This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of police activity in and around Wirral during the previous seven days.
Merseyside Police is currently investigating after a man was shot in Woodchurch on Saturday 3 December.
At around 8.10pm, police were contacted by members of the public to reports the man, believed to be in his 20s, had been shot in the leg in Orrets Meadow Road.
The man has been taken to hospital. His injury is not believed to be life-threatening.
Merseyside Police Officers have arrested one man from Seacombe and two others from Tranmere after Class A drugs, a pellet gun, cash, and knives were found at two separate addresses in Wirral.
Inspector Darren Wallace said, “These arrests in Wirral show how our officers are continuing to use various tactics to disrupt serious and organised crime in our region.
“By removing such a significant amount of drugs and dangerous weapons from properties in the area we can bring those that attempt to destroy and harm our communities to justice.
Fines issued for inconsiderate parking in Noctorum
Following a report to police regarding vehicles causing an obstruction, a number of ‘Traffic Offence Reports’ (TORs) have been issued in Beryl Road, Noctorum.
A police spokesperson said, “Consider other road users when you park your vehicle.”
Merseyside Police is circulating images of three men who officers think may have information in connection with a disturbance at a pub in Upton last month.
At around 11pm on Friday 25 November, it was reported that a fight occurred between a group of men at the Horse and Jockey pub on Arrowe Park Road.
The incident began inside the premises when two men were punched several times and attacked with a pool cue by two other men.
Patrols active as Dispersal Zone introduced
Local policing officers have been out on patrol in Craven Street, Birkenhead.
Merseyside Police introduced a 48 -hour Dispersal Zone in Birkenhead town centre, running from Thursday 8 December, in response to an increase in reports of criminal and anti-social behaviour in the area. Officers will be in the area to provide a visible presence and deal with any incidents.
A police spokesperson said, “We are committed to providing a visible and accessible local policing team, to protect our communities from the small minority who attempt to ruin things for the decent people in our neighbourhoods.”
A man from Birkenhead has been charged after being involved in a conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.
At 8am on 8 December, Officers of Operation Aquarium: a national investigation into the use of encrypted mobile devices, commonly referred to as Encrochat attended a property on Collin Road and arrested a man inside.
During a search of the address a small quantity of Class A and Class B drugs were found inside.
Merseyside Police has arrested 200 people as part of this year’s ongoing Christmas drink and drug driving campaign.
Op Limit, which was launched on November 21, has seen officers from the Matrix Roads Policing Unit and colleagues across the force step up patrols for the campaign.
The 200th arrest was recorded on Tuesday 6 December as officers look to take dangerous drivers off the roads.
The new Deputy Police Commissioner for Merseyside has spoken of her commitment to building stronger, safer communities across the region.
Councillor Jeanie Bell made the vow after her appointment as Deputy was confirmed by the region’s Police and Crime Panel.
Members of the Panel, which has responsibility for scrutinising the Commissioner’s work, had the opportunity to question Cllr Bell and assess her suitability for the role.
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