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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.

Skelmersdale police make arrests and seize drugs in crime crackdown

Operation Nemesis has taken place over eight weeks

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”.

Former sniper jailed for holding up a Co-op bank

William Gage, 37, was given a reduced sentence due to his troubled background

Suspected paedophiles arrested in national crackdown

Suspected Lancashire paedophiles held in nationwide swoop

Police arrest 16 people after working with National Crime Agency on child sex investigation

Hunt for Skelmersdale robber suspect

Lancashire Police try to trace Liverpool man wanted in connection with a robbery in Skelmerdale

Council reveal new CCTV locations in West Lancashire

Burscough, Tarleton, Downholland and Scarisbrick to get new surveillance cameras

Council CCTV catches crooks on camera

Hundreds of arrests made across the borough thanks to the council's 95 surveillance cameras

Skelmersdale Police tackle yobs and drug dealers

Operation Nemesis launched for the summer

Lasers put lives at risk according to police chief

Skelmersdale police arrest man for light strike

Skelmersdale thug jailed after beating seven-week-old baby

Josh David Campbell given 20 week jail term for horrific crime

New arrest for former Skelmersdale United striker over racist comments

Sean Tuck quizzed over online outburst

Police under fire after failing to investigate "snuff" movie

Calls for tougher action on child sex abuse

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Skelmersdale men subjected to terrifying subway knife attack

Two men were set upon by three thugs in Southway subway

West Lancashire Brother's link to Liverpool gang revealed

Clarkes connected to criminals responsible for shootings and fire bombings across Liverpool

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Teenagers threatened in knife-point robbery

15-year-old girl and 18-year-old boy had their phones stolen

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Robbers subject Skelmersdale woman to terrifying ordeal

46-year-old woman is tied up while thieves ransack her home

Skelmersdale crime figures revealed

Figures for all wards in the borough released following Advertiser investigation

Ormskirk crime figures revealed

Figures for all wards in the borough released following Advertiser investigation

15 years for masked raider who targeted couple in their Parbold home

Woman had arms and legs bound with gaffer tape and knife held to throat

Lancashire police tackle wildlife crime

A SPECIALIST training course which saw Lancashire’s officers join forces with their neighbours to tackle wildlife crime has been praised by the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner.