Man attacked and van stolen in town’s latest violent incident
POLICE have released CCTV images of two men wanted in connection with theft from Rufford Old Hall.
The theft releated to lead being stolen from old buildings at the National Trust and was described as “high value”.
The metal was stolen from the buildings at around 8pm on Monday, July 20, and police want to speak with the two pictured men in connection with the theft.
A police spokesman said: “If anyone can identify the people in the photographs, has any information about the incident or seen any vehicles parked near the old hall recently, please e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101 quoting log number LC-202007220450.”
AVAN driver was attacked by masked men who stole his van in Skelmersdale. The 37-year-old victim was sitting in a silver Ford Transit van on Flordon when he was approached by a group of men on Friday afternoon.
The men were wearing face coverings when they approached him at around 3.55pm and attacked him with a weapon before fleeing in his van.
Police say the van has since been recovered but are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
The robbery was one of several violent incidents to blight the town in recent weeks and West Lancashire’s top police officer is calling on the town to turn in those responsible.
In a video message to residents, chief Inspector Ian Jones said: “There is no place in our streets for this. People have been seriously injured and properties have been damaged.
“My plea to yourselves is that I know these are targeted attacks on people from Skelmersdale by people from Skelmersdale.
“And I know that you may know these people, who’s doing this, who’s involved in this and what it’s about and who’s holding the weapons and the firearms etc.
“I’ve got a number of officers on the streets to provide reassurance and to try and find these people and bring them to justice and I ask you to pass any information you have, to help us to help you, by phoning through on Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by phoning 101 and speaking to my staff on the streets.”
The victim was in a van on Flordon, in Skelmersdale
Police have released these CCTV images since the theft