Wirral Police news round-up for week-ending 30 January 2021

This is the new birkenhead.news weekly round-up of Merseyside Police activity in Wirral during the previous seven days.

Hate Crime Awareness campaign

On Saturday 23 January, Merseyside Police promoted a Hate Crime Awareness campaign at retail Parks throughout Wirral.

31-year-old man dies in car crash on the M53

Wirral Police said that at about 9.20am on Saturday 23 January, a BMW 5 series vehicle travelling towards Liverpool “had left the carriageway” near junction 5.

An off-duty doctor, nurse and a police officer who saw the aftermath of the incident stopped at the scene and tried to resuscitate the driver until paramedics arrived.

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‘3 Step Protect’ crime prevention programme

After a number attempted burglaries in the Irby area Wirral Police asked local residents to be vigilant and take time to review and test their existing security.

Volvo siezed in Woodchurch

On Sunday 24 January, Merseyside Police Road Policing Unit pursued and siezed this Volvo after it was seen being driven dangerously.

Fifteen arrested in crackdown on County Lines

Officers from Merseyside carried out an operation with Cheshire Constabulary on Monday 25 January in a bid to continue the crackdown on County Lines Organised Crime Groups (OCGs) responsible for cross border drugs supply and the criminal exploitation of young and vulnerable people.

Still missing – Wirral woman, Carol Mighall

Merseyside Police is reappealed for help in finding a 51-year-old Wirral woman who is missing from home.

Carol Mighall was last seen in Rodney Street, Birkenhead, at 4.40pm on Monday 4 January.

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Merseyside Police’s Chief Constable to retire

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner has announced that Andy Cooke QPM has informed her of his decision to retire as Chief Constable of Merseyside Police to take up a new appointment, details of which will be released in due course.

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ASB closure

On Wednesday 27 January, Wirral Police, working in partnership with Wirral Council’s ASB team and have secured a full closure order on Flat 6, 37a The Woodlands, Birkenhead.

This address was a haven for anti-social behaviour, drug dealing, and organised crime and was making the lives of the local community a misery.

Merseyside Police in recruitment drive for officers

Merseyside Police has announced that based on government funding, the force is able to reopen its police officer recruitment lines.

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Car and drugs siezed in Rock Ferry

At approximately 1600hrs on Thursday 28 January, police officers from Bebington Police Station stopped a vehicle in the Rock Ferry area due to suspected road traffic offences.

The female driver from the Liverpool area was later arrested on suspicion of class A and class B drugs offences, and unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle. The vehicle was seized due to it being suspected as stolen.

Bogus workmen in Gayton & Heswall

Wirral Police recieved reports of bogus workmen calling at propertie in the Gayton and Heswall area and warned residents to be vigilant.

Warning about leaving cars unattended

Merseyside Police warned that every winter cars are stolen from outside people’s houses because owners leave them unattended, keys in the ignition, while they warm up and the windscreens defrost.

Some victims nip inside for a few seconds to collect a bag or finish the last mouthful of coffee – but that’s all the time an opportunistic thief needs.

Class A drugs recovered

On Friday 29 January, acting on community intelligence, Wirral Police officers detained a male in Rock Ferry and recovered a quantity of class A drugs.

Male with knife arrested

On Friday 29 January, Wirral Police arrested a male in Tranmere for being in possession of a bladed article

All images and information used with kind permission from Wirral Police/Merseyside Police.