This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of Merseyside Police activity in Wirral during the previous seven days.
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 arrested a man after a cyclist was seriously injured in a collision in Barnston, Wirral on Friday night (23 July).
At about 6.05pm, it was reported a blue Hyundai was in collision with the bike on Barnston Road. The cyclist was taken to hospital where he is being treated for a serious spinal injury.
Emergency services attended and the driver of the Hyundai was detained by police at the scene.
Armed police were deployed in a search for three men who were seen acting suspiciously in a Birkenhead street.
The police helicopter was also deployed following residents’ reports of three men getting out of a car and entering a house in Oakdene Road.
Woodchurch Road was closed off while armed officers searched the area and the police helicopter circled overhead.
Emergency services were in attendance at a serious road traffic collision on Willowbrow Road, Raby, on Monday, 26 July.
The collision was reported to have happened at 2:45pm, between a BMW and Nissan Note. One of the drivers has been taken by air ambulance to hospital.
Both drivers injuries are described as serious.
Merseyside Police is appealing to the public following an attempted robbery in Birkenhead at the start of this month.
On 9 July at around 6:10pm, a man who has been riding his 21 plate grey Titan Lexmoto scooter on Tollemache Road, was approached by two other men riding a red scooter.
Here, the passenger is reported to have punched the victim, a 21-year-old man.
Earlier this week, officers from the Merseyside Police Matrix Priority Crime Team arrested a man in his 30s for drugs and weapons offences.
Officers attended an address on Marquis Street in New Ferry on Sunday 25 July following information suggesting cannabis was being grown at the property.
On arrival, officers searched the property and found a large amount of brown and white powder, believed to be cocaine and heroin, several cannabis plants, suspected amphetamine and 11 offensive weapons including a death star and push dagger.
Julia, a Hub Fraud PCSO from the Local Policing Team at Wallasey visited the Cherry Tree Shopping Centre in Liscard on Tuesday 27 July.
She spoke to local residents and shoppers about the latest scams targeting the elderly and vulnerable.
Visit the TH!NK JESSICA website at : https://crowd.in/mXukWQ for more information on the latest telephone, doorstep and postal frauds.
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
Merseyside’s Police Commissioner has branded the Prime Minister’s new strategy to tackle crime as “emperor’s new clothing”.
Emily Spurrell has also criticised Boris Johnson for launching his ‘Beating Crime Plan’ without properly consulting Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) and Chief Constables.
She said, “This strategy was supposed to be a grand plan for cutting crime and building a safer country. In reality, it is superficial and populist. Boris has announced a series of measures he hopes will grab the headlines, but do nothing to actually tackle the root causes of crime.”
A man has suffered “major-trauma related injuries” after falling from a second-floor window at a property in Eleanor Road, Bidston.
Emergency services were alerted and the Air Ambulance was dispatched and landed on Vyner Field. Merseyside Police and North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) attended the scene.
£2.5 million lost to criminals through fake pet adverts.
Wirral Police and Action Fraud have reminded animal lovers to take extra care when buying a pet online, as new figures show more than £2.5 million has been lost to criminals through fake pet adverts.
Read more: https://crowd.in/udg82X
Police want to trace owner of bike
PC Ford of Wirral Police is attempting to trace the owner of this bike. Is it yours?
If so please contact 101 and ask for PC 5016 Ford or email email@example.com
Merseyside Police has charged a 41 year-old Wirral man with conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs.
Detectives investigating the discovery of the body of a baby boy in Wirral six months ago are working with the National Crime Agency to examine DNA databases in a bid to locate his next of kin.
The full-term baby boy was found at 4.25pm on Friday 29 January in a wooded area at the side of a footpath close to the 16th green of Brackenwood golf course in Bracken Lane in Bebington. A post-mortem to establish the cause of death proved inconclusive.
A number of lines of enquiry have been examined, including suggestions about the identity of the baby’s mother, but all have been ruled out and enquiries have remained ongoing.
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