Theft at jewellers
Southport, do you know who this man is?
POLICE in Sefton are asking for help
following a jewellery theft from Ernest Jones, on Lord Street, Southport, on
Sunday, 8 January 2017. Officers from Merseyside Police, in Southport have
issued CCTV images of a male, who Officers believe might have vital information
following the theft at the well known jewellers.
We are told that Officers were called to Ernest Jones, on Lord Street, at around
2.45pm, following a report that a man had walked into the shop before taking an
engagement ring and a wedding ring, without paying. The suspect is said to have
1st stolen a Vera Wang 18ct, white gold, 0.37ct diamond, double row wedding
band, with eternity style stone. Then he is said to have taken a Vera Wang, 18ct
white gold, 0.95ct diamond, engagement ring, set with a cushion shaped diamond,
surrounded by a halo cluster and set on diamond embellished shoulders. Enquiries
into the incident are continuing and CCTV from the area has been located and is
Inspector Susan Stribling said:- "Merseyside Police is determined to do
everything it can to crack down on business robberies and works with the retail
industry to introduce enhanced security measures at business premises across
Merseyside. As part of our enquiries into this incident we have now issued CCTV
images of a man who we believe may have important information which could help
us with our investigation. I would appeal to him, or anyone who recognises him,
to get in touch with us as soon as possible."
Anyone with information on the man in the CCTV image, or who has any
information, can call Merseyside Police on:- 0151 777 3035, or via the:- 101
number. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on:- 0800 555 111.
Hillsborough criminal probe has 23 suspects
23 suspects could now face prosecution following the
results of the inquest concuding the 98 victims of the FA Cup Semi Final tragedy
had been killed "unlawfully." The Independent Police Complaints
Commission (IPCC) and Operation Resolve, on 12 January 2017, referred files of
evidence relating to 23 suspects they have identified, from their Hillsborough
investigations, to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). The CPS will now
have to decide whether criminal charges should follow. The IPCC probe has
been the biggest criminal investigation into alleged Police misconduct ever
conducted in England and Wales.
not publicly known who the 23 individuals are. Of these, 15 suspects
relate to Operation Resolve’s
into the causes of the disaster. The potential offences for consideration
include:- gross negligence manslaughter, perverting the course of justice,
misconduct in public office and offences under the Safety of Sports Ground Act
1975 and Health and Safety at Work legislation. A further 8 individuals relate
to the IPCC’s
investigation into both South Yorkshire Police and West Midlands
Police and the alleged cover up of the disaster. The potential offences for
consideration include perverting the course of justice, conspiracy to pervert
the course of justice and misconduct in public office.
The CPS will consider any other relevant offences on the evidence
presented by both
teams. The information the IPCC has provided to the CPS about West Midlands
Police and South Yorkshire Police runs to 61,000 pages and nearly 3,000
documents respectively, while the information provided by Operation Resolve runs
to approximately 85,000 pages. It's understood that the CPS may now take
up to 6 months to consider all the evidence.
Sue Hemming, Head of CPS Special Crime and
Counter Terrorism Division, said:- "Having received
files from both Hillsborough investigations, we will now assess these in order
to determine whether we have sufficient material on which to make charging
decisions. Charging decisions will be based on the tests set out in the Code for
AC Robert Beckley, Office in Overall Command
of Operation Resolve said:- "Our task has been to
investigate whether any individual or organisation is criminally culpable for
their role either in the planning and preparation for the match or on the day of
the game itself. The extensive file we have submitted, which contains over 35
million words, reflects four years of intense work from my team. As well as
conducting a criminal
for three years we also supported the coronial process in providing the coroner
with thousands of documents, witness statements and reports to assist him in
conducting the inquests."
IPCC Deputy Chair Rachel Cerfontyne said:-
"These criminal investigations into the circumstances surrounding the
Hillsborough disaster are the largest investigations into alleged police
wrongdoing ever undertaken in England and Wales. Conducting an inquiry of this
scale and complexity, while supporting the longest running inquests in British
legal history, has been a significant undertaking for the IPCC. Our criminal
has now substantially concluded."
North West Ambulance Service
Awarded for Outstanding Contribution to Improving A&E Care
NHS teams from across the North of England have named
North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS) as 'The Trust We Learned the
Most From' after an 8 week 'Action on A&E' project
organised by NHS Improvement.
An Outstanding Contribution Award was presented to the Trust, in December 2016,
at an event in Leeds, as more than 200 people from the NHS met for an event to
mark the end of Phase 1 of the project, which is aimed at tackling issues and
improving emergency department care across the North.
Leaders from NWAS, including Chief Executive, Derek Cartwright, contributed to
the project across the 8 weeks, by presenting to NHS colleagues.
In Derek's presentation he spoke about how the Trust works together with
partners to provide additional care to patients through numerous schemes which
also aim to relieve pressure on emergency departments.
This includes a dedicated falls car for the team which helps identify and care
for patients who need extra support around the home to help them get around more
David Rigby, Service Delivery Manager, said:- "We received some great
feedback from colleagues throughout the project who were impressed with the
amount of involvement NWAS has in working to relieve emergency departments and
provide care for patients closer to home. It was an honour to be voted as 'The
Trust we Learned the Most From' as there were some fantastic contributions from
other Trusts and it's great to know that they could take away something useful
from us as we did from them."
David Radcliffe, Medical Director for NWAS presented at the closing event in
Leeds and spoke about how the Trust's:- 111 and 999 services work to reduce
Hospital admissions whilst dealing with a 10% increase in serious or life
threatening incidents in 2016 compared to the previous year.
The Trust has various schemes including:- 'Hear and Treat' and the
'Acute Visiting Scheme' which aim to refer people to the most
appropriate care where possible, reducing the pressure on A&E departments.
The 'Action on A&E' scheme is now looking forward to launching
Phase 2 in the coming months.
Search for stolen property
from house in Formby
MERSEYSIDE Police Detectives have
issued 2 photographs of items of jewellery which have been reported as stolen
from a property on Raven Meols Lane, Formby. The theft is thought to have taken
place between 12 noon, on Sunday, 4 December and 11am, Monday, 5 December 2016,
when the unknown offender or offenders broke in to the family home. We are told
that they are thought to have made a search of the house before taking a
quantity of jewellery, a mobile phone and a purse.
Merseyside Police have since said that the jewellery included a
gold gate bracelet and a pearl necklace, as seen on this report. An
investigation into the burglary is still underway, with CCTV being checked and
house to house enquiries been carried out, within the local area.
Anyone who has any information about the burglary or believes they may have been
offered this jewellery for sale are asked to contact Merseyside Police on:- 0151
777 3059 or the Crimestoppers line anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.