Latest Lancashire Constabulary Rural Crime Alerts
Wednesday, 8 November 2023
50 firefighters finally contain huge fire at Longridge site of Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses
Ten fire engines and two aerial ladder platforms were called to the scene on Preston Road in Longridge
Monday, 11 September 2023
Farm worker 'very lucky' to be alive after major injury in 'tractor slip'
A farm worker is 'very lucky' to be alive after suffering a 'very deep' laceration to their thigh.
Tuesday, 5 September 2023
Beef Shorthorn cow shot dead in horrific attack
A farming couple have been left devastated after one of their female cows was executed in an attack on a farm in Lancashire.
Wednesday, 23 August 2023
South Rural Taskforce one of 8 projects to receive share of £23,00 to tackle rural crime
Police and Crime Commissioner Andrew Snowden has invested £69,000 back into projects that deter crime, including £23,000 for projects in East Lancashire.
Monday, 31 July 2023
Stolen from a farm in Pilling, Preston late Sunday 30th July or early hours of Monday 31st July 2023.
Wednesday, 24 May 2023
Heartless couple left puppy to suffer after illegal ear cropping surgery
On December 1, 2021, RSPCA special operation unit officers attended a police-led warrant with Lancashire Police Rural Task Force at Thorne Street, Nelson.
Thursday, 18 May 2023
Police appeal for information about tagged hen harrier missing from area of market town near Lancaster
A tagged hen harrier has gone missing and was last seen in an area near Kirkby Lonsdale, said police.
Thursday, 18 May 2023
Police investigate spate of burglaries in farm buildings at Carnforth
Six burglaries have been reported to police in rural Carnforth within the last month.
Friday, 14 April 2023
Blackpool seagull: is the picture of a man dragging the bird on a dog lead real, did the seagull die and has the man been arrested?
“Like all wild birds, gulls, their chicks and their nests are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
Tuesday, 28 March 2023
Pervert caught in horse stables told police 'I have an unusual habit'
Shane Taylor-Waters pleaded guilty to trespass with intent to commit a sexual offence and was jailed for 12 months
Wednesday, 8 March 2023
Leaders of £1m stolen machine operation jailed for 22 years
“We welcome these sentences and hope they serve as a warning that we take criminal activity like this very seriously. We will not stand for our rural communities being targeted in this way, leaving innocent people suffering financially and mentally.”
Saturday, 4 March 2023
Appeal for information following Newchurch-in-Pendle trailer theft
A spokesperson for the police said: "The Ribble Valley rural task force are appealing for information following the theft of an IFOR Williams twin axle TT3017 Tipper Trailer from the Wellhead Road area of Newchurch-in-Pendle on Wednesday February 22.
Wednesday, 22 February 2023
Arrests made in Chorley for cruelty offences and dogs seized by police
Animals in Chorley have been seized by the police after being exposed to cruelty.
Wednesday, 15 February 2023
Burnley man filmed two dogs fighting a badger
Mobile phone footage revealed an “absolutely horrific” film of a man illegally fighting two dogs with a badger.