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Merseyside police officer arrested on suspicion of drug offences is released

Lord Street, Southport, where the officer was arrested Credit: Google Maps

Merseyside Police have confirmed that a 33-year-old Merseyside Police officer from Southport has been released from custody following his arrest in Lord Street, Southport on Friday 30th December on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug.

The officer has been released pending further enquiries and has been suspended from his duties while the police investigation continues.

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CCTV images released to help track men involved in racially aggravated assault

Detectives have released CCTV stills of people they believe can assist their investigation into what is believed to be a racially aggravated assault in Norris Green on December 28th, 2016.

At about 7.55am, officers were called to Broadway to a report that a man had been assaulted by three males.

The victim of the assault, a 38-year-old man, received significant injuries to his upper body and head. He was taken to hospital where is condition is described as serious but stable. The images have been released as the investigation continues.

Police would like to speak to these men involved in the racially aggravated assault Credit: Merseyside Police
Police would like to speak to these men involved in the racially aggravated assault Credit: Merseyside Police
Police would like to speak to these men involved in the racially aggravated assault Credit: Merseyside Police

"This was a horrendous and unprovoked assault on a man going about his normal business. We believe the people in the photographs may have information that can assist us in our investigation.

We are making every effort to trace those responsible for this awful crime and I would ask that anyone who has information in relation to this to contact us."

– Detective Chief Inspector, Cheryl Rhodes
  • Anyone who witnessed the incident or recognises the people in the CCTV stills is asked to call Liverpool Sigma team on 0151 777 4078 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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22-year-old man arrested after Everton shooting in April

22-year-old man arrested in connection with shooting of Mark Hillman in April Credit: Merseyside Police

Detectives investigating the fatal shooting of Mark Hillman in Everton on 27th April 2016, have arrested a 22-year-old man, from Kirkby, on suspicion of murder.

The man has been taken into custody where he will be questioned by detectives from Merseyside Police's Matrix Serious Organised Crime unit.

Men arrested after knife attack in Southport

Image shows Loxley Road, Southport Credit: Google Maps

Two men have been arrested after a man was found injured on Loxley Road, Southport, in the early hours of Wednesday 28th December.

Officers were contacted by ambulance crews at 12.25am to reports that the man, who is in his 30s, had injuries to his body which were consistent with a knife being used.

He was taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening.

A 35-year-old man and a 42-year-old man, both from Southport, were arrested on suspicion of affray.

At this stage the attack is believed to be targeted.

  • Anyone with any information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 0151 777 3094 or the Crimestoppers line anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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