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Smithdown Road closed in both directions after accident

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Police have closed off Smithdown Road in Liverpool in both direction after a road traffic accident.

Bus services have been affected:

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We will bring you more information when we have it.

Putting the brakes on anti-social behaviour

Police on Merseyside have launched their annual summer campaign to crack down on the illegal use of scrambler bikes. Operation Brookdale, will focus on areas across Merseyside where communities have suffered from the illegal and anti-social use of scrambler bikes, off road vehicles and quad bikes.

Some of the bikes seized by police in 2014 Credit: ITV Granada

"Sometimes the riders of these bikes don't understand the consequences for local communities and the harm that the use of these bikes can cause. In the wrong hands these bikes are potentially lethal and people need to understand the potential consequences of driving these bikes irresponsibly.”

– Superintendent Jenny Sims, Merseyside Police

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Report: Liverpool's very own Bollywood superstar

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Five years ago Amy Jackson was a teenage model from Liverpool without any acting experience and not surprisingly couldn't speak a word of Hindi!

She's now a famous Bollywood star, with two lives - one in the UK, where she's barely known, another in India where she's mobbed by fans wherever she goes.

Paul Crone caught up with Amy on a rare trip back home to Merseyside.

Women wanted for shouting racist abuse at shop keeper

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Police have released CCTV pictures of two women wanted for shouting racist abuse at a shop keeper.

At around 3.15 pm, two women entered a shop on Stanley Road. When they approached the counter to pay for their goods, both began to shout racist abuse at the shop assistant.

When his colleague overheard the altercation and threatened to call the police, the two women left the shop.

This was a totally unprovoked incident and very upsetting for the shop assistant involved. The store’s CCTV has captured images of two women we’d like to speak to in relation to this incident and I would ask them, or anyone who thinks they may know who them, to please contact the police.

– Detective Constable Joanne Brough

One woman is described as being approximately 5’7” tall of slim build with blonde-dyed hair and about 25-years-old and spoke with a Liverpool accent and was wearing a long coat.

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The second woman is described as being 5’2” tall, a little stockier with blonde hair. She is believed to be aged between 30 and 35-years-old and was wearing a bright pink top underneath a black coat and grey tracksuit trousers. She also spoke with a Liverpool accent.

Anyone who has any information is asked to call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 4048, or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Preview: Liverpool's own Bollywood superstar

23 year old Amy Jackson is a superstar in India Credit: ITV NEWS

23 year old Amy Jackson from Liverpool has become a Bollywood star! Amy was spotted by a Bollywood director as she was competing in a beauty contest. Amy is mobbed everywhere she goes in India and has already appeared in five films.

Our reporter Paul Crone will have a full report on this new superstar at 6 o'clock on Granada Reports.

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