Wirral Police weekly news round-up, 20 April 2024

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

Wirral men among 24 arrested for domestic abuse

Merseyside Police has arrested 24 people across Merseyside as part of a crackdown on domestic abuse, including a number from Wirral.

On Thursday, 18 April, teams of local officers, led by Merseyside Police’s Protecting Vulnerable People unit travelled across Wirral, Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton, and Knowsley as part of Operation Cassia, a police operation to arrest people they believe responsible for both recent and historical cases of domestic abuse.

Fourteen men from across Merseyside have been bailed pending further enquiries, one woman has been warned to voluntarily attend a police station, three men are still in custody, and two men have been released with no further action required.

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17 year old from New Ferry arrested following assault in Liverpool

A male has been arrested after a PCSO was punched to the head in Liverpool One in the city centre on Wednesday, 17 April.

Just before 6.30pm, a male who was with a group of youths approached the Police Community Support Officer from behind and struck him to the back of the head, causing soreness and dizziness.

The officer’s colleague gave chase and detained the male in Chavasse Park.

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Bicycles stolen in Moreton

Police are currently investigating the theft of two high-value bicycles from Lingham Lane, Moreton.

These were stolen on Monday, 8 April, at approximately 1:45pm.

If you witnessed the theft or have seen these bikes within the community, please contact Merseyside Police quoting 24000323088.

Wallasey bar and restaurant burgled

A police inquiry is currently underway following a burglary at a bar and restaurant in Wirral.

At approximately 2:15am on Saturday, 13 April, there were reports of a break-in at the Phoenix Bar & Grill on the corner of Rake Lane and Princess Road in Wallasey.

The premises had been broken into and some pipework was taken.

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Warning over motorway middle lane hogging

Hogging the middle lane while driving on a motorway can land you with a £100 fine and three penalty points on your driving licence.

However, some drivers travel in the middle lane whether they’re overtaking other vehicles or not. This is middle lane hogging.

Middle lane hogging is classed as a traffic offence under ‘careless driving’ legislation and is therefore illegal.

The highway code states that you should “Keep in the left lane unless overtaking. If you are overtaking, you should return to the left lane when it is safe to do so.”

Rock Ferry man arrested following incident in Liverpool

A Rock Ferry man was arrested following an incident in Liverpool centre city on Sunday, 14 April.

At around 1pm, Merseyside Police officers were in the city centre where a peaceful protest was taking place, having liaised with organisers ahead of the protest to help minimise disruption to the roads and ensure the safety of the public and the protestors.

A man was seen being obstructive and verbally abusive to officers as the march passed along Hope Street, down Hardman Street, and onto Bold Street.

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