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Appeal 05/07/2013

We are appealing for information after a theft on Durton Lane at Broughton. Overnight Wednesday/Thursday this week a stone Bird bath and stone statue were stolen from a garden down the lane. The articles were quite heavy and therefore a vehicle would have been needed. Unfortunately there is nothing more to go on at this moment in time. Anybody with any information that could assist please contact us at Broughton

Appeal 28/06/2013

Preston attempted murder investigation - witness sought 28/06/2013

DETECTIVES investigating the attempted murder of a 17 year old boy in Preston are appealing for the public's help to identify a potential witness.

Around 9.30pm on Saturday 15 June 2013, police were called to St Stephens Road following a report by the ambulance service that a teenager had been stabbed.

The 17 year old was riding his bike when he was approached by a group of males who attacked him.

Police have now released a CCTV image of a man in the Shaw's Arms on London Road around 10.00pm on Saturday 15 June who they are very keen to speak to as a witness.

Detective Inspector Paddy O'Neill, who is leading the investigation, said: "We need to speak to this man as a matter of urgency as he may have information which is vital to this investigation. I must stress that this man is in no way a suspect, there is nothing to suggest he was at the scene of the assault or assisted those responsible in anyway, but we believe he could help us as a witness.

"If anybody can identify this man, please contact police. I would also like to appeal directly to this man, if this is you then please come forward; we believe you could greatly assist our investigation."

The 17 year old boy who sustained a number of wounds to his body during the attack remains in Royal Preston Hospital where he is recovering from his injuries.

Two men, aged 33 and 30, and a 16 year old boy, all from Preston, have been charged with attempted murder.

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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