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16 September 2010
APPEAL FOR INFORMATION - TWO MEN WANTED - SEFTON AREA
Police are appealing for information regarding the whereabouts of
two men from Sefton. Ian Barry Thompson, 36, of no fixed abode is
wanted in connection to a burglary in Litherland in July 2010. James
Lloyd, 19, of Springs Close in Bootle is wanted on warrant after
failing to appear at court for a burglary trial. There is no known
connection between the men but they are all believed to still be in
the Merseyside area. If anyone has seen either of these men, or know
of their whereabouts, please contact Merseyside Police on:- 0151 777
3050 or Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111.
Fire Above Southport KFC
appliances from Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service attended a
property above the Southport KFC on East Bank Street. There are no
reports of any injuries at the time we edited this report and it is
unclear as to what the cause of the fire was at time.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service said:- “We can confirm that
on Wednesday, 15
September 2010, four appliances attended a fire above Southport’s KFC. Residents from the flats
and the shop had been evacuated.”
Fixed term tenancies for social housing a recipe for fear and
insecurity says Usdaw
shopworkers union Usdaw has attacked the suggestion, first mooted by
the Prime Minister last month, that fixed term tenancies should be
introduced for all social housing and has branded the idea a recipe
for fear and insecurity. Speaking in the TUC debate on housing
policy, John Hannett, Usdaw General Secretary said:- "Many of
the workers Usdaw represent are struggling to find affordable
accommodation, whether bought or rented and many of them depend on
affordable housing provided by Councils and Housing Associations.
Security of tenure allows families to stay in areas they might be
priced out of without it and it allows people to settle down and
play an active part in their communities. The people who would be
hit hardest by the Government's proposal to limit tenancies to a
fixed-term are once again the low paid. It would increase the
insecurity already felt by those who are most vulnerable. It would
destabilise communities, de-motivate people, kill the drive to
succeed and discourage social mobility. Council estates could become
ghettos of the poor because there would be no incentive for people
to try and improve their circumstances if instead of being rewarded
for their efforts they are penalised and lose their home as a
result. We are not just talking about people's houses or
accommodation, we are talking about people's homes, places where
they bring up their families and grow old. Tenants should have and
must have the same right to a home as anyone else and they must have
the security of knowing that they will continue to have a home if
their situation changes. Life tenancies are not responsible for the
lack of social housing and forcing tenants into fear and insecurity
will do nothing to solve the housing crisis."
WITNESS APPEAL - SERIOUS ASSAULT
Police are appealing for information after a 52 year old man
sustained serious injuries after being hit by a bus in Liverpool
city centre on Sunday, 29 August 2010.
At about 8.40pm a 52 year old man was waiting at a bus stop on
London Road near to TJ Hughes with his family.
The family consisted of two young children and three adults and they
were at the bus stop having been in the Citycentre for the Mathew
Whilst the family were waiting at the bus stop they became involved
in an argument with a man and a woman who were sat within the bus
As a result of the argument the man assaulted the 52 year old man
and then pushed him into the road.
As the victim landed in the roadway, a bus has run over his left
leg. The victim sustained crush injuries to his left leg which
included a crushed tibia bone, a fractured knee and a swollen upper
leg. He was taken for hospital for treatment. He remained in
hospital for eight days and will now have to undergo physio therapy.
The man and woman have walked away in the direction of TJ Hughes.
The male offender is described as being white, aged 50 to 60 years
of age, between 5ft 5 ins and 5ft 10 ins tall of a stocky build. He
was wearing a dark coloured top and smart dark coloured trousers. He
had short grey thinning hair.
The woman that was with the man is described as being white, aged
about 60 and about 5ft 4 ins tall. She was wearing a flowery top
with black trousers.
Anyone who recognises the description of the man and woman, or
anyone who may have witnesses this incident or who has information
is asked to contact Merseyside Police on:- 0151 777 4065 or
Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111.
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