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Crime

Crime

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.

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

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

Skelmersdale Police's war on drugs and gangs continues

Further arrests made as officers step up neighbourhood patrols

Police release CCTV after 23-year-old assaulted in Ormskirk

Victim was left with a broken jaw following the attack on the corner of The Stiles car park

Detective Inspector determined to rid Skelmersdale of gangs

Several arrests made relating to drugs and assaults under Operation Nemesis

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