Family leave Pontins disco, serious crash closes major road and burglars' pathetic excuses

By Jenny Kirkham

Good evening, these are the latest ECHO headlines on Wednesday, September 15 to keep you up to date.

Family 'forced to leave kids disco' after Pontins staff approach dad

A dad was left disgusted as he claimed he found his bare feet and socks had been left soiled after spending just one day in a chalet in Pontins.

Alan Lee headed to Pontins Prestatyn at the end of July with his partner and three children for a much needed summer getaway.

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The Wirral family had been booked into the holiday park in January but, because of pandemic restrictions, were forced to stump up £97 extra to change the reservation to the summer - reports Mirror Online.

Alan, 40, immediately took issue with the cleanliness of the chalet they were allotted.

He was also left "deeply dissapointed" after his family were forced to leave a children's disco after staff approached them.

Alan Lee said his feet became very dirty after walking round the chalet (Alan Lee)

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Traffic chaos on major road after two car crash

A major Wirral road is closed in both directions, leaving surrounding roads gridlocked after two cars crashed.

Emergency services rushed to Mill Lane in Wallasey at around 3pm on Wednesday, September 15, after reports of a car crash.

RTC scene on Mill Lane, Wallasey (Liverpool Echo)

Once Merseyside Police, Merseyside Fire and Rescue and North West Ambulance Service arrived at the scene they found a Citroen and Vauxhall had crashed.

The crash led to the road being closed in both directions.

Although North West Ambulance Service were in attendance at the crash, nobody is believed to have been injured.

A spokesperson from Merseyside Police confirmed the road would be closed until the vehicles were removed from the road.

One eyewitness said roads were gridlocked and emergency vehicles were struggling to get through due to the crash.

Burglars' pathetic excuses after their DNA found on bottle at crime scene

Two burglars who claimed to have acted as lookouts while an archery club was looted by a gang of masked men were branded “blights” on society as they were both sent to prison.

Michael Wigley, 33, of Coral Avenue, Huyton, and Jamie Bennett, 31, of The Knoll, Runcorn, each pleaded guilty to one count of burglary.

Jamie Bennett, 31, of The Knoll, Runcorn, was jailed for burglary. (Cheshire Police)

The charges relate to a break-in and ransacking of Kyujutsu Archery Club on Castlefields Avenue East, which happened shortly after midnight on April 23, 2019.

Philip Clemo, prosecuting at Chester Crown Court today, told how CCTV filmed eight hooded and masked men, clad in black, approaching the centre before five intruders broke inside while three of the gang remained outside.

Read the full story HERE.

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