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This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of police activity in and around Wirral during the previous seven days.
Merseyside Police has charged three males following incidents in Hoylake and West Kirby on Saturday 11 June.
At around 11am it was reported that a shopkeeper was assaulted by two males in Grove Park Convenience Store in Hoylake. The males made off from the scene.
At around 1.30pm police received a report that a female was approached by a group of three males who assaulted her on the Cinder Path, off Drummond Road. Two of the male suspects were reported to be the same as the suspects in the assault at Grove Park Convenience Store.
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The first job of the day for these officers was dealing with a driver in Birkenhead.
The driver was driving with two flat tyres and accident damage.
The officers caught a whiff of intoxicants and the driver blew more than 4x the legal alcohol limit.
Merseyside Police is appealing for information after a cyclist was found injured in Greasby last week.
At around 9.15pm on Wednesday 8 June, police received a report that a man in his 70s had sustained a head injury after falling from his pedal bike on Frankby Road, at the junction of Old Pump Lane, near to the Red Cat Pub.
Paramedics attended and the man was taken to hospital, where he remains in a serious condition.
Local police officers were in attendance on the Beechwood Estate in the company of members of Wirral Council to discuss future developments which aim to improve the local area by providing a safe neighbourhood for local residents.
Personal vehicles belonging to these council staff members were damaged by unknown persons. No Police vehicles were damaged at this time, but the vehicles of innocent members of the public who are aiming to help and support local communities were.
A police spokesperson said, “These actions will now have a wider impact and a negative effect on the process of these future developments as it will not only delay those suggestions, but the council may now have to possibly review funding.”
If you have any details and wish to provide any information regarding the damage, or if you have any concerns about other matters on the estate then do not hesitate to contact Merseyside Police on 101. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously via: https://orlo.uk/UaR3d or Merseyside Police online via: https://orlo.uk/86WEA
Officers have issued CCTV images of a man who could assist with their enquiries following reports of valuables being stolen from vehicles in Bromborough.
In one incident last month, a number of items were reported stolen from cars parked on Bowness Avenue including a coat, sunglasses and aftershave after vehicles on Bowness Avenue were broken into during the night.
On another evening it was reported that a man had been trying to get into parked vehicles on Pool Lane. Items reported stolen included a laptop, purse and bank cards.
The RSPCA in conjunction with police officers from Wirral have acted on information from the public with regards to a neglected female bulldog.
The dog was seized by police and removed by the RSPCA due to its poor health.
This case is now under investigation by the RSPCA.
Yesterday, Mersyeside Police placed six additional Officers in West Kirby following recent youth-related anti Social behaviour there over previous weekends.
Police reported that large groups of youths had gathered in West Kirby, most of whom were well behaved, but still many who have caused issues in the area.
A number of stop searches have been conducted and one male was arrested by the Officers for assault and was taken into custody.
Merseyside police has increased the number of Officers in West Kirby all weekend.
A police spokesperson said, “We are working with our partners in Wirral Council’s ASB team and Community Patrol along with local registered social landlords to bring action against those committing crime and ASB in the area.
“All youths who we suspect to be involved in crime or ASB in the area this evening will have their details passed to Children’s Services within Wirral Council for follow up with their parents.
“If your children have attended West Kirby this evening and are planning to do so in large groups over the Summer, please be aware that some people they may be with are there to cause crime and ASB.
“We will review CCTV in the area, and on public transport and we will hold to account anyone who is causing issues in the area. “
A man who was charged for making a number of hoax calls has been banned from contacting the emergency services.
Over the past 12 months, Stuart Walton has made countless 999 hoax calls to Cheshire Constabulary.
On many of the calls, the 58-year-old was found to be verbally abusive to control staff during the telephone conversations.
Merseyside’s Police Commissioner has announced the appointment of a permanent Chief Executive, following confirmation by the Police and Crime Panel.
Emily Spurrell has appointed Sue McTaggart MBE, an experienced leader within Merseyside Police and former Chief Executive at North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner’s office, to lead her small team.
Under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 the PCC must have a Chief Executive and a Chief Financial Officer. These are statutory roles within her office, with the Chief Executive also acting as the Monitoring Officer.
Some images and information used with kind permission from Wirral Police/Merseyside Police.
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