This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of Merseyside Police activity in Wirral during the previous seven days.
Police target anti-social drivers in Bromborough
Last weekend local officers and the Matrix Vehicle Enforcement Team were running a roadside operation in the Bromborough area specifically around Stadium Road in response to the ongoing issues of anti-social vehicle use.
Over the course of the weekend, drivers were reported for a number of offences including no insurance, mobile phone use and speeding. One arrest was made for drink driving and a vehicle has been seized for being in a dangerous condition.
A police spokesperson said, “We have spoken to many local motorists and provided reassurance that we are targeting those responsible and policing the area to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour.”
Merseyside Police has arrested a man following an incident in New Brighton on 18 June 2021.
Officers were called to the Marine Street Social at about 10.30pm where it was reported a man was involved in an altercation with security staff after being refused entry. The man was reported to have produced a machete-style knife, and staff picked up outdoor furniture as the man held the weapon towards them.
Merseyside Police has arrested a woman on suspicion of drink driving following a road traffic collision in Wallasey on Monday 21 June.
At around 12.30am police received a report that a white Audi was in collision with street furniture in Wallasey Village, just after the junction with Leasowe Road.
Officers attended and the driver made off from the vehicle. After a short foot pursuit, a 19-year-old woman from Heswall was detained arrested on suspicion of drink driving.
Operation Cryogen: Checks made on borough’s taxis
On 21 June, Wirral Targeted officers worked alongside Wirral Council Taxi Licencing Officers on Operation Cryogen, conducting checks on Private Hire and Hackney taxis around Wirral.
The operation saw officers stop a number of vehicles and conducted checks to ensure vehicles were safe and legal to be on the road. 12 taxis were issued defective notices and two taxi’s were suspended for being in a dangerous condition including ramps missing bolts and seats insecure within the vehicle.
A police spokesperson said,” We conduct these checks to ensure that the public can use licenced vehicles knowing they are safe and legal to be on the roads.”
Merseyside’s new Police Commissioner is asking people for their views on how we can make Merseyside even safer.
Emily Spurrell has today launched her Safer Merseyside consultation, urging residents across Merseyside to share their opinions on policing and community safety.
Those views will be the backbone of her spearhead document, Merseyside’s Police and Crime Plan, which will set the policing and community safety priorities for the region for the next four years.
Merseyside Police has issued CCTV images of a man we would like to speak to after two teenagers were assaulted in West Kirby on Friday 4 June.
Shortly after 7.30pm, it was reported that two 16-year-old males were in conversation with a group of males and females in Victoria Gardens when they were approached by two older men. One of the older men is said to have hit one of the 16-year-olds over the head with a glass bottle, causing it to break. The teenager fell to the floor and grazed his elbow before reportedly being kicked in the shoulders by the offender.
Prenton man on Class A drugs charges
Merseyside Police charged a 35-year-old man with drugs offences after a car was stopped in Tranmere on Tuesday 22 June.
At around 22.40pm, officers stopped a grey C-Class Mercedes on Park Road. Following a search of the driver, a quantity of Class A drugs were seized.
Kristopher Jones, 35, of Moss Lane Prenton, has now been charged with possession of a Class A drug. He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Wirral Adult Remand Court on Monday 26 July 2020.
Crackdown on illegal delivery drivers in Liscard
Wallasey Local Policing Team and Target Team officers arrested a male in Liscard on suspicion of driving without a licence, driving with no insurance (also no business use), possession of false documents with improper intent and immigration offences.
His vehicle was also seized under S165A of the Road Traffic Act. Police attention to this matter follows on from community complaints about delivery drivers who utilise roads without having the correct documentation, ultimately putting others at risk.
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!”
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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
Police were called to a property in Selbourne Close, Woodchurch at 10.55am today, Thursday 24 June, following reports a firearm had been seen by a visitor to the property.
There had been reports of a large police presence at the location, with road closures in place. Initially rumours spread that there had been a shooting near to Fender Primary School, but this is not the case.
Detectives from Operation Castle, Merseyside Police’s forcewide response to burglary offences, are welcoming the sentencing of a Birkenhead man to prison for a burglary offence in April of this year.
Lee Ireland, 51, of Bentinck Place, Birkenhead, was sentenced to 36 months in prison yesterday (Thursday 24 June) at Liverpool Crown Court.
Cheshire Constabulary Detectives from Ellesmere Port have charged two men with drugs offences following a drugs raid in the town.
On Wednesday 23 June officers executed a warrant at an address on Warkworth Court, Ellesmere Port.
A number of items were recovered from the address and two men were arrested.
Merseyside Police is appealing for help from the public to locate a Merseyside man wanted in connection with an assault in Newcastle.
Charlie Agnew, 23, is wanted in connection with a serious assault that took place in Jesmond on the evening of 6 June. Police need to speak to him after a 21-year-old man was left with serious head injuries following an assault outside Spy Bar.
Recruitment event at Upton
Would you like to make a difference to your community? Have you thought about joining the Police? Are you from an underrepresented minority?
On Friday 25 June, officers from the Wallasey Neighbourhood team were joined by members of the Armed Response Unit, The Target Team, the Diversity Unit and OLAWA Polish Bakery from Liscard, where together they held a recruitment event at Upton Police station for members of our community, and its underrepresented groups.
Forty people attended, where information about the Police recruitment process and specialist departments was available. We had Polish speaking staff on hand to translate and to speak about their own experiences of working for Merseyside Police, as well as representatives from Merseyside Polonia.
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