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Smart Gel set to scupper scrap metal thieves

Vulnerable premises in the Wyre are being provided with special property marking kits to help thwart scrap metal thieves. The kits, funded by the Wyre Community Safety Partnership, contain a DNA-based gel which is used to coat items that may prove tempting to thieves. The gel fluoresces under ultra violet lighting, either on the property itself or the person that has handled it.

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.

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.

Morecambe retailers warned about high pressure sales tactics

Cold callers are using fire safety risk assessments to pressurise retailers in Morecambe into parting with large amounts of cash. The alert comes after small independent retailers in the Morecambe area reported being targeted by a salesman offering to produce a fire safety risk assessment for the premise.

Police hail Crimestoppers success

End of year statistics released by crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers have revealed that 2,910 pieces of information were passed to the police through Crimestoppers in Lancashire between April 2011 and March 2012 – an increase of four per cent on last year. This information led to 580 people being arrested and charged with crimes in Lancashire.

Heysham man sought by Lancashire Police

Wanted: Joseph Almond, in connection with several offences, including assault and a burglary.Lancashire Police are appealing for information that will help them track down Joseph Almond - a man who is wanted in connection with an assault and a burglary in Morecambe back in June, as well as in connection with a burglary in Folkestone, Kent.

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.

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.

Police appeal for wanted high risk sex offender

Wanted: Lee ShawPolice in Lancashire are appealing for information about the whereabouts of a very high risk sex offender. Lee Shaw, 27, a Registered Sex Offender, is wanted for offences of breach of bail and failing to notify.

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.

Tackling knife crime on Lancashire’s streets

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

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.

St Michael's Residents Meeting Tonight after flooding disaster

Flood defences at St. Michaels. Photo: Environment Agency North West via Twitter There will be a residents’ meeting held at The Grapes public house in St Michael's village centre at 6pm this evening (Thursday 10th December).

‘Forceful’ rogue traders to be tackled in countywide police operation

Bogus traders and pushy door sellers are being targeted in a week of action starting today, Monday 28th September.

Lancashire Police launch National Volunteers's Week

Clive Grunsahw: “Volunteers are an absolutely vital part of Lancashire Police - they help make the Constabulary the outstanding Force it is."Lancashire Police are celebrating National Volunteers’ Week with a week of activities around the region. National Volunteers’ Week is an annual event which takes place between 1-7th June.

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.

Lancashire Police launch ‘Special’ recruitment campaign

Lancashire Police has launched a video campaign to recruit more volunteer police officers into the force. The video features four different ‘specials’, all of different ages and backgrounds and showcases what it is like to work as a special constable in Lancashire.

Police crack down on domestic violence offenders during World Cup

Domestic abuse offenders are being advised to seek help to change or risk paying the penalty as police work to protect victims during the World Cup. Lancashire Police and partner agencies have promised to protect victims by focussing on those who abuse their partners and families during Brazil 2014.

Man indecently exposes himself to teenage girl in Morecambe

Police are appealing for information after a man on a bicycle indecently exposed himself to a 15-year-old girl as she walked home in Morecambe. The incident took place around 10pm on Wednesday 2 April when a man riding his bicycle rode past the girl on Balmoral Road, Morecambe, and exposed his penis to her before also using sexually offensive language.

Appeal for information after man wounded in glass attack, Morecambe

Bottle Attack Suspect CCTV image Police are appealing for information after a man was attacked and stabbed in the face with a broken beer bottle at a taxi rank in Morecambe. At approximately 4:10am on Saturday 5 April, a 26-year-old man was standing at a taxi rank on Queen Street, Morecambe, with a group of other people.