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Police appeal to trace Alan Badley

Alan Badley Credit: Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police is appealing for the public's help to trace a 50-year-old man from the Wirral area, who failed to appear at court.

Officers wish to trace Alan Badley after he failed appear on August 30 at Durham Crown Court.

Efforts have been made by the police to find him but he remains outstanding and officers are requesting the public's help to find him.

Badley is described as white, 5ft 8in tall, with blue eyes, and short dark brown hair.

Anyone who has seen Badley, or who knows of his whereabouts, is asked to call Merseyside Police on the 101 number. People with information can also contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Children's services in Wirral 'inadequate', say OFSTED

Wallasey Town Credit: ITV

Inspectors have described children's services in Wirral as inadequate, and have criticised its leadership and management.

In a report published today OFSTED inspectors say there are widespread and serious failures in the services provided by the council to children who need help and protection.

It says there has been a significant deterioration in quality since the last inspection four years ago.

Officers at Wallasey Town Hall say the authority is investing two million pounds in an improvement plan.

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