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Missing from home- Craig Stewart, Aged 14, From Bootle

Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of a 14-year-old boy from Bootle who has been missing since May.

Craig Stewart was last seen at his home address in Church Walk around 10am on Sunday, 21 May and extensive enquiries have been carried out to locate him safe and well.

He is described as white, 5ft 5in tall, of slim build, with shoulder length wavy blonde hair, a Liverpool accent, and a fair complexion.

When last seen, Craig was wearing a blue jacket, black jogging bottoms and blue trainers. He is known to frequent the Bootle and Seaforth areas of Sefton.

Officers would urge Craig or anyone who has seen him since Sunday, 21 May to contact 101 or the Missing People Charity on 116 000.

Next of Kin – Brian Howard

Sefton Coroner’s office is appealing for the family of a man who died in Ainsdale to come forward.

Brian Howard, 70, who lived on Cherry Road, passed away on Tuesday 13th June, 2017.

There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

Anyone who can help the coroner identify and trace his next of kin should call 0151 777 3422 or email

Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO)

Sefton Council has listened to the findings of a public consultation regarding additional dog control measures and as a result changed its proposals.

Earlier this year a public consultation was held involving a proposed Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) promoting responsible dog ownership.

Thousands of people responded to the proposals and following detailed analysis of the feedback, an amended PSPO is now being proposed.

The new proposed PSPO continues with it still being an offence of not removing dog’s fouling, restricts the number of dogs that can be walked by one person to a maximum of 6, prohibit dogs from entering enclosed playgrounds, prohibit dogs from entering marked or fenced sports pitches during specified periods. Dogs are also to be kept on a lead within defined picnic sites and family area, all public roads and footways and all cemeteries and crematoria.

Dogs are also to be placed on a lead when directed by an authorised officer to prevent a nuisance or behaviour likely to cause annoyance or disturbance to the public.

The amended PSPO doesn’t prohibit dogs from open playgrounds or say dogs are to be kept on leads in designated wildlife areas. Similarly, dogs do not need to be kept on leads in designated nature reserves and are not prohibited from designated beach areas – “dog free zones” (except for existing Dog Free Zones under current bylaws).

Also omitted is the proposal that dogs are to be kept on leads within fenced conservation areas when livestock are present and the idea that any person in charge of a dog is to have a receptacle with them to remove dog fouling.

The amended PSPO is being discussed at Licensing and Regulatory Committee on June 19, and if approved will go to Full Council at a later date.

Cllr Paulette Lappin, Cabinet Member Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate Services, said: “We actively encourage responsible dog ownership throughout the borough and the public consultation held earlier in the year looked at this in great detail.

“Through the detailed consultation we really reached out to many different groups and individuals regarding an important subject that numerous people had a vested interest in.

“In their thousands people responded which shows how much they care about their pets and our communities.

“As a result, we are proposing some changes to the PSPO to reflect peoples’ comments and this is an example of how we listen to the concerns of local residents. We will continue to work with communities and dog groups to make Sefton even more dog friendly. 

“The new PSPO is still only a proposal, and if approved will still need to be formally agreed by Full Council.”

Journey around the World’s Landscapes at The Atkinson

On Saturday 24 June The Atkinson creates a whole new world for families with the family show –Landscapes.

Step inside Mimika Theatre’s white dome and experience a magical and intimate show that takes you on a journey around the world to four landscapes from desert to rainforest to beneath the sea to Antarctica.

No words are required,  just beautifully crafted puppets with an original musical score, stunning visual effects and an ingenious set to create a theatre which wonderfully captures the atmosphere, rhythms and sounds of the natural world.

Performed to small audiences adult and children are captivated for the 45 minute show and are then invited to stay and see how the puppet creatures are made and articulated.

Mimika Theatre have performed this hugely successful show to children in Europe, U.S.A, Canada, South East Asia and China.

Ages 4 – 11

Landscapes takes place at The Atkinson on Saturday 24 June at 10am, 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3pm tickets are £8.

For more information about the forthcoming family events such as Hairy Maclary & Friends Show this July, please visit or call Box Office on 01704 533333.

Don’t forget to visit our new exhibition ‘Why Look at Animals’ when you here!

Tickets are available online, over the phone or over the counter during opening hours.*

*Please be advised there is a £1 per ticket booking fee for telephone and online sales and a 2% credit card fee for sales at the Box Office. There are no booking fees for cash purchases at the counter.

Lost Medication- Litherland

Merseyside Police is appealing for the public to be cautious after prescription medication was reported to have been lost yesterday (Monday, 12 June 2017).

Officers received a report at about 5.50pm yesterday that 26 x 50mg Tramadol tablets in a white chemist bag had been lost somewhere between Hatton Hill Road and Hawthorne Road in Litherland between 12.30pm and 5.50pm yesterday.

Officers are reminding people that taking any medication which has not been prescribed for them can be dangerous and, in some circumstances, can prove fatal.

Anyone who finds any of the medication is asked to hand it in to any pharmacy or police station or call officers on the 101 number.

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