This is the Birkenhead News weekly round-up of police news in and around Wirral during the previous seven days.
Two men have been arrested following arsons in Tranmere and Higher Bebington last week.
On Tuesday, 28 November, a 25-year-old man from Tranmere was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.
On Wednesday, 29 November, a 29-year-old man from Liverpool was arrested on suspicion of arson offences. Both men have been questioned by officers at a police station in Merseyside and bailed with conditions.
Arrests for drink and drug driving
Officers have been speaking to drivers about the Merseyside Police winter drink and drug drive campaign.
At the Wallasey Tunnel (pictured), a driver was arrested for drug drive offences. During the first seven days of this year’s drink and drug drive campaign, 120 people have been arrested.
Outstanding acts of bravery by the public in Merseyside were celebrated at the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s (NPCC) annual Police Public Bravery Awards on Thursday, 30 November.
The prestigious awards were hosted at The Cutlers’ Hall in Sheffield by Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police, Lauren Poultney.
The ceremony was held to honour the brave members of the public who have placed themselves in dangerous situations, carrying out courageous and selfless acts to help protect others, defend their communities, prevent and detect crime and actively assist the police.
A man has been charged with shoplifting from a clothes store in Birkenhead.
On Wednesday, 15 November, it was reported that a man entered the Yours Clothing shop and stole two hoodies.
Joshua Hoijord-Smith, aged 32 years, of Tranmere, has been charged with theft from a shop and using threatening/abusive/insulting words/behaviour to cause harassment/ alarm/distress.
Road safety partners in Wirral focused on one of the main causes of road traffic collisions during this year’s Road Safety Week campaign – excessive or inappropriate speed.
Led by the charity, Brake, Road Safety Week is an annual national campaign that aims to raise awareness of factors that contribute to collisions that cause death or serious injury and persuade the public to take greater care when out and about on our roads.
Road safety officers from the council, supported by Merseyside Police roads policing officers, volunteers from the Safer Roads Watch scheme and local schools and colleges took part in a weeklong programme of activities in support of this year’s campaign, which took place between 19 and 25 November.
Some images and information used with kind permission from Wirral Police/Merseyside Police.
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