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Prince George ‘rules the roost’, says his dad

Prince George hasn’t realised he must go to school every day yet, his dad has told a hospital patient in Liverpool.

The four-year-old started school in Battersea last week.

Prince William made the comments while visiting Aintree University Hospital on Thursday.

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Mobile phones found in cells at HMP Liverpool by police investigating Shuan Walmsley links

A number of mobile phones were recovered from cells at HMP Liverpool as part of an investigation into organised crime on Merseyside.

Police raided a number of properties this morning, targetting people will links to escaped prison fugitive Shaun Walmsley .

Five people were arrested during the pre-planned dawn raids and are currently being questioned by police.

Earlier today a spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: “Officers involved in the operation worked along prison officers at HMP Liverpool and searches have taken place in a number of cells occupied by individuals linked to Shaun Walmsley, who are believed to be involved in orchestrating their criminal enterprise from their prison cells.“

Tonight, police have confirmed that a number of phones were seized and will be forensically examined.

Two scrambler bikes were also seized during searches at properties in Liverpool this morning.

A 26-year-old man arrested at an address in Vauxhall was wanted on warrant.

Moment man was lead away by police in the Shaun Walmsley linked dawn raids

Three people (two men aged 18 and 22 years and a 49-year-old woman) were arrested at an address in Kirkdale on suspicion of money laundering, after officers recovered a significant amount of cash.

At another Kirkdale property a 30-year-old man was arrested after officers recovered a quantity of what is believed to be Class A and B drugs (cocaine and cannabis) and a quantity of cash. He has been arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled drugs and money laundering.

Detective Superintendent Natalie Perischine, said: “Shaun Walmsley escaped from prison custody on 21 February this year during a scheduled hospital appointment at Aintree University Hospital.

“We are still working to establish Walmsley’s whereabouts and will not stop until we have found him.

Moment man was lead away by police in the Shaun Walmsley linked dawn raids

“In the meantime we will continue to disrupt those who we believe are linked to Walmsley and who are also believed to be involved in serious organised crime on Merseyside.

“We know that some members of the criminal fraternity on Merseyside will know where Walmsley is and I would urge them to think long and hard about what they know and to come forward.

“Walmsley was convicted of the murder of Anthony Duffy in 2014 and was serving a life sentence with a 30 year tariff when he escaped – he is a violent individual and we are determined to put him back behind bars and we will leave no stone unturned in the coming months and we will continue to disrupt those who we know are associating with him and his criminal enterprise.”

Man dies after being struck by train at Huyton station

A man died after being struck by a train at Huyton train station.

Police were called at 11.31am on Tuesday following reports of a person on the tracks.

British Transport Police officers were at the scene alongside paramedics, who treated the man for injuries consistent with being struck by a train.

He was taken to Aintree University Hospital where he later died.

Police are now trying to identify the man and inform his next of kin. His age is not known.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious.

Huyton train station

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “The call came into police at 11.31am on Tuesday, 18 July.

“Officers attended alongside paramedics. A man was treated for injuries which were consistent with being struck by a train.

“He was taken to hospital where he later died.”

Lines at Huyton station were blocked for around an hour while emergency services were at the scene, delaying services between Liverpool Lime Street and St Helens Junction.

Services were able to run normally from around 1pm.

The North West Ambulance Service confirmed a man was taken to hospital but said it did not have further details of the incident.

Beauty queen and 18-year-old pal killed in horror crash in north of England

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MODEL: Skye Mitchell, 18, was killed in a car crash in Cumbria

Skye Olivia Mitchell, 18, and Caitlin Lydia Huddleston, 18, both from Millom, Cumbria, were pronounced dead at the scene of the incident.

Skye was the driver and Caitlin the front seat passenger in a Toyota Yaris which was in collision with a Ford Transit Connect van on the A595 near the village of Bootle.

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POPULAR: Skye Mitchell was a model and raised money for charity

A third 18-year-old local woman who was the back seat passenger remains in a critical condition after she was flown by air ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital.

The 51-year-old local male driver of the van was flown by air ambulance to Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool, where his condition is said to be serious but stable.

Skye Mitchell was killed in a crash in CumbriaFACEBOOK

BEAUTY QUEEN: Skye won the Junior Miss North West title in 2014

“Skye’s world was a wonderful world to be in”

Skye Mitchell

In a tribute, Skye’s family said: “Skye was a popular, kind, caring girl who raised money for various charities.

“She made the most of her 18 years, embracing every opportunity that came her way.

“Skye made the world a better place and Skye’s world was a wonderful world to be in.

“Skye will be very sadly missed by her mam Sharon Fry, dad Ian Mitchell, step-mam Margo, sisters Candice and Millie, her grandparents, aunties, uncles, cousins, boyfriend Aidan and her many, many friends who all loved her dearly.

“They will all miss the daily hugs she gave them.”

Skye had recently completed her A-levels and was looking forward to studying broadcast journalism at the University of Salford later this year.

She won the Junior Miss North West title in 2014 and a year later launched an anti-bullying campaign after she was bullied over her looks when she was younger.

She released a photograph of herself with the numerous taunts she had received written on her face.

Her family said she was “passionate” about the campaign, which featured in national media.

The teenager retained close links with her former school, Millom School, and had compered its annual awards ceremony for the last three years.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision, which occurred at about 7.55pm on Friday between the green Toyota travelling from the Millom direction and the white van travelling in the opposite direction.

BREAKING: Beauty queen and teen friend killed in horror car crash with van

Skye Olivia Mitchell, 18, and Caitlin Lydia Huddleston, 18, both of Millom, were pronounced dead at the scene of the incident on Friday night.

Ms Mitchell was the driver and Ms Huddleston the front seat passenger in a Toyota Yaris which was in collision with a Ford Transit Connect van on the A595 near the village of Bootle.

A third 18-year-old local woman who was the back seat passenger remains in a critical condition after she was flown by air ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital.

The 51-year-old local male driver of the van was flown by air ambulance to Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool, where his condition is said to be serious but stable.

In a tribute, Ms Mitchell’s family said: “Skye was a popular, kind, caring girl who raised money for various charities. She made the most of her 18 years, embracing every opportunity that came her way.

“Skye made the world a better place and Skye’s world was a wonderful world to be in.

“Skye will be very sadly missed by her mam Sharon Fry, dad Ian Mitchell, step-mam Margo, sisters Candice and Millie, her grandparents, aunties, uncles, cousins, boyfriend Aidan and her many, many friends who all loved her dearly.

“They will all miss the daily hugs she gave them.”

The young woman had recently completed her A-levels and was looking forward to studying broadcast journalism at the University of Salford later this year.

Ms Mitchell won the Junior Miss North West title in 2014 and a year later launched an anti-bullying campaign after she was bullied over her looks when she was younger. She released a photograph of herself with the numerous taunts she had received written on her face.

Her family said she was “passionate” about the campaign, which featured in national media.

The teenager retained close links with her former school, Millom School, and had compered its annual awards ceremony for the last three years.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision, which occurred at about 7.55pm between the green Toyota travelling from the Millom direction and the white van travelling in the opposite direction.

A spokeswoman for Cumbria Police said: “Specially trained officers are supporting the families at this time.

“Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information is asked to contact police on 101, or email 101@cumbria.police.uk, quoting log number 230 of July 14.”

Hero teen saves woman from drowning off Merseyside coast

A hero teenager split-second decision saved a woman from drowning off the Formby coast.

Liam Pastore, 14, rushed into the sea and fought against a strong ocean current to bring a woman to safety.

His proud mum, Aiysha, has spoken about the moment he pulled the woman’s head out of the water so she could breathe.

She said: “I was already proud of him, but I’m immensely proud of him now. He rang me and said ‘I’ve just saved somebody’s life.’

“He said ‘It’s something anybody else would have done’ – but not everybody would have been able to do it.

“He is an amateur boxer and trains at Jimmy Egans Boxing Academy in Wythenshawe, which means he’s very strong.

“If he hadn’t done what he did, she might not have survived. He does work extremely hard, but this has gone beyond expectation.

“He’s confident and has quite an old head on his shoulders. He’s a good kid, so polite and respectful. He wouldn’t think twice about helping anybody else.”

Southport Lifeboat, Southport Coastguard and RNLI lifeguards were then quickly on the scene to administer first aid, and to check over the stricken swimmer’s two children, before she was airlifted to hospital, the Manchester Evening News reports.

Liam had been alerted to the trouble by a cry for help from the woman’s daughter after her mum had been pulled underwater off the coast of Formby.

Recalling his life-saving decision, the Reddish Vale High School pupil said instinct kicked in when he realised the woman needed help, insisting he “did what anybody else would do”.

Liam Pastore saved a woman’s life when she began drowning off the coast of Formby Beach.

He said: “I heard the daughter screaming, and grabbed hold of her mum, then swam her back as fast as I could.

“It was pretty far out, the tide was coming in, and the current was pretty strong. I thought ‘I have to get her back to the shore’.

“It was all kind of a blur. I was a little bit shaken after. I only did what anybody else would do.”

The woman was in a bad way when she reached land – she was unconscious and frothing at the mouth.

Thankfully, she regained consciousness when she was resuscitated, and was taken to Aintree University Hospital by air ambulance for further treatment.

A North West Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We got a call at 5.12pm to Formby Beach to reports a woman had been pulled out of the water.

“An ambulance and air ambulance were called to the scene. A woman was taken to Aintree University Hospital via air ambulance.”

Southport Lifeboat, Southport Coastguard and RNLI lifeguards were among those who took part in the rescue operation, on Sunday, June 18.

At around 4.55pm the charity’s lifeguards responded to reports that the woman was struggling in the sea outside of the RNLI’s red and yellow flags (the lifeguarded area and safest place to swim).

RNLI lifeguard Kieran Leith quickly attended the scene and found that the casualty had a high breathing rate and was drifting in and out of consciousness.

Thankfully Liam, who was already at the scene, had helped the lady out of the water. Kieran then worked with members of Southport Lifeboat to move her further away from the tideline to safety.

She was then taken to hospital by Air Ambulance.

The woman’s two children who were also at the beach were given a casualty care check and received the all-clear.

RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor, Richard Goodacre said: ‘The beach was very busy as the sweltering temperatures meant that everyone had flocked to the seaside.

‘We’d always advise people to visit a lifeguarded beach and to swim between the red and yellow flags. We wish the lady a speedy recovery.”

Hero teenager who dived into the sea to save woman from drowning insists ‘I did what anyone would do’

A mum has spoken of her immense pride for her hero son after he saved a drowning woman during a trip to the seaside.

Amateur boxer Liam Pastore, 14, from Stockport, came to the rescue when he heard a desperate young girl shout for help when her mum got into trouble underwater off the coast of Formby, near Southport.

The teenager swam over and pulled the woman’s head out of the water so she could breathe, before battling the strong current to drag her to the shore.

The air ambulance lands at Formby beach for the woman Liam pulled from the sea

The modest Reddish Vale High School pupil said instinct kicked in when he realised the woman needed help, insisting he ‘did what anybody else would do’.

He said: “I heard the daughter screaming, and grabbed hold of her mum, then swam her back as fast as I could. It was pretty far out, the tide was coming in, and the current was pretty strong. I thought ‘I have to get her back to the shore’.

“It was all kind of a blur. I was a little bit shaken after. I only did what anybody else would do.”

Liam Pastore saved a woman’s life when she began drowning off the coast of Formby beach

The woman was in a bad way when she reached land – she was unconscious and frothing at the mouth.

Thankfully, she regained consciousness when she was resuscitated, and was taken to Aintree University Hospital by air ambulance for further treatment.

Now, Liam’s mum has spoken of her beaming pride for her hero son after the incident on Sunday afternoon.

The coast at Formby, near Southport

Aiysha, 38, from Reddish said: “I was already proud of him, but I’m immensely proud of him now. He rang me and said ‘I’ve just saved somebody’s life.’

“He said ‘It’s something anybody else would have done’ – but not everybody would have been able to do it.

“He is an amateur boxer and trains at Jimmy Egans Boxing Academy in Wythenshawe, which means he’s very strong.

Liam is an amateur boxer and trains at Jimmy Egans Boxing Academy in Wythenshawe

“If he hadn’t done what he did, she might not have survived. He does work extremely hard, but this has gone beyond expectation.

“He’s confident and has quite an old head on his shoulders. He’s a good kid, so polite and respectful. He wouldn’t think twice about helping anybody else.”

An North West Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We got a call at 5.12pm to Formby Beach to reports a woman had been pulled out of the water.

“An ambulance and air ambulance were called to the scene. A woman was taken to Aintree University Hospital via air ambulance.”

Shuan Egan, from Jimmy Egan’s Boxing Academy, said: “Liam is a hard-working, dedicated lad. When any member of the gym does something good – in or out of the ring – we’re always proud of them.”

Escaped prisoner’s money used for £20k reward

Detectives hunting for escaped prisoner Shaun Walmsley have offered a £20,000 reward for information leading to his recapture – taken from his own money.

Merseyside Police have used funds seized following Walmsley’s arrest and conviction for the murder of rival drug dealer Anthony Duffy, who was “repeatedly and brutally stabbed” in May 2014.

Detective Superintendent Natalie Perischine said: “We have invested significant resources in trying to trace Walmsley to no avail, and we don’t think it is right that public money is being used in this way.

“Walmsley, and those that released him, had put in a considerable amount of planning to execute his escape and it is only right that we use Walmsley’s own money to encourage people to tell us where he is.”

CCTV image of Shaun Walmsley's escape from custody with the help of two other people
Image Caption: A CCTV image of Shaun Walmsley‘s escape from custody with the help of two other people

Walmsley has been on the run since 21 February, when two men believed to have been armed with a gun and a knife confronted three prison officers who were transporting him between HMP Walton and Aintree University Hospital.

As the prison officers and Walmsley were getting into a car, the men threatened the officers and demanded they release him.

The 28-year-old and his accomplices escaped in a gold-coloured Volvo, which was later found abandoned in the Fazakerley area of Liverpool.

The gold Volvo found by police looking for Shaun Walmsley
Image Caption: The gold Volvo found by police looking for Shaun Walmsley

None of the prison guards were injured during the incident.

Six men and one woman have been arrested and released in connection with the escape.

Ten days ago detectives released a CCTV image that showed how much Walmsley had changed since the picture released when he was sentenced to life.

Anthony Duffy was repeatedly stabbed
Image Caption: Anthony Duffy was repeatedly stabbed

The image shows his face is more gaunt and he has lost a considerable amount of weight.

Walmsley, one of four men serving life sentences for the murder of Mr Duffy, is described as white, 6ft and of slim build with dark brown hair and blue eyes.

Detectives say the public should not approach Walmsley.

Both accomplices had their faces covered during the attack and were dressed in coats, trainers and tracksuit bottoms.

Escaped prisoner Shaun Walmsley: £20,000 reward offered

Shaun WalmsleyImage copyright Merseyside Police
Image caption Police have also released an image of a silver-coloured Hyundai i10, which was seen in the Fazakerley area following Shaun Walmsley‘s escape

Police are offering £20,000 of an escaped killer’s own money for information leading to his capture.

Shaun Walmsley was getting into a cab with prison officers at a Liverpool hospital last month when he was sprung from custody by two armed men.

The reward money was seized by officers following his arrest and conviction for the murder of Anthony Duffy.

Walmsley is one of four men serving life sentences for the “vicious and savage” stabbing in 2014.

Described as “highly dangerous”, he was handed a life sentence with a minimum term of 30 years.

Image copyright Merseyside Police
Image caption Shaun Walmsley was one of four men convicted of a “vicious” murder in 2014

The 28-year-old fled from outside Aintree University Hospital in a gold-coloured Volvo when two armed men ambushed the taxi after his appointment on 21 February.

Police released an image of him on the day he escaped looking “very different” to the picture of him circulating from his conviction as he has “lost a considerable amount of weight”.

Det Supt Natalie Perischine said: “We have invested significant resources in trying to trace Walmsley to no avail, and we don’t think it is right that public money is being used in this way.

“Walmsley and those that released him had put in a considerable amount of planning to execute his escape and it is only right that we use Walmsley’s own money to encourage people to tell us where he is.”

Four held over hunt for escaped murderer

Dorset police have arrested for men in connection with the hunt for murderer Shaun Walmsley following his escape from custody.

Walmsley was leaving Aintree University Hospital in Merseyside last week when prison officers were ambushed.

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