This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of Merseyside Police activity in Wirral during the previous seven days.
Police investigate ‘threatening banner’ at Caldy
Merseyside Poilce has confirmed it is investigating reports of a threatening banner at a location in Caldy on Monday 28 June.
At around 7am, it was reported that a banner made from bedsheets had been placed over a wall and bushes on a residential driveway, with wording that is thought to target football manager Rafa Benitez.
Cannabis farm at Moreton
Officers from the local Policing team at Wallasey executed a drugs act warrant on Monday 28 June at an address in Moreton.
A cannabis farm was recovered along with a large quantity of cropped cannabis. If you have information on crime in your area, please report it to @CrimeStoppersUK and your local Policing team will take action.
Witness appeal following serious RTC at Thornton Hough
Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses after a serious collision in Thornton Hough on Thursday 24 June.
Emergency services were called to Neston Road at around 6.25pm to a report a blue VW Passat and a silver/grey VW Polo had been in a collision.
The occupants of the VW Polo were taken to hospital where they were treated for their injuries. They have since been discharged.
Road Safety event at Mosslands High School, Wallasey
Wirral teens jailed for machete attack at Lime Street Station
Two teens who launched a horrific machete attack on board a train at Liverpool Lime Street have been jailed following a British Transport Police investigation.
Kyle Anthony Kearney, aged 18, of Old Chester Road, Rock Ferry, Wirral, was jailed for eight years at Liverpool Crown Court on Wednesday, 30 June. Bailey Doyle, aged 17, of Fletcher Avenue, Rock Ferry, Wirral, was sentenced to nine years and four months in jail.
Each had pleaded guilty to two counts of GBH with intent and possession of a bladed article at an earlier hearing.
Wirral man jailed for breaching Gang Injunction terms
Merseyside Police has welcomed the sentencing of a Wirral man to jail for breaching the terms of his Gang Injunction.
27-year-old Kieran Salkeld of St Oswalds Avenue, Beechwood was sentenced to 22 weeks in prison at Wirral Magistrates Court today, Thursday 1 July.
Wirral men amongst 31 jailed for total of 366 years for encrochat drug crime
A year ago news of Operation Venetic and the takedown of Encrochat (a mobile encryption service exploited by criminals involved in serious organised crime across the UK and Europe) became public.
And since then UK police forces, led by the NCA, have been working on identifying the criminals who were using the service for their ill-gotten gains.
Wirral man jailed for ‘Kinder Egg’ Class A drugs offences
Merseyside Police has welcomed the sentencing of a Wirral man to prison for possession with intent to supply crack cocaine and heroin.
Terence Holden, 45, of Rodney Street, Tranmere, was sentenced to five years and three months at Liverpool Crown Court this week after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing.
On 19 August 2020, Holden was arrested by officers following the execution of a drugs warrant at a house in the Harrowby Road area of Birkenhead, where over 300 individual wraps of heroin and crack cocaine were seized.
Wirral teens arrested after abusing woman and threats to shoot a man
Merseyside Police has arrested two males following an incident in Rock Ferry on Tuesday 29 June.
Shortly before 9.25pm it was reported that two males were verbally abusing and filming a woman on Faversham Way. The males were reported to have been looking into the woman’s address before entering her front garden, then smashing a glass bottle on the pavement outside.
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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
CCTV appeal following racially-aggravated assault in Wirral
Detectives have issued an image of a man who may have information following a racially-aggravated assault in Birkenhead in May.
At around 11pm on Saturday 22 May, the victim was walking through Birkenhead Bus Station with a friend when two men and a woman began to shout abuse towards them. They ran back towards the bus station at which point he was punched to the head, before other members of the public intervened.
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