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Five-year-old girl knocked to the ground by man in his 40s

A view of Bishopgate Street, Wavertree, from Picton Road. Credit: Google Street View.

A five-year-old girl was hurt when she was pushed off her scooter by a man in his 40s.

The youngster was playing in the street outside a relative's home in Wavertree, Liverpool, when she was attacked.

The incident happened on Bishopgate Street at about 4.30pm on Thursday, March 19.

The girl sustained minor cuts and bruises as a result of the incident and has been left distressed.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

"This was an unprovoked attack on a young girl in broad daylight. She has been left very shaken and upset by the incident.

"I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone who recognises the description of the offender.

"Offences of this nature are completely unacceptable and we appeal to the community to come forward with information so we can take action against the offender."

– Detective Inspector Colin Rennison, Merseyside Police

The offender is described as being a white, aged in his 40s, approximately 6ft tall.

He was wearing a blue and white striped t-shirt, a black tracksuit with a hooded top which had a white ‘Nike’ tick on the front.

He was carrying a bag with the shoulder strap across his chest.

The bag was possibly a Blue Nike bag with a white ‘Nike’ tick and gold writing.

  • Anyone with any information is asked to call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 4839 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Judge orders three month closure for Liverpool nightclub Garlands

Garlands nightclub: Police label security 'ineffective'

Garlands supporters gather at court to in bid to halt closure bid

Protest planned against nightclub closure

A protest against the closure of a Liverpool nightclub will be held outside the venue today.

Garlands was forced to shut it's doors after a series of raids involving hundreds of officers last week.

An application by Merseyside Police to keep Garlands closed for up to three months will be heard by magistrates.

An online petition to save the club has more than 2000 signatures.

Facebook post calling for protest.


Three hundred cannabis plants found at rented house in Liverpool

The cannabis plants found in Wavertree. Credit: Merseyside Police.

A cannabis farm with more than 300 plants was found in Liverpool.

The haul of plants was discovered in a rented property on Stevenson Street, in Wavertree, yesterday.

The 322 cannabis plants and sophisticated hydroponic growing equipment were seized from three bedrooms and the loft.

Police say the plants have an estimated street value of around £1.3m.

The electricity was also found to have been illegally bypassed and a quantity of harvested cannabis was seized.

Witness appeal after teenage girl approached by stranger

Would you recognise the offender from this e-fit image? Credit: Merseyside Police.

Detectives have released an e-fit of a suspect they want to trace after a man acted suspiciously towards a girl in Litherland.

The incident happened at around 8.30 pm on Saturday, 10 January, when the teenage girl was walking along Moss Lane in Litherland.

A car drove past her a number of time before the driver pulled up alongside her and asked her to get inside.

The teenager ignored him and carried on walking. but the driver then got out of the car, at which point she ran off to her grandmother’s house nearby.

This type of incident is very rare and like to praise the young girl for her quick thinking.

"She did exactly the right thing by not engaging with the man and running to a place of safety."

– Detective Constable Anita Grady, Merseyside Police
  • Anyone who has any information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Funeral for PC killed on night out in Liverpool

PC Doyle died after an attack on a night out in Liverpool Credit: Merseyside Police

The funeral's taking place later of a policeman killed during a Christmas night out with colleagues in Liverpool city centre. The service for PC Neil Doyle is to be held at Liverpool Parish Church where he and his wife Sarah were married in July. Two men have already appeared at court accused of his murder, a third man was arrested this week.

Luxury limo crushed by Merseyside police

A luxury limo has been crushed by Merseyside Police after it was found to be unsafe. It's part of a scheme to make sure passengers being carried by limousines and public service vehicles are safe.

The limo seen in the footage above had been illegally 'stretched', and modified with a third axle being fitted, was seized and was crushed on Friday because it did not meet UK safety laws.

“The limousine and novelty vehicle industry has seen rapid growth in recent years and we want to see these legitimate businesses continue to thrive.

“The few businesses who insist on operating illegally and with little regard for passenger safety can expect to be prosecuted and lose their vehicles indefinitely or even, as in this case, for good.”

– Chief Inspector John Hogan

Since December 2014 Merseyside Police, working in partnership the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and Liverpool city council, have been engaged in running Operation Craton.

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