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Lancashire Police adopts a neighbourhood approach to implementing its crime-fighting policies. Currently, the Ormskirk and Skelmersdale areas fall under the responsibility of the constabulary's Southern Divisional Commander. These southern divisional offices are based in Leyland.

'It was like a horror film': Gran tells of terror at being held captive and tortured with axe by her sadistic husband

GRAPHIC PHOTOS WARNING: June Churchill was bound, gagged and blindfolded as evil estranged husband attacker slashed her

Ormskirk parishioners shocked after thieves target church roof twice in one week

Lead was stolen from St Anne's Catholic Church last week

Plans rolled out across West Lancashire to tackle mischief night

Last year riots broke out on the Digmoor estate with wheelie bins set on fire

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

Ormskirk paedophile jailed after sexually assaulting a young girl

PC David Woods

Merseyside policeman selling Nazi mugs, knives and fake guns in Ormskirk

Potentially lethal weapons and sickening WW2 objects sold by officer's business


Hunt is on to find gang of thugs who threatened a Skelmersdale man at gunpoint

Three men stole a motorbike from the victim on September 20

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

West Lancashire drug gang jailed for over 150 years

Six men were caged at Liverpool Crown Court on Friday for their part in the cocaine plot.

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

Freshers set to be welcomed by Ormskirk community

Activities planned for the next few weeks around the town

Skem man charged with murdering his brother

Mark Lowe charged after police found body in a house on Sunday evening

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


Skelmersdale man arrested on suspicion of murder

33-year-old died from blunt force head and neck trauma in a Southport home

CCTV of man wanted in connection with town centre damage

Police appeal after a shop window was smashed in Moor Street in Ormskirk

Police body camera

Lancashire Police introduce body camera technology across whole force

150 cameras were distributed to immediate response teams, who hope to capture evidence of criminal behaviour

Teen robbed at knifepoint in broad daylight for smart phone

Young woman suffered cuts and bruises to her face after being knocked down by robber

Arrests made after Maghull shop is robbed

The Co-op at Rainhill and Bargain Booze in Lydiate were targeted on the same day

Masked gang terrorise shoppers and staff in Maghull and Rainhill robberies

The Co-op at Rainhill and Bargain Booze in Maghull were robbed by four men in masks, leaving a female shop assistant injured

Skelmersdale drug gang jailed for 23 years for the supply of cannabis

In total 16 members of the gang were jailed for their operations in 2013