Wirral Police weekly news round-up, 2 September 2023

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

Man who stabbed his mum after bingo sentenced

A 48-year-old man has been sentenced for the attempted murder of his mother and for stabbing a neighbour who tried to stop the attack.

Marc Weaver appeared at Chester Crown Court on Wednesday 30 August, where he was handed an indefinite hospital order with restrictions.

Weaver, of Cumeragh Lane, Preston, had been previously found guilty of attempted murder and section 18 assault following an eight-day trial at Chester Crown Court which concluded on Wednesday 5 July.

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Arrests following burglaries in Wirral and Liverpool

Two men have this week been charged with burglary offences following two separate incidents in Liverpool and Wirral, which detectives from Operation Castle investigated.

On Monday 28 August during the early hours of the morning, it was reported that a home had been broken into on Chamberlain Street, in Poulton, Wallasey, where a games console and two Kindle tablets were stolen.

When officers attended the home, the suspect was sighted nearby and arrested on suspicion of burglary.

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13-year-old’s bicycle stolen in knifepoint robbery in Storeton Woods

Police are appealing for information after a knifepoint robbery in Storeton Woods, Bebington, on Saturday 26 August.

At around 2.50pm, it was reported that a 13-year-old boy had his bike taken by two males wearing balaclavas and armed with a knife.

The victim was approached by the two males, one who was on a pedal bike and the other on foot, before they produced a knife and took his Trek Marlin mountain bike.

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Police support rollout of 20mph zones

Merseyside’s police commissioner said police teams support the rollout of 20mph speed limits across Wirral.

Wirral Council is in the second stage of rolling lower speed limits on hundreds of roads across the Wirral in an effort to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured (KSI) on the road down to zero. A month-long consultation ended on August 23.

According to the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, a driver in a car travelling at 30mph is at least five times more likely to kill a pedestrian than at 20mph.

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Teenager pleads guilty to causing Parkgate marshland fire

A 15-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to deliberately causing a large fire on marshland near Parkgate and Neston.

The teenager, who can’t be named for legal reasons, appeared at Chester Magistrates on 25 August for trial. He pleaded guilty on the first day to arson and damage of a site of special scientific interest.

He was handed a nine-month referral order and ordered to pay £200 court fees and £22 victim surcharge.

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Leasowe United Tournament inspires Merseyside schoolgirls in football and beyond

It’s just over a year since the Lionesses lifted the Women’s European Cup, having more recently reached the finals of the Women’s World Cup and women and girls football continues to grow in popularity.

This weekend more than 300 schoolgirls, aged 12 to 16 from across Merseyside, will come together to take part in the Leasowe United Tournament, which due to the success of last year’s event is now in its second year.

The tournament, which will see 59 matches being played across the day, is a fantastic initiative that aims to inspire young girls into further education, apprenticeships and employment. It is designed to build their confidence and realise their potential both on and off the pitch.

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Driver arrested for motoring offences

This vehicle was stopped exiting the Birkenhead Tunnel. Police checks showed that the driver was uninsured. The driver was also arrested for drink driving.

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

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