This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of police activity in and around Wirral during the previous seven days.
A 51-year-old man from Wirral has been jailed for sex offences after indecent images and messages he sent to a teenage girl were found on his phone.
Karl Waterhouse of Noctorum was sentenced to 18 months at Liverpool Crown Court on Wednesday 22 February after pleading guilty to causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, sexual communication with a child and possessing a number of Category C indecent photographs of a child.
In December 2021 indecent photos of a teenage girl and messages of a sexual nature were found on Waterhouse’s phone dating back to December 2019.
Man arrested for drug possession and intent to supply in Rock Ferry
A 24-year-old male was arrested by Operation Remove officers at an address in Rock Ferry on Wednesday 22 February for Possession of a Controlled Drug Class B.
After a search at a related address, the man was further arrested for Possession with Intent to Supply Class B.
Anyone with information on suspected drug production or criminal activity in their community can contact Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Facebook, Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Twitter, Call 101 or come forward anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Merseyside Police detectives are investigating an assault in Birkenhead Park on Monday, 20 February.
At around 6.15pm, it was reported that a woman in her 20s was entering Birkenhead Park at the Park Road East/Park Road South entrance.
A man allegedly approached her and pushed her into a tree after a brief conversation, attempting to grab her wrist and making a suggestive comment. The victim managed to fight the man off and leave towards Birkenhead Park train station.
Two men have been jailed after a man was chased and attacked in Rock Ferry in December last year.
Kieran Salkeld, aged 28 of Beechwood, was sentenced to 27 months for assault and nine months for affray to run concurrently.
Jake Duffy aged 22 of Beechwood was sentenced to two years for assault and nine months for affray also to run concurrently. Both men were sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court on Monday 20 February.
19-year-old arrested for drug possession and traffic offences in Moreton
A 19-year-old male was arrested by Operation Remove officers in Moreton on Friday 17 February for Suspected Possession with Intent to Supply Class B drugs.
The man was also arrested for a number of Road Traffic offences including drug driving.
A high-powered electric motorbike was also seized for no insurance or licence.
Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a serious collision involving a heavy goods vehicle and a bicycle in Ledsham, near Ellesmere Port.
A 39-year-old man from Wirral sustained serious injuries as a result of the collision.
The incident occurred on the A540 Parkgate Road, next to the junction with Badgers Rake Lane, at around 4.15am on Saturday 18 February.
Merseyside Police has charged a man following a report of a serious assault in Bromborough on Sunday 19 February.
At around 12.15am, police received a report that a woman in her 20s had sustained head injuries at Travelodge, on Pool Lane.
The woman received treatment at hospital and has since been discharged.
62-year-old arrested for Drug Possession, Intent to Supply, and Weapon Possession in Birkenhead
A 62-year-old male was arrested at an address in Birkenhead on Friday 17 February by officers engaged in Operation Remove.
He was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Class B drug. After a subsequent search of the male’s address, he was further arrested for Possession with Intent to Supply Class A, B, and C after a quantity of suspected cocaine, amphetamine, prescription drugs, and cannabis was recovered.
He was also arrested for Possession of a Firearm, Offensive Weapon, and Criminal Property, after pepper spray, weapons, and a large quantity of cash was also recovered by officers during the search.
Merseyside Police has charged a man with theft and criminal damage following incidents in Hoylake last week.
On Tuesday 14 February, damage was caused to Market Street businesses BetFred, Mother India Restaurant, and Hot Stuff Stoves.
A man was arrested yesterday. Sean Draboczi, 34, of Everton, has now been charged with three counts of criminal damage.
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