How we use Cookies


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.

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

West Lancashire farmers urged to secure their land as rural crime rises by 38%

Quad bikes, tools and livestock are the most commonly stolen items

Kitchen knife

Knife amnesty officially launched across West Lancashire

Five week weapon hand in runs until September 29

Liverpool Crown Court

Drug dealers jailed for supplying cocaine to be sold in Skelmersdale and West Lancashire

Zain Mussah and Paul Molloy played leading roles in large scale class A drugs conspiracy

Skelmersdale Police plan arms amnesty as Operation Nemesis continues

Officers continue their efforts to disrupt criminal activity in the town

Hesketh Bank widower distraught after wife's grave is repeatedly targeted by thieves

James Blyden's wife Rebecca's graves has been targeted six times in the past two years

Investigators attempt to identify man in connection with cocaine haul

Unidentified man was spotted unloading a lorry in Liverpool containing the sacks