Four hunted after sickening attack on student

A student was imprisoned and subjected to a sickening attack by four men in Preston. Police were called at around 2 am on Friday, March 3, following an incident in Moor Lane. On Thursday, March 2, a 19-year-old man attended Sanctuary Halls around 10.15pm to visit a friend’s flat. The victim walked from the University […]

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Manhunt launched after early morning robbery at Leyland newsagents

A manhunt is underway after a newsagent was threatened with a ‘makeshift weapon’ during an early morning robbery in Leyland, say police. Officers received a call reporting the robbery from Towngate News on Towngate, at around 6am this morning. The victim said that a man in a hi visability jacket demanded money and threatened him […]

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LATEST: Review could be held after children rescued from house covered in excrement

A Serious Case Review into the circumstances of four children found living in fetid conditions has “not been ruled out”, it emerged today. The Lancashire Safeguarding Children’s Board, which ensures agencies work together effectively to keep children safe, may review the case if it receives a referral, a spokesman said. A national outpouring of concern […]

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Judge questions why children were allowed to return to parents

A judge has questioned why a couple who let their four young children live in “squalor” in an excrement-covered house were allowed to continue to care for them. Police stumbled upon the youngsters after visiting their Leyland home on an unrelated matter. The hungry children, all aged under five, were sleeping in filthy rooms strewn […]

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