Category Archives: Skelmerdale news

Teenager pleads not guilty to murder in Parbold of Alex Davies

A teenager from Chorley has pleaded not guilty to murder following the death of 18-year-old Alex Davies in Parbold in May 2019. Police said that Alex, from Skelmersdale, had been stabbed and suffocated when his body was found in woodlands by a dog walker on Parbold Hill in May. The defendant, who cannot be named because of his age, entered

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Teenager chased by gang and stabbed in Skelmersdale

Section 60 powers were in place overnight after a teenager suffered stab wounds in Skelmersdale on Monday 29th July. Police were called at 5.20pm to reports a 17-year-old male had suffered wounds to his arm and legs. It is believed he had been chased from Bearncroft by a group of teenagers before he was attacked. The teenager has been taken

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Don’t let your summer holidays be ruined by a bike thief – ‘Lock it or lose it’ say police

Lancashire Police are informing cyclists about bike security #Lock it or lose it Last year over £1.8m of bicycles were stolen in Lancashire. Cyclists often make it easy for a thief to steal their bike by locking them inadequately or leaving them insecure. Bicycle theft IS preventable and there are steps you can take to stop it happening to you. 

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Close the windows, it’s Flying Ants Day!

Flying Ants Day has arrived in Ormskirk and surrounding areas such as Burscough. People will start to take cover as thousands of insects take to the skies in hordes. The day occasion occurs when the insects sprout their wings and head off on a ‘nuptial flight”. The ants fly off to hunt for a mate, before settling in a new

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Local Scouts set to ‘Explore’ the world this summer

The summer holidays are about to get underway and some of our local scouts will be setting off to three continents to represent Ormskirk and District Scouts at some big events. Five Explorer Scouts will be heading off to America to represent West Lancashire at the 24th World Scout Jamboree. This once in a lifetime opportunity will last three weeks

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Police appeal for help after man attacked with knife near a school

Local Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously injured with a knife in broad daylight in Skelmersdale. At about 12.30pm, Tuesday, July 2nd, Police were called by the ambulance service after they had attended a report of a man in his early 50s. The man had suffered a knife injury to his head on Windrows, Skelmersdale during

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Police appeal for witnesses after daylight knifepoint robbery

Local Police are appealing for witnesses after a knifepoint robbery on Monday afternoon. Around 3.20pm Monday, June 24th, a 36-year-old man was walking with another man in Firbeck, Skelmersdale when they were approached by two men on the footpath close to the dentist surgery. One of the men was carrying a knife and threatened the victim demanding cash. The 36-year-old

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