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Police appeal for missing man

Police are appealing for information following the disappearance of a 23-year-old man from Ormskirk.

Dean Barlow was last seen around 1.55pm yesterday in Wigan Road.

He is described as white, 5ft 8in tall, of medium build with collar-length, dark brown hair. He was wearing a black hooded top, navy tracksuit pants, an orange beany hat, navy pumps and a brown scarf when he disappeared.

It is suspected he could be sleeping rough and is believed to use betting shops.

Temp Sgt Dave Woollam, of Lancashire Police, said:

Dean is missing and we need to locate him as soon as possible.

We are appealing to anyone who has seen him, or seen a man matching his description, to call us immediately.

I would also urge Dean, if he sees this appeal, to contact police and let us know he is safe.

– Dave Woollam
  • Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 0695 of June 28.


Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust returns to normal after cyber attack

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Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust has revealed that its computer systems are back to normal after Friday's cyber-attack.

The Trust runs Ormskirk and District General Hospital, Southport and Formby District General Hospital and provides healthcare in the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Therese Patten, Chief Operating Officer, said:

The Trust staff have been working tirelessly to return computer systems and clinical services back to normal since Friday’s cyber-attack on the NHS.

We reduced the number of planned services earlier in the week to ensure we continued to provide safe care for our patients.

From tomorrow all our services are returning to normal and patients with appointments should now attend as usual. There may, however, be some delays in clinics and we apologise in advance for these.

We will be in contact with patients whose appointments were stood down and, again, our apologies for the disruption caused to your care which was beyond our control.

– Therese Patten, Chief Operating Officer

Man evicted after trashing home

Council say it's the worst case they've seen

A man's been evicted from his home in Ormskirk after leaving it full of human waste and rubbish.

West Lancashire Council were called in after police notified them of the state of the property.

The council says its the worst case they've ever come across.

Police alerted the council


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