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Investigation launched after stately home gutted in blaze

The Hall was empty when the fire took place. Credit: Cheshire Fire Service.

An investigation is underway after a huge fire at an empty stately home in Cheshire.

Firefighters were called to Daresbury Hall, on Daresbury Lane, Runcorn, on Saturday afternoon.

When they arrived crews found that a blaze had taken hold of the large empty building.

A total of eight fire engines were called to the scene to help tackle the fire.

Firefighting operations stopped at just after 10pm last night with two fire engines remaining on the scene overnight, damping down, checking for hot spots and making sure there was no re-ignition.

"It is not yet known how the blaze started but an investigation has been launched.

"If you have any information that you think may be helpful please call Cheshire Police on 101 and tell them what you know."

– Cheshire Fire Service

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Woman stabbed in Warrington

A 68-year-old woman has been taken to Aintree hospital with serious injuries after she was stabbed in Warrington on Wednesday.

Cheshire Police were called to an address in Burtonwood where they arrested a 66-year-old woman at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder.

She has since been detained under section 2 of the mental health act.

Police investigations are ongoing.

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Police make direct TV appeal for missing 14 year old to contact them

Credit: Cheshire Police

There's increasing concern for a 14 year old girl from Cheshire who's now been missing for 11 days with no money or phone.

Jade Lynch is described by police as ''extremely vulnerable''.

She disappeared on a shopping trip to St Helens.

But now police searching for her are chasing up new leads including possible sightings in Manchester.

The man leading the inquiry is Detective Superintendent Jon Betts from Cheshire Police he's hoping Jade will hear this message:

Sister of missing Jade Lynch makes emotional appeal

Jade Lynch has been missing for 10 days Credit: Cheshire Police

The sister of missing 14-year-old Jade Lynch today made a heartfelt plea for the schoolgirl to return home.

Jade was last seen 10 days ago in St Helens after telling her younger brothers she was going to meet someone. She has not been seen or heard from since.

Police say she left home at 1.00pm on Saturday March 26 without her mobile phone and now has no access to cash.

Jade Lynch's sister: We just want to know if she's OK

Police have made a public appeal to help find Jade Credit: Cheshire Police

The sister of Jade Lynch has said she just wants to know that her sister is OK.

Stephanie Lynch was speaking at a press conference today where police were appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Jade told her brothers she was going to meet somebody on Saturday March 26 in St Helens but has not been heard or seen from since.

Jade, who is originally from the Warrington area but is currently residing in St Helens, is described as white, approximately 5ft 6 inches tall, of medium build, with long straight black hair.

At the time she was last seen she was wearing a black hoodie, which black trousers and white Nike trainers.

We love her so much and just want to know she is OK. It's not like her to not be in touch for 10 days.

– Stephanie Lynch
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