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Police appeal to public to find wanted man

Credit: Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace an 18-year-old man from Birkenhead who is wanted for failing to attend court and is being recalled to prison.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Joshua Lynch of Hartington Avenue, for failing to attend Wirral Magistrates Court on 7 June 2017 in connection with an alleged offence of affray and possession of a bladed article. Lynch is also wanted because he is being recalled to prison for failing to cooperate with Probation services.

In November 2016, Lynch was given a suspended sentence for threatening behaviour.

He was released on licence on the condition that he lived at a premises on Southwood Road in Liverpool, and attended appointments with the Probation service. Lynch has failed to comply with that condition and has also failed to attend Court for further matters of Affray and Possession of a bladed article.

Lynch is a white male, 5ft9in tall, medium build and has blue eyes and light brown hair.

Anyone who has seen Joshua Lynch or who knows of his whereabouts, is asked to call Merseyside Police on 101 or Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Missing: Ronald McKenna, 56, from Birkenhead

Missing: Ronald McKenna, 56, from Birkenhead Credit: Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police have issued an appeal to locate a missing man.

The force is becoming increasingly concerned as to the whereabouts of a Wirral man last seen yesterday, Monday 8 August.

Ronald McKenna, 56, from Birkenhead was seen at around 10.30am in the Prenton area. He is described as white, 5ft 9in, of proportionate build, with short greying hair. When last seen, Ronald was wearing a navy top and jeans.

If anyone has information on Ronald's whereabouts we are urging you to call 101 quoting reference 1021 of 8 August, or via Missing Persons charity on 116 000 or emailing 116000@missing people.org.uk.

Breaking: Police dealing with industrial fire in Birkenhead

Merseyside Police is advising members of the public to avoid the Price Street area of Birkenhead Credit: Stevie Gee

Merseyside Police is advising members of the public to avoid the Price Street area of Birkenhead after a fire at an industrial unit.

Granada Reports viewer Stevie Gee sent in these videos from the scene.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and Merseyside Police are on the scene of the fire on Price Street, which was reported just before 11am today.

Members of the public are advised to stay away from the area if driving or on foot while emergency services deal with the incident.

A cordon has been established and road closures are in place including Price Street, St Edwards Close, St Edwards Mews, and Beckwith Street at its junction with Duke Street.

Some properties within the cordon have been evacuated as a precaution.

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