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83 year old in Violent Burglary £3000 reward offered

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Crimestoppers offers reward of up to £3,000 for information on violent Leyland burglary 

 

 

Crimestoppers have offered a reward of up to £3,000 for information leading to any arrests in a violent Leyland burglary, Crimestoppers and Police are appealing for information into the incident in which an 83 year old pensioner from the Wellington Avenue area of Layland.

Lancashire Police told Breaking News ” The pensioner, aged 83, opened the door to the thief at 8.30pm on Tuesday 1st October. He was then pushed backwards onto the stairs and dragged through to his lounge by the ankles where the thief demanded cash. The pensioner was kicked and elbowed before his hands were slashed with a knife as he tried to defend himself and crawl away.”

“This horrific ordeal continued as he was forced up the stairs on his knees with the knife pointed at his neck and watched as the burglar ransacked his possessions. The burglar made away with a wallet and additional cash that had been put aside for food shopping.”

Today independent charity crime stoppers are offering a reward for information passed to the charity, that leads to the arrest and conviction of the man responsible in this crime.

Crimestoppers’ North West Regional Manager, Gary Murray, said: “This burglary was a cruel and terrifying attack on an elderly man. The severity of this crime demands that this should not go unpunished. We would urge anyone who may have information to contact Crimestoppers and for them to be assured that they can do so with total anonymity.”

 

If you have any information on this incident please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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Man stabbed in horrific road rage incident in Small Heath

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A man in his 20s has suffered life-changing injuries after being stabbed following a road rage incident at 5.30pm

The motorist was stabbed in the horror attack on Coventry Road in Small Heath.

Police say the victim, aged in his 20s, suffered ‘life changing’ injuries in the attack at 5.30pm on Tuesday.

They are now hunting the knifemen who fled the scene after the broad daylight attack.

The air ambulance later landed close to the scene of the incident near Aubrey Road and took the victim to hospital.

A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: “Police were called after a man was injured on Coventry Road, Small Heath shortly after 5.30pm today (22 May).

“It is believed a dispute took place after a road traffic collision and a man in his 20’s suffered serious knife injuries.

“He has been taken to hospital where his condition is described as life changing.

“The offender is believed to have fled.

“Police are currently at the scene, which has been cordoned off and forensic enquiries are being conducted.

“No arrests have been made and anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 quoting log number 2006 of 22 May.”

Dramatic pictures showed a number of police cars in the Coventry Road /Aubrey Road area, with a large part of the road cordoned off.

Crowds of onlookers had gathered at the scene.

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Just In: active shooter at complex in Panama City Florida

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Armed cops are responding to reports of an active shooter at an apartment complex in Panama City Florida.

Members of the public are to Run, Hide & Tell.

At this moment in time it is unclear how many people have been injured in the incident.

Local media suggests that at least one person has been grazed by gun fire.

That person is believed to be in a serious but stable condition.

Members of the public are told to avoid the area of the 2300 block of Beck Avenue until further notice.

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Person under a train at London’s Lancaster Gate tube station throwing the Central Line into chaos as commuters head home

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Emergency services evacuated a rush hour tube station after a person fell underneath a train.

Passengers were told to leave Lancaster Gate tube station on the Central Line shortly after 6.30pm.

There is no service currently on the White City to Marble Arch eastbound due to a person on the track.

This is causing what is being described as minor delays on the rest of the line.

Witnesses said several ambulances and fire engines raced to the scene.

The incident is having a local impact on roads in the surrounding area of the tube station.

To allow emergency services access the A402 Bayswater Road eastbound between Lancaster Terrace and Westbourne Street has been closed.

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