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Issue:-24/25 February 2009
SERIOUS ASSAULT CONCERT SQUARE
Police Detectives are appealing for information following a serious
assault in Concert Square in the early hours of Sunday, 21 February
Officers were called to Holy Joe's bar at around 3am, where it is
though that a 27 year old man was assaulted by another man outside
of the bar. The victim has been taken to hospital where he is
thought to have suffered serious head injuries and his condition is
described as critical.
The area has been sealed off for forensic examination, CCTV is being
sought from the bar and surrounding area and officers continue to
speak to witnesses.
Detectives are appealing for anyone in the bar who has not yet come
forward or anyone who has any information about this incident
to contact:- 0151 777 4064 or Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800
ON SUSPICION OF POSSESSION OF A FIREARM AND ASSAULT
Police have executed a warrant at a house in Acre Green, Halewood,
on Friday, 19 February 2010 and arrested two males, aged 15 and 16
years, on suspicion of possession of a firearm and assault.
The arrests were made following an incident in which it is believed
a 19 year old male was chased by a group of youths in to Roseheath
Drive, Halewood. The victim ran to a friend's house and was hit with
what was believed to be a firearm.
The two youths have been taken to a police station on Merseyside
where they will be questioned by detectives and a search of the
property is being carried out.
Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident
to contact the Matrix team on:- 0151 777 5699, or Crimestoppers on:-
0800 555 111.
PUTTING THE BRAKES ON CYCLE THEFT IN LIVERPOOL
Police within Liverpool are now continuing to tackle cycle theft by
holding roadshows to fit ImmobiTags to pedal cycles. An
ImmobiTag is a device that is inserted into a bike frame, which is
registered to the owner and linked to the Immobilise database. Using
a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) scanner, the police can scan
a bike to see if an ImmobiTag is fitted and if so, check the details
of the owner via the National Mobile Property Register. This is a
quick and simple way for officers on the street to find out if a
bike is stolen. The immobitag also acts as a deterrent as a hard to
remove sticker is put on the frame of the bike so people can see it
is registered. ImmobiTags can be bought in shops for £13.99, however
they will be available free of charge at the roadshows on Saturday,
27 February 2010, from 11am until 4pm at the Mobile Police Station
on Church Street, Liverpool. The initiative has been funded by
Citysafe, Liverpool’s Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership, and
bike tags are available to any residents of Liverpool.
Letters to the Editor:- "Do you have pictures?"
"I am trying to
find out if anyone would have a photograph or a drawing of my
husbands grandmothers house which was 19 Marlborough Road, Southport
or does anyone know where I could get one from, obviously they owned
the property before it was turned into flats as it is at the present
time and I would love to get one for him as we have been doing
family research and it would be entered into a book for future
generations." Susan Agmew -
Final call for nest boxes
WANTED a one
bedroom house, bit of a squash, slightly draftee and previous owners
not a problem. Immediate occupancy essential.
The RSPB is making a final call for putting up nest boxes and urging
anyone that hasn’t done so yet to do it straight away.
The breeding season will soon get underway and whilst some birds may
have already chosen their nest sites, a few species may still take
Richard James, RSPB Wildlife Adviser, says:- “If you still
have nest boxes in your shed or garage, now is the time to get them
up. Ideally nest boxes should go up in autumn for winter shelter
followed by breeding but you may just be lucky if you don’t delay.
It may be chilly but make that your one outdoor job this weekend!"
Tits will not seriously investigate nesting sites until February or
March and spotted flycatchers won’t be arriving in the UK until
April or May. Some birds have multiple broods and robins and wrens
may use a nest box that has recently been put up for later broods.
Nest boxes are excellent substitutes for holes in old trees. Just
like we put out supplementary food in gardens to help our birds, we
can also create extra homes for them too.
Over 60 bird species are known to have used nest boxes. Regular
residents include blue tits, nuthatches, house sparrows and
The species that use your nest box will depend on the type of box,
where it is located and its surroundings.
Boxes for blue tits, sparrows or starlings should be fixed two to
four metres up a tree or wall. Face the box between north and east
away from strong sunlight and the wettest winds. These birds need
clear flight paths without clutter in front of the entrance.
House sparrows and starling will readily use next boxes placed high
under eaves and two or three can be spaced out on the same side of
Robins and wrens need open fronted boxes placed low down, well
hidden in vegetation.
Woodpecker boxes need to be three to five metres high on a tree
trunk with a clear flight path and away from disturbance.