LJLA celebrates new
Guernsey service for Summer 2016
CHANNEL Islands based C. I. Travel
Group has announced the launch of a new service from Liverpool to Guernsey
for Summer 2016.
The service, which is subject to licence approval, will operate every
Saturday between 4 June and 10 September, 2016, using a 46 seat ATR 42
aircraft chartered from Channel Islands carrier Blue Islands.
This will be the 1st time in over 20 years that Liverpool
will be served by a direct link with the island, which lies just off the
coast of Normandy.
The route will be sold exclusively by C. I. Travel Group's well established
consumer brands that include Airways Holidays and GuernseyTravel.com. It
will also be used by Guernsey hoteliers who wish to offer their own clients
from the Liverpool area a direct flight to the island.
Robert Mackenzie, Managing Director of the C. I. Travel
Group, said:- "We are delighted to have concluded negotiations for the
launch of a new service from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to Guernsey for
next summer. C. I. Travel has always had a strong presence in
the North West of England but it has been over 20 years since visitors were
able to travel directly to Guernsey from Liverpool. We believe that this new
opportunity to visit the Bailiwick for a holiday and fly direct from
Liverpool will prove very popular."
Andrew Cornish, CEO of Liverpool John Lennon Airport added:- "This is
now our 9th new destination to either commence or be announced this year and
a great way to end 2015. It has been many years since we featured flights
from Liverpool to this picturesque Channel Island, with Guernsey becoming
the latest addition to the growing choice of great destinations for the
region's travellers to visit, with the convenience of flying from their
Police warning over
illegal drugs on Merseyside
MERSEYSIDE Police are warning the
public of the risks of taking illegal drugs and are issuing a specific
warning over MDMA tablets, believed to be in circulation in the region.
These MDMA tablets appear to be shield shaped, orange/red in colour and
bearing a lion/griffin logo on them. Officers are concerned for people who
may take them and do not know what they are taking. Detective Chief
Inspector Mark Kameen said:- "It is not only illegal to buy and sell
drugs, but taking illegal substances can also be very dangerous and
potentially fatal. We are urging the public not to take any illegal drugs;
you don't know what's in them, where they've come from or what effects they
may have on you. There are significant risks with any drug misuse,
especially when it involves drugs bought off the streets from unregulated
sources. The effects of drugs are not always immediately apparent or can be
delayed. This can sometimes result in people taking more in order to speed
up the effects. This can have devastating results. We are asking people to
use their common sense and not to take illegal, unregulated drugs."
Anyone with any information about the supply of illegal drugs should contact
the Police on:- 101, or call Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111 or for further
information about drug use and abuse call FRANK on:- 0300 123 600 or visit:-
Man arrested over New
Years Eve stabbing at Winsford Railway Station
ON 31 December 2015, a 28 year old,
male, from Liverpool, was on the 8.34pm train, from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham
New Street, when he challenged a group of people over their behaviour. The
group is reported to have been made up of 1 man and 4 or 5 women. They are
believed to have been throwing objects around the carriage.
The man got off the train at Winsford Railway Station and was followed by
the man from that group, who was described as being in his late 20's and of
a stocky build.
The man is then believed to have stabbed the victim several times, causing
injuries to his groin and upper body, before the injured man was taken to
safety by another passenger from the train.
Detective Sergeant Matt Davies from British Transport Police said:-
"Thankfully, the victim's injuries are not life threatening, but he remains
in Hospital where he has received surgery for his wounds. We are also
grateful to the passenger who came to the aid of the victim and took him to
a place of safety."
Then on 2 January 2016, a 20 year old local man came forward, following the
witness appeal to trace the suspect.
Detective Inspector Glen Alderson from British Transport Police (BTP) said:-
"I'd like to thank all those who shared the appeal, which resulted in
a man being arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent at 2.45am today.
He remains in Police custody and our enquiries into this offence continue. I
would urge anyone who has information about what happened, and who we have
not yet spoken to, to get in touch."
Anyone with information should call BTP on:- 0800 40 50 40 or text the force
on:- '61016', quoting reference:- '454 of 31/12.'
Alternatively, details can also be passed anonymously to the independent
charity Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111.
Unexplained Deaths at
MERSEYSIDE Police have confirmed
that the 47 year old man who died on Tuesday, 29 December 2015, after
falling ill at Cream Nightclub, Liverpool, in the early hours of Sunday, 27
December 2016, was Andrew Glaister, from the Isle of Man. A Home Office Post
Mortem took place on Wednesday, 30 December 2016 to establish the cause of
death. The death of Mr Glaister, follows the death of 19 year old John
Milburn, who also died following a night out at Cream Nightclub in the early
hours of Sunday, 27 December 2015. Detective Chief Inspector Mark Kameen
said:- "We have launched a comprehensive investigation into the tragic
deaths of these 2 men. At this stage of the investigation, we are exploring
a number of lines of enquiry. It is however too early to say if the deaths
are linked. We are speaking with friends of both victims alongside staff and
management from Nation Nightclub, to establish the full circumstances
surrounding the movements of both men that night. CCTV is also being
examined from the location and surrounding area."