This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of police activity in and around Wirral during the previous seven days.
Firefighters and the Marine Fire One Rescue Boat crew were called to an incident resulting in a water rescue at River Park, New Ferry.
Three fire engines, the Search and Rescue Team and Marine Fire One were in attendance.
After reports of someone in distress, crews liaised with Police and Coastguard colleagues at the scene while Marine Fire One conducted a search of the river. A person was located quickly on a structure above the water and subsequently entered the water.
Detectives are appealing for information following a stabbing in Wirral on 24 November.
At around 4.50am, police received reports of a man in his 20s who was found with stab wounds on Union Street, Wallasey after an altercation with two men.
Emergency services were at the scene and the victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries. He remains in a stable condition.
Since the launch of Operation Guardians on Tuesday 23 November, Cheshire Police has arrested 30 people on suspicion of domestic abuse offences, including a number of people from Rock Ferry, Egremont, Ellesmere Port, and Great Sutton.
An 81-year-old man from Ellesmere Port was arrested on suspicion of assault and engaging in controlling/coercive behaviour. He has since been released on conditional bail.
Edward O’Neill, 51 of Rock Ferry, was arrested and subsequently charged with three counts of assault, harassment, criminal damage and use of violence to secure entry to premises.
A flat in Ellesmere Port which has been plagued by anti-social behaviour and drug-related activity has been closed down.
Over the past year, police and For Housing have received numerous reports of ASB and drug-related activity at a flat on Warkworth Court.
This has included issues with noise, criminal damage and reports of numerous people attending the address day and night.
Two people involved in a robbery in Ellesmere Port that left a man with lifelong injuries have been jailed.
Carl Jardine, of Egremont, forced his way into the 23-year-old man’s home on Victoria Street claiming to be ‘police’.
He was accompanied by 27-year-old Wesley Sherlock, of Wallasey, who was sentenced to 12 years for robbery and hitting the victim in the face with a gin glass.
Dawn raids in Cheshire and Merseyside have led to seven arrests as part of an operation targeting suspected county lines organised crime.
On Thursday 25 November officers from Macclesfield – supported by Merseyside Police – targeted five properties in Merseyside and two in Cheshire.
The men, aged between 22 and 54, are currently being questioned in custody on suspicion of conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and heroin.
Merseyside Police has issued an appeal on behalf of Liverpool & Wirral coroner’s office for help in tracing the next of kin of a Wirral man.
David Smith, 69, died at his home address in Storeton Close, Oxton, on Thursday 18 November.
There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.
Following the tragic deaths of two women in Liverpool, Merseyside’s Police Commissioner Emily Spurrell has issued a statement.
The PCC said, “It is absolutely devastating to hear the news this morning of two lives lost in our city, a 47-year-old woman and 12-year-old Ava White. My deepest sympathies go out to all the families affected by these horrific incidents.
“Merseyside Police have launched two murder investigations and made a number of arrests in connection with both incidents. I will continue to monitor the investigations and would urge any members of the public with information about either incident to please contact police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Detectives are continuing to appeal for information following the murder of 12-year-old Ava White in Liverpool City Centre on Thursday night, 25 November. Police have also issued the image of a van, the occupants of which may have witnessed the assault.
At around 8.39pm, officers were called to reports of an assault in the area of Church Alley. When officers arrived they discovered that Ava, who had been with friends, collapsed on the ground and a member of the public who witnessed the incident was giving first aid.
Paramedics attended at the scene and Ava was taken to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, where sadly she died a short time later despite the best efforts of medical staff.
Stolen motorbike recovered in Woodchurch
Officers from Wallasey Local Policing seized this bike after sighting a group of them being ridden anti-socially on the Woodchurch Estate.
A police spokesperson said, “The bike was recovered, and we’ll continue to take action against those who use motor vehicles illegally and antisocially.”
It is believed this group were also causing issues in the Arrowe Park area around the same time. If you do have any information about the use or storage of illegal motorcycles, please report via 101, online, or to Merseyside Police Contact Centre on social media. In an emergency, always call 999.
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Some images and information used with kind permission from Wirral Police/Merseyside Police.