SOUTHPORT RACES STRAIGHT THROUGH TO THE MISS ENGLAND FINAL
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Southport, Abi Bridgeman, has secured her place in this year’s Miss
England final after winning the surprise sports challenge at the
semi-finals. The 18 year old student, from Kew, competed with
fifty-eight other girls from across the country in a Royal Navy
bleep test at the event, which was held in Champneys Health Spa,
Leicester. Abi was crowned the winner of the competition,
which consisted of continuous running between two lines 20m apart in
time to recorded beeps.
She said:- “It was so close at the
end that I didn’t even realise I had won. The runner-up backed out
literally seconds before me, so as I fell to the floor with
exhaustion I thought I had come a worthy second. That was until all
the north west girls came running along, jumping on me shouting
‘congratulations’, and Miss England, Katrina Hodge, presented me
with a crown and sash. I still haven’t quite got over the shock, but
I am ready to start my training for the final. The whole experience
was incredible, all the girls were so friendly and it was brilliant
being able to meet people from all across the country. I can’t wait
to do it all again in a few months time.”
From 58 girls who competed on the day,
only 16 lucky ladies made it through to the next stage. Abi
will be representing Southport in the Miss England final, which will
take place on 31 August 2010 and 1 September 2010, at the Hilton
Birmingham Metropole hotel.
SHOOTING - CROXTETH
Police are appealing for witnesses following a shooting in the early
hours of Sunday, 13 June 2010, in Croxteth,
during which two men were injured.
Officers were called the scene, in Stonedale Crescent, Croxteth just
before 3am. It is reported that three men, described only as wearing
dark clothing, had fired at the victims who were standing in an
alley way near to the houses.
Two local men, aged 19 and 21 were taken to hospital to be treated
for superficial facial injuries constant with pellet wounds. Both
have since been discharged from hospital.
The scene has been sealed for examination by crime scene officers
and house to house enquiries are underway.
Patrols have been
stepped up in the area to reassure the local community.
While it is too early to speculate about possible motives, officers
believe that this was a targeted attack.
Anyone who witnessed this incident, or who has any information which
could help detectives with their inquiries, should contact the
Matrix team on:- 0151 777 5699 or call Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555
FATAL RTC, QUEENS DRIVE
Police are making a further appeal for a witness to a fatal road
traffic collision on Queens Drive at its Junction of East Prescot
The man pictured had just left the number 81 bus prior to the
collision between an 81 year old John Flynn, who was a pedestrian,
and a skip lorry, at 4.05pm on Monday, 24 May 2010.
A 37 year old man
from the Bootle area was arrested on the 25 May 2010 on suspicion of
causing death by careless driving, he has been bailed pending
Police are interested in talking to anyone who was on the bus at the
time and has not yet spoken to the police.
Anyone who may have
seen the incident or has any information is asked to call Merseyside
Police Roads Policing Unit on:- 0151 777 5771, or Crimestoppers,
anonymously, on:- 0800 555 111.
BAILED IN CONNECTION WITH MURDER OF PAUL PIKE
A 24 year old
man from Netherley, arrested on Tuesday, 15 June 2010, on suspicion
of the murder of Paul Pike on Sunday, 5 June 2010, has been released
on police bail pending further enquiries. The 24 year old was later
Anyone with any information that could help detectives with
their enquiries should contact the Major Incident Room on:- 0151 777
8629, or Crimestoppers, anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.