Good evening, these are the latest ECHO headlines on Thursday, September 16 to keep you up to date.

Woman climbs on pub roof and refuses to come down

A woman has climbed onto the roof of a pub in Walton and is refusing to come down.

READ MORE: Man hears 'big bang' and walks out front door to a 'bombsite'

Emergency services were called to the Chepstow Castle pub, on County Road, at around 4pm.

Paramedics and fire crews are at the scene where police have closed the road and are trying to bring the woman to safety.

A spokesperson from Merseyside Police said: "We can confirm that officers are in Walton dealing with an incident this afternoon, Thursday 16 September.

"At around 4pm, a report was received of a woman on the roof of the Chepstow Castle pub on County Road, throwing items and shouting.

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"Road closures are in place on County Road, Hale Road, and Romley Street while we deal with this incident.

"Please avoid the area."

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Underworld figure who called himself ‘Prince Charles’ linked to £1m cannabis haul

A Russian man caught with £500,000 led detectives to a huge cannabis haul linked to a murky underworld figure known only as "Prince Charles".

Evgeny Zhilkin, 33, of no fixed address
Evgeny Zhilkin, 33, of no fixed address

Police stopped Evgeny Zhilkin driving through Huyton in a black Audi with the cash hidden inside a suitcase and a secret compartment.

DNA on the suitcase in turn led them to the home of Brian Coogan, who was storing more than £1m of cannabis imported from Spain.

Liverpool Crown Court today heard Zhilkin was carrying a mobile phone featuring the encrypted messaging app Telegram.

Owen Edwards, prosecuting, said: "Messages showed he had been acting as a courier in Liverpool, instructed by a handler who calls himself Prince Charles."

There is no suggestion that The Prince of Wales is in any way connected to these events.

The court heard the extraordinary drug plot unravelled after police spotted the Audi on March 15 this year.

Read the full story HERE.

KFC gravy leaves toddler screaming in agony as her skin 'bubbles'

A toddler was left screaming in agony after being scalded by a pot of KFC gravy.

Ella Pau from Norris Green, suffered from burns to her face, arms and legs after a pot of KFC gravy spilt onto her skin
Ella Pau from Norris Green, suffered from burns to her face, arms and legs after a pot of KFC gravy spilt onto her skin

Ella Pau suffered from horrific burns to her face, fingers, arm and legs after the gravy from the fast food chain's East Prescot Road restaurant spilled onto her skin.

Mum Jade, 23, said she had "never heard screams like it in her life" as she picked up the 18-month-old and took her straight to the bathroom for a cold shower.

Ella was soon rushed to A&E at Alder Hey Children's Hospital where she was taken straight to the burns unit and given a cold bath.

Jade, from Norris Green, told the ECHO: "My friend came to stay over for a couple of nights and she went and picked [the food] up.

"She went through the drive thru and by the time she picked it up it was 5'oclock, and she drove to my house in Norris Green.

"At that point you'd think it would have cooled down a lot more than it usually would."

When her friend Katie arrived back with the food and went to get some plates from the kitchen, Jade said her twins Jacob and Anthony, aged three, went into the bag and grabbed a few chips out of the bargain bucket.

Jade said: "I was stood watching them, it just happened so quick.

"[Ella] put her hand into the bag and when she pulled her hand out she actually had hold of the gravy, the rest of the lid flipped back at her as she picked it up and gravy flicked onto her face.

"And before I knew it, it was all down her. It was all over her arms, mainly her right arm, and because she was on the couch it pooled between her legs."

Read the full story HERE.