Missing person Gareth Burgess has been found

Police have located a missing man that was last seen in Blackpool.

WATCH: 'Furry' car stopped overnight due to 'distracting disco lights'

A car was pulled by police overnight in Blackpool due to concerns with lights coming from the back of the vehicle.

Some of the knives handed in to Lancashire Police as part of Operation Sceptre.

Final chance to hand in weapons

This weekend is your final chance to offer up knives to Lancashire Police.
Blackpool Magistrates Court

Removal man 'staged kidnapping and demanded ransom from his pregnant girlfriend so he could get drunk with pals'

A removal man from Blackpool staged his own kidnap and demanded a ransom from his pregnant girlfriend so he could get drunk with his mates, a court has heard.
Michael Atkinson

KFC robber jailed for 12 and a half years

A robber raided a KFC restaurant with a replica gun - then went on to cause a rooftop standoff.
Little Freddie Neil, who died aged just four weeks old

Booze a factor in one in three hurt child cases

Parental drinking is linked to more than one in three cases of the death or serious injury of a child through neglect or abuse in England, a new study has shown.

Police would like to speak to this man in connection with their investigation

Man kicked twice in head after unprovoked attack on Blackpool bus

A man was kicked twice in the head and had his bag stolen during an unprovoked attack on a bus in Blackpool, say police.
Fylde and Wyre saw the overall crime rate increase by 12.1 and 9.6 per cent respectively

Crime rate in Blackpool soars and police resources dwindle

Crime has soared by more than 16 per cent in Blackpool in the last year, the latest figures reveal.

Ihsan Aliwas found guilty of four counts of Misconduct in Public Office at a trial at Preston Crown Court on Tuesday, February 6

Lancashire Police officer jailed for targeting 'vulnerable' victims of crime

A Lancashire Police Officer has been jailed for two years after he pursued sexual relationships with vulnerable victims of crime.
BES Utilities founder and managing director Andy Pilley, pictured at the firm's head office at Fleetwood Town's Highbury stadium, said legal action has been taken against Cheshire West and Chester Tranding Standards over a 2016 raid at the company's offices

Energy firms run by Fleetwood Town chairman Andy Pilley sue for £8.6m over trading standards raids

Two companies run by Fleetwood Town FC chairman Andy Pilley are suing a Trading Standards team for more than £8.6m.
Evelyn Birchall

Fewer than one-in-10 crimes end up in court

Dozens of vulnerable residents in sheltered housing have fallen prey to crime, new figures show - with offences ranging from arson to sex assaults.

Barry Carr (top right) tormented his neighbours, Jennifer Anderson and David Smith, with a pottery figurine (bottom right) and by playing music non-stop					                       Main image: Warren Smith

Fleetwood neighbour from hell has appeal bid rejected

A nightmare neighbour who harassed a couple by playing songs non-stop has had his sentence increased after a failed appeal.

Anthony Condron

LIVERPOOL BAR MURDER PROBE: Three men arrested over death of Anthony Condron

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was fatally injured in a bar.

North West
Police sorry over station axe bungle

Police ‘sorry’ over station axe bungle

Police have said sorry after the force was slammed for announcing the axe of front counters at a number of stations with just a day’s notice.

Preston Crown Court

Fleetwood golf club wielder was upset at ‘baghead’ jibe

An insulted man armed himself with a golf club as he went to confront a man who called him a ‘baghead’.

Thousands of community support and neighbourhood officers have been axed in the past five years

Lancashire's thinner blue line

The impact of massive cutbacks in community policing in Lancashire has been laid bare by shocking new figures.
The Preston New Road fracking site

Judge’s warning to fracking prosecutors

A judge has sent a warning over the future prosecution of anti-fracking protesters after acquitting nine people charged with an offence under the Trade Union acts.
Pictured above from top left, Dr Mary Bousted; Patrick Green and bottom left, Sadiq Khan and Andy Mellor.

KNIFE CRIME: Are body scanners needed in our schools?

One in 10 children have told their parents they have seen another pupil carrying a knife in school, a frightening statistic has revealed.
Chris Parker

Homeless man who stole from Manchester Arena bomb attack victim has been sentenced

A homeless "common thief" who stole from victims of the Manchester Arena bombing has been jailed.
Ann Maguires family arrive at the murdered teachers memorial service, September 29, 2014

KNIFE CRIME: Murdered teacher’s sister speaks out

The family of murdered teacher Ann Maguire who was brutally stabbed while doing the job she loved are still struggling to believe she has been snatched from their lives.. Today, as part of our series looking at the issue of knife crime in schools, Ann’s younger sister Denise Courtney talks to AASMA DAY about how she believes education is the answer to the knife crime problem and how she knows her sister would have thought the same.

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