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People warned not to approach 'dangerous' wanted man James Halewood

Police describe James Halewood as dangerous Credit: Merseyside Police

Police hunting for a man wanted on recall to prison have reappealed for help to find him.

30 year old James Halewood is wanted by detectives after breaching the conditions of his licence following his release from prison last February. Halewood was originally sentenced to three years and eight months in prison in 2014 for robbery.

Halewood is known to frequent the Huyton area of Knowsley.

Officers are asking the public not to approach Halewood if they see him, as he is described as being dangerous. Instead, people are asked to call 999

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Man in serious condition after being shot in leg by masked men

The A58 West End Road is closed as police investigate on School Street. Credit: Google Earth

A man's been left in a serious condition after being shot in the leg.

It happened on School Street in Haydock. Two men with their faces covered approached the victim before one shot him to the legs. They then left the scene in a red car.

Police believe it to have been a targeted attack.

A cordon remains in place while Crime Scene Investigators carry out their enquiries.

Police are urging anyone with information to come forward.

Criminals who choose to settle their disputes with a weapon do not care about the fear and potential harm they bring to communities in Merseyside.

We need the public to help us make the streets safer by telling us what they know about this incident and criminals who use firearms.

– Chief Inspector Paddy Kelly

Man in serious condition after being stabbed in Liverpool

The attackers ran down Aldwark Road in Dovecot, towards Page Moss Lane. Credit: Google earth

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Liverpool.

Police were called on Wednesday to reports that a 38-year-old man had been stabbed in the back on Aldwark Road in Dovecot, after being approached by a group of men.

The offenders possibly then made off from the scene on foot in the direction of Page Moss Lane.

The victim suffered serious injuries and has been taken to hospital for treatment. His condition is described as stable.

I want to make it clear that Merseyside Police will not tolerate the use of knives as weapons on our streets, and the force is absolutely determined to eradicate knife crime.

It is unacceptable for people to behave in this way in a residential area and we would appeal to anyone who might know something, no matter how small, to work with us to help make your community a safer place.

– Detective Inspector Terry Davies

Anyone who witnessed the incident or saw anything suspicious that could help is asked to contact police on 101, or you can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously and for free on 0800 555 111 or via their online form.

Murder investigation underway after woman's unexplained death

Police were called to Wastdale Drive. Credit: Google Earth

Police in Merseyside are investigating an unexplained death after the body of a woman was found at an address in Wirral on Sunday.

Emergency services were called to a property on Wastdale Drive, Moreton, at around 5.45am.

The woman’s of kin have been informed.

A post mortem exam is due to take place to work out how she died.

A 61 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in custody.

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