Oldham fan stabbing at Liverpool FA match: Man arrested

A Merseyside man has been arrested over the stabbing of an Oldham Athletic fan after the club's defeat to Liverpool.

The victim was stabbed after Liverpool's 2-0 FA Cup win over Oldham on 5 January.

The man in custody has been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and section 18 wounding.

Eleven other men were arrested in raids in Wallasey, Bootle, Old Swan, Kirkby, Huyton and Maghull as part of a crackdown on football hooliganism.

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    Merseytravel tweets: Queensway Tunnel has now reopened.

     
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    CCTV of pub raiders 13:29: BBC North West Tonight

    The owners of a pub which was broken into by a gang who accidentally flooded the place have released CCTV images of the culprits.

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    Merseyside Police said the Queensway (Birkenhead Tunnel) is closed in both directions from the toll booths to Byrom Street/Old Haymarket (Liverpool City Centre) because of a crash involving two vehicles.

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    news on the hour 12:59: Alex Dibble BBC Radio Merseyside

    An 87-year-old woman who was hit on her mobility scooter by a vehicle in Liverpool has died.

    The incident happened on Croxteth Hall Lane on Monday.

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    Pub break-in 12:46: Marc Gaier BBC Radio Merseyside

    I've been out to the Scotch Piper Inn in Lydiate, where thieves left an apology after flooding it by damaging a boiler while stealing a safe.

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    Merseyside's Police and Crime Commissioner is allocating £35,000 to protect communities over Halloween and Bonfire Night.

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    News on the hour 11:57: Alex Dibble BBC Radio Merseyside

    An 87-year-old woman who was hit on her mobility scooter by a vehicle in Liverpool has died.

    The incident happened on Croxteth Hall Lane on Monday.

    Listen live to the bulletin at 12:00.

     
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    Woman dies after scooter crash 11:32: Julia Bryson BBC Local Live

    An 87-year-old woman who was hurt when her mobility scooter collided with a van on Croxteth Hall Lane has died in hospital.

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    Read more on the thieves (pictured on CCTV) who apologised after flooding a Merseyside pub while stealing a safe.

    Suspects breaking into the Scotch Piper Inn

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