This is the birkenhead.news weekly round-up of police activity in and around Wirral during the previous seven days.
Teenagers assaulted in Bromborough
Merseyside Police is appealing for information after three teenagers were assaulted in Wirral.
At around 6.30pm on Friday 27 May, a 17-year-old male was assaulted by a group of males close to Tebay Retail Park in Bromborough and hit over the head with a weapon.
A short time later two 16-year-old males were in Eastham country park when they were approached by what is believed to be the same group of males and assaulted.
Roadside enforcement conducted on Borough Road
A number of drivers were reported for a variety of offences including excess speed and licence/insurance offences during enforcement by the Merseyside Police Road Policing Unit in Birkenhead.
Knife Angel sculpture set for Birkenhead
A 27-foot-high sculpture of an angel is set to come to Wirral in July as part of a nationwide campaign tour highlighting the reality of knife and other violent crime.
The Knife Angel will be visiting Birkenhead between 1 and 31 July 2022 as part of its National Anti-Violence Tour. It will be located at the Grand Entrance to Birkenhead Park.
The Knife Angel is a huge, stunning contemporary sculpture of an angel made out of 100,000 confiscated knives received from 43 Police Forces across the UK. It weighs in at a hefty 3.5 tonnes.
Overweight vehicle stopped in Wallasey
This vehicle was stopped on Dock Road, Wallasey during the morning of Friday 3 June.
It was found to be 20% over its weight limit The driver was fined and the load removed to ensure it was safe for the road
Man charged with racially aggravated assault in Rock Ferry
Merseyside Police has charged a 40-year-old man with racially aggravated assault, religious aggravated assault and two public orders following an incident at a takeaway in Rock Ferry.
Officers were called to the takeaway on Bedford Road at around 8.30pm on Friday 25 March, following reports that a man shouted racial slurs at a member of staff before approaching the counter and assaulting him.
The customer, who entered the takeaway with his dog, was reported to have directed racial slurs at a member of staff before approaching the counter and headbutting him, then leaving on foot.
Driver caught speeding on M53
The light coloured vehicle passed an unmarked traffic car on the M53 at excess speed.
The average speed measured over a third of a mile was 87mph.
The vehicle was stopped and driver reported.
Drink driver caught speeding at 100mph
Merseyside Police spotted another speeding driver on the M53.
This one was driving in excess of 100mph and when stopped.
The driver provided a positive breathalyser reading of 54 and was taken into custody.
Driver fails to stop after collision with motorcycle in Birkenhead
Police are in attendance in Birkenhead following a report of a collision during the afternoon of Tuesday 31 May.
At around 4pm, police received a report of a collision between a Ford Fiesta car and a motorbike.
Emergency services attended and the two males on the motorbike, a rider and passenger, were taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Warning over motorway middle lane hogging
Hogging the middle lane while driving on a motorway can land you with a £100 fine and three penalty points on your driving licence.
However, some drivers travel in the middle lane whether they’re overtaking other vehicles or not. This is middle lane hogging.
Middle lane hogging is classed as a traffic offence under ‘careless driving’ legislation and is therefore illegal.
The highway code states that you should “Keep in the left lane unless overtaking. If you are overtaking, you should return to the left lane when it is safe to do so.”
Ask your questions about Merseyside Police’s work to prevent crime
Merseyside’s Police Commissioner is inviting people to submit their questions about the force’s work to prevent crime and stop vulnerable people being drawn into the criminal justice system ahead of her next public Scrutiny Meeting.
Emily Spurrell is responsible for holding the Chief Constable, Serena Kennedy, to account for delivering on her policing and community safety priorities and maintaining an efficient and effective police service in Merseyside.
One of the ways the Police Commissioner undertakes this crucial role is through quarterly public Scrutiny Meetings, which include questions submitted by the public which she then puts to the Chief Constable and her Chief Officer team.
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