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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.

Driver killed in Hornby accident

A driver was killed in an accident near Hornby this morning. Police were called to the A683 near Hornby around 8.40am this morning, following a report of a collision involving a Renault Trafic van and a Ford Focus. Ambulance and fire crews also attended the scene. The driver of the Ford Focus was taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Tackling knife crime on Lancashire’s streets

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

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.

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 residents wise-up to scams

Lancashire residents have saved themselves over £400,000 by handing in mail attempting to rip them off during this year's Scamnesty campaign.

Police appeal after Heysham crash

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a Carlisle motorcyclist was seriously injured in a road traffic collision in Heysham on Thursday (7 July 2011).   The incident happened at 3.50pm when the 29 year old man was riding his Honda CRR 1000 motorbike towards the direction of Overton along Moss Lane.

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.

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 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.

Blow the whistle on anti-social behaviour during World Cup

With reports of England fans on their best behaviour in South Africa, local police are determined World Cup watchers will follow suit, and are urging local residents to blow the whistle on anti-social activities 'inpsired' by the tournament.

Service for young sexual abuse victims opens following support from police

A new service for young people who have been the victim of sexual abuse is now available in the north of Lancashire, following support from police. The Birchall Trust charity, which provides counselling for those who have been raped or sexually abused, is now able to offer the service after receiving £200,000 worth of funding from the Ministry of Justice.

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.

Appeal for information on missing Poulton man

Police are appealing for information after a Poulton man went missing from his home on Saturday, whose blue Vauxhall Astra was found abandoned in Scorton on Sunday. 26-year-old David Thompson has not been seen since the early hours of the morning and police are now concerned for his welfare.

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.

Lancashire Police launches student safety pages

Lancashire Police have launched social media pages on both Facebook and Twitter to help improve the safety of the local universities’ students. The social media work is part of Lancashire Police’s 2013 Freshers campaign, which aims to educate students on how to take responsible steps so that they are not the victims of crime.

Police Commissioner prepares to face the public

Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw is hitting the road this summer – and he wants residents' to give their views on everything from local policing to volunteering. From Blackpool to Burnley and Pendle to Preston, Mr Grunshaw will be touring the county throughout July.

Used Car Warning after stolen cars sold over internet

Lancashire police are warning members of the public to be particularly vigilant if considering buying a used car. The warning comes after a spate of reports of stolen and cloned vehicles over recent weeks.

Lancashire Police praised for domestic abuse work

In a report released today, Lancashire Constabulary has been praised for the work it does to tackle domestic abuse following a visit by government inspectors. Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) visited the force in November 2013 after being commissioned to conduct a domestic abuse inspection of all forces.

First Gay Secretary for local Police Union

Maureen Le Marinel, Branch Secretary for UNISON’s Lancashire Police Branch, was elected Vice President of the Union at its national conference in June 2011 and is the first gay woman to hold this office in the union. Maureen’s long-term commitment to trade unions started in 1984. After being discharged from the Army for being gay, she took a job in Lancashire Constabulary’s control room.