Drink and drug driver jailed after killing a pedestrian in Runcorn

A 32-year-old woman who killed a pedestrian as a result of driving whilst under the influence of alcohol and cocaine has been jailed. Gemma Clout Gemma Clout began drinking vodka mixed with peach schnapps at around 5pm on Saturday 5 October 2019. At around 9.30pm she snorted class A drug cocaine. Less than two hours […]

Man charged after pensioner assaulted during Alsager burglary incident

A 35-year-old man from Alsager has been charged after a pensioner was assaulted during a burglary incident in the town. Paul McMillan, of Crewe Road, was arrested on Monday 18 January by officers investigating the incident. It occurred at a house on Station Road at around 6am on Tuesday 10 November. An occupant was assaulted […]

Cheshire Detectives issue warning following fake police scam

Detectives are issuing a warning to the public following reports of phone calls purporting to be from the police demanding money and gift cards from residents. The scam calls use a spoofed phone number associated with Cheshire Constabulary. Fraudsters are then telling victims that they are a police officer with Cheshire Constabulary and that they […]

Appeal after man has his bicycle stolen in Runcorn robbery

Officers are appealing for information from members of the public after a man had his bicycle stolen in a robbery in Runcorn Old Town. The victim, an 18-year-old from Runcorn, was riding his lime green VooDoo mountain bike (pictured above) along Peel Street when the incident occurred at around 7.10pm on Friday 15 January. An […]

VISION FOR RUNCORN AIMS TO ATTRACT £25 MILLION FUNDING

Seven projects aimed at transforming Runcorn Town Centre into a better place to live, work and visit could secure up to £25 million investment from the Government’s Towns Fund. The projects, suggested by local people, businesses and community groups, make up the Runcorn Town Investment Plan (TIP) – a vision for the town’s future. The […]

FLU JABS STILL AVAILABLE IN HALTON

It is especially important for Halton people in ‘high risk’ groups to access their free flu vaccine. The flu vaccine, free to high risk patients, is more important than ever to help protect people from the twin issues of flu and COVID-19 this winter. This year, the flu vaccine programme is being expanded to help […]

DISRUPTION TO BIN COLLECTIONS IN HALTON

Due to significant operational difficulties, there may be disruption to some blue bin recycling collections in Halton. Residents are advised by the Council that if their blue bin is not emptied, then collection will not take place until the next scheduled collection day in a fortnight’s time. These difficulties will affect the Council’s ability to return and […]

TESCO ‘FINEST TALEGGIO’ RECALL

Tesco is recalling Tesco Finest Taleggio 200g because it contains Listeria monocytogenes. Product detailsTesco Finest TaleggioPack size 200gBatch code allUse by 25 January 2021 If you have bought the above product do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

NATIONAL INSURANCE NUMBER SCAM ALERT IN HALTON BOROUGH COUNCIL

Consumers in Halton have been receiving telephone calls from a mobile number stating that their National Insurance number is going to be suspended for essential government security reasons. Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board Member for Trading Standards, Cllr Dave Cargill, warned this was a scam. He said: “This has the aim of extracting consumer’s personal […]

Serial shoplifter from Runcorn handed a Criminal Behaviour Order

A persistent shoplifter from Runcorn has been handed a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) in a bid to curb his offending. Alan McCormick, of Bridgeway West, Windmill Hill, has been committing offences in Halton since 1999. The 40-year-old has been convicted of 29 theft-related offences, the latest of which saw him steal items worth a total […]