AN ELDERLY pedestrian was taken to hospital with serious head and chest injuries following a collision in Little Sutton.
The 81-year-old woman was crossing the A41 Chester Road outside McColls store when she was involved in a collision with a black Hyundai Coupe at 12.07pm on Saturday.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision, particularly two young men, believed to be in their late teens, who were standing at a nearby bus stop and saw the incident.
Call PC Geraint Williams on 01244 613163 or 613168.
TV swindle sparks alert
CRIMINALS are using the impending switch over from analogue to digital TV to swindle money from residents, say police.
A number of incidents have been reported of offenders calling uninvited at homes saying people need to change to digital immediately or risk losing their television signal.
Western Area crime reduction advisor Dave Owens said: “While in some cases work is carried out, the thieves either charge over the odds for it or help themselves to cash and property.
“The switch-over to digital is coming, but Digital UK, the company responsible for informing people about the changes, says people in the Granada and Welsh TV areas will not move onto digital until the end of 2009.
“This means there is no immediate need to change your television or purchase other equipment designed to receive the digital signal.”
Couple’s wee problem
AN ELDERLY couple are appealing for help to flush away their toilet troubles.
James and Mary Wardle from Rivacre say they find it a struggle to use the lavatory in their council property because it’s too small, so they want to be provided with a bigger one.
Mr Wardle, 86, said: “The council said the toilet is standard size but it looks like it’s for a child.
“We’ve been at the property for about three years but my wife recently had a knee operation.”
A Cheshire County Council spokeswoman said: “If they would like to get in touch we can carry out an assessment.”
Cops to get computers
CHESHIRE is one of 27 forces across the country to share £2m of additional Government funding for the introduction of new technology.
The county’s police authority has welcomed the move, which will allow the force to provide officers with hand-held computers.
Authority chairman Peter Nurse said: “The computers will allow them to report incidents, complete forms and access important information and criminal intelligence without having to return to the police station.”