Wirral Police weekly news round-up, 15 July 2023

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

Boy’s bike stolen in knifepoint robbery at Duck Pond Lane play area

Merseyside Police is appealing for information after a knifepoint robbery in Oxton on Wednesday (12 July).

Just after 8.05pm, a 13-year-old boy was riding his bicycle home near the play area on Duck Pond Lane in Oxton when he was approached by two males on another bike.

One of the offenders showed what appeared to be a knife in his waistband before stealing the victim’s bike, a matte green-coloured Whyte 605 V4 2022 with an aluminium hardtail.

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Boy left shaken after knifepoint robbery in Wallasey

Merseyside Police is appealing for information after a knifepoint robbery in Wallasey on Friday 7 July.

At about 6.10pm on Friday 7 July, a 15-year-old boy waiting to meet a friend in the grounds of Claremount Methodist Church was approached by two males, also around 15 years old.

One was wearing a black coat and the other wearing a grey coat and black trousers. Both were wearing black balaclavas.

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Man arrested for drug driving following Bromborough collision

A man has been arrested following a road traffic collision in Bromborough on Monday 10 July.

Just before 7am, police received a report of a collision involving a Ford Mondeo being driven on Bromborough Village Road and a Yamaha motorbike.

The motorbike rider, a man in his 40s, has been taken to hospital with a serious leg injury.

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Person taken to hospital following Eastham RTC

A person was taken to hospital after a road traffic collision involving a car being driven on Heygarth Road and a bicycle.

Just after 11.20am on Tuesday 11 July, Merseyside Police received a report of a collision involving a bicycle and a blue Seat car.

The male cyclist was taken to hospital for treatment.

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Man Jailed for impersonating innocent person in Merseyrail ticket fraud

A 31-year-old man has been jailed for 10 months after he repeatedly gave the name of an innocent man when he was fined for travelling without a ticket on Merseyrail.

James Francis Kelly, of Wallasey, pleaded guilty to committing a series of acts with intent to pervert the course of public justice and was sentenced to 10 months in jail at Liverpool Crown Court on Monday 3 July. He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £149.

The court heard how Kelly’s deception began back in October 2019 when he was issued with a fixed penalty notice for travelling without a ticket on a Merseyrail service.

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Merseyside Police PCSO dismissed over inappropriate relationship

A Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) who financially exploited a vulnerable woman while working for Merseyside Police has been dismissed without notice following a misconduct hearing.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) directed an investigation, carried out by Merseyside Police, after concerns were raised.

Merseyside investigators found evidence of frequent visits by the PCSO to the building where the woman lived. CCTV showed him visiting her in hospital when he had no policing purpose for doing so.

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New Ferry explosion claims liability hearing set for 2024/5

The latest hearing on the New Ferry Gas Explosion claims took place at Liverpool High Court on 4 July 2023, having been adjourned previously.

The New Ferry gas explosion took place on 25 March 2017 and a Mr Paul Blasio was found guilty of causing the explosion in October 2019 and sentenced to 19 years in prison for causing an explosion likely to endanger life and fraud in relation to an insurance claim submitted to his insurers, NFU Mutual, following the explosion.

At a previous hearing Contract Natural Gas (CNG), pleaded guilty to an offence under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and were fined £320,000.

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