Wirral Police weekly news round-up, 25 May 2024

This is the Birkenhead News round-up of police and crime news in and around Wirral during the previous seven days.

Video shows 100mph police chase of dangerous driver from Ellesmere Port

A man who led police on a dangerous pursuit, reaching speeds of more than 100mph in a 40mph zone, while driving a stolen vehicle, has been jailed.

Leo Meek appeared at Chester Crown Court on Tuesday, 22 May, where he was sentenced to 22 months for dangerous driving and handling stolen goods.

The 25-year-old, of no fixed abode, had previously pleaded guilty to the offences.

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Dispersal Zone introduced in West Kirby

Merseyside Police has introduced a Dispersal Zone in West Kirby in response to an increase in reports of criminal and anti-social behaviour in the area.

The order will last for 48 hours until 1800hrs on Sunday, 26 May 2024.

Patrols will be stepped up in the area and officers from our mounted section will be on hand to provide a visible presence and deal with any incidents.

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Single vehicle RTC ends with car overturned in field

Emergency services were called to Meols on Thursday, 23 May, to reports of a single-vehicle road traffic collision (RTC).

The car ended up on its roof in a field off Heron Road.

No injuries were reported and the road reopened at around 3.40pm.

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Wirral man charged after armed police shoot out taxi tyres and make arrest for possession of gun

Police have charged a 26-year-old Wirral man with possession of a firearm following an incident on Walton Lane in Liverpool on Tuesday, 21 May.

Christopher James, of Bidston, has also been charged with possession of ammunition and possession of a firearm when prohibited for life.

At just before 1pm on Tuesday, 21 May, a private hire taxi was safely stopped by armed police officers on the city-bound carriageway.

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Car fire causes delays near Woodchurch junction of M53

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) attended an incident at Landican Lane, Landican, on Friday, 24 May.

Firefighters were alerted at 4.05pm and one fire engine was on scene at 4.13pm.

A witness told Birknehad News that he could see firefighters at the scene and that a police car arrived shortly afterwards, while cars were unable to move due to the incident.

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PCC launches domestic abuse service review

A new research study focused on better understanding the true demand on domestic abuse services across Merseyside has been announced by the region’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

Emily Spurrell is set to work with national charity Women’s Aid and Liverpool John Moore University to undertake a review of how domestic abuse services across Merseyside are funded.

The research programme will look to map the current provision for victim-survivors of domestic abuse and will capture the demand on support services and their capacity. This will include reviewing caseloads, waiting lists and how victims are referred for support, from when they are in crisis to longer term support.

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Next of kin appeal – Christopher Thomas

Can you help trace the next-of-kin of a person from Wirral who has passed away?

Please help Liverpool and Wirral’s Coroner’s Office find the next of kin of Wirral man Christopher Thomas.

Christopher Thomas, aged 74, of Nowshera Avenue, Pensby, sadly passed away at his home on 14 May.

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Consultation opens on proposal to tackle anti-social behaviour in West Kirby

Wirral Council is about to begin a public consultation on a proposed new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) affecting large parts of West Kirby and into Hoylake.

This consultation seeks people’s views on a proposed PSPO to address reports of crime and anti-social behaviour being received by the council and Merseyside Police in these areas perpetrated by groups of offenders.

Their actions are said to be causing nuisance, annoyance and disruption to members of the public, business owners and their employees within the areas earmarked for coverage by the new PSPO.

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Next of kin appeal – Robert Jones

Can you help trace the next-of-kin of a person from Wirral who has passed away?

Liverpool Coroner’s Office is appealing for help to trace the next-of-kin of a man who has passed away.

Robert Jones, 83, of Mount Road, Wallasey, sadly passed away at his home on Sunday, 19 May.

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Ask your questions about policing in Merseyside

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner is inviting people to submit their questions for the Chief Constable and her senior team as she prepares for her first public Scrutiny Meeting of her second term as PCC. 

Emily Spurrell is responsible for holding the Chief Constable, Serena Kennedy, to account for delivering on her policing and community safety priorities and maintaining an efficient and effective police service in Merseyside.

One of the key ways the Police Commissioner undertakes this crucial role is through quarterly public Scrutiny Meetings, which include questions submitted by the public which she then puts to the Chief Constable and her Chief Officer team.

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