Wirral Police weekly news round-up, 25 November 2023

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

Weapons, drugs, and cash seized in Beechwood

Merseyside Police seized cash, drugs, and crossbows, and arrested a man during a day of action targeting serious and organised crime in Beechwood on Thursday, 23 November 2023.

Officers from EVOLVE Wirral executed five warrants and seized around £8,000 cash, two stolen e-bikes, heroin, cannabis, crack cocaine, and cocaine. Two crossbows and two air weapons were also seized.

As a result, a 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of heroin, crack cocaine, possession with intent to supply heroin and crack cocaine and possession of criminal property. He was taken to a police station in Merseyside for questioning.

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Cannabis plants and equipment seized in Tranmere

Merseyside Police has seized 159 cannabis plants after a warrant was carried out at a property in Tranmere on Wednesday, 22 November.

Officers attended an address on North Road and found cannabis plants and equipment spread across three rooms.

Enquiries are ongoing to locate the occupants.

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Police investigate following arson attacks in Bebington and Tranmere

Detectives are appealing for information following two arsons in Tranmere and Higher Bebington on Thursday, 23 November.

Just before 10.40pm, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service (MFRS) and Merseyside Police officers were called to a home on Tower Hill to reports of a petrol bomb being thrown at the address and gutters being set on fire.  The flames extinguished before the arrival of MFRS.

No injuries were caused and forensic and witness enquiries are ongoing.

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Merseyside Police begin the festive season with drink and drug roadside checks

As Merseyside begins to gear up for the festive season Merseyside Police have started things off with its own seasonal tradition: Op Limit.

Op Limit is the national Christmas drink and drug driving operation that all forces are expected to support and will run continuously until 1 January 2024. The operation’s primary aim is to prevent deaths and serious injuries caused by people choosing to drive while under the influence.

Officers will be conducting roadside checks in locations right across the region, deploying breathalysers, Field Impairment Tests, and drug wipes.

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Next of kin appeal – Benjamin Carter Randoul

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

Benjamin Carter Randoul, 47 years, of Briardale Road, Seacombe died in Wirral on Wednesday, 22 November.

There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.  

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Police Commissioner reveals progress on Violence against Women and Girls Delivery Plan 

Merseyside Police Commissioner, Emily Spurrell, has unveiled a progress report detailing the achievements from the last 12 months in the work to tackle Violence against Women and Girls.

The Working in partnership to tackle Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) Delivery Plan’  was launched by Emily Spurrell a year ago after an extensive consultation.

It sets out a clear ambition to protect women and girls who live, work and visit Merseyside, prevent violence, pursue offenders and ensure tackling VAWG is prioritised and treated with urgency.

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Road Safety Week highlights Vision Zero progress

Throughout this week’s Road Safety Week, Safer Roads Watch teams will be deployed on local roads. Merseyside Police will be dedicating resources to speed enforcement and schools will be asked to support campaigns and share the message.

Road Safety Week coincides with the launch of the LCR Road Safety Strategy Annual Report. The report maintains partners’ accountability to work within the guidance set out by the strategy. It highlights the partnership’s work towards Vision Zero, demonstrating how they have worked to improve road safety since the launch of the strategy in October 2022.

Steve Rotheram, Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said: “In Vision Zero strategy, we’ve set a bold target to reduce the number and severity of road traffic collisions. It’s our ambition that, by 2040, no one will be killed or seriously injured on our roads.”

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