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8 Jul 2016, 14:59pm
Merseyside Police is appealing for help in tracing the whereabouts of Christopher Bell.
Bell, 27, of Brodie Avenue, Mossley Hill, is wanted on recall to prison for breaching the terms of his license. He was released on license on April 7, 2015 and recalled on 17 June 2016.
He was sentenced for eight years in 2011 for conspiracy to commit robbery.
7 Jul 2016, 13:12pm
Two boys have been accused of the murder of 17-year-old Folajimi Orebiyi in Notting Hill on Sunday, 3 July.
A 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy will appear in custody at Hammersmith Youth Court accused of murder and possession of an offensive weapon on Thursday, 7 July.
Two other boys aged 15yrs and 16yrs arrested on suspicion of murder have been...
29 Jun 2016, 15:32pm
Police were called by the Ambulance Service around 3.55am on Tuesday June 21 to reports of an incident in close to the taxi rank in Queen Street.
A 21-year-old man was found at the scene with facial injuries.
Officers believe the man was at the taxi rank when he was approached by two men.
The pair punched the 21-year-old and kicked him in the head,...
20 Jun 2016, 12:27pm
A Whitehaven man has been sentenced to 8 years in prison for raping a 13-year-old boy.
He has also been ordered to sign the Sex Offenders Register for life.
Vincent Hudson, 55, of Loweswater Avenue was sentenced on June 20th 2016 at Carlisle Crown Court.
He was found guilty of the offence, which took place in 2001, at an earlier hearing.
16 Jun 2016, 15:02pm
Merseyside Police can confirm Anthony Showers, 42 years of Clarendon Road, Anfield has been charged with the murders of Jade Natalie Hales and Karen Lyn Hales, who died following an incident in Cathedral Road, Anfield on Monday, 13 June.
He will appear at Sefton Magistrates Court today, Thursday, 16 June.
Merseyside Police would like to thank the...
15 Jun 2016, 15:17pm
A man has been jailed after drugs worth more than £15,000 were seized from his home in New Moston.
David Wilson of Blueberry Avenue, New Moston pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
Today, Wednesday 15 June 2016, he appeared at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square, where he was sentenced to four years...
11 Jun 2016, 12:01pm
Police have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a vicious assault at a nightclub in Bolton.
At around 2.30am on Thursday 19 May 2016, police were called to Levels Nightclub on Nelson Square, Bolton, following reports of an assault.
Having barged into the victim’s friend and spilling his drink, the offender then...
11 Jun 2016, 10:04am
Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death in Salford.
At around 7.45pm on Friday 10 June 2016, police were called to Hope Street at the junction with Great Clowes Street, Lower Broughton to reports of two men fighting.
When they attended the scene, officers discovered a 20-year-old man with a stab wound to his chest.
9 Jun 2016, 16:35pm
Merseyside Police can confirm a 49-year-old man has been charged and remanded in custody in relation to an offence of rape following an incident in New Ferry in the early hours of Sunday 5 June 2016.
Yassar Murat Ayuc, of no fixed abode, has been charged with two counts of rape and remanded in custody to appear at Wirral Magistrates Court this on Thursday,...
6 Jun 2016, 19:24pm
A woman has been charged in connection with images found at a care home in Middleton.
Shauna Higgins, of Eliot Walk, Middleton, has been charged with four counts of care worker ill-treating or wilfully neglecting an individual.
She has been bailed to appear at Bury and Rochdale Magistrates’ court on Friday 1 July 2016.
On Friday 22 January 2016, police...
5 Jun 2016, 16:07pm
Around 2am on Sunday 29 May a woman was walking close to a pathway between East Road and Melrose Street in Lancaster.
As she started to walk down the pathway, a man ran out from behind a wall and punched her in the face, knocking her to the floor.
He then grabbed an Iphone 4 from her hand, injuring the victim’s finger, before a second man ran from behind...
2 Jun 2016, 14:14pm
Police have released CCTV of a group of teenage boys they want to speak to about an assault and robbery outside a McDonalds restaurant in Liverpool.
The incident happened outside the McDonalds on Aigburth Road, close to its junction with Ullet Road and Dingle Lane.
The 16-year-old victim and his 14-year-old friend were cycling past when one member...
31 May 2016, 17:08pm
Police are investigating after a woman was found dead in Failsworth.
At around 11:15pm on Saturday 28 May 2016, police attended an address on Oldham Road, Failsworth after receiving an abandoned emergency call.
At the address, officers spoke with a 42-year-old woman who had minor facial injuries.
A 57-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion...
28 May 2016, 21:06pm
Josphat Mutekedza of no fixed address was found guilty of murder after a trial at Bolton Crown Court.
Today, Friday 27 May 2016, he was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum tariff of 26 years.
At 9.50pm on Wednesday 28 July 2015 police were called to a report of a disturbance on Shawclough Way in Rochdale. Officers attended and discovered 35-year-old...
27 May 2016, 14:04pm
A drugs trafficker who went on the run for nearly five years was on Thursday, 26 May jailed for eight-and-a-half years at Liverpool Crown Court.
Scott Hughes, 35, originally from the Croxteth area, was arrested in February 2011 in Belgium and featured in the Operation Captura most wanted fugitives campaign.
Hughes was captured following a joint operation...
26 May 2016, 13:49pm
Shane Graham (pictured), 26, from Ansdell, was last seen walking towards Inner Promenade from an address in Eddington Road, St Annes, around noon on April 29.
He is described as white, with light-brown cropped hair and blue eyes and was wearing a dark blue work jacket, a pair of black work trousers with a white logo and blue safety boots.
He has links...
21 May 2016, 15:10pm
Police investigating a carjacking in Gorton have made an arrest.
On Friday 20 May 2016 a 24-year-old man from the Gorton area was arrested on suspicion of robbery and child abduction. He remains in police custody for questioning.
At around 7.40pm on Monday 16 May 2016 police were called to Aldi car park on Garrett Way, Gorton to reports of a man who...
20 May 2016, 14:02pm
Merseyside Police is continuing to appeal for information following an incident in which a 43 year-old man suffered a wound to the head.
The man presented himself at hospital Tuesday 17th. It is believed he had been inside The Lingmill Inn on Muirhead Avenue East in West Derby when he suffered the injury.
Enquiries are ongoing as to how he sustained...
18 May 2016, 16:34pm
A woman from Stockport has been jailed after stealing £97,000 from a bank.
Helen Farrell of Stoneyland Drive, New Mills, Derbyshire pleaded guilty to theft by employee and false accounting at Manchester Crown Court, Minshull Street at an earlier hearing.
She was subject to an internal investigation at Barclays which found that she could not account...
18 May 2016, 15:22pm
At around 6:15pm on Sunday 8 May, the 19-year-old victim was stood outside the Concourse Shopping Centre with friends when they have been approached by two men. One of the pair pushed the victim whilst the other kicked out and caught his stomach.
The offenders made off after being challenged by the victim’s friends and when security staff appeared.
16 May 2016, 14:37pm
Police are appealing for the public’s help to find a man who was convicted of rape, sexual activity with a child and conspiracy to rape as part of Operation Doublet, an investigation in child sexual exploitation.
Choudhry Ikhalaq Hussain of Mayfield Terrace, Rochdale was found guilty of three counts of sexual activity with a child, two counts of rape...
15 May 2016, 16:26pm
A former Greater Manchester Police Detective has been given a special commendation for his work in helping to seize an illegal hoard of firearms in the city last year.
Detective Constable Mark Boon was personally presented with a Chief Constable’s Commendation at a special ceremony by Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Ian Hopkins.
14 May 2016, 14:53pm
Officers are appealing for information following the theft of a plant vehicle from a building site in Runcorn.
The yellow Bomag 120 Double Drum roller is believed to have been taken from the site at Halton Lea Roundabout Junction sometime around 6.30pm on Thursday 12th May.
DCI Paul Taylor said: “Due to the size and weight of tis vehicle we believe...
14 May 2016, 12:41pm
Around 7.30pm on April 12, the victim was walking with another man on Leeds Road when a red and black Mini stopped near the pair.
After a brief conversation at the roadside, the driver drove away, before turning the car around and driving towards both men.
The pair ran away before becoming separated.
The vehicle pursued the 22-year-old man in an alleyway...
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