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Armed robbers storm Wirral convenience store

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Police are searching for two men after an armed robbery at a shop in Wirral last night.

It's reported three masked men one thought to be with a gun threatened the owner of Best Buy on Hoylake Road and demanded cash before making off empty towards the direction of Upton Road.

The men are described as white, in their 20s, with facial coverings and wearing helmets, and were riding a red and white Honda scooter. A 33-year-old man from Woodchurch was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery and possession of a firearm.

A black Ford Focus suspected to have been used to transport one of the suspects has also been seized for forensic enquiries from The Meadow in Woodchurch.

"I would appeal to anyone in the Hoylake Road area around 9pm who saw the offence taking place, or any masked men acting suspiciously, to contact police, as any detail could be key to our investigation. We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who saw and can identify a red and white Honda scooter in the area around this time and knows where this vehicle is being stored.

We will also be increasing high-visibility patrols in the area to provide further reassurance to the community.”

– Detective Inspector Gary Stratton

Brave walk for Ben's Wish

Ben Robinson from Leigh is doubly brave. The ten year old is undergoing three years of treatment for leukemia. He has cerebral palsy which means he can't walk but until his diagnosis he was part of a wheelchair football team. Today one of his team mates Shannon Smith is doing a sponsored walk to raise money for her friend. Shannon is also a wheelchair user but is determined to walk 800 metres today at Leigh Sports village. We have featured Ben's Wish to go to Jamaica on Granada Reports. He appeared on the programme back in September when his beloved Leigh Centurions were promoted to Super League with the help of favourite player Dane Weston. So best of luck Shannon!

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Appeal for missing teenager in Liverpool

Deryn Bush Credit: Merseyside police

Merseyside police are searching for a teenager reported missing yesterday. Deryn Bush who's 15 was last seen at her home in Liverpool. She was at home on Daneville Road at 9pm on Thursday but hasn't been seen since. She was wearing a black Parka-style coat. Officers are urging her, or anyone who knows where she is, to get in touch.

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