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Showing 1 - 10 of 33 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "Mersey-Cheshire"

Man detained at a secure hospital for killing his former girlfriend

A violent and controlling man is to be detained at a secure hospital for killing a defenceless woman that he had been in a relationship with.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Man jailed for spitting at nurse

A man has been jailed for six months for spitting at a nurse at a hospital on Merseyside.

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

Teenager found guilty of murdering former friend

A teenager has been found guilty today (27 February 2020) of murdering a former friend after lying in wait for him outside a block of flats on Merseyside.

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

Man jailed for murdering a pub landlord who had barred him

A man has been jailed for murdering a pub landlord in Cheshire who had barred him from the premises.

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

Two men jailed for killing a 17-year-old boy

Two Merseyside men have been jailed for the manslaughter of a 17-year-old boy in a killing that followed a fall-out between two groups.

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

Half-brothers guilty of killing man in Liverpool city centre

Two half-brothers have been found guilty of killing father-of-two George Bala Lloyd-Evans on 2 June 2019 as crowds celebrated Liverpool FC becoming Champions of Europe.

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

82-year-old woman sentenced for attempted arson

An 82-year-old woman has been sentenced after she tried to start a fire in her bungalow in Cheshire.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

UPDATE: Man sentenced over crossbow murder in Merseyside

A man who used a crossbow to shoot dead a man on a Merseyside street has been sentenced to a minimum of 27 years in prison.

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

Man who bludgeoned his wife to death convicted of murder

A man who bludgeoned his wife to death in the stables they owned in Cheshire has been found guilty of her murder.

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

Man jailed for killing an innocent bystander

A man has been jailed for six years for the manslaughter of an innocent bystander who was on his way back from watching Liverpool win the Champions League.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

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