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Police find gun after a high-speed car chase

Police around the car in Huyton. Credit: Liverpool Echo.

Armed police surrounded a BMW which overturned following a high-speed chase near Liverpool.

Witnesses said the car crashed after being chased at around 80mph off the M62 motorway at Huyton.

Police said officers attempted to stop the car on Pilch Lane East, Huyton, at just after 1.45pm.

The driver made off, damaging a police car, and then lost control of his own vehicle, which hit a wall and tipped over onto its roof.

A search of the car uncovered a suspected firearm.

Police at the scene in Huyton. Credit: Liverpool Echo

Man's throat slashed in Huyton

A man's being treated in hospital for a slash wound to his throat following an assault on Merseyside.

Paramedics were called to Mardale Road, Huyton early on Friday evening.

Police say the exact circumstances of the incident are unclear.

The man, who is in his 40s, is in a serious but non life-threatening condition.

"We are keen to hear from anyone who saw this incident or saw anybody making off from the area at around 6pm."

– Det Insp Louise Birchall, Merseyside Police
  • Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, call 101 with reference number 865 or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Two men shot in 'brazen' drive-by shooting

Police were called to Lincombe Road where they found two men with shotgun wounds. Credit: Google Earth

Police are investigating after two men were shot in Huyton area of Liverpool on Monday night.

Police were called to Lincombe Road at around 9.20pm, where they found two men in their 20’s with wounds to the leg, believed to be from a shotgun.

They have been taken to hospital for treatment to their injuries, which are described as non-life threatening.

This was a brazen attack and we are determined to bring the person or people responsible to justice.

We will not tolerate the use of guns on the streets of Huyton or anywhere in Merseyside and we will do all we can to protect communities from the criminals who use them.

– Chief Inspector Mike Barrett, Merseyside Police

Police are asking anyone with information to come forward "so we can take those responsible off the streets and put them before the courts".

Anyone with information is asked to contact the gun crime hotline on 0800 230 0600, @MerPolCC, 101 quoting number 1040 or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously.

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Police investigating after dog shot dead in Merseyside

Police are investigating after a pet dog was shot and killed at a home in Merseyside.

The Dogue de Bordeaux/Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross was shot at a house in Primrose Court in Huyton in the early hours of Wednesday morning. It was taken to a vet but could not be saved. Nobody else in the property was harmed but one woman was taken to hospital as a precaution.

A small cannabis farm and equipment was also located in addition to bags of cannabis, and a 29-year-old man from Huyton has been taken to a police station for questioning on suspicion of cannabis production.

Police say they believe it was a targeted attack, and are now appealing for information.

We initially believe that this was a targeted attack towards those at the premises, but to break into a home and kill a pet dog is shocking, and must be devastating for the owners.

I am sure the vast majority of people in Huyton will be outraged that such an incident has taken place within their community, and will want those responsible removed from the streets as soon as possible.

I want to reassure the community that we will act on all information to ensure that those responsible for this callous attack are identified and brought to justice. If you saw or heard anything suspicious around 12.20am, or have home CCTV which may have captured those involved, please let us know as any details may be key to the investigation.

You can speak to police directly or call the independent charity Crimestoppers, where your information will be dealt with anonymously.

– Detective Inspector Louise Birchall, Merseyside Police
The dog was shot at a property in Primrose Court in Huyton Credit: ITV Granada

Police launch murder hunt. Boy shot on bike dies in hospital in Liverpool

Injured boy dies in hospital. Murder hunt underway. Credit: ITV

A murder investigation has been launched after the death of 17-year-old James Meadows, who was critically injured in Huyton last night.

A post mortem will now be carried out and James's family have been informed.

Officers were initially called to Lyme Cross Road at 9.40pm to reports that a 17-year-old male pillion passenger on a motorbike had fallen off and suffered a head injury. The rider of the bike failed to stop.

James was taken to hospital where a scan uncovered that he had a head wound consistent with having been shot.

House-to-house and CCTV enquiries have been carried out in the local area. A search of the area remains ongoing and high visibility patrols have also been stepped up.

Anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious is asked to call detectives on 0800 230 0600 or the Crimestoppers line, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

I would urge anyone who was in the area of Lyme Cross Road at around 9.30pm last night who may have seen the motorbike travelling at speed to contact us.

The rider of the bike left the scene and I would ask them, or anyone who knows them, to contact us as a matter of urgency as they may have information which is vital to our investigation.

I know that incidents such as this do cause concern but I want to reassure the community that we are doing everything we can to find those responsible and bring them to justice.

Criminals involved in gun crime have no regard for anyone else and I would urge the local community to come together to help us take a stand against the use of firearms and violence on our streets and report anything they saw or heard to us so we can take action."

– Detective Chief Inspector Bev Hyland
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