Information appeal made following armed robbery in Wigan

An appeal for information has been made after staff and customers were threatened by masked thieves during an armed robbery in Wigan. Police received a call to Betfred on Elliott Street in Tyldesley to reports of an armed robbery a little before 11.30am on Sunday 13th August 2017. The two masked men, who were armed … Read more

Detectives investigate Skelmersdale sex assault

Lancashire Police are appealing for information after a 17-year-old boy was sexually assaulted by a man in Skelmersdale. Around 1.40am on August 6, the victim was walking on Ormskirk Road in the direction of UpHolland Labour Club when he was approached by a man. The offender started speaking to the boy before he touched him … Read more

Woman robbed in Skelmersdale

Skelmersdale Police are appealing for information after a woman was robbed in Skelmersdale. The robbery happened between 11.50am and 12.10pm on Tuesday, August 8 when the victim, a 32 year old woman, was walking to the Concourse shopping centre with her son along a footpath between Polaris pub and Highwayman pub next to St Francis … Read more

Information evening for potential foster carers

With around 20 Lancashire children needing homes each week, Lancashire County Council is recruiting new foster carers. The County Council has recently increased the allowances payable to new foster carers so now they can expect to receive between £241 and £415 per week for each child they care for. People who have considered fostering before … Read more

Appeal for information to help find missing teenagers from Appley Bridge

Skelmersdale Police are appealing for your help to help us trace two 14-year-old boys who are missing from Appley Bridge. Damian Howes and Alfie McIntosh were last seen in the Wigan area at around 19:00pm on Friday 4th August. Damian is described as wearing a grey Northface hoodie, grey Northface tracksuit pants and grey and … Read more