Wirral Police weekly news round-up, 24 December 2022

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

Fraudsters who duped vulnerable victims into handing over thousands jailed

Four fraudsters who duped vulnerable victims in Ellesmere Port and Wirral into handing over thousands of pounds have been jailed.

Patrick McDonagh, 38, of no fixed address, was sentenced in July for conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering.

The three remaining fraudsters were sentenced at Chester Crown Court on Thursday 15 December.

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Two men arrested in connection with shooting in Noctorum

Two men have been arrested as detectives continue to appeal for information following an injury shooting in Noctorum on Sunday 18 December.

At around 9.15pm, armed police were called to Newark Close in Noctorum to reports of gunshots.

A man in his 20s subsequently presented at hospital with an arm injury, and remains in hospital at the time of writing.

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Eastham man jailed for sex attack on train

A man who sexually assaulted a young woman on a train before following her to her workplace has been jailed, following a British Transport Police investigation.

Nathan Nash, aged 30, of Eastham, pleaded guilty to sexual assault and was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment at Liverpool Crown Court on Friday 16 December.

He was also handed a five-year restraining order banning him from contacting or approaching the victim, or going near her home or work address and local stations.

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Tranmere man charged with crack cocaine and heroin supply

Detectives from Project Medusa, the dedicated Merseyside Police County Lines team, have charged a man with the supply of crack cocaine and heroin in Wirral.

At around 12.10am on Tuesday 20 December, officers arrested a man in Birkenhead who was wanted for drug offences.

Lennon Lowry, aged 21, of Tranmere, was charged with being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine and heroin, on Tuesday 20 December.

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Arrest made following Woodchurch shooting

Detectives investigating a shooting in Wirral in which a man was injured have executed three warrants.

At around 8.10pm on Saturday 3 December, police were contacted following reports a man has been shot in the leg in Orrets Meadow Road.

The man was taken to hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.

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Next of kin appeal – Christopher Finnan

Can you help trace the next-of-kin of a person from Wirral who has passed away?

Liverpool and Wirral Coroner’s Office is appealing to find the family of Christopher Finnan from Rock Ferry.

Christopher Finnan, 57 years, sadly died at his home on Rock Lane East on 15 December.

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Public Spaces Protection Order introduced in Woodchurch

A new public spaces protection order (PSPO) has been introduced in Woodchurch to tackle antisocial behaviour and crime.

The order came into force on Monday 19 December 2022 for a period of three years and covers the area in and around Hoole Road in Woodchurch.

The PSPO will give police and authorised officers powers to issue a fixed penalty notice of up to £100 to anyone who commits an offence in the area for example drinking or attempting to drink alcohol in a public space.

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