Category Archives: Ormskirk news

Teenager sentenced to four years after pleading guilty to stabbing in Skelmersdale

A teenage boy has been sentenced to four years in a youth detention centre after admitting stabbing another teenager. The 16-year-old, who can’t be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and possession of a knife. The youth, from Skelmersdale, appeared at Preston Crown Court on Monday 4th February and was sentenced

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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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Club bowling for joy with £1,000 cash gift

An Ormskirk bowling club will benefit from improved groundskeeping equipment after receiving a £1,000 donation from a Lancashire housebuilder.  The donation comes courtesy of Persimmon Homes Lancashire’s Community Champions scheme which invites local groups and charities to bid for cash, with two donations of up to £1,000 being made locally each month. Mere Brow Bowling Club, which is located behind

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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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