Rocky Ferry man spotted on stolen motorbike detained after assaulting woman

Merseyside Police has arrested a 29-year-old man from Rock Ferry after a report of a domestic assault on Lees Avenue in Wirral yesterday (Wednesday 3 November).

Officers were called to a report of a stolen motorcycle on Grange Road in Birkenhead, spotted the offender and after a short pursuit detained the man at house on Lees Avenue just before 9.50pm.

It was further reported the suspect had assaulted a woman inside the premises.

He was arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment, Section 47 assault, drug driving and aggravated unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle, and taken to a police station in Merseyside for questioning by detectives where he remains in custody.

The incident is being treated as domestic-related and detectives are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Enquiries are ongoing and safeguarding procedures are being carried out by specialist officers.

Detective Inspector Nick Glascott-Tull said, “Our enquiries remain ongoing and I would continue to ask anyone with information which could assist our investigation to contact us.

“We take the issue of domestic abuse very seriously and will continue to work alongside our partners to identify the best way to tackle it.

“I would encourage anyone who is experiencing domestic abuse to have the courage to report it to us and we will support you in every way we can.

“Similarly I would ask if you are aware of someone who is a victim of domestic abuse – whether that be a friend, family member, colleague or neighbour – please contact us so that we can take positive action and offer them the support that they need.”

Anyone who has any information which could assist the investigation is asked to DM @MerPolCC, call 101 or contact @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 21000766161.

If you have any non-urgent information on domestic abuse – if you are a victim or believe someone you know is a victim – you can contact direct message @MerPolCC on Twitter, ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook or contact @CrimestoppersUK, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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