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Man threatened with machete in Skelmersdale, West Lancashire

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DETECTIVES are appealing for information following a robbery in Skelmersdale in which a man was threatened with a machete.

Around 1.35am on Tuesday 25 February 2014, two men approached the back of a flat on Acregate, smashed a window and leaned in and threatened the man inside.

One of the men was armed with a machete and demanded money from the 57 year old. The victim handed over a mobile phone and a quantity of cash before the two men left.

Fortunately the man wasn’t physically injured but was left shaken by what had happened.

DC Jo Collinson said: “This was a terrifying incident for the man involved and I would appeal to anybody who has any information about it to contact police.

“What you may believe to be insignificant could prove crucial to this investigation so I would urge anybody to come forward with even the smallest amount of information.”

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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Hostages taken by armed man at Nuneaton Bowling Alley

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Armed Police officers are currently dealing with an ongoing hostage situation at a Bowling Alley.

A man armed with a sawn-off shotgun has taken an unknown number of hostages within the complex.

Mehdi Afshar Chief Executive of MFA bowl has confirmed a gunman is holding hostage two members of his staff. It is believed that the suspect is an ex-husband or boyfriend of one of the team members being

Mehdi believes that the suspect is an ex-husband or boyfriend of one of his team members.

There are only two members of staff unaccounted after the duty manager checked to see if all staff members were accounted for after leaving the building.

Armed police responded to the armed incident at around 3pm on Sunday 22nd October 2017.

The incident is not believed to be terror-related, The gunman is believed to have allowed a number of families to leave the scene suggesting this could be targeted at individual people within the bowling alley.

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Video footage shows a number of armed police officers in a car park at the scene.

 

Warwickshire Police will only confirm they are currently dealing with an “ongoing incident”. and that there is an incident within the MFA Bowl however they have not confirmed the nature of the incident.

A number of armed officers and police vehicles can be seen within the car park outside of the Subway near to the bowling alley.

A lot of families and young children were within the alley at the time of the incident celebrating birthdays. One eyewitness told Police Hour that the gunman allowed them to leave telling them to go.

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The full area is on lockdown with all roads in and out of the area have been blocked and no one is allowed to leave the Nearby Odeon Cinema located next door to the bowling alley or a nearby soft play centre.

The Air Ambulance has landed near the bowling alley and has since left the location.

West Midlands Ambulance Service are currently on scene and have put in place a major incident plan.

Warwickshire Police are urging people to stay away from the area while they deal with the ongoing situation.

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Urgent Warning over exploding paw patrol soap after boy three in intensive care bath bomb exploded

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Three-year-old boy is currently in a critical condition after a canister of Paw Patrol bath foam exploded while he was having a bath

The product has not been recalled, however, we would urge all parents to think twice when thinking about using this product.

The little tot is currently being cared for at Belfast’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children last night.

The little boy has burns to the outside and inside of his body, it is believed he was in the bath with his Paw Patrol Foam soap and it suddenly exploded.

The boy who has not been named was rushed to hospital on blue lights in a critical condition.

A spokesman for the Belfast Trust said the little boy is “in the children’s intensive care unit and his condition is critical”.

Nickelodeon confirmed that they had heard about the incident and that they were investigating the matter.

Confirming “We are terribly sorry to hear about this dreadful incident and we are gathering more information about the licensed product involved.”

Paw Patrol is an animated TV programme that is broadcast on Nickelodeon and is popular with kids and features six rescue dogs.

But they did not say whether or not the product would be withdrawn from sale.

You can buy the bath foam at a range of high street shops.

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Urgent appeal takes 2 seconds to share to help find missing teen from York

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Please share this picture far and wide in hope that we can bring this 13-year-old back home . It only takes one person who shares this to spot her and be that’s difference

North Yorkshire Police is urgently appealing for information to help find a missing 13-year-old girl from York.

Elise Donoghue was last seen leaving her drama class at the York Theatre Royal on St Leonard’s Place just before 8pm on 19 October.

It’s thought Elise is without money or access to a mobile phone, and she is considered vulnerable due to her age.

Police enquiries have been ongoing to locate in York where it is known she has connections in the Fulford and Danesgate areas of the city.

There is also a possibility she headed to York Railway Station and boarded a train heading towards the north-west where she has friends in the Cheshire area. British Transport Police is assisting with enquiries.

Elise is described as white, 5ft 2in tall, blonde hair with a medium build. When she was seen she was wearing a grey hooded -top, black leggings, black Ugg boots and she carrying a shoulder bag.

Anyone who knows where Elise is or have seen a girl matching her description, please call North Yorkshire Police as a matter of urgency on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference number 12170187979.

If Elise you are reading this there is help and support available simply call or text 116000 they will be able to help you free and confidential.

Anyone who is currently missing from home Missing people are here to help you whenever you are ready; they can listen, talk you through what help you need, pass a message for you and help you to be safe. Call. Text. Anytime. Free. Confidential. 116000

They are also on hand to provide support for anyone who has been recently returned home having been missing.

 

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