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Respite centre in Southport marks Paralympic Day

A respite centre in Southport is marking National Paralympic Day with a sports event for its residents.

The Revitalise centre Credit: ITV Granada

The Revitalise centre offers respite holidays for disabled people and their carers.

The Revitalise centre Credit: ITV Granada

Competitors took part in activities such as swimming and table tennis. The event coincides with the Anniversary Games held at Olympic Stadium.


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Mum of 'abandoned' baby is found

Merseyside Police say the mother of a newborn baby found in Southport has been found.

She was found within the Merseyside area and is currently receiving medical treatment.

Superintendent Claire Richards, said: “I would like to thank the local community, the online community and the media for their assistance in this matter.”

CCTV hope in search for mum of abandoned baby

Police hope this blurred CCTV image may lead to answers about the abandoned baby Credit: Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police have issued a CCTV image of a woman officers are keen to trace after a newborn baby was left abandoned in Southport last night (Thursday, 16 April).

Officers believe the woman pictured may have information that could help them with enquiries and would urge her or anyone who recognises her to contact us.

Superintendent Claire Richards, said: “Our primary concern at this time is for the welfare of the mother and I would urge the woman pictured to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 3835 or 101.

VIDEO: Footage of baby 'April' found abandoned in Southport amusement arcade

Police trying to identify the mother of a newborn baby found abandoned inside public toilets just hours after being born have released a short video of the child they have named 'April'.

Merseyside Police are keen to trace the mother of the girl, who was named after the month of her discovery by staff at the Ormskirk Hospital where she is being treated.

The amusement arcade where 'April' was found Credit: GTV
Police vehicles outside Silcocks Credit: GTV

Emergency services were called to Silcock's Amusement Arcade on Nevill Street in Southport at about 6.50pm on Thursday 16 April after staff found a baby abandoned inside the disabled toilets.

The video, released by police today, show the baby girl dressed in a floral-patterned pink baby grow provided by the staff.

A police spokesman said there was evidence to suggest the baby was "born where she was found".

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