Armed Robbery at Bootle Post
ON Monday, 18 September 2017, at around
10.22am, Merseyside Police received a call telling them that an armed robbery in
progress at a Post Office on Stanley Road, Bootle. It is reported that 2
men are believed to have taken a cash box by force from the delivery driver of a
red liveried Mercedes Sprinter Post Office Vehicle, the driver was threatened
with a knife, but not injured.
Witness and CCTV enquiries are ongoing and
detectives wish to speak to anyone who saw 2 men acting suspiciously around
Stanley Road, before or after 10.22am to get in touch. The men are believed to
have then driven off in a white Volkswagen Transporter Van, down Wadham Road,
Kings Road, heading towards the Train Station.
The description of the male who seized the cash box is that he was a white man,
stocky build, approximately 5ft 8in tall, aged mid to late twenties, wearing a
dark jacket, black tracksuit bottoms and dark trainers. He had a Liverpool
The 2nd man, who assisted the offender, is described as white, of thin
build, 5ft 10in tall and dressed in black clothing. Each male are reported to
have used scarves and their hoods to conceal their faces.
Detective Inspector Tony O'Brien said:- "These types of incidents are
thankfully rare in the area and I would appeal to anyone with information to
contact us immediately, to identify and remove these people from the streets.
Thankfully the delivery driver was not injured, but he is understandably
extremely shaken and to be threatened in such a way is despicable and desperate
behaviour. The victims are being supported by Officers and I would urge anyone
with any information, however small, to call us as it may be vital for our
investigation. I want to assure all residents and businesses that we will do
everything possible to identify the offenders and bring them to justice, and
ensure that Bootle continues to be a safe place to live, work and visit."
Anyone with information is asked to call:- 101. You can also call the independent
charity Crimestoppers anonymously and for free on:- 0800 555 111 or via their
European Outdoor Tug of War Championships
are taking place in Southport
SOUTHPORT is to hosting the 2017 European Outdoor
Tug of War Championships that started on 21 September and runs until 24 September 2017. Contestants at the event.
The tournament is open to both male and female teams, who are all
competing for gold, silver and bronze medals within different weight categories.
The event hosts the World Junior and Under 23 Tug of War Championships.
The event, has attracted over 1500 participants from 20 countries alone, with 83
clubs from the UK. Now its down to sheer power between the teams to find out who
has the upper body strength and the ability to push their legs down into
the ground the hardest in order to win.
Alan Knott, spokesman for the English Tug of War Association, who are organising
the event on behalf of the Tug of War
International Federation (TWIF) said:- "We are delighted that we have been able
to secure the European Tug of War
Championships in Southport. It gives us a great opportunity of showcasing our
sport to a wide audience. We have hosted the European Tug of War Championships (which take place every 2
years) in England before, but this is the
very 1st time that we will be bringing a major tug of war competition to
Southport. It is a great opportunity for people to see a top level tug of war competition,
something which people in the area may not
have seen before; there is certainly a lot more to tug of war than what people
normally think, and preparing for this event
takes weeks, months and years of hard work and preparation. The World Outdoor Tug of War Championships took place in Malmo, Sweden in 2016,
and England tug of war teams came away with
a silver and a bronze medal from the World Championships. More recently, the
multi sport World Games took place in Wroclaw,
Poland in July and the Great Britain teams came away with gold and bronze
medals, so we are hopeful that we can come away
with some European medals on home soil in Southport with the backing of lots of
supporters from the area. The Tug of War Association is confident that participants from many countries
will extend their stay in the area to go
sight seeing or visit:- the various attractions available in Southport and the
surrounding areas, so hopefully our
participants and spectators will provide a boost for the area during the
Competitions on each day of the event commence at 09.30am and will run through
until approximately 17.30pm, and entry to the
event will be free for spectators.
Further information about the sport of tug of war and the Tug of War Association
is available on the Tug of War Association's
10 year sentence for
Southport man following a domestic assault
MERSEYSIDE Police are welcoming the
sentence of a 22 year old, Ryan Quigley, from Southport, who has been sentenced
to 10 years imprisonment after the domestic assault that took place on Saturday,
4 March 2017. The Court heard that Ryan Quigley had been arrested on following
the incident, which occurred on a footbridge off Marine Parade, Southport, that
left a 19 year old with facial injury. The Court was also told that
immediately following the incident, Quigley was injured in a collision with a
passing car and taken to Hospital, also that a knife had been recovered close to
Detective Inspector Tony O'Brien said:- "This was an extremely nasty
domestic incident in which Quigley lured the victim to the location and
attempted to slash her with a knife, and thankfully she was not more seriously
injured. I would like to thank the members of the public who provided valuable
accounts to assist the investigation, and after we issued a media appeal.
Quigley has now been removed from the streets for a significant period of time,
and I hope this sentence gives his victim some peace of mind and encourages
people who are victims of domestic abuse to get in touch, and be assured that we
will fully support victims in the investigation of such crimes."