Wirral Police weekly news round-up 19 February 2022

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

Moped thief drives over owner in New Ferry

Merseyside Police is appealing for information following reports of a robbery in New Ferry on Friday, 11 February. 

At around 5.20pm it was reported that a red, black and white Lexmoto moped was stolen from outside St John’s Church on Bebington Road. 

It was reported that the victim went to locate the vehicle and saw an unknown male suspect on the moped in the church car park.

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Note in window leads to Class A drugs haul

A note in a window of a property in Birkenhead has led to the arrest of a woman after police found a large quantity of suspected Class A drugs.

The sign in the window read, “This is not a knock on. I smoke it, not sell it.”

At around 9.05am yesterday, officers executed a Misuse of Drugs Act Warrant on Newling Street. 

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Man jailed for burglary and theft offences in Hooton

A 50-year-old man from Walton has been jailed after admitting a number of burglary and theft offences in Hooton.

David Southern, from Walton, appeared at Chester Crown Court on Thursday 17 February to be sentenced after admitting one count of dwelling burglary, one attempted dwelling burglary, four burglaries other than a dwelling, going equipped, theft of a bicycle and fraud.

Southern was identified as a suspect after a DNA hit on a head torch that was left at the scene of one of the burglaries.

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Police warn of yellow and blue tablets circulating in Birkenhead

Police are warning the public of the risks of taking illegal drugs and are issuing a specific warning over yellow and blue tablets currently circulating in Birkenhead town centre.

It is believed they are highly likely to cause collapse, injury, temporary spasm or could result in death.

The tablets are approximately 5mm in diameter with the letters MSJ printed on them. It is believed they contain rat poison and cement.

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Police patrols deal with nuisance motorcycle use

The Merseyside Police Motorcycle Team has been deployed on Wirral following reports from members of the public of motorcycles and scooters causing annoyance.

A police spokesperson said that there were “a few locations being checked out … Bidston Moss being one of them.”

Next of kin appeal – Paul ‘Jack’ Haslam

Can you help trace the next-of-kin of a man from Wirral who has passed away?

Liverpool and Wirral Coroner’s Office is appealing to find the family of Paul Haslam, 68, of Old Chester Road, Bebington.

Paul Haslam, who was also known as Jack, sadly passed away at his home on Old Chester Road, Bebbington, Friday 4 February.

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MiniPathfinders project at Wallasey school

Officers have been working with the year 6 pupils this week at Kingsway Primary School, Wallasey, in a week-long project called the MiniPathfinders Project.

The project aims to support young people to make positive choices through early intervention.

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

Free weekly kids football training at the Oval

Local officers hold weekly football training sessions at The Oval Sports Centre, Bebington.

The free football training sessions are available for all children aged 11-16 years old.

There is no subscription, no fee, just turn up! These events are held every Friday between 17:30-19:30 and are supported by Wirral Borough Council and Mid Wirral Crime Prevention Panel.

New Street Safe tool

StreetSafe is a service that allows the public to tell police about places where they feel unsafe – whether because of street lighting, vandalism, abandoned buildings or something else.

You can report any concerns to police via their website https://www.merseyside.police.uk/notices/street-safe/street-safe/

Some images and information used with kind permission from Wirral Police/Merseyside Police.

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