Rock Star Fury comes alive
as Tornados storm head to Southport
THE Southport Theatre, on Friday, 26 January 2018 is
set to host the
'Halfway to Paradise' 'The Billy Fury Story.' If you do not know who the Furys Tornados plays were, they are the group behind
rock star Billy Fury, playing with him from 1969 through to his sad, early death
in 1983, at just 42 years old. They were his longest ever serving band.
Fury were 1 of UK's biggest groups from 1960 to 1966, having more hit singles in
the 60's than the Beatles and Stones; including:- 'Halfway To Paradise,'
'Last Night Was Made For Love,' 'A Thousand Stars,' 'Jealousy' etc...
Furys Tornados had always dreamed of playing those old hits again, now, thanks
to new technology, they can once more re-live those fabulous days as.....
'Fury sings live again!' Along with his own (all original) Billy Fury's
The group playing live will be:- Charlie Eston (keyboards) Chris Raynor (lead
guitar), John Raynor (drums) Graham Wyvill (bass)
We are told that this is a very personal and unique show, which uses very
special technology, making it a must see event for 2018. To get tickets to see this amazing show, call the Southport Theatre Box Office
on:- 0845 871 3021. You will not be disappointed.
Merseyside Police appeal for
information after assault in Bootle
MERSEYSIDE Police Detectives have issued an appeal for
information after an assault in Bootle, on Sunday, 31 December 2017. We are told
that the North West Ambulance Service, at around 8.40pm, reported to Merseyside
Police that a male had been assaulted in Brookhill Road and had been found in
nearby Cornwall Road. It was also reported that the 16 year old victim, had been
attacked by unknown males, 1 of whom was thought to be in possession of a
weapon, which is said to have caused the wounds to his head, leg and arms. He
was taken to Hospital where his condition, on publishing, was being described as
House to house, area searches and CCTV enquiries are ongoing an Officers will be
in the area to provide reassurance and speak to members of the community.
Detectives are appealing for anyone with information to come forward, either
directly or anonymously to Crimestoppers.
Detective Inspector Paul Parry said:- "We initially believe that this was
a targeted attack, but are keeping an open mind as to the motive. Clearly, to
witness such an assault will have been shocking to anyone in the area and I
would like to reassure any potential witnesses that we will act on all
information they provide, which will be treated sensitively and can be provided
anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers. At this early stage, we
want to establish exactly what happened. If you saw any suspicious persons or
vehicles in area around 8.30pm, or the incident itself, please come forward and
we can take action. We are determined to find those responsible and bring them
to justice." Anyone with information can call Officers on:- 101 quoting incident number:-
'869 of 31 December 2017' or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on:- 0800 555
Man issued with 3 year
Football Banning Order following Liverpool v Everton Derby in December 2017
MERSEYSIDE Police have confirmed that Patrick Devlin has
received a Football Banning Order after he ignited a smoke canister during the
Merseyside Derby match, at Anfield, in December 2017. We are told that Patrick
Devlin , aged 28, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a flare, on Sunday, 10
December 2017, for igniting a smoke canister in the 'Away End' of
the ground. He from Litherland, appeared at Sefton Magistrates Court, on
Tuesday, 2 January 2018 and was handed the 3 year Football Banning Order. Devlin
was also fined ₤300 plus costs and now has a criminal record.
Superintendent Simon Irving, Match Commander, said:- "This was a dangerous
incident which could have had serious consequences at an otherwise trouble free
event. Devlin now will have a criminal record and the consequences of this in
the future could be significant. The quick response of Liverpool Football Club
stewards meant that he was quickly identified and arrested. We recognise that
the majority of supporters are well behaved. However, there are a small minority
who continue to put themselves and others in danger by lighting such items
inside a stadium, and we will always work with clubs to identify those people
and put them before the courts, as on this occasion. We will continue to work
closely with all of our local clubs to make matches safe and enjoyable occasions
for everyone, and ensure that we look to prosecute anyone who endangers fellow
spectators in this or any way."
New Year, new challenge?
Become a volunteer!
MERSEYSIDE'S Deputy Police Commissioner is inviting
anyone looking for a new challenge for 2018 to consider becoming an independent
Cllr Emily Spurrell is looking to recruit more volunteers to be part of an
important scheme which sees members of the community check on the welfare of
people detained in Police custody.
The Independent Custody Visiting programme was established following the
investigation into the Brixton riots in 1981 and is now the responsibility of
Police and Crime Commissioners to operate in their respective areas across the
The scheme sees volunteers undertake random, unannounced visits of Police cells
to check on the conditions and make sure those being held are being cared for
There is currently a committed team of 23 volunteers who dedicate their time to
the scheme, but the Deputy Commissioner is now looking to get up to 10 more
The volunteers visit the region's custody suites in pairs, at varied times of
the night and day, throughout the year. Once on site, they check on the welfare
of those detained and the conditions within the suite and produce a report for
the Police Commissioner, Jane Kennedy, and her Deputy. They can then raise any
issues directly with Merseyside Police.
Emily said:- "Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs) carry out an important
public duty which provides reassurance to the public, the Police and to me that
we are detaining men and women here on Merseyside properly and caring for them
appropriately. Detainees are potentially vulnerable and visits by our ICV
volunteers are a key protection for them and a vital part of our criminal
justice system, ensuring their legal entitlements and rights are respected. This
is an interesting and rewarding role where volunteers can make a real difference
within their community and get an insight into how our Police system operates.
By volunteering for this scheme, people can play their part in promoting the
highest standards of policing. This is a fantastic opportunity for people who
are looking for a new challenge for the New Year."
The ICV scheme in Merseyside has been in operation since April 1984, when 20
members of the public were trained as visitors.
Last year, Merseyside's ICV volunteers made a total of 265 impromptu trips to
custody suites in the region, offering to see more than 2,300 detainees.
ICVs must have good observational and thinking skills, strong ethical principles
and be able to maintain confidentiality. They should also be comfortable
challenging authority if required. Ideally the volunteers will also come from a
range of backgrounds, ages and experience.
Volunteers must be over 18 years old and live or work in the Merseyside area.
Full training will be given. It is expected that volunteers make one visit a
If you are interested in applying, please find a full recruitment pack and all
the documents on the PCC's
The deadline for applications is on Friday, 2 February 2018.
You can also find out more about the ICV scheme