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Issue:- Thursday, 13 October 2016

Headlines and reports on this page = 5 news items.    Page - 11.

Attempted robbery in Virginia Street, Southport

MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for information after an attempted robbery that took place, in Southport, on Wednesday, 12 October 2016. At around 7.20pm, a call was received stating that a masked male had entered a shop on Virginia Street, in possession of a gun and made threats towards a customer, before making off empty handed. CCTV and witness enquiries are ongoing. The male is described as white, 14 to 15 years old, 5ft 10in, wearing a red or pink sports style hooded jacket, what has been described as a Spiderman mask, and dark bottoms and trainers. The gun is described as a BB style handgun, possibly an imitation weapon.

Detective Inspector Robbie Moss from Sefton CID said:- "Those in the shop were unhurt but understandably distressed to be threatened with what had the appearance of a firearm, regardless of whether it was real or fake. I would appeal to anyone in the Virginia Street area around 7.20pm who saw the offence or a masked male acting suspiciously is urged to contact police, as any detail could be key to our investigation. We have spoken with the owners and staff to offer reassurance but I want to assure all businesses that we will do everything possible to identify this offender and bring him to justice, and ensure Sefton is a safe place to live, work and visit."

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Sefton CID on:- 0151 777 3844, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.

Man arrested and scooter seized in Netherton

MERSEYSIDE Police have arrested a 17 year old male and recovered a scooter following an incident in Netherton, on Saturday, 8 October 2016. Officers on patrol saw a scooter being ridden by 2 males in the Marian Square area, at around 7.45pm. The scooter mounted the pavement and was driven at speed on pedestrian walkways. Further patrols were dispatched and the offenders abandoned the scooter and made off on foot. A 17 year old male from Netherton was arrested a short time later on suspicion of taking a motor vehicle without consent, dangerous driving and failing to stop. Anyone with information on scrambler bikes and scooters being ridden anti socially or information on where they are being stored is urged to call:- 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.

Councillor Tom Crone calls on Mayor to apologise to heritage campaigners

THE leader of the Green Party group on Liverpool City Council, Councillor Tom Crone' has called on the Mayor, Joe Anderson to apologise to heritage campaigners for his reported comments in the Guardian newspaper. "Mayor Anderson has resorted to name calling in his attempt to steamroller his views over those of others. Referring to people who are genuinely concerned about protecting the important heritage of our City, as Luddites is unacceptable and he should withdraw the comments and apologise. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Many people in this City are concerned that there is far too much student accommodation being built and that Lime Street is being wrecked by the massive new tower blocks that are proposed. Even the City's status as a World Heritage Site is under threat, so there are genuine reasons for people to oppose these developments. The comments from Joe Anderson, or anyone in a position of power, are a step too far in this debate and should be withdrawn immediately." said Councillor Crone.

12 year old arrested on suspicion of theft of cycles

MERSEYSIDE Police have confirmed that a 12 year old boy, from Birkdale, has been arrested on suspicion of theft of cycles.  Sefton Neighbourhood officers carried out searches at addresses in Southport, which led to the recovery of 3 pedal cycles:-

A red and black 'X-rated Quarter' BMX bike.

A green BMX, sprayed black.

A purple mountain bike, sprayed black.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the origins of these bikes, and an image of the red and black BMX is attached. The boy has been released pending further enquiries. Anyone with information is asked to call Southport Neighbourhood on:- 0151 777 3 442, or call:- 101, plus you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.

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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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