Merseyside Police weekly news round-up 9 April 2022

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

Collision involving scooter and bus leaves man in hospital

Merseyside Police is appealing for information following a report of a collision involving a bus and an e-scooter on Sunday 3 April.

Police were called just after 10.55am to Great Homer Street, at its junction with Anderson Street, where it was reported the e-scooter rider had sustained a head injury.

The rider, a man in his 20s, has been taken to hospital for treatment.

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Three sought following West Kirby assault

Merseyside Police is appealing for help to identify three males detectives believe may have information that could assist enquiries into an assault in West Kirby.

It was reported that a group of youths were pushing a lone woman on Banks Road at 7pm on Saturday 26 March when a man who was nearby intervened.

The group then assaulted the man, kicking and punching him, and he required treatment in hospital for fractured ribs. He has since been discharged.

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CCTV appeal following hate crime in Liverpool

Detectives investigating a hate crime assault in Liverpool City centre earlier this year have issued images and CCTV footage of a man they believe may have information that could assist their enquiries. 

At around 2am on Thursday 20 January, it was reported that a man was assaulted in Superstar Boudoir nightclub on Stanley Street. 

Following the assault, the suspect made off from the club on foot.  The victim suffered serious injuries during the assault and was left extremely shaken.

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Man arrested after driving car at 15-year-old boy

Merseyside Police is appealing for information after a collision in Liverpool has left a teenage boy with several injuries.

At around 2.30pm on Thursday 28 March officers were called to a report of a collision on Asser Road.

It was reported that two cars were involved in the incident – where a black Land Rover drove at the 15-year-old boy which knocked him off the bike he was riding into the path of another vehicle. 

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Women hurl homophobic abuse towards couple during violent assault on New Brighton train

British Transport Police (BTP) Officers investigating an assault on-board a train travelling between Liverpool Central and New Brighton have released images in connection with the incident.

At just before 11pm on 26 March, the victims boarded the train at James Street station.

Two women who were already on the service then made homophobic comments towards the group, before one them threw a full can of cider at them which struck one of the victims in the face.

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Two men jailed for burglary and theft

Two men have been jailed for burglary and theft offences in Merseyside.  

Lawrence Pybis aged 20 of Liverpool was jailed for three years for conspiracy to commit burglary at Liverpool Crown Court on Friday 1 April. 

Kieran Murphy aged 25 also of Liverpool was also jailed for three years and nine months for conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to steal motor vehicles. 

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Man jailed after supplying drugs and storing weapons and cash in Liverpool

A man who used his house in Liverpool to supply drugs, and store cash and weapons has been jailed.

Liam Maxwell, aged 28, of Liverpool was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court to three years and four months for possession with intent to supply Class A Drugs (cocaine and heroin) on (Monday 4 April.

Maxwell played a key role in supplying Class A drugs as part of an organised crime group in Liverpool.

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Men jailed for part in £1.8m drug dealing enterprise

Two Merseyside men are behind bars after using their homes as safe houses to store class A drugs and cash for an organised crime group.

Dale Schofield and Wayne Roberts allowed crack cocaine, heroin and cash to be stored at their premises on behalf of the gang’s ring-leader, Mark Cavanagh.

Cavanagh, of Ellesmere Port, was running an estimated £1.8m drug dealing enterprise in the Ellesmere Port and Chester areas.

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Man arrested after police find two grenades in Old Swan – controlled explosion carried out

Merseyside Police has arrested a man and seized a shotgun and ammunition at a house in Old Swan on Wednesday 6 April.

Officers attended flats in the area just before 2.50pm where they found a shotgun, ammunition and two grenades in a bag in a communal cupboard at the property.

The Army’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team attended and carried out the safe detonation of the grenades on land off Aintree Lane.

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West Derby man jailed for raping a woman in his home

A man has been jailed for seven years for raping a woman at his home in Liverpool.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said that Daniel McDonough, 40, of West Derby, Liverpool, raped the woman, who was then 20,  in the early hours of 12 January 2020.

He had been drinking with her and others in a pub in the Woolton area of Liverpool, and offered to share a taxi home with her.

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Man and woman stabbed in Rock Ferry

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and CCTV footage following a stabbing in Wirral on Thursday 7 April.

At around 10.40am it was reported there was a disturbance at a house on Mulberry Road in Rock Ferry during which two people were stabbed and a window smashed.

A 38-year-old man received serious injuries to his leg and head which are not believed to be life-threatening.

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Cannabis farm discovered following electrical fire at Fairfield flat

Merseyside Police has seized 270 cannabis plants after emergency services attended reports of a fire in Fairfield in the early hours of Monday 4 April.

At around 1.15am, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service attended a report of a fire at a flat on Radstock Road and once inside, discovered 270 cannabis plants across three flats.

Following an investigation, the fire is believed to have started at a bridged electricity meter and caused extensive damage to the entrance and smoke damage throughout.

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Man jailed for breaking into a child’s bedroom with intent to commit a sexual offence

A man has been jailed for 10 years for breaking into the bedroom of a child in Merseyside with intent to commit a sexual offence against a child.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said that Luke McHugh, 20, who lives in Knowsley, broke into the house on  22 July 2021, at around 3am. It was the home of two young girls.

The father of the girls heard a noise and went to their bedroom to see the shadow of a man inside the room.

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Two arrests following drug deal witnessed by police

Two men have been arrested after patrols witnessed suspicious activity near Birkenhead Park on Thursday 7 April.

At 10.30am, officers saw a man emerge from a wooded area of Birkenhead Park, before approaching a black Volkswagen Golf at the junction of Park Road South and Francis Avenue.

He was handed an item by the driver through the window, and the car was then driven away at speed.

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Six points and £1,000 fine for mobile phone use while driving

From 25 March 2022, motorists are breaking the law if they use a handheld mobile phone behind the wheel for any use, including to take photos or videos, scroll through playlists or play games – as the government closes a loophole previously exploited by dangerous drivers to escape conviction.

Anyone caught using their handheld device while driving could face a fine of up to £1,000 as well as 6 points on their licence or a full driving ban.

The government’s award-winning THINK! team is also launching an £800,000 awareness campaign to remind drivers not to use a handheld phone at the wheel and of the penalties if choosing to ignore this new law.

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