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Isle of Man sailings likely to be disrupted tomorrow

Credit: Steam Packet Co.

Sailings to and from the Isle of Man are likely to be disrupted as Storm Brian is expected to hit the island on Saturday.

A final decision will be made by the Steam Packet Company by 6am tomorrow morning for the Douglas to Heysham crossing at 8:45 and return sailing from Heysham at 14:15.

The storm, which comes just days after Storm Ophelia could also affect further sailings.

  • Douglas – Liverpool 21st October at 10:00, and return sailing from Liverpool at 19:15 - final decision to be made at 8am.
  • Douglas – Heysham 21st October at 20:00, and return sailing from Heysham 22nd October at 02:15 - final decision at 17:00 tomorrow evening.

The company say any passengers booked on these sailings and wishing to change their bookings, can amend them online through their online account.

Alternatively contact the Steam Packet reservations team on 01624 661661 or 08722 992 992 to make alternative arrangements.

For further information visit the company website.

IoM Ben-my-Chree sailings may be disrupted tonight

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Tonight's sailings between Heysham and the Isle of Man are subject to disruption or cancellation due to deteriorating weather conditions.

The MET Office has confirmed gale force winds will increase for a time tonight.

A final decision about the 19:45 and 02:15 sailings will be made by the Steam Packet Company at 17:30 this evening via the company's website.

The Steam Packet Company has said a final decision will be made at 17:30 tonight. Credit: IOM Steam Packet Co. Facebook page

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Girl seriously ill after being swept out to sea in Lancashire

A 16 year old girl is in a serious condition in hospital after being swept away with the tide at Heysham.

The girls, aged 16 and 14 from Bolton, were paddling when it is thought that they got into some difficulty in the water at around 5pm between Ocean Edge and Middleton Sands at North Quay in Heysham.

The coastguard was called but fortunately one of the girls managed to swim back to the shore whilst the other was rescued by a passing small boat.

They have been taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary to be checked over. The 14 year old is said to be shaken and suffered superficial injuries. In the latest update the 16 year old girl is said to be in a serious condition and remains in hospital.

85-year-old woman assaulted with paving stone in Heysham - man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

An 85-year-old woman has suffered a serious head injury after being assaulted with a paving stone.

The woman was left unconscious by the attack at around 11.45 this morning at an address on School Lane.

An air ambulance took the victim to Royal Preston Hospital where her condition is described as serious.

A 57-year-old man from Heysham has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in police custody.

Concern grows for missing Lancashire man

Concern grows for Ronald Fleetwood Credit: Lancashire Police

Police are becoming increasingly concerned about a man missing from home in Heysham.

Ronald Fleetwood, 56, was last seen by a family member at his home address on Stanley Road at 11.30pm on Monday 6 April.

His family have not heard from him since.

It is believed that he could be anywhere in Lancashire or possibly Cumbria.

Mr Fleetwood is described as white, stocky build with receding fair hair and wearing glasses. He was last seen wearing a green winter coat, jeans and had a holdall.

PC Richard Tredennickfrom Lancaster Police said: “It’s now well over a week since Mr Fleetwood has been seen or heard from and so we are getting increasingly concerned for his welfare.

“I would urge anyone who has seen Ronald, or indeed if Ronald sees this appeal himself, to contact us so we and his family know he is okay.”

Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Man in court over Heysham stabbing

The woman was found with stab wounds at an address on Charlbury Grove in Heysham

A man is due in court this morning charged with the attempted murder of a woman in Heysham.

The 25-year-old woman was found with multiple stab wounds at an address on Charlbury Grove on Friday night.

41-year old Jonny Maughan will appear at Preston magistrates court.

Police say the woman remains at Royal Preston Hospital where she is described as stable.

Police appeal for vulnerable man missing from home

Philip Browning, 47 Credit: Lancashire Constabulary

Police are appealing for information about a 47-year-old man missing from his home in Heysham.

Philip Browning was last seen around 7.30am this morning when he left his home on St Johns Road.

He suffers from various medical conditions and may come across as confused or disorientated.

He is described as being white, 5ft11 tall, slim build with dark brown receding hair.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a large cream rain jacket

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