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Police presence on Peel Road, Skelmersdale following firearms discharge

Thursday, February 8, 2024

You may have noticed an increased police presence in and around the Peel Road area yesterday evening and this morning, and we want to let you know why.

We were called at around 7:35pm yesterday evening ( Thursday, February 8 ) to reports of a firearms discharge on Peel Road, Skelmersdale.

Emergency services attended the scene with one man having suffered serious gunshot wounds. He was taken to hospital. No arrests have been made at this time.

At this moment, we would ask that you avoid the area, and we will bring you an update when we are able to.

We have increased patrols in the area, and anyone with information can contact us on 101 quoting log 1089 of February 8. In an emergency, call 999.