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CCTV IMAGE RELEASED: ARMED ROBBERY, TESCO, HANOVER ST, LIVERPOOL ONE
MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing
for information following an armed robbery at the Tesco store,
Hanover Street, Liverpool One on Monday, 7 September 2009.
At around 10.50pm three men armed with a knife entered the store and
demanded cash from the tills.
The three men had their faces covered and were wearing dark clothing
and dark jackets. One man is described as being 5ft 10in tall and of
slim build. One man was of medium build and around 5ft 9in tall, and
the third man around 6ft tall and had his face covered with a grey
scarf / balaclava.
The men exited the store with an amount of money in a bag and sped
off in a black VW Golf car towards the Parr Street / Seel Street
Staff members and customers were left shaken, but unharmed.
Any witness to the robbery or anybody with any other information is
asked to contact Merseyside Police on:- 0151 777 4061 or
Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.
LEADING THE WAY FOR
SENIOR MANAGERS IN MERSEYSIDE
SINCE it was
launched in January, an initiative that supports training for
business leaders and managers in the North West has worked with 419
businesses in Merseyside, helping them access almost £343,492
towards the cost of training.
The Train to Gain: Leadership and Management Advisory Service helps
equip managers with the skills to become more effective leaders,
enabling them to take the business forward with increased
confidence. Smart and effective leadership supported by a strong
management team can unleash the potential of an organisation and its
employees, which is more important than ever in the current economic
The service, which is managed by Business Link Northwest, offers
advice and guidance about the type of training that could be
beneficial to senior managers within a company. Through the service,
businesses may be able to access funding from the Northwest Regional
Development Agency and the Learning and Skills Council.
Subject to eligibility, a maximum of £1,000 per individual is
available for up to seven managers per organisation. The grant can
be used for coaching, mentoring and some non-qualification based
courses, as well as formal training. The first £500 of approved cost
is available free and a further £500 of funding is available on a
50% match-funded basis.
Donna Edwards, Operations Director at Business Link Northwest said:-
“This service will equip people with the skills to become more
effective leaders. It will build managers’ confidence, enhance
problem-solving capabilities and improve communication and
team-working skills. It offers specialist support from our
Leadership and Management Team who will signpost businesses to the
right training and development to meet their needs. One of the real
strengths of the service is that it is completely flexible.
Businesses can use the funding to pinpoint training that really
meets their company and individual needs and that’s something we
felt strongly about when we designed the Leadership and Management
Advisory Service. To date participants have undertaken a wide
spectrum of training from mentoring and coaching, to marketing and
In addition to its Leadership and Management Advisers, Business Link
Northwest also has a team of Skills Advisers. They can work with
companies to identify the training requirements of all employees and
signpost the business to appropriate training and any subsidies that
they may be eligible for.
Police are now appealing for witnesses to two attempted robberies
that occurred in Sefton last week.
On Tuesday, 1 September 2009, at about 9.45pm, two men entered the
Spar shop in Tree View Court, Maghull and approached the shop
assistant. The offenders threatened the shop assistant and pushed
her to the floor. Demands were then made to her to open the till. A
second shop assistant was able to phone the police and the offenders
fled empty handed.
Both offenders are described as being
white and in their late teens or early 20's. One of the offenders is
described as being about 6ft 2 ins tall and is wearing a black
hooded jacket and black tracksuit bottoms. The second offender about
5ft 10 ins tall wearing a hooded top with a hooped pattern.
The second incident took place on Wednesday, 2 September 2009. Just
before 9.30 pm two men entered the Londis Store on Waddicar Lane,
Melling. One of the men was armed with a golf club and the other was
armed with a knife. The offenders made threats toward to the shop
assistant and demanded her to open the safe. However, the offenders
were disturbed by the shop owner and they both fled empty handed.
Both men were on foot and left the store
along Waddicar Lane then onto Liddell Avenue towards Wheeler Drive.
Both offenders are described as being white, aged in their late
teens or early 20's, wearing black hooded jackets and black
tracksuits bottoms. One offender had a black scarf covering the
lower part of his face, the other had a white scarf covering his
Detective Inspector Dave Keegan said:- "We wish to speak to
anyone who may have any information in relation to these incidents.
We are making extensive enquiries and will do all we can to catch
these offenders and put them before the courts. Although incidents
of such a nature are rare, Merseyside Police wish to advise extra
vigilance to shop owners in Maghull and Melling areas. We have
stepped up high visibility patrols in the areas to reassure the
public and we would urge the community to help us with our enquiries
and find those responsible."
Detectives would like to speak to the men featured in the stills as
they may be able to assist them with their enquiries. Anyone who
thinks they may recognise the men and anyone with information
relating to the incident to contact the Sefton CID Robbery Team on:-
0151 777 3110 or contact Crime stoppers on:- 0800 555 111.
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