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Burglars leave empty handed after woman pleads to keep jewellery

Five masked burglars forced their way into woman's home in Liverpool.

They gained entry after victim answered the door at her house on the East Lancashire Road, in Norris Green, at around 10pm on Friday.

She was threatened and the burglars demanded cash before searching the house.

They also demanded that the victim hand over her jewellery.

But she pleaded with them and explained that the jewellery had great sentimental value and they left empty handed.

Incidents like this thankfully don't happen too often, but the effect on the victim is devastating.

It's not hard to imagine how terrified this lady was when she was confronted by five men in her own home.

Thankfully the victim was not physically hurt and they listened to her when she pleaded with them to keep her jewellery, which was particularly sentimental.

But that does not take away from the distress caused by these men forcing their way in to her home and demanding cash through threats.

– Detective Constable Brian May, Merseyside Police

The offenders were all wearing dark clothing. Four of them are believed to have had their faces covered with scarves, whilst a fifth man was covering his face with a dust mask.

Crime Scene Investigators have carried out forensic examinations at the scene and house-to-house inquiries have taken place.

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Marley and Charlie Credit: Dogs Trust, Merseyside
Scooby Credit: Dogs Trust, Merseyside

An appeal's gone out to find homes for three rather cute Beagles. Dogs Trust Merseyside, are looking for new owners to house and train Marley, Charlie and Scooby. The Charity said Beagles are fast becoming a sought after breed with enquiries on the increase.

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Merseyside police bust cannabis farms worth £6.5m

Cannabis farms worth £6.5 million have been uncovered by Merseyside Police during a month long crackdown on organised crime.

Officers from across Liverpool, Wirral, St Helens, Sefton and Knowsley seized 6,500 plants from 84 cannabis farms. More than 160 people have been arrested in connection with growing cannabis and cash totalling £111,000 seized from them.

Superintendent Dave Charnock said the results showed what could be achieved when the public shared information with the police about drugs in their communities.

One of the largest was an 826 plants cannabis farm at a property off Leyfield Road in West Derby last Thursday.

The range in size and scale of some of these farms has been vast and it is clear that they have been set up by people who are highly organised and know what they are doing. "Many of the larger set-ups have been very sophisticated, with expensive lighting and irrigation systems to replicate the hot, humid conditions these plants need to grow. "Officers and support staff have worked tirelessly to achieve these excellent results often in difficult conditions and it has been reassuring to have so much support from the public who have given us the information we need.

"I am sure these results will show the people of Merseyide just what we can achieve when we work together to stop drug dealing and drug supply blighting our communities."

– Superintendent Dave Charnock

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Beatles taxi tour awarded for their 'Ticket to Ride'

Ian Doyle from Fab Four at strawberry fields Credit: ITV Granada, Paul Crone

A Liverpool cab company which offers tours of Beatles landmarks has been awarded the Quality Assurance Badge from the tourist board Visit England.

Fab Four Taxi Tour offers guided black cab tours of throughout the city and suburbs of Liverpool.

It gives tourists a ticket to ride in their own personalised tour.

Fab Four Taxi Tour Credit: ITV Granada, Paul Crone
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