Wirral Police weekly news round-up 15 January 2022

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

Man threatened with knife during bike robbery in Bromborough

Merseyside Police is appealing for information following a robbery of a bike in Bromborough on Wednesday 5 January.

At around 4.15pm, police received a report that a man cycling along Stadium Road (at the back of Croft business park), in the direction of Eastham Village was approached by two male suspects on motorbike.

It was reported that the suspects threatened the victim with a knife and stole his pedal bicycle.

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New Ferry victim named as murder enquiry continues

A 45-year-old man who died at a house on New Ferry Road, Wirral, on the evening of Tuesday 11 January has been formally identified as Kenneth Gillam (also known as Kenny).

At around 1.30am emergency services were called to a report that a man had been found unconscious at an address on New Ferry Road.

Paramedics attended but he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. 

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Holographic cards distributed across Merseyside to drive awareness of exploitation across young people

Pocket-sized holographic cards are being distributed to young people across Merseyside to increase awareness of the warning signs of exploitation and trafficking.

The cards have been produced by Merseyside’s Police Commissioner Emily Spurrell in partnership with charity Stop the Traffik to mark National Human Trafficking Awareness Day today, 11 January, with the aim of encouraging young people to learn how to spot the warning signs of modern slavery and exploitation.

The business-sized cards ask young people to think ‘would you know if your friend was in trouble?’ They then shimmer to reveal the answer that ‘exploitation can be hidden in plain sight’. A QR code on the back directs young people directly to the Stop the Traffik website which contains extensive information about modern slavery and human trafficking.

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Wirral men sentenced following sexual assault at Liverpool hotel

Two Wirral men have today been sentenced for sexually assaulting a woman following a night out in Liverpool.

Alex Stormont of Oxton, and Taylor Johnson of Bidston, both assaulted the woman at a hotel in Liverpool city centre in March 2018.

Following the assault their victim came forward to police immediately and the pair were arrested within days.

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Stolen moped recoverd in Tranmere

A stolen moped used for food delivery was recovered by Wirral Police within 30 minutes, thanks to the owner having installed a tracking device.

MiniPathfinder project at Bromborough school

Officers visited year 6 pupils this week at CO-OP Academy Woodslee School in Bromborough as part of a week-long project called the MiniPathfinder Project.

The pupils have played a game called your choice and discussed with Officers knife crime, anti-social behaviour, hate crime, drugs, underage drinking and general safety when out and about in the community through a wide range of interactive games and sessions.

The pupils have took part in four taster sports sessions provided by Sports Development in an effort to get the pupils to be more active, spend less time on social media/online gaming and hanging around on the streets. The pupils took part in tennis, yoga, golf and boxercise.

One year on – continued appeal to find Carol Mighall

On the first anniversary since she was last seen, Merseyside Police is continuing to appeal for help in finding a Wirral woman who is missing from home.

Carol Mighall, 52, from Tranmere, was last seen on Monday 4 January 2021 in Rodney Street, Birkenhead. 

Extensive enquiries have been carried out and the police have received numerous reports since she was last seen but no confirmed sightings.

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Stolen moped recovered at Rock Ferry

Officers have recovered a stolen moped in the Rock Ferry area, it is believed this vehicle has been used anti-socially in recent days. Thankfully now off the streets. Please continue to report all vehicle misuse and crime.

Free bike marking day in Wallasey

Officers from Team Wallasey will be holding their first FREE Bike Register bike marking event of the New Year at the Heart of Egremont centre ( Guildford Street, Egremont ) on Tuesday the 25th of January 2022 between 4pm and 6pm.

A police spokesperson said, “We will be holding more bike marking events throughout Wallasey & West Wirral soon, keep an eye on our social media channels for more information.”

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Next of kin appeal – Simon Dyson

Can you help trace the next-of-kin of a man from Wirral who has passed away?

Merseyside Police has issued an appeal on behalf of Liverpool & Wirral coroner’s office for help in tracing the next of kin of a Wirral man.

Mr Simon Dyson, 58 years, sadly died at his home on Arrowe Park Road on the Upton – Woodchurch border on 11 December.   

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Stolen bicycle recovered

Officers from Teambeb recovered this mountain bike which they believe to have been stolen on 11 January in the North End of Birkenhead.

A police spokesperson said, “If you know who this belongs to then please advise them to contact us via 101 or by attending Birkenhead general enquiry office. We require proof of ownership for the bike to be released. Reference number 22000024811.”

Class A drugs seized at Birkenhead during raid

Officers executed a search warrant at an address on Cleveland Street, Birkenhead.

Police subsequently recovered a significant quantity of Class A drugs and made three arrests.

A police spokesperson said, “We thank the community for reporting these issues to us and we continue to take action against drug use and supply.”

Stolen moped recovered at Bebington

Officers from Teambeb responded to community intelligence and recovered a moped that had been hidden in woodland on Brackenwood Golf Course, Bebington.

A police spokesperson said, “Please continue reporting sightings of hidden vehicles, they are often stolen or used to commit crime.”

M53 taxi driver arrested

The driver of this cab was seen driving erratically and stopped just off the M53 near Junction 5. The driver failed a roadside drug wipe and was arrested.

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