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Issue:- Thursday, 25 August 2016

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Sisters News and Book Shop armed robbery

MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for information to assist detectives investigating an armed robbery in Bootle that took place, on Sunday, 14 August 2016. We are told that at around 10.55pm, a man wearing a balaclava and in possession of a meat cleaver walked into Sisters News and Book Shop on Peel Road and approached the counter. He is then said to have placed a black rucksack on the counter and made demands for money, threatening the member of staff. The contents of the till were placed in the bag and the man left the shop on foot towards Rimrose Road. The man is described as white, medium build, in his 20's and wearing a green coat, with his head and face covered by a hoody and balaclava. A silver or light coloured Skoda Octavia Taxi was seen close to the shop at the time of the offence, the driver of which may have seen some or all of the incident. Detective Inspector Mike Dalton from Sefton CID said:- "Although thankfully not injured, the victim was understandably left upset by this incident. We are determined to find the man responsible and bring him to justice, and will continue to provide reassurance and advice to local businesses in the area. We believe that other customers in the shop may have seen a man acting suspiciously across the road. I am also appealing for any Skoda Octavia Taxi drivers who recall dropping a fare at this location just before 11pm to contact us urgently, as your information could be key to identifying the offender."

Anyone with information is asked to call Sefton CID on:- 0151 777 3059, call:- 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.

6 arrested in Southport after warrant executed

MERSEYSIDE Police arrested 6 people after a significant quantity of what is believed to be Class A drugs and cannabis was seized at an address in Southport, on Friday, 19 August 2016. Police Officers executed a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant at an address on Hampton Road, Southport, at about 10.40am and recovered around 200 wraps of white and brown powder, and cannabis. The wraps have been recovered for forensic examination and are being examined by Crime Scene Investigators. A 19 year old man, from Walton, a 45 year old man of no fixed abode, a 41 year old woman, from Southport, a 43 year old man, from Southport and a 40 year old man, from Southport, were all arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply controlled drugs (Class A).  Sergeant Stuart McLoughlin, from the Matrix Serious and Organised Crime unit, said:- "Merseyside Police treats all drug supply seriously and the discovery of this quantity of drugs has significantly disrupted the supply of this drug in to our communities. We believe this was a sophisticated operation and I have no doubt that this involved organised crime. The fact we have prevented a significant quantity of drugs from reaching the streets, where they fuel so much other crime, is extremely satisfying. Criminals make considerable money through the sale of drugs and this is money made on the back of misery that drugs bring to our communities. Today's arrests and seizure shows Merseyside Police will do all it can to take action against those who line their pockets to the detriment of our society." Anyone who has any information about those involved in the production or supply of drugs, is urged to contact Merseyside Police on:- 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on:- 0800 555 111. We will act on all information.

Public welcome at Trust board meeting

SOUTHPORT and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust will hold its next board meeting on Wednesday, 7 September 2016, at 9.30am. This meeting will be held in the Clinical Education Centre, at Southport and Formby District General Hospital. Members of the public are welcome to observe the meeting. Anyone with a special requirement should contact the Trust in advance on:- 01704 704 783. The agenda will be available on the Trust website in advance of the meeting. Supporting papers will be made available on the day.

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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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