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Sovereign Porter: concerns grow for missing girl

have you seen Sovereign Porter? Credit: Merseyside Police

A 16 year old girl has gone missing from Southport.

Sovereign Porter was last seen at home on Saturday 17th February at 2pm.

Her family are growing increasingly concerned for her safety and are asking for the public's help.

Sovereign was last seen wearing black leggings, a black coat with faux fur trim around the hood and white ‘huarache’ trainers.

We are making extensive efforts to find Sovereign and return her home safely. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to get in touch by calling 101.

– Merseyside Police

Information can also be left with the independent charity Missing People by calling 116 000 or by emailing 116000@missingpeople.org.uk.

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Women killed in travel agents named as Cassie Hayes

Cassie Hayes Credit: Social media

A woman who was killed in a travel agents in Southport has been named as Cassie Hayes.

Officers were contacted at 1.25pm on Saturday following reports that a 28 year-old woman had been injured at the Tui travel agents on Chapel Street.

The woman was taken to hospital where she subsequently died from her injuries. Her next of kin have been informed.

A 30 year-old man from the St Helens area has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently being held in custody.

It is believed that the incident was domestic-related.

Friends have paid tribute to Cassie.

I'll never forget the time we had working together in that shop, we'd literally be crying with laughter and holding each other up at points, she had a wicked sense of humour and always that cheeky little smile, she helped make that job one of the best times of my life, sleep tight beautiful, heaven most definitely has gained an angel.

– Friend Gordon Campbell

BREAKING: Woman attacked in travel agents dies

Merseyside Police has confirmed a murder investigation has been launched following an incident in Southport today.

Officers were contacted at 1.25pm following reports that a 28 year-old woman had been injured at the Tui travel agents on Chapel Street. The woman was taken to hospital where she subsequently died from her injuries.

The woman’s next of kin have been informed.

A 30 year-old man from the Southport area has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently being held in custody.

It is believed that the incident was domestic-related.

Detectives are appealing for anyone with information to contact Merseyside Police on 101 quoting log 470 of 13th January or the Crimestoppers line anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police incident in Southport

Merseyside Police has confirmed that officers are currently at the scene of an incident in Southport. They were contacted at 1.25pm following reports of concern for a female at a shop on Chapel Street.

A female has been taken to hospital. A male has been detained are the scene.

The incident remains ongoing.

Man shot on busy road in Southport

A man has been shot in Southport.

The man, who's in his 20s, has been left with a non-life threatening head injury.

Police were called after reports of a gunshot in the area of Eastbank Street in the town. A bus driver was also found with a minor injury and will be taken to hospital.

Police remain at the scene and a road closure is currently in place on Eastbank Street from Kings Street to Lord Street.

This was the scene in Southport this afternoon Credit: Rob Townsend

I want to appeal to any witnesses to this incident to come forward.

To fire any weapon in a busy street at this time of the day is incredibly reckless and there will have been numerous people in the area, some of whom may have seen the incident or somebody running off, or have dashcam or CCTV footage to assist.

We are determined to find the person responsible and bring them to justice and I want to reassure people that there are extensive enquiries ongoing to establish the circumstances.

– Chief Inspector Paul Sutcliffe, Merseyside Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers on the gun crime hotline on 0800 230 0600 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Information can also be provided via their online form: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information-online.

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