiday Watch scheme allows those staying at the South Lakes Leisure Village, Carnforth, to receive up-to-date information on suspicious and criminal activity in the area, along with tips to protect their property, via their mobiles.

Lancashire introduces ‘Clare’s Law’

A Scheme which allows the public to formally enquire about someone that they are in an intimate relationship with, or who is in a relationship with someone they know, has been rolled out across Lancashire from Saturday 8 March 2014.

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.

Police appeal as hunt for missing Lancaster man steps up

Police are appealing for information as to the whereabouts of a Lancaster man who went missing earlier this month. 43-year-old Anthony Ramos, of Ambleside Road, Lancaster, was reported missing by his family on 9th August. He was last seen in Preston in April and is known to have been in London in April – May.

Warning as Poulton pensioner is duped by PPI fraudsters

Police are warning elderly people to be on their guard against fraudsters claiming to be able to recover cash spent on payment protection insurance after a Poulton pensioner was duped out of £310. On 30th September a 76-year-old woman was contacted over the phone by a man who claimed she was entitled to a refund for the sum of £4,700 for bank charges.

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.

Lancashire Police scoop prestigious diversity award

Lancashire Police has scooped a prestigious award which celebrates diversity in the workplace and the community. The Constabulary was presented with first prize in the Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF) ‘Public Sector Partner of the Year’ award during a special ceremony on Thursday 20 September.

Tips to keep kids safe online this summer

Lancashire police are offering tips to help keep children safe on line this summer. Officers are hoping the advice will remind young people to put their personal safety first when connecting with others online whilst encouraging parents to make sure their children and teenagers are protected online.

Vehicles seized after Lancaster Farms contraband crackdown

Over 80 visitors to Lancaster Farms young offenders institute were searched by police in a crackdown on contraband items making their way into the establishment - and items seized as a result. The activity was carried out as part of regular checks on those entering the Lancaster Young Offenders Institute, to prevent items such as drugs or mobile phones being smuggled inside by visitors.

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