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Issue:- 8 November  2012


MERSEYSIDE Police have released an e-fit of a man officers would like to speak to in connection with a confrontational burglary in Bootle, on Monday, 8 October 2012. At about 8.50pm, 2 men knocked on the door of a property on Linacre Lane. When the 28 year old female occupant answered the door the men asked to speak with a person called Dave. They were told no one of that name lived at the address. The men then forced their way into the property and began to searching the rooms. The offenders then took the woman's purse before leaving the property. Although uninjured the woman and the 2 children in the property were left very shaken. The 1st offender is described as being of mixed race, aged in his late 20s, tall and of a slim build with short dark hair. He was wearing a grey jacket and dark coloured trousers. The 2nd offender is described as being of mixed race, aged in his 30s, 5ft 7 ins tall and of a stocky build. Both men spoke with Liverpool accents. Officers have issued an e-fit of a man they believe may be able to help them with their enquiries. DC Neil Dillon, said:- "We are absolutely determined to find these offenders so they cannot commit further crimes, but we need the public's help in finding them. I would appeal for people to cast their minds back and if they saw anything that in hindsight seems suspicious, to contact us with that information. I believe the man pictured may have information vital to this investigation and I would urge him, anyone who recognises him or anyone with information to contact us as a matter of urgency. I'd also like to reassure people that incidents like this are thankfully very rare and neighbourhood officers will be patrolling this area. Information that seems trivial to them may turn out to be crucial for us in catching these offenders. An investigation into the full circumstances of the incident is ongoing." Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on:- 0151 777 3055 or Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111.

Have a Canine Partners Christmas

WHETHER you are looking for a wonderful selection of Christmas cards or that unique gift for a loved one, Canine Partners - a charity that provides specially trained assistance dogs for people with physical disabilities; is recommending you visit its online shop.   From calendars to cuddly dog toys, tea towels to travel mugs there is a vast array of gifts starting from just £1. Their 2012 Christmas card selection features 18 designs including Snowy Nose, Robin on the Gate, Christmas Moon and Window Shopping. For those looking for a long-term gift that goes on giving, there is the Adopt a Puppy Scheme. For just £1 a week your gift recipient will have the opportunity of following a Canine Partners puppy from its initial training right through into its partnership with one of our disabled applicants.

Isabel Campbell, director of fundraising and marketing, comments:- "We have added to our product range, all of which is available via our online shop, as it proves a popular way to buy Christmas presents whilst giving to a good cause. We have a wonderful new puppy calendar this year illustrated with a selection of photos of our puppies in training. We also have an I Love Canine Partners teddy bear, which would make an ideal gift for babies and small children. We value any support the community can give us in changing the lives of people with disabilities and you can either buy online or place your order over the phone. So please let Canine Partners help with your Christmas shopping in the knowledge that you will be helping someone with a disability to benefit from one of our dogs."

Iain Hamill (33) has multiple sclerosis and was the fortunate recipient of Innie in 2010. Iain comments:- "Innie does a raft of physical tasks for me including the majority of fetching and carrying. However, some of the more subtle benefits of having a canine partner are just as important. After I had to retire due to my health, I struggled with my sense of purpose. No longer was I the household breadwinner who went out to work each day, which I found very difficult. Since Innie came into my life I am not just Iain in a wheelchair, I am Iain and Innie; which has given me a new sense of identity."

For further information about how you can support Canine Partners please call:- 0846 580480.

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