This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of Merseyside Police activity in Wirral during the previous seven days.
Bromborough ‘car meet’ group targeted
Merseyside Police said that it was aware that a group of people have been congregating in Bromborough with their vehicles, some of which were being driven in a dangerous manner.
During the evening of Sunday 6 June Officers were patrolling the area until the early hours of Monday morning. Police set out to locate any members of this group and identify vehicles believed to be involved, vehicle stop checks and insurance checks will be utilised.
A police spokesperson said, “If you have modifications on your vehicle you must notify your insurance company, failure to do so may invalidate your insurance policy. Officers will be proactively checking vehicles and targeting drivers who are using the roads anti-socially.”
Merseyside Police is investigating following an injury shooting in Wallasey on Friday 4 June.
At around 10.55pm, a man in his 20s was dropped off at Arrowe Park Hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot injury to his buttock. Following enquiries, a scene was identified at the car park of Wallasey RUFC on Cross Lane, off Leasowe Road.
Forensic, witness and CCTV enquiries are underway and a van believed to have been used to drop the victim at hospital was found and forensically recovered.
A Wirral man is the latest to be sentenced as part of the international operation targeting criminals using the encrochat criminal platform to carry out serious and organised crime.
Daniel Wilson, 33, of Silverbeech Road Wallasey, was sentenced on Monday 7 June at Liverpool Crown Court to 7 years and 8 months imprisonment.
He had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine, heroin, and cannabis and conspiracy to convert criminal property in relation to the proceeds of his crimes. He also plead guilty to possession with intent to supply Cocaine and cannabis that were found by Police upon his arrest in March of this year.
Delivery drivers targeted at Birkenhead and Liscard
Following complaints regarding delivery drivers working in the areas of Liscard and Charing Cross, Birkenhead, officers from Wallasey Policing Team and Matrix Roads Policing conducted an operation on Tuesday 8 June.
As a result of the operation, two individuals were arrested for fraudulent document offences as well as disqualified driving. Four vehicles were seized for licence and insurance offences and officers issued a further three traffic tickets for other matters.
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Operation Parksafe patrols continue
Operation Parksafe is still ongoing and police continue to patrol and engage with the public at our park locations.
A police spokesperson said, “We ask that if anyone has any information about crime or anti-social behaviour taking place in our parks and open spaces that they report it.
“The use of off-road motorbikes, drug use/dealing along with any other issues are problems that we will not tolerate and we will target the offenders. Please report any information or concerns via 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111”
ASB patrols in New Brighton
Officers from the roads policing unit and local policing in Wirral carried out high visibility patrols throughout the New Brighton area during the evening of Wednesday 9th June, as part of their ongoing commitment to tackling antisocial behaviour.
If you have any information about ASB or who is responsible let police know by contacting @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK or by calling 101 so we can take positive action.
Cigarettes and cash seized
Officers worked alongside trading standards as part of a joint operation on Wednesday 9 June.
Various stores across Wirral were visited by local enforcement teams and local officers after receiving intelligence of money laundering and counterfeit goods being sold at these locations.
Officers seized over 1,000 illicit packets of cigarettes and tobacco. Officers also seized a large amount of money which was unaccounted for. It is believed that this money was intended to be used for criminality
Merseyside Police has confirmed that officers searching for missing Wirral man Robert Bigland have sadly found a body on Wednesday 9 June.
The discovery was made in woodland close to Pasture Road in Moreton at 12.55pm.
The body has been formally identified as 40 year-old Robert Bigland, who went missing from his home in Moreton on Tuesday.
Operation Castle: Beat the Burglar
Following an increase in attempted burglary crimes recently, police would like to remind everyone to ensure to lock your windows and doors.
A police spokesperson said, “Most break-ins can be avoided by thinking about the security of your home and building security as part of your daily routine.
“Many of the burglaries reported have been via insecure windows and doors. During the warm weather, we understand people are more likely to leave their doors and windows open to ventilate their properties however, please do not be complacent and remember to secure your property. If you see anybody acting suspiciously around your area then please do not hesitate to contact us!”
Merseyside Police has arrested five males for drug offences and recovered suspected Class A and B drugs following warrants executed in Birkenhead, on Wednesday 9 June.
At around 10.15am officers executed a warrant at an address on Newling Street.
A search of the property found wraps of white and brown power (suspected cocaine and heroin), drug-related paraphernalia and a quantity of cash.
Dogs Die in Hot Cars: “Not long” is too long
Wirral Police issued the following advice regarding dogs during hot weather.
“Enjoy the return of the warm weather but please remember ‘Dogs Die in Hot Cars’.
“Also remember the ‘ Five Second Rule ‘ before walking your dog. Place the back of your hand on the pavement, if you can’t hold it there for five seconds it’s too hot to go for a walk!”
To view further advice from the RSPCA click: https://crowd.in/NvJpcf
Merseyside Police is continuing its dedicated fight against knife crime, protecting the community and bringing offenders to justice following a number of knife crime incidents this week which has resulted in multiple people being injured.
Superintendent Jenn Wilson said, “Carrying a knife doesn’t make you look big or cool – it makes you look stupid. Using one, not only has the potential to ruin someone else’s life, but more often than not, you’ll ruin your own.”
Boy arrested for possession of lock knife
During the evening of Friday 11 June, officers responded to a report of a youth with a knife in the playground of New Ferry Park.
Officers attended the location and located a youth in possession of a lock knife. The 14-year-old male youth was subsequently arrested with enquiries ongoing.
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