Wirral Police weekly news round-up, 3 September 2022

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

Fraudster who stole over £36,000 from pensioner jailed

A fraudster who stole over £36,000 from a pensioner was jailed on Friday 2 September for five years and three months.

Andrew Evans, 55, of no fixed abode, but formerly of West Kirby, called at the home of the man, now in his 80s, pretending to be a self-employed campervan salesman who was still employed by a legitimate firm that the pensioner had previously dealt with.

He told the pensioner that he could get him a new camper van for £38,000 with £13,000 cashback and a deal was agreed.

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Stolen vehicles recovered

The picture above shows two stolen vehicles that have been recovered in Wirral.

A police spokesperson said, “Working closely with our Community Officers from TeamBeb have located and recovered a stolen motorbike in the Bebington area. Investigations are now progressing to identify the individuals involved”

In a separate incident, a stolen MG was found by Wirral Targeted officers. After a short pursuit by Targeted officers, assisted by the Roads Policing Unit, two people, a male and a female, were arrested for multiple offences including burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving and driving whilst disqualified.

The male has since been charged for the offences and remanded for court.

Two victims attacked in ‘vicious and unprovoked’ assault in Birkenhead Park

Merseyside Police is appealing for information following an assault of two teenagers in Birkenhead Park last month.

At around 5.30pm on Thursday 18 August, the two victims, aged 17 and 19, were with friends near to the duckpond when they approached by a group of 4-5 males in dark clothing who shouted insults.

They were followed and one approached one of the victims and struck him on the head, before he was kicked and punched by others, resulting in injuries to his face, arm and knee.

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Counterfeit cigarettes seized

Various stores in the Birkenhead area have been visited by officers after receiving intelligence from the local community that they were selling counterfeit cigarettes and selling tobacco products to underage persons.

Officers were accompanied by Wirral Council Trading Standards, WAGGS Tobacco Dog, and United Utilities.

A number of counterfeit cigarettes were seized. The owners of each store will be dealt with via Wirral Council Trading Standards and some are to also be dealt with via United Utilities revenue.

Birkenhead woman charged with robbery of elderly man


On Thursday 1 September, a woman was charged with robbery after an elderly man suffered an injury to his head. 

On Monday 22 August it was reported that a woman forced her way into an address around 2pm causing a man inside to bang his head.

The woman then stole a quantity of cash before leaving the property. 

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Wirral men amongst five charged over stabbing in Chester

Detectives investigating a serious assault in Chester have now charged five men in connection with the incident.

At around 9.35pm on Wednesday 11 August 2021, police and paramedics were called to reports of an incident at the Leadworks Park, on Leadworks Lane.

Officers attended the scene and found that a 38-year-old local man had been stabbed. The victim was taken to the Countess of Chester Hospital for treatment and has since made a full recovery.

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