Man due in court charged with attempted murder of woman

Mark Gibbons, 62 of Bold Lane, Ormskirk will appear at Preston Magistrates Court
Mark Gibbons, 62 of Bold Lane, Ormskirk will appear at Preston Magistrates Court

A 62-year-old man is due to appear in court charged with attempted murder after his car allegedly mounted a pavement and hit a woman in Ormskirk, say police.

Mark Gibbons, 62 of Bold Lane, Ormskirk will appear at Preston Magistrates Court on Tuesday morning.

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Police were called to the incident on Aughton Street at around 10.15am on Monday after a woman was hit by a car.

The woman, who is in her 60s, was taken to Aintree Hospital with what were described by police as "lower body" injuries.

She is not thought to be in a life threatening condition.

The road was closed for around three hours while emergency services attended.