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Another prisoner escapes police custody at Aintree Hospital

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A prisoner has escaped from guards during an Aintree Hospital visit this morning - just months after a convicted killer escaped at the same hospital.

Merseyside Police confirmed a prisoner from HMP Altcourse got away from two prison guards supervising him for treatment at the accident and emergency department.

Luckily the 21 year old man was arrested minutes later in nearby Delagoa Road.

The man has been returned to prison where he is serving a sentence for breaching licence conditions.

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It comes just months after convicted murderer Shaun Walmsley escaped when two men armed with a knife and a gun confronted prison officers guarding him at the hospital in February.

Shaun Walmsley Credit: Merseyside Police

Walmsley has not been seen since and remains on the run. He was serving life with a minimum term of 30 years for the murder of Anthony Duffy in May 2014.

Police seek Greater Manchester man after Prescot burglary

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Police in Merseyside are trying to trace a Greater Manchester man after a burglary in Prescot.

Officers say they want to speak to 25-year-old Rory Connor, and have asked anyone who knows where he is to contact them.

It's after a home was burgled in Prescot in December last year. Cash and a safe were taken.

Anyone with information is asked to call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 6802 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Alternatively, provide information to Crimestoppers online at:

Merseyside Police appeal to taxi driver for help in finding missing woman

Missing Georgiana Olteanu Credit: Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police have issued an image of a taxi as detectives appeal directly to the driver for help in tracing a 30-year-old Romanian woman who went missing from her home in Liverpool last month.

Georgiana Olteanu, was last seen on Saturday, 18th March at approximately 11pm at Aintree Hospital. She was subsequently reported missing on 11th April by relatives and detectives have been making extensive enquiries to find her ever since.

Georgiana is described as being white, 5ft 2in tall, of medium build with long fair hair and a pale complexion.

She was last seen wearing a beige or cream-coloured three quarter-length hooded jacket, a pink top with pink tracksuit bottoms, white trainers, and was carrying a large black handbag.

Officers are appealing directly to a taxi driver who detectives believe may have picked Georgiana up at Aintree Hospital at around 11pm on Saturday, 18th March to contact police.

"This person is not in any trouble, but we believe they may have information that could help us locate Georgiana.

If you are the taxi driver in the silver or light grey Hackney cab pictured, which we know gave Georgiana a lift at about 11pm on Saturday, 18 March, we would like you to contact Merseyside Police.

Any information you have about where Georgiana was dropped off or what she may have said in the vehicle could prove vital to our efforts to find her."

– Detective Inspector Phil Mahon, Merseyside Police
Merseyside Police are looking for the driver of this taxi for help in finding Georgiana Credit: Merseyside Police
  • Detectives would urge Georgiana, the taxi driver or anyone who knows of her whereabouts to call Merseyside Police on 101 or the charity Missing People on 116 000 or email


Police investigate Liverpool shooting

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Police are investigating a shooting in Liverpool.

Officers were called to the junction of Kirkstone Road North and Condron Road North in Litherland at around10pm last night, after reports of gunshots being heard.

After searching the of the area, police found a Toyota car that had bullet holes damage consistent with a firearms discharge.

Nobody was in the car at the time and at this stage it no one has come forward as being injured in the shooting.

Detectives say an investigation is currently underway and house-to-house and CCTV enquiries are ongoing.

A cordon remains in place this morning.

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