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Police find gun after a high-speed car chase

Police around the car in Huyton. Credit: Liverpool Echo.

Armed police surrounded a BMW which overturned following a high-speed chase near Liverpool.

Witnesses said the car crashed after being chased at around 80mph off the M62 motorway at Huyton.

Police said officers attempted to stop the car on Pilch Lane East, Huyton, at just after 1.45pm.

The driver made off, damaging a police car, and then lost control of his own vehicle, which hit a wall and tipped over onto its roof.

A search of the car uncovered a suspected firearm.

Police at the scene in Huyton. Credit: Liverpool Echo

8 year old boy finds shotgun on waste ground

Officers were called to an area at the junction of Church View and Chapel Terrace in Bootle Credit: Google Earth

Police are investigating after an 8 year old child found a shot gun in Merseyside.

Officers were called to an area at the junction of Church View and Chapel Terrace in Bootle in Sunday evening.

They are carrying out CCTV and house to house investigations.

This is a truly shocking incident – for a child to find a gun in waste ground is beyond anything we would expect on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

Luckily this gun was not loaded – I dread to think what could have happened to the innocent young boy who found it. We could have been facing an absolute tragedy today following the reckless actions of the thoughtless individual who left the gun in a place where children play.

– Chief Inspector Steve Rice

Anyone with information is asked to contact the gun crime hotline on 0800 230 0600 or Merseyside Police.

Body of man found in River Mersey

Police were called to the riverbank by Jericho Lane near Otterspool. Credit: Google Earth

Police are investigating after the body of a man was found in the River Mersey near Otterspool.

Emergency services were called on Tuesday May 1 to Jericho Lane to a report that the body of a man had been seen in the water.

Officers, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, Coastguard and North West Ambulance Service attended and the man was removed from the water and pronounced dead.

Police say his death is being treated as unexplained and a post mortem will be carried out to establish the cause of death.

Enquiries are ongoing to identify the man and his next of kin.

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Pet dog dead and two injured after 'incident' in Toxteth

Police say the investigation into what happened is still in the early stages. Credit: Liverpool Echo

Police are investigating an incident in Toxteth in which a dog died.

Officers were called Wendell Street on Saturday to reports of a disturbance.

They found a man and a woman with non life-threatening injuries. An injured dog was also found at the scene and taken for medical treatment - but has since died.

7 year old Hindo was taken to a vet but couldn't be saved. Credit: Liverpool Echo

By the time we got him to the vets it was too late and he passed away, it was awful.

He was such a sweet dog, he couldn’t go to sleep without having his blanket over him, he was a softie. I can’t believe this has happened.

– Cristian Dutu, owner

An investigation is ongoing - anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police of the independent charity Crimestoppers.

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