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Issue Date:- 29/28 April 2009


MERSEYSIDE Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of 15 year old Emily Clark, who has been missing from
care in the Broadgreen area since Friday, 20 March 2009.  Emily is described as white, 5ft 3ins tall, of slim build with short black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue denim jacket and jeans, beige boots and carrying a large red suitcase.  She is known to frequent Liverpool city centre and the Anfield and Knotty Ash areas.  If anyone has any information regarding Emily or her whereabouts they should contact Merseyside Police on 0151 777 4351 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Swine Flu

ON 28 April 2009, the World Health Organisation has issued a warning as it put out a full-blown Pandemic Alert Level (Level 4). Unlike last year’s deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu, this year’s Swine Flu is now impossible to contain as the virus has gone all over the world. The rising of alert levels came as it was confirmed that the virus has been found in Scotland, England and other cases in Spain. Also other cases are in the US, Israel, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand. None of the cases outside Mexico have resulted in death, yet the death toll in Mexico has reached 149 at the time of writing. Experts say that more research is needed to work out why the death toll is rising in Mexico. If you are intending to travel to Mexico, you are advised to read the World Health Organisation's website for further details. If you, or any relations have just returned from Mexico and they show signs of flu, you should contact your own GP or the NHS Direct Line foradvice. We have asked Manchester Airport what they are doing about scanning passengers arriving into the UK, but, as of yet, we have had no reply.

HGV collided with four houses in Liverpool
Photograph with thanks to Merseyside Police

THE location of a major road traffic collision was photographed by the Merseyside Police Helicopter and it shows the damage coursed after an incident on Queens Drive and Walton Hall Avenue in Liverpool, on Saturday, 25 April 2009. 

Merseyside Police told us that "A Renault Scenic car and a Heavy Goods Vehicle were involved in a collision at the junction. Following the collision the HGV left the road and collided with four houses at the location. Two casualties from the vehicles were taken to hospital from the scene. The 27 year old male driver of the Renault who was taken to hospital with serious injuries." We where also told that the injuries of the male driver of the HGV was not believed to be serious. All the people at the houses where accounted for and none had been injured. Also the families if the two injured people have been made aware.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and Liverpool City Council engineers worked at the scene with Merseyside Police officers as the houses where assessed for damage. Some of the residents and people staying in the houses affected had to make
arrangement to stay with relations.

Merseyside Police also informed us that the scene has been attended by the council's highways team, building surveyors, Enterprise Liverpool staff and members of the emergency planning team. Also a joint CID and Traffic investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Merseyside Police said:- "We would like to thank motorists and members of the public for their patience and understanding whilst the incident took place. as it has affected most of the major roads into South Liverpool and surrounding areas."

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