This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of police activity in and around Wirral during the previous seven days.
A Wirral man has been sentenced to eight years and eight months in prison as part of the Merseyside Police response to Operation Venetic.
Operation Venetic is an international operation targeting criminals who used a mobile encryption service, commonly referred to as Encrochat, in an attempt to evade detection.
Ryan Pugh, 34, of Bromborough pleaded guilty and was sentenced for conspiracy to supply multi-kilo quantities of cocaine and cannabis at Liverpool Crown Court on Thursday 20 October.
Merseyside Police is appealing for information after a teenage boy was stabbed in the leg in Birkenhead on Saturday 22 October.
At around 7pm, police received a report that a 16-year-old boy had been stabbed in his left thigh and slashed across the face following a dispute with a group of males near McDonalds on Grange Road.
The victim went inside the restaurant for help and was taken to hospital where he received treatment for his injuries.
Detectives are appealing for more information following a burglary at a store in Liscard in the early hours of Tuesday morning (25 October).
At around 5.30am officers received a report that a group of offenders broke into an ATM room at the Asda Store on Seaview Road.
No items were taken during the incident and officers are continuing to carry out witness enquiries and analyse CCTV footage in the area.
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service (MFRS) is calling on people to “think twice” before putting their community at risk over the Bonfire period.
Each year over the Bonfire period, MFRS is called out to a large amount of wheelie bin fires, bonfires, and other deliberately-set fires.
In 2021’s bonfire period between 19 October and 7 November, MFRS was called out to 218 fires of this type known as ‘secondary’ fires. This uses up valuable and limited resources and takes crews away from responding to more serious and possibly life-threatening incidents.
A Wirral man has been jailed for 15 years and 10 months for the murder of his wife.
Police were called to a flat in Vittoria Court, on Vittoria Close, Birkenhead, at around 7.15pm on Thursday 12 May this year to a report of concern for the welfare of 62-year-old Karen Wheeler.
Paramedics attended but Mrs Wheeler was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of death was given as blunt force trauma.
Police are appealing for witnesses and video footage following reports of pedestrians on the M53 at Ellesmere Port.
At around 4.50pm on Thursday 27 October, officers received multiple calls from motorists reporting up to four pedestrians on the southbound carriageway between junctions 9, the Boat Museum, and junction 10, Cheshire Oaks.
The callers reported seeing two stationary vehicles on the hard shoulder, with two men and a woman standing next to them.
Detectives are appealing for more information after a teenage boy was assaulted in Birkenhead.
At around 8.30pm on Wednesday 26 October, officers were called to a report of an assault on Park Road North.
It was reported that a group of boys who were riding pedal bikes were chased by males in a white vehicle.
Merseyside Police has arrested a man and seized cash, drugs and other paraphernalia following a stop check in Oxton on Monday 24 October.
At around 5.30pm, officers sighted a car travelling at speed, which was stopped on Palm Grove. A search located a large quantity of suspected cocaine, cash, scales and other items (pictured). The driver was also tested in a roadside drugs wipe.
Officers investigating a burglary in Ellesmere Port are appealing for information from members of the public.
At around 7.34pm on Tuesday 25 October, two unknown offenders are believed to have gained entry to a property on Westminster Road whilst the occupants were out.
When the residents returned, the pair quickly left the address through the downstairs window.
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