Man rescued and arrested
after stolen car was driven into Carr Mill Dam and sinks!
Video stills with thanks to the
National Police Air Service (NPAS)
WE have been informed that a man has been
charged following an incident at Carr Mill Dam, on Monday, 21 November 2016, at
around 8.20pm. The male was reported to have been from Formby and aged 41, but
later a press statement was released that said it was David Tighe from Roby, who
had been was charged with dangerous driving and handling stolen goods. He has
since appealed at Liverpool, Knowsley and St Helens Adult Remand Court.
Footage was put on
YouTube of the rescue following a Police
chase. We are told that at around 8.20pm, on Monday, 21 November 2016. Officers
located a suspected stolen Audi TT car being driven in the Liverpool area. Roads
Policing Officers attended close to Bowring Park Golf Course in Huyton, where
the car was found stationary in a car park. Upon attempting to stop the car, the
driver of the Audi sped off, leading to a Police pursuit up the M62, through
Winwick and Newton-le-Willows into St Helens.
Officers deployed a stop stick before the Audi continued to drive
onto the East Lancashire Road towards the Waterside pub in St Helens where the
driver drove at speed into the Carr Mill Reservoir. As the car began to sink, 5
Officers entered the water and rescued the driver from the back of the car.
The man was taken to Hospital as a precaution where he was found
to be uninjured. The man has now been arrested on suspicion of unauthorised
taking of a motor vehicle, burglary dwelling, dangerous driving, and failing to
stop. He has been taken to a Police station where he will be questioned by
Detectives. The Officers involved were checked over as a precaution and have all
Chief Superintendent Jon Ward said:- "The Officers involved
in this pursuit and rescue acted with exceptional bravery, tenacity and
professionalism to rescue the man on a bitterly cold, wet and miserable evening.
Without a second thought given to their own safety and the conditions, they
entered the freezing water and dragged him through the rear of the car, just
before it became completely submerged. We are extremely proud to have such
outstanding Officers serving for Merseyside. Police on the front line are vital
in protecting our communities and the pursuit and rescue serves as a reminder of
the very real dangers that Officers face to keep us all safe day in, day out."
Officers are appealing for anyone who was in the area and may have seen any part
of the incident to contact Merseyside Police's Roads Policing Unit on:- 0151 777
5747. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.
CCTV images of a robbery at a Go Local Store
MERSEYSIDE Police Detectives have issued a man they want
they would like to speak to following a robbery at Go Local Store, located on
Bridge Road, Crosby. We are told that at around 3pm, on Sunday, 30 October 2016,
a man entered the store and approached the shop counter. He is then said to have
produced a kitchen knife with a red handle. The man is reported to have demanded
cash and the female assistant handed over a quantity of cash, before pressing a
panic alarm and seeking assistance from a neighbouring shop keeper.
The man left the shop and was last seen on Cavendish Road. He is
described as approximately 5ft 10in tall, average build, with short blond hair
and clean shaven, he had a light tanned complexion and was wearing a dark
coloured coat and blue jeans. The female assistant wasn't injured, but was left
shaken by her ordeal. An investigation is underway and Officers believe the man
in the images may have information which could assist with their enquiries.
Anyone who recognises the man or knows of his whereabouts is asked to call:-
0151 777 3824 or the Crimestoppers line anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.
CO-OP serves up its newest
store in Formby
THE Co-op has served up its newest food
store in Formby, on Thursday, 17 November 2016, following a near £600,000
investment creating 20 new jobs. Local Councillor Denise Dutton was among the
guests of honour helping colleagues at the new store; located on Queens Road;
to cut the ribbon and declare the Co-op open for the community.
The new store will open between 7am to 10pm, and include an in store bakery and a
focus on fresh, healthy foods, meal ideas and essentials. To see the pre-opening
party photos we took in last weeks edition, please click on
It also brings a funding boost to local
community groups through the Co-op's new Membership scheme. Co-op members
receive a 5% reward on purchases of Co-op own branded products and services,
with a further 1% going to local causes and groups to make a difference in the
The Co-op has also appointed a Community Pioneer, Amy Johnston, a member of the
food store team working to foster involvement in community activities, from
local fundraising to working with charities, schools and voluntary organisations
to contribute to local life.
Helen Horsley, Store Manager, said:- "We
are delighted to have made such a significant investment in Formby; we have had
a great response from the community and to open the Co-op's newest food store is
an exciting time for the whole team. Our aim is to establish the store as a
local hub and we are looking forward to serving the community.
The Co-op is moving forward with a clear purpose and momentum. The return to our
'clover leaf' design logo; 1st used in the 1960's; aims to re-establish the
Co-op as a centre for the community, and we want shoppers to know that they can
become a co-owner and member of their Co-op. We are also giving back to the
community. Our members have an opportunity to make a difference locally simply
by using their membership card when they shop with us and raise much needed
funding for organisations who contribute to improving local life."
There are offers and promotions in and around the new store to mark its launch.
And, students in Formby who hold a NUS extra card receive a 10% discount off
their groceries in the store.
Earlier this year the Co-op was described as the fastest growing non discounter
food store according to retail industry data released by Kantar Worldpanel.
St. Modwen teaches site
safety to Liverpool school children
PUPILS at Faith Primary School received
a lesson in site safety recently by regeneration specialist St. Modwen, the
developer behind the transformation of Great Homer Street.
St. Modwen joined forces with construction partner Caddick Construction to host
a special assembly for the school children.
The assembly highlighted the importance of health and safety around live
construction sites and covered the various hazards that can be found on site.
The Considerate Constructor mascot Honor Goodsite visited an assembly and asked
the children, aged 7 to 11 years, to identify the large machinery and other
potential dangers, including deep holes and scaffolding. The pupils were also
invited to try on high visibility jackets and safety helmets.
Created by the Considerate Constructors Scheme, Honor Goodsite is the UK
construction industry's new female mascot. Joining Ivor Goodsite, the schemes
other successful mascot who has visited more than 26,000 school children across
the UK in the last 12 months, Honor teaches children about building site safety,
protective equipment and inspires them to consider a career in construction.
Paul Mackenzie, head teacher at Faith Primary School, said:- "There's a
high level of construction work ongoing in the area surrounding the school so it
was a really useful for us to have St. Modwen come in and teach the children how
to stay safe around these sites. By the end of the assembly, the children could
identify the various hazards that can be found on site, such as falling objects
and heavy machinery."
Following the assembly, the pupils were invited to take part in a poster
competition, where they were tasked with highlighting the key safety messages
covered in the assembly.
St. Modwen will select the winning entries, which will be displayed on the
hoardings around the development site at Great Homer Street. The posters will be
used to promote site safety to residents and passers-by.
Paul Batho, projects director for St. Modwen at Great Homer Street, said:-
"A building site might seem like a great place to explore but in reality,
they can be extremely dangerous, especially for children looking for somewhere
to play. Therefore, it is so important for St. Modwen to work with local schools
and raise awareness of the hazards to keep pupils safe."
Debbie Watson, marketing manager for Caddick Construction, said:-
"Visiting Faith Primary School was a lovely experience. The children enjoyed
learning about the ins and outs of a building site, including the dangers that
can be present on a live site. They were pleased to meet Honor Goodsite.
As members of the Considerate Constructors scheme, we're committed to operating
safely and considerately in the communities where we work, including educating
local children about safety on building sites and about careers in the
Great Homer Street is currently being transformed through a £150 million
regeneration scheme that will bring a supermarket, shops, homes and improved
public spaces to the area. The regeneration will have a continued positive
economic, social and environmental impact, leaving behind a positive legacy that
communities will be able to enjoy for years to come.