Birkenhead man arrested and suspected stolen moped seized

Following today’s Operation Brookdale day of action in Birkenhead, officers have arrested one man for breach of a criminal behaviour order, seized a suspected stolen moped, and have stopped 30 vehicles.

High visibility foot patrols were carried out and leaflets were dropped along with questionnaires to Park Road, Tranmere, Juliet Avenue Bebington and Mosslands Drive, Wallasey Village.

Five quad bikes were deployed to open areas in Victoria Park, Mersey Park, Higher Bebington Park and the Cinder Path, Birkenhead Park, Central Park Wallasey, The Dips New Brighton, Bidston Moss nature Trail, Flaybrick Cemetery and Bidston Hill, as well as the Beechwood Estate, New Brighton Promenade and the Tower Grounds.

The operation continues into this evening.

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy said, “Scrambler bikes and quad bikes continue to cause danger to other road users in Merseyside, and their use in residential areas is a nuisance and destroys the peace.

“Merseyside Police has been working hard to prevent the dangers of these bikes off our roads. Through Operation Brookdale and with the support of partners, the number of reports about the dangerous and nuisance use of off-road bikes has decreased over the last nine years.

“Although this is good news we are not complacent.  These up-coming days of action will reinforce the clear message that we will not tolerate these dangerous bikes in our communities. met up with the Operation Brookdale team members earlier today at Beechwood and New Brighton to take some photographs. The main image from this article is one of the photographs taken earlier today and shows the Operation Brookdale team.