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Police have launched a murder investigation in Skelmersdale following a house fire. Police were called on Saturday July 21st at 8.10am by the Ambulance Service after a report of a fire at an address on Elmridge. Emergency services attended and a man, believed to be in his 40s, was found at the property. Sadly he was pronounced dead at the

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Skelmersdale man held on suspicion of murder after crash

Merseyside Police have confirmed that two people were arrested on Wednesday, 18 July in connection with the 2016 murder of Blake Brown. The pair, a 31-year-old man from Skelmersdale and a 37-year-old woman from Fazakerley, were arrested on Wednesday afternoon on Queens Drive in Clubmoor. The arrests occurred following a road traffic collision at around 4.20pm. The Skelmersdale man has

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Burscough OAP jailed for historic sexual assaults against young girls

A pensioner from Burscough has been jailed after a trial at Preston Crown Court. The 75-year-old was found guilty of a string of sexual assaults against children dating back more than 30 years. George Gutcher, of Manor Avenue, Burscough, was convicted of 17 charges of indecent assault . The charges relate to three female victims and happened between 1980s and

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Police update on man wanted for golf buggy damage at Edge Hill Uni

Lancashire Police have given thanks to the general public for the phenomenal response to their recent CCTV appeal. The appeal was to identify a male after thousands of pounds worth of damage was caused to a golf buggy at Edge Hill University. They are now satisfied that they have identified the person in the footage and that he will be

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Police appeal for info after mass brawl in Tarleton

Lancashire Police are appealing for information after a mass brawl outside a village pub left a woman with a fractured hip. Officers were called to the Village Inn pub, Marks Square, Tarleton at 7.30pm on Saturday, June 9th after receiving reports that a group of up to 20 people were fighting. During the brawl a woman, aged 57, was struck

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Police want to speak to man after theft of golf buggy at Edge Hill University

Lancashire Police would like to speak to the male pictured in relation to an incident at Edge Hill University on 16th June 2018. At approximately 7:50pm a group entered the university grounds and stole a brand new golf buggy, which they later crashed into railings on the campus. Two further vehicles were also damaged in the incident, causing damage in

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Local man admits making a threat to kill MP Rosie Cooper

A jury heard that an alleged member of a banned neo Nazi group has admitted planning to murder a Labour MP in an act of what he termed “white jihad”. Jack Renshaw, 23, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to preparing an act of terrorism by buying a machete to kill West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper. He also admitted making

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