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Two men arrested in connection with 'hit-and-run' death

Two men have been arrested following the death of a girl in a suspected hit-and-run.

Four-year-old Violet-Grace Youens died after she was hit by a black Ford Fiesta while walking through St Helens last week.

Violet-Grace Youens Credit: Family handout

Two men were caught on CCTV fleeing the scene after the crash in Prescot Road at around 3pm on Friday.

A 27-year-old man from St Helens has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He has been detained at a police station in Merseyside to be interviewed.

A 23-year-old man from Prescot was arrested on suspicion of being carried on a stolen vehicle and has since been released pending further enquiries.


Merseyside Police looking for Phillip Maddox

Phillip Maddox Credit: Merseyside Police

Police in Merseyside have stepped up their search for a man believed to have information on an assault that happened in St Helens on Sunday.

Phillip Maddox, 46, from the Rainford area, remains outstanding despite police efforts to trace him.

He's described as white, 6ft tall, with green eyes and shaved black hair with a heavy build.

  • Anyone with information is urged to contact Merseyside police by calling 101.
  • Or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


Appeal for help after woman suffers serious head injury

Police are trying to find out how a woman found collapsed in St Helens suffered a serious head injury.

The woman, who is in her 40s, was taken to hospital after being found on Ormskirk Street on Friday.

The woman has been identified but detectives want to speak to anyone who may have seen her in the hours before she was found.

She is described as a white, of slim build, 5ft 4 in tall, wearing a dark coloured parka coat with fur on the collar, blue jeans and brown boots.

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