Wirral Police weekly news round-up, 25 March 2023

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

Birkenhead drug dealers tried to sell drugs to plain clothes cops

Whilst on plain clothes patrol in Birkenhead, officers from Operation Remove were approached by a male, aged 21 from Birkenhead, who attempted to sell them drugs.

This resulted in the male being arrested for Possession with Intent to Supply Class B drugs.

Further investigation by the officers led to a related property in Birkenhead being searched.

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No foul play in Bidston Hill burned dog case

The RSPCA has concluded its investigation into the case of a female dog found burned at Bidston Hill and has confirmed that the dog had been taken to a vet by her owner and had been humanely put to sleep due to ill health prior to being found.

The RSPCA said that vets will be able to provide information or make arrangements for a pet to be cremated and some local cemeteries have sections for the burial of pets.

The RSPCA advise people to contact their local authority or local veterinary practice for advice on how to dispose of the body when a pet sadly dies. If you wish to bury your pet in your garden, you should contact your local council’s environmental health department who can give you guidance. 

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Four sentenced to 14 years in prison following 2021 shooting in Wallasey

Four people have been sentenced to a total of 14 years in prison in relation to a shooting in Wallasey in 2021.

At around 10pm on Friday 29 October 2021, a man was reported to have got out of a VW Golf and discharged a shotgun at an address in Percy Road.

Damage was caused to the property but no injuries were caused. In February 2022, a shotgun used in the incident was recovered at a location in Carlton Road, Birkenhead.

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Birkenhead man arrested for Class A drugs offences

Officers from Operation Remove have executed a Misuse of Drugs Act Warrant at an address in Birkenhead.

A male, aged 42 from Birkenhead, was arrested for Possession with Intent to Supply Class A Drugs and Possession of Criminal Property after cash, suspected crack cocaine, and heroin was recovered along with a machete.

The male is in custody and the investigation is ongoing.

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Wallasey man sentenced for assaulting woman on train

A Wallasey man has been sentenced after assaulting a woman and verbally abusing a railway worker on a Llandudno train last year.

The incident happened on the evening of Friday 29 July 2022 on a Llandudno to Llandudno Junction service.

A passenger alerted the train guard to a commotion in another part of the train. The guard approached Davies who then became verbally aggressive. 

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Multiple arrests as police crackdown on serious and organized crime in Wirral

Officers from Operation Remove made a number of arrests over the weekend tackling serious and organised crime across Wirral.

After officers sighted three individuals engaged in a drugs transaction in Birkenhead, a male, 29, from Moreton was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Drug Class A & B after suspected cannabis and cocaine was found on his person.

A second male, 20, from Birkenhead was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Drug Class A & B, Being Concerned in the Supply of Drugs and Suspected Possession of a Bladed Article after a quantity of suspected Cannabis, Ecstasy, and a knife was found on his person.

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Two jailed for distraction burglaries at shops in Wirral and Cheshire

Two men have been jailed following burglaries at shops across the North West.

Adam Donoghue, 33, of HMP Altcourse, was sentenced to eight years and six months imprisonment while Peter Neary, 39, of Preston Prison, was sentenced to six years and nine months imprisonment at Chester Crown Court on Tuesday 21 March.

They both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit commercial burglary.

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Two arrested for Class A drugs offences in Moreton and Liscard

A male, aged 38, from Moreton was arrested by officers from Operation Remove after being stopped in Moreton and found to be in possession of a quantity of suspected crack cocaine and heroin.

A second male, aged 34, from Liscard was also arrested and found also to be in possession of suspected crack cocaine, heroin, and cash.

Both were arrested for Possession with Intent to Supply Class A drugs and an investigation on-going.

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Next of kin appeal – William Croft

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 for help in tracing the next-of-kin of a man from Birkenhead.

Mr William Croft sadly died at his home in Hobhouse Court, Birkenhead on Tuesday 14 March. He was 79.

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Police and emergency services take part in counter-terror training exercise at Cammell Laird

Officers and staff from emergency services in the North West took part in a multi-agency training exercise at Cammell Laird over the weekend.

Over 400 participants from agencies including Counter Terrorism Policing North West (CTPNW), Merseyside Police, Merseyside Fire & Rescue, North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) and the Coast Guard took part in the large-scale exercise staged at Cammell Laird shipyard, which was coordinated by CTPNW.

The exercise, which was planned over the course of a number of months, tested the emergency response to a no-notice maritime terrorist incident and incorporated a ‘live-play’ element which saw participants begin the day with no knowledge of the scenario so they could respond as they would in the event of a real incident.

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Police Commissioner launches survey on anti-social behaviour

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner wants to hear the public’s views on how people who commit low-level anti-social behaviour crimes should be dealt with outside of court.

Emily Spurrell launched a consultation on the Community Remedy, which provides a list of appropriate actions for dealing with perpetrators of crime, without court proceedings.

The consultation aims to give members of the public and victims of crime a greater say on what they think the most effective punishment is for a person who has committed anti-social behaviour.

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