Parish councillor tried to kill ex-wife by running her over

Gibbons, 62, of Bold Lane, Ormskirk. Credit: Liverpool Echo.

A former parish councillor attempted to kill his ex-wife by running her over, a court heard.

Mark Gibbons mounted the pavement on Aughton Street in Ormskirk and hit Dr Julia Woolgar with his car.

Dr Woolgar, who also served on Aughton parish council, suffered injuries to her lower body in the collision last July and was taken to Aintree Hospital.

The couple regularly served on the organising committee of the Aughton’s Got Talent competition and were actively involved in the Aughton Community Together group.

Gibbons, 62, of Bold Lane, Ormskirk, appeared at Preston Crown Court and was expected to face trail for attempted murder.

However, the former Aughton parish councillor changed his plea to guilty.

He has also pleaded guilty to assault and breaching a restraining order at an earlier hearing.

He was granted bail until sentencing on Monday, March 18.