Category Archives: Burscough news

This is why lots of young people and adults were running, walking and hiding all over West Lancashire on Saturday

On Saturday 25th January 2020 more than 700 Scouts and Explorers supported by over 100 adult volunteers descended on Farmer Ted’s to take part in Operation Moonlight. Operation Moonlight is similar to a game of manhunt but over a very large area. The teams of Scouts and Explorers have to successfully navigate from a ‘mystery’ start point to the end

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Local man jailed for child sex offences

A local man has been jailed for child sex offences following investigations by Lancashire Constabulary. Colin Mooney arranged online to carry out the sickening abuse but was arrested in May 2019 after turning up for a face to face meeting. Mooney, of Ormskirk Road, Skelmersdale, admitted offences of arranging and facilitating the commission of a child sex offence and attempting

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Help Police officers this winter and reduce the risk of becoming a victim of crime

Lancashire Police are asking local people to lend officers a helping hand this winter by taking simple steps to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of crime. The Helping Hand campaign launched on Monday 9th December 2019 and aims to encourage people across Lancashire to do their bit in keeping our county safe, offering a helping hand to the

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Local Scout leader gets Police commendation after finding missing man

John Lechmere, a Scouter with the 51st Ormskirk (Upholland) Scout Group was awarded a Lancashire Constabulary Divisional Commendation at a ceremony at the Police’s Hutton HQ on Tuesday 19 November. Earlier this year, he was made aware that an extensive police and public search for an elderly man missing from his home overnight was taking place in the countryside around Upholland. It was quite cold and there was

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Don’t let your summer holidays be ruined by a bike thief – ‘Lock it or lose it’ say police

Lancashire Police are informing cyclists about bike security #Lock it or lose it Last year over £1.8m of bicycles were stolen in Lancashire. Cyclists often make it easy for a thief to steal their bike by locking them inadequately or leaving them insecure. Bicycle theft IS preventable and there are steps you can take to stop it happening to you. 

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Close the windows, it’s Flying Ants Day!

Flying Ants Day has arrived in Ormskirk and surrounding areas such as Burscough. People will start to take cover as thousands of insects take to the skies in hordes. The day occasion occurs when the insects sprout their wings and head off on a ‘nuptial flight”. The ants fly off to hunt for a mate, before settling in a new

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A 20-year-old man has been charged after two attempted robberies at Post Offices. Detectives launched an investigation after the two attempted post office robberies on Friday, July 18th. The first happened between 3pm and 3:30pm when a man entered County Road post office and made a demand for money brandishing a firearm. He left the scene having failed to get

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