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WATCH: Chennai Six released from Indian jail

The men known as the Chennai Six, including two men from the North West, have now left jail in India after being held for four years on charges of weapons smuggling.

Paul Towers from Bootle and Ray Tindall from Chester were in a group accused of moving guns and ammunition while working as maritime security guards.

The Chennai Six were cleared of all charges by the Indian supreme court yesterday.

  • Our correspondent Ashley Derricott has been talking to their relieved families.

Man 'in hospital' after falling from 14th floor

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Police in Merseyside have confirmed officers were in attendance on Washington Parade/Vermont Way in Bootle, yesterday following reports of an incident.

Police were called at around 12.30pm following reports the male had fallen from the fourteenth floor of a multi-storey car park

The male, who is in his 20’s, was taken to hospital with multiple injuries.

An investigation is underway and CCTV enquiries are ongoing in the local area.


Major fire at Liverpool scrapyard could take days to put out

Firefighters are continuing to tackle a huge fire at a metal scrapyard in north Liverpool.

It broke out early this morning at a recycling plant at Alexandra Dock in Bootle.

Public Health England is advising local residents to stay indoors, keep windows and doors closed.

Motorists travelling through the area are advised to keep windows closed, turn off air conditioning and keep air vents closed.

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