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Publication date:- 2017-21-04

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Launch of Policing with 'Pride Car'

MERSEYSIDE Police has launched a 'Police with Pride' rainbow patrol car to increase awareness and reporting of hate crime. The vehicle will be used as any other operational response car would to attend the full range of incidents across Merseyside, but unlike traditional white, blue and yellow Police cars, the vehicle also features the colours of the Rainbow Flag and will display the Crimestoppers logo and Stop Hate UK website address.  The car will also be used at a variety of community events including LGBT events such as Liverpool Pride, International Day Against Homophobia Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) events and Homotopia to represent the force.

The car was officially launched on Thursday, 20 April 2017, at Merseyside Police HQ, at a ceremony attended by Crimestoppers, Stop Hate UK and the Police and Crime Commissioner, as well as a number of partner agencies and community members.

Assistant Chief Constable Julie Cooke said:- "While it's out and about on the roads of Merseyside, it is hoped the car will grab the attention of everyone who sees it. We know hate crime in all its forms is under reported. We believe any step that shows in a visible way that we support those members of our communities most likely to be the victims of hate crime is a positive 1. This car will not just attend hate crime incidents, it will be seen out and about going to all manner of incidents and we hope that it will stimulate conversations with the communities we go into. This is not a 1 off gesture; the car is just 1 of the many ways in which Merseyside Police show our support for victims of hate crime across Merseyside. We hope this will encourage more victims of hate crime to come forward and report incidents to the Police, and also further increase engagement with the public."

Anyone with information about hate crime should contact Merseyside Police on:- 101. Alternatively contact Stop Hate Crime's 24 hour helpline on:- 0800 138 1625. In an emergency always call:- 999.

Open Afternoon at local care home

ON Wednesday, 26 April 2017, from 2pm to 5pm, HC-One Dale Park, in Southport, will be holding an open afternoon.  The event is being held to provide an opportunity for professionals and members of the local community to meet the new Home Manager, Malcolm Rugen, have a look round the home and see what improvements have been made and see what the home has to offer.

HC-One, Dale Park Care Home Manager, Malcolm Rugen said:- "Having met with Residents and relatives, getting their views on the home and working with them to make improvements I am keen to meet with the many local professionals and members of the local community to show them what Dale Park has to offer and the kind care Residents receive."

HC-One Managing Director, Glen Mason, said:- "At HC One all our care homes are an important part of the local community. We regularly hold open days, events and activities in our home which we invite local people attend to help them meet new people and make new friends."

The home operates an 'open door' policy, so, if you can't make the open afternoon and are looking for Dementia Residential or Nursing Dementia Care, for a loved 1 drop in at any time. However, if you would like to meet with the Manager during your visit please call to make an appointment by calling:- 0333 999 8507.

Next of kin appeal for Lawrence W Brady

SEFTON Coroner's Office are appealing for the family of a Lawrence W Brady, aged 74, who died in Blundellsands, on 14 April 2017, to contact them. We are told he lived on Drummoyne Court, The Serpentine North, Blundellsands. Anyone who can help should call Sefton Coroner's Office on:- 0151 777 3422.

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