Wirral Police weekly news round-up, 21 October 2023

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

Weapons found in Leasowe during open land search

Wirral officers and the Matrix disruption team have recovered a number of weapons during an open land search in Leasowe.

The search was carried out on Monday 16 October on Twickenham Drive as part of an ongoing and pre-planned disruption and reassurance campaign, following a series of incidents in the area.

Five knives, three golf clubs, two bars, and a pickaxe handle were discovered hidden in undergrowth.

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Arrest after Brombrough RTC: 3-year-old child in critical condition

Officers from Merseyside Police Roads Policing Unit have arrested a 37-year-old woman from Leasowe following a serious road traffic collision in Wirral on Thursday, 19 October.

Police said that the incident happened near McDonalds in Bromborough at about 4.10pm. A silver van being driven on Welton Road collided with a 3-year-old child who had exited from a Nissan Qashqai.

The child was taken to hospital having sustained serious injuries, and she remains critical but stable.

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Wirral man charged in relation to Jersey drug trafficking

Two men have been charged following an investigation into the importation of drugs from Liverpool to Jersey.

Merseyside Police has been working closely with the Jersey Customs & Immigration Service (JCIS) to investigate suspected drug trafficking and county lines drug dealing.

Collaborative intelligence sharing and investigative work with JCIS has led to the arrest of Ibrahim Roslan, 34, of Wirral, and Aaron Nursaw, 32, of Anfield.  

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Police car involved in collision in Birkenhead

A Merseyside Police vehicle was involved in a road traffic collision at the junction of Conway Street and Exmouth Street in Birkenhead.

At around 12.10pm on Wednesday 18 October, it was reported that there was a collision involving a marked police car and a Hyundai.

The police car was travelling on blue lights at the time of the collision.

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Family pay tribute to Jessica Baker

The family of 15-year-old Jessica Baker who sadly died following a road traffic collision on the M53 in Wirral on Friday 29 September would like to thank everyone for their very kind comments and offers of support during this extremely difficult time.

The family said, “Jessica was a talented and dedicated climber who competed over the last seven years of her life across the UK representing both the North West and Wales.

“Jessica loved all sports and chose GCSE PE as one of her options, but her overriding passion was for both indoor and outdoor climbing.”

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Council revokes Birkenhead bar’s licence

A Birkenhead bar where a man threatened to smash items up with snooker balls in a sock has had its licence revoked by Wirral Council.

After a series of incidents including fights leading to a man’s arm being broken, Merseyside Police recommended to the local authority that Sue’s Bar on Argyle Street should be stripped of its premises licence.

A licensing hearing held in September heard evidence from officers how 16 incidents had been recorded around the premises in a 12 month period.

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87 arrests during Merseyside Police county lines crackdown

Merseyside Police continued its crackdown on county lines during the national County Lines Intensification Week (9 – 15 October), aimed at putting criminals on the back foot.

The force made 87 arrests, seized 14kg of Class A and B drugs, 1000 ecstasy tablets, 361 cannabis plants, and more than £112,000 of cash.

Project Medusa, funded by the Home Office, is a Merseyside-led initiative set up to tackle county lines drug dealing and the criminal exploitation of young people and vulnerable adults.

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Driver flees scene of RTC at Croft Retail Park

Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage of a road traffic collision at Croft Retail Park in Bromborough on Friday 13 October.

It was reported that at around 2.30pm the driver of a black car exited Dunelm car park and collided with a yellow Ford Fiesta at the roundabout on Welton Road, near ASDA supermarket and Burger King, causing the yellow Fiesta to spin around on impact.

The driver of the Ford Fiesta, a man in his 70s, sustained a slight injury to his ear.

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Wirral schoolchildren design posters to help stamp out crime this Halloween and Bonfire Night

Primary school children in Wirral have designed posters to educate young people about the dangers of engaging in anti-social behaviour around Halloween and Bonfire Night.

Children aged nine to 11 from five feeder primary schools for Woodchurch High School took part in the competition to deter young people from anti-social behaviour and risk-taking activities.

The Year 5 and 6 children were asked to help raise awareness by designing a poster aimed at eight- to 16-year-olds considering the potential dangers of this time of year and incorporating messages into the poster to try and prevent crime and keep people safe during this period.

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Wirral sees 27% drop in youth entering life of crime thanks to prevention work

Wirral has seen a drop in the rate of young people entering the justice system by almost 27% in 2022 compared to the previous year.

The fall is attributed in part to a number of preventative projects run by the Wirral Youth Justice Service, a statutory partnership between the council, Merseyside Police, Probation Service and health partners.  

Launched in 2021/22 two of the service’s projects – In The Zone and Operation Inclusion – use a variety of methods to identify young people who may be at risk of entering the criminal justice system, and work with them to prevent crime. 

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