Weekly Edition - Published  28 October 2016


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Police get suspect in though attempt abduction of a child ends after chase through Sefton

THE incident started after a member of the public, who reported that they had seen the driver of a small white van approach a teenage girl in the Litherland. The girl had walked off from the van, but the driver then started to drive slowly around the area.

WE are told by Merseyside Police that a Police Patrol was sent to the location just after 7.30pm. Merseyside Poilice told us in a statement that:- "The Patrol spotted the van, which then rammed a Police Car and drove towards a Police Officer at the roadside, before being driven off at speed, down Hatton Hill Road, Litherland, towards the roundabout. Thankfully the driver of the patrol car was uninjured, but shaken up following the collision."

Merseyside Police went on to say that:- "The car was spotted by another Patrol Car a few minutes later and a pursuit took place through Formby and Southport. At times, the driver of the van was seen to drive on the wrong side of the Formby Bypass, in addition to driving the wrong way around numerous roundabouts, in the face of oncoming traffic. Stop sticks were successfully deployed to stop the car and at around 8.15pm, when it came to a stop outside the Southport Merseyrail Station, on London Street, where the driver was arrested."

Following the incident the Force has received a call from a member of the public whose car was damaged by the offender’s vehicle. Merseyside Police Officers have also been contacted by the family of the teenage girl, who was approached by the male.

We are informed that the driver was Robert Case, from Huyton, aged 35. He was charged with attempt abduction of a child, attempt assault, dangerous driving and failing to stop for Police, and has since appear at South Sefton Magistrates Court, on Tuesday, 25 October 2016.

Anyone who has any information which may help the Police with their inquiries is asked to contact Sefton C.I.D. on:- 0151 7773835, or Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111 quoting reference number:- 0516240614.


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