This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of police activity in and around Wirral during the previous seven days.
Merseyside Police officers are investigating a fatal collision at the Moreton Spur of the M53 on Sunday 17 July, and are appealing for information.
At around 7.25pm, emergency services were called to Junction 2, at the entrance to the southbound carriageway, to reports that a white and silver Suzuki motorbike collided with a barrier.
Emergency services attended but the rider of the motorcycle, a man in his 30s, sadly passed away at the scene.
Merseyside Police is working with HM Coastguard to urge people not to take matters into their own hands, following concerns raised about a community search for a missing man in New Brighton.
Both emergency services have received calls from members of the public indicating a desire to carry out a water search for a man named Haydn Griffiths missing from New Brighton since Tuesday (19 July 2022).
Haydn was last seen in the water at the Derby Pool, New Brighton, wearing dark-coloured swimming shorts and attempting to swim towards the windmills in the area.
Bus damaged in New Ferry
Officers have been in attendance at New Ferry after a bus was damaged by rocks and caused injury to a passenger on Thursday 21 July.
A police spokesperson said, “This is not only mindless and very dangerous to all road users. This type of Anti-Social behaviour must STOP.
“Hopefully we will see the offenders soon after some great community feedback.”
Wirral man jailed after stealing car and driving dangerously through streets with children walking home from school
A prolific offender who stole a car from a leisure centre and crashed it after being pursued by the police has been jailed.
Shaun Wilkinson, of Woodchurch Road, Birkenhead, stole the keys to a red Honda Civic and a mobile phone from a locker at the Waterworld Leisure and Activity Centre in Wrexham on Friday 17 June 2022.
The 28-year-old then used the keys to get into the car, which was parked outside the leisure centre, and drove off in it.
Uninsured driver arrested in Prenton
The driver of this Audi was disqualified from driving in 2014 and was disqualified until he had passed an extended driving test.
A police spokesperson said, “He couldn’t be bothered to take the test nor insure his vehicle.
“He was arrested and the vehicle was seized.”
A cannabis farm was recovered in Wallasey on Wednesday 20 July, following a report that a group of males were banging on the door of the property.
At around 7.55pm on Monday 18 July, it was reported that the males wearing balaclavas were banging on the front and rear doors of the house on Poulton Road.
It was reported that they returned later and removed the smart doorbell from the property.
Stolen motorbike recovered
Merseyside Police officers have located a stolen motorbike in #NewFerry. The owner has been notified and the bike returned.
A man has been charged with drugs offences following two warrants in Kirkdale on Monday 18 July.
The warrants form part of an investigation into the supply of drugs from Kirkdale into Wirral by officers from Merseyside Police’s County Lines Team, Project Medusa.
A man was detained at one of the properties and at the second, a car was searched on the driveway and found to contain a large quantity of cash and thousands of wraps of white powder, suspected to be cocaine.
Youths set fires at Bidston Hill
Emergency services were in attendance at Bidston Hill on Thursday 21 July, due to youths setting fires in the area.
Partners from Merseyside Fire and Rescue had four fire appliances in attendance to get the fires under control. There have now been over 30 fires set in this location over a very short space of time.
A police spokesperson said, “Not only is this practice extremely dangerous, it also takes emergency services away from other issues and in turn puts lives at risk. We will work tirelessly to identify those responsible.”
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