Police dismantle cannabis farm, seize cash and Class A drugs

Merseyside Police has made several separate arrests, dismantled a cannabis farm and seized cash, high value watches, clothing and Class A drugs across Wirral this week.

At around 8.30am yesterday (Wednesday 10 November) a man and a woman 25 and 26 from Birkenhead were arrested when police found a cannabis farm on Wycliffe Street, Rock Ferry with 200 plants inside.

They were taken to a police station in Merseyside for questioning by detectives and remanded in custody

Throughout November officers on proactive patrol in Birkenhead identified a large quantity of drugs being stored and supplied at a property.

A warrant took place at the property at 7pm on Monday 8 November where a quantity of white tablets suspected to be Class A drugs were found hidden on one of the men in the house. A total of 20 wraps of substances suspected to be heroin and crack cocaine were also found in the garden of the property. Officers also uncovered cash, scales, an encrypted mobile phone and a watch valued at around £12,000.

Five men aged 22-35 from Liverpool who were at the house, were arrested on suspicion of drug offences.

They were taken to a police station in Merseyside for questioning by detectives and released under investigation.

Detectives in Wirral have also charged two men for assault.

At around 4.30am on Sunday 31 October at Platinum Bar on Conway Street a man was assaulted by a number of offenders in the foyer of the premises.

Lewis O’Driscoll aged 22 from Brassey Close, Chester and Thomas Ambrose aged 27 from Manor Road, Liscard were later arrested and have now been charged with section 18 assault.

Both men appeared at Liverpool Crown Court on Thursday 4 November and have been remanded in custody.

Inspector Michael McEvoy said: “These positive results across the Wirral ensure those living, working and visiting our city are protected. We will continue to listen to your concerns and act on any information given to us. 

“This activity helps us to disrupt organised crime, gain intelligence and take any dangerous drugs off our streets.

“Information from residents plays a vital part in bringing those to justice, so I would like to encourage the public to continue to come forward to us, or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously, so that we can take action.”

To report a crime call 101 or DM @MerPolCC – Always call 999 in emergencies.

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