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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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Police want to speak to this person about the fire on Winter Hill

Lancashire Police would like to speak to the passenger in this car as part of their investigation into the large fire which started on Winter Hill on Thursday June 28. The car, a black Peugeot, registration MC16 ZNV, was seen in the area around the time the fire was first seen. Police have spoken to the driver as part of

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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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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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Police appeal for witnesses after car hits wall and lands on its back in a field in Ormskirk

Local Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Ormskirk on Friday 27th July. Around 11.05pm Police received reports of a collision involving a Ford Fiesta. The car was travelling south along Altys Lane when it collided with a stone wall and a concrete lamppost before landing on its roof in a nearby field. The driver, a 19-year-old-man, was

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Biker critical in hospital after collision on Rainford bypass, Police looking for witnesses

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was injured in Bickerstaffe. Around 4.50pm Thursday, July 26, a Ssangyong Rexton car was travelling northbound on the A570 Rainford bypass. As the vehicle slowed to turn close to Quattros Restaurant, a second vehicle slowed and travelled past the Ssangyong on the nearside. A Yamaha motorcycle, approaching from behind, was then involved

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Police arrest woman and girl after several incidents in Skelmersdale

Detectives have arrested two people in connection with several incidents in Skelmersdale. Police were called around 9pm yesterday (Tuesday, July 24) following reports of a robbery in Heathgate. A 19-year-old man was walking when he was approached by three females. One of the group demanded his phone before allegedly attempting to attack the victim with a wine bottle. It is

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