This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of Merseyside Police activity in Wirral during the previous seven days.
Following the tragic murders of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa the issue of violence against women and girls (VAWG) has resonated across the country and people have been quite rightly shocked and affected by the murders of two women who had everything to live for.
Stolen vehicle pursued by police patrols recovered in Birkenhead
A stolen vehicle on false plates was pursued twice during the evening of Wednesday 29 September.
The VW car was later found abandoned in the Birkenhead area.
Merseyside Police has charged two men with drug offences after their arrest in Rock Ferry yesterday (Tuesday 28 September).
Police arrested Lethobo Sithole, 19 of New Chester Road, Rock Ferry, and a 17-year-old boy from Rock Ferry.
A warrant was executed at a property in Rock Ferry on Tuesday morning, 28 September, where mobile phones and a quantity of suspected Class A drugs were seized.
A former Metropolitan Police Service officer was sentenced to a whole-life prison term today for the murder of Sarah Everard.
Wayne Couzens, 48, appeared at the Old Bailey on the 29 and 30 September where the court heard how he kidnapped, raped and murdered Sarah.
He pleaded guilty to murder on Friday, 9 July. The previous month he admitted kidnapping and raping Sarah.
Merseyside Police has asked people to please share and help Liverpool and Wirral Coroner’s Office find the next of kin for a Wirral man who recently passed away.
NW Motorway Police lane hogging warning
NW Motorway Police has warned drivers about lane-hogging on motorways.
In a number of posts on social media, they showed images of cars hogging lane 2 (the centre lane) and cars that had been stopped after failing to move into the correct lane.
The rule for lane discipline on motorways is simple: “You should always drive in the left-hand lane when the road is clear. If you are overtaking a number of slower-moving vehicles, you should return to the left-hand lane as soon as you are safely past.”
Merseyside Police has welcomed the sentencing of a Wirral man to 16 months in prison for fraud against his employer today, Thursday 30 September.
31-year-old Robert Adamson of Woodchurch was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court after pleading guilty to Fraud by abuse of position. Between August 2019 and December 2019, he stole goods from his Hoylake based electrical and plumbing company to the value of £38,000.
Adamson was found to have ordered goods on credit using the company name and sold them on for his personal gain. Adamson diverted some deliveries to his own address and received cash or bank transfers to his own account, to pay off his own debts.
Merseyside Police has issued a CCTV image of a man they believe may be able to assist enquiries into an arson in Bromborough.
On Sunday 25 July between 11.30pm and the early hours of Monday 26 July, two men forced entry to a property at an industrial park on Dock Road South, Bromborough.
The owner of the site returned on Monday morning to find the offices on fire. No one was injured during the incident.
Merseyside’s Police Commissioner is looking for compassionate, community-spirited people to volunteer for her Independent Custody Visiting scheme.
Emily Spurrell is looking to recruit more volunteers to make a contribution to policing by joining this important scheme which sees members of the public check on the welfare and wellbeing of people detained in custody.
Independent Custody Visitors or ICVs have an independent role, checking that people held in police cells and who are not yet convicted of any offence, are being properly treated.
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Images and information used with kind permission from Wirral Police/Merseyside Police.