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Publication date:- 2017-01-20

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Suspected arson attack on house in Formby

MERSEYSIDE Police have issued an appeal for witnesses after a fire started at a house in Formby. We are told that Merseyside Fire service attended an address, on Southport Road, Formby, at around 2.20am, on 17 January 2017, after reports of a house fire. Upon arrival we are told that they found both the house and car on the drive were on fire. The fires are reported to have been started deliberately and is believed that this was a targeted attack. Are are also told that all 3 female occupants, in the house, were able to get out of the address and are unharmed. An investigation is underway and detectives are making both CCTV and house to house enquiries.

Detective Inspector Robert Moss said:- "This is a shocking incident that could have resulted in serious injury. This fire could have spread and endangered other people. We are increasing patrols in the area and I want to reassure our community that we are making every effort to trace and arrest the people responsible for bringing such reckless behaviour to our streets. I encourage anyone with information about this offence to come forward and talk to us on:- 0151 777 3017, via:- 101 or through Crimestoppers, anonymously, on:- 0800 555 111."

Southport BID 1st 'Open Meeting' of 2017

THE Southport BID (Business Improvement District) are holding an Open Meeting for all BID levy paying businesses and members, along with their respective representatives, on Thursday, 2 February 2017, from 6pm, at the Bold Hotel. The event at the Lord Street venue will give those attending a chance to learn more about the BID's plans for 2017. They will also get a chance to directly ask the BID team about this and other related matters.

 
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83 year old blind veteran from Merseyside to have paintings included in St George’s Hall art exhibition
Fake millionaire ordered to repay £20k
French Honour for British War Heroes
Store owner fined for severe food safety breaches
Exciting new Fame Academy to open in Liverpool!
New therapy service for young people
Do emojis show true emotions and reveal a person’s personality and intentions?
Help to protect local Policing against Government cuts
Local GB athlete volunteers at FareShare Merseyside to tackle food waste
New Liverpool wood pellet depot confirms investment in North West biomass operations
Armed containment incident in Birkenhead
Crimestoppers offers reward of up to £5,000 for information on violent Oldham robbery
North West Care Home graded 'outstanding' by Care Quality Commission
CQC Rating for North West Ambulance Service
CLA calls on MPs to back seasonal workers scheme
The female driver in M62 crash taken to Hospital
Man charged following theft from Southport jewellers
Planning approval granted for new Maghull North Station scheme
Mini Police enjoyed a special lunch
Large cannabis farm found in Southport
Suspected arson in Birkdale
Sefton housing charity boosted by £65,805 Lloyds Bank Foundation grant
Last Train To Auschwitz to be preformed at the Gladstone Theatre
New digital platform invites its audience to Walk into Space

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Let's Go Green for The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity

COMEDIAN Johnny Vegas is going green for The Clatterbridge Cancer... Click on here to find out more.

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