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Teenager sentenced to four years after pleading guilty to stabbing in Skelmersdale

A teenage boy has been sentenced to four years in a youth detention centre after admitting stabbing another teenager. The 16-year-old, who can’t be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm and possession of a knife. The youth, from Skelmersdale, appeared at Preston Crown Court on Monday 4th February and was sentenced

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Local man who attempted two post office robberies jailed for five years

A 21-year-old male from Ormskirk was sentenced to five years in jail at Preston Crown Court. Adam Jones admitting to the offences of attempted robbery and two offences of possessing an imitation firearm in Ormskirk and Burscough earlier this year.  On July 19th 2019 between 3pm and 3.30pm a man wearing dark clothing entered the Post Office in County Road,

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Skelmersdale man who stabbed friend 14 times in frenzied attack jailed

​A MAN who carried out a frenzied and unprovoked knife attack on his friend has been jailed for ten years. David Heaton stabbed Connor Horne with a kitchen knife multiple times at an address on Helmsdale in Skelmersdale. The man who led the investigation said were it not for the efforts of paramedics at the scene Mr Horne would have

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Gang who targeted Ormskirk homes for high value vehicles jailed

Seven members of a gang which targeted homes in Ormskirk and stole high performance cars in a series of burglaries have been jailed. During April and May 2017, there were a series of burglaries in the Chorley area of Lancashire during which houses were targeted that had high value, high performance vehicles parked on driveways or in front of the

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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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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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Stephen Hopkins has absconded from prison, have you seen him?

​Have you seen Stephen Hopkins? He absconded from HMP Kirkham yesterday (Monday August 6th). Hopkins, 33, was sentenced to six years with a four year extended licence for robbery in September 2015. He is white, 5ft 9ins, medium build with short brown hair, brown eyes and a scar to his left eyebrow. He also has a mole on his right

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