Wirral Police news round-up for week-ending 6 February 2021

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

Brackenwood baby boy: Infant boy found dead in Bebington

On Saturday 30 January, Merseyside Police reported that the body of a baby boy had been found in woodland on Brakenwood golf course.

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Merseyside Police ‘Have Your Say’ poll

Merseyside Police want to know what matters most to you where you live, so they’ve’ve created this poll to help understand your concerns better.

Polls close on February 28. Click here to have your say. It only takes a few seconds to complete.

Uninsured car seized in New Ferry

On 31 January, Wirral Police stop-checked this vehicle in New Ferry.

The car eas seized after it was found that it was uninsured, had no MOT, and had a bald tyre.

Petrol trip in uninsued car

Agian on 31 January, Wirral Police seized this Skoda after it was found to have no insurance.

The driver thought it was OK, because they were just getting petrol. The vehicle was seized and the driver reported.

Man arrested following death of woman in Leasowe

Wirral Police arrested a man on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of a woman in Leasowe on Monday 1 February.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Nilsen said: “We are in the very early stages of an investigation however, at this time, we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this tragic incident.

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Man sought in Liscard attempted burglary enquiry

On Tuesday 2 February, Merseyside Police issued images of a man who officers believe may have information following an attempted burglary in Liscard last month.

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44 months in jail for attempted Wallasey knifepoint robbery

Graeme Hughes, of Wellington Road, Wallasey, was jailed for 44 months at Liverpool Crown Court after pleading guilty to robbery and threatening a person with an offensive weapon in a public place.

At around 1.25pm on Monday 12 October 2020, police received a report that a female member of staff at the Best One shop on Mill Lane, Wallasey, had been threatened by a man holding a flick knife who demanded money from the till.

The victim struggled with the man and managed to force him out of the shop, where he made off by car.No money was taken and nobody was injured during the incident.

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Rolex and cash seized

Merseyside Police stepped up patrols on the Beechwood Estate on 4 February, in response to anti social behaviour and following up concerns from residents.

Yesterday officers arrested a man on suspicion of possessing criminal property.

Several thousand pounds in cash and a Rolex watch was seized.

Leasowe man charged with murder

On Thursday 4 February, Merseyside Police charged a 45 year-old man with the murder of 54 year-old Helen Joy (pictured) of Twickenham Drive, Leasowe.

Kevin Ashton, also of Twickenham Drive was remanded into custody.

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Wirral man charged following incident at Anfield

On Thursday 4 February, Merseyside Police charged a 27 year-old man with violent disorder following an incident outside Anfield football stadium last July.

Jack Stuart Hayes, of Birkenhead, was remanded into custody to appear at South Sefton magistrates court.

Stolen motorbike returned to owner

On Thursday 4 February, a motorbike was stolen from an address in Liverpool.

Within an hour, it was recovered in Wirral and two males arrested.

Police appeal to find mother of Brackenwood baby boy

One week on from when two dog walkers sadly discovered the body of the full-term baby boy in a wooded area close to the 16th green of Brackenwood golf course at Bebington, Merseyside Police appealed to find the mother.

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ASB closure at Bidston Rise

On Friday 5 February, Wirral Police reported that Bebington Police Officers working with Magenta Living and Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service to obtained the closure of a property in Clover Drive, Bidston.

This was in response to a number of complaints from the community concerned about the crime and anti-social behaviour directly linked to the address.

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