This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of Merseyside Police activity in Wirral during the previous seven days.
Drunk woman arrested in Bromborough caused criminal damage to vehicles
On the afternoon of Saturday 10 July, officers from Bebington police station arrested a female on The Rake in Bromborough for being drunk and disorderly and causing criminal damage to three vehicles.
Following their investigation the suspect was been charged with all offences.
Merseyside Police has said that an investigation is ongoing following an assault of two men in Prenton on Sunday 11 July.
At around 8.50pm, an argument reportedly broke out in the beer garden of the Swan Hotel on Holm Lane, in which a glass was thrown at a man in his 20s, causing a head injury. A second man in his 50s received a facial injury and CCTV and witness enquiries are ongoing.
Detective Inspector Lynsay Armbruster said, “We’re keen to speak to anyone in or near to the pub who saw or holds any information about this violent incident, which has resulted in two men being injured.”
Driver watched TV on phone
On Saturday 10 July, police reported that a vehicle had been stopped by the Road Policing Unit in Birkenhead.
Police said that the completely irresponsible driver was stopped for watching TV on his phone whilst driving. Police further explained that his children were in the car at the time, none of whom had seatbelts on. The driver was reported.
At around 10.50pm on Sunday 11 July, Merseyside Police received reports that a group of male youths were fighting in the Twickenham Drive area of Leasowe.
Following reports of around 15 youths fighting with pickaxes and bats, police attended the scene, but the group had already dispersed. No injuries were reported and no weapons were confirmed as being seen.
Police have stepped up patrols in the area following the reports and are encouraging residents to report any anti-social behaviour to police.
A learner driver had a close call when he rolled his car on Brimstage Road between Bebington and Heswall.
The driver was very lucky to walk away without any serious injury after wrecking the Vauxhall car on the country lane in Wirral.
Members of an organised crime group who flooded the Chester area with heroin and crack cocaine have been jailed for a total of 43-and-a-half years.
James Bolland, Daniel Rubert, Kyle Byrne, Dylan Griffiths, Sean Roddy, Stephen Clarke, Anthony Skyner, David Young, Graham Mallon, Zahra O’Bad, Carl Henderson and Paul Williamson have all been sentenced following a six-month investigation into the large scale supply of class A drugs from Merseyside.
Merseyside Police is appealing for information following an aggravated burglary in Liscard on Tuesday 13 July.
At around 11.30pm, it is reported that three men forced entry to the Queens Pub in Liscard Village via the rear door, armed with a knife and hammers. One of the suspects is said to have put a knife through the letterbox of the property while attempting to break in, causing a minor injury to a man who was inside the pub.
Merseyside Police is appealing for information following an incident involving a knife in Bromborough on Wednesday 14 July.
At around 3.30pm, a report was made of two males on bicycles, one in possession of a knife, making threats towards a third person. No victim has come forward and the circumstances remain unconfirmed.
On the morning of Friday 16 July, there was a collision between a car and a lorry on Old Court House Road, off the A41 in Bromborough.
Merseyside Police said that at around 7.30am on the morning of Friday 16 July, police were called to reports that a car was in collision with a lorry.
Merseyside Police is one of 18 North West employers awarded the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award, announced by Defence Minister Leo Docherty on Friday 16 July.
Representing the highest badge of honour, Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Awards are awarded to those that employ and support those who serve, veterans and their families.
To win an award, organisations must provide ten extra paid days leave for Reservists and have supportive HR policies in place for veterans, Reserves, and Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, as well as spouses and partners of those serving in the Armed Forces.
Merseyside Police has confirmed Police Constable Darren McIntyre was, on Friday 16 July, sentenced to 19 months in prison after being found guilty of Section 47 assault and perverting the course of justice.
The sentencing follows a thorough investigation by the force Professional Standards team, which also resulted in three other officers being sentenced in May for perverting the course of justice. They were Constables Lauren Buchanan-Lloyd, 26, of Higher Bebington, Garrie Burke, 44, of Maghull, and Laura Grant, 36, of Waterloo.
The investigation was launched following an allegation of assault made by a member of the public relating to an incident at an address in Cherry Road, Ainsdale, in June 2019.
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