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Appeal for missing mother and three-year-old son

Addi Donald and her son Roman have been missing for 5 days Credit: Blackpool Police

Police are appealing for information about a missing mother from Blackpool and her three-year-old son.

Addi Donald, 21, and her son Roman Fontalba-Donald were last seen together on Sunday March 22 at around 4pm.

It is thought that they could still be in and around the Blackpool area.

Addi is described as mixed race of a petite build with long dark hair. Roman is described as olive skinned with short dark brown hair.

It has been five days since Addi and her son where last seen and we are growing increasingly concerned about their whereabouts.

We are urging Addi to get in touch with us on the 101 phone number, or call in at any police station. If Addi sees this appeal I want to reassure her that our priority is the welfare of both her and Roman and getting them home safe and well.

– DI Nick Connaughton of Blackpool Police

Anyone with information should contact Lancashire Police on 101.


Appeal for man wanted in connection with alleged rape of 14-year-old girl in Blackpool

Credit: Blackpool Police

Police investigating the alleged rape of a 14 year old girl in Blackpool have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to.

The incident is reported to have happened on Sunday August 24 when the teenager is thought to have met a man in the News and Booze off licence on Talbot Road between 10pm and 11pm.

It is believed that they then walked to the beach close to North Pier where the incident allegedly took place.

We are keen to trace the man pictured in the CCTV image and if anyone recognises him or has any information that could assist with our investigation I would urge them to contact us.

– DC Beverly Thomas of Blackpool Police

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting crime reference AX1410837.

Alternatively they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

Fourteen-year-old boy guilty of Blackpool manslaughter

Fifty two years old Paul Walker of Normoss Avenue, Blackpool, was found lying unconscious on Sutton Place, in the early hours of New Years Day. Credit: Lancashire Police

A teenage boy has admitted the manslaughter of a man in his fifties in Blackpool. The boy, 14, who cannot be named due to his age, pleaded guilty to the unlawful killing of Paul Walker on January 1st.

Paul Walker, 52, was found lying unconscious on Sutton Place, in the early hours of New Years Day.

The boy now faces sentencing on April 10th.


Historic Blackpool hotel goes under the hammer

The Empress Hotel

One of Blackpool's historic buildings, The Empress Hotel will go under the hammer today. It'll go up for sale at Savills London and National auction with a guide price of £170,000.

The hotel which hosted former UK Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath stopped trading in June last year. The Empress Hotel was built in 1847 and is included in the council’s local listings in recognition of its historic merit.

The Empress Hotel, Blackpool will be up for sale at Savills London and National auction on 17th February 2015 (Lot 162). The former hotel and public house of over 15,000sq ft comes with planning permission for conversion to nine self contained flats and a retail unit.

Police looking for the body of Paige Chivers dig up field in Bispham

Police investigating the murder of Paige Chivers are digging a filed in Bispham Credit: Granada reports

Police investigating the murder of Blackpool teenager Paige Chivers are searching an area of land in Bispham. Officers say they've been given new information about a possible location of her body. The 15 year old disappeared in 2007, no trace of her has ever been found.

Police have received information on the possible whereabouts of Paige's body Credit: Granada reports
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