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Distraction burglars steal "very personal" jewellery

Police say "very personal" items were stolen Credit: PA

Detectives are trawling CCTV footage, after a gang of burglars raided a couple's home in Bromborough by distracting them at their front door.

A man rang their door bell on Saturday evening and asked to see the homeowner's wife. As soon as she appeared, the caller vanished.

The couple soon realised the man was part of a burglary gang, as someone had forced their way into the back of the house while they were occupied at the front.

Money and what police describe as "very personal" jewellery were stolen, including a pendant in the shape of the Koran attached to a gold chain; a gold ring with a single ruby; a gold charm bracelet with more than 20 charms; and a gold pendant with Arabic writing on it.

Officers say the burglar at the door was white, in his late 20s, 5ft 11in, and slim. He was wearing a black baseball cap with a blue rim.

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Battery removed from smoke alarm

Fire investigators at a house in Wirral where a woman died say the batteries had been removed from a smoke alarm.

A joint police and fire investigation is underway into the cause of the blaze at a house in Village Road, Higher Bebington.

We have found that there was a smoke alarm in the rear room on the ground floor of the property and the battery had been removed but we do not know when this took place. Our investigation is continuing.

– Station Manager Barry Moore, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

Fire crews were called to the address shortly before 6pm on Sunday and during a search of the property the body of a woman was found.

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Sacked bus drivers still awaiting pay

Bus drivers who lost their jobs when a Wirral firm went into liquidation are still waiting to be paid for work before the company ceased trading.

Drivers turned up for work at Impera last month to find the gates locked. Some drivers have been told they'll receive redundancy payouts. The company employs more than 60 people. Paul Brennan was one driver whose wages were stopped when the firm closed down:

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