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Issue:- 17/18 March 2010

Letters to the editor:- "DEAD PIGEONS"

"I have no idea why this is happening, but all over Southport you can find dead pigeons. Ok, I am not known as a pigeon lover, but just walking around Southport, a rotting, dead pigeon is not what you expect to find on the pavement or road. Recently I have found about 24 such pigeons around the town, like the one pictured above. The situation is getting worse as side roads and alleyways are getting cleaned less and less. What type of image are we giving visitors? More importantly, what health effects are these dead birds having on the town’s population?" a Southport resident.

Editors note:- "As you can see, we have spotted these dead birds as well.  We agree, they do not look very nice and they do put people off.  We have removed lots of dead pigeons over the last few weeks from outside our office.  Most of them look like they have been hit by cars."

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MERSEYSIDE Police are investigating a road traffic collision on Aigburth Road on Thursday, 11 March 2010. the collision happened at around 6.45am. Merseyside Police said that Officers were called to Aigburth Road following reports from a motorist that a bus had been in collision with a pedestrian close to the junction with Roxburgh Avenue. The victim, who is a 32 year old man, was taken by ambulance to Royal Liverpool University Hospital with serious injuries. His condition was described as critical and his next of kin where informed. The outbound carriageway of Aigburth Road was closed from Roxburgh Avenue while road traffic collision investigators attended. It has not yet been confirmed how the collision occurred. No-one else was injured during the incident, but the driver of the bus was left extremely shaken.  Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call Merseyside Police on:- 0151 777 5771.


MERSEYSIDE Police confirmed that they are not treating the death of a 41 year old man the Talbot Hotel, on Portland Street in Southport as suspicious.

The man was found dead at around 12pm on Wednesday, 10 March 2010.


MERSEYSIDE Police have assed the public to keep an eye out and report any information regarding the whereabouts of 21 year old Christopher Charles Bell of Allerton. He is currently wanted for a recall to prison after failing to comply with the conditions of his license. He has been wanted since 18 November 2009. He is known to frequent Dingle, Toxteth and Allerton areas. If anyone has seen Mr Bell or knows of his whereabouts, please contact Merseyside Police on:- 0151 777 1162 or on 0151 709 6010. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.


MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for witnesses following an armed robbery at a general store on the evening of Friday, 12 March 2010.

Officers were called to the Londis General Store on Greenhill Road in Mossley Hill at about 9.15pm, following reports that three men had entered the store, one carrying what was believed to be a shot gun.

The men threatened staff and customers and left the shop with a quantity of money and cigarettes. 

On leaving the shop they threatened a woman in her car, then stole her car, and make off turning left onto Booker Avenue. The car, a green Daewoo, was later found abandoned on Archerfield Road, Mossley Hill.

The men are described as white, all between 5'8" and 5ft 9" tall, in the late 20s, and all wearing balaclavas. One is described as being stocky and was wearing a navy coloured fleece, blue jeans and grey trainers. The second man, described as muscular, was wearing a grey fleece and black jacket, blue jeans and Addias trainers with green stripes. The third man is described as having a slim build and was wearing a dark Location coat and dark trousers.

Police are particularly keen to trace at least three people who were believed to be inside the shop during the robbery, but left before police had a chance to talk to them. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers on:- 0151 777 5394 or call you can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.

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