ROBBERY / ATTEMPT ROBBERY - BOOTLE
MERSEYSIDE Police Detectives in Sefton have
released CCTV images of 2 men who may be able to assist with a
police investigation, following 2 incidents at a Post Office in
The 1st incident took place at around 8.40am on 13 March 2013. Staff
at the Post Office on New Strand, were opening the shop when 2 men
entered and started opening the cash drawers. The offenders then
left the shop empty handed and got into a red Peugeot, which was
parked outside. They drove away, the wrong way along the New Strand
access road, onto Washington Parade. Officers have since discovered
this car was travelling on cloned number plates.
Officers are linking this to an incident on 28 March
2013, when at around 8.50am, at the same Post Office, 3 men entered
as staff were going through the opening procedures. The men then
threatened staff, who ran from building. The offenders proceeded to
take a significant quantity of cash from drawers and the safe.
The 3 men, 2 of whom were thought to be wearing grey
tracksuits and the other a black tracksuit; had their faces covered
and wearing gloves. They left Post Office and got into a black
Nissan Qashqai, which again was driven the wrong way down the access
road onto Washington Parade, and back over the bridge onto Merton
Road, before going through the bollards opposite Washington Parade
onto Pembroke Road. Officers have since discovered that this car was
travelling on stolen number plates. Officers believe 1 of the
men was walking with a limp when he got back into the car, possibly
as result of gaining entry to the Post Office.
In both incidents the staff were uninjured, but
understandably shaken up by their experiences. The scene was
forensically examined and CCTV sought from the area.
Detective Constable Jamie Dean said:-
"Robberies such as this are not victimless crimes and we are working
hard to identify those involved and bring them to justice. I would
ask anyone who recognises the men pictured in the CCTV, or anyone
who saw this incident to get in contact; they could have information
that could assist with our enquiries. This area is generally a busy
area of Bootle and I'm sure if you saw either car in the area being
driven erratically, you would remember. I would ask anyone with any
information about either incident to come forward."
Detectives would urge anyone with any information to contact Sefton
CID on:- 0151 777 3011 or Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555
Entrepreneur James Williamson
YOUNG Entrepreneur James Williamson (23) has
been running his furniture business now for exactly 3 years and he
wanted to take this opportunity to thank all the people he has met
along the way. He started after completing an Access course at
Southport College at the age of 20, painting and restoring furniture
whilst he went to study the skill of carpentry at West Lancs
Construction Academy. During the 3 years he has had various outlets
in this area and at Botany Bay in Chorley. More recently he opened
The Formby Emporium on Stephensons way, since closing, his stock has
been all over the area in peoples storage spaces. Because he didn't
have a shop the only opportunity to sell was online, which is a
business he has been developing.
James commented:- "It has
been a huge learning curve with the most difficult aspect being,
where to run the business from, because of the huge cost of rent and
rates in the area, it hasn't been easy to find an affordable
premises which would make the business more viable."
James has been really grateful to
so many people for their offer of assistance and now particularly to
a local businessman for the use of part of his Unit at Mayflower
(now Ascot) Industrial Estate.
James also said:- "I have
use of this unit for a limited time and have managed to get all of
my stock under one roof for the first time in 6 months so I need to
hopefully get the message out that I am there and those people who
loved the Formby Emporium will come along, even if it is only to say
hello and have a free cup of tea".
online shop is coming along but all
the stock is in Unit 4 and there is a small window of opportunity
for his customers to pop in and view the stock or just catch up with
James and his progress.
From Saturday, 18 May 2013 to Saturday, 25 May 2013, he will be open for viewing
10am to 5pm, there is free parking and free cups of tea or coffee for
all who pop over He's really looking forward to seeing everyone
again to say Thank you. He has everything from Sofas, Vintage,
Antiques, Dining sets, bric a brac, garden ornaments and so much
more items of interest such as Singer sewing machines quirky drinks
globes. If you want to contact him to view stock at another time
just give him a ring on:- 07848 696619.
South Yorkshire Police appeal for
help in locating Kamaron Behboubina
SOUTH Yorkshire Police are appealing for
assistance to locate Kamaron Behboubina, a 26 year old man who has
been living in the Doncaster area of South Yorkshire. Police want to
speak to him in connection with an alleged serious sexual assault on
a 21 year old woman from Stainforth, Doncaster.
On Thursday, 18 April 2013, the woman was walking home from
Doncaster Town Centre at approximately 10.50pm after a night out.
Whilst walking along Broxholme Lane it is believed that she was
approached and coerced into a property and subjected to a serious
A 30 year old man from Doncaster has been arrested on suspicion of
rape and false imprisonment and released on police bail pending
South Yorkshire Police would urgently like to trace Kamaron
Behboubina, who is known to move across the country and could
currently be in the South of England.
If anyone knows the whereabouts of Kamaron Behboubina or can help
police with their enquiries, they are urged to ring:- 101 or call
Crimestoppers anonymously quoting incident number:- 382 of 22 April
Repairs along southbound M6 in Cheshire completed
CHESHIRE Drivers are being advised that
emergency repairs in lane one of the southbound M6 in Cheshire have
now been completed. Emergency re-surfacing along 2 short sections of
the motorway just North of Junction 16 at Barthomley were carried
out this afternoon after sections of the carriageway surface failed
on Wednesday, 15 May 2013. The work has been completed before this
evening's peak traffic period and congestion associated with the
lane closure has now started to ease. The traffic management for the
repairs was removed at 3pm. The Highways Agency provides live
traffic information via its
website, local and national
radio travel bulletins, electronic road signs and mobile platforms,
such as the iPhone. Local Twitter services are also available at:- @HAtraffic_nwest
and @HAtraffic_pen9 for transPennine routes. Providing they can do
so safely, road users can also call the Highways Agency Information
Line:- 0300 123 5000, to keep up to date with road conditions.