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Liverpool Echo
Liverpool Echo
Ellen Kirwin

Cocaine dealing mum, thief blew neighbour's life savings and latest travel update

Good morning, these are the latest ECHO headlines today.

Cocaine dealing mum's phone was 'ringing non stop'

A mum said she sold cocaine and heroin to fund a drug habit triggered by a traumatic event in her childhood.

Liverpool Crown Court heard Jayne Carley, 48, of Bala Street, Anfield, has used Class A drugs over two decades.

She was given a community order in April for three charges of possessing drugs and possessing criminal property.

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But she was stopped by police when carrying £636 in cash, a "tick list" and a mobile phone that was "constantly ringing" on Rydal Street in Everton, at around 9.30pm, on September 22.

When interviewed, she told police the cash was from drug dealing and she was working as a courier.

Read the full story here.

Thief blew vulnerable neighbour's £40,000 pension in six months

A wicked thief blew a vulnerable neighbour's £40,000 life savings - leaving him with just £1.83 in the bank.

Liam Haydock befriended the 65-year-old victim and offered to help do his shopping during the pandemic.

But he instead went on "shopping sprees", buying Rolex watches, jewellery and mobile phones, all to flog to fund his £100-a-day cocaine and heroin habit.

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Haydock, 32, who withdrew hundreds of pounds in cash, also spent more than £400 in one trip to Asda and treated himself to a hotel stay.

Liverpool Crown Court heard the victim's account was "stripped clean" - wiping out his lump sum pension - over six months from April to October this year.

Read the full story from our court reporter Neil Docking here.

17 countries that have banned travel from the UK

As Omicron cases continue to rise, a number of countries have essentially banned UK citizens from visiting them.

The Prime Minister has increased restrictions in a bid to control the spread of the variant.

And on Monday, Boris Johnson refused to rule out further restrictions being introduced as he confirmed at least one person in the UK has died with the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

READ MORE: Covid restrictions update across UK as Omicron variant spreads

Other countries across the globe have introduced stricter measures - some of these meaning that UK tourists cannot visit them.

There are currently seventeen countries which do not allow UK tourists - with a few of these having essentially closed their borders to all non-residents.

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