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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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Local driving school set to take part in Children in Need national relay

You may have seen spotty cars all over West Lancs recently and wondered what it is all about. Well, local driving school OOOSH! are taking part in the Big Learner Relay for Children in Need. On Thursday they will form a convoy to Southport with a yellow children in need roof box and their learners will drive some of the

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Police appeal for information after three men shot in Skelmersdale

Detectives are appealing for information after three males were shot in Skelmersdale on Tuesday afternoon.. Police were called to an address on Belfield at about 1.30pm on Tuesday, October 15th, following reports that shots had been fired. Officers attended and three men aged 46, 45 and 21 were treated for gunshot wounds. An investigation is underway and police are appealing

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Two men wanted by Police in connection with serious offences

Police are appealing for help from the public to locate two men wanted in connection with serious offences in Skelmersdale. Stephen Dowling, 23, from Skelmersdale (pictured below right) and Joel Grimes, 22, from Upholland (below left), are wanted following an affray on Sunday September 15 and threats to commit an arson attack on Tuesday September 17. The pair are also

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Five men arrested over attempted murder in a Skelmersdale

Three more men have been arrested by detectives investigating an attempted murder in Skelmersdale. Police were called around 1am on Thursday September 26 by the Ambulance Service after reports of a fire at a property in Waverley. Officers attended and a 48-year-old man was found at the scene with serious burns. He was taken to hospital and remains in a

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Police make arrests in attempted murder enquiry of man set on fire

Officers investigating an attempted murder in Skelmersdale have arrested two men as their enquiries continue. Police were called around 1am on Thursday, Sept 26th by the Ambulance Service after reports of a fire at a property in Waverley. The 48-year-old occupant of the address was found at the scene with serious burns and taken to hospital. He remains in a

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Police launch attempted murder inquiry after man set on fire in Skem

Detectives have launched an attempted murder enquiry after a man was set on fire in Skelmersdale. We were called around 1am on Thursday, Sept 26th by the Ambulance Service after reports of a fire at a property in Waverley in the town. The 48-year-old occupant of the address was found at the scene with serious burns and taken to hospital.

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