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Police appeal after man stabbed in Birkenhead

Police are appealing for information after a man was stabbed in the back in Birkenhead.

An ambulance crew was flagged down by a member of the public on Balls Road at about 6.10pm yesterday evening

The victim was taken to Aintree hospital where he is currently being assessed.

Officers are appealing for the male driver of a white van who flagged down the ambulance and may be able to help with enquiries to come forward.

"We would appeal to anyone who was in the vicinity of Balls Road who may have any information to contact us.

"We would also like to speak to a male in a white van who we believe flagged down an ambulance and may have information which could assist us."

– Detective Inspector Paul Denn

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 0151 777 2262 or the confidential Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.


MH-17 report released

The sister of a man killed on Flight MH-17 over Ukraine says she was relieved to hear today that he would have died instantly. Glenn Thomas from Blackpool was one of nearly 300 passengers who died. They were on the Malaysian Airlines flight which went down on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur last July. An official Dutch report says the plane was brought down by a Russian-made missile. Amy Welch was with Glenn's twin sister Tracey in Holland when the report came out:


90-year-old targeted by distraction burglars

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A 90-year-old man was targeted by distraction burglars in Rochdale.

The man was walking to his home on Whiteley Drive, Middleton Between 12.30pm and 1.20pm on Thursday October 8. As he got to the front door, he was approached by a man.

The man asked to see water pipes inside his house and as he was distracted, another man walked in and stole money. Both left in a silver coloured car.

One man is described as being white, in his early 30s, 5ft 10in tall, with a round face and clean shaven.

The second was white with a darker complexion, in his mid 20s, 5ft 6in tall, of slim build, thin face, had dark eyebrows, clean shaven and wore a baseball cap.

"These offenders targeted their victim purely because of his age and vulnerability. I find it hard to believe people can prey on people in such a way which in turn makes us determined to find those responsible.

Thankfully the victim was able to give us a detailed description of those responsible and we have managed to create an efit. I would ask anyone who may recognise them or may have been targeted in a similar way, to contact police as soon as possible."

– Detective Constable Dan Daly

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 8701 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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