This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of Merseyside Police activity in Wirral during the previous seven days.
Police respond to youths running across M53
NW Motorway Police Patrols responded to youths running across the M53 on Sunday 19 September.
A police spokesperson said, “If you live near to the motorway network please talk to your children about the dangers of this, regardless of whether you think it could be them or not.
“We don’t want to bring the worst news a parent could hear!”
Off-road motorcycle seized and 14-year-old boy detained at Leasowe
Merseyside Police Officers responded to numerous complaints in relation to an off-road motorcycle being ridden on Twickenham Drive, Leasowe during the evening of Monday 20 September.
A 14-year-old male was detained and the bike was seized. While dealing with this, the Officers car was attacked by a group of youths throwing eggs.
A police spokesperson said, “We are reviewing CCTV and bodyworn video footage of those involved and we will prosecute the offenders. We also will work with our partners from Wirral Council ASB team along with housing enforcement officers to ensure those involved are dealt with robustly with all means available to us.”
If you have information on crime and ASB in Leasowe, please report this anonymously to @CrimeStoppersUK either via their website or by calling 0800 555 111. You will not be asked for any personal details and your information will be passed to local police who will act upon all information to obtain search warrants and target all those involved
During the afternoon of Saturday 18 September, a road traffic collision (RTC) was reported, resulting in the closure of Heath Road in Bebington between Wirral Grammar School and The Crescent.
Three vehicles were involved in the incident resulting in one car rolling over and landing on its roof. Despite the apparent seriousness of the incident, there were no reported injuries.
Merseyside Police closed the road while the vehicles were recovered and the road was reopened a short time afterwards.
Merseyside Police has arrested a man on suspicion of a sexual offence following an incident in Birkenhead on Saturday, 18 September.
At around 10pm, officers were called to Birkenhead Park following the report of a man being detained by a member of an alleged Online Child Sexual Abuse Activist Group in Birkenhead Park to allegations that a man had arranged to meet a decoy posing as a 15-year-old boy for sexual purposes.
Following enquiries, officers detained a man on suspicion of cause/incite sexual exploitation, and common assault.
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 received a call at 4.40pm on Tuesday 21 September, to reports a nine-year-old boy who had been hit in the stomach with a plastic pellet from a BB gun in the area of Queens Road in Rock Ferry.
A warrant was carried out at premises on Dundonald Street, Birkenhead, at around 8.50am on Wednesday 22 September.
A 49-year-old man from Birkenhead was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, and various items were seized.
He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.
Detectives are appealing for information following a robbery in Birkenhead during the morning of Thursday 23 September.
At around 6.05am, officers were called to McColl’s on Laird Street to reports that a man had entered and made threats with a bottle taken from the store. He demanded money but stole cigarettes and alcohol before leaving on foot towards Dundonald Street.
Officers remained on the scene to carry out CCTV, forensic and witness enquiries. Laird Street was closed at the junction with Plumer Street, but reopened shortly afterwards.
A Drugs Warrant has been executed in Fairfield Road, Tranmere as part of Operation Vermont in the Wirral area.
One male was arrested for Possession with Intent to Supply Class A drugs. A police spokesperson said the arrest was made “after excellent searching by the attending officers.”
Police arrested the 30-year-old man on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs, namely cocaine.
Merseyside Police has arrested two men following an assault in Birkenhead on Monday 20 September.
At around 4.55am police received a report that two male passengers had assaulted a taxi driver on Ball’s Road, Birkenhead.
It was reported that the men punched and spat at the victim, following a dispute over the route taken, then made off on foot.
ASB drugs closure at Birkenhead address
Due to ongoing ASB issues and drug dealing in Newling Street, Birkenhead, officers have closed down another address after concerns from local residents and landlords.
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.