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Skelmersdale Police plan arms amnesty as Operation Nemesis continues

Officers continue their efforts to disrupt criminal activity in the town

Detective Inspector Warren Atkinson

Skelmersdale police are continuing their summer crackdown on crime and are seeing their efforts rewarded.

The force has seen a marked decrease in the number of people coming into the town from elsewhere to cause problems.

This is due in part to police actively stopping suspicious looking vehicles from entering the town boundary.

Officers are now planning to hold a county wide arms amnesty in the coming weeks, with bins located in Skelmersdale and other areas.

The last time the force did a similar exercise in 2006, around 1400 weapons were given up across Lancashire and officers are hoping for a similar response this time round.

Detective Inspector Warren Atkinson, said: “We’ve had another good week in Skelmersdale with a fairly low level of crime being reported to us.

“This week the force has continued to work closely with West Lancashire Borough Council to ensure that problem tenants are complying with their tenancy agreements.

“We’ve also made further arrests with regard to the Castle Hey brawl. We will not tolerate this kind of behaviour in Skelmersdale and hope our action towards these individuals demonstrate this.

“We have high hopes for the arms amnesty and want as many people as possible to surrender any weapons they may have.

“I’d like to thank the people of the town for the continued information they have been giving us on social media. This information is vital for us to stop crime and catch those responsible.

“If anyone has any information regarding any crime in the town I’d advise them to call 101.”

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