Wirral Police news round-up for week-ending 10 April 2021

This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of Merseyside Police activity in Wirral during the previous seven days.

Two females from Oxton and Rock Ferry arrested following assault in New Brighton on Good Friday

Merseyside Police Detectives investigating an assault in New Brighton, Wirral on Good Friday have arrested a female in connection with the incident.

At around 4pm on Friday 2 April, a 16-year-old girl was victim of an assault in New Brighton Fields, Kings Parade, in which she was slapped, pulled by her hair and stamped on, causing swelling. A second person was also reportedly assaulted during the incident, receiving minor injuries.

The incident was later reported to police and a video of the incident has been widely shared.

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Police warn of scam websites

On Monday 29 March, police warned of spoof websites that imitate those of trusted organisations are a tactic used by criminals to persuade you to enter your personal and financial information.

They’ll include the organisation’s branding with small changes to the website’s URL to convince you it’s genuine. Avoid clicking on links in emails and texts. Instead, login to your account directly using a secure webpage or app and if you’re visiting a website for the first time, always type the address into the browser.

If you receive a scam email forward it to report@phishing.gov.uk and scam texts to 7726.

Appeal for information following serious RTC in Wallasey

Merseyside Police has confirmed that emergency services attended at Wallasey following a serious RTC on the afternoon of Monday 5 April.

At around 12.30pm, officers and the ambulance service were called to Liscard Road to reports of a collision involving a Peugeot car and a male pedestrian.

The pedestrian was taken to hospital via ambulance and is believed to be in a critical condition.

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Two men arrested following pursuit of suspected stolen car through Wirral and Cheshire

Officers have arrested two men following the pursuit of a suspected stolen vehicle in Wirral on Monday, 5 April.

At around 1.30pm, patrols were sent to New Chester Road, near to the Queensway tunnel, Birkenhead, following a sighting of a suspected stolen Ford Fiesta. Merseyside and Cheshire officers, supported by the National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter, pursued the car, which was subsequently stopped in Ellesmere Port.

Two men were detained at the scene.

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Appeal from Wirral Coroner’s Office

Please help Wirral Coroner’s Office find the next of kin for an Upton man who recently passed away. George Marriott sadly died at his home on Newbridge Close last Thursday, 1 April. He was 78. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding Mr Marriott’s death.

Please call Elaine Jordan on 0151 233 0124 or via email Elaine.Jordan@liverpool.gov.uk

Merseyside PCC thanks Chief Constable for 36 years of exceptional public service

CC Andy Cooke & PCC Jane Kennedy

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy released an open letter to Chief Constable Andy Cooke QPM on his final day in post, thanking him for his exceptional public service over nearly 36 years.

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The winners list: Merseyside Police ‘Community First Awards’

The annual Merseyside Police ‘Community First Awards’ took place yesterday, recognising police officers, staff, volunteers and community partners for their dedication, bravery and professionalism.

The ceremony, which was postponed in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, was able to go ahead in a Covid-secure setting at Merseyside Police Headquarters, Canning Place. This is the fourth year that the awards have been held and saw members of the force celebrated for a range of achievements from investigation work, launching innovative new operations and safeguarding vulnerable people.

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Birkenhead knife-wielding man charged with multiple offences

Merseyside Police has charged a man with a number of offences following an incident in Cleveland Street, Birkenhead onThursday 8th April.

Anthony Cullen, 58, of Argyle Street, Birkenhead, has been charged with possession of a sharply pointed article in a public place, s4a public order and use of threatening/abusive/insulting words/behaviour.

He has been remanded into custody to appear at Wirral magistrates court.

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