Family of Stephen Shrimpton issue tribute following fatal bus collision on M53

The family of a bus driver who sadly died yesterday, Friday 29 September, in a fatal road traffic collision on the M53 in Wirral have issued a tribute. Stephen Shrimpton, aged 40, passed away after it was reported that a bus had struck a reservation near Junction 5 and overturned. In a tribute issued today, his family […]

Four charged in connection with incident in Great Lever


Four people have been charged following an incident in Great Lever on Thursday 28 September. Leah Whittle (07/05/1982), of Wigan Road, Westhoughton, has been charged with two counts of assault, and one count of affray and threats to commit criminal damage. William Whittle (14/6/1986), of Fellbridge Close, Westhoughton, has been charged with two counts of […]

Campaign launched to help people rethink what they drink


Just in time for this year’s ‘Sober October’, a new health initiative shaped by public feedback is taking place in Warrington, to help people cut down on the amount of alcohol they drink. The Lower My Drinking campaign – which is also running across wider Cheshire and Merseyside – includes the launch of a new app. The […]

Update: Emergency Services attend bus collision on M53


Chief Superintendent Graeme Robson said: “Emergency services (Police, Fire and Ambulance) were called to reports of an overturned bus on the M53 at 8.03am this morning. “We can confirm that the bus was a school bus that was taking pupils to West Kirby and Calday Grammar Schools on the Wirral. “We understand there were 54 people […]

Further update: Continued appeal for information following fatal RTC on M53


We are continuing to appeal for witnesses and dash-cam footage following a fatal road traffic collision on the M53 in Wirral this morning, Friday 29th September. Just after 8am we received a report that a bus had struck a reservation around Junction 5 and overturned. A 15-year-old girl and the bus driver sadly died following the […]

Cyclist dies following serious collision near Northwich


A pedal cyclist who was involved in a collision with a van near Northwich has sadly died. At around 4.25pm on Tuesday 26 September, police were called to reports of a collision at the junction of Smithy Lane and the A533, Runcorn Road, in Bartington. Officers attended the scene and found that the collision involved […]

Closure order granted for address in Runcorn


An address in Runcorn has been closed down by officers after reports of drugs offences and anti-social behaviour. The closure order for the address in The Knoll was granted at Crewe Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 27 September. This comes after officers from Runcorn Local Policing Unit provided evidence of regular parties at the property, including […]

Man charged following businesses burglaries in Northwich


Detectives investigating two burglaries at pubs in Northwich have charged a man in connection to the incidents. Wayne Meredith, of Manchester Road, Northwich, has been charged with two counts of burglary other than a dwelling with intent to steal. The 46-year-old has been remanded in custody and is set to appear at Crewe Magistrates’ Court […]