31/03/2015

Other News In Brief

Witnesses Sought Over Pub Altercation

Witnesses have been asked to contact police in relation to an altercation that occurred at a pub in Lincolnshire earlier this month.

The incident happened at the Red Lion pub in Sleaford on Saturday 21 March. It is understood at around 1am, police received a report that a fight had broken out at the pub on the High Street in Ruskington.

Three men, believed to be from the local area, were injured in the incident, although not seriously, and taken to hospital for treatment.

Anyone who witnessed the altercation, or has information they believe might be relevant to the enquiry, is asked to contact police on 101; or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police Appeal To Find Convicted Murderer

North Yorkshire Police has issued an urgent appeal for assistance in locating a missing convicted murderer. William Kerr, 53, is wanted for emergency recall to prison after breaching his release licence.

In a statement, the force said Kerr "needs to be arrested and returned to prison as a matter of urgency."

Members of the public are asked not to approach Mr Kerr if they see him, but to contact police on 999 immediately.

Kerr was jailed for life for murder at Leeds Crown Court on 26 June 1998, and released on licence on 23 January 2015. it is understood Kerr absconded from approved premises in Hull. His current whereabouts is unknown, but he is known to have links to the Humberside, West Yorkshire and London areas. Officers are currently conducting extensive enquiries to locate him.

Detective Inspector Eamonn Clarke, of North Yorkshire Police, said: "To assist our already extensive efforts to trace William Kerr, I am urging people to keep an eye out for the man in the photographs.

"We ask that you do not approach Kerr, as he is considered dangerous. You should contact the police straight away on 999 and officers will be despatched to arrest him or investigate the sighting."

If you would prefer to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting North Yorkshire Police reference number 12150049525 and say it is 'urgent'.

Three Men Rob Cash And Carry

Three masked men have robbed a cash and carry in Highgate, Birmingham.

The incident happened in the early hours of Tuesday (31 March).

One of the men carried a handgun. They had forced their way into East End Foods in Darwin Street where they threatened staff, smashed a window to the cashier desk and fired a gun into a wall as a warning.

The men then stole over £5,000 before escaping in a car, possibly a silver Ford Focus C-Max.

No-one was injured during the robbery.

Police have appealed for information.

(JP)

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