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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 following death of 73-year-old woman struck by lorry in Ormskirk

Police are appealing for information after a woman sadly died following a collision in Ormskirk on Thursday 17th October. The collision happened at 12.30pm on Park Road, near the pedestrian crossing at Moorgate. A 73-year-old woman was struck by a DAF Lorry as she crossed the road. The woman, from Ormskirk, suffered serious injuries and sadly died at the scene.

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Police confirm female pedestrian sadly died after collision with lorry in Ormskirk

Lancashire Police have confirmed that a woman has died following a collision with a lorry near Moorgate in Ormskirk. Police closed the one way system along Park Road from St Helens Road to Aughton Street and also stopped traffic joining from Moorgate. The incident happened near the traffic lights on park Road near to Marks and Spencer’s. A lorry at

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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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