UPDATED: Police arrest teenager on suspicion of murder as part of probe into 71-year-old's death.

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murder following a police probe being launched into the death of a 71-year-old in Newton-le-Willows.
The dolls at St Helens station

St Helens officer launches paper dolls project

St Helens police officer has joined forces with colleagues to launch the ‘Paper Dolls Police Academy Project’, to provide under-privileged children in the area with school uniform ahead of the new school year.

Abid Hussain

Drugs gang who flooded north west with cocaine and heroin jailed

A drugs gang who were part of a conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs throughout the north west have been jailed for a total of more than 40 years, say police.
Chris Parker

'Homeless hero' denies stealing from stricken Manchester Arena attack victims

"Homeless hero" Chris Parker said "I have done nothing. Absolutely nothing" after he was accused in court of stealing from two people injured in the Manchester Arena bombing

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Tablet computers are among banned items discovered behind bars

Computer tablets thrown into grounds of jail

Computer tablets have been thrown into prison grounds in the latest example of contraband smuggling to hit the jail estate.

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261 cats were reported stolen in 2016

40% rise in number of cats stolen over two years, study shows

The number of cats stolen in the UK jumped by 40% in two years, a new study has revealed.

Aidan McAteer

Violet-Grace killer slammed for social media birthday post

A hit-and-run killer who celebrated his birthday in prison on social media just three months after being locked up has been labelled “so disrespectful” by the mother of his four-year-old victim.

The swan, recovered from the lake off Gerards Lane, is now recovering at an RSPCA hospital

Petrol-soaked swan rescued from lake by RSPCA officers

A swan which was left soaked in petrol in St Helens is now recovering at an RSPCA wildlife hospital after being rescued by inspectors.
Police appeal

Police probe into daylight robbery

Police are appealing for information from the public after a burglar targeted a St Helens address in broad daylight.

Cameras have already been given to 17,500 officers

Armed police to wear head cameras

Firearms officers working in the capital will be given head-mounted cameras to boost transparency, more than three years after the plans were first mooted.

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A 30 year old man was arrested but has since been released

Man arrested on suspicion of murder has been released

Detectives investigating the unexplained death of a St Helens man have released a suspect arrested in connection with the investigation.
Michele , pictured with her husband Manu, died of cancer

Teacher died months after marrying the man of her dreams

The family of a St Helens teacher who died of cancer just months after marrying the man of her dreams believe she was exposed to asbestos while at school.

Residents urged to be careful after car is stolen in burglary

Residents urged to be careful after car is stolen in burglary

Police are encouraging people to be vigilant after a car was stolen in a burglary in St Helens.

Keith Worthington jailed for sexual offences against children

Pervert jailed for child sex offences

A St Helens man has been jailed after being found guilty of committing sexual offences against children.

Knife found by police

Knife-carrying man arrested after street search

A man has been arrested and charged after he was found carrying a knife through Haydock in broad daylight.
CCTV images of the men

CCTV appeal for two men after pub burglary

Detectives have issued CCTV images of two men they want to speak to after a burglary.

Action Fraud

Royal Mail warn of fake 'missed delivery' cards

Royal Mail and Action Fraud are warning households not to duped by fake missed delivery cards.

Appeal to find woman wanted on recall to prison

Appeal to find woman wanted on recall to prison

Police are appealing for help to trace a woman who is wanted on recall to prison.

Leslie Andrews and Jason Walsh

Trio jailed for burglaries haul

Three members of a burglary gang who struck at around a dozen homes in Wigan are now beginning jail sentences totalling 13-and-a-half years.

Len Saunders, a "beautiful soul"

Teen charged with manslaughter in connection with death of Len Saunders

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of Len Saunders.
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