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Showing 1 - 10 of 38 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "Mersey-Cheshire"

Lucy Letby Sentenced to another whole life order

Lucy Letby was sentenced on 5 July 2024 to a further whole life order for the attempted murder of Baby K in February 2016, following a retrial at Manchester Crown Court.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Lucy Letby found guilty of attempting to murder baby following retrial

Convicted child murderer Lucy Letby has been found guilty of trying to kill another baby in the neonatal unit where she worked.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

Mother and son sentenced after woman dies following dog attack

A mother and son have been sentenced after their Rottweiler dogs attacked a woman who’d tried to stroke them and later died.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Mother and son jailed after XL Bully dog attack on child

A mother and son have been jailed after the XL Bully dog they kept at their home left an eight-year-old boy with life-changing injuries.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Man jailed for racist chants near Liverpool Crown Court

A man has been jailed for shouting racist abuse near Liverpool Crown Court where a group of men were being sentenced for violent disorder.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Nursery worker sentenced for shaking a child

A nursery worker who shook a child and shoved toys in his chest because he wouldn't tidy up has been sentenced for assault.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Violent and hostile protestors sentenced

A violent and hostile gang of people who gathered outside the Suites hotel in Knowsley in February 2023 have been sentenced.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Man pleads guilty to Heysel disaster taunts and racist abuse at Liverpool derby

A man has pleaded guilty to taunting Liverpool fans about the Heysel Stadium disaster and shouting racist abuse at a derby match against Everton in October 2023.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Hate crime , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

Two teenagers jailed for life for the murder of Brianna Ghey

Two 16-year-olds, now named in open court as Scarlett Jenkinson and Eddie Ratcliffe, have been sentenced to a life term in prison today at Manchester Crown Court after having been convicted of murdering 16-year-old Brianna Ghey.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Hate crime , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

Man charged following firearms incidents in Liverpool

The Crown Prosecution Service has today authorised Merseyside Police to charge Leslie Garrett, 49, of Ternhall Road, Liverpool, with five offences.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

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