Three young people have been rushed to the Royal Liverpool Hospital after taking alloy-wheel cleaner as a legal high.
A lorry driver has been charged with the murder of a motorist.
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A lorry driver was today convicted of murdering another motorist after he behaved like a "predator" in an earlier road rage attack.
– Claire Lindley, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS Mersey-Cheshire
Our case was that Mark Slater clearly saw Trevor Allen standing in front of his lorry before driving over him and killing him in a fit of rage. Today, a jury agreed and found him guilty of murder.
– Detective Inspector Peter Case
The injuries sustained by Mr Allen were horrific. Whatever had happened between the pair leading up to this incident, nothing justified Slater behaving in the way that he did that day. A vehicle of such a size is a powerful weapon - his actions behind the wheel of the lorry have left a family deeply distraught and struggling to come to terms with what has happened.
Mark Slater, 46, drove his 17 tonne truck over the head of grandfather Trevor Allen, 56, whose brain "exploded" after he had stood in front of his killer's vehicle when the pair clashed while driving along the A57 near Warrington in February.
Lorry driver Mark Slater has been found guilty of the murder of Trevor Allen in a road rage incident. Mr Allen died after being deliberately run over by Slater's 17 tonne truck.
Police have released images of a group of cars after a man was ruthlessly beaten with machetes and wooden bats on a street in Monsall.
It is thought the cars contained offenders who got out and attacked two victims on a street in the middle of the afternoon. The incident is being treated as attempted murder.