This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of Merseyside Police activity in Wirral during the previous seven days.
Man arrested in Bromborough for attempted burglary
At around 22:30 on 21 May, Officers from #Teambeb responded to a report of a male attempting to break into an address in Bromborough.
Officers arrived on the scene, located a male in the back garden of the address and arrested him on suspicion of attempted burglary and Possession of a Controlled Drug.
Safer Streets campaign at Birkenhead
Local officers wre at the St. James Centre, Birkenhead on Saturday 22 May, along with Amanda and Hazel from the Police Crime Prevention Academy to offer support and advice on home security and how to make your home safer.
As a part of the Safer Streets campaign, there was a range of home security products to take home to help local residents feel safer and more reassured in their homes.
Patrols continue in parks and open spaces
Throughout the week officers continued to patrol the borough’s parks and open spaces. A spokesperson said, “Come rain or shine local officers continue to provide a visible presence and engage with the local communities by continuing to patrol local parks and open spaces.”
Police visit Bromborough school to speak about crime
On Monday 24 May, Officers attended Mendell Primary School in Bromborough. They spoke to year 5 pupils about criminal responsibility, joint enterprise, anti-social behaviour, staying safe online and other relevant topics
New Deputy Chief Constable for Merseyside Police appointed
Chief Constable Serena Kennedy has appointed a new Deputy Chief Constable for Merseyside Police.
Ian Critchley, who joined Merseyside Police as an Assistant Chief Constable in May 2016, has been successful in the process for the position and will start in his new role with immediate effect.
Following the appointment Chief Constable Serena Kennedy, said, “I would like to congratulate Ian on his appointment as Deputy Chief Constable. Ian joined the force in 2016 and throughout the last five years, he has shown outstanding commitment to providing the communities of Merseyside and the colleagues he has worked with.
New police officer for Heswall meets Mid Wirral Crime Prevention Panel
On Wednesday 26 May, Bebington officers and Community Inspector Welch met with Ray and Mike from the Mid Wirral Crime Prevention Panel.
A police spokesperson said, “The panel have done so much for the local community and are looking for new members as we take the partnership with Community Policing forward.” If you are interested in what they do and how you can contact them visit this link https://crowd.in/t6Q0N4
Heswall has a new Police Officer (pictured) who was pleased to meet the panel members and discuss how to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour in the area. PC Heidi Jones has just joined the team and will be out and about speaking to people in the next few weeks.
Woman arrested for Class A drugs possession
On Wednesday 26 May, police responded to community concerns around drug dealing behind the former Gladstone Social Club, Church Road, Tranmere. A police spokesperson said, “We have detained a Female in possession of class A drugs and searched 2 Males there so far.”
Next of kin appeal: Lin Sing Tsang
The Coroner’s Office is appealing for help in tracing the next of kin of a 60 year-old Wirral man who passed away at home.
Mr Lin Sing Tsang, 60, was found sadly deceased at his home address on Mill Lane, Liscard, on Tuesday 18 May.His death is not being treated as suspicious. Anyone with information should contact Liverpool and Wirral Coroner’s office on 0151 233 5770 or email HMCoroner@liverpool.gov.uk
Man arrested for burglary at Oxton
On Thursday 27 May, police arrested and charged a 51-year-old man from Birkenhead with burglary of a house in St Andrews Road, Oxton. A wedding ring, phone and cash was stolen in April.
Police introduce Dispersal Zone in West Kirby
Merseyside Police introduced a Dispersal Zone in West Kirby on Thursday 27 May, following reports of anti-social behaviour in the area.
The order runs until 3pm on Saturday 29 May. Officers will be in the area to provide a visible presence and deal with any incidents.
The Dispersal Zone covers the area bounded by the map and includes Lingdale Road, Cubbins Green, Macdona Drive, West Kirby Concourse, Ashton Park, Victoria Park, Sandlea Park, Coronation Gardens, and parts of Thurstaston Beach.
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Three Merseyside Police Constables sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court
On Thursday 27 May, Merseyside Police has confirmed that three police constables have been sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court.
Constables Garrie Burke, 44, of Maghull, Laura Grant, 36, of Waterloo and Lauren Buchanan-Lloyd, 26, of Higher Bebington were all found guilty last month of perverting the course of justice following a four week trial at a special Nightingale court in Liverpool.
The charges were brought following a thorough and extensive investigation by the Force’s Professional Standards Department into the conduct of the officers and following an allegation of assault made by a member of the public relating to an incident at an address in Cherry Road, Ainsdale, in June 2019.
Police intensify County Lines ops across Wirral and Merseyside
Working alongside other forces and partners, Merseyside Police carried out activity during County Lines Intensification Week, as part of regional and national action to tackle the issue.
Co-ordinated by the force’s Project Medusa team, the intensification week (which ran from 17-23 May) included operations, warrants, safeguarding of and visits to vulnerable people.
- During the week of action, 41 arrests were made for offences including drugs supply and possession, and possession of weapons
- During warrants and other activity, 150 cannabis plants were recovered, alongside 12kg of amphetamine and 300 wraps of heroin
- Officers’ recovered two viable firearms with ammunition
- A large number of vulnerable people were engaged with, with relevant referrals being submitted, through Operation Stonehaven safeguarding programmes
- A total of five County Lines were closed by Operation Toxic during the week
Police patrols in West Kirby, following introduction of dispersal zone
On Friday 28 May, officers were keeping our community safe in West Kirby.
A large number of officers and resources were required and pictured are just some of them. Mounted police were also patrolling the area with horses Arnie and Beau.
Family pay tribute to ‘gentle giant’ who died in Wirral
The family of a man who died following an incident in Wirral have issued a tribute.
Scaffolder Robert Duffy, 45, from Walton, was taken to hospital following an incident at a house in Rice Hey Road in Wallasey at 1.20pm on Thursday 20 May.
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