Wirral Police weekly news round-up, 1 June 2024

This is the Birkenhead News round-up of police and crime news in and around Wirral during the previous seven days.

Oxton man jailed for 19 years for child sex offences

A former care worker has been jailed for a string of sexual offences.

Kevin Cooper-Shaw, 45, of Kingsmead Road North, Oxton, appeared at Chester Crown Court on 31 May to be sentenced after the jury reached a verdict of guilty on 21 of the 23 charges.

He was subsequently sentenced to 19 years in prison.

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Neighbourhood Watch Week – 1-7 June

Police in Wirral are supporting this year’s Neighbourhood Watch Week, which runs from 1-7 June

Neighbourhood Watch is a useful way in which communities can work together with the police to prevent, detect and reduce crime and antisocial behaviour

We can all play a part in protecting ourselves, our families, friends and neighbours from becoming a victim and reduce the fear of crime. By looking out for each other, we can help to protect people from harm.

Being part of a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme builds a stronger community spirit and by knowing your neighbours, anyone suspicious becomes much more obvious.

For more information, visit the Neighbourhood Watch website.

Two sought following theft in Birkenhead

Detectives have issued CCTV images of a man and woman who could have information that may assist with enquiries following two thefts that occurred in Birkenhead and St Helens.

It was reported that at around 2.30pm on Friday, 5 April, an elderly man who left Santander bank on Grange Road, Birkenhead was followed by a man and woman to Borough Pavement, where a dye or paint was thrown over his coat.

The man removed his coat and placed it in his car. He was then distracted by the man and woman who stopped and told him he had a flat tyre.

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Community event held in Birkenhead

Officers from Bebington Police Station, along with staff from Wirral Council, Magenta Living, and the Probation Service were out and about supporting a Grow Wellbeing community event in Bentinck Street, Birkenhead on Thursday.

Grow Wellbeing is a not-for-profit organisation that looks to connect people to nature through community gardening, forest schools, bushcraft, and mindful activities in nature.

The organisation will soon be taking ownership of the community garden space on Bentinck Street and would like to hear from members of the community as to find out how they would like the garden space to be used and what it should look like.

For more information on Grow-Wellbeing, check them out on Facebook at Grow-Wellbeing

Police close down Moreton cannabis farm

On Thursday, 23 May, acting on community intelligence, Merseyside Police Neighbourhood Policing Team officers who cover the Moreton area located a cannabis farm in Digg Lane, Moreton.

A total of 378 plants were recovered from the address.

To learn how to spot the signs of cannabis cultivation and tell police what you know anonymously, visit the below Crimestoppers information page at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/keeping-safe/community-family/cannabis-cultivation 

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Police announce summer dates for bike marking events

Police in Wirral have announced a series of free cycle marking events, encouraging the public to protect their bikes from theft or robbery.

At the events, bikes and e-bikes will be marked with a unique code and added to the national Bike Register database, making it easier for police to reunite stolen bikes with their owners.

It can also act as a deterrent to would-be thieves as the bike is permanently marked, making it more difficult to sell.

To find an event in Wirral during June, July and August, visit the Merseyside Police website.

Two arrests following serious assault in Wallasey

Two men have been arrested in Wallasey following an assault on Thursday, 30 May, where a man was left with a serious head injury.

At around 3.30pm a man was approached by two males who attacked him on Liscard Road.

The men then got back into a grey BMW and drove away.

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Police receive complaints about speeding in Moreton

Local Neighbourhood officers from Wallasey Police Station have received complaints regarding speeding in a number of locations in Moreton.

Officers attended to conduct a traffic operation and encourage local residents to register their interest for Safer Roads Watch. By becoming a Safer Roads Watch volunteer you are taking a lead in making the roads a safer place.

For more details please see the below information.

Ask your questions about policing in Merseyside

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner is inviting people to submit their questions for the Chief Constable and her senior team as she prepares for her first public Scrutiny Meeting of her second term as PCC. 

Emily Spurrell is responsible for holding the Chief Constable, Serena Kennedy, to account for delivering on her policing and community safety priorities and maintaining an efficient and effective police service in Merseyside.

One of the key ways the Police Commissioner undertakes this crucial role is through quarterly public Scrutiny Meetings, which include questions submitted by the public which she then puts to the Chief Constable and her Chief Officer team.

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