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Issue:- 28/29 April 2010


MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for the occupants of two cars to come forward following a fatal road traffic collision in Birkdale. Officers were called to the Coastal Road, close to the junction with Weld Road, at around 8.50pm on Tuesday, April 13, following a collision between a black Honda motorbike and a blue BMW car.  The motorcyclist - a 20 year old man from Formby - suffered serious injuries and died later in hospital.  The driver of the BMW - a 22 year old man from Seaforth - stopped at the scene.   A woman in a grey A-Class Mercedes who also stopped at the scene has also been traced, but investigators are still keen to speak to a man driving a red Corsa, and two people who were in a dark coloured Mazda car, who were also in the area at the time of the collision.  Anyone with information, including the occupants of both those cars, are asked to call Merseyside Police's Roads Policing Unit on:- 0151 777 5771 or leave information anonymously with Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111.


MERSEYSIDE Police are urging members of the public to exercise caution following the theft of a quantity of prescription drugs. The medication was taken among other items from the boot of a car on Monday, 26 April 2010, in Mersey Road, Aigburth.  The medication, which is penicillin in liquid form is a relatively small amount. Unused needles and syringes were also taken from the car.  Anyone who finds the drugs is asked to take them into the nearest police station. Anyone with information about the theft can contact Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111.

Head up - Are you going to Longton SSC's Car Boot Sale?

ON Saturday 1 May 2010, Longton SSC are holding a Car Boot Sale and there are three ways you can help.... "If you have any bric a brac or items for the club stall please contact Mick Procter on:- 01772 615872. If you want to take a stall yourself and clear out the attic please call Andrew on:- 01772 616800. Also if you want to support the club please attend on the day... Look forward to seeing you." said Club Manager, Andrew Worthington. For more information visit:-


MERSEYSIDE Police in Formby have been advising the public to take care to protect the contents of their cars, to help ensure they do not become a victim of car crime.  The advice comes following a recent spate of thefts in the Formby area.  Car owners are being asked to be vigilant and not to leave anything on display within their car, especially at locations such as public car parks along the beach front and pub car parks.  Inspector Jim McLoughlin said:- "Opportunist thieves are always on the look out for items such as Sat Navs, iPods, sports bags, mobile phones, laptops and handbags. When leaving your car unattended make sure valuable property is either removed or placed out of sight, even if you are only going to be a couple of minutes. Make sure you always lock you car and check the doors and the boot before you walk away. Taking these small steps could stop you from becoming a victim of crime." 

Anyone with further information about car crime should call Merseyside Police on:- 0151 777 4142 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on:- 0800 555 111.

“Chief of Police” Jon Murphy, more popular than Ryan Giggs and Beyonce

CONCERN over crime and anti-social behaviour has reached boiling point in Merseyside with almost half the region now wishing they had the Chief Constable Jon Murphy as their next door neighbour, according to new research* released by AXA Home Insurance’s Community Challenge.

Almost a third of North West residents believe that anti-social behaviour needs to be tackled by any new government as this (29%), crime (32%), immigration (19%) and unemployment (23%) have contributed to the breakdown of this society.

Having good neighbours is important – over 10% cite knowing neighbours well as a key issue within local communities. AXA’s Community Challenge has been launched to help find the real, number one community in the UK.

The perfect neighbourhood in the North West would consist of the following people:-

1. Cheryl Cole (49%)

2. David Beckham (48%)

3. “Chief of Police” (44%)

4. Beyonce (39%)

5. Ryan Giggs (35%)

6. The Queen (33%)

7. Judge (30%)

8. Chief Exec of Tesco (27%)

9. Steven Gerrard (26%)

10. Lily Allen (22%)

John Terry and Peter Mandelson come in bottom of the pile with 4% and 5% of the North West public respectively wanting them on their street.

National celebrity neighbours of choice Cheryl Cole and David Beckham are the two stars that most people would like to live next door to, according to a new study by AXA Home Insurance.

And, while the research, which was completed just before the first leadership debate, showed that most of us would prefer not to live next door to any of the prime ministerial candidates, if we did have to choose, it seems that David Cameron comes out on top.

When it comes to soap stars, Hayley and Roy Cropper top the preferential neighbour charts (11%), followed by Paddy Kirk (9%), Dot Cotton (7%), Corries Eileen Grimshaw, Jack Duckworth and The Queen Vic’s Peggy Mitchell (all with 5%).

Commenting on these results, Amanda Edwards from AXA home Insurance says:- “It’s clear to see that community remains to be an important issue in the North West with concerns over the impact crime and anti-social behaviour is having. Over the next six months, we are hoping to find the number one community in the UK and what makes it so great. It is really interesting to see what individuals the public think would make up the perfect street.”

* Notes:- Research carried out by One Poll between 11 April to 13 April 2010 amongst 2003 UK adults. The survey was undertaken as part of the AXA Home Insurance Community Challenge (in conjunction with Neighbourhood Watch), which ran from 22 March 2010 to 31 August 2010.

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