High visibility patrols continue following Spital murder

Merseyside Police officers are continuing to patrol in the Spital area following the death of 90-year-old Myra Thompson at her home in Bolde Way on Tuesday, 23 April.

High-visibility patrols and a mobile police station remain in the area to offer reassurance to local residents and anyone who has any concerns or questions is encouraged to speak with officers.

Wirral neighbourhood Chief Inspector Dave Morgan said, “Thankfully incidents such as this are exceptionally rare but we understand how frightening and upsetting it must be for people living in the local community and, in particular, for the elderly or those who are living alone.

“Our investigation is moving at a fast pace and we have made two arrests.

“We are currently examining a number of lines of enquiry as well as examining CCTV, doorbell camera footage and speaking to potential witnesses.

“Our officers have also been out and about on the streets in the local area speaking to local residents, offering reassurance and answering any questions they have.

“I would encourage anyone with concerns to speak to the officers.

“We are grateful for the community’s support as we carry out our enquiries, but we are continuing to ask anyone who hasn’t already spoken to us who believes they have information which could assist the investigation to contact @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook or call 101 with reference 24000365898.”

You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111, or use their online form at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously

Two people arrested on suspicion of Myra Thompson’s murder remain in custody.

Image: Merseyside Police

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