Silver BMW left in ruins after crash on M55

A silver BMW was involved in a crash that left the vehicle ruined this evening (August 10).

The incident occurred on the M55 eastbound with the accident causing congestion and delays along the motorway.

A tweet from Lancashire Road Police said: “This is why the M55 is crawling along on the eastbound carriageway.

“Keep your eyes open. Concentrate.”

We will provide more details as they become available.

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Keeper coach Kelly leaves PNE

Preston North End have announced that goalkeeper coach Alan Kelly has left Deepdale.

The 48-year-old had been North End’s full-time keeper coach since April 2013 but his association with the club goes back all of his life.

The 48-year-old had been North End’s full-time keeper coach since April 2013 but his association with the club goes back all of his life.

He became a full-time coach shortly after Simon Grayson’s arrival in 2013.

North End announced Kelly’s exit in a short statement on their website on Thursday morning.

The statement read: “After a lifetime of association with Preston North End Football Club, both through his father and also Alan’s own playing and coaching career, it is with disappointment, but also grateful thanks for his service that we announce that Alan Kelly has decided that his time as a member of the coaching staff at Preston North End has come to an end.

“This decision is solely Alan’s and he will leave with our thanks and best wishes for the future.

“Alan, his wife Sara and family will always be welcome guests here at Deepdale.”

Kelly had been with the North End squad for their 3-2 defeat at Accrington Stanley on Tuesday night and worked with the keepers at Springfields on Wednesday.

It is understood that academy goalkeeper coach Jack Cudworth will fill Kelly’s role for the time being.

After news of his departure went into the public domain, Kelly tweeted: “I return to the stands as a life long fan & wish our great club every success in the future.

“Thanks to all @pnefc #ProudPreston.”

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UPDATE : Ribbleton stabbing victim has been released from hospital

The victim of a stabbing in Ribbleton has been released from hospital.

A man was found with a stab wound in his leg at around 2.30pm yesterday (August 9).

Police cordoned off a number of houses in Longridge Road following the incident.

No arrests have been made but police say that enquiries are ongoing.

A police spokesman said: “We were called to reports of an assault in Longridge Road.

“A man was found at the scene with stab wounds to his leg.

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“Emergency services attended and the man has been taken to Royal Preston Hospital.”

Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log number 0779 of August 9.

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Police hunt for ‘dangerous’ escaped prisoner

A 43-year-old man who is described as “dangerous” by police is wanted after absconding from Kirkham prison.

Anthony Curry, formerly of Dyson Street, Blackburn, left HMP Kirkham between midday and 2 pm on August 9, say police.

Curry is described by officers as white, 5ft 8in tall, of stocky build with brown hair.

He has a tribal tattoo on his neck, a tattoo of a dot close to his left eye and tattoos on his arms featuring a dragon and rose. Curry was sentenced in July 2013 to 12 years in prison for manslaughter, burglary, arson and attempted theft. He has links to the Blackburn, Preston and Cumbria areas.

Det Sgt Madeleine Park, of Blackpool Police, said: “We are appealing for information leading to Curry’s whereabouts.

“He is clearly a dangerous individual and we would urge anyone who sees him or knows where he is not to approach him, but instead contact police.

“Furthermore, I would ask Curry, if he sees this appeal, to do the right thing and contact officers so he can be returned to prison.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 1131 of August 9.

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Three arrested after ‘stolen’ car crashes in Preston

Three men have been arrested after the car they were travelling in crashed into five vehicles in a Preston street.
Police were called at around 10 pm last night to reports of the crash on Eldon Street.

A spokesman for the police said: “We were called by the owner of one of the cars that had been crashed into.

“A Hyundai reportedly collided with a Qashqai and four other vehicles.

“We spoke to the owner of the Hyundai and it appears that it was stolen.

“Three men were arrested at a property nearby.”

The men were arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and remain in custody.

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