Wirral Police weekly news round-up, 27 May 2023

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

Wallasey woman’s dog became emaciated due to neglect

A woman who let her dog become emaciated over several weeks until every bone on her skeleton was prominent, has been given a suspended prison sentence and banned from keeping animals for six years.

Tobias Rae, of Wallasey, had admitted causing unnecessary suffering to Dottie, who was so thin that a vet was able to place her fingers around the dog’s abdomen.

The three-year-old dog, who had “all but given up”, has since gone on to make a full recovery in the care of the RSPCA’s Wirral & Chester branch at their centre in Cross Lane, Wallasey.

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Former Brookside actor guilty of injuring two girls by careless driving

Former Brookside actor Louis Emerick Grant has pleaded guilty to two counts of causing serious injury to two 12-year-old girls by careless/inconsiderate driving.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said that Mr Grant, 64, of Liscard, who starred in the Liverpool-based soap opera, caused serious injury to the two girls when they were hit by the car he was driving on Poulton Road in Wallasey on 2 October 2022.

Mr Grant was driving his Honda car as the two friends started to cross Poulton Road around 5.15pm. They were heading to a shop on the other side of the road.

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Teacher banned for life after asking students to perform sex acts

A Merseyside teacher has been banned from the classroom for life after he was said to have kissed a student, placed her hand on his genitals, and asked pupils to perform sex acts on him.

Lee Myers, a former ICT teacher, is not permitted to teach anywhere in England after a teacher misconduct panel found his actions while working at the Oldershaw School in Wallasey amounted to unacceptable professional conduct and bringing the profession into disrepute, having used his position to exploit a student and engage in conduct of a sexual nature with her.

Mr Myers, 43, was employed at the Wallasey school between 2008 and 2016, having spent six years in a similar position at Halewood Academy. A series of more than two dozen allegations of misconduct were proven against the former teacher during a professional hearing earlier this year.

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Flytipping in woodland slammed as ‘disgusting’

Flytipping in a bluebell woodland in rural Wirral has been slammed as “disgusting” by people in the area.

The waste was recently dumped in woodland off Brimstage Lane in south Wirral in “a spot regularly used by criminals to illegally dump waste” according to a local councillor.

Latest government statistics show there were 3,820 cases of flytipping recorded in Wirral between April 2021 and March 2022, a decrease from 4,835 the year before.

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Cannabis farm raided in Liscard precinct

A man has been arrested and drugs were seized after a warrant was executed at a disused bank in Liscard on Thursday 25 May.

Just after 9pm, officers carried out the law enforcement operation at a site in Liscard shopping precinct.

On gaining entry officers found seven growing rooms over four floors of the building, with 275 cannabis plants discovered.

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Brackenwood Golf Course vandalised

A closed Wirral golf course has been seriously vandalised for the second time this month.

Brackenwood Golf Course in Bebington was closed last year as part of the council’s budget cuts.

Since then the course has been managed for free by volunteers at the golf club there while they wait for Wirral Council to decide whether to allow it to move into community hands.

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Woman charged following drink drive collision

A woman has been charged following a road traffic collision on Thursday 25 May.

At around 5.20pm, there was a collision involving two vehicles on Arrowe Park Road and a woman in her 40s sustained minor injuries.

Michelle Ord, 45, of Leasowe, has been charged with driving a motor vehicle when the alcohol level was above the limit.

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