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Police chase teenagers causing nuisance on motorbikes around Skelmersdale

Police responded to calls, Sunday January 13th, after reports that a group of teenagers on motorcycles were causing a nuisance and driving dangerously in and around Skelmersdale. Police offices traced them to Pimbo Industrial Estate where they attacked a police car with rocks and smashed a window. Thankfully no officers were injured. Whilst further colleagues were making their way to

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Police to stop and search people for weapons in Skem after stabbing

Police have put in place a Section 60 in Skelmersdale. This is in response to an incident reported in Ashurst last week when a male was stabbed and a further disturbance on Tanhouse Wednesday evening. A Section 60 notice enables police officers to search persons within the mapped area for weapons. This power removes the need for suspicion prior to

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Gang who set up Burscough cannabis farm jailed for 35 years

Members of a Vietnamese gang which made hundreds of thousands of pounds in a sophisticated cannabis farm operation operating across the north west have been jailed for over 35 years. The gang used false identities and fraudulent documents to rent dozens of properties before turning them into cannabis farms. ‘Gardeners’ would then be employed to visit the houses and tend

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Police appeal for information after stabbing in Skelmersdale on Sunday

Lancashire Police are appealing for information after a 26-year-old male was stabbed. The incident happened at around 4:30pm on Sunday, November 11th. The victim was attacked with a knife on The Winsters, sustaining wounds to his knee, arm and torso. After the incident he made his way to the Premier Store on the same street, where they called for medical

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Four arrested after death of man in Skelmersdale

Police have arrested four men following the death of a man in Skelmersdale. Officers were called at around 5:30am this morning after a man, 34, had sadly been found dead in a house on Ivydale. His death is currently being treated as unexplained and a post mortem examination will take place in due course. DCI Zoe Russo from Lancashire’s Force

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Police make arrest after Concourse stabbing

On the morning of Thursday 20th September, Skelmersdale police officers arrested an 19-year-old male from the Liverpool Area. This was in connection with the stabbing outside the Concourse Shopping on 28th June 2018. As part of this arrest another 19-year-old male was also located who was wanted for a Prison Recall. On Friday 21st September police officers made a stop/search

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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

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