A horrendous sexual attack on a young boy has shocked Birkdale. A 16 year old boy was reportedly pulled from his bike and chased by an unidentified Male who exposed his penis while shouting lewd remarks. Police remain on scene near to the Crown Pub Taylors on Liverpool Road, Birkdale. The incident happened shortly before 6.30pm this evening. A man has been detained...
Concern over Children Centres Southport Liberal Democrat councillors have expressed grave concern over Seftoun Council’s proposal to combine the work of Children Centres with Talbot Street Family Centre. “This plan by Sefton Council is fraught with potential problems and is very worrying because these two centres fulfil different roles for the benefit of children and families and to amalgamate them can...
Merseyside Police is appealing for information to locate a man from Southport who has not been seen since Saturday 16 September. Mark Baghurst, aged 48, was last seen outside Heron Foods on Tulketh Street at approximately midday. He is described as white, around 6ft tall, of stocky build, with grey hair and blue eyes. He has a tattoo of a woman...
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PRIMINISTER Theresa May has “enduring support” from Conservative colleagues insists Southport MP Damien Moore. His support follows a week of speculation regarding her continual tenure as Prime Minister. Damien Moore said Britain was at a “constitutional milestone” and constituents required strong local and national representation in the years ahead, not another election based upon “unfounded speculation.” Speaking to OTS News,...
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Wesley Street traders are busy preparing their ‘Scare’crows and getting ready for their village “fate” as part of Southport Halloween Festival. The “fate” will be a fun filled day of traditional fate activities all with a spooky, scarecrow twist.  There will be music, magic and clog dancing.  Crafts with Creation Station, lots of spooky story telling and of course...
Two sporting enthusiasts are in the running for proposal of the year after getting engaged on the same spot where they met as likeminded joggers half a decade ago. Howard Nuttall has got down on one knee many times to tie his running shoes in front of his partner Donna Spencer but last week, instead of lacing up, he popped...
An early hours armed burglary was foiled in High Park today, but terrified residents are warning others to be on their guard. A house on Byrom Street was targeted in the early hours of this morning, Saturday 7th October, but the intruders were foiled by an eagle eyed neighbour disturbed from their sleep. Intruders were seen by a neighbour lurking around...
Furious drivers who have to use Bold Street as a rat run are being forced to mount the pavement to avoid an ever growing pot hole. The hole in the road opened up in late July and has been growing wider ever since causing a number of problems for pedestrians and drivers. Now there’s so little space that fed up motorists...
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Man charged following Cemetery Road attack Dale Tennant has been remanded in custody until Tuesday, 31 October. Merseyside Police detectives investigating an assault in Southport on Sunday, 1 October have charged a man with assault and possession of an offensive weapon. 24-year-old Dale Tennant from Riding Street in Southport was remanded in custody and will appear at Sefton Magistrates Court this morning, Tuesday...
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A man in his 50's has been rushed to hospital after being stabbed numerous times over a reported drugs debt. The male, who was cycling down Princes Street earlier today, was accosted in a targeted attack where he was stabbed multiple times by an unknown assailant. OTS News understands that the stabbing was in retaliation to an unpaid drug debt which...
A furious attack on a defenceless Southport woman has left her without the majority of her hair. The shocking attack, launched on Southport woman Jo Tedin has left her fearing more attacks after she was allegedly assaulted by another furious woman. Perhaps even more shockingly, Police took nearly half a day to arrive to Jo’s aid and take a victim statement,...
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Down and out addicts forced to steal to keep warm Drunken drug addicts left in a Comatose state this morning were forced to steal blankets and bedding from the Vincent hotel just to keep warm (Monday 25 September 2017). Resources to help these unfortunate souls are at an all time low, meaning it’s likely they will stay at the Band Stand...
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Reward issued to find Wesley Street raiders A reward has been offered for anyone who can identify a group of males who methodically raided a Wesley Street shop. The shop was broken into overnight on September 16th and CCTV footage appears to show a red car - possibly a Seat or a Nissan parking up before making a speedy getaway. It’s thought...
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Southport has been caught on CCTV shouting racial slurs at kebab shop staff A woman in Southport has been caught on CCTV shouting racial slurs at kebab shop staff. Shocked chefs at Medo Kebab house were left upset and angry after cooking food for a female customer, who when accepting her meal, began a racial tirade, shouting that they ‘were in...
A southport man has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act after a tense rooftop standoff with police. Officers were called to Derby Road, Southport shortly after 10.30pm last night to reports of a man in distress on a roof of a house. It took negotiators and members of Merseyside Fire and Rescue over four hours in which they tried desperately...
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Merseyside Police is welcoming the sentence of a Southport man to 10 years imprisonment after the domestic assault of a woman in Southport in March this year. 22-year-old Ryan Quigley from Kensington Road in Southport was arrested on Saturday 4 March following the incident, which occurred at around 11.30am on a footbridge off Marine Parade in Southport. Immediately following...
Taxi drivers say they've lost so much revenue from the closure of Lord Street that some are considering packing up for good. Trade has been on a steady decline in Southport for private hire drivers for the last few years, however this six week closure imposed on Lord Street has served only to damage the industry further. Yesterday OTS News filmed...
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Southport is a ghost town today as traffic halting roadworks begin in the town centre. Hardly a soul is about this afternoon as the road between duke street and eastbank street is torn The controversial roadworks, now known as the redgate saga, start today and last until October Highways chiefs say Lord Street will undergo an important series of resurfacing...
Six weeks of Lord Street roadworks starts tomorrow - Monday 18 September  Motorists will be fuming from tomorrow as traffic grinds to a halt on Lord Street, Southport for six weeks of roadworks. The controversial roadworks, now known as the redgate saga, start tomorrow and last until October Highways chiefs say Lord Street will undergo an important series of resurfacing works, to...
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Southport's unluckiest jeweller has yet again been targeted by weapon wielding thieves. Two men carrying sledgehammers were seen rushing into John Bell Jewellers on King Street, Southport shortly before 12pm today before threatening staff and making off with a large quantity of expensive jewellery and cash. The terrifying ordeal is by no means the first of its kind at the King...
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Update 4 males arrested after a 3 vehicle collision at Ash Street traffic lights. The 4 made off from car & were located by officers. Busy Southport junction closed following 3 car RTC A three car collision has forced the closure of Scarisbrick New Road, Southport this evening (Thursday 14 September 2017). It's believed one car fled the scene and is currently being...
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Nursery retailer, Direct4Baby, opens new showroom in Burscough By Lucy Hopping, OTS Roaming News Reporter Choosing the right pushchair, the safest car seat or the perfect nursery furniture are some of the most exciting and often most daunting decisions when expecting a new baby. With so many options available it can be an overwhelming experience for parents-to-be. Direct4Baby is already a...
Young Children were seen fleeing the scene of a major shed fire in Loxley Road tonight, after a prank went wrong. A group of young boys were watched fleeing the scene after setting alight a shed next to a property on Loxley Road shortly before 7pm this evening. Fire crews rushed to the scene and immediately put out the blaze, however...
Southport residents living in fear of Second acid attack Residents in the Hawkshead Street area of Southport say they are living in fear after Saturday's acid attack. Terrified residents have told OTS News that they fear another attack is imminent and don't want to venture out after dark. Emergency services were called to Hawkshead Street at around 9.35pm on Saturday to a...
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Last resort ruby red rescue As per constitution rules Councillor Barton who represents Dukes Ward and the Lord Street area, despite having already submitted his numerous neighbourhood concerns to the relevant Departments at the Council, whilst formally only allowed to spectate was dismayed at the lack of any of the structural integrity matters raised with me and through his own...
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Thieves throw 'acid' at robbery victim Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Southport last night (Saturday, 9 September). Emergency services were called to Hawkshead Street at around 9.35pm to a report four people had assaulted a 49-year-old man by punching and kicking him before throwing an unknown substance in his face. The youths, described as three males and...
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UPDATE | Appeal for information after man is killed by TK Max wagon in Southport Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses after a fatal road traffic collision in Southport this afternoon, Saturday 9 September. Shortly before 4pm, the ambulance service reported a collision involving a pedestrian and a heavy goods vehicle on Scarisbrick New Road. The pedestrian, a man in his 60s, was...
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Commemorative stone laid to honour a war hero from Southport A commemorative stone has been laid at Southport Cenotaph in honour of a war hero from the town. British Legion members and the public gathered this morning to pay tribute to Captain Harold Ackroyd. Harold was born on 18 July 1877 in Southport Lancashire the youngest son of Edward Ackroyd who ran...
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Call to protect Promenade railings during £2.9M refurbishment A campaigning councillor has called for assurances that Southport’s historic Victorian Promenade railings will be protected and preserved during a £2.9million restoration project. Work is underway to transform Southport Pier thanks to a £2million grant from the Coastal Community Fund, with the rest coming from Sefton Council’s pier contingency fund. Cllr David Barton,...
Two males were arrested this afternoon (Tuesday September 5th) for theft of a motor vehicle after making off from officers on Ainsdale Beach. The car had been stolen in Southport on Sunday night. The two males attempted to hide on the beach but were located by police dogs. The search involved a number of officers and staff to contain the area...

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