Police respond to reports of men fighting in Skelmersdale with weapons.

Police are investigating a disorder in the Tanhouse Road area of Skelmersdale on Saturday, May 4th.

Around 7pm Police were called after reports a number of men were fighting with weapons in the street.

Officers attended and the group left the scene.

A 35-year-old man from Skelmersdale was arrested on suspicion of public order offences and is in custody.

Following the incident Section 60 powers have been put in place until midnight.

A Section 60 gives Police the power to search people or vehicles without suspicion in an area where we believe violence could take place.

The Section 60 powers will be in place in the yellow shaded area of the map, pictured below.

More information about section 60 searches can be found here: http://socsi.in/solem


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