This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of police activity in and around Wirral during the previous seven days.
A drugs boss who boasted he could make £30,000 a week and specialised in adulterating cocaine for organised crime groups across the country has been jailed for 19 years and six months.
Richard Weild, 39, of Wallasey, was known for his expertise in bulking out multi-kilo deals of cocaine with ‘brand’ labels stamped into individual blocks.
Weild, whose clothing and watch collection was worth at least £70,000, operated on the encrypted communications platform EncroChat under the name Blacklable.
Police seek man for questioning in theft and fraud case
Merseyside Police Officers think this man may have information to assist in an investigation into theft and fraud offences in Wirral.
On Wednesday 22 February, a bag, bank cards and other items were stolen from a car in the Tranmere area. Banks cards were subsequently used at local shops.
If you recognise him, contact Merseyside Police Contact Centre with reference 23000157137.
The RSPCA is urging members of the public to come forward with information after the body of a badly injured dog, who had been set on fire, was found in Merseyside.
A member of the public made the horrific find in woodland on Bidston Hill at about 12.30pm last Sunday (12 March).
At first it was thought the body may have been that of a fox, but it was later confirmed to be a deceased female dog.
Police collaborate with school to promote road safety
This week, Merseyside Police officers have been supporting Heswall Primary School with speed control measures and driver education.
Stolen vehicle returned to owner
Police officers have located a stolen Audi Q3 in Birkenhead. The vehicle was stolen during the previous day from the Heswall area. The owner was notified and arrangements made for the safe return of the vehicle.
A number of arrests were made last week by officers from Operation Remove tackling serious and organised crime across the Wirral.
A male, aged 21 from Birkenhead, was arrested by officers at an address in Birkenhead for Being Concerned in the Supply of a Controlled Drug Class A.
He was further arrested for Possession of a Controlled Drug Class B after a quantity of cannabis and cash was also recovered. The investigation is ongoing.
Police officers visit primary school
Due to recent ASB issues in New Ferry and Bromborough, police have been working with the year 6 pupils at Grove Street Primary School in New Ferry.
Officers played a game with the pupils called ‘Your Choice’, focusing on positive choices and learning about consequences.
Officers discussed and carried out role plays on the following topics: knife crime, anti-social behaviour, hate crime, peer pressure and general safety when out and about in the community. This was done through a wide range of interactive games and sessions.
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