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Rescued seal exhausted but may still return to its natural habitat

The seal was found in a field in Newton le Willows Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

A seal rescued from a field in Newton le Willows has been described as exhausted and is now being assessed at a wildlife centre.

Police, fire officers and a local farmer earlier herded the seal onto an RSPCA trailer.

The seal has now been taken to the RSPCA's wildlife hospital in Stapley Grange, Nantwich, for assessment.

Once fully recovered they hope to release the seal back into its natural habitat.


Rescue operation underway for stranded seal in Cheshire field

Seal found in St Helens field Credit: Karen Johnson

A rescue is underway for a seal found in a field near Newton le Willows in Cheshire.

A dog walker came across the seal in the middle of a field at Red Bank Farm.

Police are at the scene to contain the seal Credit: Karen Johnson

Police say they have contained the seal and representatives from the British Diver Marine Life Rescue Service are making their way to the scene.

It's believed the seal arrived in the field via a stream.

Mother of Warrington teen jailed for joint enterprise murder welcomes review

The case of one of the gang serving life for murdering Garry Newlove in Warrington is to be re-examined to see if he has grounds to appeal.

Jordan Cunliffe was 15 when he was found guilty under the legal principle of "joint enterprise."

The decision by the Criminal Cases Review Commission to look at the case, comes on the same day as calls to review the law that helped convict him.

Matt O'Donoghue, has this exclusive report.


Warrington teen's joint enterprise conviction for murder to be re-examined

The mother of a teenager who was jailed for the joint enterprise murder of Warrington man Garry Newlove has welcomed the decision that his case will be re-examined to see if he has grounds to appeal.

Jordan Cunliffe was 15 when he was found guilty under the legal principle of "joint enterprise."

Janet Cunliffe believes her son's case is a miscarriage of justice.

Warrington teenager jailed for joint enterprise murder of Garry Newlove is to have his case reviewed

Warrington department store staff honour much-loved colleague

Lesley Wilbourne.

Staff at a Warrington department store have paid tribute to a much-loved colleague who died from cancer - and they've named a stockroom in her honour.

Lesley Wilbourne was a popular sales assistant at Debenhams in Golden Square and since losing her, friends and colleagues have raised money in her memory for Macmillan Cancer Support and also put up a plaque in her honour.

They have dedicated their cosmetics stockroom, where Lesley was known to take charge, to their friend and decided that from now on it will be known as Lesley’s Room.

Lesley’s partner John Kenny and close friend and colleague Nicky Stewart are pictured with Lesley’s plaque at Debenhams in Golden Square, Warrington.

Lesley had been at Debenhams since it opened and they all loved her there.

“They’ve been fantastic since she passed away, and they all came to the funeral.

"They all thought so much of her, it brings a lump to my throat."

– Lesley’s partner John Kenny.
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