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Elderly woman killed in Formby car crash

Betty Jones, 84, was a passenger in one of the cars involved in the crash. Credit: Merseyside Police

An elderly woman has died after a car crash in Formby, Merseyside.

Betty Jones, 84, from Southport, died in hospital after the car she was travelling in as a passenger was involved in a collision with another car.

Police say the drivers of both cars stopped at the scene and are assisting officers with enquiries. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

It happened on Friday afternoon on Orrell Hill Lane, near the Red Squirrel pub.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the crash to come forward.

Body found in search for missing Wirral man

Simon Watson, 45, was last seen on CCTV at a bank in Birkenhead days after going missing. Credit: Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police says a body has been found in the search for Simon Watson, 45, from Prenton, who went missing nearly four weeks ago.

The body was found on Friday, but officers have not disclosed where.

Police say the death is being treated as unexplained. A post-mortem examination will take place to establish the cause.

The body has not yet been formally identified.

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Breaking: Police dealing with industrial fire in Birkenhead

Merseyside Police is advising members of the public to avoid the Price Street area of Birkenhead Credit: Stevie Gee

Merseyside Police is advising members of the public to avoid the Price Street area of Birkenhead after a fire at an industrial unit.

Granada Reports viewer Stevie Gee sent in these videos from the scene.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and Merseyside Police are on the scene of the fire on Price Street, which was reported just before 11am today.

Members of the public are advised to stay away from the area if driving or on foot while emergency services deal with the incident.

A cordon has been established and road closures are in place including Price Street, St Edwards Close, St Edwards Mews, and Beckwith Street at its junction with Duke Street.

Some properties within the cordon have been evacuated as a precaution.

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