Category Archives: Ormskirk news

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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Man attacked in front of family in Skelmersdale suffers broken leg.

​Police are appealing for information after a man was attacked in front of his family in Skelmersdale on Wednesday evening. A serious assault occurred between 7.45pm and 8pm on the wooded footpath that runs from Yewdale, over the River Tawd to Skelmersdale Library.   The victim, a 48-year-old man, was walking his two dogs with his wife and son towards

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Ormskirk MotorFest needs volunteer marshals, apply now!

The Ormskirk MotorFest returns on Sunday 26th August and organisers are looking for volunteer marshals to join in the fun and help make this wonderful event go smoothly. The event is one of the North-West’s biggest free family events and it is expected that thousands of people will come to Ormskirk to enjoy the free motoring extravaganza. With more than

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Eyes to the skies between 11th -14th August for a heavenly firework display

It’s coming up to the Perseid meteor shower which is the best display of the year. It usually peaks on a moonless summer night in the UK from 11th August until 14th August. This year coincides with a new moon so it should be a better display than usual. Your best window of observation is from a few hours after

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Keep your eyes to the skies on Saturday around Burscough

On Saturday the 11th of August at around 2.15 pm an aircraft from the Royal Navy Historic Flight will be flying over Ormskirk and Burscough. A Fairey Swordfish will fly over the HMS Ringtail monument located in the memorial garden outside Booths cafe in the Ringtail Retail Park. The Swordfish was one of the most successful aircraft in the history

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Stephen Hopkins has absconded from prison, have you seen him?

​Have you seen Stephen Hopkins? He absconded from HMP Kirkham yesterday (Monday August 6th). Hopkins, 33, was sentenced to six years with a four year extended licence for robbery in September 2015. He is white, 5ft 9ins, medium build with short brown hair, brown eyes and a scar to his left eyebrow. He also has a mole on his right

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