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Jailed: Maghull taxi driver who hit wife with an axe and held her captive for three days

17 years for David Churchill, 52, who set fire to home causing young family next door to flee for their lives

Skelmersdale sunbed company fined over £3,000 after providing faulty tubes to salon

ECS Leisure fitted the unsafe sunbed tubes in a Sunderland salon last year

Skelmersdale man guilty of savage machete murder of neighbour Dariusz Ryba in drunken argument

Kevin Saunderson was heard shouting racial abuse at Dariusz Ryba, a Polish immigrant, before the attack in June this year

Fugitive arrested after a year on the run over death of Skelmersdale teen

Police swooped in Walton to arrest 28-year-old who failed to turn up for trial last year

Teenagers plead guilty to racist graffiti at school of Erick Maina, who died at the weekend

James Coleman and 17-year-old who cannot be named plead guilty to racially aggravated criminal damage

Skem taxi driver jailed after 3kg cocaine found in his car

The dad-of-one was pulled over by police on Moore Rd, Skelmersdale with £280,000 worth of the class A drug next to a child seat

Husband held wife captive and set fire to her home

David Churchill, 52, appeared at Liverpool Crown Court and told there may be a lengthy prison sentence

Unison branch member jailed for theft to be released

Johanna Moss stole £61,000 over seven years. By Lynda Roughley

Seven-year-old told abuse was "their little secret"

Ormskirk paedophile jailed after sexually assaulting a young girl

Convicted producer of drugs evicted from his council home in Sklemersdale

Councillor says they work closely to crack down on "those who peddle drugs in our communities"

Police appeal after 29-year-old stabbed in Skelmerdale

Victim was left with a punctured lung after the attack on September 14

Asda investigator tracks down stolen Skelmersdale bar code scanners

Janis Zizins pleaded guilty to selling stolen property on eBay

Teenager jailed for robbing a man in his own bedroom

"I thought it was real and he was going to shoot me. I was absolutely terrified." - words of his terrified victim, by Lynda Roughley

Mum of a young man who suffered brain injuries after being hit by a car speaks out

Calls for more awareness of pedestrians among drivers

Man stabbed by gang outside Skelmersdale shop in broad daylight

The 29-year-old man was taken to hospital on Sunday morning

Man who exposed himself is handed community penalty

Tony Allan Mills, 30, appeared at Ormskirk Magistrates Court for sentencing after pleading guilty to an act of outraging public decency, reported by Steve Craddock

Ex-Marine in sex acts while watching teens

Nicholas John Matthew Cooke, 26, faced three charges of indecent exposure, reported by Steve Craddock

Ex-soldier jailed for bomb hoax at hospital

Traumatised by life in the Army, Samuel McDowall is given a year in prison for threats that led to an evacuation of patients and staff this summer

Craig Michael Abbott who police have still not traced after he failed to show up to Liverpool Crown Court

Criminal who killed Hesketh Bank dad is jailed after returning to stealing cars

Craig Abbott is locked up again after more offences

Thugs who chased man like 'pack of wolves' and stabbed him in the lung jailed

Harris Vinten, Lewis Vinten, Christopher Graham and a 17-year-old pleaded guilty to chasing a man and threatening to “cut him up”.