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Skelmersdale man jailed after getting children to perform sexual acts online

A 28-year-old Skelmersdale man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison after admitting inciting children to perform sexual acts online. Mark Hughes, of Windrows, Skelmersdale, was jailed at Preston Crown Court on Thursday, April 11 2019. Police executed a warrant at Hughes’ address in September 2018 after information about suspected online sexual communication offences was provided by

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Ormskirk Police Station to reopen for 12 months whilst Skelmersdale Station is modernised

Due to the age and condition of Skelmersdale Police Station it is no longer fit for purpose and as such is having to be upgraded and modernised. Work is expected to begin from the start of June 2019. The investment in the new station is a positive move for the residents and community of Skelmersdale and the local areas. The

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Police appeal for help after two stabbed in Skem in broad daylight

Local Police are appealing for information after two men were stabbed in Skelmersdale on Saturday 30th March. Police were called around 12.45pm after two men were found with stab wounds in Southway close to the job centre. It is believed the pair, both in their early 20s, had been attacked near the subway between the CoOp Building and Eskdale. One

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Ormskirk man jailed for attempted murder of estranged wife

A former parish councillor has been jailed for 12 years after the attempted murder of his estranged wife in July 2018. Mark Gibbons, 62, of Bold Lane, Ormskirk, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after he admitted deliberately driving a vehicle at his estranged partner in July last year. He was also given an extended licence of three

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Police seek man after alleged sexual assault in Ormskirk

Local Police officers want to identify this man in connection with an alleged sexual assault in Ormskirk recently. The alleged assault took place at 7.30pm on February 12. An 18-year-old woman had just got off a bus in Moor Street when she was approached by a man. After reviewing CCTV, police want to identify the man in the picture in

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