This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of Merseyside Police activity in Wirral during the previous seven days.
Merseyside Police has welcomed the sentencing of a Wirral man for causing death the death of a 15-year-old cyclist by dangerous driving.
Leo Meek, 22, of West Way, Moreton, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop after an accident.
He was sentenced to 40 months at Liverpool Crown Court on Monday 23 August.
On Monday 23 August, Merseyside Police launched a new protocol to safeguard visually impaired members of the community who need to confirm if a person at their door is a police officer.
The protocol can be used by anyone with a visual impairment, to any degree. The service can also be used by carers and anyone who provides support to someone who is visually impaired.
It is important that police officers and staff who call at someone’s address can identify themselves. All police employees (including those in uniform) carry an identification or warrant card, but it can be difficult for someone with a visual impairment to make out details of a uniform or to see a photograph or details on a card.
Merseyside Police has charged two men and arrested a third in Birkenhead at the weekend as part of Project Adder, which combines targeted and tougher policing with enhanced treatment and recovery services.
The scheme, supported by £11.76m in Government funding for the Liverpool City Region over the next two years, aims to cut drug-related crime and reduce misuse.
The three men were from Chester, Bromborough, and Tranmere.
Merseyside Police is appealing for information following an aggravated burglary in Wallasey last month.
At around 4.20am on Sunday 4 July, three males wearing balaclavas forced entry to a house on Gorsey Lane and attempted to gain entry to a bedroom with two occupants inside. The victims handed over a Breitling Avenger watch to the offenders who left. They were uninjured but understandably distressed.
All CCTV, witness and forensic enquiries have so far proved negative and detectives are now issuing images of the watch and the circumstances to assist the investigation.
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 issued images of nine men who are wanted in connection with drug conspiracy offences, as part of Operation Venetic, the international mobile encryption investigation.
Extensive enquiries are ongoing to trace the following men:
- 34-year-old Kevin Nolan from Stockbridge Village
- 26-year-old Anthony Baker-Owens from Birkenhead
- 30-year-old Callum Hogg from Liverpool
- 28-year-old Adam Lea from Liverpool
- 26-year-old Ian Roberts from Huyton
- 33-year-old Neil Kettle from Huyton
- 29-year-old Saleh Saleh from Liverpool
- 38-year-old Shaun Walker from Liverpool (with links to Widnes, Cheshire)
- 31-year-old Ian Lea from Liverpool
Merseyside Police has said that four people have been arrested in the Birkenhead area for Class A drug offences regarding heroin and crack cocaine.
Armed police unit car pursuit ends at Bebington
A vehicle was sighted on the M53 by Cheshire & North Wales Alliance Armed Policing unit.
This resulted in a pursuit along the M53 into Merseyside. The driver decamped from a moving vehicle at the junction of The Village and Heath Road at Bebington.
A foot chase ensued and the offender was located hiding in garden waste bin.
Stolen S-Class Merc recovered
Whilst out on patrol, local PCSO’s from Wallasey located a stolen Mercedes S-Class.
This vehicle was stolen during the night of 20/21 August from the owner’s home address in the Pensby area.
The vehicle was recovered and returned to the owner on 21 August.
A police spokesperson said, “Please ensure your vehicles are kept secure and keys are left out of sight.”
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Images and information used with kind permission from Wirral Police/Merseyside Police.