Armed robbery in Clayton Square, in Liverpool City Centre
Police are appealing for information following an armed robbery at a
shopping centre in Liverpool City centre.
At about 7.20am on 15 November, 2007 when a silver vauxhall Zafira
car was seen backing into the doors on the St. John's side of
Two offenders got out of the car and threatened security guards who
were delivering cash to the ATM machines at the time. One of the
offenders was believed to be armed.
The offenders took a cash box and left the scene in a small black
hatchback car. The two men were wearing dark clothing and
The detectives are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the
incident or to anyone who has any information which could help with
their investigation to contact them on 0151 777 4065, or
Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police are warning residents especially in the Ainsdale area of
Southport to take extra care when answering the door to unexpected
This is a result of a Bogus Caller burglary that took place in
Sandbrook Road Ainsdale between 2pm and 3 pm on Monday 12 November
2007. When a caller gained entry to a property by stating he was
from the Police and stole cash.
The bogus caller is described as a white male in his 40's with a
pale complexion, short dark hair, he spoke with a local accent and
was wearing a dark coat.
Southport CID are appealing for witnesses or any information in
relation to this incident or any other similar incidents in this
area Merseyside Police can be contacted on 0151 709 6010
Southport Crime Prevention officers Constables Garry McCabe and
Kevin Kehoe are reminding residents to take the following simple
steps to prevent this type of incident
Simple steps to take and avoid becoming a victim.
Before letting anyone into your home remember.
STOP, CHAIN &
STOP are you expecting anybody? Do they have an appointment?
CHAIN. Secure the door bar or put the chain on BEFORE opening
CHECK. Ask the caller for ID and double check.
Message from Home Watch:- "Please
be good neighbours and take care of each other. Be aware of
strangers calling at houses of older or vulnerable people in your
Scheme. You know your area better than anyone else. Your vigilance
could prevent someone from becoming a victim of crime.
Finally.... If in any doubt keep them out."
St John’s Shopping
Centre To Undergo
MOVES to refurbish St John’s
Shopping Centre in Liverpool City Centre are to take a major step
forward. Discussions are taking place between Liverpool City
Council and Land Securities, owners of the shopping centre, about
the planned refurbishment.
The Council’s Excutuive Board is being asked to:-
· Agree to progress discussions with Land Securities about the
overall refurbishment of the centre
· Endorse the relocation of St John’s
Market to a new state of the art facility as part of the refurbished
· Approve a lease to allow the
construction of a media wall to screen the facade of the centre from
Lime Street Station and provide a welcome statement to visitors to
Liverpool during the Capital of Culture year and beyond
A report about the negotiations will be considered by the Board on
23 November 2007.
Land Securities is aiming to start the refurbishment in early 2009
with the market moving in 2010. The space currently occupied by the
market would be used for new shopping units,food court and a
double-height mall. The Centre as a whole will be comprehensively
refurbished to provide a modern environment for Liverpool’s
Cllr Mike Storey, Executive Member for Regeneration, said:-
“With the Liverpool One development about to open it is important
that we ensure that our existing shopping centres thrive. Land
Securities are showing great confidence in Liverpool with their
plans for refurbishing the centre which will regenerate this part of
the city centre.”
Cllr Berni Turner, Executive Member for the Environment added:-
“There are still a lot of discussions to take place but there is
general agreement moving the market is the best way forward for the
future of St John’s Market which is a very important part of the
shopping experience in the city. We will be looking at ways in
which we can make the market more accessible to the people of
Nick Davis, Development Director for Land Securities said:-
"Discussions with the Council are ongoing.
As soon as they have been
concluded we will undertake a major public consultation exercise on
the exciting proposals for St John's Shopping Centre.
Securities is keen to make a major investment in the centre and
contribute to the recent renaissance of Liverpool."