Category Archives: Skelmerdale news

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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Ormskirk man wins Euromillions in February but only just noticed!

It’s something that we all dream of, winning the lottery, but a local man has just announced that he has won the Euromillions from a draw in February. The lucky male, believed to be in his forties, received an email from the National Lottery after the draw in February informing him he had won a prize, but it had gone

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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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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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Eamon Brady murderers given life prison sentences

Two people who murdered a man in Skelmersdale have both been jailed for a minimum term in prison of 28 years. Deborah Andrews, 44, of Elmstead, Skelmersdale and William Vaill, 37, of Evington, Skelmersdale, were given life sentences following the murder of Eamon Brady. The pair were arrested last year following a fire at Mr Brady’s address. Firefighters were called

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Police release CCTV image of man they wish to identify after robbery in Skem

Detectives investigating a gunpoint robbery in Skelmersdale in November 2018 have released CCTV images of a man they want to identify. Police were called around 8.50pm on November 21 following reports of a robbery at the Food Store in Bearncroft. A man had entered the shop holding a black handgun demanding cash and cigarettes from a shop worker. The offender

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