Wirral Police weekly news round-up, 12 August 2023

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

Youths attempt to break in to same house they previously burgled

Merseyside Police is appealing for information following a report of a burglary in Tranmere on Friday 4 August

Just after 10.10pm, it was reported a group of offenders gained entry to the house on Bebington Road, which was unoccupied at the time.

While it is not believed anything of significant value was taken, the suspects reportedly caused damage to the house during the burglary.

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Woman assaulted and robbed in Port Sunlight

Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses to a robbery in Port Sunlight on Tuesday 8 August.

Police received a report that at around 4pm a woman left the Bulldog pub on Bebington Road and drove towards New Chester Road on to Pool Bank, and two males appeared on bikes while she was stationery.

One male then reached through the open driver’s window and punched her in the face before stealing a blue and yellow plastic carrier bag and her handbag from the front passenger seat.

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Man sentenced for drug offences after he concealed stolen drugs in his mouth

A man who broke into a house in Birkenhead and stole cash and several wraps of Class A drugs has been jailed.

Andrej Makula, aged 34, of Liverpool was sentenced to three years in prison at Liverpool Crown Court for drug offences on Friday 4 August after he attempted to hide wraps of Class A drugs he had stolen in his mouth from police.

On Wednesday 5 July police searching a property in Birkenhead noticed that the front door of the house had been forced open. They then saw a man in the property who was carrying several white plastic bags.

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Arrest following knife attack on Woodchurch Road

Police officers were in the Woodchurch Road area following reports of a disturbance.

Police were contacted at 9.15pm following reports a group of youths were fighting in the area of Woodchurch Road and that a 17-year-old male had been assaulted and suffered slash wounds to his legs and arms. He has been taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries.

A male has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a bladed article and affray and is currently in custody.

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Vandals target Rock Ferry Primary School

Police are investigating an offence of criminal damage that occurred on the evening of Saturday 5 August 2023.

Five youths were captured on CCTV entering a shed at Rock Ferry Primary School, Ionic Street, Rock Ferry. These youths caused considerable damage to play equipment, toys and books.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Merseyside Police on 101 and quote crime number 23000721079. Alternatively you can report anonymously via crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police seek public’s help to identify man found in River Mersey

Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help identify a man after his body was found in the River Mersey on Sunday 6 August.

At around 9.30am, it was reported by a member of the public that a man’s body had been found near to the Fort Perch Rock, in New Brighton.

Police enquiries are ongoing to identify the man and have released further details in the hope it can lead to information from the public.

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Merseyside Police Commissioner allocates a further £50,000 for youth safety initiatives

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner has announced a further £50,000 pot of funding from her Youth Diversion Fund to keep thousands of young people safe this autumn.

Emily Spurrell made the announcement as she visited Conquer Life CIC in Sefton – one of the summer projects which received a cash grant from the Fund focused on offering young people positive activities while helping to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour at key times when the schools are out.

It is the fifth round of grants released by the Commissioner from the Fund, using money raised through the Police Property Act which sees money from the sale of unclaimed stolen goods or property recovered by the police which cannot be returned, diverted into worthwhile causes.

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Merseyside Police launches summer drink and drug drive campaign

Tuesday 1 August marked the start of the annual summer drink and drug drive campaign, Op Limit, and Merseyside Police is reminding motorists to drive responsibly.

The campaign will see an enhanced policing operation right across Merseyside targeting drink and drug drivers as part of the force’s support for Vision Zero; no more deaths or serious injuries on our roads by 2040.

Drink and drug driving is one of the ‘Fatal 4’ offences targeted by Merseyside Police to drive down the number of people killed or seriously injured on our roads.

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