Police appeal for info after major damage to canal Bridge

Police are requesting assistance to identify the individuals involved in offences of aggravated UTMV ( Unlawful/unauthorised Taking of a Motor Vehicle) and Criminal Damage. The incident occurred at Rimmer’s Bridge, Green’s Lane, near Ormskirk, West Lancashire.

Offenders used a stolen JCB from the site to cause the damage shown in the images. It is believed to have occurred between 3.45pm on the 23rd April 2019 to 6am on the 24th April 2019.

The damage caused is significant and is going to have a huge impact on the Canal and River Trust who are conducting work at the bridge.for

At this stage the bridge is likely to be inactive whilst repairs are completed.

At this stage Police are requesting information or eyewitnesses to the incident. If you saw anything please email information to 2778@lancashire.pnn.police.uk quoting log reference LC-20190424-0135.

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