Merseyside Police weekly news round-up 7 May 2022

This is the weekly round-up of police activity in Merseyside during the last seven days.

Man shot in legs in Fazakerley shooting

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a shooting in Fazakerley on Wednesday 4 May.

A report was received at 9.55am that a man in his 20s had been shot to the legs.

The man arrived at hospital in a black Mercedes for treatment of his injuries. 

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Drink driver crashes Tesla into lamppost at Woodside

Merseyside Police arrested a man following a collision in Woodside on Monday 2 May. 

At around 6.30am, police received a report that a black Tesla car was in collision with a lamppost on Woodside Ferry Approach. 

Officers attended and arrested a 48-year-old man from Bebington on suspicion of drink driving.

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Anfield man arrested on suspicion of distributing indecent images of children

A man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing/distributing indecent images of children after a warrant was executed in Anfield on Tuesday 3 May.

The 34-year-old man, from Anfield, was arrested at his home and electronic devices were seized for further examination.

He has been released under investigation for the offence and enquiries are ongoing.

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Man in court over Tranmere hate crime assault

Merseyside Police has charged a 23-year-old man following an assault in Tranmere at the weekend. 

Robert Eaton, aged 23, of Woodchurch Road, Oxton has now been charged with Section 47 assault, attempted Section 18 wounding and possession of an offensive weapon. 

He was remanded into custody and appeared at Wirral Adult Remand Court on Tuesday 3 May. 

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Shots fired at Stoneycroft house in targeted attack

Merseyside Police has launched an appeal for information after shots were fired at a house in Stoneycroft on Monday 2 May. 

At around 11.45pm, police received a report that a firearm had been discharged on The Beechwalk. 

It was further reported that two males on electric bikes made off from the scene in the direction of Chatterton Road. 

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Man crashed car through barriers at Birkenhead ferry terminal

Merseyside Police has arrested a man following an incident at Birkenhead Twelve Quays Ferry terminal on Tower Road on Wednesday 4 May.  

At around 8.10am, an officer checked a black Kia Sorrento car waiting to board a ferry.  

The vehicle drove off from the scene in the direction of Tower Road, crashing through barriers and damaging three other cars.  

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Liverpool man arrested following motorway and canal chase

A man who led police on three dangerous pursuits before attempting to swim across the Manchester Ship Canal has been jailed.

At around 1.17am on Wednesday 6 April, officers spotted a white Volkswagen Transporter on the M6 southbound near to junction 21.

Intelligence suggested that the driver of the van, David Houghton, did not have a licence so a decision was taken to stop the vehicle.

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Birkenhead HGV driver claimed sneezing fit caused fatal collision

An experienced HGV driver claimed a sneezing fit led to him ploughing into the back of a car on the A1, killing its driver.

Raymond Buff, 55, failed to stop for stationary traffic on the southbound carriageway near Eaton Socon at about 6.40pm on 9 December, 2019.

Buff’s HGV collided with the rear of a silver Volkswagen Golf being driven by 39-year-old Matthew Mitchell, of Emlyns Gardens, Stamford.

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Teenage boy arrested following robbery of delivery rider’s bike

A teenage boy has been arrested following the robbery of a delivery rider’s bike in Liverpool.

At around 7.15pm on Thursday 5 May, it was reported that three to four males approached a man on Byrom Street and shouted at him to give them the bike he was riding.

When the man continued to ride away from them, one of the suspects assaulted him and rode off with his bike.

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Shot fired at house in Dingle

Merseyside Police is appealing for information following a report of a firearm being discharged at a house in Dingle 12:15am on Sunday 1 May.

Officers attended Maley Close following a report of a firearm being discharged at around 12.15am. The window of a property was damaged which was consistent with a gun being fired.

There were people in the property at the time but no reports of anyone being injured.

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Two arrests at tunnel entrance after police smell cannabis coming from car

Merseyside Police arrested two men after a car was stopped at the Wallasey Tunnel entrance in the early hours of Thursday 5 May.

A grey Fiat Punto came to the attention of police on Gorsey Lane, Wallasey after an officer in a vehicle behind smelled cannabis.

The car was stopped a short time later at the tunnel entrance for a search under the Misuse of Drugs Act at the approach to the Wallasey tunnel at around 12.30am.

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