This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of police activity in and around Wirral during the previous seven days.
Two charged following Birkenhead shooting
Merseyside Police has charged two men following a shooting in Birkenhead in November 2019.
At 4.10pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019, emergency services were called to the junction of Balls Road East and Borough Road to reports of shots being fired. It is believed that the passenger of a motorbike fired shots, before two motorbikes were ridden off towards Prenton Park.
Officers attended and casings were found at the nearby Shell Garage, and a short time later a man was admitted to hospital with shoulder and leg injuries.
Appeal following armed burglary in Rock Ferry
Merseyside Police officers are appealing for more information after a burglary in Rock Ferry.
At around 5.45pm on Saturday 4 December officers were called to a report of a burglary at an address on Rock Lane West.
Two masked men armed with a knife and a firearm forced entry into a house whilst a woman was inside and stole a quantity of cash before fleeing the address.
Oldham condemn ‘so-called supporters’ vandalism of Tranmere coach
Oldham Athletic bosses have issued a statement condemning fans who damaged the Tranmere team coach on Tuesday evening.
Tranmere visited Oldham, beating them with a 90th-minute goal from Charlie Jolley in the league 2 fixture.
In the statement, Oldham Athletic bosses said that they were “extremely disappointed in the behaviour of a small minority of so-called ‘supporters’ who decided to attack and damage the Tranmere Rovers coach after the fixture last night.”
Police Commissioner responds to launch of Victims’ Bill consultation
Merseyside’s Police Commissioner has this week responded to a series of reforms to the criminal justice system announced by the Government.
The announcement from Justice Secretary Dominic Raab sets out plans to consult on the first ever Victims’ Law, new scorecards published to increase transparency and hold criminal justice agencies to account and plans for community impact statements which would provide an opportunity to give a collective response to amplify victims’ voices.
A scheme sparing rape victims the stress of testifying in court will also be rolled out nationwide.
Wirral man charged with cocaine and cannabis supply offences
A Wirral man has been charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine and cannabis using the dark web.
Thomas Jefferson Hawkes, 29 years, of Claughton was charged with conspiracy to supply class A and Class B drug.
Hawkes was remanded into custody after appearing at Wirral Magistrates Court on 8 December. The case has now been referred to Liverpool Crown Court for trial on 5 January 2022.
Stolen BMW recovered at Wallasey
On 1 December, it was reported that a BMW stolen from a location in Wirral overnight had been located near Wallasey Docks by the Roads Policing Unit.
Appeal to help find missing Rock Ferry teenager
Officers are continuing our appeal to help find missing teenager Obakeng Sithole who is missing from home.
17-year-old Obakeng from Rock Ferry, was last seen at home on Thursday 2 December.
He is black, 5ft 8in tall, of medium build, with short black hair, and brown eyes.
He is known to frequent Wirral and Ellsmere Port areas and may have travelled to Scotland.
Police are very concerned about Obakeng’s whereabouts. Please pass on any sightings of Obakeng via: https://crowd.in/i2LHKa or any other information to @MerPolCC, 101 or the charity Missing People on 116 000.
Merseyside Police launch Operation Shepherd for Christmas
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