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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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
14 May 2016, 12:31pm
Detectives in St Helens are appealing for witnesses after a fight in the town centre left one man with a serious head injury.
Patrols were called to a walkway between Westfield Street and Rigby Street South at around 1am on Monday 9 May following reports that two groups of males had been involved in an altercation during which the bystander was struck...
11 May 2016, 19:17pm
Five men from Speke have been given gang injunctions to stop them remaining involved in gang violence and drug dealing.
The injunctions last for 12 months and forbid each man from associating and communicating with each other and other named individuals, entering certain parts of Speke and from using or threatening violence.
Any breach of the injunction...
11 May 2016, 13:43pm
Detectives have released images of two men who may be able to help them with their enquiries following an assault at a pub in Birkenhead on the evening of Sunday 1 May.
The incident happened in the Waterloo public house on Grange Road East when a 24 year-old man was found in the toilets with what is believed to be a stab wound to the leg.
The man told...
9 May 2016, 10:57am
Merseyside Police is appealing for information after a shooting in the Kensington area on Saturday 7 May.
Shortly before 10.30pm, it is believed that two men entered Darin News on Holt Road, Kensington. A shotgun was discharged towards three male customers within the shop, causing damage to the premises but no injuries.
An initial area search and...
6 May 2016, 20:53pm
A group of Merseyside Police officers who set up a charity to raise money for the hospital which cared for a colleague’s daughter have done it again!
The Sefton bobbies formed ‘Team Phoebe’ to support cystic fibrosis at Ormskirk general hospital after Martin Duddy’s daughter, Phoebe, was born with the condition four years ago.
But since then, their...
3 May 2016, 16:30pm
Merseyside Police have confirmed that an investigation is underway after a handgun was found in a garden in Norris Green on Monday, 2 May.
The weapon was discovered hidden in a back garden at an address on the East Lancashire Road at around 4pm on Monday afternoon.
The weapon, which appears to be a loaded handgun with a silencer, has been recovered...
2 May 2016, 10:39am
Detectives investigating the murder of Mark Hillman have arrested a 21-year-old woman on Monday, 1 May 2016 on suspicion of assisting an offender and money laundering.
Detectives executed a number of warrants at addresses in Anfield, Walton and Bootle and the woman was arrested at a house in Anfield, she has been taken to a police station where she...
30 Apr 2016, 18:41pm
Three men have been arrested and a boat in Liverpool Marina searched as part of a Merseyside Police investigation into drug trafficking.
The men, who are all aged in their 60s, were arrested during the execution of Misuse of Drugs Act warrants in Prescot and Whiston in Knowsley on Thursday morning.
Officers seized around £6000 from one house in Halsnead...
28 Apr 2016, 16:52pm
Detectives in Wirral have released CCTV of a man they wish to speak with, following a robbery in Birkenhead on Tuesday, 26 April.
At around 9.20am, a man entered the NatWest bank on Grange Road West – he threatened a female member of the public and a female member of staff with a knife, before stealing quantities of cash from both the customer and...
28 Apr 2016, 1:29am
Detectives from the force’s Matrix team are investigating a fatal shooting in Everton on Wednesday, 27 April.
Emergency services were called to Lloyd Close at around 5.15pm to reports a man had been injured in the street. The man was taken to hospital via ambulance where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
The investigation is at a very early...
27 Apr 2016, 14:17pm
Merseyside Police can confirm that 15-year old Jake Hart from Station Road, Melling has on Wednesday, 27 April) been sentenced to four-and-a-half years imprisonment for the rape of a woman in Sefton last year. Hart was sentenced to two years for actual bodily harm, to be served concurrently. Hart will serve a further four years on an extended licence,...
27 Apr 2016, 13:25pm
Three men from Manchester have been arrested in Blackpool, Lancashire overnight in connection with the robbery of an elderly woman using a cash machine in Bromborough in Wirral.
The two 18-year-olds and the 17-year-old, who are all from Levenshulme in Manchester, were stopped in a car by Lancashire officers and arrested.
They will be transferred to...
27 Apr 2016, 7:32am
Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses after a woman was injured in a shooting in Speke, Liverpool on Wednesday night.
The incident happened in Sandgate Close shortly before 8.30pm. A white car pulled up outside a house and a man got out. He then discharged a shotgun at the property.
A woman aged 54 who was in the downstairs room which was shot...
25 Apr 2016, 17:32pm
Merseyside Police has on Monday 25 April 2016, following consultation with the Crown Prosecution Service, re-arrested and charged a 25-year-old man from Birkenhead, Wirral, on suspicion of the murder of 16-year-old Lewis Dunne in November 2015.
Jake Michael Culshaw of Penrith Street, Birkenhead, will appear at Liverpool and Knowsley Magistrates Court...
23 Apr 2016, 17:55pm
Merseyside Police has issued CCTV stills of four people who may be able to assist with an investigation into distraction thefts against two elderly women in St Helens.
Officers are urging people using chip and pin machines to be extra vigilant after the report.
At around 11.15pm on Monday, 15 February 2016 a man is believed to have watched as the...
22 Apr 2016, 13:38pm
Detectives from the North-west regional organised crime unit, ‘Titan’, arrested two people from Merseyside on suspicion of cyber-crime offences on the evening of Thursday 21 April 2016.
The men, who are both 21-years-old were arrested shortly after 7.30pm as part of an investigation led by Titan and supported by the international law enforcement...
20 Apr 2016, 21:29pm
Merseyside Police can confirm that 45-year-old Paul Anthony Moran was sentenced to two years in prison for blackmail on Tuesday 19 April of a man in Anfield.
He was also issued with a Restraining Order and Serious Crime Prevention Order.
Moran, of Snaefell Grove, Old Swan was convicted on 11 March by a jury following a trial.
Detective Constable Mike...
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