Liverpool man charged following burglary in Congleton

A 48-year-old man from Liverpool has been charged following a burglary at shop on Congleton Retail Park. At around 11.15pm on 5 September officers were called to Barn Road following reports of a burglary at a retail shop. A quantity of perfume was taken during the incident. Terence Brady, of Conleach Road in Liverpool, has […]

Missing: Sam Sommerville

We are appealing for help to locate a 16-year-old male who has been reported missing. Samuel Sommerville, known as Sam, was reported missing after he was last seen just after 8.05pm on Tuesday, 8 September outside his home. It was later reported Sam had been seen in Kirkby at 10.30am on Monday 14 September. He […]

Chester man found guilty of the attempted murder of his friend

A 62-year-old man has been found guilty of attempted murder after stabbing his friend at his home in Chester. Paul Andrews, from Alder Grove, Hoole, was convicted following a four day trial at Chester Crown Court which began on 14 September. He will be sentenced on 19 October. On the afternoon of Thursday 3 October […]

Child Sexual Abuse Review Panel (CSARP)

A former professional footballer is supporting a scheme, which helps to ensure victims of child sexual abuse get the justice they deserve. The Child Sexual Abuse Review Panel (CSARP), which is a joint enterprise between the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), looks again at cases where a victim or survivor […]

Six men charged following altercation in Chester

Six men have been charged following an altercation outside a pub in Chester. The incident occurred at around 1.30am on Friday 6 December. A 29-year-old man from Chester and a 38-year-old man from Runcorn sustained minor injuries as a result of the altercation outside the Craft & Company pub in Watergate Row North. James Lloyd, […]

Appeal for witnesses following fatal collision in Handforth

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a 34-year-old motorcyclist died following a collision in Handforth. Shortly after 10pm on Tuesday 15 September police were called to reports of an incident on the southbound carriageway of the A34 Handforth Dean bypass. Officers attended the scene and found that there had been a four-vehicle […]

County-wide initiative sees vulnerable adults safeguarded from cuckooing

A number of vulnerable adults whose homes were taken over by drug dealers have been identified and offered safeguarding support as part of a county-wide initiative. Police officers and partner agencies – including housing associations, social care and drug support services – are working together to protect those at risk from criminals who use violence […]

Macclesfield drug dealers jailed for more than 11 years

A county lines dealer from Liverpool and a drug dealer from Macclesfield have been jailed for more than 11 years. Shaun Ventre, 21, and 31-year-old Tania Dewar, were both sentenced at Chester Crown Court on Friday 11 September. Ventre, of no fixed abode, Liverpool, was sentenced to four years after admitting being concerned in the […]


Halton Borough Council is supporting a drive to recruit new adopters across the country, launching today. The Authority, along with four other local authority areas (St Helens, Cheshire West and Chester, Warrington and Wigan came together three years ago to launch Together for Adoption. It is behind the national #YouCanAdopt campaign, which aims to dispel […]