This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of police activity in and around Wirral during the previous seven days.
Detectives investigating the murder of Elle Edwards in Wallasey on Christmas Eve arrested a man in Wirral on Thursday 26 January 2023.
A warrant was carried out in the Barnston area and a 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and assisting an offender.
He was taken to a police station for questioning.
Officers have arrested a man following the discovery of suspected drugs in Wirral on Tuesday 24 January.
At around 3.10pm, officers were on patrol on Borough Road in Tranmere when they noticed a man in a Ford Focus car acting suspiciously.
Following a stop and search of the vehicle, officers found a small amount of suspected amphetamine, a burner phone and money.
A couple from Birkenhead have been given suspended jail sentences after their bulldog puppy starved to death in appalling conditions in their flat after they moved half a mile away and left her behind.
The decomposing body of eight-month-old Coco was discovered at the flat in Dorset Gardens, Birkenhead on May 12 last year surrounded by bags of rubbish and children’s toys.
The bulldog puppy had been ‘effectively abandoned’ at the property when they moved out, with only occasional and intermittent visits to provide her with food and water.
Liverpool and Wirral Coroner’s Office is appealing for help to find the family of a lady from Hoylake who has died.
Ana Marcroft, 83 years, of Market Street, sadly died on 11 January after being involved in a road traffic collision in Hoylake.
Anyone who knows the next-of-kin of Ms Marcroft is asked to contact Coroners officer Sophie Davies on 0151 351 0933 or email email@example.com
A Three-Year Football Banning Order has been issued to an Everton supporter following a Premier League game last year.
On Saturday 5 November 2022, during the Everton vs Leicester City game at Goodison Park, an Everton supporter shouted racial abuse at a Leicester City fan. A steward and police officer responded to the incident, assisted by fans nearby and Gillespie was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated public order.
Matthew Gillespie, 32, from Bebington pleaded guilty on Monday 23 January at South Sefton Magistrates Court.
Officers have arrested three people following an incident in Rock Ferry on Tuesday 24 January.
At around 4pm, officers sighted two men in a suspected drugs transaction in Rock Lane East. Three people were detained during the incident.
Drugs, cash, a knuckle duster, and other paraphernalia were found following a search of a location nearby.
A second man has appeared in court in connection with an attempted murder in Ellesmere Port.
The investigation relates to a serious assault on an 18-year-old man in Worcester Walk in Ellesmere Port on Thursday 14 July.
Thomas Byrne, 31 from HMP Leeds, was summonsed to appear at Warrington Magistrates Court on 24 January to face the charge of section 18 assault.
Merseyside’s Police Commissioner is looking for compassionate, community-spirited people to volunteer for her Independent Custody Visitor (ICV) scheme.
Emily Spurrell is looking to recruit more volunteers to make a contribution to policing by joining this important scheme which sees members of the public check on the welfare and wellbeing of people detained in police custody.
Independent Custody Visitors or ICVs have an independent role, checking that people held in police cells and who are not yet convicted of any offence, are being properly treated.
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