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Issue:- Thursday, 18 August 2016

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Fatal Fire in stables at Shorrocks Hill Country Club, Formby

ON Thursday, 25 August 2016, a fire that started at Shorrocks Hill's Stables lead to the discovery of a body of a male, who was found inside the stables. The cause of the man’s death and the fire that completely destroyed the stable building and a caravan is not yet known. The man who died in a fire is believed to be Andrew Coogan. Officers have spoken to the family of Mr Coogan but Merseyside Police have stressed that at this stage no formal identification has taken place. We are told that Mr Coogan’s sister ran the stables, on the grounds of Shorrocks Hill, which is located on Lifeboat Road, in Formby. Investigators at the scene also confirmed that the deceased man was found in the stables, not a caravan as first stated. It is reported that Emergency services were called to the stables at about 5.40am. On arrival, firefighters found the body of a man inside and that a number of horses had also died. The fire, which has been extinguished by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and a joint Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service investigation has been launched. No one else has been reported injured. Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on:- 0151 777 3055 or on the:- 101 number. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.


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New evidence exposing the extent of junior doctor understaffing
Celebrating the best of Wirral's heritage
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New exhibition heading to Southport "The Painful Untruth"
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Public welcome at Trust board meeting
Sisters News and Book Shop armed robbery
6 arrested in Southport after warrant executed
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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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