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William Hill bookies in Childwall targeted by armed robbers

Detectives from the specialist Matrix Serious Organised Crime team are appealing for information following a cash-in-transit robbery in Childwall on Sunday morning

A security guard, who was carrying a cashbox, was just about to leave William Hill Bookmakers on Childwall Valley Road when he was approached by two men, believed to be armed with a handgun and a hammer. The men demanded the cashbox and threatened the security guard before grabbing the cashbox and running off with it towards Court Hey Park.

One of the offenders is described as male, approximately 6ft tall, 18-25 years, with a slim build. He was wearing a hooded top, which was possibly light grey at the bottom and navy blue or black at the top and dark trouser bottoms.

The second offender is described as male, approximately 5ft 10in to 6ft tall, 18-25 years, with a medium build. He was wearing a dark blue anorak top with the hood up and a mask covering his face.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has any information which could help them with their inquiries, to contact detectives on 0151 777 8617, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Grand designs at Manchester International Tattoo Show

Thousands of tattoo lovers have been in Manchester to have themselves inked by some of the world's top body artists. The Manchester International Tattoo Show attracted a line-up of more than 250 tattooists and body piercers from across the globe. Organisers say ticket sales have surged in the show's fourteenth year.

Hope for Mersey Thalidomide victim battling drug company

A Thalidomide victim from Liverpool says his campaign for compensation from the company who made the drug has moved a step further. Gary Skyner has been contacted by Grunenthal who are based in Germany and offered a meeting to discuss his situation. It comes after he went on hunger strike and visited their UK headquarters dressed as a baby.

Gary Skyner visiting the drug company's HQ dressed as a baby to draw attention to his cause.

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Two arrested over 'unexplained' death of woman in Toxteth

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the "unexplained" death of a woman in Liverpool.

Police said the body of a 44-year-old woman was found at a flat on Greenheys Gardens, Sefton Park Road, Toxteth, at about 10:20am on Saturday.

Two men, aged 52 and 48, from Toxteth, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are being questioned.

A post-mortem examination will be carried out to establish the cause of death.

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