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Woman sadly dies following serious collision on M58

Police were called around 10.10am on January 8 following reports of an accident involving a Mercedes lorry, a Ford Transit van and two cars, an Audi and a Ford Fiesta. The collision happened in queuing traffic following an earlier incident on the M58 in which two people, a 50-year-old woman and a 14-year-old boy, sadly died. The driver of the

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Police chase teenagers causing nuisance on motorbikes around Skelmersdale

Police responded to calls, Sunday January 13th, after reports that a group of teenagers on motorcycles were causing a nuisance and driving dangerously in and around Skelmersdale. Police offices traced them to Pimbo Industrial Estate where they attacked a police car with rocks and smashed a window. Thankfully no officers were injured. Whilst further colleagues were making their way to

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Family pay tribute to mum of two who died in M58 crash

Police officers are continuing their investigation into the two collisions on the M58 and are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. The first incident happened on the morning of Tuesday, January 8th at around 9am close to junction 3 of the M58 westbound at Bickerstaffe. This first incident was involving a HGV, a minibus and a number of other

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Sad news regarding the closure of the M58

Emergency services were called at about 9am this morning to reports of a serious collision on the M58 motorway. The collision, which happened between junctions 3 and 4 Westbound, involved an HGV, a minibus and a number of other vehicles. Sadly a woman and a 14-year-old-boy, suffered injuries which proved fatal in the collision. Police cannot release further details at

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Police to stop and search people for weapons in Skem after stabbing

Police have put in place a Section 60 in Skelmersdale. This is in response to an incident reported in Ashurst last week when a male was stabbed and a further disturbance on Tanhouse Wednesday evening. A Section 60 notice enables police officers to search persons within the mapped area for weapons. This power removes the need for suspicion prior to

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Burscough burglar who defecated on patio sentenced to 52 months in jail.

A 52-year-old man from Burscough has been sentenced today to 52 months in prison. Robert Owen was found guilty accused of attempt burglary and burglary. At approximately 03:30pm on 29th January 2018 Robert Owen entered the rear garden of an address on Colburn Close, Burscough. He attempted to gain entry via the rear patio doors, he was unsuccessful but caused

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Ormskirk school girl set to be a calendar girl for Christmas

An Aughton schoolgirl has launched her annual appeal for hundreds of advent calendars to cheer up children who are undergoing cancer treatment in hospital this Christmas. Six-year-old Ava Stokes and her family came up with the idea to donate advent calendars to Alder Hey and Royal Manchester Children’s Hospitals after their own personal experience. At the age of 19 months,

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