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Liverpool Echo
Liverpool Echo
Ellen Kirwin

Liverpool's most wanted, person pulled from under train and blind family's nightmare

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Former detective believes Liverpool's most wanted could be kingpin's 'henchman'

A former Scotland Yard detective leading the hunt for Liverpool’s most wanted man believes the fugitive could be the “henchman” for a criminal kingpin.

Peter Bleksley thinks 6ft 6in Kevin Parle is too recogniseable to play a public role in the gang, which may be operating under the cloak of seemingly legitimate businesses.

Parle is wanted by detectives in connection with two horrific murders in Liverpool, each more than a decade ago.

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Ex-Metropolitan Police officer Mr Bleksley, who starred in Channel 4 show Hunted, has now spent several years waging an independent campaign to track down Parle.

He says the investigation has led to multiple reports of sightings that undermine underworld rumours that Parle is dead.

In the latest episode of his BBC podcast series Manhunt: Finding Kevin Parle, released on Tuesday, Mr Bleksley discusses tip offs that place Parle as providing “security” for a major gang.

Read more here.

Person pulled from under train after incident at Moorfields station

A person was pulled from underneath a train at Moorfields before being rushed to hospital.

Emergency services were called to the city centre station, at the junction of Dale Street, just moments after midnight on Wednesday to reports of the incident.

Police, fire crews and specialist HART paramedics arrived at the scene minutes later and discovered the person on the tracks, underneath the train.

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The person was conscious and breathing, according to a spokesperson for Merseyside Fire and Rescue, when crews reached them.

Paramedics from the Hazardous Area Response Team, helped by firefighters, managed to pull the injured person from underneath the train and onto a stretcher.

Once on the platform the person was given emergency treatment before being rushed to hospital.

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Blind family 'taking their lives in their hands' on the school run

A mum and dad claim they are “taking their lives into their own hands” on the school run every day.

Greg and Allisha Jones, of Selwyn Street, Walton, are both registered blind and are concerned about a busy junction near their daughter’s school, St Francis de Sales Catholic Junior School.

They claim they fear for their family's safety when crossing the junction of Hale Road and Carrisbrook Road.

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Greg Jones, who is partially sighted, said concerns were first raised when schools returned after Covid-19 closures and a crossing attendant wasn’t available.

Mr Jones said: “The school has been pushing hard for a replacement since the crossing assistant left and approached the council with a number of proposals like zebra crossings, installing a roundabout and getting a new assistant.

“We’re both registered blind and [...] trying to pick up our daughter is a nightmare."

Read the full story here.

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