Phyllis Mayoh was killed in 2003, by a teenage burglar who shattered her hip to prise away a purse. She was 88. The murderer's still free.
Julie Finley was "thrown away like a piece of rubbish" says her Mum. A blunt description born of losing a child and of where she was left.
Harry Baines vanished in 1989. Police believe he was murdered, and even dug-up a cellar to look for his remains. But no trace was found.
Police have arrested 53 people, in a six-day crackdown on gun crime in Merseyside.
Officers have raided eight properties, and stopped numerous cars and people. One man was arrested over a shooting. Others were questioned over violent disorder, assault, and drugs offences.
Superintendent Paul White says: "A small number of people... are causing fear in our communities through the use of violence and firearms and Merseyside Police is not prepared to standby and let them rule the roost."
The family of a grandfather, murdered after a night out, say he was a "doting" loved one.
Ronald Hayes, 63, was attacked as he left the Liverpool Arms bar in Chester on Saturday. He was taken to hospital and placed on a life support machine. It was switched off yesterday.
Police believe his killers were in the same bar. Two people were arrested, questioned and bailed.
Ronald's family say: "Those closest to Ronald describe him as a doting partner, father and grandfather whose spirit and energy was infectious. He had a drive for life that outweighed his years. We are all deeply saddened."
A fireman has been jailed for five years, after arranging for his £47,000 BMW to be torched so he could claim insurance money.
Anthony Murray, 43, from Orrell near Wigan, had a conspirator set the blaze in his fire station car park - while he was out fighting fires.
Murray, a 17-year veteran of Lancashire Fire and Rescue, planned a hoax call while he was on duty to ensure he was away from the crime scene.
Gareth Collier, 34 and from Wigan, phoned 999 to report a fake accident, seemingly so serious, it required all the station's staff. He then lit the blaze.
The pair worked together as part-time doormen, and Murray offered Collier £1000 to carry out the plot.
Murray tried to avoid arrest by claiming the fire was started by an unknown person who held a grudge against him and Collier. The fireman even wrote fake threatening letters to bolster the lie.
But police suspected both of them. Collier's car was spotted near the scene, and his DNA was found on a cigarette lighter close by.
A judge at Liverpool Crown Court told them their crimes were motivated by "greed" and a desire to pay off debts. He said to Murray: "You gave yourself what you must have thought was the perfect alibi because you were nowhere near the car when it was set on fire".
Murray was jailed for 60 months for conspiracy to commit arson and perverting the course of justice. He was also sentenced for fraud. Collier was jailed for 27 months for conspiracy to commit arson.
A man who was seriously injured in an attack near a pub in Chester, has died.
The 63-year-old, from Northumberland, had been on a ventilator in hospital since the assault at the weekend.
He had just left the Liverpool Arms, on Northgate Street, when he was attacked at 12.50am on Saturday morning.
Police believe his attackers were in the same venue.
Two men from Ellesmere Port were arrested, questioned, and later released on police bail.
Officers are appealing for witnesses.
Police in Greater Manchester have raided dozens of houses, in a search for people suspected of domestic violence.
Officers began their raids before dawn this morning.
It happened on the day 'Clare's Law' was rolled-out nationwide. The law allows women who fear their partner may have a history of abuse, to get a background check from police.
The scheme's named after Clare Wood, who was murdered by her boyfriend in Salford.
Two robbers have stolen money, raised for charity, from a bakery in Manchester.
The men stormed into the store in Openshaw's Lime Square yesterday, pushing the staff into a backroom. They fled with cash including donations.
The raised money was destined for the 'Children in Need' appeal. Officers say the robbery was "callous" and left the staff "traumatised".
The head of a leading charity, which helps domestic violence victims, says a "stronger police response" is needed for such crimes - not a new disclosure law.
Refuge's Chief Executive, Sandra Horley, says 'Clare's Law' may only help "a few women", and do nothing for thousands more at risk of abuse.
Home Office Minister, Norman Baker, says that 'Clare's Law' has succeeded in protecting vulnerable women.
The law is named after Clare Wood, who was murdered by her violent boyfriend in Salford.
The scheme allows those in fear of abuse, or who believe their partner's hiding a violent history, to ask police for a background check.
After a trial in Greater Manchester, women across the country will be able to seek such information from officers.
Step One: Initial contact - police take details on what prompted an enquiry and the nature of a relationship before running initial checks and a risk assessment.
Step Two: Face to face meeting - to gather more information. Police may run checks with other agencies including the prison service, the probation and social services.
Step Three: Multi agency meeting - police meet other safeguarding agencies (such as the probation service, prison service, social services). They decide whether disclosure is lawful, necessary and proportionate to protect a person.
Step four: Potential disclosure - if checks show a record for abusive offences or disclosure would prevent further crime, the police may disclose information to protect a potential victim.
Detectives are warning festive drinkers in Cumbria to consider the consequences of boozing and "overstepping the mark".
They are telling revelers that "one punch can ruin two lives" in a graphic billboard poster unveiled today.
The image is split between an "attacker" who threw a punch, pictured behind bars, and a victim who is seen as critically-ill in hospital.
Chief Superintendent Steve Johnson says: “The consequences of drinking too much and becomingvulnerable or overstepping the mark can spoil your Christmas. It’s not worth the risk. Enjoy drinks with friends but knowyour limits".