Monthly Archives: September 2019

Police make arrests in attempted murder enquiry of man set on fire

Officers investigating an attempted murder in Skelmersdale have arrested two men as their enquiries continue. Police were called around 1am on Thursday, Sept 26th by the Ambulance Service after reports of a fire at a property in Waverley. The 48-year-old occupant of the address was found at the scene with serious burns and taken to hospital. He remains in a

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Police launch attempted murder inquiry after man set on fire in Skem

Detectives have launched an attempted murder enquiry after a man was set on fire in Skelmersdale. We were called around 1am on Thursday, Sept 26th by the Ambulance Service after reports of a fire at a property in Waverley in the town. The 48-year-old occupant of the address was found at the scene with serious burns and taken to hospital.

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Ormskirk Town Centre to share £95 million fund to revive high streets

Ormskirk is set to be one of the historic shopping areas in England that will benefit from a £95m fund. This is a bid by the government and Historic England to revive 69 high streets across England. Ministers said towns and cities across England will be able to start spending the allocated cash, with projects aimed at turning unused buildings

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Local man who attempted two post office robberies jailed for five years

A 21-year-old male from Ormskirk was sentenced to five years in jail at Preston Crown Court. Adam Jones admitting to the offences of attempted robbery and two offences of possessing an imitation firearm in Ormskirk and Burscough earlier this year.  On July 19th 2019 between 3pm and 3.30pm a man wearing dark clothing entered the Post Office in County Road,

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Police appeal for information about missing local teenager Tasharn AMU, last seen in Southport

Local Police Officers are currently seeking the whereabouts of a vulnerable child called Tasharn AMU. She was last seen in the Southport area but currently lives in West Lancashire. She was last seen on Friday 30th August at approximately 6.50pm, on Chapel Street, Southport. She does have links to the Greenwich area of London and police think she could have

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Teenager pleads not guilty to murder in Parbold of Alex Davies

A teenager from Chorley has pleaded not guilty to murder following the death of 18-year-old Alex Davies in Parbold in May 2019. Police said that Alex, from Skelmersdale, had been stabbed and suffocated when his body was found in woodlands by a dog walker on Parbold Hill in May. The defendant, who cannot be named because of his age, entered

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