Wirral Police weekly news round-up, 26 August 2023

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

Wirral man sentenced for ‘Scouse Macca’ county lines drug dealing

A Wirral man has been jailed for more than four years in prison following an investigation into ‘Scouse Macca’ County Line drug dealing.

Rhys Downy, 21 years, of Rock Ferry appeared at Liverpool Crown Court on Monday 21 August, where he was sentenced to four years and two months in prison for drug dealing in North Wales.

At an earlier hearing, he pleaded guilty to conspiring to supply of Class A drugs, namely crack cocaine and heroin, acquire/use/possess criminal property, possession of a controlled Class B drug, cannabis/cannabis resin.

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Youths target homes in Tranmere

Merseyside Police has said that unacceptable behaviour by youths throwing items and targeting properties on Downham Road in Tranmere will be investigated.

Police will be working with local partners to identify the youths involved.

A police spokesperson said, “Whilst we like to see youths enjoying the park, we ask parents to ensure their children are behaving appropriately and being respectful to the local community.”

Lucy Letby given whole-life sentence

Nurse Lucy Letby, the most prolific child serial killer in modern UK history, has been sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.

The 33-year-old was also found guilty of attempting to murder six additional infants at the Countess of Chester Hospital, spanning from June 2015 to June 2016.

Letby intentionally injected air into the babies and administered milk through force-feeding to some, and used insulin to poison two of the babies.

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Boy’s bicycle stolen in knifepoint robbery in Wallasey

Merseyside Police is appealing for information following a knifepoint robbery in Wallasey on Sunday 20 August.

It was reported that a 14-year-old boy was walking his electric bike through Wallasey Cemetery at around 4.45pm when he was approached by a male who pulled a large knife from his trouser waistband and demanded the bike.

The suspect, who was dressed in all black, left with the bike onto Derby Road and carried on down Seaton Road, Castle Road and continued along Seaview Road towards Asda.

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Police support rollout of 20mph zones

Merseyside’s police commissioner said police teams support the rollout of 20mph speed limits across Wirral.

Wirral Council is in the second stage of rolling lower speed limits on hundreds of roads across the Wirral in an effort to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured (KSI) on the road down to zero. A month-long consultation ended on August 23.

According to the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, a driver in a car travelling at 30mph is at least five times more likely to kill a pedestrian than at 20mph.

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Driver arrested for motoring offences

A male from Wirral has been charged with a number of offences in relation to fraud and driving offences.

Officers were on patrol in Moreton, when a vehicle was stopped. The male driver produced a driving licence to officers. Checks showed that it was a fraudulent driving licence, which was purchased online.

The driver had not passed a driving theory or driving test. There also was no insurance on the vehicle.

He was arrested and taken to a local police station for interview. He has been charged with producing a fraudulent identity document with intent to deceive, driving without a driving licence and driving without insurance.

He has been bailed to appear in court on 14 September.

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