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Watch: Adam McClean reports on the dog found in Birkenhead so severely injured he had to be put down

The RSPCA has launched an appeal for information after a severely injured dog was found in a Birkenhead cemetery.

The dog was found by members of the public in undergrowth in a remote part of a cemetery off Collin Road, in Prenton. His injuries were so severe that he had to be put down.

Adam McClean has this report that some viewers may find upsetting.

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Peggy's memories of the Queen on 100th birthday

A very special woman from Birkenhead is celebrating her 100th birthday.

Peggy spent much of her life in Africa and was a telephone exchange supervisor in 1952 when the the then Princess Elizabeth was staying nearby in Kenya.

One day she was asked to transfer and sit through a call from the UK to the Queens party. A call bearing the news that Elizabeth's father, King George the Sixth, had died and that Elizabeth was now Queen of England.

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'Swiss Bridge' closed by vandals

The famous 'Swiss Bridge' in Birkenhead Park, dating back to 1847, has been seriously damaged by fire.

Police are treating the incident, discovered on Sunday morning, as vandalism. The repair bill could be around £20,000.

Officers want to trace six young people seen in the area at the time wearing hooded tops.

Damage to 'Swiss Bridge Credit: Merseyside Police
Damage to 'Swiss Bridge Credit: Merseyside Police

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Police appeal after Birkenhead 'suspicious incident'

Police are appealing to the public for information after a man showed approached three children in Birkenhead and showed them images on his mobile phone.

It happened around 3pm on Sunday 11th January when the man approached the two five-year-olds and a three-year-old, made an inappropriate comment, and showed them pictures on his phone.

The man is described as being white, tall of a slim build with brown hair. He was wearing a black jumper, blue jeans and brown and white coloured adidas training shoes.

Detective Inspector Paul Parry from Merseyside Police said:

“This was an upsetting ordeals for these children and they did exactly the right thing and reported the incidents to an adult they knew and trusted.

“I would urge the man involved to make contact with us so we can discuss the incident with him to ascertain the full circumstances of what has happened.

"We are treating this report seriously and are very keen for anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or anyone with information to contact us immediately.”

– Detective Inspector Paul Parry

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0151 777 2265 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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