Live updates


Man jailed over Merseyside PC's death loses appeal against sentence

Credit: Police handout

A man jailed for killing a Merseyside police officer has lost an appeal against his jail sentence.

Clayton Williams was sentenced to 20 years in 2016 for the manslaughter of PC Dave Phillips in Wirral.

Credit: Family handout

The father of two was hit by a stolen truck in October 2015.

The Court of Appeal today dismissed his appeal, saying the sentence was "thoroughly deserved."

“In our judgement, although undoubtedly severe, he cannot have any complaint about the sentence passed upon him. It was thoroughly deserved.

"Condign and severe punishment will be imposed on all those who kill and injure police officers who, acting in the course of their public duty, do their best to keep the public from harm.”

– Sir Brian Leveson, President of the Queen’s Bench Division

New CCTV image released as Merseyside Police hunt escaped killer

Detectives searching for the convicted murderer Shaun Walmsley have released a new CCTV image which shows him on the day of his escape from custody.

Credit: Merseyside Police

Walmsley has been on the run since he escaped during a visit to Aintree Hospital on Tuesday, 21st February. He is dangerous and the public are being warned not to approach him.

“The new CCTV image, which was actually taken from hospital CCTV on the day of the escape, shows that Shaun Walmsley has lost a considerable amount of weight, and as a result looks very different to the image of him which was released after he was convicted of the murder of Anthony Duffy.

"Detectives are currently working with officers from the National Crime Agency and police forces in Europe and further afield to locate Walmsley and put him back behind bars."

– Detective Superintendent Natalie Perischine

Walmsley is described as white, 6ft tall and of slim build with dark brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing dark bottoms and a dark jacket.

  • Officers would ask anyone who has seen Walmsley, knows where he is, or anyone who saw this car in the area, to contact the police on 999, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Police hunting missing murderer Shaun Walmsley release new car clue

Detectives investigating the escape of convicted murderer Shaun Walmsley, have released a picture of a Hyundai i10 car, which may provide vital clues as to his whereabouts.

Credit: Merseyside Police

The silver Hyundai was seen in Fazakerley in the hours following his escape. Detectives are continuing to work with police forces across the UK and abroad to locate Walmsley.

I’m asking people to think back to what they were doing that day and if they remember seeing this car in the area...Shaun Walmsley is a convicted murderer who should not be on our streets and we have put significant resources into this investigation - we want him back behind bars.

– etective Superintendent Natalie Perischine
Credit: Merseyside Police

Shaun Walmsley has been on the run since he escaped police at of Aintree Hospital on 21st February. He is dangerous and the public are being warned no to approach him.

Credit: Merseyside Police


Third arrest in hunt for escaped Merseyside murderer

Shaun Walmsley is still missing Credit: Merseyside police

Detectives investigating the escape of convicted murderer Shaun Walmsley have arrested a man in Liverpool. But Walmsley remains on the run after two armed men helped him escape prison officers on a visit to Aintree Hospital on Tuesday. This evening Merseyside police say a 25 year old man from Norris Green is being questioned on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. A 27-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman, both from Norris Green, who were arrested yesterday for assisting an offender, have been released.

Man hit by three buses in Liverpool

Credit: PA

Police continue to investigate after a man, thought to be in his 30s, was hit by multiple vehicles in Stoneycroft this afternoon. Officers were called to the scene at around 2:05pm.

The male pedestrian has been taken to hospita in a serious condition.

Prescot Road remains closed between Queens Drive and Eaton Road and motorists are urged to avoid this area.

Load more updates