Wirral Police weekly news round-up, 15 October 2022

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

Man arrested following arson incidents in Tranmere

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson and attempted arson offences following incidents in Tranmere last weekend.

At around 11.30pm on Sunday 9 October, emergency services were called to Mossley Road in Tranmere to reports of a car on fire, causing significant damage.

A further call was received on Elderwood Road a short time later of a car on fire, again causing damage. No injuries were reported.

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Officers visit school to talk about positive choices and consequenses

Officers have been working with the year 5 and 6 pupils at Cathcart Street Primary School in Birkenhead.

The day was spent talking about positive choices and learning about consequences.

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

Nine arrests as drugs and weapons seized in Wirral

Merseyside Police has arrested nine people and seized drugs and weapons during a day of action on the Woodchurch estate on Thursday 13 October. 

The community policing team and officers from across the force carried out the proactive policing operation, Operation Presley, to disrupt criminality and protect those living in the area.

Throughout the day and evening police patrolled the area, focussing on proactively targeting serious and organised crime in their relentless pursuit to bring them to justice.

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Stolen car recovered

Whilst on patrol, local officers noticed a vehicle which they believed had been stolen.

Relevant checks were made which showed this to be the case. The stolen vehicle has been recovered.

Wallasey man pleads guilty on crack cocaine and heroin supply charge

Detectives working on Project Medusa, the dedicated Merseyside Police County Lines team, have arrested and charged a man following a warrant earlier this week in Wallasey.

On Monday 10 October, officers carried out a warrant at an address in Wright Street in connection with a suspected County Line between Merseyside and Cheshire. A man was arrested at the scene and a large quantity of cash recovered.

24-year-old Jordan Edge of Wallasey has now been charged with the supply of crack cocaine and heroin. 

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Region unites to say Merseyside is No Place for Hate

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner is uniting with partners to reinforce the message that Merseyside is No Place for Hate to mark National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2022.

Emily Spurrell is taking part in a partnership week of action between Saturday 8 and Friday 15 October, with events in every area of Merseyside to tackle incidents of hate and urge anyone affected to report it and seek help.

The campaign will see the Commissioner working with Merseyside Police, Merseyside Fire and Rescue, the region’s five local authorities, housing providers and representatives from her specialist support services to increase understanding of the impact of the crime and encourage victims to speak out.

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Police in Neston appeal for information following burglary

Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted burglary at an address in Hinderton Road, Neston.

At about 5am on Friday 7 October the occupants of the address were woken by the sound of a brick being thrown through their external kitchen door.

The suspect or suspects entered the kitchen and moved items but nothing was stolen.

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Over £1m invested to reduce crime in Wirral

Over £1m has been invested in Wirral to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.

The Safer Streets programme, funded through the Home Office, has provided numerous benefits to Seacombe and Birkenhead, two areas which have been adversely affected by anti-social behaviour.

In the five months since the Safer Streets 2 project came to an end, there has been a 48% reduction of reports of anti-social behaviour in Birkenhead and Tranmere and a 54% reduction in Seacombe versus the six months prior to Safer Streets.

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