Wirral Police weekly news round-up, 11 June 2022

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

Man and woman arrested in Birkenhead for Class A drugs offences

Merseyside Police has arrested a man and a woman on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and possession of Criminal Property.

Officers working on Project Medusa were deployed to the Birkenhead area on Wednesday 8 June, where they identified two people who were searched.

A 27 year-old man and a 30 year-old woman, both from the Liverpool area, were arrested for drugs supply and possession of Criminal Property.

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Burglar confronted by residents in Ellesmere Port

Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Ellesmere Port.

At around 5am on Wednesday 1 June, an unknown offender is believed to have gained entry to a property in the Raby Court area.

He was confronted by the residents and left the address.

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Birkenhead man recalled to prison following burglary offences

A man has been recalled to prison after being charged with burglary offences in Wirral.

Stephen Harold, aged 50, of Birkenhead had served a four-year prison sentence for burglary and was released on license on 10 May this year.

It was reported at 10.20am on 6 June that an offender had entered the rear door of a house on Withert Avenue, Higher Bebington in the early hours and stole items of jewellery and personal belongings.

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Stolen car recovered in Oxton

Eagle-eyed officers spotted this Jaguar parked up in the Oxton area on Monday 6 June.

On checking it, the vehicle was outstanding stolen from earlier this month. The car was recovered for forensics.

Man arrested in Birkenhead following violent attack in Leicestershire

A Leicestershire man who attacked a woman attempting to locate her dog has been jailed for more than eight years.

Michael McDonagh was arrested in Birkenhead whilst attempting to board a ferry to Belfast.

On 8 December last year, a car belonging to the partner of Michael McDonagh’s victim was stolen while parked in Central Road, Hugglescote. Inside was their black and ginger lurcher called Duke.

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Shots fired during ‘targeted attack’ in Woodchurch

Merseyside Police is appealing for information after a report that shots were fired in Woodchurch on Wednesday 8 June.

At around 6.45pm reports were received that three men ran into a pub on Arrowe Park Road shouting that shots were fired at them elsewhere.

Officers attended and an investigation is underway.

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Warning over motorway middle lane hogging

Hogging the middle lane while driving on a motorway can land you with a £100 fine and three penalty points on your driving licence.

However, some drivers travel in the middle lane whether they’re overtaking other vehicles or not. This is middle lane hogging.

Middle lane hogging is classed as a traffic offence under ‘careless driving’ legislation and is therefore illegal.

The highway code states that you should “Keep in the left lane unless overtaking. If you are overtaking, you should return to the left lane when it is safe to do so.”

Police appeal after vehicles spray-painted in Ellesmere Port

Police in Ellesmere Port are appealing for witnesses after a number of vehicles were graffitied overnight.

Between 11.30pm on 8 June and 1am on 9 June three suspects sprayed paint on cars and properties in Kendal Drive, Shepton Road, Baker Drive and Sutton Way.

The suspects, believed to be teenagers, are described as male and wearing black clothing and face coverings.

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