Crime news in brief

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Police respond to speeding vehicles

Police officers and the Community Roadwatch team went down to Hollins Lane in Forton in response to complaints about speeding vehicles.

The speed of over 50 vehicles was checked and five of the drivers will be receiving warning letters regarding their speed.

Police launch flickr stream

Lancashire police have launched a new picture stream to give people a visual insight of the day to day running of Lancashire Constabulary and also to promote police campaigns. The Flickr stream was launched to coincide with World Photography Day. Flickr is a social media website on which users upload images and videos . Visit

Cows stolen from farm field

Eight dairy cows worth £4,000 were stolen from a field in Slyne.

Police said that between 9pm on August 19 and 8am on August 21, someone approached a field full of cattle at a farm on Foundry Lane and coerced the cattle out of the field.

Police believe the cattle may have been destroyed and sold on for meat.

The cattle were tagged in their left ears with the number UK182427.

A police spokesperson said: “Farmwatch have been informed. A trailer may have been backed onto the field to transport the cattle.

“We would appeal for anyone who has seen anything or been offered meat for sale to contact us on 101.”

New Facebook page for rural areas

Police now have a Facebook page dedicated to Lancaster’s rural areas at