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Police called to attend 'Zombie attack'

Panicked caller phoned 999 after seeing Zombie actors in full make-up and claimed to have witnessed an assault. • Police were given a "shock" when they were called to reports of an assault, only to find two comedy "zombies" running late. Officers rushed to the scene at junction 11 of the M62 on Sunday after receiving a c

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Case dropped against man accused of being drunk on mobility scooter

Case dropped against man accused of being drunk on mobility scooter

Michael Green charged of being "drunk in charge of a carriage" - a 144-year-old law. • A man who had faced prosecution after he was accused of being drunk while riding his mobility scooter at a McDonald's drive-through has had the case against him dropped. Michael Ernest Green, 62, was due before Skegness Magistrates' Court in Linco

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Cross-dressing armed robber wanted after sex shop heist

Cross-dressing armed robber wanted after sex shop heist

Gunman wearing a red dress held up an adult store in Liverpool over the weekend. • Adult shop staff were left stunned over the weekend as a man wearing a red dress, wig and a grey cap pulled on a gun on them during a robbery. Merseyside Police has released a series of images of the man they would like to speak about the incident which h

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Handsome officer distracts public from safety advice

Handsome officer distracts public from safety advice

Facebook post attracted hundreds of comments about superintendent's good looks. • Police may need to re-issue advice given to festivalgoers after readers were distracted by an officer’s good looks. The Police Service of Northern Ireland posted a message on Facebook regarding this week’s Tennant’s Vital festival i

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Crook tries to rob local shop, gets locked inside until police arrive

Crook tries to rob local shop, gets locked inside until police arrive

Robber has been jailed for two years. • When Justine Roberts threatened a cashier with a 12-inch kitchen knife and demanded cash and alcohol, she probably thought she was at least going to walk out the shop with her stolen haul. Unfortunately for her, when she turned around carrying a bottle of vodka, cigarettes and money, she found sh

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