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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...
14 May 2016, 9:39am
A man has been charged with the murder of Edward Wood, who died after being attacked in Leigh.
Kevin Derbyshire of Findlay Street, Leigh has been charged with murder and remanded to appear before Manchester City Magistrates on 14 May 2016 and Liverpool Crown Court on Tuesday 17 May 2016.
At around 11:45pm on Wednesday 4 May 2016, police were called...
12 May 2016, 13:24pm
At 5pm on Monday 9 May the victim, a 20 year old man, was walking through an alley near to Grafton Road when he was approached from behind and struck to the head with what is believed to be a metal bar. He fell to the floor where he was struck again to his head. As he tried to get up he was repeatedly struck to his body.
He managed to run away and sought...
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...
10 May 2016, 17:53pm
Two men have been arrested after a woman was raped in Wigan.
At around 12:10am on Monday 2 May 2016, a 30-year-old woman was picked up on Market Street, Hindley by a car which she believed to be a taxi.
She was then driven to an unknown location in the Platt Bridge area of Wigan where she was raped.
The incident was reported to police a short time later...
10 May 2016, 15:03pm
Around 10.30pm on Saturday May 7, Thomas Graham was walking on Lyons Lane when he approached a group of males and females.
Following a brief conversation, Mr Graham started to walk away before one of the group punched him in the face, knocking him to the ground.
The attacker and another two to three people started to repeatedly kick the victim in the...
9 May 2016, 13:42pm
At around 11.35am on April 27, an 83-year-old woman was withdrawing cash close to Barclays Bank in Bank Street.
A man has approached and distracted the victim by waving a piece of paper in front of her face.
The offender has then withdrawn £300 from her account before making off.
The male is described as Asian, in his mid to late 20s, wearing a dark...
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...
8 May 2016, 14:07pm
Police warning after two women suffer adverse reaction to ecstasy pills.
Shortly after 1.30am on Saturday 7 May 2016 police were notified by the Ambulance Service that two 21-year-old women from Stockport were having an adverse reaction to what was believed to be MDMA (ecstasy) tablets at a nightclub on Princess Street in Manchester City Centre.
8 May 2016, 13:23pm
Around 9.20pm on Friday, April 29, the victim was walking on Fletcher Road close to the junction of Deepdale Mill Street when she was approached by a male.
Following a brief conversation, the man grabbed the woman from behind and held her around the neck before three more men appeared.
Each man took turns in kicking, punching and stamping on the victim,...
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...
6 May 2016, 18:56pm
Police have released CCTV footage after a 16-year-old girl was attacked in Chorlton.
At about 7.40am on Thursday 31 March 2016 the girl was on her paper round on Meadowbank in Chorltonville, when she was attacked from behind by a man. He punched and threw her to the floor, but she fought back and he fled towards Brookburn Road. Local residents heard...
4 May 2016, 2:40am
Officers were called out to Colbran Street, Burnley, at around 5pm on Sunday 1 May, to reports a man had been carrying out a lewd act in full view on a residential street.
DS Paul Barlow, of Burnley Police, said: “This is clearly quite a concerning incident, where a male appears to have been touching himself inappropriately in public in broad daylight.
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...
3 May 2016, 15:08pm
Police have released a photo of a man they want to speak to after a woman’s purse was stolen in Bury.
Shortly after 10am on Thursday 24 March 2016 a 66-year-old woman was leaving Aldi on Bell Lane when a man approached her from behind and stole her purse from inside her bag.
The woman noticed her purse was gone when a man who witnessed the incident...
3 May 2016, 15:02pm
Police are appealing for information after man’s body was found in a flat in Rochdale.
At around 4.20pm on Monday 2 May 2016 police were called to a flat on Town Mill Brow in College Bank, Rochdale to reports that a man’s body had been found.
Officers attended and discovered the body of a 61-year-old man.
The man was discovered with various...
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, 13:53pm
Police are appealing for witnesses in regards to an assault and robbery.
At around 7pm on Monday 4 April 2016 on Yew Street in Hulme, a 68-year-old man, who has a visual impairment, was followed home. The offender viciously assaulted the man, leaving him unconscious.
As a result the victim has suffered serious injuries. The man’s wallet was also stolen...
28 Apr 2016, 13:45pm
Police investigating the murder of Jalal Uddin in Rochdale have made two further arrests.
Shortly before 9pm on Thursday 18 February 2016, police were called by paramedics to a play area at the end of South Street in Wardleworth, Rochdale following reports that a man had been found injured.
Officers attended and found 64-year-old Jalal Uddin with a...
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, 17:56pm
Philip Montford, 54, of Stanley Road, Heysham was sentenced to nine years imprisonment on Thursday 22 April after he was found guilty of possessing and distributing indecent images of children. He was also found guilty of three counts of inciting a child to perform a sexual act.
Montford was arrested in February 2014 after officers received an initial...
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