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News Report Page 1 of 10
Publication Date:-
2018-12-29
News reports located on this page = 2.

Man arrested following pursuit of van in Formby

PEOPLE heading in and out of Formby, on Friday, 28 December 2018, using Liverpool Road (B5424) hit some slight delays due to a Police Incident. We are told by Merseyside Police that they have since arrested a male, following the pursuit of a vehicle, that took place in the Formby area. A Press Officer for Merseyside Police said:- "At around 2.40pm, a pursuit began of a VW Caddy van driving at speed in the Altcar Road area. The car was pursued at speed and brought to a stop near to Sports Direct Fitness Club, in Liverpool Road. 2 Police vehicles and 2 other cars sustained minor damage during the incident, but nobody was injured. A 21 year old, male, from Formby, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop, driving without a license and insurance, unauthorized taking of a motor vehicle and drug driving. He was then taken to a Police Station for questioning."

UPDATE - 31 December 2018, added at request of Merseyside Police

Inspector Andrew Bragg said:- “Following the pursuit of a VW Caddy van within the Altcar Road area, of Formby, on Friday, 28 December 2018, at around 2.40pm, we are making a further appeal for help. We are particularly interested in any dash cam footage to help us in our investigation. Also if you did witness this incident please come forward as any information no matter how small will help us in our enquiries. Anyone with information or who witnessed this incident can contact @MerPolCC, call:- 101 with reference:- '479' or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.”


Visitors with tummy bugs asked to stay away from Hospital

VISITORS to Hospital are being asked to stay away if they are ill with vomiting or diarrhoea. The call comes after an outbreak of Norovirus, the winter vomiting bug, temporarily closed Ward 14A at Southport and Formby District General Hospital over Christmas.

Photo of the virus with thanks to the Environmental Protection Agency - US Federal Government, Andrew Chalmers, Consultant Nurse and Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control, said:- "Norovirus is highly infectious and is circulating in the local community. Patients' friends and family who have symptoms of either diarrhoea or vomiting should not visit the Hospital until they are symptom free for at least 48 hours. Also, if the patient you want to visit has these symptoms, my advice is to delay your visit until their symptoms have resolved. In circumstances where this is not possible, please make arrangements in advance of visiting by telephoning the ward sister. Anyone who has experienced sickness or diarrhoea in the past 48 hours should stay away from Hospitals and other healthcare providers, as either a visitor or a patient, except in a genuine medical emergency. Symptoms of Norovirus include:- a sudden onset of vomiting and/or diarrhoea. Some people may have:- a temperature, headache and stomach cramps. Andrew added:- "Norovirus is short lived, but very unpleasant. You don't want it and our patients certainly don't. If you're affected, stay at home, drink plenty of fluids, wash your hands after using the toilet and prior to eating, and clean or disinfect contaminated surfaces."

 
      
 
   
 
 
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