Merseyside

Kent Police 'Safe Exit' Scheme Claiming to Help Women in Prostitution Instead Caused Them Harm

Ruth Jacobs | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK
Ruth Jacobs

This was not a scheme concerned with helping a group of vulnerable women. It was a scheme concerned with gentrification. The award Safe Exit received from Police and Crime Commissioner, Ann Barnes, was for 'cleaning up the streets' and not for any help given to women leaving the sex trade.

Policing Prostitution - The Merseyside Hate Crime Model That Prioritises Protection of Sex Workers

Ruth Jacobs | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK
Ruth Jacobs

Women in the sex trade don't have the protection of the police. Often when reporting crimes against them they fear being charged with something related to prostitution, not being believed, being blamed, losing their standing in the community, losing custody of their children.

Two Arrested Over Taxi Driver Shooting

PA | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK

Two men have been arrested after a taxi driver was shot amid a dispute between two groups of men at a petrol station. Police believe the 61-year-ol...

Taxi Driver Seriously Injured After Being Shot During Row At Merseyside Petrol Station

Huffington Post/PA | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK

A taxi driver was recovering in hospital today after being shot at a Merseyside petrol station in the early hours of Saturday. Police believe the 6...

Benefit Cuts 'Targeting Most Deprived Areas'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Politics

The government's welfare reforms will see as much as £850 taken away from individual residents in some of the most deprived areas of the country, Lab...

Beans Means Diversions

PA | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK

A lorry carrying tins of baked beans has crashed and shed its load across a motorway. Drivers in Merseyside were being urged to steer clear of the ...

Man Dies After City Centre Dock Rescue

PA | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK

A man has died and another is recovering in hospital after they were pulled from the waters of a city centre dock. The pair, aged 56 and 28, were r...

Wife Of Urban Splash Property Developer Found Dead In Car

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK

The wife of a prominent businessman has been found dead in a car. Nicole Falkingham, whose husband Jonathan Falkingham is the chief executive of pr...

'Gang Warfare' Behind Merseyside Shooting That Put Four Teenagers In Hospital

PA | Posted 05.08.2012 | UK

Four teenagers injured in a shooting may be the victims of gang warfare, police said tonight. Three 17-year-olds and a 15-year-old were injured in ...

Police Probe As Four Teenagers Hospitalised After Merseyside Shooting

PA | Posted 05.08.2012 | UK

Four teenagers are recovering in hospital after being shot in the same incident in Merseyside late last night. Three 17-year-olds and a 15-year-old...

OAP Badly Burned In Candles Horror

PA | Posted 07.07.2012 | UK

A pensioner suffered serious burns when candles on a birthday cake set light to her clothes at a hairdressing salon. The woman, who is believed to ...

Labour Leader Becomes Liverpool's First Elected Mayor

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Politics

Labour's Joe Anderson has become Liverpool's first elected mayor. The councillor, who has until now been leader of Liverpool City Council, won the ...

Teenage Girl Dies After Being Hit By A Car In Merseyside

PA | Posted 21.06.2012 | UK

A teenage girl has died after being struck by a car in the early hours of Sunday morning, police said. The 17-year-old, who has not been named, was...

Labour Candidate Apologies For Wishing Prince Philip Dead

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK Politics

A Labour candidate in the local elections has apologised for sending a tweet about the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. Janette Williamson, who is s...

Hillsborough Disaster Blamed On 'Drunk Fans' Leaked Files Reveal

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.03.2012 | UK Politics

Margaret Thatcher was told that a Merseyside Police officer blamed "drunken Liverpool fans" for the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, according to leaked fi...

Merseyside Man In Court Over Fatal Stabbing Of Motorist

PA | Posted 29.01.2012 | UK

A man will appear in court on Monday charged over the fatal stabbing of a motorist in broad daylight. Steven Branscombe, 42, of Boswell Street, Bir...

Footballing Legends Pay Respects To Gary Ablett

PA | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK

Premier League managers Kenny Dalglish and David Moyes joined more than 1,000 people at the funeral of former Liverpool and Everton defender Gary Able...

Lodger Appears In Court Over Southport Double Murder

PA | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK

A lodger has appeared in court charged with the murders of his landlady and her mother. The strangled bodies of Angela Holgate, 54, and 75-year-old...

Mystery After Bodies Of Two Women Found At House In Merseyside

PA | Posted 03.02.2012 | UK

Police are investigating after two women were found dead at a house. Merseyside Police were called to the address in Fairhaven Road, Southport, at ...

Watch: Liverpool Drugs Kingpin Throws Cocaine From Moving Car

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK

Footage showing a Merseyside drug dealer throwing £120,000 worth of cocaine from a moving car has been released by police. Matthew Mayor tossed 2k...

Two Schoolboys Arrested For Attempting To 'Abduct' Young Girl In Asda

PA | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK

Two schoolboys have been arrested on suspicion of trying to abduct a little girl from a supermarket. Merseyside Police are appealing for informatio...

Boris Johnson's 10 Greatest Gaffes

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has gaffed again, telling reporters on Tuesday that George Osborne's strategy to deal with the eurozone crisis is "crazy". "It's abso...

Fears For Boyfriend Of Drowned Girl

PA | Posted 30.10.2011 | UK

Detectives investigating the death of a 17-year-old girl who was found washed up on a beach are growing "increasingly concerned" for her boy...