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

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

Merseyside Chief Constable and colleagues take on a trio of challenges

Merseyside Police’s chief officers and staff are taking on three different challenges this week, in aid of charities – Breast Cancer Now, Care of Police Survivors (COPS), The Doyle Phillips Foundation, Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and Know Knife Crime.

The first challenge of the week saw Chief Constable Serena Kennedy accompanied by fellow Chief Officers, officers and staff, tackling Kilimanjaro on a Stairmaster in aid of Breast Cancer Now.

The 5,895m charity climb was very personal for staff from the force’s Crime Demand Unit, as several members of the team have been directly affected by breast cancer.

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Merseyside Police’s new headquarters opens for business

Merseyside Police’s state-of-the-art new headquarters, Rose Hill, has officially opened for business when the keys were handed over to the Police Commissioner and Chief Constable.

Emily Spurrell and Serena Kennedy held a special ceremony at which they took delivery of the new £48m landmark headquarters from construction firm Willmott Dixon.

Despite the pandemic and the complications this caused with work on site, the bespoke headquarters on Cazneau Street, Liverpool, was completed on time and within budget.

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Man sought in Wirral Line indecent exposure offence

British Transport Police Officers investigating two indecent exposure offences in Merseyside have released images in connection with the incidents.

At 2.55pm on 10 August, a man sat across from a young woman on a service travelling between Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, and Bache moved to sit directly opposite her and touched himself inappropriately.

On another occasion at 3.11pm on 1 October, a man was reported to be touching himself through his trouser pockets while travelling on a train between Southport and Moorfields in Liverpool city centre.

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1000 wraps seized as drugs warrant executed in Birkenhead

Merseyside Police have reported that two people have been arrested following the recovery of Class A drugs.

Officers recovered more than 1000 wraps of brown and white powder, believed to be heroin and cocaine. 

A smaller quantity of cannabis and amphetamine and an amount of cash were also seized.

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Police and fire service encourage communities to play their part in keeping people safe this Halloween and Bonfire Night

Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) are encouraging young people, families, and businesses to play their part in keeping our communities safe over the Halloween and Bonfire Night period.

Working alongside the Police and Crime Commissioner, North West Ambulance Service, local authorities, Trading Standards and Merseytravel, we will be out across Merseyside to ensure that people can enjoy themselves safely. 

Officers are also warning anyone who commits incidents of anti-social behaviour to expect a swift response, and for everyone young and old to be mindful of the effects such behaviour can have on our most vulnerable.

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33 years jail for murderer of Martin Decker

Merseyside Police has welcomed the sentencing of a 23-year-old man for the murder of a Wirral pensioner.

David Iwo, of no fixed abode, was jailed for 33 years for the murder of 69-year-old Martin Decker at his home in Prenton, Wirral, in March this year.

Mr Decker was found at his home in Vyner Croft on the afternoon of Sunday 7 March. He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

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Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service advice ahead of Halloween and Bonfire Night

Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) are encouraging young people, families, and businesses to play their part in keeping our communities safe over the Halloween and Bonfire Night period.

Working alongside the Police and Crime Commissioner, North West Ambulance Service, local authorities, Trading Standards and Merseytravel, we will be out across Merseyside to ensure that people can enjoy themselves safely. 

Officers are also warning anyone who commits incidents of anti-social behaviour to expect a swift response, and for everyone young and old to be mindful of the effects such behaviour can have on our most vulnerable.

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Dispersal Zones to be introduced in Rock Ferry and Birkenhead this weekend

Officers in Wirral will be introducing two Dispersal Zones this weekend as a response to anti-social behaviour in North Birkenhead and Rock Ferry.

Both will commence at 3pm on Saturday 30 October and continue until 11.59pm on Sunday 31 October.

The first is for North Birkenhead, covering the area on the first map, and is a response to anti-social behaviour in the llchester Square, Laird Street and Birkenhead Park areas within the zone.

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Missing: Woman last seen at Clatterbridge Hospital

Merseyside Police is appealing for help in finding a woman last seen in the Wirral area.

Tammy Connor, 48, was last seen in Clatterbridge Hospital on Monday 25 October at around 2.10pm.

She is described as white female with shoulder-length black hair, 5ft 8in tall, of medium build.

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15 years jail for Wallasey man for heroin, cocaine, and ecstasy supply

A 43-year-old man has been jailed after supplying and trading multi-kilos of class A drugs across Merseyside.

Gary Mitchell of Wallasey was jailed for 15 years at Liverpool Crown Court on Friday 29 October after pleading guilty to Conspiracy to supply heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis

Mitchell is the latest man in Merseyside to be jailed as part of Operation Venetic: a national investigation into the use of encrypted mobile devices, commonly referred to as Encrochat.

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