A unique new campaign aimed at women who have been suffering domestic abuse during the school summer holidays is being launched in Wirral.
The number of reported sexual offences against children in Lancashire has risen by nearly a third this year.
Two people arrested after the wife of a businessman was found frozen to death in the back of a car will not face criminal charges.
A mother whose son was left severly brain damaged after falling off a scrambler bike is backing a crackdown on illegal bikes over the summer.
The six week operation on Merseyside will target hotspots for riders involved in the illegal or anti social use of scramblers.
Elaine Willcox has the story.
The mother of a teenager, left brain damaged by a scrambler bike crash, is demanding tighter regulations.
Liam Clark from St Helens needs 24-hour hospital care.
His mum, Nicky Woods, says children should be banned from using the bikes.
Police across the North West are cracking down on scrambler use.
Police are questioning a man who was arrested in connection with a hit and run incident in Farnworth. A 17 year old girl suffered serious head injuries when she was knocked down on Anchor Lane. She's seriously ill in hospital. Police have arrested a 26 year old Bolton man.
Greater Manchester Police are searching for the river of white van knocked down a teenager and left her fighting for her life. The 17 year old was left with serious head injuries after being hit on Anchor Lane in Farnworth early this morning.
– Police Constable Leigh Rickett, GMP
"We are at the early stages of our investigation and would appeal for anyone with any information to contact us."
A teenaged girl is fighting for her life after a hit and run accident in Farnworth. The 17 year old suffered serious head injuries in the incident on Anchor Lane in the early hours. Police are searching for the driver of a white van.
A man has been jailed for 12 years for killing a pensioner in Blackburn. Anthony Curry of Dyson Street had earlier pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 88 year old Christopher Proctor at his home on Pleckgate. His body was discovered after a fire at the house.
– Superintendent Paul Withers, Lancashire Police
“Whilst pleading guilty saves the family the trauma of having to sit through a trial, it doesn’t diminish the serious consequences of Anthony Curry’s actions. Curry showed no regard for Mr Proctor, he was just intent on stealing from him. Over a period of time he befriended him and preyed on his vulnerability and took advantage. This really is a tragic case that touched the hearts of the local community. I would like to thank those people who came forward with information that assisted our investigation."
A man has been jailed for killing a pensioner in Blackburn. Anthony Curry of Dyson Street had earlier pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 88 year old Christopher Proctor at his home on Pleckgate. Curry has been sentenced to 12 years.
Merseyside Police has warned drivers that drinking and driving will not be tolerated after a campaign saw an increase in people failing breath tests. Of 7000 drivers tested for drugs and drink in a four- week operation over 164 were either 'over the limit' or failed/ refused to take the test.
– Chief Inspector John Hogan, Merseyside Police
"These results show our determination to stamp out drink driving in Merseyside..
"We’ve conducted more tests than ever, in the mornings and evenings to get our message across to drivers that both we and the road using public of Merseyside will not tolerate this behaviour.
"It’s disappointing that there’s been a corresponding increase in the number of drivers who choose to drink and drive and place themselves and other members of the public in danger".
Five per cent of drivers under the age of 25 who were tested failed the breathalyser test – that is double the overall average
Merseyside Police has released the results of a four week campaign focused on drink and drug driving. 7000 drivers were breathalysed across Merseyside. Over 164 of those tested were either 'over the limit' or failed/ refused to take the test.
A man held a gun to the head of a woman working at a 40th birthday party in Middleton. Police say that the incident left all those present extremely shaken.
– Detective Constable Nick Price, GMP
“These two robbers have entered a crowded venue and used a gun and threats of violence to steal cash. We can’t say with any certainty whether the gun was real or an imitation, but that will have in no way lessened the impact this has had on those present. What should have been an enjoyable and celebratory occasion ended in chaos because of these two men and someone will know who they are. "