Wirral Police weekly news round-up, 22 October 2022

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

Two Wirral men charged with Class A drugs offences

Merseyside Police has charged two Wirral men with Class A drugs offences.

Contact Merseyside Police if you have info about drug supply or criminality in your area. DM @MerPolCC or contact @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Travelsafe team onboard Mersey Ferries

A police spokesperson said, “Beautiful morning onboard the Mersey Ferry, lovely to see the Seacombe Ferry terminal back open after two years. Hope it was nice to see the Travelsafe team onboard.”

Man found dead in street in Birkenhead

Merseyside Police has confirmed that a man’s body was found in Birkenhead on Thursday 20 October.

At around 7.30pm, emergency services were called following a report that a man in his 40s was found on Price Street.

Paramedics attended and he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

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Mini Pathfinders Project visits school

On day three of the Mini Pathfinders Project at Holy Cross Primary School in Birkenhead, officers were joined by the C.E.L.L.S team – Choices Education and Lifelong Learning Skills.

The team is made up of people who have at some point in their lives made the wrong decision and have been to prison but have now turned their lives around and attend schools to educate the pupils on the mistakes they have made to deter the pupils away from crime.

Subjects covered were County Lines & Drug Dealing, Grooming, Child Criminal Exploitation, Bullying, family perspective and victim Impact.

Pupils also got to see what a mock prison looked like and experience the day-to-day routine of a prisoner. At the end of the day all pupils took part in a mock court case regarding joint enterprise.

Three teens arrested as bikes stolen in Wirral recovered

Merseyside Police has arrested three teenagers and seized suspected stolen electric and pedal cycles following two warrants in Liverpool on Thursday 20 October.

The warrants were carried out in Everton and Kensington as part of an investigation into the suspected theft, handling and fraudulent sale of electric bikes believed to have been stolen from addresses primarily believed to be in Wirral.

A total of four electric and two pedal cycles were seized as part of this activity, and officers are circulating images as part of their extensive enquiries to reunite them with their owners.

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Man jailed for three years for arson attack on car

A man has been jailed for more than three years for arson offences after a car was set alight in Wirral.

Brian Nolan, 47 years, of Prenton was sentenced to three years and four months in prison after pleading guilty at Liverpool Crown Court on Friday 21 October. 

He also received a five-year restraining order.

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Man taken to hospital in air ambulance following serious collision in Willaston

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious collision in Willaston, Neston.

At 3.55pm on Friday 14 October police were called to a collision on Benty Heath Lane, Willaston.

The collision involved a red Honda motorbike and a silver Honda Civic estate car.

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Closure order issued on Ellesmere Port flat linked to drugs and anti-social behaviour

A flat in Ellesmere Port which has been plagued by anti-social behaviour (ASB), violence and drug related activity has been closed down.

Over the past six months, police and For Housing received numerous reports of ASB and drug-related activity at a flat onHyde Close in Ellesmere Port.

This included issues with noise, violence, criminal damage and reports of numerous people attending the address day and night.

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Closure order issued on Ellesmere Port flat linked to drugs and anti-social behaviour

Three men have been charged following an investigation into threats made to occupants of an address in Blacon.

At 6.59pm on Tuesday 4 October police were called to an address in Hatton Road, Blacon following reports of a disturbance.

As part of ongoing enquiries into the incident, four men were arrested.

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Boat Museum burglar jailed

An Ellesmere Port man has been jailed for 10 months after pleading guilty to two burglaries and asking for three others to be taken into consideration.

Daniel Critchley, 31, of no fixed abode appeared at Chester Magistrates on Tuesday 18 October where he was sentenced the same day to eight months for the two burglaries and another two months for unrelated domestic offences which occurred on 15th September 2022.

During the hearing the court heard that sometime overnight between Monday 4 July and Tuesday 5 July Critchley tried to prise the door open at the Boat Museum in South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port using part of a queue barrier.

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