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This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of police activity in and around Wirral during the previous seven days.
A Wirral man who was identified by a distinctive mural on his wall has been jailed for 29 years as part of an international operation targeting criminals who used a mobile encryption service, commonly referred to as Encrochat.
Ryan Palin, 36, of Caldy, was sentenced to 29 years on Friday 17 June at Liverpool Crown Court for conspiracy to Supply Class A and B drugs (cocaine and amphetamine), following a trial.
On Thursday 9 December 2021, officers executed a warrant at Palin’s address.
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Wirral Council and Merseyside Police have successfully applied for and obtained a Closure Order at Liverpool Magistrates Court after a succession of crime and anti-social behaviour incidents at an address in Egremont.
The order was granted after complaints against the tenants of the ground floor flat at 69 King Street, Wallasey.
Residents reported that people were attending the address day and night and engaging in anti-social behaviour and drug-related criminal activity. The behaviour included threats, shouting, foul language, illegal drug use and people banging on the property to be let in at anti-social hours.
Detectives investigating a robbery in Ellesmere Port are appealing for information from members of the public.
A 45-year-old man was on his electric bike when he saw a woman lying on the floor of an alleyway on Percival Road.
When he engaged with the woman, he was approached by two men who attacked him and tried to steal his wallet.
Merseyside Police is appealing for information following a serious road traffic collision in Bebington on Wednesday 22 June.
At around 9.10am, emergency services were called to Old Chester Road, close to Bebington railway station, to reports of a collision involving a Renault Kadjar and a woman in her 60s.
The woman was taken to hospital with a head injury.
Working in partnership with Wirral Anti-Social Behaviour Team, Merseyside Police has welcomed a Two-Year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) in relation to Wirral teenager Joel Bowden.
Action was taken against Bowden when his on-going anti-social behaviour was brought to the attention of Merseyside Police and Wirral Anti-Social Behaviour Team by members of the public and business owners in and around New Ferry.
The order was issued at Liverpool Youth Court earlier this month and expires on 7 June 2024.
Officers from the City of London Police’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) seized counterfeit CDs worth an estimated loss to the industry of £169,708, during warrants in Wirral.
Two warrants were carried out at commercial premises on Indigo Road and Eastham Village Road on Tuesday 21 June 2022. A third warrant took place at a residential address on Sutherland Drive, Eastham.
Officers from PIPCU, with the support from the North West Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (NWPIPCU), seized 32,254 fake CDs which were being sold on Amazon. The CDs were identified as counterfeit by Amazon’s global Counterfeit Crimes Unit and the British Phonographic Industry and were reported to PIPCU.
Victims and survivors of violence have shared their views with Merseyside’s Police and Crime Commissioner on plans to tackle VAWG across the region.
Emily Spurrell hosted two focus groups to listen to the views of those who have first-hand lived experience of VAWG on how it can be best tackled.
The forums follow on from a VAWG Summit held in April when the PCC brought more than 80 specialists, including frontline staff and voluntary organisations together, to discuss the creation of a delivery plan for making our region safer for women and girls.
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