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Police appeal after man escapes Sefton Magistrates Court

James Gelling Credit: Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police is searching for a 27-year-old man who escaped from court today.

James Gelling from Southport appeared before South Sefton Magistrates Court to face charges of assault and criminal damage.

At around 12.30 pm, police were notified that he had escaped.

Gelling is described as white, 5’10” tall with ginger hair.

Bellew and Cleverly weigh-in ahead of tomorrow night's fight

There are just 24 hours left until one of the biggest sporting events of the year- when Liverpool will be hosting a highly-anticipated night of boxing.

Tickets for the rematch between local hero Tony Bellew and Welshman Nathan Cleverly sold out in less than 48 hours, making it the fastest selling sporting event ever held at the Echo Arena.

Today, at the final weigh in, both boxers weighed-in at 14st 3lbs.

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Woman arrested over murder of man in Liverpool

Charlecote Street, Dingle, in Liverpool Credit: Google

A 21-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died after being stabbed at a house in Charlecote Street in Liverpool this morning.

The man was treated by paramedics at the scene and was taken to hospital by ambulance but died a short time later.

A post mortem examination is yet to take place.

House-to-house inquiries are underway and an investigation is being carried out.

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Friday: Wet and windy weather from the southwest

Radar rainfall image at 10.05 am Friday 21st Nov 2014 Credit: Met Office

After a dry start, and cold start for some sheltered areas first thing - where Nantwich dipped to 0.1°C overnight, the weather goes downhill today.

Cloud builds, rain moves in, and winds gather strength - becoming strong for the coastline and the Isle of Man with mean speeds of 30mph and gusts 40-45mph.

A far milder night ahead with cloud and further outbreaks of rain remaining, heavy at times. Conditions should gradually ease towards dawn.

Missing teenager could be in Birkenhead, say police

Merseyside Police are appealing for information about a missing teenager from North Wales, who could be in Birkenhead.

13 year old boy Liam Anderson has not been seen since around 11:00 on Wednesday.

He is described as 5’4 tall, of thin build, with short brown cropped hair and freckles.

Second case of meningitis at Liverpool Hope University

A second case of meningitis has been confirmed at Liverpool Hope University.

It follows the death of student Alisha Bartolini, whose body was discovered at her university halls of residence earlier this month.

Alisha Bartolini Credit: Merseyside Police

Public Health England said:

"Health protection experts from Public Health England are working with staff and students at Liverpool Hope University after a second confirmed case of meningococcal infection at the same halls of residence.

An 18-year-old student is currently being treated in hospital and is recovering well."

– Public Health England, spokesperson

Liverpool Hope University said they will ensure that all staff and students 'receive the appropriate support, reassurance and advice'.

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