Wirral Police weekly news round-up, 26 November 2022

This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of police activity in and around Wirral during the previous seven days. Due to there being no round up last week, we have included news items from the last 14 days.

Family pay tribute to ‘loving and caring’ Wallasey girl killed in M6 collision

The family of a three-year-old girl killed in a collision on the M6 in Lancashire, have paid a loving and heartfelt tribute to her.

Faye Dawson, of Wallasey, died on Saturday evening after the car she was travelling in collided with another car on the southbound carriageway of the M6 near Leyland.

The tribute released by her family said, “Our beautiful Faye Grace, words will never express the heartache we are all going through since you were tragically taken from us.”

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Woman jailed for robbing pensioner in his home

A woman who robbed an 86-year-old man at his home in Birkenhead has been sentenced.

Angela Burns, 53, of Birkenhead, was sentenced to six years imprisonment followed by four years extended licence at Liverpool Crown Court on Monday 14 November, after being found guilty of robbery.

On 22 August this year, Burns knocked on the door of her victim before pushing him backwards, resulting in the pensioner sustaining a head injury.

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Tree saplings deliberately damaged

Can you please help and identify the mindless person(s) responsible for the deliberate damage caused to the saplings in the images? The location is Bentinck Street, Birkenhead.

Please call 101 and quote reference 22000864917.

Oxton man jailed for theft, burglary, and fraud

A man from Oxton has been sentenced for a series of thefts, burglary, and fraud.

Terrence Griffiths, 53, of Cearns Road, Oxton, was sentenced to 52 weeks imprisonment at Wirral Magistrates Court on Tuesday 22 November after pleading guilty to multiple offences.

Over the course of several weeks since 8 October, Griffiths targeted convenience stores in the Oxton and Claughton areas.

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Pupils carry out driver Speed Watch checks

Earlier this week, Mini-Police from St. George’s Primary School in Wallasey Village spent the afternoon with police officers from Team Wallasey, Merseyside Road Safety Partership, and Wirral Council.

The pupils were carrying out Speed Watch checks in the Claremount/Lyndhurst Road area, as part of their Road Safety campaign.

Drivers who were recorded as travelling over the speed limit will be receiving a speed awareness letter and specially designed road safety infographic from the Mini-Police.

Man arrested in connection of murder of Jacqueline Rutter

Detectives have arrested a man in connection with the fatal shooting of 53-year-old Jacqueline Rutter in Wirral last month.

The man, 24 and from Birkenhead, was arrested earlier this week and has been released on conditional bail pending further enquiries.

Two further men previously arrested, aged 44 and 52, remain on conditional bail.

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Closure order granted on former town centre hotel

Wirral Anti-Social Behaviour Team obtained a Full Closure Order last week on a Birkenhead property that had become a hotspot for nuisance and criminality.

The order on the former Central Hotel on Clifton Crescent in Birkenhead town centre – the second such action taken on the property in the last 18 months – was sought following reports from local people that the property had once again been targeted for anti-social behaviour.

Complaints were received about ongoing criminality, with regular reports of drug dealing and criminal damage taking place from the property.

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Large cannabis farm in Birkenhead closed down

Three men were arrested on Thursday 17 November, after a cannabis farm was found in a warehouse in Birkenhead.

At around 9.25am, officers attended a property on Lorn Street and discovered more than 2,500 cannabis plants in various stages of growth in 12 rooms and three drying rooms, along with growing equipment.

Three men aged 33, 43 and 40 years, all of no fixed address, were arrested at the scene on suspicion of cultivating cannabis. The suspects are still in police custody.

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Submit your questions for Merseyside Police’s Chief Constable

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

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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