BREAKING: Students urged to stay away from woods as police incident unfolds

Students and staff Edge Hill University have been asked to stay away from a nearby woods by police.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 2nd August 2016, 10:30 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:23 pm
Ruff Wood, Ormskirk
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Ruff Wood, Ormskirk Image courtesy of Google

Unconfirmed reports on social media claim there is a man with a weapon in Ruff Woods, off Ruff Lane, Ormskirk.

Police are yet to issue any information, but have been in touch with staff at the nearby university.

A statement issued to staff this morning said: “Due to a police incident taking place in and around Ruff Woods this morning, on their behalf we are informing all staff and students to avoid the area until further notice.”

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Ruff Lane is said to be blocked by police half way between Mill Street and Ormskirk Hospital back entrance.

A spokesman for the North West Ambulance Service confirmed they attended a private address in the local area at 8.49am, but have now left the scene and nobody was taken to hospital.