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Man dead after fall at Matalan distribution centre

Map shows the location of the distribution centre. Credit: Google Maps

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.

– Merseyside Police

Family left without answers after man admits killing partner and daughter

Sharon Hayter and her disabled daughter Stephanie Owen were found dead at their home in Knowsley Village last November. William Owen today admitted killing the pair at Liverpool Crown Court. Speaking on behalf of the family, Darren Barnett, Sharon's brother said:

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the police and the Crown Prosecution Service for bringing this case to court. Sadly we will never know why he murdered Sharon and Stephanie, and we are left with the lasting emotional scars and are still trying to come to terms with what has happened.

– Darren Barnett, Sharon Hayter's brother


Merseyside Police investigate as shots fired in Knowsley Village

An investigation is underway after shots were reportedly fired in Knowsley Village yesterday (Monday, 21 April). A member of the public called the police at about 8.30pm to Ross Close. Police made a full search of the area and found shotgun shell casings.

No-one has been reported as being injured. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Matrix team on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Knowsley launch campaign to highlight domestic abuse

A campaign is being launched in Knowsley to highlight the issue of domestic abuse this Christmas.

Domestic abuse can take many forms, including verbal, psychological, emotional, as well as physical.

Alcohol can affect a person’s judgement it can cause paranoia, mood swings and depression making people more irritable, impatient and intolerant.

As well as encouraging victims to come forward, the campaign is also asking offenders to look at their behaviour and make steps to change.

They're running a programme called InPact- Intervening in Partnership Abuse Change for Tomorrow. To find out more visit and click on InPact.

Knowsley’s Domestic Violence helpline is 0800 953 4433.

“For many people, Christmas is a happy time of year but some homes in Knowsley won’t have a Christmas filled with presents, fun and laughter but with fear and abuse.

“There are no excuses – the Safer Knowsley Partnership has come together to ensure our residents have access to the advice and support available to help victims who are in abusive situations, as well as offenders who want to change their behaviour. Our message is simply - help really is only a phone call away.

– Matthew Ashton, Director of Public Health at Knowsley Council

Murder charge over double killing

The murder scene in Knowsley Credit: ITV

Police have charged a 55-year-old man with murdering a mother and daughter on Merseyside.

William Owen, from Knowsley, is appearing in court.

Sharon Hayter, 55, and her daughter, Stephanie Owen, 29, were found dead at their home in Knowsley on Thursday. Both died of head injuries.

An air ambulance was scrambled to the scene, but nothing could be done for the women.

An air ambulance landed in a field, close to the murder scene Credit: ITV
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