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Police search for man after assault in Walton

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Police in Liverpool have released an image of a man they want to speak to about an assault in Walton.

The assault took place on Salop Street on the morning of Thursday May 7 when a 65-year-old woman bumped into a man in the street while calling to her husband on the other side of the road.

The man became aggressive towards her and when her husband made it across the road, the man grabbed him and pushed him to the floor.

The 67-year-old victim was taken to hospital where he was treated for a fractured shoulder. The woman was uninjured, but the couple were said to be shaken.

At the time of the assault, the offender was putting shopping bags into the boot of a Hackney cab on Salop Street, but ran off in the direction of Walton Road, towards County Road following the incident.

Detective Inspector Phil Mahon said:

“This is was a particularly nasty attack on a couple who were simply trying to go about their daily business."

“I’d like to appeal to the man pictured, or anyone who believes they may recognise him, to contact detectives."

“The incident took place near to an Aldi supermarket, so I’m sure there would have been a lot of people in the area at that time of day – both on foot and in cars."

"I’d ask anyone who was in the area at the time, who may have witnessed this incident, to get in contact on 0151 777 4065 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

– Detective Inspector Phil Mahon


Traffic Update: accidents cause problems on motorways

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Traffic is queueing due to a rolling road block after an accident involving a car and a lorry on the M62 Westbound between Junction 21 for the A640 (Milnrow) and Junction 20 for the A627(M) Rochdale. Speed is down to 40mph causing delays of 15 minutes. Emergency services are on the scene.

Traffic is also building up on the due to a rolling road block and accident on the M60 anticlockwise between Junction 16 for the A666 (Pendlebury) and Junction 15 for the M61 (Swinton Interchange). Traffic has been stopped whilst police move vehicles to the hard shoulder. Traffic was already heavy in the area.

Witness says Hillsborough victim was still alive as he was carried across pitch

A police officer has told a court he believed a 16-year-old victim of the Hillsborough disaster was alive as he carried him across the pitch.

The inquests in Warrington heard how Nick Hewitt and his older brother Carl both lost their lives.

The witness said he made his assumption based mainly on the colour of Nick's skin.

From the special coroner's court, our Hillsborough Correspondent Andy Bonner reports.


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