This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of police activity in and around Wirral during the previous seven days.
Actor Louis Emerick, aged 65 and known for his role in Brookside, has received a suspended jail sentence for hitting two 12-year-old girls with his car.
He pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by careless driving at a hearing in May this year.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said he “was not speeding but admitted he couldn’t see clearly because of the sun so he should have slowed down”.
Merseyside Police has issued a CCTV image of a man who may have information to assist with police enquiries after a racially-aggravated assault in Rock Ferry.
At around 9.15pm on Sunday 11 June, a male staff member was racially abused by three men inside a store on King Street.
One of the men then punched the victim and a number of e-cigarettes were taken from the shop.
Four teenagers have been arrested following reports of disorder and assault in Caldy on Friday 16 June.
Officers received a report that a teenage boy had been stabbed on Cubbins Green, Melloncroft Drive West after he was assaulted by a group of boys.
The victim was taken to hospital with stab wounds to his legs and arm. He is now recovering from his injuries at home.
Dogs Die in hot cars
Please don’t leave your four-legged friend in your vehicle during hot weather.
Dogs can overheat really quickly, even with a window open, and with access to water.
If you see a dog in distress call 999.
To view further information from the RSPCA please visit: https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/dogs/health/dogsinhotcars
A Wirral man has been arrested and charged on suspicion of arson in connection with reports of multiple fires in the area.
Just after 4.50am on Saturday 17 June, officers were called to a report of a fire at an address on Claughton Road which had caused damage to other properties.
Nine other fires to skips and vehicles in the nearby area were also reported.
A Wirral supermarket has been allowed to keep its alcohol licence despite concerns over previous illegal activity.
After two people were found working illegally at the Family Shopper on Bedford Road, Rock Ferry, in February, the store’s licence was called in for a review by the borough council. It had been recommended the shop lose its ability to sell alcohol as a result.
However, a change of management has won round Wirral Council’s licensing act sub-committee, which has allowed Family Shopper to keep hold of its terms – with strict amendments.
More than 200 drug networks across Merseyside were shut down in County Lines operations by police last year.
The highest proportion of those were in Liverpool, with 76 operations busted. A further 56 were located in Wirral, and 53 in Sefton.
New data released by Merseyside Police has revealed the extent to which the force has gone in a bid to break up drug dealing on a local and national level.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of Section 18 wounding following a report of an assault in Wirral on Saturday 17 June.
At around 11.40am, it was reported that a man had been found unconscious with injuries to his head and face at an address on Hargrave Avenue in Noctorum.
A 34-year-old man from Prenton has been arrested on suspicion of Section 18 wounding. He has been bailed with conditions.
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