Wirral Police weekly news round-up, 13 May 2023

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

Man arrested for manslaughter following death of Birkenhead woman

Merseyside Police has confirmed that an investigation is ongoing following the death of a woman in Birkenhead on Wednesday 30 November last year.

Officers received a report that a 54-year-old woman had died in hospital after being admitted on Saturday 26 November with an arm injury.

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Prison Officer from Tranmere jailed smuggling drugs into HMP Liverpool

On Friday 12 May a Prison Officer who smuggled drugs into HMP Liverpool was jailed for four years at Liverpool Crown Court.

This follows a joint investigation between the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit’s (NWROCU) Anti-Corruption Unit, His Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service’s Counter Corruption Unit, and HMP Liverpool.

Following an increase in drugs in the prison, prison staff conducted cell searches on one of the wings and uncovered numerous prohibited articles including mobile phones, SIM cards, Spice drug, steroids and tobacco.

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Police dog helps catch Wallasey man who fled scene of collision

A man has been charged following a collision in Wallasey on Monday 8 May.

At around 12.20am Merseyside Police received a report of a collision involving a white Vauxhall Insignia being driven on Seabank Road and a parked vehicle.

It was reported that the driver of the Vauxhall Insignia got out of the car and left the area. 

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Arrests made following death of Wirral man on M62

Officers investigating a fatal collision on the M62 in Cheshire have charged a man in connection with the incident.

Shaun Tinsley was arrested at around 10.30am on Friday 5 May at a hotel in Mold.

The 28-year-old of Liverpool, has since been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, causing death by driving while uninsured and causing death by driving while disqualified.

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One arrested following string of knifepoint robberies

Officers from the Merseyside Police Matrix Roads Policing Unit were deployed following a recent series of knifepoint robberies and burglaries by a group using stolen motorcycles.

Police officers recovered two motorcycles that had been stolen, and took into custody a male from West Kirby.

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County Lines arrest in Rock Ferry

A man has been arrested following a warrant executed on Thursday 11 May in Wirral.

This was part of the ongoing Project Medusa, a Merseyside-led initiative set up to tackle County Lines drug dealing and child criminal exploitation.

The warrant was executed in a joint operation with Devon and Cornwall Police at a property on Highfield South in Rock Ferry.

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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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