Lancashire news LIVE: M55 closed in both directions this morning | Flood alerts still in place this morning following heavy overnight rainfall

Last updated: Wednesday, 07 October, 2020, 10:25

  • M55 closed in both directions due to police incident
  • Flood alerts still in place this morning following heavy overnight rainfall

Chorley man wanted on suspicion of breaching restraining order and criminal damage

Adrian Snape, 23, is wanted on suspicion of breaching a restraining order.

He is also wanted in connection with two incidents of criminal damage after windows were smashed at two separate houses on August 8.

Adrian has been described as white, around 5ft 8in tall and of medium build.

He has a black scorpion tattoo on the back of his head and a red lizard on the side of his neck.

Officers say he has links to Blackpool, Darwen and Chorley – particularly the Coppull area.

If you have any infromation that could help police, call 101 quoting log number 107 of August 8.

Adrian Snape (pictured) has been described as white, around 5ft 8in tall and of medium build.

Crash on M6 results in delays of nearly ’30 minutes’ and lane closures near Lancaster

Motorists are reportedly facing delays of nearly “30 minutes” following a crash on the M6 southbound between junctions 34 (Halton Interchange) and 33 (Hampson Green Interchange) today (October 7).

Two lanes have been closed as a result of the collision – which occurred at around 8.50am – and traffic is building in the area.

Keep up to date with the incident by clicking HERE.

There are severe delays of “23 minutes” and traffic is continuing to build, according to the AA.

More traffic problems, now on the M6

The M55 closure is causing major tailbacks this morning

All traffic stopped on M55 due to ‘police incident’ near Kirkham

Motorists travelling in both directions on the M55 were halted by police due to a “police incident” at around 6.30am this morning (October 7).

Highways officers and emergency services are at the scene – located between junctions 3 (Wesham Interchange) and 4 (Marton Interchange).

Delays are expected in the area and motorists have been asked to avoid the area.

Keep up to date with this incident by clicking HERE

The incident is located between junctions 3 (Wesham Interchange)and 4 (Marton Interchange).

Flood alerts still in place this morning following heavy rainfall overnight

These are the alerts still in place this morning:

River Lostock and River Yarrow

Lower River Douglas

Upper River Douglas

All lanes are closed at junction 3

More to follow

These were Tuesday’s headlines…

How many people have died of Covid-19 in Lancashire?

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 251 (Most recent death recorded on October 3)

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust – 221 (Three deaths recorded on September 29)

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – 256 (Most recent death recorded on September 30)

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust* – 183 (Two deaths recorded October 2)

* Note: As well as the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, this trust also runs two hospitals outside Lancashire – Furness General Hospital, in Barrow, and Westmorland General Hospital, in Kendal – so it is not possible to say how many of the deaths were in Lancashire.

These are the flood warnings in place for Lancashire as more rain forecast

Flood warnings have been issued for River Lostock, Shaw Brook and Bannister Brook in Leyland following persistent downpours today (Tuesday, October 6).

20mm of rain has reportedly fallen in the last three hours, causing river levels to reach “flood warning levels”. 

The Environment Agency says incident response staff are “continuing to monitor river levels and the weather forecast” to assess the situation. 

The Met Office predicts heavy rainfall to continue throughout the evening, with heavy rain forecast between 4pm and 9pm, meaning river levels are expected to remain high until tomorrow morning (Wednesday, October 7).

Find out more by clicking HERE

Motorists have been warned to avoid the roundabout between Central Avenue and Buckshaw Avenue.

He is due to appear in court later today

Burnley man charged with attempted murder following stabbing

A man has been charged by detectives investigating a stabbing in Burnley.

Police were called around 6pm on Sunday October 4th to reports of a disturbance outside the Green Street Sports and Social Club in Burnley – read more

Man jailed for nearly eight years for conspiring to commit robbery absconds from HMP Kirkham

Ryan Abram, 22, is wanted by police after absconding from HMP Kirkham on Sunday (October 4).

Abram, formerly of Little Hulton, Salford, was sentenced to seven years and eight months in prison for conspiring to commit robbery at Bolton Crown Court in September 2018.

He has been described as white, 5ft 11in tall, of slim build with brown hair and brown eyes.

Abram has links to Lancashire and Manchester.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts has been urged to contact police by calling 101 or emailing westintelunit@lancashire.police.uk, quoting log number 1459 of October 4.

Ryan Abram (pictured) has been described as white, 5ft 11in tall, of slim build with brown hair and brown eyes.
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