Wirral Police weekly news round-up, 11 February 2023

This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of police activity in and around Wirral during the previous seven days.

Arrests during police day of action in Wirral

Merseyside Police carried out a day of action in Wirral on Wednesday 8 February.

The activity comes under the umbrella of Operation Vermont, during which officers from the Targeted, Mounted, Bike, and Local Policing teams, together with partners, reassure the public on community issues and proactively target criminals.

The activity follows serious incidents of organised crime in areas including Wallasey, Beechwood, and Woodchurch.

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Knives recovered by police motorcycle team

The Motorcycle Team was deployed to Wirral earlier this week to support Operation Vermont.

During the #OpsBikes patrol, police found these dangerous 9-inch knives and helped recover a motorbike that was recently stolen.

Stolen car recovered

Police officers from Bebington sighted this vehicle unattended in Birkenhead. Checks were made on the vehicle and it was confirmed that it had been stolen from the West Kirby area.

Four men arrested following Ellesmere Port drugs raids

Detectives in Ellesmere Port have arrested four men in connection with the supply of illegal drugs following a series of dawn raids across the town. 

At around 7am on Wednesday 8 February, officers conducted four warrants at addresses on Pembridge Court, Leven Walk, and Hampton Gardens.

Four men, aged 26, 27, 28 and 57, were arrested at the address on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

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Residents express concerns about persistent youth disorder

Local officers from #TeamBeb were joined by housing partners and the anti-social behaviour team from Wirral Council for a community walk-about in Rock Ferry.

During the event, officers spoke with several residents who expressed concerns about the persistent youth disorder in the area.

Through collaboration with our partners, officers aim to address these issues by making changes to the local environment, such as modifying alleyways, pathways, and street fixtures. These efforts will aim to curb criminal behaviour and fulfil the residents’ desires for a safer community.

New Brighton exhibition showcases hidden talent of hostel residents

As part of Project Adder, the Wirral Local Community Policing team is leading a groundbreaking art initiative as part of a national effort to steer individuals away from drug use and towards support services.

During their regular visits to the hostels, Constables Diane Park and Emily Scarratt have been interacting with service users. It became evident during these interactions that some of the service users possess a hidden talent for art that was going unrecognized.

The idea of using art to connect with difficult-to-reach individuals was originally proposed by Constable Diane Park and was later supported by Inspector Alan McKeon. This led to the development of the “We’ve Got HeART” project.

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Weapons found during open land search

Officers conducted an open land search in Leasowe in response to recent instances of anti-social behaviour and criminal activity in local parks.

During the search, they engaged with residents who had concerns about gatherings of youths.

The officers provided advice and reassurance and were able to retrieve several weapons from the park’s foliage.

Man arrested following three robberies in Ellesmere Port


Detectives investigating three robberies in Ellesmere Port have arrested a man in connection with the incidents. 

The 19-year-old local man was arrested on Friday 10 February, after officers conducted a stop and search on Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port.

He was arrested on suspicion of robbery and was held in police custody. 

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