Wirral Police weekly news round-up, 24 September 2022

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

Border Force seize £1m cash at Twelve Quays

On Monday 19 September, Merseyside Police officers arrested a 24-year-old man from Kidderminster on suspicion of Possession of Criminal Property.

Border Force officers carried out a routine vehicle stop at Twelve Quays Ferry Terminal in Birkenhead when approximately £1 million pounds in cash was discovered.

The trailer the man was collecting was searched by officers who recovered the cash which was hidden in a secret compartment. 

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Man charged with burglaries in Birkenhead, Oxton, Tranmere, and Liverpool

Merseyside Police has charged a 24-year-old man with a number of burglary, theft and criminal damage offences in Liverpool and Wirral between August and September 2022.

He was remanded into custody to appear at Wirral adult remand court on Friday 23 September.

See here for more advice to businesses: https://www.merseyside.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/keeping-business-safe-from-crime/keep-burglars-out-business/ 

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Man stabbed in leg by four assailants in Birkenhead

Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses after an 18-year-old man was stabbed in the leg on Europa Boulevard in Birkenhead on Wednesday 21 September.

At around 3.40pm it was reported that four males opened a car door and slashed the victim in the leg. The four suspects made off in a dark-coloured Ford Focus towards Conway Park.

It is believed this was a targeted attack. The victim is receiving treatment for his injury by paramedics.

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Man jailed for burglary at 86-year-old woman’s Ellesmere Port home

A man from Peterborough has been jailed following a spate of burglaries in Ellesmere Port and throughout the UK.

Larry Rooney, 39, of Hampton Vale, appeared at Mold Crown Court on Wednesday 14 September where he was sentenced to seven years and six months imprisonment after pleading guilty to three counts of burglary.

The charges relate to a spate of opportunistic distraction burglaries across Peterborough, Ellesmere Port and North Wales.

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Wirral man jailed for grooming at least 131 children worldwide

A British man who was Principal of an international school in Iraq has been jailed after grooming and attempting to sexually exploit children around the world using social media.

Nicholas Clayton, 38, from Wirral, was working in the Kurdistan region of Iraq when he used Facebook messenger to contact children as young as 10 in multiple countries, grooming them and asking them for photos.

After receiving intelligence that a 13-year-old boy from Cambodia had been contacted on Facebook messenger by a man who asked for photos of his naked upper torso, National Crime Agency investigators identified Clayton as the perpetrator.

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Port Sunlight man charged with firearm offences

Merseyside Police officers have charged a man with firearm and ammunition offences in Port Sunlight.

Officers from Merseyside Police and Counter Terrorism Policing North West executed a warrant at a property in Port Sunlight on Thursday 15 September.

Alan Madden, 64, of Port Sunlight was later charged with possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition, possession of a weapon and a bladed article.

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Closure order granted on Neston flat linked to drugs and ASB

A flat in Neston which was plagued by anti-social behaviour and drug-related activity has been closed down.

Over the past 12 months, Cheshire Police and For Housing have received numerous reports of ASB and drugs-related activity at the flat on Howard Court.

These reports have included issues with noise, violence, criminal damage and reports of numerous people attending the address at all hours of the day and night.

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