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Four arrests made in Skelmersdale after reports someone seen with suspected firearm

Four arrests made in Skelmersdale after reports someone seen with suspected firearm

by Henry James (October 2019)

FOUR men were arrested in Blakehall, Skelmersdale after reports someone had been seen in the area with what is believed to be a firearm.

Police attended the scene at about 6.30am on Wednesday, October 9.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: “We were called at around 6.30am today (Wednesday, October 9th) to Blakehall, Skelmersdale, to reports someone had been seen in the area with what is believed to be a firearm.

“Police officers attended and two men were arrested. We carried out negotiations with two further people, who were inside a flat on Blakehall, and a short time later arrested two more men. All four were arrested in relation to firearms offences.

“Blakehall was partially closed for a short time but has since reopened. We would like to thank local residents for their patience.”

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