A cancer patient has built and dedicated a model boat to the nurse that helped him.
“The Sue Byrne” was built by Jeffery Prout who has prostate cancer, as a way of showing his deepest thanks for the care he received from Sue. Compared with the recent Boaty McBoatface story, what this model boat lacks in scale, it more than makes up in emotion and meaning.
Diagnosed in 2014, Mr Prout needs constant monitoring and reassessment. Community nurse Sue Byrne, has been responsible for his care and has developed a close friendship with Mr Prout and his family from Woodchurch.
A builder by trade, Mr Prout has continued to apply his skills into retirement and diagnosis, building model boats for his family members and Wirral Hospice St John’s.
Mr Prout said “I have incredible reassurance because she will always answer me and listen to what I have to say. She is somebody to call on to allay my fears and worries when things are down. I don’t know what I’d do without her.”
“I always did admire his boats, but I had no idea he was making one for me! He thanked me for everything I’d done for him. The boat itself is in prime position in our house. My family love it and everyone comments on it saying how lovely it is.”
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Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a 24 year-old man was assaulted in Wirral on Sunday 27 March.
It is believed that a fight broke out between several males attending a large scale function at Thornton Manor in Thornton Hough at around 10.50pm.
Shortly afterwards the 24 year-old victim was seen by staff in the venue’s garden area to have suffered an injury to his abdomen which was consistent with a stab wound.
He was taken to hospital for treatment where his condition is described as stable.
A 25 year-old man and a 26 year-old man were later arrested on suspicion of s18 assault and are being questioned by detectives.
CCTV and forensic opportunities are currently being explored and detectives are appealing for anyone who was at the function and may have witnessed the assault to come forward.
Detective Inspector Paul Parry said:
We believe that a large number of people were in attendance at the function at Thornton Manor and may have witnessed what happened leading up to the man being assaulted, or the assault itself.
Many of those people had already left the venue when patrols arrived and we are keen to speak to anyone who thinks they might have seen something or think they can help with our enquiries.
Anyone with information is asked to call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 2265 or the confidential Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.
Parts of the Lady Lever Gallery in Wirral have been completely overhauled, with new displays showing off more than 1500 items.
It's a truly amazing exhibition and tomorrow it's re-opening to the public.
Tim Scott has been for a preview:
A man has died following a fire in West Kirkby. Crews were called to Boulton Avenue in the early hours of this morning.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene and a woman was taken to Arrowe Park Hospital.
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