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Appeal for the next of kin of 68 year old John Rippington

We are appealing for help in tracing the next of kin of a 68-year-old man who died at the Dovehaven Care Home, Alexandra Road, Southport.

John Rippington passed away on Saturday, 22 December 2018. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

Anyone with information to assist is asked to contact Albert Howard-Murphy at the Merseyside Coroner’s Office on 0151 777 3481 or Albert.Howard-Murphy@Merseyside.pnn.police.uk

CCTV images released following theft in Aintree Retail Park

Police are issuing CCTV images of two people who may have information to assist our enquiries into a theft from a shop in Aintree.

At around 1pm on Saturday, 12 January two offenders entered the Mothercare shop in Aintree Retail Park and took a blue Silver Cross pram worth a significant amount of money. The matter is being investigated and we would appeal to anyone with information to come forward and help us identify those responsible.

Constable Helen Davies said: “We are keen to speak to the two males pictured who we believe may have information to assist. If you know who they are, please do get in touch.

“We would like to reassure the business community that we take these matters seriously and we will do all we can to act on the information received and identify those responsible.”

Anyone who recognises these men is asked to contact the social media desk @MerPolCC, call 101 with reference 19100012302 or you can call or the independent charity @CrimestoppersUK anonymously, on 0800 555 111. You can also use their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.

Appeal for information following burglary of jewellers in Southport

Detectives are appealing for information following the burglary of a jewellers in Southport in the early hours of this morning, Monday 4 February.

At around 2.50am, the alarm to Rebecca’s Jewellers on Lord Street was activated and patrols attended. A quantity of jewellery was stolen and forensic, CCTV and witness enquiries are ongoing at the scene. Anyone with information is urged to come forward.

Detective Inspector Gary Stratton said: “This is early stages of our investigation and we will be reviewing all CCTV locally and speaking to business owners and anyone with information. If you were in the area and saw or heard anything, let us know.

“We are establishing exactly what was stolen but meantime, I would ask if any individuals or businesses have been or are offered jewellery or watches in the Southport or surrounding areas in the coming days and have any suspicions as to their origin, do the right thing and get in contact.

“This would be distressing and inconvenient experience for any business and we will act on all information to find those responsible and bring them to justice.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, speak to local officers, or you can contact 101 with reference 19100034532 or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Learn more about where you live through a Community Chat

Local residents are being encouraged to learn more about their communities through the new Community Chat events.

Residents can now engage even further with Sefton Council and its many different partners through the Community Chat events that replace the Constituency Forums.

Led by Sefton Council, the Community Chats are a more relaxed way for residents to talk to community groups, agencies, councillors and Council departments about any issues they have.

They will be held in each of the respective Parliamentary Constituencies within Sefton; Bootle, Central Sefton and Southport.

Cllr Paulette Lappin, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member Corporate Services, said: “The Community Chat events are designed as an opportunity for local residents to really learn more about their communities.

“The format will be a market-place style at which there will be a number of tables for community groups, partners, ward Councillors and internal Sefton departments to attend.

“People can move around from table to table depending on their particular needs and learn more about things that affect their community.

“We really hope that this format will benefit our valued local communities so that they can attend in a more relaxed way at which they feel that the Council and its partners are more accessible and friendly.

“Dates for the Constituency Chats have been announced and I really hope people take the time to attend them.”

The planned dates for the Community Chats across Sefton are:

• Southport – Wednesday, February 13 at 6pm in The Atkinson Studio Room
• Bootle – Wednesday, February 27 at 6pm at Bootle Town Hall
• Sefton Central – Thursday, March 7 at 6pm at Formby PDC

Each forum is expected to finish around 8pm.

Volunteers needed to help launch Bootle junior park run

The race has begun to find community volunteers to help launch a junior parkrun in Bootle.

Junior parkrun is a series of 2km events aimed at young people aged 4-14, held in open space and are free, safe and easy to take part every Sunday at 9am.

Active Sefton, in partnership with Parkrun UK, want to launch a regular junior parkrun session at Derby Park.

If you’re interested in sports or youth volunteering this could be a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference in your local area.

Budding volunteers are invited to a community meeting at Bootle Cricket Club, Wadham Road on Tuesday February 5, from 7pm.

If you’re interested and would like information, please get in touch with lesley.neary@parkrun.com

To find out more about parkrun UK visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/

 

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