Four arrested after high-value theft in Preston

Police are appealing for witnesses, CCTV and dashcam footage following an assault in Preston yesterday.

They were called to Sports Direct at Deepdale Retail Park at around 1.20pm (Monday 17th June, 2024). It was reported that two men and a woman had entered the store and left without paying for around £1000 worth of stock.

The suspects ran to a grey Vauxhall Astra which was parked on Blackpool Road and a man who tried to stop them was knocked down by the car causing him to sustain suspected broken ribs and cuts to his head and back.

Following multiple enquiries, four people, all from Leeds, were arrested and are currently in custody.

A 37 year old woman is being questioned on suspicion of assault, theft and driving without insurance. A 20 year old man, a 17 year old girl and a 17 year old boy are all being questioned on suspicion of assault and theft.

Were you in the area at the time? Did you witness what happened? If you can help, contact 101 quoting the log number 0678 of 17th June 2024 or email

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