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Mobile chemotherapy unit opens in Southport

Southport's new mobile chemotherapy unit Credit: Clatterbridge Cancer Centre

A new mobile chemotherapy unit opened in Southport today.

It is a year since the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre launched their northern pilot scheme in Chester.

The mobile units offer patients life-saving treatment closer to home.

Inside the unit Credit: Clatterbridge Cancer Centre


19 year old woman arrested over death of woman in Southport

Police tape Credit: PA

Police have arrested a woman as part of an investigation into the death of a woman found in Southport.

Emergency services were called to Guildford Road at around 10am on Tuesday, 7 January to reports that a body of a woman in her fifties had been found.

The woman has been identified and next of kin are being advised.

A 19-year-old woman was arrested at the property on suspicion of murder.

Appeal after man goes missing in Southport

John Munnelly: Missing from Home Credit: Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police are appealing for the public's help in tracing a missing man from Southport.

John Munnelly, aged 80, was last seen on Saturday on Ocean Plaza and also in the town centre having been reported missing by staff at Abbotsbury care home in Park Road.

He is known to frequent the McDonald's restaurant in Southport town centre, but is also known to visit the Banks, Bootle and Preston areas.

John is white, around 5ft 7ins tall, of medium build with blue eyes, short cropped white hair and stubble. He speaks with an Irish accent.

Detective Constable Sarah Marshall, said: "We are very worried about him because he is known to sleep rough and the weather has turned very cold at night.

"John is a well known sight in Southport's takeaway and fast food restaurants so I am sure people will recognise his picture and if they have seen him since weekend, I'd urge them to call the police with that information so that we can check John is safe and well."


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