Teenager chased by gang and stabbed in Skelmersdale

Section 60 powers were in place overnight after a teenager suffered stab wounds in Skelmersdale on Monday 29th July.

Police were called at 5.20pm to reports a 17-year-old male had suffered wounds to his arm and legs. It is believed he had been chased from Bearncroft by a group of teenagers before he was attacked.

The teenager has been taken to hospital for treatment.

The Section 60 covers the areas of Digmoor, Tanhouse and Birch Green (pictured in the map below) and was in place from 7pm 29th July until 3am 30th July.

This gave Police the power to search people or vehicles without suspicion in an area where they believe violence could take place. Local Police hope that this does not overly concern people – it’s not about targeting people, it is about making sure they do all they can to keep you and where you live safe, whilst offering you reassurance and maintaining a presence in the area.

A team of officers are working on finding who was responsible and they do not believe there is any wider threat to the public.

If you know or saw anything that you think may help our investigation, it is important that you please call on 101 quoting incident reference 1023 of 29th July.

Police would like to thank you for your on-going support and co-operation. If you have any concerns, please feel to approach an officer out and about in the area.

For more information about Section 60, please visit this website: http://socsi.in/WRmR0

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