Merseyside Police issue
photos of a male wanted in connection to thefts in Southport
MERSEYSIDE Police are looking to speak
to Graham John Abram, aged 38, in connection with the theft of a pedal cycle
from a home in Southport. The theft are said to have taken place some time
between 24 March and 27 March 2017, from Knowsley Road, Southport. We are told
that the pedal cycle was later sold at a Cash Converters. Anyone who can help
Police trace this individual, pictured above, should call:- 0151 777 3035, or
Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555111.
Blackmailer of a 17 year old
girl has been jailed
MERSEYSIDE Police have welcomed the
sentencing of Levere David Hinds, 56 years, from Bootle, who has been jailed for
3 years, 8 months. Hinds was convicted of blackmail of a 17 year old girl and
the taking and distributing of indecent images of a 17 year old girl and sending
malicious communications. He appeared at Liverpool Crown Court, on Monday, 22
May 2017 and was sentenced to 2 years, 8 months for blackmail, 8 months for
taking/distributing indecent images and 4 months for sending malicious
communications. The incidents took place between November 2016 and February
2017. Speaking after the sentencing of Hinds at Liverpool Crown Court, Detective
Inspector Susan Ennis from the Protecting Vulnerable People Unit said:-
"Merseyside Police take sexually exploitation very seriously and have specially
trained officers who can offer support for all victims. Child Sexual
Exploitation ('CSE') is a terrible crime which can affect any family, anywhere.
We are, however, determined to play our part in tackling the problem. The force
is committed to the protection and wider safeguarding issues of young people,
and in doing so we will work with partner agencies to investigate and where
possible prevent such abuse. Every one of us has to play our part in putting a
stop to the sexual exploitation of children and we all need to know the signs to
look for, including:- if they are regularly missing School or College, appearing
with unexplained gifts and money, mood swings and becoming secretive about their
use of social media."
Anyone who would like to report a sexual offence or who has information is asked
to contact Merseyside Police on:- 101 or Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111.
Firefighters reach out to
boating community during Boat Fire Safety Week
FIREFIGHTERS from Merseyside Fire
and Rescue Service will be reaching out to the boating community across the
county this 'Boat Fire Safety Week' to help prevent on board
deaths from fires and carbon monoxide.
The national Fire Kills Boat Fire Safety Week, which runs from 29 May 2017
to Sunday, 4 June 2017, will see firefighters visit boat owners in
Liverpool's Albert Dock, Salthouse Dock and Canning ½
Tide Dock to hand out leaflets about carbon monoxide and fire safety on
boats, to inform crew members of risks and give advice on how to protect
An awareness event will also be held between 6pm and 8pm, at Liverpool
Marina, on Wednesday, 31 May 2017, for Marina members.
Firefighters and representatives from the
Maritime and Coastguard Agency will hand out free carbon monoxide and smoke
alarms and deliver a presentation about boat fire and CO safety.
Timed for the start of the boating season, the message of the campaign is
that all crew members should understand the risks and follow the published
advice from the Boat Safety Scheme, which can be found
Gary Oakford, Group Manager for Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, said:-
"Across the UK, 30 boaters were killed in boat fires in the last 20
years and another 30 lost their lives to highly toxic gas. We are looking
forward to engaging with members of the boating community during Boat Fire
Safety Week, to give them help, advice and support about how to stay safe on
board their vessels. Working smoke and CO alarms are critical in preventing
unnecessary deaths and we will be making these available to members of
Liverpool Marina. We would urge all members of the boating community across
Merseyside to visit the Boat Safety Scheme
website for tips and advice about how to
reduce the risk of boat fires and stay safe."
Formby to remember the
Manchester Bombing Victims
THE Formby Pool
Trust, on Elbow Lane, will be hosting a
remembrance on the grounds. The small event is to take place at 11am, on
Saturday, 26 May 2017. This is event is to be situated at the heart of Formby
Village and will be led by Churches Together in Formby, Altcar and High Town.