This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of police activity in and around Wirral during the previous seven days.
On Thursday 12 January, Merseyside Police detectives charged a man with the murder of Elle Edwards in Wallasey on Christmas Eve.
Connor Chapman, 22, of Houghton Road, Woodchurch has also been charged with two counts of attempted murder and three counts of unlawful and malicious wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, possession of ammunition with intent to endanger life and handling stolen goods, namely a Mercedes A Class.
He was remanded in custody to appear at Wirral Adult Remand Court
Merseyside Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Hoylake on Wednesday 11 January.
Just before 6.45pm officers were called to a report of a collision involving a pedestrian and a blue Saab being driven on Market Street. It is believed that following the first collision the woman was then in collision with a silver Ford Fiesta being driven on the same street.
Sadly, the woman in her 80’s was pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics.
A man has been charged with drug offences in Wirral.
Officers who are working on Operation Toxic/Project Medusa, which is part of Merseyside Police’s initiative to infiltrate County Lines drug dealings, arrested a man in Birkenhead on Thursday 12 January.
Liam Carson, 22, has been charged with two counts of being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs (heroin and crack cocaine), as well as possession of a controlled Class B drug (cannabis) and criminal damage.
Police dog catches person who threw brick at police vehicle
A person threw a brick at a police vehicle causing damage to the windscreen.
Not only did this put officers in harm’s way, but it also meant that the vehicle had to be taken off the road whilst it was repaired, resulting in one less vehicle on the streets to respond to jobs.
The brick thrower thought he could get away across some marsh land in Leasowe, but PD Cliff who was deployed to the job had other ideas. The suspect was discovered quickly, hiding amongst some reeds.
A police spokesperson said, “Congratulations Cliff – what a good boy! We hope you’ll all join us in sending him a virtual pat on the head!!”
A gang who supplied cocaine and cannabis in Ellesmere Port have been jailed.
Thomas James, Simon Parker and Luke Gibson appeared at Chester Crown Court on Friday 13 January where they were sentenced to the following:
Thomas James, 21, of Great Sutton – Three years and eight months imprisonment
Simon Parker, 29, of Ellesmere Port – Four years and five months imprisonment
Luke Gibson, 21, of Ellesmere Port – Three years imprisonment
They pleaded guilty to the offences put to them.
Defibrillator stolen from Harrison Park
Police have received a report of an AED (Defibrillator) being stolen from the Football Pavilion in Harrison Park, Wallasey Village (similar to the above image).
Anyone with any information regarding this life-saving piece of equipment is requested to contact Merseyside Police by any of the following :
- Calling 101
- Direct Messaging either Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Twitter or Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Facebook
- Reporting via the Merseyside Police website at : https://orlo.uk/ZncO5
- Anonymously via Crimestoppers at: 0800 555 111
Please quote reference number 23000028240 in your communication.
Police are appealing for witnesses following a street robbery.
At around 7.35pm on Saturday 7 January 2023, a 19-year-old man was riding his bicycle through the Valley, heading from Delamere Drive towards Valley Drive. As he approached the pathed area immediately before the footbridge, he was approached by a person, described as being a black male, around 6’1” tall, with a medium build.
The man asked to use his phone. and the victim stopped and got out his phone, planning to allow him to use it. At this point, the man became aggressive, threatening him with an axe, and took the phone and other property including a quantity of cash from the victim.
Merseyside Police has arrested several people and seized a significant amount of suspected Class A and B drugs on Tuesday 10 January in an operation targeting serious and organised crime across Wirral.
At around 10.30am, officers on patrol on Stringhey Road in Egremont stopped two men outside a property after noticing a strong smell of cannabis in the area. One of the men was holding a large package of cannabis which officers seized.
Both men aged 29 and 36 were arrested on suspicion of drug offences.
Vehicle removed for causing obstruction
This vehicle was found to be causing an obstruction to the flats on Ponsonby Road, Wallasey.
The vehicle was issued with a TOR for obstruction and removed.
Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses and dashcam footage following a fatal collision in Little Sutton.
At around 6.20pm on Saturday 31 December 2022, officers were called to a collision on the A41, Chester Road in Little Sutton.
Pedestrian, 55-year-old Sean Coffey, was involved in a collision with two cars being driven on the A41, a black BMW X5 and a grey Land Rover Discovery, and sadly died.
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