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Campaigners say trust in Merseyside Police is low following vigil cancellations

Campaigners in Merseyside have said trust in the police is low following the cancellations of vigils remembering Sarah Everard back in March. Members of the Reclaim These Streets movement believe the public’s confidence in law enforcement to deal with sexual crimes...
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Meet four candidates for Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner

Among the four elections across Merseyside on May 6 is the vote for a new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). The incumbent, Jane Kennedy, is stepping down, and four new faces are vying for the role.
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Dramatic rise in OAP criminals as cases almost triple in four years

Exclusive Crimes committed by OAPs in Merseyside have almost tripled in four years - with the region’s oldest crook aged 98! A Merseynewslive freedom of information request reveals the number of crimes committed by those aged 65+ has increased from 558 in 2016 to 1,520 in 2020.
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Thefts targeting Liverpool churches at a five-year low

Thefts targeting churches and religious buildings in Liverpool are at a five-year low according to Merseyside Police statistics. A freedom of information request reveals thefts from churches hit a five year low from January 2020 to February 2021. A total of...
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Man arrested and two cannabis farms seized in St Helens.

Officers have arrested a man and seized two cannabis farms from addresses in St Helens this week.
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Police launch murder investigation after body found in Southport

Two people have been arrested after the body of a 32-year-old man was found on Eastbourne Road in Southport. A 23-year-old man and a 32-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of murder, Merseyside Police have said.
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Man arrested as police probe Toxteth shooting

Detectives investigating a shooting in Toxteth have arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of carrying a firearm. The arrested man has been taken to hospital with head injuries believed to be linked to the incident.
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Firearm and weapons seized in Kirkby as officers continue to tackle violent crime

A man in his 20’s has been arrested on drugs and weapons charges in Kirkby, and a 25 year old male has been detained for an unrelated matter.
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‘There’s no justice’ – Liverpool reacts to George Floyd case

Local activists have spoken in support of the recent conviction of Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd last May. The murder of Mr Floyd in Minnesota, USA, captured the world’s attention after footage showed Derek Chauvin kneeling on...
Huyton Murder

Teenagers arrested following murder of man in Huyton

Four teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Huyton on Monday night. The victim has been identified as 23-year-old Connor Dockerty from the Litherland area. All four teenagers are currently in custody for...