A man who raped and killed his 80 year old neighbour has been jailed for 31 years. Charles Stapleton also stole his victim's wedding ring.Read the full story ›
Drugs with an estimated street value of over £250,000 have been recovered from a house in Kirkby today.Read the full story ›
An 80 year old grandmother murdered in Kirkby in Merseyside has been named by police as Teresa Wishart.
She'd suffered a blunt force trauma to her head.
A 51-year-old man arrested on suspicion of her murder remains in custody.
Police say the investigation is in its early stages.
"This is a brutal murder of an 80-year-old woman in a place where she should be safe. My heart goes out to her family and friends who have lost a loved one in the most needless of circumstances."
Detectives have released CCTV images of a man they would like to trace following reports of an assault in a pub in Kirkby.
At around 11.40pm on Thursday December 22, a 34 year-old man was drinking in the Falcon public house on Bewley Drive when he was subjected to what appears to be an unprovoked attack and was knocked to the floor, suffering head injuries. He was taken to hospital for treatment.
It is believed the male offender remained in the pub for some time following the incident and may have spoken to other people. He then left the scene.
He is described as a white male, with mousy brown coloured hair and was wearing a dark coloured short-sleeved T-shirt.
Officers have issued CCTV images of a man who they believe could help them with their enquiries.
They are also appealing for anyone who was in the pub on the evening of 22nd December who may have witnessed the incident or can identify the man in the CCTV images to contact them.
- Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 0151 777 6061 or the Crimestoppers line anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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A man's died after falling 'from a significant height' at a Matalan distribution centre in Merseyside.
Police said they're investigating the incident after the alarm was raised by employees at the centre, on Perimeter Road, Kirkby, at 2am today.
The 32-year-old man was taken to Fazakerley Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
It happened inside the distribution centre and operations at the facility have been suspended to allow crime scene investigators to attend the scene.
A police investigation into the circumstances of his death is being carried out by detectives from Knowsley CID. The man’s next of kin have been informed and a police family liaison officer is providing them with support at this difficult time.
Dozens of firefighters have been tackling a fire at a warehouse in Kirkby through the night. Crews were called out to Charleywood Road at around 11 last night to a fire involving plastics at an industrial unit.
Area Manager Dave Mottram said: "Due to large volumes of smoke from the fire, residents living near the area are advised to keep doors and windows closed to prevent smoke entering their property.
"This has been a significant fire and firefighters have worked hard at the scene throughout the night to deal with this fire."
Concern is growing for a 13-year-old girl from Liverpool who has been missing since Friday.
Miya Morgan Rooney was last seen by relatives in Kirkby at around 4am on 20 February.
Miya is described as white, 5ft 3ins tall, of slim build with long, dyed black straight hair and hazel eyes.
She was last seen wearing a flowery top, a black parka coat with a fur hood, light blue jeggings, and grey and pink trainers.
Merseyside Police say Miya is known to frequent the Kirkdale and Kirkby areas.
The force said it's carrying out extensive enquiries to find Miya as her family and friends are "growing increasingly concerned about her whereabouts".
- Anyone who knows where Miya is or has seen a girl resembling her description or photograph since Friday is asked to call Merseyside Police on 101 or the Missing People charity on 116 000.
The mother of murdered toddler James Bulger has posted a poignant tweet to mark the anniversary of his death.
Never thought that this time 22 yrs ago I would be hugging and kissing good night to my baby for the last time, Miss him so much ? #James
Two-year-old James was abducted and murdered on 12 February 1993 by two ten-year-old boys, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables.
Last month he would have celebrated his 25th birthday.
In his memory Mrs Fergus, from Kirkby, set up the James Bulger Memorial Trust, a charity which provides free holidays for bereaved children, youngsters who are crime victims or who have done good for others.
She's currently planning a black tie and tiara ball to raise funds for its work.
Who wants 2 mark James's 25th birthday with us in style u can join us on march 27 4 r black tie an tiara ball, tickets r now available.