Wirral Police weekly news round-up, 10 February 2024

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

Family pay tribute to woman who ‘lived for love and happiness’ following fatal Birkenhead collision

Police are continuing to appeal for information after a 19-year-old woman sadly died following a road traffic collision in Birkenhead on Sunday, 4 February.

Just before 7pm emergency services were called to a report of a collision involving a Ford Mondeo saloon and a quad bike at the junction of Wallasey Bridge Road/Stanley Road and Gautby Road, near Birkenhead North Train Station.

The two people on the quad bike, a 24-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman, later identified as Courtney Sampson, were taken to hospital with multiple injuries. Courtney sadly passed away. The man has now been released from hospital and is recovering at home.

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Man arrested following stabbing in Wallasey

Police are appealing for information after a man was arrested following a stabbing in Wallasey in the early hours of Sunday, 4 February.

Shortly before 1am, it was reported that a 19-year-old man had been stabbed outside Ashville Football Club on Cross Lane.

Emergency services attended and took the victim to hospital for slash wounds to his arm and abdomen which are not life-threatening.

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Woman ‘forced to live in fear’ after man threatened and assaulted her

A Wirral man has been jailed for more than two years in prison for assault offences against a woman.

Ryan Albert Fitzgibbons, 36 years of Eastham appeared at Liverpool Crown Court on Wednesday, 7 February, and was sentenced to two years and six months in prison and issued with a 10-year restraining order.

The court heard that in August last year, Fitzgibbons’ victim disclosed to police that she had been threatened and subjected to assault.

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12-year-old boy robbed at knifepoint in Liscard

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information following a knifepoint robbery on a young boy in Liscard.

They have issued a CCTV image of a man who may have information that could assist their enquiries.

At around 5.15pm on Tuesday, 30 January, it was reported that a 12-year-old boy was riding his mountain bike with his friend on St Albans Road in Liscard.

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New Ferry man jailed for heroin and crack cocaine supply

A man from Wirral has been jailed for six years for the supply of Class A drugs.

James Byrne, 22, of New Ferry, was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court on Thursday, 1 February, for being concerned in the supply of heroin and crack cocaine.

Byrne was identified by Operation Toxic officers as part of an investigation into the supply of Class A drugs in the New Ferry and Woodchurch areas of Wirral. Officers carried out a warrant on Thorburn Road in December 2022, where they arrested Byrne.

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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 next public Scrutiny Meeting.

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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