This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of police activity in and around Wirral during the previous seven days.
Merseyside Police is appealing for information following reports of two burglaries at a café in Birkenhead.
At around 11.15am on Sunday 12 December officers were called to a report of a burglary at Joro Vegan Eatery in Hamilton Square.
It was reported an offender had forced entry into the café and stole a small quantity of cash.
Officers provide saftey advice to sheltered housing residents
Local officers from #TeamBeb visited residents at a sheltered housing accommodation in Birkenhead on Tuesday 14 December to provide security and safety advice.
Officers handed out security products such as 24-hour timers, vibration shock sensor alarms, purse snatch chains and purse bells.
Merseyside Police has charged a 36-year-old man from Wirral with Class A drug offences.
On Thursday 9 December, Ryan Palin, of Mereworth, Caldy, was charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, namely cocaine and Class B drugs namely amphetamine.
He was remanded into custody after appearing at Wirral Magistrates Court on Friday 10 December.
Mini Pathdinder project ast Riverside Primary School
On Wednesday 15 December, #TeamBeb officers were joined by the Choices Education and Lifelong Learning Skills (C.E.L.L.S) team for the Mini Pathfinder project at Riverside Primary School, Seacombe.
The C.E.L.L.S team is made up of people who have at some point in their lives made the wrong decision but have now turned their lives around and attend schools to educate the pupils on the mistakes they have made in an attempt to deter the pupils away from crime.
Subjects covered were County Lines & Drug Dealing, Grooming, Child Criminal Exploitation and Family Perspective. Pupils also got to see what a mock prison looked like and experience the day to day routine of a prisoner. At the end of the day, all pupils took part in a mock court case regarding joint enterprise.
Wirral Council, Merseyside Police, and the Police and Crime Commissioner hosted a community day in Seacombe on Wednesday 15 December.
The event was to show people how the second phase of funding for the Wirral ‘Safer Streets’ project has been used in parts of Birkenhead and Seacombe to make those areas safer. The event was attended by representatives of the agencies involved and many local residents.
Mark Camborne is Assistant Director for Neighbourhoods, Safety and Transport at Wirral Council. Speaking to birkenhead.news, he said, “The council has a legal responsibility to provide a community safety strategy. That’s a strategy that brings all our partners together to ensure that we can have safe places to live visit or work in.”
Two men from Merseyside have been jailed in the latest coup to catch drug dealers operating on the dark web.
Kevin Daniels, 40 years, of Woolton and Ashur Rasamuel Thomas, 38 years, of Birkenhead, were sentenced on Wednesday 15 December in two separate cases at Liverpool Crown Court.
Daniels was sentenced to 10 years and 8 months for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs and conspiracy to convert criminal property.
Stolen bikes recovered
Could either of these bikes be yours?
Two bikes, suspected stolen, were recovered on Wednesday 15 December by local officers.
If you believe one of them may be yours please e-mail Wirral Hub One at [email protected] and place ‘Attn of PC Ford’ in the subject line.
Please also remember to include contact details in your e-mail.
Mobile police station visits Heswall
Officers from #TeamBeb were on foot patrol in Heswall on Friday 17 December.
Police invited members of the public to stop by their mobile police station where they could chat with the team.
Mobile police station visits Heswall
The local policing team in Wirral organised a football tournament with the support of Rakers FC and other partners, that took place on Friday 17 December.
The event was aimed at deterring young people from carrying knives and dangerous weapons. It was a great turnout that saw local teens compete against different teams including a Wirral police team.
A police spokesperson said, “It is always nice to meet and engage with the young people in our community and we hope that they had as much fun as we did. The BladeFree campaign is aimed at fundamentally deterring knife crime through the provision of clubs and activities, giving kids the opportunity to gain skills, experience and friendships as well as educating and showing them that there really is more to life than being involved in crime.”
‘Operation Shepherd’ Behind the beat at Christmas
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