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This is why part of Ormskirk was cordoned off

Drivers found part of Ormskirk covered in police tape on Saturday morning. Roads around the Civic Centre were closed as police started their investigations. A Lancashire Police spokesperson said : “We were called at 02:45 hours on Saturday 28th April to reports of an assault‎ outside the Horse Shoe Inn on Southport Road, Ormskirk. “Two men – one is his

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Police close off part of Ormskirk town centre

Drivers are being diverted away from County Road in Ormskirk on Saturday morning due to a large cordon around the Civic Centre. Drivers are not able to travel up Southport Road from the junction at the five ways, the junction of A570 and Derby St West and also part of Hants Lane due to a yet unknown incident overnight. Police

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Police appeal for witnesses after motorcyclist dies

Police have confirmed the sad news that a motorcyclist has died following a collision with a car on County Road, Ormskirk. The collision occured at 5pm on Wednesday April 18, when the bike – a Yamaha MT10 – collided with a Honda Civic, causing the rider to be thrown from the vehicle. The motorcyclist suffered multiple serious injuries and was

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Road closed after motor bike and car collide

Ormskirk police had to deal with a road collision involving a car and a motorcyclist on County Road, Ormskirk at around 5pm on Wednesday 18th April. Paramedics and the air ambulance attended the scene and gave assistance to both the motorcyclist and the driver of the car. The motorcyclist was said to be in a serious condition by Lancashire Police

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‘Homeless’ man has left the bus shelter and it is all clean

We have been informed that the man who was ‘living’ in the bus shelter in Bickerstaffe has moved on. The male was spotted living in the bus shelter during the previous month and it raised concerns among drivers and passers by. Many people stopped to hand cash, clothes and food to the man, but it was never made clear whether

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Appeal for witnesses after cyclist airlifted to hospital on Sunday

Lancashire police are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Wrightington on Sunday 8th April. A cyclist suffered serious injury at around 14:55 hours on Sunday, after crashing his bicycle on High Moor Lane, close to the High Moor Restaurant. It is believed the cyclist was riding down a steep gradient when he left the road to the nearside and

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Tolls could be ‘illegal’ on Mersey Gateway Bridge

A lawyer has suggested that millions of toll payments paid for crossing the new £600m Mersey Gateway Bridge may have to be refunded following a legal test case. A driver was found not to be liable to pay the £2 toll as Halton Council had not specified the fee correctly, according to the Traffic Penalty Tribunal (TPT). Halton Council also

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