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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.

Christmas message from the leader of West Lancashire Borough Council

Skelmersdale redevelopments, Ormskirk MotorFest, the Local Plan and joining the Liverpool Combined Authority - it has been a busy year for West Lancashire

Man hit with with baseball bat for his sat nav in Burscough

Police warn car owners not to make themselves a target for criminals

Crackdown on sales of counterfeit goods in West Lancashire work places

Trading standards are visiting work places that have had problems with counterfeit items this Christmas period

More than a hundred guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition handed into Lancashire Police

Gun amnesty week takes dangerous weapons off the streets of West Lancashire

Yob James Coleman locked up for writing sick Erick Maina Nazi graffiti at Maghull school

Repulsed judge tells Netherton teen James Coleman: "There was bigotry in every stroke of your brush."

Help is available for domestic violence sufferers this Christmas

On average domestic abuse increases by 22% in West Lancashire between December and January

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner's consultation on your council tax contribution to the police

Clive Grunshaw calls for residents to have their say as police look to make cuts of £20m

Skelmersdale man jailed for life after being found guilty of savage machete murder of neighbour

Kevin Saunderson will serve a minimum of 28 year before he can be released for murder of Dariusz Ryba.

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 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

Lancashire Police restructure to make changes to frontline policing

Commissioner has decided to disestablish the roles of the Deputy and the Assistant Police and Crime Commissioners.

Skelmersdale teens charged with robbery and possession of imitation firearm

Three are due to appear in Ormskirk Magistrates today after two street robberies

Lancashire Constabulary's cyber chief promises to move in swiftly on fraudsters this Christmas

Police launch their 12 Frauds of Christmas campaign in a crackdown on Internet and mobile crime

Skelmersdale teens arrested after two robberies in Birch Green

Four in police custody after two men where threated and had their mobiles stolen

Lancashire Constabulary praised in national police assessment

Force praised for efforts to reduce crime and tackle anti-social behaviour

Geographic Inspector for West Lancashire, Christina Shorrock, reflects on this year's policing challenges

Force has worked with partners to tackle criminality across the borough

Man in custody after appearing in court on attempted murder charge

46-year-old from Skelmersdale remains in a critical condition in hospital following an assault at the weekend

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

Skelmersdale man fights for life after suspected attempted murder

David Burns is due to appear at Ormskirk Magistrates Court today.