The mother of murdered toddler James Bulger has said it is 'far too early' to release Jon Venables.
Venables and Robert Thompson were convicted of killing her son in Bootle in 1993.
He was recalled to prison after being found with indecent images of children in 2010 but is now applying for parole.
Denise Fergus has until January 20 to submit her objections to him being released.
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Officers are appealing for information from the public to help trace a missing Warrington man.
Samuel Brown has today been jailed for 18 months for sexual offenses against a 15-year-old girl.
Emergency services are treating the incident as a suspected gas explosion at the moment. Two people are believed to be seriously injured.