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Trial begins of man accused of murdering Blackpool schoolgirl Paige Chivers

Paige was described in court as "troubled and vulnerable".

A court's heard how a man groomed a troubled and vulnerable teenage girl before murdering her and disposing of her body.

Paige Chivers was 15 when she went missing in Blackpool seven-years-ago.

Robert Ewing, 60, was said to have had an inappropriate sexual interest in Paige.

He's accused of her murder while co-defendant Gareth Dewhurst, 46, is charged with a sex offence and perverting the course of justice

Our correspondent Rob Smith has been following the case at Preston Crown Court:


Police 'bugged' home of Paige murder accused

Paige murder accused had 'inappropriate interest' in the missing Blackpool schoolgirl, jury told

  1. Chris Hall - Granada Reports

WATCH: What next for Wigan and Blackpool?

The search is on for a new manager at Wigan Athletic after they sacked Malky Mackay after just five months in the post.

He was appointed by Dave Whelan in controversial circumstances back in November - now both men have left the club.

Chris Halls considers who is in the running as his replacement, and looks back at a miserable weekend for Blackpool, who have been relegated.


Flights from Blackpool to Isle of Man are reinstated

Twice daily flights between the Isle of Man and Blackpool are being reinstated today after the sudden closure of Blackpool Airport last October.

We have remained committed to seeing this historic and vital air link to Blackpool reopen, and we are hugely satisfied to once again be able to offer this route to our customers.

– David Buck, Managing Director of Citywing
100 jobs were lost when the airport closed. Credit: ITV

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.

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