Wirral Police weekly news round-up, 29 April 2023

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

Boy assaulted by group of youths wearing balaclavas

Merseyside Police is appealing for witnesses following a report of an assault at Birkenhead bus station on Sunday 23 April.

Police received a report that at around 9.15pm, a 14-year-old boy was waiting for a bus when he was approached by four boys who assaulted him.

The offenders, believed to be around 13-years-old and wearing balaclavas, made off from the scene when a vehicle pulled up and the driver shouted for them to stop.

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Reports of young people killing birds and squirrels in Eastham Country Park


Officers have received reports of young people indiscriminately killing birds and squirrels in Eastham Country Park.

If you have witnessed any of this behaviour please DM the Merseyside Police control room’s Facebook page Merseyside Police Contact Centre  or call 101 quoting ref 23000346261.

Merseyside Police hold ‘Street Surgery’ in Moreton

Local Officers for the Moreton area held a ‘Street Surgery’ alongside Community Connectors from Involve Northwest this week.

The team met with members of the Community, providing them with crime prevention tools and advice.

Wirral man subject to a Sexual Risk Order

A Sexual Risk Order has been secured against a man from the Wirral.

The order was granted on Thursday 13 April following a one-day hearing before District Judge Healey sitting at Wirral Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 4 April.

During the hearing, the Court heard how the man has been a suspect in a number of sexual assault cases involving women in Cheshire and Merseyside.

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Targeting persistent offenders in Birkenhead

Local Policing Inspector Greenhalgh chaired a problem-solving group (PSG) hosted by Birkenhead Park School, where all partners work together to tackle and prevent ASB/criminality.

Inspector Greenhalgh said, “We have identified a significant number of youths since the first PSG in March ’23 involved in ASB and crimes in and around Birkenhead. It is concerning that some of these youths persist and commit serious offences, including robbery. We will not tolerate this behaviour and will continue to target key individuals. Those parents who are not parenting are not supporting the wider community. This is unacceptable”.

“There are many youths who are aware of their behaviours and how they are perceived in hoods, etc, and many of them are decent, polite and respectful. These children should be praised and their parents proud of them. We continue to support and work with BPS who continue to drive standards within their students. Yesterday they were visited by our mounted colleagues who support our ‘Operation Carrabelle’ policing ASB/Criminality operations in Birkenhead.”

Merseyside Police officer arrested for suspected coercive and controlling behaviour

A Merseyside Police officer has been arrested on suspicion of coercive and controlling behaviour.

Ch Supt Jenny Wilson, the head of professional standards said a 42-year-old police officer from Merseyside was arrested on 24 February for suspected coercive and controlling behaviour.

The officer has been questioned and subsequently released on bail.

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Wirral MP hits out at ‘drastic’ cuts in police officer numbers since 2010 

Margaret Greenwood MP has criticised the government over cuts to police officer numbers on Merseyside since 2010, and she has called on ministers to improve police officer morale.

The Wirral West MP’s intervention came in response to a statement by the government’s minister for policing, Chris Philp, in which he announced that the government had met their target to recruit over 20,000 police officers since 2019 in England and Wales.

However, Margaret Greenwood told the House of Commons that, on Merseyside, there are actually more than 300 fewer police officers now than in 2010 when the Conservatives came to power.

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Full list of Wirral roads set to change to 20mph

Wirral Council is looking to introduce more 20mph speed limits.

To do this, the borough has been split into different zones, and over the next four years, the council will be looking to introduce 20mph speed limits on almost all residential roads across the borough.

As part of this process, residents will be asked for their thoughts on the schemes before they are introduced.

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