Wirral Police weekly news round-up 16 April 2022

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

Moped thugs steal bike in ‘nasty incident’ in Bromborough

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Bromborough on Saturday 9 April.

At around 5pm it was reported that a man was riding his bike along Ashfield Crescent when two males on a moped forced him to stop, assaulted him and stole his bike.

Both offenders who were wearing yellow helmets then rode off into the estate towards Bromborough Rake Train Station.

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Complaints of ASB at vacant property

On Wednesday 13 April, Police Officers from TeamBeb and officers from Wirral Council’s ASB Team attended a vacant property in Newling Street, Birkenhead.

The visit followed a number of complaints regarding anti-social behaviour and criminality.

Officers located 2 males inside the property who agreed to leave on their own accord. The property has now been made secure.

If your street is being plagued with criminality and/or anti-social behaviour please remember to report it on 999 in an emergency, or alternatively private message Merseyside Police Contact Centre or online if the report is not urgent.

Warning over motorway middle lane hogging

Hogging the middle lane while driving on a motorway can land you with a £100 fine and three penalty points on your driving licence.

However, some drivers travel in the middle lane whether they’re overtaking other vehicles or not. This is middle lane hogging.

Middle lane hogging is classed as a traffic offence under ‘careless driving’ legislation and is therefore illegal.

The highway code states that you should “Keep in the left lane unless overtaking. If you are overtaking, you should return to the left lane when it is safe to do so.”

Wirral nurse struck off for attack on dementia resident

A care home nurse has been struck off for ill-treating an elderly male dementia resident at the Wirral care home where she worked.

Lohan Monalisa Maria was disciplined by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) on four charges that she slapped, punched, and kicked the resident and left him in soiled clothing.

Two healthcare assistants who also worked at the home in Port Sunlight reported the abuse to the NMC.

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Arrest after driver ploughs into gravestones at Landican Cemetery

Merseyside Police has arrested a woman on suspicion of drink driving following a road traffic collision on Arrowe Park Road during the evening of Thursday 14 April.

At around 8.45pm, police received a report that the driver of a white Mini Countryman drove into several gravestones at Landican Cemetery.

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service attended and safely removed the driver from the vehicle.

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Six points and £1,000 fine for mobile phone use while driving

From 25 March 2022, motorists are breaking the law if they use a handheld mobile phone behind the wheel for any use, including to take photos or videos, scroll through playlists or play games – as the government closes a loophole previously exploited by dangerous drivers to escape conviction.

Anyone caught using their handheld device while driving could face a fine of up to £1,000 as well as 6 points on their licence or a full driving ban.

The government’s award-winning THINK! team is also launching an £800,000 awareness campaign to remind drivers not to use a handheld phone at the wheel and of the penalties if choosing to ignore this new law.

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