Two further arrests following Caldy disorder and stabbing

Four teenagers have been arrested following reports of disorder and assault in Caldy on Friday 16 June.

Officers received a report just before 7.10pm that a teenage boy had been stabbed on Cubbins Green, Melloncroft Drive West after he was assaulted by a group of boys.

The victim was taken to hospital with stab wounds to his legs and arm. He is now recovering from his injuries at home.

On Friday evening officers arrested two suspects in connection with the incident.

  • The 15-year-old boy from Moreton who was arrested on suspicion of Section 18 assault, possession of a controlled class B drug (cannabis) and violent disorder has been bailed with conditions.
  • The 16-year-old boy from Liscard who was arrested on suspicion of Section 18 assault has been released with no further action.

On Sunday 18 June officers arrested a further two suspects in connection with the disorder in Caldy on Friday evening.

  • A 17-year-old boy from Liscard was arrested on suspicion of Section 18 assault, possession of a controlled class B drug (cannabis), possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and violent disorder. He has been bailed with conditions.
  • A 16-year-old boy from Bidston was arrested on suspicion of conspire to cause grievous bodily harm with intent, assault, and violent disorder. He has been released under investigation.

Detectives continue to appeal for more information to find those responsible and appeal for people who witnessed the disorder and assaults taking place on Cubbins Green to come forward.

Detective Inspector Emma Kerrigan said: “This was a frightening and reckless stabbing on a teenage boy who needed medical treatment, thankfully he did not sustain life threatening injuries.

“We received three different reports of assaults which took place on Cubbins Green on Friday night. 

“I would urge anyone who was in the area who witnessed or filmed the stabbing or any of the assaults on your phone then please contact us so we can find those responsible and bring them to justice.

“The use of knives and any weapons is reckless and will not be tolerated, and has no place on our streets. Weapons such as this can have devastating consequences, not only for the victim and their family but also for the offenders involved. 

“I would urge people to educate themselves and speak to their children and family members about the dangers of knife crime.”

Wirral Chief Inspector Tom Welch said: “High visibility officers will continue to patrol in key anti-social hotspots to reassure people that we are proactively doing all we can to prevent such incidents from taking place.

“There will also be mobile police stations placed in key locations so our officers can speak to local residents who may have concerns. This will be supported by youth outreach workers to engage with young people and steer them away from anti-social behaviour.

“This is an opportunity for residents to talk to officers on patrol and raise any concerns you may have in the community or report any anti-social behaviour and crime.”

Last month we launched Operation ‘Openspace’, an initiative that aims to prevent serious violence and anti-social behaviour in key tourist hotspot areas including West Kirby and New Brighton.

Chief Inspector Welch added: “Proactive initiatives such as this allow us to have a targeted and coordinated approach to tackle anti-social and criminal behaviour and to prevent incidents from happening.

“Operation Openspace is a multi-agency collaboration working alongside partners in the borough including Wirral Council, park rangers, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service and British Transport Police to address issues.

“In addition to planned action days being held, our officers are currently developing a series of proactive initiatives that will aim to address anti-social behaviour over a longer-term basis. This includes a series of projects which aims to improve relationships with local schools.

“Our officers remain in the area to reassure residents, and we are committed to removing anyone who stores, carries and uses weapons in our community through proactive use of stop and search powers, open land searches, warrants and education work alongside partners at schools in Wirral.”

If you have any information please use the following link to contact police

You can also Crimestoppers hotline anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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