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Issue:- 4 September 2014

Help required following a reported street robbery on Southport Promenade

MERSEYSIDE Police Detectives are investigating a street robbery that happened in Southport, at around 10pm, on Friday 25 July 2014. As part of the enquire they have released a photograph of a man they want to speak to about the incident. The police say that a 26 year old victim was on the lower Promenade, drinking a can of beer and listening to the radio on his smart phone when he was approached by another man. The man started up a conversation with the victim before suddenly punchng him in the face. The victim was knocked unconscious and only regained consciousness in hospital the following day. At that point he realised his black HTC mobile phone was missing and he reported the incident to the Police.  Detectives from Sefton CID are now investigating the incident, which happened, and are appealing for the man in the photograph or anyone who recognises him to come forward. Call Detective Constable Paul Smith on:- 0151 777 3811 or to contact them anonymously via Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111.

Next of Kin appeal for Andrew Elson

SEFTON, Knowsley and St. Helens Coroner's Office have issued an appeal for the public's help to trace the family of a 33 year old man who was found dead in Bootle on Wednesday, 20 August 2014. Andrew Elson was found dead in his house on Oriel Road. It is believed he originally came from the Wolverhampton area, but had been living on Merseyside for some time. His death is not being treated as suspicious. Any relatives of Mr Elson's, or any person who knows of their whereabouts, is asked to call Coroner's Officer, Jeanette Lesbirel, on:- 0151 777 3409.

Burglary on Upper Aughton Road, Southport


MERSEYSIDE Police Detectives, from Sefton CID, have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a burglary in Southport on Saturday, 9 August 2014. The Police say that:- "Officers were called at about 10.30am to a house on Upper Aughton Road following a report of burglary. The homeowner was awoken at about 3.30am earlier that morning and found the front door open with a number of electrical items missing. A full investigation into the incident is ongoing with detectives carrying out house to house enquiries in the local area." As a result Detectives are appealing for the man pictured, or anyone who knows the man, to call Police as they believe he could have important information for their enquiries. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Merseyside Police on:- 0151 777 3810 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on:- 0800 555 111.

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