Wirral Police weekly news round-up 26 February 2022

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

Birkenhead woman jailed for burglary at home of vulnerable person

Laura Gibson, aged 35, of Birkenhead, was jailed for 38 months after admitting burglary at Liverpool Crown Court on Thursday 17 February.

On three occasions in October 2021, Gibson was reported to have stolen cash and a bank card from a vulnerable male at an address on Rodney Street, Birkenhead. 

Following extensive enquiries by police, Gibson was arrested on 27 October. She was later charged and remanded into custody. 

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Police Commissioner sets budget to help Merseyside Police rebuild in the year ahead

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner has set and approved a budget that will allow Merseyside Police to continue to rebuild during 2022/23.

The Commissioner, Emily Spurrell, held a special public budget meeting with Chief Constable Serena Kennedy at her offices on Mather Avenue at which the financial plans for the year ahead were considered and approved.

Over the last two years, the Commissioner and the Chief Constable have accelerated the force’s recruitment drive to bring 665 new police officers into the force – well ahead of Government targets.

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Next of kin appeal – Kenneth Maher

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

Kenneth Maher,  aged 48, sadly died at his home in Cartmel Close, Birkenhead, on Thursday 10 February.

There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.  

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Wirral man in court on cocaine and heroin charge

A Wirral man has been charged with conspiracy to supply heroin, cocaine and cannabis using the Encrochat encrypted messaging platform.

John Hassall, 52 years, of Birkenhead, has been charged with conspiracy to import a controlled class B drug (cannabis) with intent to evade a prohibition/restriction, conspiracy to supply class A (cocaine and heroin) and class B drugs (cannabis).

Hassall was remanded into custody and appeared at Wirral Magistrates Court on Thursday 24 February. 

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Roadside checks at Wallasey Tunnel lead to arrests

Road Policing Unit officers implemented a roadside checksite at the Kingsway Tunnel which resulted in 6 arrests for drug drive offences, 1 disqualified driver reported, 43 traffic offence reports, 6 vehicles seized, 3 roadside prohibitions and £3000 seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Next of kin appeal – Paul ‘Jack’ Haslam

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

Liverpool and Wirral Coroner’s Office is appealing to find the family of Paul Haslam, 68, of Old Chester Road, Bebington.

Paul Haslam, who was also known as Jack, sadly passed away at his home on Old Chester Road, Bebington, Friday 4 February.

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Landrover recorvered in Bromborough

This drivers idea of having a Sunday drive in the mud on land off Riverbank Road in Bromborough didn’t quite go to plan and the car had to be recovered by passing police.

Free weekly kids football training at the Oval

Local officers hold weekly football training sessions at The Oval Sports Centre, Bebington.

The free football training sessions are available for all children aged 11-16 years old.

There is no subscription, no fee, just turn up! These events are held every Friday between 17:30-19:30 and are supported by Wirral Borough Council and Mid Wirral Crime Prevention Panel.

New Street Safe tool

StreetSafe is a service that allows the public to tell police about places where they feel unsafe – whether because of street lighting, vandalism, abandoned buildings or something else.

You can report any concerns to police via their website https://www.merseyside.police.uk/notices/street-safe/street-safe/

Some images and information used with kind permission from Wirral Police/Merseyside Police.

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