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Publication date:- 2017-23-06

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Armed Robbery at Southport's Freshway General Store

MERSEYSIDE Police Detectives are appealing for information following an armed robbery at a shop in Southport, Sunday, 18 June 2017. We are told that local Officers were called to the Freshway General Store, on Rufford Road, Southport, around 7.30am, to reports that 2 men had entered the premises. It is believed that 1 of the men was armed with a sword and 1 was armed with a handgun. The men left the shop with a quantity of cash and cigarettes. The shop assistant suffered an injury to their face during the incident and has been left badly shaken up by their ordeal.

The 1st male was wearing a grey North Face hooded top, dark grey shorts and black and white trainers and the 2nd was wearing a black North Face hooded top, black bottoms and black shoes. Both had green scarves covering their faces and were carrying a green drawstring bag. It is believed they turned left when they exited the shop and then turned right into Brade Street.

Detective Inspector Steve Reardon said:- "This was a particularly nasty robbery. The shop assistant was simply going about their business and thankfully is not badly hurt, but it is vital that we catch the people responsible and bring them to justice. I would appeal to anyone who was in the vicinity of Rufford Road who may have seen anything suspicious or saw two men fitting the descriptions of the men either entering the shop or running along Rufford Road or Brade Street afterwards to get in touch. Any information may be vital to the investigation."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on:- 0151 777 3094 or 0151 777 3931 or the Crimestoppers line anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.

Appeal for witnessed after 4 year old seriously injured in RTC

MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for information after a woman and her 4 year old daughter who were seriously injured, in the road traffic collision, that happened in Bootle. Emergency services were called shortly after 7pm, on Tuesday, 20 June 2017, to Balliol Road at the junction of Oriel Road in Bootle, after the collision which involved a white Ford Focus which was travelling towards Stanley Road.

The girl suffered serious head injuries and is currently described as stable at Alder Hey Children's Hospital. Her mother also suffered head injuries and was taken to Aintree Hospital. The driver of the Ford Focus stopped at the scene and is assisting Officers with their investigation.

Officers from the Roads Policing Unit are asking anyone who witnessed the collision or who may have seen the white Ford Focus prior to the collision, to contact them by calling:- 101 and quoting reference number:- 0517152595 or Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.

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