It has been a busy bank holiday weekend for police across Lancashire, as they investigate tragic deaths and fatal crashes.

A teenage boy died in a crash, a man in his 50s died after being hit by a car, a man is in hospital after being stabbed in Blackburn, and a murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed in Colne.

Teenager dies after Worsthorne crash

Lancashire Telegraph: Hector EcclesHector Eccles (Image: Police)

Sixteen-year-old Hector Eccles, from Worsthorne, died when the Polaris Ranger Farmbike he was driving came off the carriageway on Extwistle Road, Worsthorne, at 12.41am on Saturday (March 30).

His passenger, a 17-year-old from Burnley, was not seriously injured.

His family has since paid tribute to him calling him a “beautiful, kind and lovely boy”.

A police spokesperson said this is “no longer a criminal investigation”.

Sgt Martin Wilcock, from the road policing unit, said: “This collision has resulted in a teenager losing his life and my thoughts remain with Hector’s loved ones at this difficult time.

“Having carried out extensive work to establish the circumstances of what led to the collision, we are satisfied this is no longer a criminal investigation and we are now carrying out enquiries on behalf of the coroner.

“With that in mind, I would ask any witnesses or anyone with dashcam covering the area around that time to contact the police.

“A family is grieving and I would ask the public – particularly those on social media – not to engage in any unhelpful, unnecessary and hurtful speculation.”

Witnesses or anyone with information should email or call 101, quoting log 45 of March 30, 2024.


Man died after being hit by car in Brierfield         

A man, in his 50s, died after being hit by a BMW M5, just after 8.30pm on Sunday in Colne Road.

Emergency services attended and found a pedestrian unresponsive and he was later pronounced dead.

Police say work is ongoing to establish the circumstances of what led to the crash and to locate the driver of the BMW.

A 28-year-old man from Brierfield and a 40-year-old man from Manchester have been arrested and remain in custody.

Man stabbed in Blackburn

A man is in a serious condition in hospital after being stabbed in Shadsworth Road, Blackburn.

Police said the incident happened just before 2.10pm on Sunday (March 31).

A man in his 50s was taken to hospital after being stabbed in the arm, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Officers are looking to speak to two men in a CCTV image and say they should not be approached. Anyone who sees them should call 999.

Update: A man has since been arrested in connection with this incident


Murder investigation after stabbing in Colne

Lancashire Telegraph: Richard ChamberlainRichard Chamberlain (Image: Police)

Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death at a house in Colne.

Officers were called to New Market Street shortly before 2.30pm on Sunday where paramedics were treating a 34-year-old man with a number of serious injuries.

The man, who has been named as Richard Chamberlain from Colne, died a short time later.

A 44-year-old man from Colne has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

Anyone with information or footage should email or call 101, quoting log 640 of March 31, 2024.