Man arrested as cash, drugs, and electric bike seized on Egremont prom

Police in Wirral have arrested a man after officers seized cash, large quantities of Class A and Class B Drugs and a suspected stolen E-Bike in Wirral.

On Tuesday 29 November at around 2:30pm, officers on plain clothes patrol, targeting those involved in bike robberies stopped a man riding an electric bike with his face covered after a short pursuit on Egremont Promenade.

Following a search of the individual, officers found cannabis, a set of car keys, and items suspected of being involved in the supply of drugs.

Officers later traced a vehicle that the car keys opened on Trafalgar Road and uncovered a large quantity of cannabis, scales and multiple wraps of cocaine.

A 34-year-old man from Liverpool was arrested on suspicion of theft relating to the bike he was riding and possession with intent to supply drugs.

He has since been released under investigation to enable additional work to be conducted on the items recovered. This is standard practice and includes ownership enquiries linked to the E-Bike and forensic examinations of the drugs and phone that have been seized.

Sergeant Haydn Ward said, “This arrest shows how vigilant and dedicated our officers are when removing any drugs that could endanger residents and spread fear and harm in our communities.

“A thorough search for the car found on Trafalgar Road also revealed a large amount of dangerous drugs that were hidden in the vehicle and safely removed from our streets by officers. The recovery of the suspected stolen E-Bike is also really positive given how these bikes are sometimes used to further criminality such as drug dealing.

“If you have any information about suspected drug dealing, bike related thefts and robbery or crime in your community please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will continue to have both uniformed and plain clothes officers in the area to target individuals who’re suspected of being involved in criminality and where we can bring them to justice.”

Please contact @MerPolCC, 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.

Images: Meresyside Police

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