Teenager threatened with suspected firearm in Skelmersdale – Police appealing for info

Skelmersdale Police are appealing for information after a teenager was threatened with a suspected firearm in Skelmersdale.

It happened at around 10:45pm last Friday (August 10th) when the victim, a 16-year-old local boy, was walking along Digmoor Road near to the fire station. He was approached by a teenage boy on an orange motorcycle and threatened with what looked like a handgun.

The offender followed the victim onto Banksbarn and then Abbeywood before riding off.

DS Colin Filby from Skelmersdale CID said: “We think this was a case of mistaken identity.

“The victim wasn’t harmed but is understandably shaken by his terrifying ordeal.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time, in particular a woman who was driving a silver or grey car and stopped to help the victim. If you think this was you, please speak to us.

“If you have any information about this incident at all, please also come forward as you could have vital information that could assist with our investigation.”

The offender is described as a white male, aged around 16, approximately 5ft 9ins and of slim build. He was unshaven and wearing black North Face clothing.

Anyone with information can contact us online at lancashire.police.uk/reportonline or can call Skelmersdale CID on 01695 566113 quoting log 1327 of July 22nd. If you fail to get an answer you can ring 101.

Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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